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 lookmarine life abounds.
The five star resort is set on a private island and is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives.
Located in the North Malé Atoll, one of the 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean, the island is one of the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives.
The Maldives boasts extensive coral reef systems and rich marine biodiversity which means there's much to see in the surrounding clear waters. Stand by the edge of the jetty you can easily spot reef sharks, needlefish and boxfish swimming beneath.
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.
Whilst staying at Gili Lankanfushi you will enjoy the services of a dedicated Mr Frida – so named after Robinson Crusoe’s loyal assistant and friend.
Available 24 hours a day, your Mr or Mrs 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.
Dining is superb - 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. Chefs use only the freshest fish and local produce from the island organic garden.
The Meera Spa offers a range of holistic therapies, and the signature bamboo massage with warmed aromatic oils presents yet another new encounter. Enjoy your treatment to the sound of the waves and the cool ocean breezes.
Other facilities include six overwater treatment rooms, a yoga or Meditation champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area with panoramic views of the sea.
The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre’s multilingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service at all times.
The PADI dive centre is equipped with the latest equipment, while many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point are within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort.