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Gili Lankanfushi - Lankanfushi Island, Maldives
Rates from £765 per night · Beach Bliss · 45 rooms


With a No News philosophy on the island, your experience on Gili Lankanfushi promises lazy days free of stress and assures a most complete state of relaxation. Embrace the sand between your toes and the wood on your soles as you leave your troubles at the door. This is barefoot bliss at its best!
You arrive not quite knowing what to expect. You have had holidays before but never a journey. Not like this. A stone's throw from Malé airport, voyage to the height of luxury. An exclusive retreat, far from the worries of the world. Gili Lankanfushi.

There is but one philosophy here. Leave your worries at home.This is a place of positive energy, and nothing is ever going to change that. So kick back, relax, and forget about everything but the gentle, warm breeze embracing you.

Gili Lankanfushi (formerly Soneva Gili) was the first all over-water villa resort in the Maldives and continues to lead the way with its palatial villas-on-stilts.

Named after Robinson Crusoe’s loyal friend, your very own Mr/Ms Friday is on hand day or night. Your butler swiftly answers any requests, even keeping the little ones entertained with storytelling.

With powdery sand and impossibly blue lagoons, the only word describe this glorious place is breathtaking! This is the epitome of paradise found.

Know Before You Go

Gili Lankanfushi offers just 45 sumptuous over water villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat.

Each villa has not only been designed and built with the utmost attention to detail, but are also environmentally friendly and reflect the harmony of life by the water’s edge. Each has its own private water garden and sun decks, and the bathrooms have a separate shower accessed along an open-air walkway.

You can jump right off the hammock style seating and sun loungers on your deck into the warm crystal clear waters of the lagoon.

Gili Villa Suite
Gili Residence
Gili Crusoe Residence
Family Villa:
Private Reserve:

Beach, cinema, butler service, library, stash of CDs and DVDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, CD/DVD player, pre-loaded iPod and iPod dock, minibar, bathrobes.

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.

There’s a swimming pool on the beach, surrounded by swaying palms, sun loungers and hammocks.

Hear the soothing lap of the waves. Smell the invigorating aroma of the native oils. See the ocean beneath, serene and still through our glass floors. Allow yourself to let it all slip away. Any burden disappears.

At Gili Lankanfushi, boredom is not an option. Whether diving Manta Point, windsurfing crystal lagoons, or unwinding with yoga to a perfect sunrise, there’s something for everyone.

A perfect sunset. A lone candle flickering in the twilight breeze. For you and the love of your life, romance and sublime cuisine is on the menu.

If you are a foodie, you will be in heaven at Gili Lankafushi.

Breakfast is served on the beach is excellent with an outstanding range of delicious treats. The main restaurant, located over water, caters to all tastes and offers a combination of dishes that allows East to meet West in culinary synchrony.

By the Sea restaurant on the other side of the island presents a Japanese and Peruvian fusion culinary adventure combining breath-taking views of the ocean with intimate dining for just 26 guests.

You can also choose from in-villa dining, dining in the subterranean Wine Cellar, or joining one of the amazing themed buffet nights, where a number of cooking stations serve freshly made, mouth-watering delights.

But it doesn’t stop at seafood. Experience choice as vast as the ocean, with a different market and grill nights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and Themed menus with À la Carte menus for the remaining week.

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 …

The shaded garden table is discreetly positioned within the Organic Garden, a sensorial feast of amazing aromas from exotic herbs and fruit and lush foliage.

Hotel Rates

The guide prices shown provide a broad indication of how much to budget for your stay, per room/night. Contact us for a personal quotation for your required dates.

BB Nightly Rates From:

Villa Suite: £765
Residence: £1,200
Crusoe Residence: £1,195
Family Villa: £1,350
Private Reserve: £6,950

The prices represent the lowest nightly rate, per room type found at this property. Actual rates will vary based on room requirement, season and availability.

For more information about rates, please enquire.


  • Ocean paradise Dive centre
  • Bicycling and jogging on the island’s many trails
  • Star gazing in the Observatory
  • Fishing trips
  • Spa
  • Water sports
  • Fabulous excursions
  • Tennis
  • Family fun
  • Powder soft sand

Additional Information

  • The outdoor cinema shows films twice a week (Monday and Thursday) and is available for private viewings for the rest of the week
  • The staff is absolutely fantastic and attentive, yet not invasive.
  • The Meera Spa is set over the water so guests can look into the sea below during their treatments
  • The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre is PADI certified and is equipped with the latest equipments with many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point are within 10 minutes boat ride.
  • Upon arrival at the island, you will be met by the general manager and your personal butler, called “Mr or Ms Friday” (in line with the Robinson Crusoë ambiance of the island)
  • The overwater spa offers wonderful treatments and massages.
  • There is a wedding pavilion
  • The resort is eco-friendly.

Hotel Terms

Cancellation within 55 to 35 days prior to the date of arrival 50 % of the total will be charged

Cancellation within 34 days to the date of arrival & during stay 100% of the total will be charged including transfers All no show booking will be charged for the total stay on the basis booked