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Republic of Maldives, 08290
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  • 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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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
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun terrace
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
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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English, French, Arabic, Chinese and 5 more
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François G wrote a review Mar 7
Arlon, Belgium1 contribution
What an amazing experience at Gili, thanks to the even more amazing Mr Friday « Zuba » !!! From snorkelling to private sandbank visiting, notwithstanding exclusive dinner experience and birthday concert, he has lead us through one of the most beautiful place on earth... Great thanks to him, and the entire Gili crew, for their perfect services which contributed to a perfect week.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
670antoinea wrote a review Dec 2020
Paris, France49 contributions11 helpful votes
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Gili Lankanfushi is certainly not like anyone of those island-hotel-resorts you have been to in the Maldives !!! Although it caters to a sophisticated high-end well-travelled population, they conjugate “luxury” at the simple present tense. The most important word here is “simple” and it is synonymous of “natural”. Simple & natural as the heavenly beauty of its site : just check a few of my pictures posted and you will have a visual translation of it. Simple & natural as the accommodation. We have gone with the utmost experience which we can recommend to you without reservation. The Sunset Crusoe Villas will plunge you in the middle of the lagoon as if you were alone on this island ... Simple & natural as the design, decoration and raw materials for all the villas. Needless to say that you will feel the luxury, the utmost comfort but you will not see it. The color coding and material choice are simple and natural : wood, palm, glass, cotton and linen for the materials, while the colors go from pale grey, white, sand, and natural wood. How can you go wrong ?!... The designer studio which excelled in this exercise has clearly opted for giving the nature the place it deserved : the blues of the sky and of the waters, the yellow of the sun, the white of the sand and the green of the luxuriant nature, are the only elements of color in the resort. Simple & natural in the service offered with so much attention, generosity, and true care by the local & international team. You do not know when they sleep as you see them all day and night - like a swarm of bees - by you when you need them and vanishing in their bee hive to allow you to have your privacy and feel detached from the societal environment. Simple & natural like all the genuine products of the earth and of the sea that Executive Chef Harry along with F&B Manager Rodrigo will be composing with mastery to offer you the most varied and unlimited fooding experience as we haven’t had in a long time. Simple & natural as the activities you will try like we did, ranging from a romantic dinner on the sand bar under the stars, a sunset in this rustic but über-luxurious small wood sailboat, a snorkeling moment on the reef by day or by night, a detox relaxing afternoon at the Spa floating on the turquoise waters of the lagoon and receiving healing treatments by Sara, or any of the other therapists. Simple & natural as the management team from GM David, Deputy GM Nicolas, E.Chef Harry, F&B Manager Rodrigo, Maître D’ Siyam, and our amazingly devoted “Friday” : Mister Fiyaz himself ! Simple & natural as - last but not least - the guests during the week of our stay : so discrete and friendly, so much in adequacy with the spirit, the values and the DNA of this one-of-a-kind island-hotel !!! I am thrilled to have experienced with my partner this exceptional holiday and - needless to say - that we will be back sooner than later : we will book the very same villa as we felt it was our new home !...
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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beck712 wrote a review Mar 6
Munich, Germany1 contribution
That’s the perfect resort for relaxing and for the soul. The breakfast was super and the offer of fresh mixed fruitdrinks was delicious. I tried every day a new combination. In the halfboard was really everything included. Also the most of the watersports activities and the morning yoga was complementary. The massage, which was also for a special price when you arrived, was one of my best.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Charlie B wrote a review Mar 5
Monaco1 contribution
Our experience at Gili Lankanfushi was truly amazing from start to finish. From the moment we left home to the moment we returned, we just had the most amazing time. It's not flash or glitzy, it's true to its marketing and that is barefoot luxury, morning, noon, and night. There is a very professional level of service which is both friendly but not overbearing. The facilities all feel genuine, rustic, and Maldivian. Our fellow guests were all chilled out and the entire Gili team were just awesome. I would highly recommend it to those keen on experiencing the Maldives. A special thank you to: Fiyaz - Mr Friday Siyan - Waiter Josh - Teppanyaki Chef Tasleem - Pool Area Rodrigo - Tennis Pro Ali - Villa Attendant Seray - IVD Waiter Ibbey - Watersports Guide Nazeef - Dive Guide Clive & Dona - Tropic Surf Yangden & Sara - Spa Remembering the frozen margaritas, the Maldivian chili, and ‘hit, bounce, hit’ Thank you guys for an amazing time.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Room 25 and room 33 were excellent
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bigyanjit h wrote a review Mar 2
India1 contribution
Had an amazing time. Stunning beaches marvelous staffs and incredible food. Just what you need for a perfect honeymoon. Our ms friday Shazu was a delightful host. Always ready to help and guide you. Also shoutout to my homie hoinuzou for taking extra care of us.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$1,399 - $3,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 English, French, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, and Indonesian.
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.