Gili Lankanfushi - a tranquil island in the heart of the Maldives - Spear's Magazine

Gili Lankanfushi – a tranquil island in the heart of the Maldives

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 look, marine life abounds and the gleaming waters beckon.

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Gili Lankanfushi™ is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives.

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.

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. The cuisine will whet your appetite with fresh offerings and local produce, while the extraordinary settings will leave an indelible impression.

Meera means ocean in the Sanskirt language, and glass floor panels beneath the massage tables offer a peek underwater to heighten the sensual experience. The Spa offers a range of holistic therapies, and the signature bamboo massage with warmed aromatic oils presents yet another new encounter.

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The surroundings are teeming with marine life and the resort has its own fully-equipped PADI diving school plus a variety of water sports.

Gili Lankanfushi is the perfect place to simply kickback and relax. But when it comes to being active, there’s endless choice in this natural playground. From paddle boarding, surfing or diving at Manta Point to windsurfing across crystal lagoons, from yoga at sunrise to visiting local islands, there’s always something to suit every mood.

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Here in our island of No News and No Shoes, we have our very own Mr Friday/Ms Friday – so named after Robinson Crusoe’s loyal assistant and dear friend. They will be your companion who will show you the way around the island and set you off to your adventures right here. Available 24 hours a day, your Mr Friday, or Ms 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.

At Gili Lankanfushi, we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance.

‘Coral Lines’ project a flagship awareness and research initiative by Gili Lankanfushi and our guests. It is our marine biologist’s unique, low-tech coral reef rehabilitation project. It contributes greatly to reef rehabilitation science and employs reef recovery methods never used in the Maldives before.



 

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