Boutique, rustic and very chic - 'no news, no shoes'
Easy to get to from MalÃ© International Airport
No.1 Hotel in Maldives and Top 5 Best Hotels in the World - 2018 Travellers' Choice by TripAdvisor
All the villas at Gili Lankanfushi are over the water and have an overwater sundeck with loungers as well as a spacious rooftop deck with daybeds. In fact in general the resort really focuses on overwater living, with the bar and spa also perched above the beautiful Indian Ocean waters.
There are 45 one-bedroom villas across a range of categories, all over water but differing in size, starting with the 210sqm Villa Suites, and going up to the 250sqm Residence Villas and Crusoe Residence Villas. Finally for families or groups there is The Private Residence, a 1,700sqm decadent private palace with four bedrooms, reputedly the largest over-water villa in the world.
The resort’s basic rates are on a bed and breakfast basis but they also offer half board and full board upgrades. Whichever option you choose there is a wide range of dining options and cuisine to tempt you, so that no two meals need by the same. There is the By The Sea Japanese Restaurant the Main Restaurant & Underwater Wine Cellar and Chocolate Cave, and, on top of that the Overwater Bar. If that isn’t enough then the resort runs an exciting Destination Dining Plan, whereby they have a range of inventive and romantic destinations around the island to set you up private meals.
When it comes to how you spend your days at Gili Lankanfushi the options really are endless. Free of charge are snorkelling equipment, canoes, paddleboards catamarans and windsurfing equipment. At an additional cost you can go diving with a range of speciality courses. Water skiing, wake boarding, ring tubing, and speedboat rides are also all possible. There is also their top of the range yacht, Gili Goes Voyaging – a 45 foot luxury Riviera Yacht equipped with 3 bedrooms, a dining room and spacious deck, available to hire for private sunset dolphin cruises, deep sea fishing or expeditions to near and far atolls in search of whale sharks and manta rays.
Gili Lankanfushi is a beautiful and remote property set on the private Lankanfushi Island in the North Male Atoll. Reached by a 20 minute speedboat ride from Male itself this rustic retreat is the epitome of barefoot luxury and it’s immediately understandable why it was been voted the best hotel in the world at the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. IT's surroundings are teeming with marine life and the resort has its own fully equipped PADI diving school. Gili Lankanfushi is a 20 minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport.
The hotel’s mantra is ‘No Shoes, No Rules, and that is exactly what you can expect to find here on this little slice of paradise. You can lie back, relax, and everything will be taken care of by your personal ‘Man Friday’ butler. We particularly also love the private overwater hammocks belonging to each of the Crusoe Residence Villas.
Gili Lankanfushi is a 20 minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport.
Rates at Gili Lankanfushi start from $1,440 per room, per night.
Gili Lankanfushi operates on 'island time', which is one hour ahead of Male time (GMT+6).