Located in the paradise island of Gili Meno, maoMeno is a place for relaxation, Yoga, art and any Life affirming activities. Whether you want to rent a family house with kitchen, just a simple island hut, organize an event or join us for daily yoga classes, maoMeno provides all this.
The TERRACE BUNGALOW has a stunning sunset view over the green fields. Its traditional Lombok "Sasak style" construction has high ceilings and 100% wood. Special features including a recycled teak Balinese bed frame and a semi open attached bathroom make this bungalow unique. We invite you to shower under a rain of stars, one of the pleasures of island life.
As we have to ship our fresh water from the neighboring Island of Lombok during the dry season, it is available for showering at an extra cost of 2 euros per person/night. Otherwise, guests can enjoy the therapeutic properties of our semi-salted water. Breakfast is available at an additional cost of 3 euros per person/night. Otherwise we can provide an "a la carte" menu in our juice bar.
Our guest services (email hidden) (raw food options and traditional indonesian dishes), daily yoga classes, internet access, bicycles, snorkeling equipment, local fishing boat for rent and more...
There are no special rules in maoMeno, other than a mutual respect for each other. This includes our beautiful, unspoiled surrounding nature.
Unfortunately neither my friend nor I would recommend this stay. Firstly, we suffered various problems with it's location - getting there on arrival or going to and from the place was a nightmare. 1) the directions were appalling; advising 'ask for kike' is just not good enough. We ended up trekking with full packs in midday sun trying to find the place. 2) it was off two winding beaten narrow tracks through woodland and fields that were not accessible by horse and cart. 3) pitch black. Thank goodness for iTorches. 4) the paths then flooded. 5) because of these things, it was more than a 10m walk from the main patch - and we are fast walkers...
The Host, Mona was really lovely, welcoming, informative and kind.
The hut itself was ok but the al fresco bathroom facilities left a bad smell suggesting that the drainage is very basic. Equally, there were no locks on the doors which left us feeling a little uneasy.
We could gauge what was trying to be achieved with this resort without affecting the surrounding tranquility of Meno but Unfortunately the place seems more In 'Development' stage and even then, lacked basic things that massively improve the guest fest experience - like locks on the doors, basic lighting and a sign to it's whereabouts.
Maomeno was beautiful! We had a lovely lovely time, very quiet, very chilled, nice people around, good breakfast, very cool bungalows. The yoga classes were a highlight! Thank you so much :) Very recommended.
Tres decu et je ne le recommande pas. Nous avons au depart voulu reserver car nous avons vu de tres bon commentaires. Jai demande a plusieurs reprises si on pouvait m'envoye qq photos de la chambre(3mois a lavance) et on ma dit gentimment qu'elles etaient occuppee et que sinon il y avait pleins dautres etablissments sur lile! Deja ca c'est pas tres correct.Bref ensuite plusieurs emails ont ete envoye avec des reponses tres tardives. Enfin il faut se debrouiller seul pour arrivee car l'etablissement est pas proche de la
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Les terres. Aucune indication encore, il a fallu qu'un indonesien nous dise les panneaux a cherche est a yoga et non
Pas MaoMeno ! Mais ca encore personne aurait pu nous le dire à l'avance ?! A notre arrivee bien evidemment personne. Il a fallu qu'un personne qui travaille sur le chantier (et oui c'est en chantier) nous amene au bungalow. Le bungalow terrace est vraiment vieillissant par rapport aix photos. Une femme faisait du yoga je suppose que c'etait elle qui devait nous receptionner. Nous avons
Pas voulu la deranger. Bref apres 30min a attendre et toujours personne pour nous accueillir et nous expliquer l'etablissement nous decidons finalement d'ailler voire ailleurs comme a son premier mail. Le yoga c'est plus leur business que les chambres et c'est vraiment dommage car si nous avions eu un accueil nous serions sans doute reste. Bref nous avons pas pour habitude de mettre des mauvais commentaires mais la pas le choix, grosse deception! Au final nous avons perdu notre temps et notre argent.
On the one hand i can say, that everything was clean and the host was providing us sufficient Information where to go and what to do.
On the other hand, the negative aspects are, that there was some disgusting smells coming up from the bathroom. Furthermore the house could not be locked - at one night a cat was sitting in the bed...Moreover you have to walk 10mins to the beach. For this location the price per night is definitely too much. You can have a similar accomodation right at the beach for the same or less Money.
We would not book this house again.
Kike and his staff (and friend Lucia) are very friendly and efficient. We highly enjoyed the terrace bungalow as accommodation (it has a very comfy bed), the resort is on a nice, quiet part of the Island close to the best beach. Gili Meno is relaxing and Mao Meno is a good place to escape the chaos and noise from other parts in Indonesia.
We highly recommend the muesli for breakfast and as long as you bring a torch you can find the place when it's dark.
It was fun to sleep in the bungalow, especially with the shower and toilets outside. However, as the bungalow is "open", 2 cats entered during and ate a bird below the bed...we couldn't get rid of them...i guess this is what can happen when sleeping in the middle of the nature.
I think the price is a bit high for the island and the service (non breakfast included)
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Hi, my name is Kike, I was born in Spain. Lived part of my childhood in Morrocco, which certainly inspired me to look further on through the different paths in Life.
My girlfriend and me are currently living in Gili Meno, a paradise island, just one and a half hours from Bali (Indonesia). We have built a spacious village resort, specialized in yoga retreats and other life-celebrating activities,.
Before starting to build this place (2 years ago) I had the opportunity to travel around this beautiful world. To name some, Santa Teresa (Brasil), Byron Bay (Australia), Essaouria (Morrocco), Raja Empat (Indonesia)....Gili Meno...great places!
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