Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

From £1897.50 pp
PRICE FOR 7 NIGHTS: INCLUDES half board, speedboat transfers and Flights From London

Located on the private island of Lankanfushi, Gili is a magical all-water villa resort crafted from natural materials and inspired by tractional design.

Located on the private island of Lankanfushi, Gili is a magical all-water villa resort crafted from natural materials and inspired by traditional design.

An embodiment of rustic chic, Gili Lankanfushi effortlessly combines simplicity and opulence like no other. Its core philosophy of barefoot luxury means casual dress is met with lavish amenities and five-star services.

Offering over 45 world-class water villas, Gili Lankanfushi was once voted the best hotel in the world at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. All villas and residences are generously set apart with a feature water garden and private deck. Enjoy infinity swimming pools, spacious sundecks, and ocean-view rooftops in the villa options, or be amazed by couple’s spa pavilion, sauna and steam rooms, air-conditioned gymnasiums, home cinemas and fully stocked bars in a selection of Private Residences and Reserves.

Memorable fine dining experiences include an underground wine cellar, in-villa dining and Japanese fusion cuisine served in the signature restaurant 'By The Sea'. What's more, the luxurious overwater Meera Spa with its glass floor panels beneath the massage tables transports you to another realm, while the comprehensive spa menu leaves you spoiled for choice.

Non-motorised water sports, a pool, tennis, a fitness centre, and volleyball are also all available as complimentary services.

Gili Lankanfushi, which was designed in a genuine style, constructed with environmentally friendly materials and blended seamlessly into the breathtaking landscape of a natural environment, has established a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere where guests may feel completely at ease.

Fact Sheet

Highlights:

  • Gili Veshi – Marine Biology Shack
  • Jungle Cinema
  • Lagoon Champa – Wedding Pavillion
  • Meera Spa
  • Ocean Paradise Dive Centre
  • Organic Garden
  • Surf Shack by Tropicsurf
  • The Fitness Centre
  • Tennis Court
  • Yoga Champa

Personal Assistant:

Mr. Fridays is a team of personal guest experience hosts on Gili Lankanfushi Island. Your dedicated host will be there whenever you need it, day or night, and will go above and beyond to assist with anything from loading your luggage to arranging meals experiences and excursions, as well as setting up a bed under the stars.

Eco-Resort:

Gili Lankanfushi is sensitive to the environment and respects its ecological balance, given the natural beauty of the vegetation on the island and rich marine biodiversity in the surrounding lagoons.

Fine-Dining:

On each night of the week, embark on a different Gili Wine and Dine experience at unique locations around the island. Sit back and allow the team of chefs to surprise you with mouthwatering dishes from a bespoke menu just for you.

Organic Gardens

See the Executive Chef combining locally sourced meats and a daily harvest from the expansive Organic Garden with seasonal, specially selected produce to creative unique, European-Maldivian fusion flare.

Spa & Wellness:

The Meera Spa is a haven of aromatic calm nestled in a remote bay and spread across lazy seas. This holistic sanctuary has six over-water treatment rooms, an Ayurvedic Treatment Champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as an open-air relaxation area with spectacular views. A seaside yoga and meditation champa where you can greet the sun at dawn or dusk is located not far away.

A Little Extra:

Gili Lankanfushi is home to a Marine Biology Shack. Gili Veshi, which translates as Gili Environment in Dhivehi, is the island's main marine research station and a crucial focal point for environmental sustainability and protection.

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Location:

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a resort that is located on the private island of Lankanfushi in Male Atoll. It is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.

The resort has many amenities to offer, but one of the best features are the bungalows. Recommended for honeymooners, Gili Lankanfushi offers privacy and stunning views.

Sustainability:

Gili Lankanfushi is committed to sustainability, with a particular focus on preserving the natural environment and defending fragile marine ecosystems.

The architecture is built with responsibly sourced plantation teak, palm wood, bamboo, and palm fronds (much of which was gathered during the island regeneration process) in addition to reused telegraph poles. All rooms include biodegradable toiletries in refillable earthenware jars to reduce pollution. All hotel guests receive bottled still and sparkling water from the island's unique desalination plant. Much of the restaurants foods are also picked from their organic gardens.

Villa Suite:

These 18 one-bedroom hideaways are located on two floors and include an open-air living room, spacious bathroom, and private rooftop patio. With direct access to the ocean, spend your days swimming and snorkeling in the coral gardens surrounding your sundeck. While you're stargazing at night, relax on the catamaran nets as you loose yourself in tranquility.

Total area 210 sqm

Beds

1x King Sized bed + Sofa Bed

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 3 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Rooftop terrace with daybed and dining facilities

Villa Suite 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.

Total area 264 sqm

Beds

1x King Sized bed + Sofa Bed

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 3 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

An extended sundeck area parallel to the villa with an infinity pool, sun loungers, two daybeds, and catamaran nets overlooking the sparkling turquoise lagoon

Gili Lagoon Villa

The west-facing five overwater exquisite Gili Lagoon Villas provide stunning sunset views. These thatched one-bedroom hideaways each come with an open-air living area, a large bathroom, and a private rooftop terrace and are spread across two stories. 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.

Total area 210 sqm

Beds

1x King Sized bed + Sofa Bed

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 3 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Overwater sundeck with catamaran nets, sun loungers, daybeds and direct ocean access // Private water hammock // Rooftop terrace with daybed and dining facilities

Residence:

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.

Total area 250sqm

Beds

2x King Sized Beds

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 4 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Overwater sundeck with catamaran nets, sun loungers, daybeds and direct ocean access

Residence With Pool

Laze in the sun on the huge catamaran net that stretches out into the sea, while feeling the ocean's wind on your skin. With unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean, you'll feel at home in a spacious living and dining room. Your massive pool also has limitless possibilities for enjoyment as well as an unrivaled dining experience.

Total area 374 sqm

Beds

2x King Sized Beds

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 4 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

An extended sundeck area parallel to the residence with an infinity pool, sun loungers, dining table, daybed, and a large catamaran net overlooking the sparkling turquoise lagoon // Rooftop terrace with daybed and dining facilities

Crusoe Residences:

At one of the seven stand-alone Crusoe Residences, which are a short boat journey from the island, you can enjoy solitude and seclusion. 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.

Total area 250sqm

Beds

2x King Sized Beds

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 4 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Mr./Ms. Friday service // Mini wine chiller // Private water hammock // Overwater sundeck with catamaran nets, sun loungers, daybeds and direct ocean access // Your own private motorised boat or resort pontoon to and from the island

Gili Lagoon Residence:

When staying at this unique lagoon Residence, which is located on the end of a west-facing pier, take advantage of the swimming pools and stunning views. 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.

Total area 250sqm

Beds

1x King Sized bed + Sofa Bed

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 3 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Mr./Ms. Friday service // Mini wine chiller // Private water hammock // Overwater sundeck with catamaran nets, sun loungers, daybeds and direct ocean access

Family Villa:

The Family Villa is located at the end of the western-facing jetty and offers spectacular coastal vistas as well as breathtaking 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, work out in the private gym. When you are not in the steam room or sipping cocktails in the rooftop Jacuzzi, wander off to the nearby secluded three palm island where you will find a hidden cabana for a relaxing afternoon.

Total area 350sqm

Beds

2x King Sized Beds

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 4 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Mr./Ms. Friday service // Rooftop terrace with daybed and jacuzzi // Private wellness and workout room

Family Villa With Pool:

Two exclusive family homes with a pool on the island's eastern side. Each morning, wake up to that stunning water's edge view. This one-of-a-kind house, which is located at the end of the pier, features a huge en suite master bedroom, an en suite guest room, an L-shaped swimming pool, a private rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean , and a family area at the far end of divided into two rooms offering endless views of the Indian Ocean

Total area 385 sqm

Beds

3x King Sized Beds

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Mr./Ms. Friday service // Pantry area with mini wine chiller //

The Private Reserve:

The Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi, located 500 meters from the main resort and set alone in a sparkling, turquoise lagoon, is the pinnacle of luxury, seclusion, and privacy. This rustic-chic dream fort that spans multiple levels is where your fantasy of the perfect island getaway 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.

Total area 1,700 sqm

Beds

4x King Sized Bed

Views

Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Occupancy

Maximum of 8 People

Bathroom

En-suite Bathrooms with semi open-air private bathroom with tub and separate glass walked shower area and secluded ocean access

Something Unique

Luxury yacht for arrivals and departures // Residences of this exclusive villa are invited to design their own wine cellar selection from our list of 400 labels

Fine-Dining:

KASHIVELI: Kashiveli, which means ‘coral sands' in Dhivehi, is located on the beach and serves breakfasts and dinners. Through a meeting of land and sea, it embodies locally sourced nutritious ingredients and vibrant tastes. 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.

BY THE SEA: This intimate restaurant, which sits in the midst of our tropical jungle and provides panoramic ocean vistas, offers a Japanese fine-dining experience that is simply unforgettable. Be entertained by the talented Teppanyaki Chef with culinary acrobatics while you dine on a gourmet dinner freshly prepared just for you.

OVERWATER BAR: The Overwater Bar is a floating bar that sits on stilts in the lagoon and provides stunning, uninterrupted sea views. Snag your lunch from the organic farm, which features salads fresh from the garden, Mediterranean cuisine, and what's fresh today.Sunset is a lovely place to be, with a coconut martini in hand, enjoying the warm evening air. For an evening dining experience at the Over Water Bar's outer deck, try a Seafood Basket for two paired with a bottle of Champagne under the stars.

FINI FONI: Savor a unique homemade taste of Popsicle and Ice Cream by the poolside, a stone throw from the Tennis Court, an addition to the Gili Wine & Dine experience during the day while you soak up the sun for that golden tan. Mouthwatering snacks and delectable beverages are also available upon request.

UNDERGROUND WINE CELLAR: A fascinating subterranean wine cellar that houses a diverse range of wines from across the world, as well as a cool place to learn more about wines with the professional sommeliers. It includes over 500 different sorts of wine from throughout the world.

7-day Gili Wellness Journey:

Relax, Retreat, and Rejuvenate are three Meera Spa Gili Well-Being Journeys principles who know the strain of a fast-paced city existence and need to look after your mental well-being. Holistic healing and treatments will help you relax, rejuvenate and purify your body for long-term health. A combination of stretching, pressure point massage, as well as Ayurvedic medicated oils and holistic therapy will improve your senses.

Diving:

With Ocean Paradise Dive Centre – a PADI-certified dive facility on Gili Lankanfushi - you can explore the Maldives' theatrical underwater world. Many popular diving locations, such as Banana, HP, or Rainbow Reef, Okobe Thila, Nassimo Thila, Maagiri Point, and Manta Point are only a short boat ride from the resort.

Divers of all skill levels may take advantage of the center's multilingual expert instructors who run day and night dives and courses for all levels. . As the 9th most environmentally responsible dive centre in Asia, the team takes environmental practices seriously – you can even join a science dive and collect data for the likes of SharkWatch and the Manta Trust.

Beginners may discover Scuba Diving with Discover Scuba Diving, which lasts just three hours.

All scuba diving lessons are given by PADI experts who adhere to the most up-to-date safety protocols.

Snorkelling:

The crystal clear waters of the resort offer you with a feast for your eyes. You can see tiny sharks and schools of brightly colored fish just gazing out over the tropical sea from the resort's wooden boardwalks.

Pop on a snorkelling mask and pair of fins and head to the 15-metre drop-off zone at the edge of our house reef. Exploring its dazzling coral walls is like swimming in an aquarium and there is a good chance you will see turtles and rays.

A number of day and night excursions are offered by the local marine biologists. In the right season, they can take you to see giant manta rays up close and personal.

Watersports:

The blue lagoon is the perfect place for water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding on complimentary basis. Gili Lankanfushi provide lessons for beginners - and for those with experience, you will be left alone to explore the blue yonder at leisure.

If power and speed is what you are after, Gili Lankanfushi offer wakeboarding, waterskiing, fun tubing and private speed boat trips, catamaran sailing lessons and more.

Surfing:

Gili Lankanfushi, in the North Male Atoll, offers ideal conditions for world-class surfing. Three of the country's finest breaks are just a five-minute boat journey away, as well as several more that are within 20 minutes. Tropical water temperatures, consistent swell and low crowds add to the appeal. Teaming up with the luxury surfing company Tropicsurf, their experienced instructors offer an array of activities available for beginners learning in the lagoon, intermediate surfers and expert wave warriors looking for a challenge.

All lessons and surf trips are bespoke and tailored to your needs, whether it is a private or group session.

Tennis:

Stay active and fit even on a relaxing holiday at this timeless haven where time stands still. Join the tennis coach here at Gili Lankanfushi, for a bespoke tennis experience created for tennis players of all levels. In partnership with Recreational Tennis Coaching (RTC), they offer a unique recreational tennis program for adults and kids.

Excursions:

Take a look at the extensive range of guided excursions for those looking to explore what lies beyond the resort. Explore the city of Malé's narrow streets and discover its markets, mosques, and minarets. Alternatively, go to Huraa, a small local island located 20 minutes north of Gili Lankanfushi to meet with some of its inhabitants and see their exquisite handcrafted goods.

There's also the option of island hopping trips, which include snorkeling opportunities.

Take to the air in a seaplane and enjoy the adventure of flying over some of the Maldives' beautiful atolls during a scenic Flight Experience. You'll notice how distinct they appear against the Indian Ocean's deeper, azure blue seas as you look down upon gorgeous little islands with their chalk-white sandbars and crystal clear lagoons.

Sailing The Indian Ocean:

Sail the Indian Ocean on a luxury 14-metre Riviera yacht. Climb on board for a whale shark watching trip, or sunset dolphin cruise. Enjoy exclusive transfers to the airport, a private desert island picnic or explore atolls further away.

With an en-suite master cabin, two smaller berths and full catering service on board, there’s no finer way to travel.

Cooking Class

Make a typical Maldivian fish curry or practice tempura and sushi making with one of the in-house expert chefs. While the fundamental preparations will have already been completed, lessons about the ingredients and methods of preparation will be provided.

Learn about new cuisines and cultures while cooking under supervision. Once finished, your sumptuous meal awaits.

Essential Information

Visa:

Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

For UK citizens, please visit the Foreign Travel Advice section of https://www.gov.uk

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If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

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By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

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