Gili Lankanfushi Best Experience for: Water Villas, Honeymoon, Wellness, Beaches, Surfing;
GPS coordinates: 4.294849, 73.558063
Gili Lankanfushi is widely rated the best resort in the Maldives, and not without reason. This stunning 45-villa, eco-friendly resort, just 20 minutes by boat from the international airport of Velana (Male), excels in providing a truly unpretentious, laid-back luxury. No news, no shoes: this is the main rule in Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, where the only thing you worry about is whether the dolphins will appear when you go diving.
The resort is surrounded by a lagoon, and each villa has direct access to the water from its own terrace. The island boasts beautiful beaches with white sand, as well as shady palms (they all count!). Next to the main restaurant is an open infinity swimming pool overlooking the ocean. In the pool there are shallow places for swimming so here you can sometimes find several families. This beach area is also the only area that is regularly filled with sun loungers and umbrellas.
Accommodation in Gili Lankanfushi Resort
5 Luxurious Lagoon Villas are comfortable luxury villas with all of the modern comforts. Gili Lagoon Villas face the west offers spectacular sunset views. They have a large living room with sofas and a dining area, as well as a rooftop terrace and sun terrace with sun loungers above the ocean. Size: 210 m2 (2260.5 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 2 Adults plus 1 child or 3 Adults;
24 Luxurious Over Water Lagoon Villa Suites are comfortable luxury villas with all of the modern comforts. Gili Lagoon Villas face the west offers spectacular sunset views. They have a large living room with sofas and a dining area, as well as a rooftop terrace and sun terrace with sun loungers above the ocean. Size: 210 m2 (2260.5 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 2 Adults plus 1 child or 3 Adults;
Lagoon Villa Suites with Pool – Swim to the edge of the infinity pool with the feeling of a never ending swim into the ocean. Relax in multiple open-air living and dining spaces. A private corner for everyone to have a quiet moment on their own, to practice the art of doing nothing. Size: 264 m2 (2841.8 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 2 Adults plus 1 child or 3 Adults;
The Family Villa – Located on top of the transparent turquoise waters of the lagoon, at the end of the jetty with stunning panoramic views, this Family Villa offers access to an incredible private cabin. It has a master bedroom with a king size bed and its very own private bathroom together with two large rooms (one of which can be converted into an extra room). These luxurious villas are equipped with every comfort desired such as a small kitchen, a terrace over the lagoon with sun loungers, a rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi even beds for private massages, a as well as a mini wine cellar, steam room, satellite TV and a private cabin, all for you to enjoy. Size: 350 m2 (3767.5 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 2 Adults plus 1 child or 3 Adults;
The Residence – These spacious luxury villas are ideal for families and have a large living room with air conditioning, as well as a beautiful roof terrace, together with a sun terrace above the lagoon and their very own private mini wine cellar. It comes equipped with a large semi-exterior bathroom and a king-size bed or two separate beds. Size: 250 m2 (2691.0 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 2 Adults plus 2 children or 4 Adults;
The Crusoe Residence (Sunset / Island View) offers you the maximum of privacy, as they are located far from the other villas in the middle of the turquoise lagoon of the Resort. Given their position, guests have their very own private boat to reach the island. They also have a living room with air conditioning, a rooftop terrace, another terrace above the lagoon equipped with sun loungers, a mini-cellar and a private hammock above the water. Size: 250 m2 (2691.0 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 2 Adults plus 2 children or 4 Adults;
The Gili Lagoon Residence – Located at the far end of the pier, the Gili Lagoon Residence offers an endless view of the ocean and all the peace and privacy you need.
It has a large living room, a rooftop terrace, a terrace above the lagoon equipped with sun loungers, as well as a mini wine cellar and a private hammock above the water. Size: 250 m2 (2691.0 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 2 Adults plus 2 children or 4 Adults;
Private Reserve – Undoubtedly the largest residence of the Resort and probably the largest water Villa in the world. This villa offers you maximum relaxation and privacy. It has 3 bedrooms, all with their very own private bathroom with a bathtub. Air conditioning, as well as relaxing areas with sun loungers both intside and outside. A large central living room along with a pool and an incredible ocean view. It has two large bathrooms of 100 m2, a private Spa center with a gym and pavilion for couples treatments, a private cinema, a 24-hour private butler service, a private cellar, a large slide that reaches the lagoon from the roof, a private kitchen, a private boat to reach the island as well as a working area with a printer and laptop. Size: 1700 m2 (18299.0 sq.ft.). Occupancy: 10 Adults or 8 Adults plus 2 children;
Restaurants and Bars in Gili Lankanfushi Resort
Located directly on the beach and open for breakfast and dinner Kashiveli main restaurant embodies locally-sourced, nutritious ingredients and vibrant flavours through a marriage of land and ocean. Breakfast served on the beach is an important event in Gili. You can start with herbal infusions from Sri Lanka, a drink from wheat sprouts and extraordinarily fresh fruit juices, and also Barton & Geustier champagne on the list. Open: Breakfast: 7:30 Am to 10:30 Am | Dinner: 7:30 Pm to 10:30 Pm;
By the Sea at Gili Lankanfushi presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breathtaking views Of the ocean with intimate dining for just 26 guests. Located at the top of a double story facility located on the island, the restaurant features an exclusive dining experience with five tables and daybeds, in addition to the Sushi Bar and bistro seating. Open: Dinner: 7:00 Pm to 10:30 Pm;
Overwater Bar and Grill 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. Open: Lunch: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm | Dinner: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm;
Fini Foni Savour unique homemade flavours of Popsicle and Ice Cream by the poolside and a stone throw from the Tennis Court, an enhancement to the Gili Wine & Dine experience during the day while you bask under the sun for that glowing tan. Mouthwatering snacks and delicious cocktails are also made available for you upon request. Open: 10:00 Am to 7:00 Pm;
The Underground Wine Cellar This exclusive cellar is accessed through a flight of glass stairs that reaches the underground cavern. It has more than 500 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions from around the world;
Meera Spa in Gili Lankanfushi Resort
Meaning the ocean in the Sanskrit language, Meera Spa offers a range Of holistic therapies. Glass floor panels beneath massage tables heighten the sensual experience, whilst the signature bamboo with warmed aromatic oils massage presents yet another new encounter. Other facilities include six over water treatment rooms, Yoga, rrai-Chi champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area with panoramic view of the ocean.
Surfing in Gili Lankanfushi Resort
Gili Lankanfushi has some of the best breaks in the Maldives; with just three to five-minute boat ride away and several more are within 20 minutes. Tropical water temperatures, consistent swell and low crowds add to the appeal.
Room amenities: Mr. Friday service, Large open-air living room with daybeds and dining area, Minibar and Nespresso machine, Rooftop terrace with daybed and dining table, Overwater sundeck with catamaran nets, Sun loungers, daybeds and direct ocean access, Private water hammock, Spacious master bedroom with king-sized bed, Personal safe, air-conditioning and fans, Semi open-air private bathroom with infinity tub, Separate glass walled shower area and secluded ocean access, Wi-Fi, Bose entertainment system, Satellite TV with extensive on-demand movie listings;
General: 24-hour reception, lobby bar, air conditioner, for non-smokers, dedicated smoking area, express registration, luggage storage room, safety box, swim-up bar, beach bar, Beach front, Beach, Pool/beach towels
Entertainment and sports: billiards, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, table tennis, steam bath
Services: transport from/to the airport, breakfast room service, doctor on call, currency exchange, tourist travel agency, Wi-Fi Internet
Paid services: SPA centre, massage, telephone and fax, washing service, dry cleaning, doctor, shops, diving, snorkelling, Fishing, game machines, transport from/to the airport, Movie nights, cooking class, tour or class about local culture, themed dinner nights, babysitting/child services
Gili Lankanfushi is located on a private island of the same name Lankanfushi in North Male atoll which is part of Kaafu Atoll. The resort is a short 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport.
Distance from downtown area: Male’ – 14.0km, Himmafushi Island – 2.05km, Girifushi Island – 3.50km;
Distance from airport: Male’ Velana International Airport (MLE) – 12.0km (20 minutes by speedboat);
Distance from the nearest resorts: Villa Nautica Paradise Island – 1.20km, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon – 5.20km;
Reception desk hours
From: 00:00 o’clock
To: 24:00 o’clock
Hotel policy: Free Wi-Fi, Pets are not allowed. Children of any age are welcome. There is no age requirement for check-in. To safeguard guest privacy, please note that flying a drone on the island is limited to a restricted area and requires the supervision of Resort staff.
Policy about booking cancellation:
Check-in from: 14:00 to 23:00 o’clock
Check-out until: 11:00 to 12:00 o’clock
Accepted credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express;
Charges included in the price:. Return speed boat transfer;