Our 6 night stay at Mahamaya was fantastic! David, Alison and Jar have the perfect formula, whether you are on honeymoon or, like us, having a first holiday "sans kids" for 20 years.
As keen snorkelers (ex divers who have dived and snorkeled all over Australia and SE Asia for 30 years), we were amazed at the quality of the reef life right off the beach in front of the hotel. Out of 20 individual snorkels we saw green turtles on 19 of them!!! If you like to walk, you can do without a boat by simply walking to various snorkeling sites - the Gili T side of the island and the northern tip provide the best sites. Watch the tides as the current can be quite strong along the edges of the walls.
Back to Mahamaya - The pool and suites are beautiful and quiet, with lovely furnishings, nice large beds, light bathroom and enchanting open air showers.
The Staff are amazingly attentive - nothing is too much trouble for them, especially Brown and Ricky! They love talking to you about your day's activities, where you come from etc., and clearly take great pride in their appearance and attentiveness. Our travel arrangements from the southern Gili Islands (also worth a visit) to and from Mahamaya/Lombok Airport were all arranged by Mahamaya and were hassle free.
Cocktail happy hour (2 hours actually) is an experience not be missed whilst watching the sun set over the northern tip of Gili T and the food is to die for!! Jar (the Chef) is an absolute ledgend - swap recipes with him, you will not be disappointed! His set menu is wonderful but his lunch and nightly specials are superb! We dined every night on the beach, which was very romantic, and on our last night, the Staff made us feel very special with a beautiful table decoration and complimentary cocktails.
Thanks Mahamaya, we had a wonderful, relaxing and indulgent time, were spoiled rotten by your team and would return tomorrow for more of the same!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The meaning of MAHAMAYA is ultimate paradise. And that's exactly what you'll find at our chic, eco inspired 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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- Also Known As:
- MAHAMAYA Gili Meno Gili Islands