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Gili Lankanfushi

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Gili Lankanfushi


 
 
 
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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.



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The Maldives boasts extensive coral reef systems and rich marine biodiversity, which means there's much to see in the surrounding clear waters. Just standing by the edge of the jetty, you can easily spot reef sharks, needlefish and boxfish swimming beneath. Put on a snorkelling mask, don a dive suit and encounter the underwater life up close. Join our resident marine biologist as he enthralls you with stories and maybe even points out a secret hiding place or two.

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.

Gili Lankanfushi™ is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives.

This 5-star resort is set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Malé Atoll, one of the 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. It is one of the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives.

Ultimate privacy can be found at Gili Lankanfushi™. With just 45 luxurious overwater villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat, you'll have a piece of paradise all to yourself. Each villa is designed with the utmost attention to detail, and built to be environmentally friendly. Your own private water garden and sun deck, as well as a separate shower linked to your bathroom by an open-air walkway allow you to live right by the water's edge.

Each villa will enjoy the services of a dedicated Mr Friday™ – so named after Robinson Crusoe's loyal assistant and dear friend. Available 24 hours a day, your Mr Friday, or Ms Friday, will be delighted to help arrange excursions, spa appointments, sunset cruises, restaurant reservations and even help pack or unpack your luggage. Parents will be pleased to know that Mr Friday can also keep the little ones entertained with storytelling and craft sessions.

The name 'Mr Friday' was coined by the adventure literature Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe. It is an apt rendition that tells a story about a man, Robinson Crusoe, who had a shipwreck in a storm and was washed up on a paradise island. Although safe and unharmed, Robinson was alone but later found a native companion whom he named 'Mr Friday' after the day he had suddenly appeared. Robinson and Mr Friday soon became fast friends and set off to island adventures together.

Here in our island of No News and No Shoes, we have our very own Mr Friday/Ms Friday. They will be your companion who will show you the way around the island and set you off to your adventures right here in Gili Lankanfushi.

Luxury dining comes in the form of a private dinner on this secluded island. The cuisine will whet your appetite with fresh offerings and local produce, while the extraordinary settings will leave an indelible impression.

Savour grilled seafood over the water, sip champagne in a traditional dhoni as the sun sets, or venture into the underground cellar for a unique dining experience. Luxury comes in the form of a private dinner on a secluded island. The cuisine will whet your appetite with fresh offerings and local produce, while the extraordinary settings will leave an indelible impression.

The surroundings are teeming with marine life and the resort has its own fully-equipped PADI diving school plus a variety of water sports. This place tops the list of must-do destinations for those in the know.

At Gili Lankanfushi, we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance.

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Review date:   June 21, 2018 11:04PM
 
Review:   Pictures barely do justice to the beauty of Gili Lankanfushi, so words will no doubt fall short as well. However, I will try. First of all, the setting is truly amazing. All the villas at Gili Lankanfushi sit on stilts above beautiful turquoise waters in the atoll. So you’re surrounded by beautiful vistas on all sides and there is always a breeze.  Of course you come to a place like this for relaxation and there are plenty of choices for lounging: the upper deck (great for after dark when the stars are out), or ‘inside’ in the main area (when you need a break from the sun); want to work on your tan? the ‘outdoor’ deck has lots to offer. Our villa, like most was 250 square meters (2,690 sq ft!), and every comfort has been provided. The attention to detail is amazing. For example: like most of the villas ours was connected to the island by a wooden walkway (the “Robinson Crusoe Villas” are only accessible by boat) and we used bicycles to ride to the island for dinner, or a workout, or a massage. These bicycles are made to look as though they are made of bamboo, but the little detail that floored me was a pouch hanging off the handlebar that contained a small towel. To wipe off the seat after a rain? Mop the brow after laying in the sun?  The service was amazing, the staff was attentive and always smiling, no doubt because they work in paradise for what obviously is a well run organization. Fantastic experience, it will be very hard to top!
 
Author:   Pete Hage
 
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Review date:   June 6, 2018 3:53AM
 
Review:   We just enjoyed a wonderful vacation at Gili. Besides the beautiful beach and the amazing colors of the sea, Gili’s service is really excellent, all the people are friendly and you will believe they all do their best to make you feel good. Gili provide a real concierge, our Ms. Friday Nana is the best, she assisted us to arrange everything wonderfully. Abdhulla, responsible for main restaurant, he made our every breakfast happy and excellent. Our house keeper is always careful and help us have a most comfortable villa. Gili is the best, especially when you want to celebrate an important day in your life, you must come to Gili, you will have an unforgettable memory.
 
Author:   Eason Chang
 
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Review date:   June 18, 2018 5:44PM
 
Review:   Stayed at Gili lankanfushi for 5 days for our honeymoon in May 2015. It was so lovely experience! Staff were so friendly and professional, they whole island atmosphere was so natural and amazing! Will come back when we visit Maldives again.
 
Author:   Susie Zhang
 
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Review date:   June 22, 2018 10:23AM
 
Review:   Perched over the Indian Ocean, Gili Lankanfushi offers closeness to sun and sea with its luxurious accommodation. Aside from free Wi-Fi, it also has an ocean-view outdoor pool and relaxing spa. Located on the private island of Lankanfushi in Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. Featuring private sun decks and a water garden, each eco-friendly residence is equipped with a cable/satellite TV, DVD player and BOSE surround-sound system. An espresso machine and minibar are also included. With glass-panelled floors, the elegant spa provides traditional Ayurvedic treatments and yoga programmes. Other recreational activities include tennis, island day trips and scuba diving. Enjoy premium wine and gourmet chocolate at The Wine Cellar and Underground Chocolate Cave. By the Sea Restaurant serves fusion and Japanese cuisine. The Main Restaurant and Bar offers international buffet spreads.
 
Author:   Maninder Preet Singh
 
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Review date:   July 3, 2018 7:10AM
 
Review:   It was wonderful experience. Staff is very attentive, cordial, and sea is awesome.
 
Author:   Sandeep Rawat
 
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