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Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our family of four, including two teenage girls, has just completed our second visit here...and we were not disappointed. What can be said, you get greeted at Male airport, whisked onto a speed boat and shoes are removed. No shoes for a week- heaven. The food is excellent, the wine define and the staff go above to please. Can't wait...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a holiday I will forever remember. There are so many great things that I neee to list here it is overwhelming. Firstly, my partner and I decided to visit The Maldives in celebration of his birthday. Firstly, Even before our holiday began I was in communication with the hotel as I aimed to plan a surprise day full...

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Good afternoon from the team here at Gili Lankanfushi and many thanks indeed for your lovely review. We are all delighted to see how much you enjoyed your time with us and "baby G" has asked me to thank you for your superb comments on his performance. The ladies at Meera Spa are also elated that you enjoyed their offering...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gili Lankanfushi is a dream come true, just what paradise should look like. We stayed for 4 days and wish we could have stayed longer. From the beginning to end it was exceptional. They have an amazing staff (our Mr. Friday Gasim-THE BEST), food, activities and the decor was magical. Once you leave your villa you feel like you are...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Gill Lankanfushi continues to exceed expectations, in true Harry Potter style, it's magic was as strong on a second visit as it was on the first and it is with some reluctance that I actually write this review as I want to keep this amazing place to myself.....having said that it fully deserves the amazing reviews and it is entirely...

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Hi there Liz Many thanks indeed for your lovely review after your most recent stay with us and I know that Gasim and Fabrice will be delighted that you have picked them out as performing particularly well. It was lovely to see you both again and we all hope to see you both again soon. Warmest of regards Steven

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my wife returned to Gili for a fourth time to celebrate New Year. Our expectations were once again exceeded, unsurprising given the high quality of management and staff, including the hands on resort manager Brad. As always the food was really world class, with talented chefs as well as new face Fabrice the sommelier whose intimate knowledge of...

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Good morning from the team here at Gili Lankanfushi! Thanks so much for your review and it is fantastic to read how much you enjoyed yet another visit to us. Brad, Fabrice and Sameen will be delighted to read that you have mentioned them and I know that the Culinary team here will also be very pleased to see how...

Corona del Mar, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to stay at Gili and we will return. We stayed there for 5 days and a more traditional luxury resort for 5 days. Gili's philosophy of no news, no shoes is evident the moment you step on their boat to go to the resort. I honestly didn't wear shoes for the entire stay. There is a...

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Good morning! It was a real pleasure to read out your amazing review of your recent stay with us and Dahaa, your Mr. Friday and Fabrice will be delighted to see their names posted onto the Host Noticeboard. It was lovely to read how much you enjoyed the relaxed vibe of Gili Lankanfushi and also the high standards of our...

Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wake up missing you, spend the day missing you and go to bed missing you - Gili So far I couldn't really define what makes this island such a special place. Is it the most friendly and most professional people/staff you can imagine? Is it the most unique villas I've ever seen or the crystal clear water with the...

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Good morning from the whole team here at Gili Lankanfushi and thanks so much for your recent review. It was lovely to read how much you enjoyed yourselves and I know that Chris and Hannah will be particularly delighted to read how much you enjoyed our relatively new Surfing activity. Shifzan will also be pleased to read that you have...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return trip to the Maldives but our first to Gili Lankanfushi and we had a lovely stay. The trip for our 30th anniversary in December was an opportunity for some luxurious R&R and the environment was perfect for this. Service at the restort was excellent and our Friday , Fiyaz was very helpful- he just about balanced...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our kids-free the stay. Reasonably large private island, great spacious villas (we stayed on the water), exceptional service. Maybe one thing to work on is restaurants options - too narrow if you want to compete against best in class on Maldives. Overall this place is awesome.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gili was such a special place! The rooms were huge, and well appointed, with natural elements that were so tasteful: Bamboo hangers in the closets, an ice bucket made out of a coconut, q-tips wrapped in brown and twine instead of plastic...the list goes on...It is a paradise that incorporates their love and respect of nature with the scenery...

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Steven-Philips, General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, responded to this review

Hi there Leah Great to hear from you and many thanks for your lovely review of your stay with us at Gili Lankanfushi. It was a pleasure to have had the chance to look after you and it is great to read that you noted some of the many 'natural and sustainable' aspects of the resort. Mr. Gasim was delighted...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a short 20 minute boat ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives. It is a tiny coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villas. The forty four stilted villas plus the vast Private Reserve are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials and offer rooftop and over-water sundecks, featuring open air bathrooms, sumptuous daybeds and a personal entertainment center. For ultimate privacy, we have seven Crusoe Residences that are only accessible by personal boat. Come ashore for some great dining and equally great wines or perhaps a romantic moonlit dinner delivered right to the villa. The possibilities are endless. The interior decoration has been devised to recreate a natural habitat, using sustainable woods, natural materials and traditional fabrics, whilst still offering all the modern day amenities and creature comforts of true luxury. At Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance. The Maldives is a paradise for snorkeling and diving and the resort has its own fully equipped PADI diving school plus a variety of water sports. This place tops the list of must-do destinations for those seeking the aquatic paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Address: 08290
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Lankanfushi
Price Range: $1,772 - $3,769 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gili Lankanfushi Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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“Ask for a villa pool side away from views of nearby island”
 of 5 bubbles 613susanw, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Next time we go for Robinson villa. We stayed at premium water villa.”
 of 5 bubbles krzyszt0fk, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had Villa 43 with a view of the one-palm island and our own hammock in the water off our deck. It was a sanctuary, a perfect paradise!”
 of 5 bubbles 918leahw, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in Room 34 - enormous living area, bedroom, bathroom, roof top terrace, plus you face the sunset. Perfection!”
  • Looking from roof top at the bungalows on our wharf
 of 5 bubbles SydneySue_66, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Crusoe residence was just superb. The range of destination dining was unbelievable!”
 of 5 bubbles MyfB, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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