Gili Lankanfushi is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll. The surroundings are teeming with marine life 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 in the know.
Ultimate privacy can be found at Gili Lankanfushi. With 45 luxurious over water villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat, you’ll have a piece of paradise all to yourself. Each villa is designed with the 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 waters edge.
Located over-water either side of a jetty. Soak up the sea view and bask in the sun on your own over water sundeck, or enjoy your luxurious private oasis on the hidden rooftop sundeck with daybeds as well as dining facilities. Large open-air living room with daybeds and dining area.
Boasting a King-sized bed, and an open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area.
Secluded and perched high above the turquoise water, at the end of the jetties with panoramic views. Life at the waters edge is best experienced in these particularly spacious options, with private water garden, and some with Jacuzzis. The sun deck is an equally inviting location just centimeters above the water. Each Residence has a large air-conditioned living room with dining table. Additional television with satellite channels and DVD player.
The Residences feature either a king-sized bed with some having 2 single beds, each with open-air bathroom. The living rooms enjoy 2 large day beds and can easily be converted in to a additional bedroom.
Secluded for total privacy, Crusoe Residences stand alone in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The only way these amazing villas can be accessed is by private rowing boat or by pontoon boat shuttle. Now you can feel the luxurious peace, accompanied only by the beautiful Indian Ocean. Each villa enjoys a large air-conditioned living room with a dining table. The villas also feature a Kitchenette, mini wine cellar and additional television with satellite channels and DVD player in living room. Outside, over-water sun deck with sun loungers.
Villas feature King-sized beds.The living rooms feature 2 large daybeds and can easily be converted in to a additional bedroom. Also, open-air private bathrooms with separate glass-walled shower area.
Gigantic and utterly lavish living space in the middle of the turquoise blue lagoon enjoying totally uninterrupted 360 views of the Indian Ocean. The 5 unit building is fully air conditioned and designed in rustic chic style with ceiling to floor windows on 3 sides. Sitting 500 meters from Gili Lankanfushi and 300 meters from the closest villa, accessible only by boat. Relish the aquatic beauty of Maldives in a world of your own. A large central open plan living area and writing desk.
Master suite has a relaxing 2-person bathtub built over coral gardens. Unique open-air 100sqm private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower enclosure. 1 guest room with en-suite bathroom located on the 2nd floor.
The Villas and suites offer their own unique take on relaxing entertainment. The Private Reserve spa facility with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion and upstairs air-conditioned gymnasium. For the light-hearted, a water slide is installed from the top deck into the coral pool. Also boasting an entertainment/library suite with the latest plasma and audio-visual technology.
Enjoy the unparalleled Maldives spa experience in the comfort of the Spa Suite. Exclusively available in only one of the Villa Suites and one of the Residences, these Spa Suites are an added luxurious benefit. Complete with an air-conditioned Gym and Steam room, the Spa Suite is a haven for even the most discerning travellers. Features a couples treatment room with air-conditioning, two treatment beds and CD Hi-Fi stereo system with surround sound speakers. Relaxation area with daybed for couples. Bathroom with blitz shower, wooden jet bath on the upstairs terrace overlooking the lagoon.
Each Villa and Suite offers its own unique take on life outdoors. The Villa Suites enjoy a hidden roof top with sun deck, a private oasis. Residences boasts private water garden, some with Jacuzzis and sun deck. Crusoe Residences enjoys over-water sun deck with sun loungers.
The Private Reserve features plenty of private indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and sun decks. Boasting a sea garden, natural coral pool, surrounding viewing decks, dining area. Also rooftop sun deck with daybed and two outdoor dining pavilions; sea level sun decks with sun loungers offering direct access into the crystal clear coral gardens and amazing marine life.
Personal, easy-to-use motorised transfer boats are available exclusive to guests. Alternatively Mr Friday will captain and transport residents.
From the comfort of your Villa, your sun deck or your roof top terrace, you are offered the opportunity to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. The In-villa dining menu is designed around each guests favorite cuisine and dishes, and focuses on the freshest ingredients. Private in-villa dining options and gourmet barbeques are also available.
The Private Reserve has a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen available for private dining, snacks, healthy drinks or coffee and tea. Residents will be invited to design their own cellar selection from a list of 300 labels.
Resident Mr and Mrs Friday (Personal Butlers) on call 24 hours.
From dining to spa to adventure activities and health, there are many things to do during your stay. They include:
Located on the west side beach of Lankanfushi offering a superb natural environment, this 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 terms. To ensure that you have the opportunity of a deliciously varied dining experience, there is a daily changing gourmet experience at the main restaurant as well as a Mediterranean spice Souk on Friday and an exotic Asian street market on Tuesday.
Over The Water Bar
The bar, which also houses the Over Water Grill, has been built on stilts over the turquoise blue lagoon, with 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean stretching into the far horizon. Cooled by balmy sea breezes, it is a magical spot to wine and dine.
The bar offers a casual menu featuring a wide selection of fresh salad leaves from the garden, sushi, Mediterranean delicacies, daily catch of fish, imported meats as well as local spices and herbs.
The Executive Chef is on hand offering Live Station Dinners in the Over Water Bar with a Fishermans Grill on a Wednesday and Passage Through India Tandoor Station on a Sunday.
By the Sea
By the Sea presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breathtaking views of the ocean with intimate dining for just 26 guests. Located above the beachside forest, the restaurant features an exclusive dining experience with five tables and daybeds, in addition to the Sushi Bar and bistro seating.
The expansive tasting menu fuses traditional Japanese with ingenious European, Asian and Peruvian flavours. Local ingredients are used, which include the daily catch and fresh organic produce picked from the resorts own gardens. The signature dishes are well accompanied by a fine selection of Japanese sakes and an extensive list of wine.
THE UNDERGROUND WINE CELLAR & CHOCOLATE CAVE
Enter through a doorway and descend down a flight of glass stairs to a chilled, cavernous cellar underground and explore more than 600 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world.
Wine tasting and wine dinners are hosted by the 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.
Gili-Lankanfushi is located on its own slice of paradise with an endless array of Romantic destinations to escape to. From a private island getaway made for two on the popular One Palm Island, or a Beach Barbeque under the starry Maldivian skies. They offer gourmet adventures in the Organic Garden on the Leaf Table and tailor-made dinners on Horizon Beach and beachside Tree House.
Surrounded by the gifts of nature, the possibilities are endless. A spa session feels extra relaxing with the sound of waves and a view of whats underwater. Diving and snorkeling yield amazing stories full of marine creatures. Even a leisurely afternoon enjoying the sea breeze seems all the more invigorating.
Meaning ‘the ocean’ in the Sanskrit language, Meera Spa offers a range of holistic therapies. Glass floor panels beneath massage tables heighten the sensual experience, whilst the signature bamboo with warmed aromatic oils massage presents yet another new encounter. Other facilities include six over-water treatment rooms. Yoga/ Tai-Chi champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area with panoramic view of the ocean.
As an alternative, Meera Spa is delighted to introduce Senses a new open air spa experience on Lankanfushi Island where you are surrounded by the gifts of nature. Listen to the relaxing sound of the waves on the shore, the gentle sea breeze walking across the beach or the bird nesting in the palm trees whilst your therapist soothes away the stress and strain of modern living.
The Bamboo Massage is excellent for reducing stress, working out knots and loosening up tight muscles. This therapy utilises bamboo rods of different sizes and warmed aromatic oils for a sensory experience. If youd like to try other indulgent massage treatments, youll be spoilt for choice with the extensive massage selection; the Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage, for example, is just perfect when youre seeking balance and serenity.
Harness the power of the sea with Voya Organics an exclusive seaweed-based range that is used in Meera Ocean Therapy. Hand-harvested seaweed is blended with the best of certified organic ingredients for detoxifying treatments that support skin regeneration and renewal, increase circulation and promote healing with minerals. Therapies range from body polishes to seaweed leaf wraps to seaweed baths, and are based on an age-old sailors cure for skin and bodily ailments dating back 300 years.
Put your best face forward with Sodashi a luxury skincare range that is used in Meera Facial Therapy. Therapeutic-grade essential oils and plant actives regenerate the skin and impart a deep sense of wellbeing to spirit and mind. When combined with a facial massage, ingredients such as flower petals, organic herbs and earth clays heal and nurture our skin.
Drop by the Spa Boutique and take the Meera feeling home with you. The boutique features an exclusive selection of products from Voya Organics and Sodashi, while the newly launched Meera Lifestyle offers a home spa range that includes chakra crystal jewelry, silk sarongs, beach caftans, lavender eye pillows, handmade ceramics, environmental aromas and body products made with Meera signature essential oil blends.
Masters In Residence Program
To complement the highly-trained international spa team, Meera Spa also has a Masters in Residence programme. Throughout the year, they present visiting holistic practitioners and renowned healers to provide additional well being services. All specialists have their own gifts to offer and some of these include sound therapy, crystal therapy and craniosacral therapy, among many other alternative healing methods.
OCEAN PARADISE DIVE CENTRE
The Ocean Paradise Dive Centres multi-lingual PADI instructors as well as the small divegroup sizes ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service at all times. This PADI dive centre is equipped with the latest equipment, while many renowned dive sites, including world-famous Manta Point, are within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort.
THE FITNESS CENTRE
The fitness centre located at the waters edge amidst greenery gives a panoramic and clandestine view of the ocean seen through glass walls. Natural elements are used in the decoration, with lighting and ambience to complement the surroundings. An iPod dock further enhances your regular workout, completing this exhilarating experience.
The library offers an extensive selection of easy reading and reference books. Feel free to use the desktop computer with complimentary internet access, as well as the attached printer.
GIFTS AND JEWELLERY SHOPS
Both shops offer great gift and souvenir ideas.
Sunrise yoga/Tai Chi session
Water sports including catamaran, kayak, windsurfing, canoeing and Hobiecat sailing
Tennis court, volleyball, table tennis and jogging
A large selection of board games including chess, backgammon, trivial pursuit etc
Movie screenings at the Jungle Cinema on Mondays and Thursdays
OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT CAN BE ARRANGED
Guided snorkeling, speedboats/ waterskiing
Sunrise and sunset dhoni cruises
Excursions to the capital city and local islands
Private movie screening at your locations of choice
Special entertainment programs for kids by the Mr. Fridays