We had a fantastic time at Mahamaya and would definitely recommend both the hotel and the island Gili Meno. Unlike Gili Air and Gili T, Meno is totally unspoiled, tranquil, litter free and well... gorgeous. If you are looking for lots of nightlife, this isn't the place for you; however, if quiet walks through small villages and clean, peaceful beaches is more your thing, you will love Gili M! You could literally walk round the island and barely see another tourist and the beaches were practically yours - even in high season!
The sunsets looking out towards Agung, Bali's highest volcano, were picture perfect and happy hour is conveniently timed at sunset. Although we couldn't
resist sunset cocktails most nights, we also walked up to Diana's (bar) another lovely setting to watch sunset from.
The Mahamaya staff provides service that is second to none and they all have such sweet characters. The food is expensive (for Indonesia) but FANTASTIC !!!
We were seldom disappointed - apart from when they ran out of house red wine, which happened on a couple of occasions.
We stayed for five nights so to save some money we ate at Sunset Gecko (next door) on a number of occasions which was nice; a totally different standard to Mahamaya but for the price, it was great. Also, Mahamaya offer mainly western dishes but Sunset Gecko is great for Indonesian food.
The British owners of Mahamaya, were around most days and they were very friendly and welcoming.
Although the air con could be more powerful, the room was very comfortable. The outside shower is lovely but keep the door shut otherwise mosquitoes will get in. also, we felt that the door to the outdoor shower needed to be lockable for peace of mind. One other disappointment was the adjoining door to the neighboring room. For the price of the room, we did not expect this; on a few occasions we could hear the neighbors which annoyed us a little.
While there we went on a snorkelling trip which was excellent. We snorkeled in a range of spots and at times it felt like being in an aquarium! The water at one spot off Gili M wasn't very clean but the other 4/5 spots were crystal clear and luckily we saw a few turtles !
Overall, we had a very enjoyable and memorable time at Mahamaya and I would highly recommend the resort.
Thank you to the David, Ali and their fabulous team! :-)
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Dear Peter B,
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
We are very pleased to hear that you had a such a lovely time during your stay with us.
We are pleased to hear that you likes the peaceful tranquility of Gili Meno island and our resort.
Our rooms are designed with maximum style, comfort and design our perimeter wall is 4 metres high from outside.
Gili Meno is a very safe island, with no police force however we do have security at MAHAMAYA and in-room safety boxes for guest peace of mind.
We do have some adjoining pool-view suite rooms that are suitable for friends and family but these rooms are divided by two separate doors to ensure complete privacy as in any standard hotel.
We also provide all in-room services such as mosquito rooms spray, mosquito repellant and mosquito plug in devices.
This strategy combined with our UV garden lighting minimises mosquitoes and their presence has never been an issue inside the rooms.
Our two for one sunset cocktails are extremely popular and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed them each evening!
Chef will be over the moon to hear that you thought the food was so fantastic.
Our team really do work very hard to ensure that all of our guests are satisfied and happy.
We will of course pass on all your lovely comments to our team.
We very much hope that we can welcome you back soon to fantastic MAHAMAYA!
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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