Named 'Indian Ocean's Leading Resort' at the 2017 World Travel Awards, the emphasis at Gili Lankanfushi is on ensuring that guests totally relax by offering quality provision at every barefoot step - not only in the luxurious accommodation, superb dining and leisure pursuits, but also in the finishing touches, such as preloaded iPods and the huge scented candles in earthenware pots.
The majority of the accommodation at Gili Lankanfushi is accessed via one three jetties, offering privacy and constructed in natural materials including timber and thatch. Suites boast a large, open-air living area which opens onto a deck with hammocks and seating, surrounded by shallow crystal clear water. Meanwhile a rooftop terrace offers an additional space in which to relax with stunning, panoramic views. Crusoe Residences and the Private Reserve can only be reached by boat to promise total privacy, with the latter occupying 1400 square metres and accommodating up to 8 adults with a private spa facility and personal butler.
Gili Lankanfushi’s restaurants, swimming pool and tennis courts are all located on the main island, while the bar is set over the water to provide a unique, relaxing setting. The main restaurant offers a variety of fresh and local produce, while the Over Water Grill serves serves the freshest seafood and choice cuts of meat. By The Sea presents a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine in an intimate setting. Guests can also choose to dine in their villas, in the vegetable gardens, or in a range of private, island locations. They can also take the opportunity to join the sommelier in the underground cellar for wine, cheese and chocolate tastings.
Gili Lankanfushi offers an excellent range of watersports and a PADI accredited dive centre, while possible excursions including guided snorkelling and dolphin cruises. Meera Spa offers a range of holistic therapies in an overwater setting with glass floor panels, allowing guests to take in panoramic ocean views.
Children: Children are welcome all year round, but it is not ideal unless they are water babies!
Transfers: Gili Lankanfushi is 15 minutes by speedboat from Male, and the resort time is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
Check In/Out: Guests are asked to check in from 2pm and out by 12 noon.
Complimentary Facilities: Swimming pool, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. Tennis courts, table tennis, yoga sessions, badminton and bikes are available – you can arrange to be dropped off by buggy at a destination of your choice.
Facilities Available at a Local Charge: Spa treatments in Meera Spa pavilion with 6 treatment rooms, a range of therapies and bamboo massage by trained practitioners. Water skiing is chargeable locally. Scuba diving at the PADI accredited dive centre including PADI courses is available.
Meal Arrangements: Room only, half and full board options are available and are recommended.
Dining: The main restaurant caters for all tastes and is open for lunch and dinner, while By the Sea is a Japanese restaurant serving Asian dishes overlooking the water. Lunch is available at the Overwater Bar where salads, seafood and tapas are served, or at the Pool Bar. The Underground Wine Cellar & Chocolate Cave hosts wine tasting and wine dinners hosted by a sommelier, while a range of Destination Dining options are available. Choose between a dinner on the beach, a table in the organic garden, a private experience on a desert island, or an intimate meal at the Jungle Cinema.
Offering utmost privacy and sophistication, Gili Lankanfushi complements the natural beauty of Maldives with 45 sustainably and exquisitely designed over-water villas. Each villa is designed with the utmost attention to detail, built to be environmentally friendly, and features a private water garden, sun-deck as well as a separate shower linked to the spacious bathroom by a semi-open-air walkway.
Villa Suite: (210 sq. m.) These 18 one-bedroom hideaways are spread across two floors and each boasts an open-air living room, spacious bathroom and private rooftop terrace. With direct ocean access, spend your days swimming and snorkelling around the coral gardens surrounding your sundeck. At night, lounge on catamaran nets while searching the sky for shooting stars. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child.
Villa Suite with Pool: (264 sq. m.) Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child.
Gili Lagoon Villa: (210 sq. m.) The five overwater luxurious Gili Lagoon Villas face the west offers spectacular sunset views. Spread across two floors, these thatched one-bedroom hideaways each come with an open-air living room, spacious bathroom and private rooftop terrace. Bask in the sun on your deck, or swim out to your private water hammock. Eagle rays, reef sharks and shoals of luminescent fish may pass you by. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child.
Residence: (250 sq. m.) Located at the secluded ends of two of the jetties are six ocean-facing luxury Residence villas. Large enough for your family of four, each comes with a master bedroom, air-conditioned living room and spacious semi open-air bathroom. After a day of exploring our island, retreat to your rooftop terrace where your Mr. Friday can set up a bed beneath the stars. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children.
Residence with Pool: (374 sq. m.) Feel the ocean’s breeze beneath you as you lay on the large catamaran net extended out into the ocean. Be at home in an expansive living and dining area with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean. Your sizeable pool offers endless possibilities for relaxation and unimaginable dining experience. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children.
Gili Lagoon Residence: (250 sq. m.) Step into the blue when staying at this unique lagoon Residence set at the end of the western-facing jetty. Spread across two floors, it comes with a master bedroom, air-conditioned living room, spacious semi open-air bathroom and rooftop terrace. Snooze away the afternoon as you relax on your own hammock in the sea; we guarantee this will become your preferred hideaway spot. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children.
Crusoe Residences: (250 sq. m.) Find solitude and seclusion at one of the seven stand-alone Crusoe Residences set a short boat ride away from the island. Spread across two floors, each comes with a master bedroom, air-conditioned living room (convertible to a second bedroom), spacious semi open-air bathroom and private rooftop terrace. A choice of a picturesque view is yours, where tranquility and a true sense of open space awaits. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children.
Family Villa: (350 sq. m.) Perched at the end of the western-facing jetty, the Family Villa offers unrivalled panoramic views of the surrounding sapphire seascape and exquisite sunsets. Its spacious master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom plus an outdoor tub and shower area. Two large air-conditioned living rooms provide ample living (and extra sleeping) spaces. When you are not spending time in the sun, private gym, steam room or rooftop Jacuzzi, wander off to the nearby secluded three palm island with a hidden cabana for a relaxing afternoon. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 2 adults + 4 children.
Family Villa with Pool: (385 sq. m.) Two exclusive family villa with pool facing the Eastern side of the island. Wake up to that spectacular sunrise view at water’s edge each morning. Situated at the end of the jetty, this one of a kind villa features a spacious en suite master bedroom, an en suite guest room, an L-shaped swimming pool, a private rooftop terrace and a family room at the far end of the villa, which offers endless views of the Indian Ocean. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 2 adults + 4 children.
The Private Reserve: (1,700 sq. m.) Standing alone in the middle of a sparkling, turquoise lagoon, 500 metres from the main resort, Gili Lankanfushi’s Private Reserve is the quintessence of luxury, privacy and seclusion. Sprawled across multi-tiered levels, this rustic-chic fort of dreams is where your idea of the ultimate island escape instantly becomes a reality. Step inside the largest overwater villa in the world and explore its master suites and guest bedrooms as well as its collection of open-plan living and dining spaces. Be amazed by the infinity swimming pool, spacious sundecks, couple’s spa pavilion with a sauna and steam room, air- conditioned gymnasium, cinema, bar and even a water slide that runs from the Private Reserve’s top deck into the sea. A private boat is yours to come and go as you please – most people, however, never find the need to leave. Maximum occupancy: 10 adults or 8 adults + 4 children.
* Price given as a guide only. Departure date, exchange rate, flight class, board basis and room type can affect prices considerably.