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“Amazing food in paradise!” 5 of 5 stars
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MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Turtle Point | West Gili Meno, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gili Meno
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“Amazing food in paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We spent two nights at the hotel and ate at the restaurant both nights. There is a set menu or a specials board; we ate from the specials menu on the first night and had steak which was cooked to perfection and very delicious! We ate from the specials menu on the second night and again, the food was absolutely delicious. The setting is so beautiful with the tables on the beach watching the sun go down. If you stay on Meno you really must try this restaurant - its amazing!! Many thanks to Jar!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Millymini88,

Thank you so much for your lovely review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
We are very pleased to hear that you had a such great time your stay with us.

Chef and his team in the kitchen work hard to create an interesting, varied and healthy menu.
We offer both our popular set menu but also a host of fresh daily specials using seasonal ingredients so we pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food so much.
The filet steak is indeed very tasty and very popular, one of our favourites too!
The restaurant is beautiful lit in the evening with tables sitting right on the sand close to the waters’ edge, creating unique and romantic dinner setting.

We very much hope that we can welcome you back soon to MAHAMAYA to experience some more amazing food in paradise!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Managment Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Having initially visited Mahamaya during a diving trip to the island of Gili Meno we immediately fell in love with the hotel, the Michelin Star quality food, the world class cocktails and most importantly the amazing staff. From the second you walk onto the beach at Mahamaya you are greeted with a warmth and welcome that immediately makes you feel as part of the family. The accommodation at Mahamaya is awesome with amazing architecture, rooms that are the epitomy of comfort and relaxation whilst promoting a much needed eco-friendly ethos which is not only needed on the islands to sustain their perfect environment but also the ideas of which should be taken home by all. The views from both your bed in the morning, the beach in the afternoon and the sunest in the evening are second to none and justify the contention that this boutique hotel is the only place to stay on the Gili Islands. The food provided at the restaurant is hands down the BEST food we have had whilst in Indonesia and we would both like to thank Jar for his patients and his perseverance during our cooking class. The cocktails to be tasted at Mahamaya and prepared by Fi are truly awesome and the best I have ever tasted, I would highly recommend the Sweety Queen. Finally, such awesome facilities are nothing without awesome management (David, Ali and of course Maya) and awesome staff and both myself and my wife would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Mahamaya for their excellent work in making our honemoon the most unforgettable and memorable experience ever and I am please to say that we will most definately be back!!! Rhodri and Sioned xx

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Dear Rhodri and Sioned,

Thank you so much for you amazing comments about MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
We were so happy that you decided to stay with us after your lunch day trip and spend some time during your special honeymoon with us.

Our team loved having you stay here and everyone has missed you since you left.
Our staff work and train hard in order to provide excellent service and we can only thank you for your words of such high praise for our team.

Your comments about the Michelin star food will surely make Chef Jar smile. He is a talented and creative Chef and creates new and innovative dishes daily. We will certainly tell Fi that you felt his cocktails were world-class.

We are trying hard to promote sustainable tourism and have invested heavily in modern technology to assist our eco efforts. We are pleased that this is also important to you guys as without the help and understanding of our guests then our eco efforts would not be viable.

Thank you again for such a lovely and eloquent review.
We truly hope to welcome you back one day to MAHAMAYA.
In the words of Tom Petty, I won't say goodbye my friend, for you and I will meet again.

Warmest Regards
MAHAMAYA Management Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The meaning of MahaMaya is the ultimate paradise and this is exactly what you will find :)) We stayed for 4 unforgettable days in MahaMaya.
First of all the location. MahaMaya is located on Gili Meno, a paradisiac island. No car, no motorcycle, no police... we are far from the agitation of Gili Trawagan, the nearby island. If you want to relax and disconnect from the reality, you will be at the good place.
The Boutique Resort is brand new and fits harmoniously into the surroundings. To minimise the carbon footprint, the team adopts an eco-friendly concept.
The villa is spacious and lovely decorated (as the Resort). Open-air shower, covered bathroom with toilets and washbassins, drinking fountain, air co. The bed is very comfortable. We had a very good sleep :)
From the villa as from the Resort, you have a wonderful view on the beach. You will enjoy snorkeling just in front of MahaMaya (corals, turtles, very abundant and beautiful underwater life)
Chef Jar will propose you wonderful meals. Breakfast, lunch and diner, we really enjoyed the food. Near the bar, at the terrace, along the beach, you will be free to choose the place where you would like to eat. Just before diner you may enjoy a delicious cocktail, prepared by Fi, in front of one of the most beautiful sunsets. Every evening, our table was set by Fi with flowers and candles. A perfect atmosphere to have a romantic diner :)
We had a lovely end of evening with the staff around a table by singing songs and playing guitar.
Every staff member will do his/her best to make your stay unforgettable. All of them are friendly, smiling, happy to have a chat with you. After 4 days, leaving MahaMaya was like leaving very good friend.
Our rate is double good :)) and the food "enak"... We will come back for sure !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Dear maincenta ,

Thank you so much for you lovely comments about MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.

We all enjoyed the time you spent here so much. Our staff really enjoyed your stay and the team were sad to see you leave. It so nice to hear such positive comments about our team and our food as we are all working hard to provide a high standard of service .

Thank you again for such a lovely review and we are happy you were able to relax and enjoy our ultimate paradise!
Thank you also for posting such lovely images, we especially like the photo of the 'dream team'!

We hope we can welcome you back to MAHAMAYA soon.

Warmest Regards
MAHAMAYA Management Team.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Kind staff, very confortable, perfect location (in front of a wonderful coral), wonderful view and excellent food.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Dear Ceci,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us.
It is our aim to provide complete guest satisfaction and we are very happy that we managed to make your stay so perfect.

We really hope we can welcome you back soon to MAHAMAYA.

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team.
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed in Mahamaya Boutique Resort for 2 nights and it was wonderful. the location was out of the way of the main high street of the island so nice and tranquil. The villa was brand new and incorporating an eco-friendly concept which we liked too.
The highlights were the great food, glorious view from our room, and snorkeling in front of Mahamaya. Every time we snorkeled we encountered a few turtles and they were especially magical in the evening.
The food was excellent. Thai green curry, Fish and Chips, Grilled king prawns and Banoffee pie.. all were unforgettable.
Beautiful beach resort with great service, with great quality food.. it cannot be more perfect than this.
Last but not least, the service was excellent. The staffs are all incredibly friendly and welcoming, and helped to make our holiday special and memorable.
Thank you Ali, chef Jar, Fi and everyone! We will definitely come back.


スンギギに2泊した後、マハマヤリゾートで2泊しました。 ギリ島というとベーシックな宿泊施設しかないと思っていたのですが、このマハマヤリゾートは綺麗で清潔でエアコンもついていてとても快適にゴージャスに過ごすことが出来ます。ベットも快適で、バスルームも使いやすく、アウトドアシャワーは星空を見ながらのシャワーが出来て、素敵でした。
また、このリゾートは太陽熱発電や雨水を再利用していて、エコリゾートでもあるのが嬉しいところです。
何といっても素晴らしかったのは、お食事が美味しかったこと、そして部屋から見ることのできる美しい景色です。前に広がるターコイズブルーの海は少し沖に出ればそこはまるで美しい水族館のよう。シュノーケルするたびにウミガメも見られました。
シェフはさすがにロンドンの高級ホテルで10年間勤務されていただけあって、お料理がどれも美味しかった。特にお勧めは全て最初から作ったというタイグリーンカレーと本場さながらのフィッシュアンドチップス。大きなエビのグリルも美味しかった。そして気に入って何度も頼んでしまった英国のお菓子、バノフィーパイは最高でした。ベーシックな料理しか期待していなかったギリ島、嬉しい驚き&発見でした。
ギリに泊まるのであれば、絶対ここMahamaya Boutique Resortがおススメです!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Dear unmk,

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed such a great time with us during your stay.
We are pleased you enjoyed the tranquility of our surroundings together with our modern design and our eco efforts.

Our team work very hard to ensure all our guests have a great time with us and we are very happy to hear that our staff were able to make your stay so special.
We will pass on all your comments to the whole team and we'll also pass on your high praise for our food to chef Jar in the kitchen.

We truly hope that we can welcome you back to MAHAMAYA again very soon.

Warmest Regards
MAHAMAYA Management Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

We stumbled across Mahamaya whilst on our honeymoon and were so glad we did. We stayed for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer.

The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming and really helped make our honeymoon special.

The villas are really comfortable with lovely views of the beach and we couldn't have asked for a better setting to wake up to every morning.

The food is amazing and the best we had in Lombok. It's authentic Indonesian food and great value - they even made us a special nasi goreng for our last breakfast on the beach. We also had the celebration meal which was fantastic and very romantic!

We also loved the cocktails made by Fi!

Overall we couldn't recommend Mahamaya enough - it was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon! Thanks to the whole Mahamaya team and we'll see you again as soon as we can make it back!

Matt and Emily

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Dear Matt and Emily,

Thank you very much for you lovely words about MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
We are very happy that you found us and that you enjoyed staying with us so much.

We will pass on your comments to our whole team who work very hard to make everyones stay here very special. Chef will be very pleased to hear such great praise for his food and Fi will be especially happy that you enjoyed his cocktails.

It's is so nice for us to hear that we were the highlight of your honeymoon.
We very much hope to welcome you back to MAHAMAYA in the near future.

Warmest Regards
MAHAMAYA Management Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights after a hectic week of business in Bali. The service was excellent and we felt quite pampered; when we were relaxing in the hut overlooking the sea, chef Jar brought us delicious fruit skewered on ice with chilled water as he thought we might enjoy it. The managers of the resort, David and Ali, each brought us afternoon tea (unrequested but very much enjoyed!).
We dined on freshly caught seafood both nights which was expertly cooked by chef Jar. Vian and Fi provided excellent service and conversation as they served us dinner by candlelight on the beach. Perfect!

The room was very clean and a very comfortable bed. My only quibble would be that I felt like fresh air at night but there were no louvre windows with fly screens so the windows couldn't open. There was only air conditioning so I felt a little 'closed in' when I would probably have been happier with a fan and fresh air.

This is by far the best resort on Gili Meno, (we walked around the island one morning and it is a fascinating experience). We really did relax and enjoyed our very brief stay. It was excellent value for money and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Dear Relaxetta,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
It is so very nice for us to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay recently.
We are pleased that you enjoyed the comlimentary afternoon tea in your villa each afternoon.

Chef Jar will be very happy to hear such great comments about food at MAHAMAYA.
We will pass on your kind praise to our whole team.

The villas are fitted with modern AC units that can be fully temparature controlled. Some of the windows in the villa are fixed for privacy but the large double windows do open fully to allow air circulation. The windows and the front double doors also have a muslin screen to provide protection and privacy. We would happily have provided a fan on request if this was preferable.

We are so happy to you had such an enjoyable stay with us and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to MAHAMAYA soon for some more relaxtion.

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team.
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Address: Turtle Point | West Gili Meno, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Meno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gili Meno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The meaning of MAHAMAYA is ultimate paradise. And that's exactly what you'll find at our hip, eco-friendly resort. So if you're looking for the perfect, leave-it-all-behind, luxury beach destination, we'll be delighted to welcome you to the idyllic island of Gili Meno. ... more   less 
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