Gili Lankanfushi™, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. Everywhere you look, marine life abounds. And the gleaming waters beckon.
Formerly known as Soneva Gili by Six Senses, 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. (Google Map)
This 5-star resort is set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Malé Atoll, one of the 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. It is one of the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives.
Location: North kaafu
Distance from Airport (INIA):
20 minutes from airport by Speedboat
Number of rooms:47 Rooms
This is the place to enjoy a lazy breakfast or romantic dinner. Here, guests can experience an array of dishes from the East and the West. The gourmet menu changes daily; in addition there’s a Mediterranean Spice Souk on Fridays and an exotic Asia Street Market on Tuesdays.
By the Sea presents a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine combined with breath-taking ocean views and an intimate atmosphere. Local ingredients including the Catch of the Day are used, as well as fresh ingredients from the organic herb garden. The signature dishes are complimented by sushi and sashimi as well as fine Japanese sakes and quality wines.
This attractive bar is built over the turquoise lagoon with 360-degree views of the ocean. Cooled by balmy sea breezes and serenaded by the gentle waves lapping in the lagoon, it’s a magical spot to wine and dine. Live cooking stations, a fisherman’s grill and Tandoor grill are available on various days throughout the week.
In this cool, cavernous cellar guests can discover more than 600 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world. Regular wine tastings and wine dinners are hosted by the resort’s sommelier. There are also delicious hand-made chocolates and delectable cold cuts and cheese available in the adjacent rooms.
Guests can enjoy a range of dishes in the comfort and privacy of their villas; perhaps on the sundeck or roof top terrace – it’s up to you. In-Villa Dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in-between, including snacks and gourmet barbeques.
There is an endless array of romantic locations to escape to for a private dining experience; from One Palm Island to a beach barbeque under the bright starry sky; gourmet adventures in the organic garden; tailor-made dinners on Horizon Beach and the beachside Treehouse – the choice is yours.
There is more to Gili Lankanfushi than just rest and relaxation. With an extensive array of sports and activities available, you will never be lost for something to do. Highlights include sunrise yoga and Tai Chi, kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing, paddle boarding, Hobbie Cats, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, movie screenings in the jungle cinema, board games, snorkelling, boat cruises, dolphin cruises, sandbank picnics, island hopping and entertainment for kids.
BY GILI LANKANFUSHI
DAILY, 09:00 - 21:00
Listen to the soothing lap of the waves at the Meera Spa. Smell the invigorating aroma of the native essential oils. Watch marine life through viewing panels in glass floors below the massage tables. Allow yourself to let it all slip away. Let the professionals impart their wisdom on you. Experience the sacred art of massaging, and succumb to a deep sense of wellbeing that heals your body and mind. Throughout the year, Meera Spa presents visiting holistic practitioners and renowned healers to provide additional wellbeing 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. The spa also has a sauna and steam room.