Seri Resort

Your Magazine Guide to Gili Islands

Seri Resort is a bright shining star on Gili Meno…

There is no other word for this resort, but “exquisite”! Seri, meaning ‘something bright’ is situated beachfront and caters for the discerning client. Guests at Seri Resort are met with incredible views of the Lombok Strait and white sandy beaches. Diners are treated to sumptuous food experiences and the rooms are romantic and well-appointed. For clients seeking their Zen, Seri Resort offers yoga, meditation, and wellness at their impressive bamboo Yoga and Wellness Centre.

Aki and Eddie, the owners, are extremely proud of their resort and have never regretted giving up the city life to establish this charming sanctuary. Eighteen years ago he fell in love with Gili Meno, despite the island being off the travellers’ map and lacking many basic facilities, so he changed his destiny and traded his busy life in Tokyo for a sea change on Meno. The resort has expanded over the years and over time has become a popular yoga retreat destination, attracting yogis from around the world who dream of practicing in natural and healthy surrounds while on holiday. The natural double-story bamboo Yoga and Wellness Center is a peaceful space where meditation and yoga can be enjoyed.

The chic restaurant typically offers healthy options and caters to everyone’s taste buds including vegans and vegetarians. The kitchen additionally offers hearty meals that amply satisfy meat lovers and every evening a diverse international cuisine is celebrated. Wednesday is Saté night, while Tuesdays typically remain Sushi night. The owners genuinely enjoy spoiling their diners with interesting meals invariably accompanied by good wine.

The prevailing views from the three-tiered restaurant, which conveniently overlooks the pristine beach and ocean, are superb and accompanied by the light sea breeze, establishes an idyllic place to linger longer over a cocktail or two.

Guests who typically enjoy the finer things in life will appreciate the small details, such as the complimentary detox juice and refreshingly cool towel given upon arrival or the fresh crisp white linen on the luxurious beds. The generous hotel amenities are thoughtfully provided by friendly staff. A boutique was added to the private resort and retails swimwear, handmade jewellery, clothes and beauty essentials. You do not have to go far to shop!

If you’re more into aquatic sports, Seri Resort provides snorkelling and kayaking equipment so you can truly enjoy the warm tropical waters of Gili Meno. Turtles are often spotted just off the picturesque beach at the resort. The team aspire to work collaboratively in harmony with their surrounding environment and to minimize their ecological impact on the island, they contribute fruit and vegetable seeds to their local staff to grow and once harvested, the resort buys back the yield to use in the restaurant. Wastewater is properly recycled through a locally designed system ensuring minimum waste and beneficial reuse of the water. Seri Resort provides the ultimate getaway and while you are having a luxurious massage on the beach and listening to the sea lapping on the shore, you will know for sure you are in heavenly hands.