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Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The setting is, of course, delightful and beautiful beyond compare. The accommodations are as advertised, providing a relaxing, romantic setting. The strength of the resort, however, is its staff. Those whom we encountered were uniformly thoughtful, polite and competent. In particular, the sommelier, Gwan, was most helpful to us; always happily holding over a bottle or two from one meal... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose Gili for our honeymoon and stayed there for 6 days. We stayed in a private villa on the second quay and it was so quiet, so relaxing. The interior design of villa is breathtaking, the lagoon is quite shallow but you can see all sorts of fishes while watching the stars. The service quality and the taste was... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Rifftravels Thank you for your Trip Advisor review detailing your recent holiday at Gili Lankanfushi. It’s great to read that you enjoyed our unique overwater villas and service provided by our team of Hosts. Thank you for your suggestion for more nightly entertainment. We do offer a band in our restaurant during sunset and dinner hours three times per... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time in the Maldives and I have to say we definitely made the right decision. Even though our flight arrived late in the night, we were still transferred swiftly to the island and our Ms Friday welcomed us warmly and brought us to the room. I also think that the Gili Time which was unique as... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Adrian Thank you for selecting Gili Lankanfushi for your first adventure in the Maldives and thank you for your Trip Advisor review. It’s great to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of our resort and that you still have some more to try. We do hope that you will return to visit us once again, even if your... More 

Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No words can describe how wonderful and perfect Gili really is! Seeing and experiencing it is the only way!! We have been there numerous times and each time it just gets better and better. A short speed boat ride from the airport has you stepping out onto heaven! The villa's have everything you need and are so comfortable. The overwater... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Julie & Eamonn Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Gili Lankanfushi with the Trip Advisor community. We are very pleased to read that your stay just kept getting better and better, I’m sure that seeing the big turtles were the highlight. Thank you for your praises of your Mr Friday Gasim; some say he has the biggest... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This luxury resort deserves all its accolades, awards and recommendations....and more. There is no bad room, although I can highly recommend the ones at the end of the jetties with the unobstructed views out to the ocean (villa 18 was one I think). Facilities are beyond amazing, with every detail already considered. It's as if the resort leadership has anticipated... More 

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3 Thank Mark B
Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Mark Thank you very much for your very complimentary Trip Advisor review. All of the team at Gili Lankanfushi are passionate about their roles and achieving the service excellence highlighted in your review. This is only achieved through their genuine interest in our guests and their dedication to ensure that each and every guest experience is “beyond customer happiness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just visited Gili Lankanfushi and had an amazing time. Right from the time we landed in Male, we were greeted and taken care of by the very kind and attentive staff from this resort. Spending days barefoot and with no newspaper was a unique experience (highly recommended!). We were celebrating graduations and the staff kindly prepared a surprise for... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Shernaz Thank you for your Trip Advisor review and thank you for your room tip of Residence 32 located on jetty 2 for the benefit of fellow Trip Advisor readers. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed our brand of barefoot sustainable luxury. Our guest enjoyment of our natural of surrounds is paramount, be it snorkeling from... More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the most fantastic and romantic Holiday at Gili Lankanfushi. The Island is truely paradise on earth. Warm welcome from staff and management, excellent villa with all kind of details thought of. For foodies, this is really THE place to be, you will crave to taste more than is possible to eat. The place does not come cheap, but worth... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear MG0708 Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Gili Lankanfushi with the Trip Advisor community. It’ great to read that you appreciated the natural beauty of our island, our array of cuisine and of course the efforts made by our team of Hosts who gave you “lifelong memories”. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not too much to add to my review two years ago which I have attached below again! More than 6 months after our first stay - ugly winter time in Germany - our daughter was lying in our bed an watching TV. Normally kids are not really capable to talk and do things when they are caught in... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Maurice Thank you for returning with your family to Gili Lankanfushi once again and thank you for yet another amazing Trip Advisor review. It is not often in ones travels around the world that one finds a place that completely meets their holiday expectations. As you rightly pointed out this is due to the people of Gili Lankanfushi who... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing time in the six days in Gili. My tips: 1) Choose Jetty 1, 2 and 3 carefully if you have preferences for shallow / deeper water. Villa 13 (presumably jetty 1) with shallower water is perfect for family or occupants that can't swim well. 2) Fantastic hotel especially if one does not wish to travel too far... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Raymond Thank you for your Trip Advisor review and thank you for taking the time to give members of the Trip Advisor Community your tips. It’s great to read that you enjoyed the service provided from your Mr. Friday, Mamdhooh and the array of cuisines offered at our resort. As much as we do try to use as many... More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First up, this hotel is certainly not cheap but it's definitely worth every penny. The concept of a luxury resort delivered in an eco-friendly way is fantastic - this is not a resort for people who like ultra modern skyscraper hotels or very formal service. What it does brilliantly is provide incredible but relaxed and friendly service which puts you... More 

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Dear James W Thank you for your very complimentary Trip Advisor review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our luxurious villas surrounded by nature and the attentive service provided by our ever attentive team of hosts. It’s a pleasure to read that you found our cuisine to be on another level. At Gili Lankanfushi we are passionate about food,... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Address: 08290
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Lankanfushi
Price Range: $1,435 - $3,767 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gili Lankanfushi Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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