Gili Lankanfushi is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives.
Each villa is designed with utmost attention to detail, and built to be environmentally friendly. Your own private water garden and sun deck, as well as a separate shower linked to your bathroom by an open-air walkway allow you to live right by the water's edge. 24 Villa Suite - Over water luxury villas - Spoilt for choice on where to relax. Walk through the open-air living room and up to the very private rooftop sundeck. Compose yourself and take it all in. This moment will stay with you forever. 5 Gili Lagoon Suite – Luxurious suite. At arm’s length from your spacious villa, sit back and relax on a private water hammock as you bask in the sun, while dipping in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. 6 The Residence - Luxury Villas – Barefoot luxury floating on the Indian Ocean, scanning the endless turquoise. It never ends, not that you want it to. Your new Residence is large enough for each of your family members to find their own hidden slice of solitude within, but cosy enough to share every shred of happiness together 1 Gili Lagoon Residence – Exquisite Lagoon residence located at the far end of the jetty extended into deep turquoise waters, the offers an endless view of ocean and seclusion to your own water hammock. 7 The Crusoe Residence – Standalone Over Water Villas - Located at the far end of the jetty extended into deep turquoise waters, the Gili Lagoon Residence offers an endless view of ocean and seclusion to your own water hammock. 2 Bedroomed Family Villa - Sitting high above the transparent turquoise waters, at the end of the jetty with panoramic views, this Family Villa provides an access to an amazing private island cabana. The Private Reserve - Privacy exclusively yours. You have never seen anything quite like the rustic über luxury of our Private Reserve, reputed to be the largest over-water villa in the world! A decadent private palace sitting atop a sapphire lagoon, the most vivid dreams unable to conjure its grandeur. A flawless jewel of the Maldives, presented to you. Experience the exquisite.
Restaurants & Bars: A sumptuous array of the freshest seafood imaginable awaits you. Fished locally using traditional and sustainable Maldivian techniques, prepare yourself for a taste of island living. But it doesn’t stop at seafood. Experience choice as vast as the ocean, with a different market and grill nights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Fridays and Sundays and Themed menus with Àla carte menus for the remaining week. By the Sea: Embark on a Japanese culinary adventure at By The Sea, an intimate fine dining experience set high above the beach side jungle with breathtaking ocean views. The unique décor has a hint of the orient, while the beautifully thought-out tasting and Àla carte menus cleverly fuse traditional Japanese and other Asian flavours using the daily catch and organic produce from our gardens. The air-conditioned sushi bar and teppanyaki table add to the exquisite choice, while a fine selection of Japanese sakes and extensive selection of wines compliment the creative cuisine. Sushi cooking 09h00 – (closed on Tuesday & Friday). Also available for private bookings at lunchtime. Just ask Mr. Friday for details. Main Restaurant: Located on the west beach of Lankanfushi, offering a superb natural environment. It is the place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or romantic dinner. The style of food caters to all requirements and offers a combination of dishes that allows East to meet West in culinary synchrony. Opening hours Main Restaurant: Breakfast: 07h30 to 10h30; Dinner: 19h30 to 22h30. The Underground Wine Cellar: Enter through a doorway and descend down a flight of glass stairs to a chilled, cavernous cellar underground. Slip on a winter fleece and put on a hot water bottle under your feet as you explore more than 500 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world. Wine tasting and wine dinners are hosted by sommelier who will educate and surprise you, stimulating your palate with unexpected food pairings. There’s also the opportunity to discover handmade chocolates as well as artisan cheese and cold cuts from the deli room. Over Water Bar: Enter through a doorway and descend down a flight of glass stairs to a chilled, cavernous cellar underground. Slip on a winter fleece and put on a hot water bottle under your feet as you explore more than 500 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world. Built on stilts over the lagoon, with 360° ocean views and cooled by the sea breeze, the Over water Bar is a dreamy place for a delicious lunch or sunset cocktails. Now boasting a beautiful sunset terrace, cooled by balmy sea breezes and serenaded by the gentle lapping of the lagoon, it is magical spot to wine and dine. Dine on salads fresh from the garden ,catch of the day or Mediterranean delicacies from the casual day-time menu. Sip an herbal mojito (prepared with home-grown basil and mint), indulge in a chocolate milkshake cocktail, or choose from 24 Martinis on the extensive drinks menu under a star-lit sky. The Destination Dining: Swing by the Sea: Enjoy a sensational Japanese tasting menu and world class sake on a quiet, east-facing beach between our over water spa and ‘By the Sea’ restaurant. Intimate is the word that best describes this experience with just you Destination Dining: Horizon: Picture this. Table dug into perfect soft sand, huge cushions, a swimming pool alongside, a hermit crabs view of the ocean as the sun gently descends over Lankanfushi lagoon, lanterns flickering, the smell of charcoal drifting across the beach. Enjoy a sensational Japanese tasting menu and world class sake on a quiet, east-facing beach between our over water spa and ‘By the Sea’ restaurant. Intimate is the word that best describes this experience with just you. Leaf Dining: New dining experience inspired by the garden. in which the shaded garden table is discreetly positioned within the Organic Garden, a senatorial feast of amazing aromas from exotic herbs and fruit and lush foliage. This is ‘Leaf’, our new dining experience in which we serve a menu inspired by the garden. Choose either a barbecue or zero carbon menu. One Palm Island Dining: Is the iconic location in this unique over water resort.The ultimate desert island retreat with only one palm tree, now with its own jetty and cushioned seating. By day it is the perfect place to laze and bathe as you watch the local ‘dhonis’ (boats) go by; by night it becomes the most romantic place to dine in the Maldives, illuminated with candles and lanterns.Sit at our west-facing table and blend into the sunset, before enjoying a bespoke barbecue with premium cuts. Jungle Cinema Dining: The ultimate movie/dining experience – watching the ‘stars’ beneath the stars in the open air, surrounded by dense tropical foliage while dining on a Hollywood or Bollywood themed dinner. 360 Dining: Enjoy stunning 360 sea and garden views elevated dining area in the Organic Garden with a menu designed to challenge the senses. The table is carefully positioned to make the most of natural breezes but also to ensure absolute privacy as you watch the dying embers of the sun and toast the unexpected pleasure of the day to come. Underground Wine Cellar Dining: a wine and chocolate or wine and cheese tasting for a less formal daytime experience, sheltered from the sun the cellar. Gourmet Wine Dinner: The subterranean Wine Cellar makes for a spectacular dining venue. Explore a small proportion of the 500 World class wines available and enjoy mouth-watering dishes with wines personally selected by a sommelier. Fleeces and hot water bottles are provided. Lagoon Champa Dining: A private Lagoon Champa, surrounded by turquoise water, provides the perfect dinner escape with uninterrupted views of the Maldivian sunset. Whether simply looking for Dinner: The perfect tropical island experience where everything is personalized… Imagine sitting under shoreline palm trees, toes in the soft white sand, as you watch the unbeatable Maldivian sunset dip into the ocean. Allow one of our regional chefs to create a unique dining experience, using the freshest of local produce. From Maldivian Seafood BBQ or Sri Lankan Hopper to Singapore Chili Crab, Japanese Yakitori or Chinese Hot Pot. Combine the magic of Gili Lankanfushi’s location with amazing regional culinary creations for the ultimate dining experience. Sports & Leisure At Gili Lankanfushi, boredom is not an option. Whether diving Manta Point, windsurfing crystal lagoons, or unwinding with yoga to a perfect sunrise, there’s something for everyone. Water sports – Surfing – Tropic surf – Water-skiing – Parasail or Sailing – Canoeing – Paddle-boarding – Wake-boarding. For romance on the water take a sunset or a sunrise Dhoni cruise, relax on cushions on the beautiful wooden boat, sipping champagne and enjoying canapés as you gaze out across the Indian Ocean. Dolphin Cruises on board with Champagne and canapes are served. Meera Spa: Hear the soothing lap of the waves. Smell the invigorating aroma of the native oils. See the ocean beneath, serene and still through our glass floors. Allow yourself to let it all slip away. Any burden disappears. Other activities: Jungle Cinema: Candle-lit pathways through the foliage lead to the Jungle Cinema, an incredibly atmospheric venue to catch one of the films shown twice a week (with popcorn and ice cream, of course!). The ultimate fun speeding through the waves on a net attached to the back of a boat. Scenic photo flight experience - Experience the true beauty of the Maldives from a seaplane which will fly you high above the spectacular atolls to capture the stunning sight on camera.
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