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“Heaven on earth!”
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Shack 58 & 59
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Heaven on earth!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

My husband and I visited Shack 58 & 59 two weks ago, and stayed in number 58 - It was without doubt one of the biggest highlights of our trip. Callie and her team are simply amazing - so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much for them.

The accomodation is beautiful and so thoughtfully laid out, designed for comfort and to appreciate the breathtaking view of the ocean. Sleeping outdoors on the gazebo is a definate, and would highly recommend.

The food was exceptional, in particular the pancakes for breakfast!

Agree with the previous comment about getting a massage from Mamma Maria - you wont regret it!
Thank you to the whole team at Shack 58 - we cannot wait to come back!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in Shack 58, and it really was paradise on earth. The decor was stylish and chic, the setting lovely, the staff team friendly and the food simple and delicious. It was a real delight having such a large, beautiful and tranquil space to ourselves. The staff team were always on hand to help, but were incredibly discreet - we hardly knew they were there.

The bed is comfortable and the outdoor shower and bathroom quite luxurious in a Robinson Crusoe way! The beach gazebo was the real star of the show. It is, without a doubt, the most fabulous gazebo we've ever seen - more a glamourous, open-sided living room adorned with gorgeous furniture, sound system and cooling fans - with views straight down to the azure sea and beyond.

The beach on this part of Gili Meno is very quiet and peaceful. There is a lot of coral on the sand (although it is still possible to sunbath on the towels provided), so beach shoes are to be recommended. There is some excellent snorkelling off the beach (in fact, this is where many day trippers come from the other Gili Islands and Lombok). We made use of Jupree's fishing boat for our trip back to Gili T to catch the fast boat to Bali, and our only regret is not going out for a snorkelling or day fishing trip with him during our stay. I guess there's always next time!

There are soft, sandy beaches that are better for swimming if you walk around 15-20 minutes south towards the harbour (turn right out of the shack). There are a number of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance (5-20 minutes) left or right along the shore. Beware that everything closes early (by 9pm) and you'll definitely need a torch for walking back at night - it's very very dark! We enjoyed a sunset cocktail at Diana Cafe (10 minutes' walk to the left), and dinners at Sunset Gecko (8 minutes' walk to the left) and Ryan's (1 minute to the right), although there were several other places we would have tried too given the chance!

We had a fabulous stay. This is a unique and wonderful property and we hope to return very soon.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The shacks are easily the best place you can stay on Gili Meno - comfortable, very clean, huge room, great service from the local team, very peaceful, and you can't beat the view you'll have while eating breakfast. Recommended!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Already have been three times on the island (the thing is, once you found the way here - you will just love Meno!). I already stayed at both shacks - both of them are absolutely fabulous and located in a beautiful spot of the island, just on the beach. If you are a fan of snorkeling, I tried almost all the places round the island and the best place for me is just in front of the Shacks. You can see all kind of coral fishes and turtles round here - its just perfect.
The Shack 58 has a very nice and cosy gazebo with a private toilet and a shower, which is absolutely great after a swim or a snorkeling trip, and a big house in the back with all facilities.
Shack 59 is kind of a bigger brother of the 58, has a huge and absolutely gorgeous gazebo, the big bathroom and the house are just behind in the garden.
You can see that the owner has a very nice taste and every peace of the furniture or decoration has been chosen with lot of love for detail, as everything matches perfectly in colour and style.
The staff is also extremely freindly and helpfull. The breakfast in the gazebo, with all those nice details: cloth napkins, flowers - can´t be better. The girls are also great cookers!
If you are searching for quietness, nature and just want to forget the daily busy life, its definetely the best place to be, a small paradise on earth. And I will definetely repeat the experience again (and again ...;-)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eisenstadt, Austria
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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

It was an amazing stay at Shack 58. We'v never met such nice staff and the food is sooooo great! To sleep in the Open-Air Gazebo was an incredible experience-overall a unforgettable stay!
PS: Try a massage from MamaMaria :-)

  • Stayed February 2014
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

This place was by far the highlight of my 16 days in Indonesia. We stayed here two nights and I wished we booked longer. A secret island paradise where you are shut away from the outside world. The property is larger than the pics indicate. The bedroom villa is tucked away behind the outdoor bathroom hut which is tucked away behind the spacious living area and day bed bungalow. The staff can cook for you at any time of the day or night up until about 8:30pm and the food here was so fresh and delicious, local indonesian food, mostly vegetarian for around $2 AUD per dish. The spring rolls are divine. I fell in love with this place. We hired snorkel gear for $3 AUD per day and looked at fish and coral. The beaches are pristine, just a little bit of coral when you first walk in ocean but rest of sand is white and soft. A great place if you are a couple and wanting something private and special for a honeymoon or anniversary.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Our absolute highlight of our 10 days in Bali. I'm hesitant writing a review, because i don't want the secret to get out that this is the ONLY place to stay on Gili Meno. Such a special experience at shack 58. it feels like the whole place is just for you. The staff were so lovely and the owner Callie was so accommodating and lent us some reef shoes to go out snorkeling in.

Nirah's food was so delicious that we didn't want to eat anywhere else.If you get a chance, go out on Jupri's boat to go snorkeling around Gili air and if you're lucky, he might go out fishing and bring you back a fish for your dinner! You can't get fresher than 15metres to the bbq out the back of shack 58.

So, so special and relaxing. I hope Meno stays as quiet and serene as it is now!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shack 58 & 59
Address: Gili Meno Beach, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Meno
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Gili Meno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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Shack 58 & 59 Gili Meno, Gili Islands

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