Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Resort & Spa
Luxury today is seen to be related to the quality of life, but its definition is deeply personal to the individual. Luxury can be defined as time spent with loved ones, a sense of belonging, a moment of absolute privacy, a perfect cup of coffee, a wonderful book, or simply an opportunity to escape from reality. Ultimately, luxury is the freedom to make your own choice.
At Gili Lankanfushi, we offer our guests the freedom to make that choice, providing an opportunity to redefine what luxury means, and ensuring that whatever their definition, we continuously strive to meet and exceed their expectations.
Located 20 minutes away by speedboat, Gili Lankanfushi is a stone throw away from Velana International Airport and 25 minutes away by speedboat from Male City. On arrival, you will be greeted by our airport representative who will escort you to our jetty for that speedboat transfer.
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 multi-tiered levels, this rustic-chic fort of dreams is where your idea of the ultimate island escape instantly 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.
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
Crusoe Residences Island View
Find 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 li ... 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.
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 our team of chefs to surprise you with mouthwatering dishes from a bespoke menu just for you.
Gili Lankanfushi's gastronomic vision sees our Executive Chef combining locally sourced seafood and a daily harvest from our expansive Organic Garden with seasonal, specially selected produce to creative unique, European-Maldivian fusion fare.
An assortment of settings on the island lend themselves to a collection of food experiences that allow you to dine as your mood directs.
Vegetarians and individuals with special dietary requirements are also in for a treat, since no requirement is impossible as personalisation is key. Allow our culinary team to delight and surprise you with creative dishes that is out of the menus, as it is what they do best.
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.
Our cavernous cellar hides at the bottom of a flight of glass stairs and was designed around a huge piece of driftwood that was once swept ashore. It houses more than 500 varieties of wine from numerous international regions.
Venture across the old and new worlds with a tasting session lead by our expert sommelier - who is also a great entertainer. 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.
Located directly on the beach and open for breakfast and dinner, Kashiveli - which translates as 'coral sands' in the local Dhivehi language - embodies locally-sourced, nutritious ingredients and vibrant flavours through a marriage of land and ocean.
Breakfasts celebrate the region's wide variety of fresh tropical fruits with an ever-changing array 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.
The Gili Culinary Journey will be on offer three nights a week, with a rotating menu of signature dishes taking guests on a gastronomic journey through nine cities, from traditional handmade Sardinian pasta and fresh Antalyan salads to vibrant Indonesian Rendang curry and Tamil lamb.
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.