Review of GILI LANKANFUSHI by The Maldives Travel Counsellor
Gili Lankanfushi is one of the most magical islands in the Maldives. Straight from your arrival you feel like you are a part of a fairytale… or maybe a character in a book or a movie. Your butler named after Robinson Crusoe’s assistant, Mr. Friday welcomes you at the airport. Your shoes disappear by the moment your feet touch the sandy shores of Gili Lankanfushi. You hear someone whispering “No News No Shoes” with the smile that makes you believe the only news you are going to receive are the ‘Good News’.
The New Pool Villas at Gili Lankanfushi
In ADORE Maldives we came back to Gili Lankanfushi to review the new pool villas, built during the renovation. Check in details the brand new Residence with Pool, Villa Suite with Pool and extraordinary Family Villa with Pool with two bedrooms, en-suited bathrooms, L-shaped family pool and spacious living room for quality time with your loved ones.
Overwater Residence in Gili Lankanfushi
Our Residence (how you call here the bigger stand-alone overwater villas, like the one where we’ve just checked-in) looks impressive and imaginary. Is it us or the child inside us running around the residence and checking all the facilities?
- Glass Walled Bedroom – check √,
- Open Air Kitchenette – check √,
- Living Room with a View – check √,
- Fantastic and Spacious Bathroom – check √,
- Upper Deck with the Sunbed to Sleep under the Stars – check √,
- Deck with direct access to the Lagoon… – SPLASH!
And here we are, swimming in the lagoon admiring our 250 square meters of luxury built over the water using only organic materials. The fairytale continues…
However sometimes, even in the dreamiest paradise, we do ask ourselves:
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO IN THE MALDIVES?
Yes, for some of us, the endless lagoon and the sunbathing on the private deck is not enough. For those who get bored very easily, Gili Lankanfushi has plenty of activities along the day (and night!). At Adore Maldives we have chosen our TOP 10 Best Activities in the Maldives that you can do in Gili Lankanfushi:
TOP 5 BEST ACTIVITIES IN THE MALDIVES DURING THE DAY
1. Sunrise Breakfast on the Palm Beach
If you think breakfast on bed will make your day, then think twice: Gili Lankanfushi not only offer dinners on the beach, but lets you witness the sunrise on the palm beach while you can enjoy a glass of champagne, fresh juices and something scrumptious from the bakery.
2. Some of the Best Scuba Diving in the Maldives
There are over 30 magnificent dive sites near Gili Lankanfushi. Whether you are a beginner or an old hand at Gili Lankanfushi the spectacular marine-life tempts you.
3. Organic Garden Lunch
Earthy aromas or organic herbs, vegetables are few of the ingredients you will enjoy choosing for your dish with a private chef. Enjoy a gastronomic healthy lunch at the Organic Garden at the 360-degree table or try the 6-course menu, one course for every sense!
Surfing is always fun when you know where the big waves are. Gili Lankanfushi and its partner Tropic Surf organizes visits to some of the toughest surf breaks within Male atoll. You may be a beginner but don’t be afraid, the guides here are really good!
5. Private Sandbank Picnic
You may have seen this only in the romantic movies, but at Gili Lankanfushi your butler will organize a day out to a pristine white beach in the middle of the ocean. Snorkel and savor a delicious lunch, cruise the Indian ocean and spot dolphins.
TOP 5 BEST ACTIVITIES IN THE MALDIVES DURING THE NIGHT
1. Stay Overnight in the Largest Overwater Villa in the Maldives
The Private Reserve of Gili Lankanfushi is the largest overwater property in the Maldives. 1,700 sqm of rustic charm in an overwhelmingly luxurious setting stands 500 meters away from the island in the middle of a blue lagoon. The Private Reserve comes with 4 bedrooms, an infinity pool, a water slide, a family cinema, outdoor living space and dining areas.
2. Visit the Chocolate Cave
Care to join the host and create your own flavor of chocolate? Perhaps pair it with a glass of wine? How about chocolate with earl grey tea and mango? Or dark chocolate with fresh chilis? Don’t miss an opportunity like this in the Maldives.
3. Dine under the Stars at Palm Beach
Has it not been one of your dreams to dine under the stars? Well, Gili Lankanfushi actually offers a private dining experience on its Palm Beach with really breathtaking setups.
4. Watch your Favourite Movie under the Stars
Have you ever thought of not only choosing a movie but choosing the location for your outdoor cinema? At Gili Lankanfushi this is how they do it. Enjoy your favorite movie under the stars while cuisines inspired by the film are yours to savor.
5. Sleep under the Stars
This is perhaps the most romantic way to spend the night. With only the stars to count you and your partner can enjoy a luxurious romantic bedroom set-up in Gili Lankanfushi. Your butler will let you ‘breakfast in bed’ the following day to complete your experience.