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Discover family bonding the Gili Lankanfushi way as we prepare an array of activities for all to enjoy. Activities such as Garden Harvest Cooking Class and Movie Under the Stars to non-motorised water sports in our lagoon will rekindle the joy of family get together. Come along and spend memorable times with your loved ones. Create your very own ‘Gili Magic Moments and Stories’ here at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives.
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.
Wine tasting: For a less formal daytime experience, sheltered from the sun, join our sommelier in the cellar for a wine and chocolate or wine and cheese tasting.
Gourmet Wine Dinner: Our subterranean Wine Cellar makes for a spectacular dining venue. (It is chilly down there, so we provide fleeces and hot water bottles). To help you explore a small proportion of the 500 World class wines available, we serve mouthwatering dishes with wines personally selected by our sommelier.
Our elevated dining area in the Organic Garden enjoys stunning 360 degree sea and garden views with a menu designed to challenge the senses. The table is carefully positioned to make the most of natural breezes but also to ensure absolute privacy as you watch the dying embers of the sun and toast the unexpected pleasure of the day to come.
What is your favourite film? How about watching it in the open air, surrounded by dense tropical foliage while dining on a Hollywood or Bollywood themed dinner? This must be the ultimate movie/dining experience - Watching the ‘stars’ beneath the stars.
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. By day it is the perfect place to laze and bathe as you watch the local ‘dhonis’ (boats) go by; by night it becomes the most romantic place to dine in the Maldives, illuminated with candles and lanterns. Sit at our west-facing table and blend into the sunset, before enjoying a bespoke barbecue with premium cuts.
Our shaded garden table is discreetly positioned within the Organic Garden, a sensorial feast of amazing aromas from exotic herbs and fruit and lush foliage. This is ‘Leaf’, our new dining experience in which we serve a menu inspired by the garden. Choose either a barbecue or zero carbon menu.
Enjoy a sensational Japanese tasting menu and world class sake on a quiet, east-facing beach between our overwater spa and ‘By the Sea’ restaurant. Intimate is the word that best describes this experience with just you, a table, a couple of loungers and a swing and the best Japanese food for several hundred miles in any direction.
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, a wonderful sense of the world at your feet, sand between your toes. Then, picture your waiter bringing you a series of beautifully decorated dishes inspired by the Indian Ocean, lit by alifanfenda (fire).
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. Guests can tailor their activities from a selection of water sports like waterskiing or wake-boarding around Gili Lankanfushi, snorkelling, dolphin cruises, sunset cruises, diving, fishing trips or any of the island based activities which seem endless.
Gili Lankanfushi (formerly Soneva Gili) has a fully equipped fitness centre, table tennis, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball and various water sports on offer. All villas have a Mr & Mrs Friday/Butler service.
Due to the fact that the majority of the villas are over water, children are accepted, but not encouraged to stay at Gili Lankanfushi for safety reasons. A resort like the Four Seasons would be better suited and able to cater for children of all ages.
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.