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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
Gift shop
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Chinese and 3 more
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aga t wrote a review Nov 24
2 contributions
This resort is stunning and amazing. It has perfect geographical positioning, surrounded by turquoise lagoon, close to Male, but at the same time secluded. The architecture and style is a kind of a holiday-laid-back-kind off, with wonderful attention to every detail. Everything you could think of, is top-notch. great healthy cuisine with more than 30 varieties of freshly squeezed juices, and top class Japanese restaurant. We booked a private manta watching tour and it was a time of our lives!!! We saw great huge mantas, an abundance of fish and several families of dolphins paying around. Unforgettable experience!!. Everything in the Resort is beyond expectations. Our most sincere thanks to our personal butler, Mr Friday - dear Visam, you are a great man, with expert knowledge concerning everything in the resort , skilled diver and swimmer, amazing companion!!! We had fantastic time thanks to you!!! The General Manager of the resort is a fantastic, open and helpful gentleman, for whom no effort is too big to make their clients feel at home The Master Sommelier (Yes, the Resort has an exquisite wine cellar!) is an extremely knowledgeable man, who will spoil you with endless tasting of fabulous wines And last but not least - the SPA is one of the best I have ever been! Thank you Tay (Sorry for possible spelling mistakes!) for a wonderful massage and helping me with my sore arm! I experienced one of the best massages in my entire life !
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Date of stay: November 2020
Winston wrote a review Oct 2020
Arlington, Virginia151 contributions112 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I traveled with my family to Maldives end of September. We took every precaution necessary to make it there including getting Covid 19 tests to follow policy. Honestly it was a hassle but a reassuring one as everyone who got in the plane was required to do so and made us feel safe when flying. After a hectic flight schedule and even plane change (emailing Gili team at 1am on the plane we rushed to make stating our time change) it was the biggest relief to see the Gili team with their sign on our arrival. We were then immediately led to a bought and sailed 15 mins to our destination. I loved the fact that you check in your shoes on the boat and started to feel the island vibe almost immediately. The team greeted us on arrival and we were immediately taken by buggy to explore the island. Our Mr Friday was Fiyaz (he was the absolute best! I can’t thank you enough Fiyaz for making our whole trip seem less and so enjoyable! Sincerely thank you for everything you did for us). Check in happens in your own villa which and your luggage already arrived. This was especially helpful as while I was dealing with check in my young son went straight to the pool to occupy himself. Absolutely one of the best check in process I’ve experienced in my travels. 5/5 already. Moving on to villa they are gorgeous and so relaxing. Phenomenal views and just a tip try to get a pool villa. Especially if you are traveling with little ones. It is so worth the extra money. 5/5 for room layout and amenities. The food, how to describe chef Hari and his team that can do them justice. They were the absolute best, everything we tried was delicious, I was especially touched how they went out of their way to ensure my little one had any choice he desired and they always checked to ensure he was happy and eating properly (our son is a very picky eater). Thank you chef Hari! The food was delicious and everyone on your team from the cooks to service staff were so kind friendly and caring in every detail. We really could see the pride and effort you put forth in your service and appreciated every bit of it. 5/5 for food and service. They resort has tons of activities to do and very easy to schedule. I want to personally thank Fiyaz and everyone who was involved in my wife destination dining birthday dinner. Not only was the decor and food amazing, but they also decorated our villa so she had an additional surprise when we returned home plus a birthday cake. She was so happy it was def one of the best birthdays she had. 5/5 again for service and hospitality. I’m so happy we chose to stay at Gili Lankanfushi. It has been one of the best holidays we have been on. Highly recommend considering this location if you are traveling to the Maldives. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Gili for making such a memorable trip for us. I will never forget this trip and plan to come back next year with friends and extended family. I know this is a long review and probably doesn’t do it the justice that Gili Lankanfushi deserves but wanted to express my gratitude to the staff, to our Mr Friday Fiyaz who arranged all details of our trip and treated us as family. We can’t thank you enough :). See you soon! Cannot wait to return! (Quick note don’t be worried about bringing your little ones to the island , the entire staff was so kind to my son he is 3 years old and really made him feel welcome and comfortable. They showed him so much love and caring that I had no doubt we chose the right location for our Maldives trip. They have scheduled kids activities that he loved as well to keep him entertained). This place is the best 5/5 rating, hey earned and deserve a perfect score.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Nicolas K, Guest Services / Front Office at Gili Lankanfushi
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Dear winstonsiraj, Thank you for your complimentary and detailed review of Gili Lankanfushi. I am delighted to read that we were able to instantly alleviate any worries resulting from a tumultuous journey due to the ongoing Pandemic. From the moment our airport Friday greets you to the airport, we strive to create an atmosphere of relaxation, where you can leave the stresses of daily life behind. The short 15 minute boat ride to the resort followed by the villa check-in, is just the next step in your journey to ultimate relaxation. We take pride on offering a quality and diverse culinary experience to our guests – I am delighted that you were impressed with your experience. Whether it’s a Teppanyaki event in The By The Sea restaurant, an Organic Lunch in the Organic Garden, or a private Dinner surrounded by countless candles on the beach, we make every effort to tailor each meal to the preferences and likes each guest. Thank you for recognising Chef Hari and team, I will be sure to pass on your comments to them. It’s wonderful to see that your son was happy and entertained throughout your stay; I know Fiyaz certainly enjoyed watching over him. While there is no kids club on the resort, there is certainly a plethora of personalised kids’ activities to keep the little ones entertained. From treasure hunting with the Marine Biologist, to Popsicle tasting in the ice cream parlor, there are always activities of interest for all ages. Finally, no stay at the resort would be complete without the care and attention of your Mr or Ms. Friday – your very own guide and friend. I am overjoyed that Fiyaz was worthy of a highlight in your review, and I will be sure to pass on your comments to him, as well as the rest of the Gili hosts. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon for more Gili stories. Warm regards, Nicolas
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Jani H wrote a review Nov 23
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We visited Gili Lankanfushi in November 2020. To make long story short - everything was exceptional and we were very happy with our stay. I was a bit worried about the food selection and quality, as I did not find their web page very informative regarding restaurants & menus. I am happy to say that food in the resort was very good - quality of the ingredients was very high and everything we had was very tasty. Service was warm and attentive! Special greetings to our Mt. Friday Visam and Dive Center's Jackie - you made our visit very nice :)
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Joanna wrote a review Nov 21
2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderful welcome we received on our return trip to Gili this year....the level of friendliness, the staff who go out of their way to help and make your holiday the best, the ambience, the amazing spa treatments and the FOOD! Glorious in every way. Well done team Gili!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Mayuri G wrote a review Nov 19
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Gili Lankanfushi is undoubtedly our go to place when we need a guaranteed fantastic vacation. The service is exceptional. Food is always of very high quality and delicious. The rooms are large and beautifully designed. The Dive centre is always ready with experienced staff to take us on our next adventure. The staff is always innovating to make your stay special. zthiswas our 3rd trip to Gili and we are already planning our 4th !
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gili Lankanfushi
Which popular attractions are close to Gili Lankanfushi?
Nearby attractions include Jafana Park (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gili Lankanfushi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Gili Lankanfushi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gili Lankanfushi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Gili Lankanfushi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Salt, Sunset Lounge, and Baraabaru.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gili Lankanfushi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Is Gili Lankanfushi located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the center of Lankanfushi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gili Lankanfushi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gili Lankanfushi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Indonesian, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Gili Lankanfushi?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (8.7 miles).
Does Gili Lankanfushi have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.