Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
|Location||Distance from Airport||Transfer Type||No. of Rooms|
|North Male' Atoll||90km. from Malé International Airport||20 mins. from Airport by Speedboat||45 Rooms|
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.
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.
Ultimate privacy can be found at Gili Lankanfushi™. With just 45 luxurious overwater 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 water's edge.Villa Suite
Located over-water either side of a jetty, the Villa Suites reflects a harmonious life on the water's edge. Sit back and relax while looking out to the sea, basking 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.Residence
The secluded Residences perch high above the transparent turquoise water, at the end of the jetties with panoramic views. In these particularly spacious Residences, life at the water's edge is best experienced with its private water garden, open-air bathroom 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 two large day beds and a dining table can be easily converted to an additional bedroom.Crusoe Residence
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.The Private Reserve
This gigantic and utterly lavish living space in the middle of our turquoise blue lagoon enjoys totally uninterrupted 360 views of the Indian Ocean. The 5 unit building is designed in rustic chic style and sits 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.Spa Suite
Enjoy the unparalleled Maldives' spa experience at the comfort of your own space. Exclusively available in only one of the Villa Suite and one of the Residence, these Spa Suites is an added luxurious amenity you don't want to miss. Complete with an air-conditioned Gym and Steam room, the Spa Suites is a haven for even the most discerning travelers.
Our 'No News, No Shoes' way of life will have you slowing down your pace and taking the time to appreciate the gifts of nature. A spa session feels extra relaxing with the sound of waves and a view of what's underwater. Diving and snorkelling yield amazing stories full of marine creatures. Even a leisurely afternoon enjoying the sea breeze seems all the more invigorating. Even a leisurely afternoon enjoying the sea breeze seems all the more invigorating.
When you are surrounded by the gifts of nature, the possibilities are endless.
Ocean Paradise Dive Centre
The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre's multilingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group 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 is located at the water's edge amidst greenery gives a panoramic and clandestine view of the ocean seen through glass walls. Natural elements are used in the décor, with lighting and ambience to complement the surroundings. An iPod dock further enhances your regular workout, completing this exhilarating experience.
Tended by our own garden team, the organic garden provides many of the fresh fruits, salads, herbs and mushrooms for our kitchens. We boast the best rocket in the world!
There is a selection of easy reading and reference books. Guests can also use the desktop computer with complimentary internet access, as well as the attached printer. Wireless internet is available here, at the Bar and all guest villas.
Gifts & Jewellery
Superb handicrafts, clothing items, curios and souvenirs are all available at our Gallery, which is located adjacent to the Library. Adjacent to the Gallery, you'll find Sifani, our island jewellery boutique, which is open daily from 9:30am to 1pm and from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.
Complimentary activities include:
› Sunrise yoga
› Water sports including catamaran, kayak, windsurfing, canoeing and Hobiecat sailing
› Tennis court, volleyball, table tennis and jogging
› A large selection board games including chess, backgammon, trivial pursuit etc
› Library offering an extensive selection of easy reading and reference books, there is also a computer and printer available for guests' use
Other activities that can be arranged:
› Guided snorkelling, speed boats/water skiing
› Sunrise and sunset dhoni cruises
› Sandbank picnics
› Dolphin cruises
› Excursions to the capital city and local islands
› Private movie screenings at Jungle Cinema or location of choice
Meera means ocean in the Sanskirt language, and glass floor panels beneath the massage tables offer a peek underwater to heighten the sensual experience. The Spa offers a range of holistic therapies, and the signature bamboo massage with warmed aromatic oils presents yet another new encounter. Other facilities include six overwater treatment rooms, a yoga or Tai Chi champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area with panoramic views of the sea.
Opening Hours : 9am to 9pm
Meera Spa is a member of Healing Hotels of the World.
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 you'd like to try other indulgent massage treatments, you'll be spoilt for choice with the extensive massage selection; the Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage, for example, is just perfect when you're 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 sailor's 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 our Spa Boutique and take the Meera feeling home with you. Our 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 our highly-trained international spa team, Meera Spa also has a Masters in Residence programme. Throughout the year, we present 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.
Celebrations turn into memorable milestones at Gili Lankanfushi. Hold the wedding of your dreams in our over-water chapel - the only one in Maldives. Pop champagne as you watch the sun set from a dhoni cruise and savour the night with a private dinner on One Palm Island. Whether it's a wedding, honeymoon or special occasion you're looking at, we can help put together a tailor-made package for those special moments as you envisioned it to be.
Savour grilled seafood over the water, sip champagne in a traditional dhoni as the sun sets, or venture into the underground cellar for a unique dining experience. Luxury comes in the form of a private dinner on a secluded island. The cuisine will whet your appetite with fresh offerings and local produce, while the extraordinary settings will leave an indelible impression.
Located on the west beach of Lankanfushi, offering a superb natural environment, the Main Restaurant 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.
Breakfast: 7h30 to 10h30
Dinner: 19h30 to 22h30
The bar, which also houses the Over Water Grill, has been built on stilts over the shallow turquoise blue lagoon, with 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean stretching into the far horizon. Cooled by balmy sea breezes and serenaded by the gentle lapping of the lagoon, it is a magical spot to wine and dine. By day, 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.
All Day: 11h30 to till the last guest leaves
Lunch: 12h30 to 1500
Over Water Grill serves the freshest seafood and choice cuts of steak, lamb, duck and pork, cooked on a lava stone grill. Simply name your choice, pick your cut and request a precise cooking time. Each cut is served with your preferred sauce – garlic, mint, chilli, butter, peppercorn, truffle, saffron, cognac – as well as side dishes, vegetables and herbs, all freshly picked from our very own organic garden.
This restaurant operates seasonally, please contact us for details.
By the Sea
By The Sea presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breath-taking views of the ocean with intimate dining for just 26 guests. Located at the top of a double story facility located on the island, 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 indigenous European, Asian and Peruvian flavours. Local ingredients are used, which include the daily catch and fresh organic produce picked from the resort's own gardens. Our signature dishes are well accompanied by a fine selection of Japanese sakes and an extensive list of wines.
Opening Hours: 19h30 to 22h30
The Wine Cellar & Underground Chocolate Cave
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 600 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world. Wine tasting and wine dinners are hosted by our 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 artisanal cheese and cold cuts from the deli room.
At Gili Lankanfushi™, there are many other dining options beside having your meals at the restaurants. The unique dining experience in Gili Lankanfushi™ will whet your appetite not only with our Chef's culinary expertise but also the extraordinary settings that will leave an indelible impression.
Read more about our Destination Dining available in Gili Lankanfushi™
Picture this…A table dug into perfect soft sand, huge cushions, a swimming pool along side, 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, a wonderful sense of the world at your feet, sand between your toes. Then, picture your waiter bringing you a series of beautifully decorated dishes inspired by the Indian Ocean, lit by alifanfenda (fire).
Our shaded garden table is discreetly positioned within the Organic Garden, a sensorial 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 carbo menu.
One Palm Island
One Palm Island is the iconic location in this unique overwater 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.
Swing by the Sea
Enjoy a sensational Japanese tasting menu and world class sake on a quiet, east-facing beach between our overwater spa and 'By the Sea' restaurant. Intimate is the word that best describes this experience with just you, a table, a couple of loungers and a swing and the best Japanese food for several hundred miles in any direction.
What is your favourite film? How about watching it in the open air, surrounded by dense tropical foliage while dining on a Hollywood or Bollywood themed dinner? This must be the ultimate movie/dining experience - Watching the 'stars' beneath the stars.
Our elevated dining area in the Organic Garden enjoys stunning 360 degree sea and garden views 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.
A Bedouin-inspired dining experience set on the vast Palm Beach. Recline on Arabic style low level seating before enjoying an authentic Arabian menu including lamb cooked in the ground, a style of cooking that is also a traditional Maldivian method.
Underground Wine Cellar
Wine tasting: For a less formal daytime experience, sheltered from the sun, join our sommelier in the cellar for a wine and chocolate or wine and cheese tasting.
Gourmet Wine Dinner
Our subterranean Wine Cellar makes for a spectacular dining venue. (It is chilly down there, so we provide fleeces and hot water bottles). To help you explore a small proportion of the 700 World class wines available, we serve mouthwatering dishes with wines personally selected by our sommelier.
Dine in the Dark
Remove one sense and the others are heightened. That is the intriguing theory behind our blindfolded dining experience. It begins at your villa, where you are picked up by buggy, blindfolded and taken to a secret destination to enjoy a gourmet dinner while blindfolded. Flavors dance across the tongue to dazzle your taste buds. Every mouthful is served by our waiters so you'll never know if your fellow diners are messy eaters!
Other Dining Experience
Dine at the Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Resorts and enjoy the exclusive dining experience, set with that unique personal touch. Simply inform your ever friendly Mr Friday your culinary wish for the day, and he will arrange your unparalled dining adventure. Our other dining experiences available in the resort include:
› Wine dinners with visiting wine makers and celebrity chefs
› In-villa dining menu designed around our guests' favourite cuisine and dishes
› Private in-villa gourmet barbeque are also available
› Eat healthy with lunches or dinners set in the Organic herb and vegetable garden
› Secluded private dining experiences at One Palm Island, Palm Beach, Leaf, Horizon, Swing By The Sea and Jungle Cinema
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