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Gili Lankanfushi

Male, Maldives

Why You Will Love It

It is the epitome of of a luxury island retreat. With spacious villas, exceptional service, and a gorgeous setting, you will never want to leave Gili Lankanfushi. Each beautiful villa comes with a dedicated butler – either Mr. or Ms. Friday, inspired by Robinson Crusoe’s assistant and dear friend – that will meet your every need.

Defining Factor

The ability to totally unplug and relax. Gili Lankanfushi’s motto of “No News, No Shoes” is no joke. From the moment you arrive to this intimate resort, you’ll feel as calm as the surrounding tranquil waters. You can spend your days being as busy as you want – think: sunrise yoga, snorkeling with a marine biologist, scuba diving – or doing absolutely nothing. It’s your vacation, and the team is there to make it exactly what you would like.

Don't Leave Without

Indulging in a wine and cheese or wine and chocolate tasting in the underground wine cellar with the resort’s sommelier. The cavernous cellar has more than 400 varieties of wine from 30+ regions around the world.


The culinary experience at Gili Lankanfushi is a foodie’s dream come true. Fresh, local ingredients are the highlight of the meal no matter which dining outlet you choose. There are two restaurants: The Main Restaurant, which serves a combination of dishes from East to West, and By The Sea Restaurant, a fine-dining Japanese culinary adventure. You can also enjoy lunch daily or a special dinner on certain nights at the Over Water Bar. For any guests with a sweet tooth, Fini Foni has homemade popsicles and ice cream. There are also Gili Wine and Dine experiences at a different spot around the island each night of the week. And for a more intimate meal, you can enjoy a private dinner at the treetop table (with 360-degree views), on a remote spot of the beach, in the comfort of your villa, on One Palm Island (only a quick boat ride away), or one of the other intimate dining destinations.

Packing Tip

When we say “no shoes,” we’re not kidding – there is a no shoes policy so no need to weigh your suitcase down with tons of footwear options. But if you’re going to the gym or tennis courts, you will want to bring the appropriate shoes.

Not Your Average Room Service

When we say in-villa dining, this isn't your typical room service experience. At Gili Lankanfushi, you can have a gourmet BBQ designed around your favorite dishes served in your private villa.

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The Details

Gili Lankanfushi is located in the North Male Atoll only 20 minutes by boat from the Velana International Airport (big plus!). From the resort, you can explore nearby islands, go on a fishing trip, relax on a dolphin cruise, and more.

Fly into Male. From there, you will be escorted to a private vessel that will whisk you 20 minutes away to the paradise that is Gili Lankanfushi.

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