In the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean lies an oasis of unparalleled luxury and natural beauty: Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. Tucked away on a coral island in the North Malé Atoll, this award-winning resort is an idyllic haven of tranquil serenity, designed for those who wish to disconnect from the bustle of the modern world and reconnect with nature.
Gili Lankanfushi breathes new life into the concept of barefoot luxury. Its setting, in one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, provides an intimate connection with the stunning aquatic environment, and the commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness is at the heart of the resort’s ethos. Gili Lankanfushi seeks to minimize its carbon footprint and maximizes efforts to ensure the preservation and enhancement of the stunning island and its marine surroundings.
The resort presents 45 spacious over-water villas, each crafted with a distinct design that marries traditional Maldivian aesthetics with modern comforts. The villas, with their glass-bottom floors, open-air living spaces, and private water gardens, provide an immersion in the captivating marine environment, offering vistas of clear blue waters as far as the eye can see. The accommodation options range from Villa Suites to the awe-inspiring Private Reserve, reputedly the largest over-water villa in the world.
At the heart of Gili Lankanfushi is an exquisite culinary experience. The resort hosts several dining venues, each offering a unique gastronomic journey. Kashiveli, meaning ‘coral sands’ in the local Dhivehi language, is the resort’s primary restaurant, serving a combination of Mediterranean and Maldivian cuisines prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. By the Sea, the resort’s Japanese fusion restaurant, provides an intimate dining experience, pairing exquisite cuisine with a remarkable selection of sakes.
For a more immersive culinary experience, guests can embark on a journey of discovery with the resort’s ‘Organic Garden Lunch’. Within the island’s lush organic garden, guests are treated to a sensory feast, tasting the freshest of ingredients in a serene and verdant environment. Alternatively, the ‘Destination Dining’ experience offers guests a romantic meal set in a location of their choice – from the privacy of their villa to the soft sandy beach lit by twinkling lanterns.
Gili Lankanfushi’s Meera Spa provides a tranquil sanctuary where guests can embark on a journey of wellness and rejuvenation. With a range of therapies and treatments inspired by the holistic philosophy of Ayurveda and using organic products, Meera Spa offers an all-encompassing wellness experience that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. The over-water spa, with its glass-floor panels, allows for a view of the marine life beneath, creating a mesmerizing backdrop to a soothing massage or yoga session.
The resort also offers a plethora of activities to connect guests with the mesmerizing Maldivian environment. From snorkelling and diving in the vibrant coral reefs that surround the resort to surfing the waves or setting sail on a traditional Dhoni, adventure awaits around every corner. For those seeking to learn more about the island’s unique marine life, the Marine Biology Shack offers educational talks and excursions led by the resident marine biologist.
Gili Lankanfushi also ensures an unforgettable experience for families. The resort offers a variety of family-friendly villas, and the numerous activities designed for younger guests will keep the little ones engaged, entertained, and educated about the environment.
A stay at Gili Lankanfushi is not just a holiday, it’s an experience—a journey into a world where luxury and sustainability exist in harmony, where the surrounding nature astounds, and the warm, personalized service makes you feel like the only person on the island. With its breathtaking environment, impeccable service, and immersive experiences, Gili Lankanfushi sets the standard for an intimate and luxurious Maldivian escape. As you step onto the jetty, you’ll be welcomed with the resort’s motto: “No News, No Shoes”—an invitation to kick off your shoes, leave the outside world behind, and enjoy the natural luxury that Gili Lankanfushi offers.
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