Getting to Gili Meno
Getting to Gili Meno by Boat
Normally the boats to Gili Meno operate in the morning as the sea is calmest in the morning and stop operating before dark, especially within July to August.
Getting to Gili Meno from Bali by boat
It is absolutely possible to travel from Bali to Gili Meno by boats. The boats serve to Gili Meno from Bali are listed below:
Amed Sea Express: serve twice daily high-speed boat, from Amed on the East coast of Bali to Gili Meno.
Boats depart Amed at 10AM and 3:30PM and arrive in Gili Meno at 11:30AM and 5PM. It costs Rp 600,000 (one-way) and Rp 1,100,000 (return). You can book it online too.
Getting to Gili Meno from Lombok by Boat
You can travel to Gili Meno from Lombok by public boats. It departs from Bangsal at 10AM, 2PM and 5PM and it takes about 30 min.
The price is about Rp 14,000 at 10AM and Rp 25,000 at 2PM and 5PM. Please note that the morning boat only travel to Gili Meno when they have enough people (min 15 people).
The other option is that you take the boat from Bangsal to Gili Trawangan which has more frequent service.
Please make sure to buy your tickets from the official Koperasi Angkutan Laut Karya Bahari office to make sure you pay the official prices.
Charter boat to Gili Meno
The official charter boat service provided by Koperasi Angkutan laut Karya Bahari is permitted to carry a maximum of 12 persons.
- Bangsal to Gili Meno 1 way is Rp 170,000, return Rp 320,000
- Gili Meno to Bangsal 1 way is Rp 170,000, return Rp 320,000
- Gili Meno to Senggigi 1 way is Rp 490,000, return Rp 690,000
Informal and unofficial charters are also available from private operators to travel from Bangsal to Gili Meno.
Getting to Gili Meno from Gili Trawangan and Gili Air (Island Hopping boat)
Island hopping by Public boat (ferry)
A limited formal Island hopping boat service is provided by Koperasi Angkutan Laut Karya Bahari, this is the same local koperasi (maritime transport co-operative) that provides the Public Boat ferry service.
Here’s the schedule (as per April 2017):
In the morning:
Gili Air 8:30am – Gili Meno 8:45am
Gili T 9:00am then departs Gili T 9:30am – Gili Meno 9:45am – Gili Air 10am
In the afternoon
Gili Air 3pm – Gili Meno 3:15pm – Gili T 3:30pm then departs Gili T 4pm – Gili Meno 4:15pm – Gili Air 4:30pm
The price is Rp 35,000 Rp. Please note that the schedules might be changed from time to time depending on the weather and number of passengers. Therefore it is wise to be at the beach and wait until the boat.
Island hopping by Charter boat
There are also the charter boat services available officially provided by Koperasi Angkutan laut Karya Bahari. And they can only carry a maximum of 12 persons based on the law. Here is the price:
- Gili Air to Gili Meno 1 way is Rp 170,000, return Rp 290,000
- Gili Meno to Gili Air 1 way is Rp 170,000, return Rp 320,000
- Gili Trawangan to Gili Meno 1 way is Rp 190,000, return Rp 350,000
- Gili Meno to Gili Trawangan 1 way is Rp 195,000, return Rp 350,000
- Gili Meno to Senggigi to 1 way is Rp 490,000, return Rp 690,000
However the unofficial charter boats are also available and the prices depend on agreement.
Get around Gili Meno
It is really nice to take a pleasant walk round Gili meno which only takes about 90 minutes to walk around the entire island.
However the Cidomos (Horse carts) are available though, which is probably useful to help carrying our bags. It costs about Rp 100,000 for on trip.