We were so lucky when we went on our weekend getaway to Gili Meno. As we woke up early at AVIA Villas, we did a little morning stroll and made some photos on the beach for Instagram – when we saw a pamflet on the wall that today the baby turtles we’re being released at the Turtle Sanctuary. At turtle sanctuary, turtle eggs and baby turtles are nurtured and protected until they’re a few months old and ready to be set free in the sea. We screamed of excitement, as this only happens once in a few months (we missed the one when we we’re in Nihiwatu, Sumba – so we we’re soooo happy to finally experience a turtle release!).
It was only a 20 minute walk along the coastline to the Sanctuary. When we arrived it was already super crowded, we all paid 150.000 Rupiah (about 12 euro’s) per person to release a baby turtle – this money they use for the Turtle Sanctuary so it was kind of a donation. It was quite hectic, but we managed to find a quiet spot on the beach to release our little babies. It was so magical to experience, it’s hard to put into words <3
See all our photos here from the baby turtle release on Gili Meno – and check out our Gili Meno Travel Diary filled with tips for when you’re planning your trip here!