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“Magical private beachfront villa”
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Shack 58 & 59
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Wow. There's a reason Shack 58 is rated #1 in Gili Meno. It's beautiful, amazingly well run, private, and located right on the beach. The food, as everyone has mentioned, is delicious. I still miss Nirah's pancakes. The rooms are well decorated, comfortable, and have amazing view. We fell asleep each night to the sound of the ocean just yards from our bed. :)

I echo what everyone has said in their glowing reviews.

Two things to add:

1) The owners have closed Shack 59 which means that you now have the entire place to yourselves.

2) While Shack 58 is private, it is not secluded. There is a walkway between the shack and the beach which is used by people (and cute horse carts) circumventing the island. Additionally, the resort next door has a cabana right on the property line which reduces the feeling of privacy.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here in April 2010, but I forgot to review it and really should have.

This place was just what we needed for this break, we normally do a lot more travelling about and diving, but this holiday was about relaxing after a difficult time, and this was the place to do this.
We stayed in Shack 58, the villa on the beach, there was noone staying in the other one, so we had the whole place to ourselves at breakfast and relaxing times. The staff were fantastic and provided us with lovely breakfasts and the occasional meal if we ordered in advance.

It was definitely (in 2010) the best place to stay on the island.

The swimming isn't great by the house as it is quite shallow most of the day or was in April, but we trudged out in boots to snorkel.

There is nothing much on Gili Meno, which was how we liked it. We would walk for about ten minutes to the nearest beach warang for some nasi goreng or similar for dinner. We'd walk back in pitch black scaring ourselves on the way back - bring a torch or two.

I would love to go back, perhaps combining a trip to Lombok.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Having been meaning to review Shack 58 for 6 months now. Finally getting round to it.
Simply paradise. Beautiful accommodation right on the beach and perfect for couples.

Hengki and team couldn't have been more helpful. It may be a tad more expensive than some other accommodation on the Gilis but 100% worth it.

Bliss.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We spent one week in Shak 59...
Has been the best time ever!!!
Shack is definitely the best place to stay.
The location is perfect!
The food is fantastic.
The room is huge and super comfortable.
The staff is super! All of them are super nice, kind, always helpfull.
The food is unbelievable, you need to taste EVERYTHING!!!!
The breakfast is great!!! Delicious!!! Pancakes, fresh juices, fruits, Lombok Coffee, omelettes, eggs...YUMMY!!!!
The location is just in front of the best snorkeling place on the island.
We've been snorkeling almost all over Gili Meno and the best place is just in front of Shack.
There is a private Gazebo where you may have brakfast, lie down in the sofa and read or have a Bintang or just relax...
We also had lunch and dinner there... you actually dont´t even need to leave the Gazebo.
We will definetely come back next year, and if we can... it will be 2 weeks this time.
It's the second year in Gili, last year Shack was fully booked but this year we made it!!!!
I really think it is the best place ever to relax :)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Even if you walled of the Shacks and spent your holiday been pampered by the staff, it would be a great vacation....the fact that this hideaway nestles right on the ocean and part of Gilli Meno, makes its a tremendous break from reality.

My Kindle got a serious workout as did my dive log book. Divine Divers are the only outfit to consider and a 10 min walk down the ocean-side path.

Hengki and his staff were very friendly and tendered to every request; from water taxi bookings, to co-ordinating delicious meals, and generally ensuring our trip was as relaxing as possible.

Thanks to Callie for all her organizing and cannot wait to go back.....

Room Tip: Prepare to relax, take some reef shoes for exploring, and pack lightly.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Shack 58 is just amazing! There's enough space for 4 people at least, the biggest problem is figuring out which couch or daybed to lounge on. We were very well cared for, and the breakfast was delicious. We arrived via Fast Boat from Padangbai (Bali), and were pleased to find that we could be dropped off at Gili Meno, thus avoiding a separate boat ride. If you have a rollerbag, as we did, don't even think about walking from the harbor area - the path is too sandy. Donkey carts are overpriced but fun. Hengke arranged our transportation to Lombok and told us exactly what to do.
At low tide, the water is VERY shallow. The beach isn't great either. You can easily walk to a better beach location if you want to.

Room Tip: Shack 58 is WAY better than Shack 59. But don't hesitate to rent Shack 59 if that's all tha...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Shack 59 is one of most beautiful, secluded and relaxing places we've ever had the pleasure of staying at. Hengki and June looked after us marvellously (and cook an amazing pancake). Shack 58 is huge with a very comfortable, large day area and a separate air conditioned bedroom behind it. The bathroom is outdoor and a few yards from the bedroom. The power went off a couple of times when we were there which meant decamping to the daybed in search of a sea breeze, but this was all part of the fun.
I can't tell you how simply incredible the stars at night and the evening sunsets are from Gili Meno. We're returning this year.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pive1
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Address: Gili Meno Beach, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Meno
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Gili Meno
Price Range: $82 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 simplicity and a pure island experience you will enjoy visiting us. 58 & Bamboo H are both beachfront properties, 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 
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Shack 58 & 59 Gili Meno, Gili Islands

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