Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Resort & Spa
You arrive not quite knowing what to expect. You have had holidays before but never a journey. Not like this. A stone's throw from Malé airport, voyage to the height of luxury. An exclusive retreat, far from the worries of the world. Gili Lankanfushi.
Located on the private island of Lankanfushi in Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.
Designed in an authentic style, built using ecofriendly materials and blended seamlessly into the remarkable landscape of a natural environment, our over water villas creates a sophisticated and intimate ambiance where guests are able to feel truly at home
It overwhelms at first, but you get used to the sensation. You have never felt it before. Bliss
These 24 one-bedroom hideaways are spread across two floors and each boasts an open-air living room, spacious bathroom and private rooftop terrace.With direct ocean access, spend your days swimming ... read more
Located at the secluded ends of two of our 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 (co ... read more
OFind solitude and seclusion at one of our seven stand-alone Crusoe Residences set a short boat ride away from our island. Spread across two floors, each comes with a master bedroom, air-conditioned l ... read more
Perched at the end of our western-facing jetty, the Family Villa offers unrivalled panoramic views of the surrounding sapphire seascape and exquisite sunsets. Its spacious master bedroom includes an e ... read more
The Private Reserve
Standing alone in the middle of a sparkling, turquoise lagoon, 500 metres from our main resort, Gili Lankanfushi's Private Reserve is the quintessence of luxury, privacy and seclusion. Sprawled across ... read more
SURFING WITH TROPICSURF
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 our 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.
We have teamed up with luxury surfing company Tropicsurf and their experienced instructors offer an array of activities available for beginners learning in our 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.
Our blue lagoon is the perfect place for water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding on complimentary basis. We provide lessons for beginners and for those with experience, we will leave you to explore the blue yonder at leisure. If power and speed is what you are after, we offer wakeboarding, waterskiing, jet skiing, jet blading, fun tubing and private speed boat trips too.
Minimum age 8 years old.
A short explanation of wind, board and sail techniques, before heading to the shallow lagoon for some practical fun. One hour is usually enough for beginners to grasp the fundamentals of windsurfing up and down the beach.
Catamaran Sailing Lessons:
Minimum age 8 years old.
Starting with a safety briefing and explanation of controlling direction of the boat, we head to the Wedding Champa for a controlled catamaran sailing session with one of our instructors.
Waterski & Wakeboarding:
Minimum age 8 years old.
Following a safety briefing and instruction the guests move to the calmer waters behind the Wedding Champa for half an hour of adrenaline charged fun times. Instruction can be offered for complete beginners at only
Be amazed by the richness and variety that exists in the surrounding shimmering waters of our resort. Just standing on the edge of our timber boardwalks, you can easily spot small sharks and schools of brightly coloured fish.
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.
Our resident marine biologists run a variety of day and night exploratory guided trips. In the right season, they can take you to see giant manta rays up close and personal.
We offer an extensive range of guided excursions for those looking to explore what lies beyond our resort. Meander through the narrow streets of the capital city, Malé, and discover its markets, mosques and minarets. Or, take a trip to Huraa, a tiny local island that lies 20 minutes north of Gili Lankanfushi, to meet with some of its inhabitants and see their exquisite handcrafted products.
You can also try your hand (and luck) at local-style fishing or embark on a more serious deep sea fishing adventure. Island hopping trips include the chance to stop and snorkel as well. Delight in the excitement of flying over some of the Maldives" spectacular atolls in a seaplane with our scenic Flight Experience. As you gaze down upon beautiful little islands with their chalk-white sandbars and crystal clear lagoons, you will see how they stand out in stark contrast against the Indian Ocean' deeper, azure blue seas.
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Sunset Fishing Trip
Sunrise Fishing Trip
Big Game Fishing
Discover the wonders of the deep with the Ocean Paradise Dive Center. Some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, such as Manta Point, are a short boat ride from the resort. The 9th most environmentally responsible dive centre in Asia, They take environmental practices seriously - you can even join a science dive with the team and collect data for the likes of SharkWatch and the Manta Trust.
Fini Foni in Dhivehi means Cold Sweet, suggests a place where you can have some cold sweet fun. 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.
Standing on stilts in the lagoon, the Overwater Bar floats in a dreamy landscape and offers breathtaking, uninterrupted sea views.
At lunchtime, find salads fresh from our organic garden, Mediterranean dishes and the catch of the day. Come sunset, it's where you'll want to be with a coconut martini in hand, relishing the balmy evening breeze.
Once a week on Wednesdays, a Seafood Grill evening showcases produce straight from local fishermen's nets. For a dinner experience at the outer deck of the Over Water Bar, indulge in a Seafood Basket for two with a bottle of Champagne under the stars. On Sundays, our Passage through India Tandoor night sees sizzling meats, spicy specialties and homemade chapatis, rotis, poppadums, and the ever so delicious naans being whipped up by our chefs, using the tandoori oven.
BY THE SEA
Engulfed by our tropical jungle and offering sweeping ocean views, 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 our 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 our knowledgeable sommeliers know what to suggest.
Be entertained by our skillful Teppanyaki Chef with culinary acrobatics, whilst you enjoy a gourmet dinner freshly prepared just for you.
A sanctuary of scented bliss, our Meera Spa sits in a secluded bay and is sprawled across languid waters.
This holistic haven includes six over-water treatment rooms, an Ayurvedic Treatment Champa, steam and sauna rooms and an open-air relaxation area offering breathtaking views. A seaside yoga and meditation champa, where you can salute the sun come dawn or dusk, lies not too far away.
Our global treatments and therapies draw on ancient cultures and healing knowledge. They are delivered by highly-skilled therapists, who will help you to connect with yourself and our glorious island landscape while revitalising and balancing your mind, body and soul.
Each session begins with a mineral-rich sea salt foot scrub, letting you slip that much faster into relaxation mode. Our collection of Voya and Sodashi products are simply sublime as are our in-house Meera concoctions created from organic plants and herbs.
YOGA AND MEDITATION:
Begin your mornings bright and early with Dev, our yoga master to stretch out those tired muscles, increase flexibility and to have a balanced mind, body and soul. For meditation to find inner peace, embrace the beauty of the natural environment of Gili Lankanfushi and lose yourself in the serenity of a timeless haven.
Complimentary morning yoga is available at 8:00 am daily. Private sessions are available upon request and will be chargeable.
GILI WELLNESS JOURNEY:
Relax, Retreat and Rejuvenate are three essentials of Gili Well-Being Journeys at Meera Spa. We understand the stress of a bustling city life and need to care for your inner well-being. Discover holistic and healing treats for the mind, body and soul in a tranquil setting with a focus on purifying and rejuvenating your body for long term benefits.A combination of several treatments involving stretching, pressure points massage, plus Ayurvedic medicated oils and holistic therapy will help uplift your senses. Begin your wellness journey with us and be on your way to a revitalizing road to recovery of inner peace and balance.