Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is a short 20-minute boat ride from Male' International Airport.  It is a tiny coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villas.  Everywhere you look, marine life abounds.  And the gleaming waters beckon.

  • Star Rating: 5 Stars
  • Location: North Male' Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: 20 minutes by speedboat
  • Total Rooms: 45 overwater villas
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Ultimate privacy can be found at Gili Lankanfushi.  With just 45 sumptuous overwater villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat, you'll have a piece of paradise all you yourself.  Each villas is designed with the utmost attention to detail, and built to be environmetally 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.

- Overhead fan, air-conditioning, extensive minibar,
   personal safe, coffee machine, binoculars and
   many other amenities.
- Chess and backgammon tables.
- CD, DVD player, stereo system with speakers in
  bedroom and bathroom.
- 160 GB iPod with docking station.
- Extensive DVD and CD library. 
- Open-air bathroom with separate glass walled
  shower area.
- Complimentary broadband and Wi-Fi Internet access.
- Mr Friday/Butler service. 
- IDD telephones.
- Large over water net seating areas in most villas.

Spa Suites. Available with one Villa and one Residence | Couples treatment beds and CD Hi-Fi stereo system with surround sound speakers | Bathroom with blitz shower | Steam room | Gymnasium with air-conditioning, equipment and refrigerator | Wooden jet bath on the upstairs terrace overlooking the lagoon | Relaxation area with daybed for couples.


Wine & Dine:
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 extra ordinary settings will leave an indelible impression.

Main Restaurant.  Located on the west side beach of Lankanfushi offering a superb natural environment, this is the place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or romantic dinner. The style of food caters to all requirement and offers a combination of dishes that allows East to meet West in culinary terms. To ensure that you have the opportunity of the deliciously varied dining experience, we present a daily changing gourmet experience at the Main Restaurant as well as a Mediterranean Spice Souk on Fridays, and an Exotic Asian Street Market on Tuesdays.

Over Water Bar.  The Bar was built on stilts over the turquoise blue lagoon, with 360-degree view of the Indian Ocean stretching in to the far horizon. Cooled by balmy sea breezes and serenaded by the gentle lapping of the lagoon, it is a magical spot to wine and dine.The bar offers a causal menu featuring a wide selection of fresh salad leaves from the garden, sushi, Mediterranean delicacies daily catch of fish, imported meat as well as local spices and herbs. Our Executive Chef is on hand offering Live Station Dinners in the Over Water Bar with a Fisherman's Grill on Wednesdays and Passage Through Indian Tandoor Station on Sundays.

By The Sea.  By the sea presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breathtaking views of the ocean with intimate dining for just 26 guests. Located above the beach side forest, the restaurant features an exclusive dining experience with five table and daybeds, in addition to the Sushi Bar and bistro seating.The expansive tasting menu fuses traditional Japanese with ingenious European, Asian and Peruvian flavours. Local ingredients are used, which include the daily catch and fresh organic produce picked from the resort's own gardens.  Our signature dishes are well accompanied by a fine selection of Japanese sakes and a extensive list of wine.

The Underground Wine Cellar & Chocolate Cave. Enter through a doorway and descend down a flight of glass stairs to a chilled cavernous cellar underground and explore more than 600 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world. Wine tasting and wine dinners are hosted by our sommelier who will educate and surprise you, stimulating your plate with unexpected food pairings. There's also the opportunity to discover handmade chocolates as well as artisanal cheese and cold cuts from the deli room.

Destination Dining.  Gili Lankianfushi is located on its own slice of paradise with an endless array if romantic destinations to escape to. From a private island getaway made for two on the popular One Palm Island, or beach barbecue under the starry Maldivian skies. We offer gourmet adventures in the Organic Garden on our leaf table and tailor made dinners on Horizon Beach and beachside Tree House.

In-Villa Dining Experience. From the comfort of your villa, your sun deck or your roof top terrace we offer you the opportunity to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between . The in-villa dining menu is designed around our guest's favorite cuisine and dishes and focuses on the freshest ingredients. Private in-villa dining options and gourmet barbecues are also available.


Meera Spa. Meaning the ocean in the Sanskrit language, Meera spa offers a range of holistic therapies. Glass floor panels beneath massage tables heighten the sensual experience, whilst the signature bamboo with warned aromatic oils massage present yet another new encounter. Other facilities include six over water treatment rooms. Yoga/Tai-Chi champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area with panoramic view of the ocean.  As ans alternative, Meera Spa is delighted to introduce "Senses" a new open air spa experience on Lankanfushi Island where you are surrounded by the gifts of nature. Listen to the relaxing sound of the waves on the shore, the gentle sea breeze walking across the beach or the bird nesting in the palm trees whilst your therapist soothes away the stress and strain of modern living.


Ocean Paradise Dive Center. The Ocean Paradise Dive Center's multi-lingual PADI instructor as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service at all times. This PADI dive center is equipped with the latest equipment, while many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort.


- Water sports including catamaran, kayak, windsurfing,
  canoeing, paddle boarding and Hobie Cat sailing.
- Tennis court, volley ball, table tennis and jogging.
- A large selection of board games including chess,
  backgammon, trivial pursuit, etc.


Excursions & Experiences
- Guided snorkeling, speed boats/waterskiing.
- Sunrise and Sunset dhoni cruises.
- Sandbank picnics.
- Dolphin cruises.
- Excursions to Male' City & local islands.
- Private movie screenings at your locations of choice.
- Movie screenings at the Jungle Cinema on Mondays
  and Thursdays.

Wedding Pavilion
Celebrations turn into memorable milestones at Gili Lankanfushi. Hold the wedding of your dreams on over-water. Pop champagne as you watch the sun set from a dhoni cruise and savour the night with a private dinner on One Palm Island. Whether it's a wedding, honeymoon or special occasion you're looking at, we can help put together a tailor-made package for those special moments as you envisioned it to be.


  • Villa Suite Total area 210 sqm | King-sized bed | Large open-air living room with daybeds and dining facilities | over-water sun deck with sun loungers | open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area | One villa in this category includes a Spa suite.
  • Residence Total are 250 sqm | Secluded for total privacy | King-sized bed and some with two single beds | Large air-conditioned living room with two large daybeds and a dining table (convertible to an additional bedroom) | Additional television with satellite channels and DVD player in living room | Kitchenette | Roof-top terrace with daybed and dining facilities | Over-water sun deck with sun loungers | Mini wine cellar | Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area | One villa in this category includes a Spa Suite.
  • The Crusoe Residence Total are 250 sqm | Crusoe Residences stand alone in the Indian Ocean, secluded for total privacy | King-sized bed | Private rowing boat/pontoon boat shuttle to main island | Large air-conditioned living room with two large daybeds and a dining table (convertible to an additional bedroom) | Additional television with satellite channels and DVD player in living room | Kitchenette | Roof-top terrace with daybed and dining facilities | Over water sun deck with sun loungers | Mini wine cellar | Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area.
  • The Private Reserve Total area 1,400 sqm | Luxury appointed living space in the middle of a turquoise blue lagoon | Situated 500 meters from Gili Lankanfushi and 300 metres from the closest villa, accessible only by boat | Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean | 5-unit buildings designed in rustic chic style | 2 master suites, each with ceiling to floor windows on 3 sides | Private indoor and outdoor relaxation area and sundecks | 1 guest room with en-suite bathroom located on the 2nd floor | All bedrooms, spa, master suite and in door relaxation areas are air-conditioned | A large central open plan living area with sea garden, natural coral pool, surrounding viewing/sundecks, dining area, writing desk and daybeds | Unique open-air 100 sqm private bathroom with separate glass walled shower enclosure | Each master suite has a relaxing 2-person bathtub built over coral gardens | Private spa facility with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion and upstairs air-conditioned gymnasium | Entertainment/library suite with the latest plasma and audiovisual technology | Individually controlled music throughout the villa | Resident Mr and Ms Friday (Personal Butlers) on call 24 hours | Fully equipped gourmet kitchen available for private dining, snacks, healthy drinks or coffee and tea | Residents will be invited to deign their own wine cellar selection from our list of 300 labels | For the light hearted, a water slide is installed from the top deck into the coral pool | Roof-top terrace with daybed and two outdoor dining pavilions | Sea level sundecks with sun loungers offering direct access into the crystal clear coral garden and amazing marine life | Personal easy-to use motorized transfer boats exclusive to guests. Alternatively Mr Friday will captain and transport residents.


Sports and Recreation
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • outdoor pool
  • water sports (motorized)
  • private beach
  • fitness center
  • shops
  • room service
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • tours
  • safety deposit boxes
  • Airport Transfer
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