Much has been said about Shack 58 and I can only agree with all the positive reviews. We stayed at Shack 58 for 3 nights and then moved to Shack 59 for our last night. It is surely the best place to stay on Gili Meno.
Hengki also organized our blue water express tickets from Padangbai and back to Benoa. He organized pick up from Ubud as well. Everything for a promotional price - non of the other passengers paid as less (1,000,000 Rupia return ticket). We didn't have to pay it in advance, but only upon our arrival in Shack 58.
Shack 58 was just amazing - from the second night on, we slept in the gazebo, which was an amazing experience. Another plus was the Beach-Gazebo where we spent most of our day. We were sad to leave Shack 58 for Shack 59. Don't understand me wrong. Shack 59 is beautiful as well - but if available I would go for Shack 58 - it is worth every extra pence. The main difference is, that Shack 59 doesn't have a beach gazebo...I missed that a bit.
Hengki and his team were great. On one evening we wanted to have fish and informed them the day before. They excused themselves, that they only have caught Barracuda....Barracuda is just delicious!!!!
Hengki also organized a morning out snorkeling. This was a real bargain, as it was only 120,000 for 3 hours out! the guy who accompanied us with his boat showed us the most important places. We even saw a big turtle. He was great!
Hengki offered, that he organized our trip back to Gili T on our day of departure (without passing through Meno Harbour). The cost was ridiculous (125,000) and it was great being picked up by the boat just in front of Shack 58.
We also saw many people passing by to ask if it was still available - but at the time of our stay the were fully booked until December. So you really have to book in advance!!!
Many nice restaurants near by as Ana's and Ryan's bar with fabulous jices and coconut patties - just delicious.
One note, that I would have loved ot know before going to Gili Meno: the water is very shallow all over Gili Meno. The only place were the water gets a bit deeper is in the harbour area. The beach is beautiful in front of Shack 58 but don't think of having a swim - it is more like a pool.
if one day I happen to be back in Gili M. I will try to get accomodation at Shack 58!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ALL BOOKINGS VIA REQUEST WE DO NOT USE BOOKING OR AGODA Escape to 2 simple getaway cottages on NE side of Gili Meno Island. These cottages are deliberately simple in design so one can relax and disengage from the stresses of modern life. This place was built with the idea of relaxing in a simple environment but with a few luxuries. If you are wanting "lights camera action" type holiday this is not for you. We rely on the island generator for power and embrace the simple life - if you going to get upset if the power goes out or water isn't delivered timeously due to bad weather or low tides over reef a remote island with no infrastructure is definitely not your gig. If you need a little simplicity and a pure island experience you will enjoy visiting us. Shack58 is situated on a beachfront property and Shack59 is on a separate property about 100m from the beach, but it does have its own large daytime gazebo with bed and table and chairs and private bathroom where guests are invited to relax and enjoy the view. All meals are served on the beach gazebos. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shack 58 & 59 Hotel Gili Meno
- Shack 58 And 59
- Shack 58 & 59 Gili Meno, Gili Islands