A five-star beach club and villa resort is set to open on Gili Meno in early 2016 to cater to those seeking an off-the-beaten-path privacy.
Dubbed BASK Resort Gili Meno, it is said to be the first such property in the region with highlights that include 82 individual villas totaling over 120 rooms in studio, loft, two-bedroom and three-bedroom suite layouts, situated on 300 meters of private beach on the island's west-facing shore. It will have a beach club with an infinity pool, indoor cocktail lounge and beach bar, a restaurant designed by Chef Dan Moran of Sydney's iconic Rockpool Bar and Grill, a spa and wellness centre and eco-standard features such as a recycling and carbon neutral programme, a no-plastics policy, a water treatment plant and a composting system. The resort will also offer fun activities such as diving, golf, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and hiking.
"The island of Gili Meno is located only 700 meters from Gili Trawangan, an emerging hotspot for young tourists visiting the Gili Islands and neighbouring Lombok. Roughly 370,000 tourists visit the Lombok area each year, making Gili Meno an incredible opportunity for investment," states BASK Resort CEO Greg Meyer.
Targeting investment-savvy buyers, the open-floor-plan villas range in price from approximately US$220,000 to $700,000 (S$305,307 to S$971,432).
Gili Meno resides in the middle of the three Gili Islands. It's located about 48 kilometers off the coast of Lombok province and is accessible by international airports on Bali and Lombok, followed by a fast-boat ferry or a private speedboat charter. It has seen a steady increase in tourists seeking adventure and looking for an idyllic alternative to neighbouring, over-developed and heavily trafficked Bali thanks to local authorities and landowners' conservation efforts, such as the Gili Eco Trust, and maintaining the island free from motorized vehicles.
For more information, visit www.baskgilimeno.com.