Your personal Mr or Mrs Friday - always on
hand to attend to your every want and need - will take excellent
care of you from the moment you arrive at Gili Lankanfushi. Here
the staff greet you by name and relaxation is given top priority;
unless of course you have itchy feet to explore the incredible
underwater world just a stone's throw from the shore. Gili aims to
provide the Robinson Crusoe experience but with luxury on tap, and
as such has a rustic, pared-back style, a mellow ambience and an
obsession with unobtrusive service. Every detail is taken care of -
from bicycles with pedals adapted for barefoot exploration to
an outdoor cinema for evening films and yoga classes to herald each
new day - meaning by the time you leave you will feel rested,
refreshed and thoroughly spoilt.
There are 45 villas at Gili, each built on stilts over the
water. If you really want to feel marooned, opt for a Crusoe
Residence 'in' the water, only accessible by boat. Palatial in
size at 250sqm, these castaway residences are on two levels
with a roof-top sun deck with daybed and dining facilities, as well
as an over-water sun deck, open-air private bathroom, and large
indoor living area; not forgetting your own boat to get you to and
from shore if you're game! Alternatively, the
Spa Suites have a couple's treatment room, steam room,
gymnasium and wooden jet bath on the upstairs terrace overlooking
the lagoon. A daily 50-minute full body massage per person and
up to a 20% discount at the spa are included.
Genuine hospitality and total escapism.
Children are very welcome. There is no children's club but many
of the rooms house families with room to spare, and the staff are
sure to dote on younger visitors. Life on the water has pros and
cons, and will be a deciding factor when it comes to whether or not
the resort is right for your family.
FOR WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Relaxed and informal, yet extremely luxurious, Gili Lankanfushi
makes the most wonderful base for a wedding or honeymoon. The
villas are extremely private, and your personal 'Mr/Mrs Friday'
will make sure you have everything you need when you are hiding
away from the world. Wedding and honeymoon packages are available,
and include a variety of romantic experiences that will ensure you
are lavished with attention, from spa treatments and sunset dhoni
cruises to hideaway private dinners by lamp-light.
This is a true paradise island, but with impeccable service and
outstanding cuisine. The gourmet cellar is a real hidden gem,
where not only is there a very well-stocked wine cellar but also a
Chocolate Cave serving up some of the most delicious chocolate
treats I've ever tasted, complimentary, whenever the urge takes
‘No news, no shoes’ Maldivian hideaway.