My wife and I spent an idyllic eight nights here; we wanted somewhere where we could totally unwind, that was unfussy and uncomplicated, without the regimentation of a hotel.
We were particularly attracted by the over water villas as we enjoy being around the sea. Even though we were slightly apprehensive about the weather in late October, our fears were unfounded and our high expectations were fulfilled. The quality of service was particularly noteworthy, with Gasim our Man Friday at hand whenever we needed him.
The privacy, the Spa and the spaciousness of the villa were all first rate. We were also concerned that Gili's location might be too near Male but this was unfounded. The occasional seaplane and passing boat did not bother us. All in all a memorable holiday - we will definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a short 20 minute boat ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives. It is a tiny coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villas. The forty four stilted villas plus the vast Private Reserve are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials and offer rooftop and over-water sundecks, featuring open air bathrooms, sumptuous daybeds and a personal entertainment center. For ultimate privacy, we have seven Crusoe Residences that are only accessible by personal boat. Come ashore for some great dining and equally great wines or perhaps a romantic moonlit dinner delivered right to the villa. The possibilities are endless.The interior decoration has been devised to recreate a natural habitat, using sustainable woods, natural materials and traditional fabrics, whilst still offering all the modern day amenities and creature comforts of true luxury. At Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance. The Maldives is a paradise for snorkeling and diving and the resort has its own fully equipped PADI diving school plus a variety of water sports. This place tops the list of must-do destinations for those seeking the aquatic paradise. ... more less
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