Song you should listen to when you arrive:
Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
Something you will not find anywhere else:
The private reserve, the world’s largest over-water villa with a total living space of over 1700 m2, includes its own private cinema, spa and an infinity pool overlooking the endless sea.
Best time of the day:
Robinson Crusoe at its finest with a focus on sustainability.
Room we stayed in:
One neighboring resort can be seen from Gili Lankanfushi — but besides that, just ocean.
Champagne, fruit, and a selection of house made fine chocolates.
Distance to the next airport:
30 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport.
Service and Staff
There was no reason to look for the front desk during our stay, which says a lot.
How long did the check-in take:
Just the handover of the passport and a credit card inside your villa.
Every villa comes with its own “Mr. Friday,” Gili’s version of butler service.
Fast and discreet.
Food and Beverage
Best enjoyed for lunch on your terrace overlooking the turquoise ocean. The menu offers a delicious mix of Asian and Western classics.
The main restaurant is great for lunch and offers a variety of dinner themes throughout the week. The beach barbecue and a private dinner under the stars is a must. Make sure to book a table at By the Sea, the Japanese fine dining restaurant which offers incredible sushi as well as amazing teppanyaki, and a well curated sake menu.
The Overwater Bar offers well-crafted cocktails and an incredible view.
One of the best breakfasts we have eaten so far: different stations offer almost anything you can think of. The fresh fruit station and the home baked danishes alone make the whole breakfast worth it. Even the iced coffee is on point.
Stocked with essentials.
Of course, both still and sparkling water in sustainable glass bottles can be found in every corner of your villa.
The newly renovated villas follow the sustainable look and feel of the whole resort and are mainly built out of wood. Even the smallest villa is 210 m2 in size and gives its guest ample privacy.
King-size with the highest quality linens.
The bathroom is massive in size and offers direct access to the ocean.
Eco-friendly products in nice ceramic bottles.
Yes, free standing and overlooking the ocean.
Several closets throughout the villa with plenty of space for all your belongings.
A large TV is hidden at the foot of the bed.
Movies on-demand are available.
POOL & SPA
A large pool overlooking the beach is situated close to the breakfast area.
Yes, with a great view.
Cold water pool:
Meera Spa offers massages, an ayurvedic treatment champa, and a variety of yoga and meditation options.
Experiences and excursions:
Gili Lankanfushi offers everything from surf lessons on a nearby break to snorkel and diving trips, as well as dolphin cruises and deep-sea fishing trips. No matter how long you stay, you will not run out of entertainment options.
Yes, a pro is available to up your game.
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