Hi guys, last week we travel five days to the Gili Islands consist of three beautiful islands next to Lombok.
We take the speed boat first stop was Lombok, then Gili Air and last but not least two hours later Gili Trawangan the first stop for us. We wanted to explore as much as possible of the island so we decided to rent some bikes and drove around. We found one of the most beautiful places, you can see it on the first photo.
Two days later we move to Meno the island between Gili T and Gili Air, you can go by a boat from harbor of T for about 25.000 IDR (ca. 1,60Euro).
There we had to search for housing unfortunately in the noonday sun, we ran around the island but getting no offer for our budget, I was sweating like hell. So we took one pony buggy to search on. And I think at one of the last hotels we found a room – with a fan, from the first world war – getting used to but ok, the picture say more than thousand words (:
Meno is really quiet, you can sit at the beach, dive or walk around, thats all.
Here I snorkel for the fist time in my life, it was amazing!
One day later – we was bored stiff – we went to Gili Air, a active island with beautiful beaches. We lived under a mangotree I never ate such a fresh mango, really delicious.
If you ever got the chance – take it.
To sum up I like the trip, for my point of view you don’t have to stay over night on Meno, a day trip would be enough.
My recommendation took one of the BIG bikes with big tire, when you want to drive around the Gilis, with normal bikes it is really hard and you often have to downswing and push through the sand spots. When you see the BIG bikes you know what I mean for sure!
And if you don’t want to go home completely wet – keep the advice on the speed boat “don’t sitting here” 😀 and sit on the bottom deck (;
Have a lovely day, anja