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Reviewed October 8, 2013

What a fantastic honeymoon at Gili Lankanfushi! The level of service and attention to detail were second to none.

Pros:
Huge villas
Impeccable service (not in your face, but always attentive when needed!)
Eco-friendly (NOT gimmicky at all; true eco-consciousness at its best)
Great excursions available
Great food at every meal

Cons:
Not a lot of planned activities, so not for those who are seeking a social environment
Poor house reefs
A little too close to Male airport (can see planes going in and out, as well as shipping vessels...) but this also is a pro in the sense that Gili is but a short boat ride away

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Andrew K
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IainMccormack, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Dear Andrew K,

Thank you for posting your holiday experience at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives. I am happy to read that we managed to create a wonderful honeymoon experience during your stay and my team has succeeded in providing impeccable” service that Gili is renowned for.

With regard to our house reef, our One Palm Island reef (western inner side of atoll) is full of corals as the lagoon there is naturally shallow and home to abundance of fishes. We are delighted to inform you also that within the next few months we are due to start a reef project to encourage more coral growth.

Once again, thank you for choosing us for your honeymoon and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your anniversary next year!

With kind regards, Iain

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Don think it twice.

If you like luxury with an adventurous twist go to Gili. Amazing staff and amazing mr Friday. No complains.

Its expensive , but worth it. Dinners can sum up til 200USDpp but you can order from your villa or have a la carte dinner which makes it better. And you dont end up massively full.

All of the food is amazing. But beware, a lot of spicy plates too!



simon

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ExperienceInvestor
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IainMccormack, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Dear SimonZebede,

It is so nice to hear from you and thank you so much for taking the time to write to share your wonderful remarks about Gili Lankanfushi. I am delighted that our Gili team managed to succeed in creating a wonderful holiday experience during your stay.

Simon, we at Gili look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit to our little paradise soon.

With kind regards, Iain

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we decided to have a luxious trip to Maldives this summer. After a long time hesitation for choosing resorts, we made up our minds to select Gili Lankanfushi as our destination because of many people's strong recommendations. Now we are so happy that it was a bright choice!
After a boring long flight from Shanghai to Male via Kuala Lumpur and over-night stay in Male, we felt quite exhausted, especially our 8 year old kid, However, once we got on the speed boat of Gili, all the bad feeling was completely driven away, Staffs are not only friendly but also warm-hearted, When we arrived in Gili, we were warmly welcomed by many staffs including the manager and our Miss Friday, Chiara, a beautiful girl from Taiwan with a sweet smile. She showed us around the island and gave us a breif introduction. The island is not big but quiete and peaceful. The villa is very well organized, charming, comfortable with a perct sea-view! Although we had seen many photos from web before, it was still amazing when you saw it with your own eyes! Every villa ws equipped with 2 bikes by which you could explore the island by yourself easily. It was such a wonderful feeling when you drive along the jetty, with all the blue and green water beside you. It was just amazing!
As for the food, it was the best ever. So many alternatives for breakfast and various events for dinner! The over-water bar served different buffets in different days for dinner and you could have a full-sew-view during the meal. Everthing is perfect!
As for snorkelling, we did not find too many fishes but some guests did see turtles in Jetty 3. I would say this is not a perfect island for snorkeller.
After 4 day stay in Gili, we absolutely fell in love with this beautiful resort. Strongly recomeend!

Room Tip: Jetty 3 has best sea-view but mroe windy. Jettty 1 is better for snorkeling
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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IainMccormack, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear KelvinZhang,

Thank you for posting an excellent review about Gili Lankanfushi on Tripadvisor. I am happy to read that you made a bright choice on choosing our resort to celebrate your 10th year anniversary.

We are delighted to know that Gili Team managed to exceed your expectations and creates a wonderful memories during your stay with us. We are grateful to all the comments you had mentioned with regard to service, room set up and the tranquility that you felt when you arrived at Gili.

KelvinZhang, thank you once again for the strong recommendation and we all look forward to receiving you again in the future.

Kind regards, Iain

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have been to this hotel in May/June 2013 for 7 days and this was one of our best times in our lives. Perfect villa, perfect dining, perfect staff all over the hole island, perfect island, perfect managment.

No News No Shoes...fanatastic.

We will visit Gili again as soon as possbile. This is really sure.

One of the best Hotels in the world.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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IainMccormack, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear R_Sode,

Thank you for posting your holiday experience at Gili Lankanfushi highlighting each and every aspect of our resort. This will definitely give an insight to our future guests as to what they can expect from us.

As you mentioned, you will come and visit us again thus we at Gili look forward to welcoming you back to the island soon.

With kind regards, Iain

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed for five nights in September. We had originally planned on arriving at 9 pm, but our flight was rescheduled and we ended up arriving at 1:20 am. It took one call from the airport, and the manager said "no problem, we will make arrangements." That was the theme of the entire stay! Our Mr. Friday was attentive, and arranged for everything we asked for. We will miss Gili Lankanfushi!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank E4chen
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IainMccormack, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear E4chen,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Gili Lankanfushi with other Trip Advisor readers. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time in our little paradise and that our personalized concept of Mr. Friday exceeded your expectations.

Once again, thank you for your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards, Iain

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