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Message from TripAdvisor: On 2nd January a fire broke out at Gili Lankanfushi. A full investigation is now underway, however, the resort will be closed for the foreseeable future. The team are in close touch with our future guests and travel partners to assist with rearranging or refunding their holidays whilst we repair the damage to re-open the resort. We will share updates on our social media pages as soon as we know more.

Gili Lankanfushi

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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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I stayed at Gili Lankanfushi for 3 days to celebrate my 40th birthday. After a short speedboat ride from Male, I arrived at Gili and was welcomed by Nicolas, the resort manager and Serene, my Miss Friday. After a tour of the island, I was taken to my room to complete the
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Response from Nicolas K, Resort Manager at Gili Lankanfushi
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear traceysensei, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Gili Lankanfushi, We are humbled that you chose to celebrate such an important occasion with us. One of the delights of the villas on the resort is the direct access to the surrounding crystal clear turquoise waters. We are glad to hear that you found this to be a true highlight of your stay. A stay at Gili Lankanfushi would not be complete without the care and attention of your personal Mr. Friday; there to assist you with any request you may have. We are elated that you were so well received and taken care of by Serene! The private dinner set up on the beach, is usually a point of awe for our guests, and it’s wonderful to hear that the team did not fail to surprise you. Each dining experience is one of a kind, which is reflected by your unique and special beach set up. I will pass on your comments to Nashid, Rodrigo, Shiyan, Samu and Nakul, as well as the rest of the Gili Lankanfushi hosts. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for more exploring and more Gili stories. Warm regards, Nicolas
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Our visit to Gili Lankanfushi had to be cancelled due to a fire the hotel suffered in January 2019. Despite the extremely difficult circumstances the hotel staff must have found themselves in, they truly excelled themselves by finding us alternative accommodation of a comparable
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Response from Nicolas K, Resort Manager at Gili Lankanfushi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Great1X, Thank you for taking the time to share this complimentary review, While it is regretful that you were not able to spend your holiday at Gili Lankanfushi, I am delighted that you were able to enjoy your trip at the alternate resort. We pride ourselves on providing personalized and memorable experiences; and while you did not stay at the resort, we wanted to ensure that your holiday was not adversely effected by our temporary closure. Our whole team is taking this time to prepare for the reopening. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the Maldives, and to the natural and secluded setting that is Gili Lankanfushi. Warm regards, Nicolas
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My husband and I spent Christmas week here and we are now forever ruined for any other resort in the world! We have been to several 5 star resorts and have never received such personalized service as at Gili Lankanfushi. It was attention to every tiny detail from the very
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Response from Nicolas K, Resort Manager at Gili Lankanfushi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear LaurensQ4206SK, Thank you for leaving this feedback of your recent stay at Gili Lankanfushi. Firstly let me thank you for choosing to spend the festive period with us. I am delighted to hear that your experience was personalized, and reminiscent of being surrounded by family. A key portion of your Gili experience, is dictated by your Mr Friday, who acts as both a guide and a friend. There are of course various hosts who take great pleasure in creating a great experience, from the moment you step on the speedboat, to the moment you return to the airport, and everything in between. It is delightful to hear that your diving trips were a highlight of your stay. The crystal clear turquoise waters that surround the resort are ideal for exploring all the aquatic life; and of course having knowledgeable and dedicated guides only add to that magical experience. I will certainly pass on your comments to Rishma, the dive center team, and the rest of the Gili hosts. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort, to create more Gili stories. Warm regards, Nicolas
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Stayed here on our honeymoon and was blown away. The hotel rooms are incredible, the food is delicious, the staff is top notch, great spa, and scenery is awe inspiring. Definitely do the whiskey tasting paired with dinner if it’s offered in the room downstairs, was so much
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Response from Nicolas K, Resort Manager at Gili Lankanfushi
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear NYCworldtravelergirl, Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon at Gili Lankanfushi. It is wonderful that you enjoyed the different facets of your experience; from the spacious villas, to the sumptuous Gili cuisine, the mesmerizing lagoon and most importantly the passion and dedication of our team of hosts. We look forward to welcome you back for more Gili stories at our Indian Ocean sanctuary. Warm regards, Nicolas
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From the moment you arrive, the shoulders relax, the mind de-clutters, and a smile never leaves your face. Their motto "No Shoes, No News" is for real. My family did not wear shoes (except in the gym) for our entire stay. We rode bikes through the lush forest to make our way to
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Response from Nicolas K, Resort Manager at Gili Lankanfushi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear macywatson, Thank you for taking the time to share this complimentary review of your recent Gili Lankanfushi stay. It is wonderful to learn that you took advantage of the "No Shoes No News" concept of the resort and you used this opportunity to connect with the natural surroundings of the island. We appreciate your kind feedback regarding the size and design of the villas that blends seamlessly with the easy going and rustic feel of the resort. Our team of hosts always strives to offer personalized experiences that represent the Gili spirit and aim to leave a lasting memorable impression; we are thrilled to know that they succeeded and that you are planning to come back in the future. We look forward to welcome you back for a new Gili story, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any assistance that we may provide in planning your next visit. Warm regards, Nicolas
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Dear pyush n, Thank you very much for your interest in Gili Lankanfushi! We do not have any restrictions nor discriminate based on nationality nor race. Always at your disposal for any further queries. Best regards, Gili Team
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Lankanfushi island has beautiful beaches on both sides, with deep water for swimming directly off the beach around the main restaurant. Three palm island belongs to the people staying in the family villa and so if it is occupied you won’t be able to access it. One palm island can be reached by organising a boat to take you across and can be done through your Mr/Ms Friday, although the snorkelling there wasn’t great when we went so I reccommend you go on an excursion to a local reef and snorkel there or even just around your villa as there are many fish and sharks quite close in. I didn’t ever order breakfast to the room but I assume that if you did it would be covered in your half-board. There is a menu in the room that gives you more information and the times at which you can order. Hope this helps!
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Hi Avrum3, Thank you very much for your interest in Gili Lankanfushi. Absolutely, you will find many fishes swimming around the Villas, the best place snorkeling is near our one palm island which is a few minute accessible by pontoon boats which are readily available upon request. Remain at your disposal for further information or assistance you may require Best regards Gili Team
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Hi Arvum, Thank you very much for your interest in Gili Lankanfushi! The villas are private, we do have a local island nearby however it's partly visible at a distant. If you wish to avoid the view of the island or the Paradise Island resort we would recommend Gili Lagoon Villas or the Gili Lagoon residence. Trust above information is helpful and we look forward for the pleasure of welcoming you in a near future Best regards, Gili Team
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With heavy heart I am writing this or asking this! As I can't stay it this place.. to be very frank its beyond my budget.. Its all about money...!! :( "Feeling a bit Sad" May be after next few years I can afford this place.. Also today I came to know about this as I was just checking trip advisor.. Oops I just confirmed with SOTC (Well known Travel service provider) today for Paradise Island stay (People or I can say friends stayed there will surely say ... poor me.. isn't it!! Haha.. if you wish you can sponsor me and my family a full board package at Gili!! .. So nice of you!!) Well Sorry for so long para and making you people bored...I am now coming to my point Still I have few questions if some of you friends can answer it 1. Can I visit this Gili from my Paradise Island Resort by walk? or I have to take boat for it? Oh before coming to that will these BEST hotel people(I came to know about their Manager and too good staff.. simply amazing) allow me to visit Gili as I am literaly a fan boy of these! of course my wife and my cutie pie 5 years daughter with me :) ?? Will they allow? 2. If they allow outsiders to visit their organic farm where they plant food & herbs, also if I can afford would love to take lunch/dinner (please let me know that if they serve pure veg food) here dinner in USD will not be a more concern, I feel I will afford it if its around max USD80-100 for 3 of us? No doubt in India we had been to many 5* hotels.. 3) if I can't go by walk to Gili, how much speed boat charges for to and fro from Paradise Island to Gili? If any more questions after your answers I will again disturb you guys :p don't feel bad pls Thank you guys in advance for your answers as I know you all people who will answer will be really busy people. This is Maulik Raja signing off..
Hi Maulik, Thank you very much for your interest in Gili Lankanfushi! Kindly send us your email address for us to send you the details for a possible day visit. Looking forward for the pleasure of hearing from you soon Best regards Gili Lankanfushi Team
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"Lagoon villas (Jetty 3) are quieter as they are away from the ocean waves breaking on the reef. The water is also deeper for swimming,"
"go breeze side of the island as its hot the other side (sunset side)"
"Over the water villas"
"The rooms closer to the shore has shallower water"
"Rooms on the sunset side are quieter with some spectacular sunset views from your terrace that perches into the ocean."
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PRICE RANGE
$1,554 - $3,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollLankanfushi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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