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Gili Lankanfushi

Just 20 minutes from Malé, the capital of the Maldives, Gili Lankanfushi is the resort to make your dreams of being cast away on an idyllic desert island a reality, with sumptuous villas and the exceptional Crusoe Residences and phenomenal Private Reserve to add a luxurious twist to this slice of paradise.

This resort comprises 45 villas, including 7 Crusoe Residences and the Private Reserve.

Villa Suite – Villa Suites are large and spacious, with many attractive features including a rooftop sun deck and another over water sun deck. Inside the suites are equipped with king sized beds and there’s an open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area.

Residence – Residences are secluded for absolute privacy, offering king-size or twin beds and an open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area. The indoor living space is air-conditioned with two large day beds, but outside there’s a roof top sun deck with dining facilities and an over-water sun deck with sun-loungers to tempt you.

Crusoe Residence – These gorgeous island escapes stand alone above the glittering seas, meaning Crusoe Residences offer complete seclusion and the chance to immerse yourself in the rhythms of the ocean. The 250 square metre villa offers a King-size bed, large air-conditioned living room with day beds, two sun deck – one of which floats – a kitchenette and an open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area. To get back to the main island there’s a private rowing boat and a shuttle boat.

Private Reserve – As Gili Lankanfushi’s star residence, the Private Reserve is a vast over-water villa accessible only by boat. Its exclusive seclusion comes with uninterrupted views of the coral reef and ocean, across five separate rustically designed buildings that cover 1,400sqm. The Reserve offers 2 master suites, each with ceiling to floor windows on 3 sides and an extra guest room with ensuite bathroom. Both master suites have horizon style 2-person bathtubs built over coral gardens, plus there’s a unique open air private bathroom in addition to this.

There’s extensive indoor and outdoor living space including a large central open plan living area with a water slide down into the sea garden and natural coral pool, multiple sun decks, swim-to hammock. Dedicated personal butlers are on-call 24 hours a day, as well as speedboat crew, you can choose wines for cellar and – although you can order food directly – there’s also a fully equipped kitchen.

Guests can be pampered at the private Spa facility which has a sauna, steam-room, and both indoor and outdoor treatment pavilions. For something more active there’s an air conditioned gymnasium, or drive your easy to use motor boat back to the main island to take advantage of the resort’s facilities. The Private Reserve is inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner and beverages.

There’s as much to do on land as there is in the water at Gili Lankanfushi, with activities such as sunrise yoga and Tai Chi classes, tennis and volleyball on offer as well as the gym. You can also explore in kayaks and canoes, sail a catamaran or go diving and windsurfing. A huge range of excursions such as dhoni cruises, dolphin watching, trips into Malé, guided snorkeling and private cinema screenings can also be arranged.

The Meera Spa has a wide range of ocean-inspired treatments to soothe and pamper – there are even underwater views available from the massage table.

There are a number of dining options available, including three restaurants – one of which serves Peruvian-Japanese cuisine with breathtaking seaside views. There’s also a series of Unique Dining Experiences which you can book for something very special, the main bar and a dedicated Wine Cellar with more than 300 labels.

Getting there – The island is situated on the North Malé atoll, just 20 minutes by boat from the capital.

Villa Suite

  • 210 square metres
  • King size bed
  • Large open-air living room with daybeds
  • Dining area
  • Roof top sun deck with daybed and dining facilities
  • Over water sun deck with sun loungers
  • Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area

Residence Suite

  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • 250 square metres
  • Large air-conditioned living room
  • 2 large day beds
  • Roof top sun deck with dining facilities
  • Dining area which could be used as an additional sleeping area
  • TV
  • DVD player in living room
  • Kitchenette
  • Over-water sun deck with sun-loungers
  • Mini wine cellar
  • Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area

Crusoe Residence

  • King-size bed
  • Private rowing boat / boat Shuttle to main island
  • Sun deck with daybed
  • Large air-conditioned living room with day beds
  • Floating sun deck
  • Private outside sitting area
  • Kitchenette
  • Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area

Private Residence

  • 5 separate rustic-style buildings
  • 1400 square metres
  • 2 master suites
  • 1 guest room with ensuite bathroom
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms, spa, master suite
  • Private indoor & outdoor relaxation areas and sundecks
  • A large central open plan living area
  • Expansive sun decks
  • 2 bottles of champagne upon arrival
  • Open-air private bathroom/glass walled shower enclosure
  • Spa facility with sauna, steam-room, indoor & outdoor treatment pavilion
  • Air conditioned gymnasium
  • Individually controlled music throughout the villa
  • Personal butlers
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Waterslide from top deck into the coral pool
  • A private speedboat with crew will be on call at all times

Resort facilities

  • Luxury spa
  • Watersports
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Diving


Pool and Beach

  • There are no pools at the properties but the whole property and residences are surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean

Services Included

  • Daily breakfast. Half and Full Board is available for a supplement
  • Yoga
  • Access to the gym

Location Maldives

  • 1-3 Bedrooms
  • 1-3 Bathrooms

Quick Look

Luxury villas and residences, watersports, restaurants & bars, diving, luxury spa.


Gili Lankanfushi is just 20 minutes from Malé, the capital of the Maldives and accessed by boat.

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