This idyllic private island retreat has 45 superb water villas crafted in a traditional style using natural materials and renewable timber resources. It's simple, elegant and the epitome of barefoot luxury especially if you indulge yourself in the ultimate getaway experience and stay in one of the Crusoe Residences which are only accessible by personal boat.
The wonderful philosophy at Gili Lankanfushi is ‘No News, No Shoes’. Leave your worries at home and relax in this beautiful place of positivity. To help is taking all your cares away, you’ll find ‘Mr Friday’ on hand day or night. Your butler is there to help with any requests you may to ensure you make the most of your time on this paradise island.
Your days can be spent relaxing on the beach, by the stunning outdoor pool or diving or snorkelling in the crystal clear lagoons. You can try out the windsurfing opportunities, get out on a kayak or start your day off with some yoga at sunrise. ‘Gili Goes Voyaging’ is the resorts luxury yacht; available for private sunset dolphin cruises, deep sea fishing and exploring the magnificent atolls. Experiencing the sunset on a Dhoni (traditional boat) is a memory you’ll never forget.
There’s a tennis court, the Jungle Cinema and the magnificent overwater Meera Spa which has glass viewing windows beneath the massage tables.
Food lovers will be in heaven with the delicious offerings at the resort’s restaurants and romantic destination dining can be arranged for a truly special experience.
Facilities & Amenities
Rooms & Suites
These sumptuous over-water villas have a open-air living room with daybeds and dining area, private rooftop sundeck with daybed and dining table, over-water sundeck with sun loungers, king size bed, semi open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area, Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment. 210 sq m.
Luxury villas set above the crystal clear waters. Each has a large air-conditioned living room with two large daybeds and dining table (can be converted to additional bedroom), rooftop terrace with daybed and dining table, over-water sundeck with sun loungers, mini wine cellar, king size bed (some have two single beds), semi open-air private bathroom, Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment. 250 sq m.
Reached by a short boat ride, these exclusive villas stand alone in the Indian Ocean ensuring seclusion and privacy. Each has a private over-water hammock, large air conditioned living room with two large daybeds and dining table (can be converted to additional bedroom), rooftop terrace with daybed and dining facilities, overwater sundeck with sun loungers, mini wine cellar, king size bed, semi open-air private bathroom, Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment. 250 sq m.
The Private Reserve
An exquisite private over-water palace set in the middle of a turquoise blue lagoon. The Private Reserve has a luxurious living space with sea garden, 2 master suites with floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides, private indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and sundecks, en-suite guest room, air conditioning, 2 open-air private bathrooms with two person bathtub built over coral gardens, private couple's spa with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion and air conditioned gym, private cinema, Mr and Ms Friday on call 24 hours, a water slide from the top deck to the lagoon swimming area, two roof top terraces, kitchen, personal motorised transport boat, Wi-Fi, audio visual equipment. 1400 sq m.
There are superb dining options at Gili Lankanfushi, from Restaurant on the Beach for breakfast and dinner to By The Sea which serves beautiful Japanese fusion dishes.
The underground wine cellar is accessed via a glass staircase and holds over 600 fine wines. Guests can enjoy a delicious tasting menu paired with appropriate wines, try out artisnal cheeses in the cheese room and sweet treats in the Chocolate Cave.
For something truly special, try one of the Destination Dining options…perhaps you’d like dinner on a desert island, by a private lagoon or high above the resort’s organic garden with 360 degree sea and garden views.