Gili Lankanfushi is set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Male' Atoll, one of 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean, and is one of the 1190 islands which are the Maldives. The resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Male', the capital of the Republic of Maldives.
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. Everywhere you look, marine life abounds. And the gleaming waters beckon.
You arrive in the Villa Suite lost for words. Spoilt for choice on where to relax. Walk through the open-air living room and up to the very private rooftop sundeck. Compose yourself and take it all in. This moment will stay with you forever.
In Room Facilities: Large open-air living room with daybeds and dining area, Rooftop terrace with daybed and dining table, Overwater sundeck with the sun loungers, King size bed, Semi open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area, One villa in this category includes a spa suite, Latest audio visual offering and Wi-Fi available if you really need it
Barefoot luxury floating on the Indian Ocean, scanning the endless turquoise. It never ends, not that you want it to. Your new Residence is large enough for each of your family members to find their own hidden slice of solitude within, but cosy enough to share every shred of happiness together.
In Room Facilities: Large air-conditioned living room with two large daybeds and dining table (convertible to additional bedroom), Rooftop terrace with daybed and dining table, Overwater sundeck with sun loungers, Mini wine cellar, King sized bed and some with two single beds, Semi open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area, One villa in this category includes a spa suite, Latest audio visual offering and Wi-Fi available if you really need it.
Secluded for total privacy, Crusoe Residences stand alone in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The only way these amazing villas can be accessed is by private rowing boat or by pontoon boat shuttle. Now you can feel the luxurious peace, accompanied only by the beautiful Indian Ocean.
In Room Facilities: Crusoe Residences stand alone in the Indian Ocean, secluded for great privacy, Your own private Motorized Boat or Resort Pontoon to the island, Private overwater hammock, Large air conditioned living room with two large daybeds and dining table (convertible to additional bedroom), Rooftop terrace with daybed and dining facilities, Overwater sundeck with sun loungers, Mini wine cellar, King sized bed, Semi open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area, Latest audio visual offering and Wi-Fi available if you really need it.
You have never seen anything quite like the rustic über luxury of the Private Reserve, reputed to be the largest overwater villa in the world! A decadent private palace sitting atop a sapphire lagoon, the most vivid dreams unable to conjure its grandeur. A flawless jewel of the Maldives, presented to you. Experience the exquisite.
In Room Facilities: Luxuriously appointed living space in the middle of a turquoise blue lagoon, Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, 2 master suites, each with ceiling to floor-to ceiling windows on 3 sides, Private indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and sundecks, 1 guest room with en-suite bathroom, All bedrooms, spa, master suite and indoor relaxation areas are air-conditioned, A large central open plan living area with sea garden, natural coral pool, surrounding viewing/sun decks, dining area, writing desks and daybeds, 2 Unique open-air 100 sqm private bathroom with separate glass shower enclosure, Each master suite has a relaxing 2-person bathtub built over coral gardens, Private couple’s spa with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion. An air conditioned gym on the second floor, Private cinema, 2 Roof top terraces with daybeds and two outdoor dining pavilions, Sea level sundecks with sun loungers offering direct access into crystal clear coral gardens and amazing marine life, Your own kitchen.
For those seeking true relaxation, the Spa Suite beckons. Step out of your rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking the lagoon, and into the steam room to unwind. Even take a break from paradise with your own air-conditioned gym.
In Room Facilities: Available with one Villa and one Residence,
Couples treatment room with air-conditioning, two treatment beds and CD Hi-Fi stereo system with surround sound speakers, Bathroom with blitz shower, Steam room and Gymnasium with air-conditioning, equipment and refrigerator, Wooden jet bath on the upstairs terrace overlooking the lagoon, Relaxation area with daybed for couples, Latest audio visual offering and Wi-Fi available if you really need it.
Meera Spa View more Photos Meera means ocean in the Sanskirt language, and glass floor panels beneath the massage tables offer a peek underwater to heighten the sensual experience. The Spa offers a range of holistic therapies, and the signature bamboo massage with warmed aromatic oils presents yet another new encounter. Other facilities include six overwater treatment rooms, a yoga or Tai Chi champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area with panoramic views of the sea. Opening Hours : 9am to 9pm Meera Spa is a member of Healing Hotels of the World Massage Therapy The Bamboo Massage is excellent for reducing stress, working out knots and loosening up tight muscles. This therapy utilises bamboo rods of different sizes and warmed aromatic oils for a sensory experience.
The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre’s multilingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service at all times. This PADI dive centre is equipped with the latest equipment, while many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point are within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort.
At Gili Lankanfushi, boredom is not an option. Whether diving Manta Point, windsurfing crystal lagoons.
The most romantic way to enjoy the passing of another day in paradise. Cruise through the lagoon aboard a traditional sailing dhoni whilst sipping champagne and enjoying Chef’s gourmet canapés. Watch as the sun melts into the horizon and the sky explodes in an array of pinks and oranges.
These tiny white sandy islands framed with stunning reefs are lost jewels in the region of North Male Atoll. Your adventure begins with a 1 hour speedboat journey past neighbouring islands and lagoons. On arrival you will find your own stretch of white beach. Relax in the shade of sun umbrellas, snorkel or simply take in the beauty of this magical place. While you are relaxing, your Mr Friday will prepare your lunch on the beach. Departing at approximately 4:30pm for your return to Gili Lankanfushi. You may even see a pod of friendly dolphins on the way back!
The fitness centre is located at the water’s edge amidst greenery gives a panoramic and clandestine view of the ocean seen through glass walls. Natural elements are used in the décor, with lighting and ambience to complement the surroundings. An iPod dock further enhances your regular workout, completing this exhilarating experience.
Celebrations turn into memorable milestones at Gili Lankanfushi. Hold the wedding of your dreams in our over-water chapel - the only one in Maldives. Pop champagne as you watch the sun set from a dhoni cruise and savour the night with a private dinner on One Palm Island. Whether it’s a wedding, honeymoon or special occasion you’re looking at, the resort help put together a tailor-made package for those special moments as you envisioned it to be.
The elevated dining area in the Organic Garden enjoys stunning 360 degree sea and garden views with a menu designed to challenge the senses. The table is carefully positioned to make the most of natural breezes but also to ensure absolute privacy as you watch the dying embers of the sun and toast the unexpected pleasure of the day to come.
What is your favourite film? How about watching it in the open air, surrounded by dense tropical foliage while dining on a Hollywood or Bollywood themed dinner? This must be the ultimate movie/dining experience - Watching the ‘stars’ beneath the stars.
Enjoy a sensational Japanese tasting menu and world class sake on a quiet, east-facing beach between the overwater spa and ‘By the Sea’ restaurant. Intimate is the word that best describes this experience with just you, a table, a couple of loungers and a swing and the best Japanese food for several hundred miles in any direction.
One Palm Island is the iconic location in this unique overwater resort. The ultimate desert island retreat with only one palm tree, now with its own jetty and cushioned seating. By day it is the perfect place to laze and bathe as you watch the local ‘dhonis’ (boats) go by; by night it becomes the most romantic place to dine in the Maldives, illuminated with candles and lanterns. Sit at our west-facing table and blend into the sunset, before enjoying a bespoke barbecue with premium cuts.
The shaded garden table is discreetly positioned within the Organic Garden, a sensorial feast of amazing aromas from exotic herbs and fruit and lush foliage. This is ‘Leaf’, the new dining experience in which we serve a menu inspired by the garden. Choose either a barbecue or zero carbo menu.
Picture this…A table dug into perfect soft sand, huge cushions, a swimming pool along side, a hermit crabs view of the ocean as the sun gently descends over Lankanfushi lagoon, lanterns flickering, the smell of charcoal drifting across the beach, a wonderful sense of the world at your feet, sand between your toes. Then, picture your waiter bringing you a series of beautifully decorated dishes inspired by the Indian Ocean, lit by alifanfenda (fire).
The bar has been built on stilts over the shallow turquoise blue lagoon, with 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean stretching into the far horizon. Cooled by balmy sea breezes and serenaded by the gentle lapping of the lagoon, it is a magical spot to wine and dine. By day, the bar offers a casual menu featuring a wide selection of fresh salad leaves from the garden, sushi, Mediterranean delicacies, daily catch of fish, imported meats as well as local spices and herbs.
Enter through a doorway and descend down a flight of glass stairs to a chilled, cavernous cellar underground. Slip on a winter fleece and put on a hot water bottle under your feet as you explore more than 500 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world. Wine tasting and wine dinners are hosted by our sommelier who will educate and surprise you, stimulating your palate with unexpected food pairings. There’s also the opportunity to discover handmade chocolates as well as artisanal cheese and cold cuts from the deli room.
Located on the west beach of Lankanfushi, offering a superb natural environment, the Main Restaurant is the place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or romantic dinner. The style of food caters to all requirements and offers a combination of dishes that allows East to meet West in culinary synchrony.
The expansive tasting menu fuses traditional Japanese with indigenous European, Asian and Peruvian flavours. Local ingredients are used, which include the daily catch and fresh organic produce picked from the resort’s own gardens. the signature dishes are well accompanied by a fine selection of Japanese sakes and an extensive list of wines.