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 include a juice bar (raw food options and traditional indonesian dishes), daily yoga classes, internet access, bicycles, snorkeling equipment, local fishing boat for rent and more...
Kike and his magical oasis were great! We stayed in the terrace room, which was the perfect combination between rustic and luxurious and zen - a very interesting and relaxing atmosphere that perfectly matches the laid-back, quiet and peaceful vibes of Gili Meno. Unfortunately we didn't have time to do any yoga, but we had many delicious smoothies - yum! The food on Gili Meno was also unbelievable - especially Sasak's Cafe, where they play music every night. Overall,
I would highly, highly recommend MaoMeno. Just to note, bring a flashlight, as you'll be waking through the woods on a dirt path in the dark for a good 10-15 minutes sometimes. It's all part of the experience :) Meno is the closest thing I've seen to paradise!
Kike has been a warm and helpful Host. We really enjoyed staying at his place. Thanks for all!
Mao meno is amazing! The room was perfect! It had a beautiful outdoor space, netting for sleeping and an outdoor bathroom. I felt close to nature and it was beautiful. Meno is the perfect island for quiet retreat. The yoga classes at meno were awesome and the people so friendly. Very comfortable! I will be back
Let's just say that Lucy the host was having a bad day and that's the reason why she provided us with an atrocious and unforgettable experience. So I will just concentrate on the bungalow. We were surprised with the fact that there were very few pics of the Terrace Bungalow... Now we know why... The bungalow was in terrible shape, (we share some pics on Tripadvisor and (website hidden)) dirty mosquito net, disgusting smell in the bathroom, etc. The location was not so bad, once you found the place, which was pretty challenging. Overall for the price it's not worth it since the island has plenty of other places right on the beach or very close to it.
Needless to say we did not stay, we are not picky at all, but it was disgusting. We chose a place call Tortuga Bungalow, 2 mins walk to the beach, new and clean, breakfast included (unlike here) AC and only 30USD per night, the cherry on the cake Bolong and his family are the most welcoming people ever!
Maybe this place is not "so bad" but for the price... Trust me, you can do much much better. By the way,.. we asked for a refund and the answer was no, It is a shame because we were traveling on a tight budget but we just could not stay here.
We had a great day in kyke's house, in the middle of the jungle. Kyke gives us many advices. Thxs
What a Great place for the best Relaxing experience! If you want to spend a couple of days (or weeks, hell make it months!:) ) doing nothing but practicing yoga, enjoying peaceful temper of the ocean, living in the middle of the forest, among just a few locals, cows, geckos, butterflies and so on, meeting incredible sunsets and just breathing the energy of this world, then this is the right place to stay!
We hadn't have an opportunity to meet Kike, so we can't say much about him. But we can say a lot about Lucy! She was the best host we ever had! So attentive, so supportive, so helpful, and so smiley :)) She's shining with the positive energy and always sharing it with others! Her yoga classes were Amazing! Oh, and muesli was divine, you can not leave without asking a recipe:)
If you are a cat lover be sure to pay some attention to naughty fury ball, that is Putri:)
We had a wonderful and relaxing 2 week stay at Mao Meno! Mao Meno is surrounded only by nature, in a very peaceful and tranquil environment. The bungalow is well designed, clean and simple with a good mosquito net over the bed. The outdoor bathroom is cool, we got used to the cold saltwater showers, they were quite refreshing in the November heat. The water does has a sulphur odour as it comes from the ground, but you can opt for freshwater at a small cost.
We loved seeing the sky full of stars at night and waking up to the sounds of nature in the morning - birds, large geckos with a unique sound and cows. There is a beautiful & large yoga & meditation area in front of the bungalow. Lucy looked like an amazing yoga teacher, highly recommend this place if you want a yoga or meditation retreat!
Gili Meno is a beautiful and quiet tiny island paradise. We loved exploring all the different snorkelling spots around the island, thanks Kike & Lucy on tips on where the best snorkelling was and for lending us your water shoes, we loved the snorkelling, pretty amazing!
Kike and Lucy are such lovely, down to earth people and great hosts! We enjoyed their company & the delicious breakfasts they made us. And we enjoyed hanging out with the 1 month old kitty and its mum and seeing it grow over the 2 weeks, just adorable!
The bungalow's location is in the middle of nature, but the walk to the beach and restaurants is not far, 5 to 10 minutes walk to the beach depending which side you choose to go to. The West (approx. 5mins) and North (approx. 25 mins) have great snorkelling, but if you want to lay out on the sand and swim, the south east (approx. 10mins) was pretty nice. We swam all around the island and got to see lots of turtles, thousands of beautiful fish and coloured coral.
Overall we had a wonderful stay and recommend staying at Mao Meno for nature lovers and those wanting a yoga/meditation retreat., Thank you Kike and Lucy for all your generosity and we hope to see you again one day! :)
Tip: don't forgot to bring a good torch, you will need this when walking to & from dinner at night as your path is only lit by the stars and moon! Also our favourite places to eat were Meno Dream & Warung YaYa.
If you want tranquility on a level beyond your imagination, this is the place for you! Hidden off the beaten track, Mao Meno is surrounded by nothing more than the occasional cow or two and the sweet sounds of waves crashing against the shore. Kike and Lucy are lovely souls, very friendly and willing to assist with any request!
Lucy also offers amazing yoga classes!! :)
We didn't meet Kike.
The place is really in the "Jungle" and in a really nice quiet place.
It's 15 minutes to the beach and any island's activities.
If you are scared about darkness and insects in not the place for you! Other way, is a great place to forgot your daily life.
The Bungalow was nicely decorated and comfortable but unfortunately we felt a bit left alone. The owner was not around and the two nights we stayed there we met virtually nobody. We didn't even find someone to say goodbye to - but this is no problem because you won't be able to handover the key to anybody because there are no locks.
Don't forget a torch and don't be afraid of spiders. During the relatively long walk from the beach to the place you will see quite a few eyes looking at you.
Having been to Meno a couple of years ago I can say that its still a amazing place but go there quick before the same happens to it as for Travangan.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.