Divine Divers Useful Information
The beautiful island of Gili Meno is located just a boatride away from Bali. It’s part of the amazing island of Lombok, east of Bali. Well known for its beautiful beaches, pristine blue waters and amazing marine life. It still remains a place to be discovered by mass-tourism.
Motorbikes and cars are not allowed on the island. The only means of transportation are horse-carts and pushbikes. It’s one of the main reasons why the Gili Islands are heaven for tranquillity seekers and widely appreciated by visitors.
Gili Meno has a population of about 300 locals. The interior of the island is mostly palm trees surrounded by grass which is kept neat by cows munching lazily in the shade. The relaxed pace of life and the community feeling on the island is really special.
In Gili Meno, where fresh water is shipped in from Lombok, eco-friendly practices are not an option. It is a necessity.
The East side is ‘’downtown’ Meno. The harbour of Meno is based here. Here you will find most accommodation build on top of eachother , some useful shops and the doctors clinic. There are 2 atm machines on this side of the island.
The West side is where our shop is based, on Sunset Beach. Accommodation here is more diverse and spread out. The scenery is more tranquile and most visitors tell us this is the best part of the island. There is plenty of choice for restaurants and bars plus some shops for the daily necessities.
How to get to Divine Divers:
Airplane to Lombok (LOP)
Lombok has an International Airport with direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Denpasar & Jakarta and even Australia.
The airport is about 1,5 hours by car/taxi to the harbours of Lombok to get on a boat to Gili Meno.
- By Boat from Lombok
From the harbours Teluk Nara or Teluk Kodek you can charter a speedboat directly to Divine Divers.
This is the most convenient way of getting to our shop, especially if you carry a lot of luggage. The speedboat-ride should be around 40us$ one way ( 2016 )
From Bangsal harbour there are public boats departing at 9:00, 14:00 & 17:00. These departure times are an indication, not fixed times. Ticket price is 25.000 rph per person (Januari 2016). Be aware that drop off point is Gili Meno Harbour. Our shop is located on the West side of Meno, a 25 minute walk or take our local taxi……horse and carriage. Set price for the horse carriage is 80.000 for 2 pax (2016)
- By Boat from Bali:
Most fastboats from Bali will drop you off at Gili Trawangan. Fastboat tickets can be arranged by almost all hotels Hotels in Bali. The prices change a lot depending on season. Oneway trip to Meno should be around 30 us$ at the moment(jan 2016).
Once arrived on Gili Trawangan you have 2 options:
1. Get on a hopping island boat to Gili Meno. Ask at the public ticket office when the next boat will depart.
2. You can charter a private boat to take you across. Our resort is just 5 minutes away by boat and they can drop you of in front of our door!
The second option is the easier option thus a bit more expensive. Try to get some people together also destined for meno and share the cost of the boat. Should be around 15 us$ one-way. Negotiating the price with a smile helps a lot!,
Information for when you are here:
There can be some mosquitos in Gili Meno, especially during rainy season but there is no Malaria on Gili Meno. It is still a good idea to bring some mosquito repellent with you, although it is being sold on the island as well.
Divine Divers Resort doesn’t offer any snorkel tours. There’s an agreement that the local busineses take care of that but we can help you arrange it once you are here.
There are 2 ATM’s in the harbour of Gili Meno. It’s always a good idea to have other payment options or even get some cash while in Bali/Lombok.
At Divine Divers Resort we accept Master & Visa card but also cash Rph, Usd or Euro.
The Western owned hotels & restaurants offer credit card facilities but most local restaurants do not accept credit cards.
Dive and Stay on Gili Meno
- Making a Booking
When making a booking through our book & pay button your credit card details will ensure your booking at Divine Divers.
When making a booking through email we ask for a 50% deposit to be paid through:
-Dutch bank account (Euro) or
-Indonesian bank (Rph)
All transaction fees will be incurred by customer.
The booking will be made final when we received the deposit payment. Reservation will be deleted if deposit has not been received within 7 days after making the booking.
The balance can be paid on arrival at the resort.
Divine Divers Resort accepts cash payments in Rph, USD & Euro’s. Next to that we accept Master & Visa card (3% bank charge).
- CANCELLATION TERMS:
50% of the total price will be charged when cancelling after reservation, the total price will be charged when cancelling in the 30 days before arrival or in case of a no-show.
- CHECK IN/CHECK OUT:
Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 10:00
We try to be as flexible as possible with the check in & check out times.
We reserve the right to refuse people staying at our resort if their behavior is disruptive or abusive towards other guests and/or our staff or if they are using or handling illegal substances. You may be evicted from the accommodation and no refunds or compensation will be issued.
Dives booked are not transferable to other customers. By booking a fundive package you state that you are a certified diver and that your last dive was recently (less then 1 year ago). If you have not been diving recently please inquire about our refresher course before booking.