Releasing baby turtles on Gili Meno!

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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!

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  1. kerins says

    On the way to gili we used EasyGili company.Just like their names of company Easy Gili because they made everything so easy for everyone that want to visit Gili. The customer service was fast respond and really patient answer all of my question. Just remember that your ticket price is already include shuttle bus. So if you arrive from Gili and a lot of driver offering you their transport and blablabla just go to the parking area in Padang Bai that written in your ticket. And go back with shuttle bus.

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