Newly re-opened 1st December 2019, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll, with the surrounding teeming with marine life. With a uniquely laid philosophy, Gili Lankanfushi is one of Maldives' best-loved resorts. Fusing rustic design and unparalleled service with awe-inspiring natural surroundings, Gili Lankanfushi is one of the pioneers of ethical, sustainable, barefoot luxury in the Maldives.
Located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, Gili Lankanfushi location can be reached with only a 20 minute speedboat ride from Male Airport. An epitome of paradise, the island welcomes with jetties threading across the crystal clear water out to spacious. villas, powder white beaches and rich marine life in coral gardens.
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The resort's main infinity pool is the stunning highlight of the resort - it is perfect place to soak up the sun, relax on the loungers and beanbags.
At Gili, you can stay in the world's largest overwater villa. At 1,700 sqm, the Private Reserve offers total seclusion that is located 300m away from the nearest residence and comprises of five vast buildings linked by open-air walkways.
Sustainability at Gili Lankanfushi
Sustainability is at the heart of the island's vision, with an emphasis on preserving the natural environment, protecting the fragile marine ecosystem, and leaving only footprints behind. An advanced rocket composter can process up to 100% of the resort's food waste, producing compost which in turn nurtures the island's extensive organic herb garden.
Every piece of furniture is custom made by skilled craftsmen using up-cycled materials, including bed frames made from recycled teakwood and lampshades handwoven with recycled wire mesh to feature fish and sea turtles. All rooms provide organic toiletries in refillable earthenware containers, to minimise plastic use and wastage.
Conservation is taken seriously on the island, with their dedicated marine biology team monitoring the health and biodiversity of the surrounding coral reef ecosystems. The Coral Lines project provides a nursery environment for new corals to grow, bolstering the house reef and monitoring health and survival types across coral genotypes.
Offering utmost privacy and sophistication, Gili Maldives complements the natural beauty of Maldives with 45 villas sustainably and exquisitely designed over-water villas. Each built and designed with the utmost attention to detail, the rustic-chic design is inspired by the resort's natural surroundings, with glass floor panels offering a glimpse of the corals blooming below.
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Gili Lagoon Villa
On the island, there are 5 Gili Lagoon Villas, each with a total area of 210 sqm. These overwater luxurious villa face the west and 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.
This villa boast open-air living areas with daybeds and a dining table with an all-around view of the surrounding waters. Within the spacious master bedroom is a king-sized bed and daybed, providing plenty of space for you to rest and rejuvenate.
The Gili Lagoon Villa also comes with an overwater sundeck with catamaran nets, sun loungers, daybeds and direct ocean access, allowing you to marvel at the beautiful marine life. Bask in the sun on your deck, or swim out to your private water hammock.
Villa Suite with Pool
The 264 sqm Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Villa Suite with Pool are west-facing Villa Suites that offers spectacular sunset views of Maldives.
This villa boast open-air living areas with daybeds and a dining table. The spacious master bedroom has a king-sized bed and daybed, providing plenty of space for you to rest and rejuvenate.
An extended sundeck area parallel to the villa with a 19 sqm infinity pool, sunloungers, two daybeds and catamaran nets overlooking the sparkling turquoise lagoon.
Spread across two floors, these thatched one-bedroom hideaways also comes with a private rooftop terrace with daybeds and dining facilities, allowing you to dine under the stars.
For guests who prefer more privacy, there are four 250 sqm Residences at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives that offer further seclusion as they are located away from neighbouring villas at the end of the jetties, with two offering private swimming pools (Residence with Pool).
Large enough to accommodate a family of four, each comes with a master bedroom with a king sized bed and a daybed.
The living area is large and spacious, with 2 large daybeds and a dining room that is convertible to an additional bedroom. Further to your living area, you'll get an overwater sundeck with catamaran nets, sun loungers, daybeds and direct ocean access.
Spread across two floors, these residences also comes with a private rooftop terrace with daybeds and dining facilities, allowing you to dine under the stars. It also comes with a kitchenette and a mini wine cellar.
For guests who would prefer a private pool, you can opt for the 374 sqm Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Residence with Pool which comes with a 24 sqm infinity pool and an extended sundeck area parallel to the residence. This extended sundeck area offer plenty of space for indulgence under the sun/starts and it include sun loungers, dining table, daybeds and a large catamaran nets overlooking the sparkling turquoise lagoon.
Perched at the end of Gili Lankanfushi Maldives western-facing jetty, the 350 sqm 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. Another en suite guest room comes with an indoor jacuzzi and pantry.
Two large air-conditioned living rooms provide ample living (and extra sleeping) spaces, with dining facilities, pantry and powder room. Your private roof top terrace also comes with daybed, jacuzzi and massage beds for a private massage.
Bask under the sun in the extended deck with a family dining area, overwater deck with sun loungers and direct ocean access.
For guests who would prefer to have a pool, you can opt for the Family Villa with Pool that comes with a 32 sqm infinity pool for the ultimate indulgence under the sun.
From ocean to plate, Gili Lankanfushi's gastronomic vision embraces the bounty of the surrounding waters alongside carefully sourced seasonal ingredients, which feature across the island's three restaurants.
Located directly on the beach and open for breakfast and dinner, this restaurant embodies locally-sourced, nutritious ingredients and vibrant flavours through a marriage of land and ocean.
Breakfast at Gili Lankfushi Maldives celebrates the region's wide variety of fresh tropical fruits with an ever-changing menu of smoothies, juices and fresh fruit plates made to order, as well as traditionally Maldivian offerings such as Mas Huni and international favourites.
Four evenings per week see the beach and overwater bar transformed with a buzzing market experience, with the Asian Street Market, Mediterranean Spice Souk, Passage to India and Maldivian Seafood Grill Nights.
Cold Room at Kashiveli
The newly added cold room at Kashiveli features a selection of premium cold cuts, artisan cheeses and homemade chocolates made available during the gourmet breakfast experience.
By the Sea
Engulfed by Gili Lankanfushi's tropical jungle and offering sweeping ocean vies, this intimate restaurant presents a Japanese fine-dining feast that is an affair to remember.
Enjoy exquisite sushi, sashimi and specialties from our seasonal tasting menus and interact with their highly skilled teppanyaki chef as he puts on a show. By The Sea’s extensive sake list is sure to impress, and if you need any guidance their knowledgeable sommeliers know what to suggest.
Occupying an enviable position overlooking the calm waters of Gili Lagoon, the Gili Lankanfushi's Overwater Bar stands on stilts in the lagoon, floating in a dreamy landscape and offers breathtaking, uninterrupted sea views.
At lunchtime, find salads fresh from our organic garden, Mediterranean dishes, the catch of the day and daily chef’s special.
As sunset turns the sky afire, this place becomes the perfect setting for sundowners: delicious cocktails freshly crafted using local flavours and served with light and flavoursome canapes.
Underground Wine Cellar
A unique underground wine cellar that is home to a wide range of wines from around the world, a cosy space to learn more about wines with our team of knowledgeable sommeliers. This cellar hides at the bottom of a flight of glass stairs and houses more than 500 varieties of wine from numerous international regions. On any evening of the week, be prepared to be sweep off your feet with mouthwatering gourmet dishes along with sommelier’s choice of premium wines hosted by our team of sommeliers.
Spa and Wellness
Wellbeing and balance in body and soul is central to Gili Lankanfushi's ethos and Meera Spa, offering holistic healing in a spectacular overwater setting. The open air walkways link the treatment rooms, steam room and sauna with the vast relaxation areas, where guests can watch the waves and enjoy a spicy pot of freshly brewed Maldivian ginger tea after their treatments.
The range of global therapies, drawing on age old cultures and knowledge, begin with a pampering mineral-rich sea salt foot cleanse in a symbolic ritual. Therapeutic treatments use organic products - some created on the island from the finest oceanic and plant extracts to heal and revitalise. Glass floors in the six treatment rooms allow guests to watch the fish flitting amongst the coral during treatments.
There are many varied immersive wellness journeys that range from one to five days in length, include a range of bespoke and curated restorative experiences with long-lasting benefits. New active programmes combine surfing or scuba diving with tailored spa treatments to allow guests to reach their full potential whether under the sea or riding the waves. Daily complimentary yoga classes are available and it takes place at sunrise each morning at the beachside Yoga Champa.
Located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, Gili Lankanfushi is an epitome of paradise with the surrounding teeming with marine life.
Delve into the Maldives’ theatrical underwater world with Ocean Paradise Dive Centre – a PADI-certified outlet operating at Gili Lankanfushi. Many renowned dive sites, such as Banana, HP or Rainbow Reef, Okobe Thila, Nassimo Thila, Maagiri and Manta Point are a short boat ride away from our resort
The blue lagoon is the perfect place for water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding on complimentary basis, with lessons provided for beginners. If power and speed is what you are after, they offer wakeboarding, waterskiing, jet skiing, jet blading, fun tubing and private speed boat trips too.
For surf lovers, you can surf at three of the very best surf reefs in Maldives or learn to ride the waves in their lagoon. Gili Lankanfushi’s setting in the North Malé atoll is ideally located for unbeatable surfing. Some of the best breaks in the country lie on their doorstep, with three just a five-minute boat ride away and several more are within 20 minutes. Tropical water temperatures, consistent swell and low crowds add to the appeal.
The location also offers a variety of facilities and activities for sports and outdoor lovers, such tennis, volleyball, table tennis, petanque and even board games if you're want to take a break from the outdoors. For families, you can revel in some couple time as the resort has special programmes to entertain your little ones.
For movie junkies, you can take your movie experience further with Gili Maldives' Jungle Cinema whether you can revel in your favourite movies under the stars.
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