Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfush Maldives, an intimate coral island in a coruscating lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. Everywhere you look, marine life abounds. And the gleaming waters beckon.

Formerly known as Soneva Gili by Six Senses, Gili Lankanfushi is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll, located at 4 degrees 17' N 30 degrees 55'E, Republic of Maldives. Transfer time between the airport and the resort is about 25 minutes to a 90km by scenic speed boat ride.

Accommodation

Ultimate privacy can be found at Gili Lankanfushi. With just 45 luxurious overwater villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat, experience a piece of paradise all to yourself. Each villa is designed with the utmost attention to detail, and environmentally friendly. Own a water garden and sundeck, shower linked to your bathroom by an open-air walkway, living by the water’s edge.

Villa types of Gili Lankanfushi Resort

Villa Suite / Starting from $1,546 pppn

Located over-water either side of a jetty, the Villa Suites reflects a harmonious life on the water’s edge. Sit back and relax while looking out to the sea, basking in the sun on your own ‘over water’ sundeck or enjoy your luxurious private oasis on the hidden rooftop sundeck with daybeds as well as dining facilities.

Residence / Starting from $2,408 pppn

The secluded Residences perch high above the transparent turquoise water, at the end of jetties the with, panoramic views. In these particularly spacious Residences, life at the water’s edge is best experienced with its private water garden, open-air bathroom and some with Jacuzzis. The sun deck is an equally inviting location just centimeters above the water. Each Residence has a large air-conditioned living room with two large day beds and a dining table can be easily converted to an additional bedroom.

Crusoe Residence / Starting from $2,408 pppn

Secluded for total privacy, Crusoe Residences stand alone in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The only way these amazing villas can be accessed is by private rowing boat or by pontoon boat shuttle. Now you can feel the luxurious peace, accompanied only by the beautiful Indian Ocean.

The Private Reserve / Starting from $3,710 pppn

This gigantic and utterly lavish living space in the middle of turquoise blue lagoon enjoys totally uninterrupted 360 views of the Indian Ocean. The 5 unit building is designed in rustic chic style and sits 500 meters from Gili Lankanfushi and 300 meters from the closest villa, accessible only by boat. Relish the aquatic beauty of Maldives in a world of your own.

Dining

Savour grilled seafood over the water, sip champagne in a traditional dhoni as the sun sets, or venture into the underground cellar for a unique dining experience. Luxury comes in the form of a private dinner on a secluded island. The cuisine will whet your appetite with fresh offerings and local produce, while the extraordinary settings will leave an indelible impression.

  • Wine dinners with visiting winemakers and celebrity chefs.
  •  In-villa dining menu designed around guests’ favourite cuisine and dishes.
  •  Private in-villa dining options and gourmet barbeque.
  •  Organic herb and vegetable garden lunches and dinners.
  •  Secluded private dining experiences at One Palm Island, Palm Beach, Leaf, Horizon, Swing By The Sea and Jungle Cinema.

Wine Cellar & Underground Chocolate Cave

Enter through a doorway and descend down a flight of glass stairs to a chilled, cavernous cellar underground. Slip on a winter fleece and put on a hot water bottle under your feet as you explore more than 600 varieties of wine from more than 30 regions around the world.

Wine tasting and wine dinners are hosted by the in-house sommelier who will educate and surprise you, stimulating your palate with unexpected food pairings. There’s more to discover, handmade chocolates, artisanal cheese and cold cuts from the deli room.

By The Sea

By The Sea presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breathtaking views of the ocean with intimate dining for 26 guests. Located at the top of a double story facility located on the island, the restaurant features an exclusive dining experience with five tables and day beds, in addition to the Sushi Bar and bistro seating.

The expansive tasting menu fuses traditional Japanese with indigenous European, Asian and Peruvian flavours. Local ingredients including the daily catch and fresh organic produce picked from the resort’s own gardens are used. All signature dishes are well accompanied by a fine selection of Japanese sakes and an extensive list of wines.

Overwater Grill

Overwater Grill serves the freshest seafood and choice cuts of steak, lamb, duck and pork, cooked on a lava stone grill. Simply name your choice, pick your cut and request a precise cooking time. Each cut is served with your preferred sauce – garlic, mint, chilli, butter, peppercorn, truffle, saffron, cognac – as well as side dishes, vegetables and herbs, all freshly picked from a very own organic garden.

Overwater Bar

The bar, which also houses the Overwater Grill, has been built on stilts over the shallow turquoise blue lagoon, with 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean stretching into the far horizon. Cooled by balmy sea breezes and serenaded by the gentle lapping of the lagoon, it is a magical spot to wine and dine.

By day, the bar offers a casual menu featuring a wide selection of fresh salad leaves from the garden, sushi, Mediterranean delicacies, daily catch of fish, imported meats as well as local spices and herbs.

Main Restaurant

Located on the west side of Lankanfushi offering a superb natural environment, this is the place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or romantic dinner. The style of food caters to all requirements and offers a combination of dishes that allows East to meet West in culinary terms.

Dining gallery

Masters In Residence Program

To complement the highly-trained international spa team, Meera Spa also has a Masters in Residence programme. Throughout the year presenting visiting holistic practitioners and renowned healers to provide additional wellbeing services. All specialists have their own gifts to offer and some of these include sound therapy, crystal therapy and craniosacral therapy, among many other alternative healing methods.

Spa Boutique

Drop by the Spa Boutique and take the Meera feeling home with you. The boutique features an exclusive selection of products from Voya Organics and Sodashi, while the newly launched Meera Lifestyle offers a home spa range that includes chakra crystal jewelry, silk sarongs, beach kaftans, lavender eye pillows, handmade ceramics, environmental aromas and body products made with Meera signature essential oil blends.

Facial Therapy

Put your best face forward with Sodashi – a luxury skincare range that is used in Meera Facial Therapy. Therapeutic-grade essential oils and plant actives regenerate the skin and impart a deep sense of wellbeing to spirit and mind. When combined with a facial massage, ingredients such as flower petals, organic herbs and earth clays heal and nurture skin.

Ocean Therapy

Harness the power of the sea with Voya Organics – an exclusive seaweed-based range that is used in Meera Ocean Therapy. Hand-harvested seaweed is blended with the best of certified organic ingredients for detoxifying treatments that support skin regeneration and renewal, increase circulation and promote healing with minerals. Therapies range from body polishes to seaweed leaf wraps to seaweed baths, and are based on an age-old sailor’s cure for skin and bodily ailments dating back 300 years.

Massage Therapy

The Bamboo Massage is excellent for reducing stress, working out knots and loosening up tight muscles. This therapy utilises bamboo rods of different sizes and warmed aromatic oils for a sensory experience. If you’d like to try other indulgent massage treatments, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the extensive massage selection; the Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage, for example, is just perfect when you’re seeking balance and serenity.

Meera Spa

In the Sanskrit language, Meera means ocean, and that’s where you’ll find the island's spa – built right over the sea. The sound of the lapping waves and the beauty of the sweeping views will set you at ease the moment you step in. At Meera Spa, you’ll find yourself relaxing and unwinding amidst the best that nature has to offer.

Make yourself comfortable on the massage table, and you’ll be treated to views of underwater life through the glass windows beneath. Aches and knots are magically soothed away, thanks to an artful combination of therapies from all over the world; these draw on the healing wisdom of age-old cultures and are infused with modern know-how to rejuvenate your senses, calm your mind and uplift your soul.

Spa gallery

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Destination Dining

At Gili Lankanfushi, there are many other dining options beside having your meals at the restaurants. The unique dining experience in Gili Lankanfushi will whet your appetite not only with the Chef's culinary expertise but also the extraordinary settings that will leave an indelible impression.

Horizon
Picture a table dug into perfect soft sand, huge cushions, a swimming pool alongside, 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).

Leaf
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. This is ‘Leaf’, a new dining experience which serves a menu inspired by the garden. Choose either a barbecue or zero carbo menu.

One Palm Island
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 the west-facing table and blend into the sunset, before enjoying a bespoke barbecue with premium cuts.

Swing by the Sea
Enjoy a sensational Japanese tasting menu and world class sake on a quiet, east-facing beach between the 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.

Jungle Cinema
What is your favourite movie? 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.

360°
The 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.

Palm Beach
A Bedouin-inspired dining experience set on the vast Palm Beach. Recline on Arabic style low level seating before enjoying an authentic Arabian menu including lamb cooked in the ground, a style of cooking that is also a traditional Maldivian method.

Underground Wine Cellar
Wine tasting: For a less formal daytime experience, sheltered from the sun, join the sommelier in the cellar for a wine and chocolate or wine and cheese tasting.
Gourmet Wine Dinner: Subterranean Wine Cellar makes for a spectacular dining venue. (It is chilly down there, so you are provided fleeces and hot water bottles). To help you explore a small proportion of the 700 World class wines available, it serves mouthwatering dishes with wines personally selected by the sommelier.

Dine in the Dark
Remove one sense and the others are heightened. That is the intriguing theory behind the blindfolded dining experience. It begins at your villa, where you are picked up by buggy, blindfolded and taken to a secret destination to enjoy a gourmet dinner while blindfolded. Flavors dance across the tongue to dazzle your taste buds. Every mouthful is served by the waiters so you'll never know if your fellow diners are messy eaters!

Leisure Activities

Complimentary activities include:

Sunrise yoga/Tai Chi session
Water sports including catamaran, kayak, windsurfing, canoeing and Hobiecat sailing
Tennis court, volleyball, table tennis and jogging
A large selection board games including chess, backgammon, trivial pursuit etc
Library offering an extensive selection of easy reading and reference books, there is also a computer and printer available for guests’ use

Other activities that can be arranged:

Guided snorkelling, speed boats/water skiing
Sunrise and sunset dhoni cruises
Sandbank picnics
Dolphin cruises
Excursions to the capital city and local islands
Private movie screenings at Jungle Cinema or location of choice

Gifts & Jewellery

Superb handicrafts, clothing items, curios and souvenirs are all available at the Gallery, which is located adjacent to the Library. Adjacent to the Gallery, is Sifani, the island jewellery boutique, which is open daily from 9:30am to 1pm and from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.

The Library

There is a selection of easy reading and reference books.
Guests can also use the desktop computer with complimentary internet access, as well as the attached printer. Wireless internet is available here, at the Bar and all guest villas.

Organic Garden

Tended by a very own garden team, the organic garden provides many of the fresh fruits, salads, herbs and mushrooms for the island's kitchens.

The Fitness Centre

The fitness centre is located at the water’s edge amidst greenery gives a panoramic and clandestine view of the ocean seen through glass walls. Natural elements are used in the décor, with lighting and ambience to complement the surroundings. An iPod dock further enhances your regular workout, completing this exhilarating experience.

Ocean Paradise & Dive Centre

The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre’s multilingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service at all times. This PADI dive centre is equipped with the latest equipment, while many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point are within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort.

Experience

The ‘No News, No Shoes’ way of life will have you slowing down your pace and taking the time to appreciate the gifts of nature. A spa session feels extra relaxing with the sound of waves and a view of what’s underwater. Diving and snorkelling yield amazing stories full of marine creatures. Even a leisurely afternoon enjoying the sea breeze seems all the more invigorating.

Exclusive offers

Following exclusive offers are only from Alpha Maldives. Please note that the rates are calculated with all the taxes and it is per person per night basis. Exclusive offer rates are calculated without transfer to the resort and villas are subject to availability.

Villa Suite / Starting from $1,546 pppn

Located over-water either side of a jetty, the Villa Suites reflects a harmonious life on the water’s edge. Sit back and relax while looking out to the sea, basking in the sun on your own ‘over water’ sundeck or enjoy your luxurious private oasis on the hidden rooftop sundeck with daybeds as well as dining facilities.

Residence / Starting from $2,408 pppn

The secluded Residences perch high above the transparent turquoise water, at the end of jetties the with, panoramic views. In these particularly spacious Residences, life at the water’s edge is best experienced with its private water garden, open-air bathroom and some with Jacuzzis. The sun deck is an equally inviting location just centimeters above the water. Each Residence has a large air-conditioned living room with two large day beds and a dining table can be easily converted to an additional bedroom.

Crusoe Residence / Starting from $2,408 pppn

Secluded for total privacy, Crusoe Residences stand alone in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The only way these amazing villas can be accessed is by private rowing boat or by pontoon boat shuttle. Now you can feel the luxurious peace, accompanied only by the beautiful Indian Ocean.

The Private Reserve / Starting from $3,710 pppn

This gigantic and utterly lavish living space in the middle of turquoise blue lagoon enjoys totally uninterrupted 360 views of the Indian Ocean. The 5 unit building is designed in rustic chic style and sits 500 meters from Gili Lankanfushi and 300 meters from the closest villa, accessible only by boat. Relish the aquatic beauty of Maldives in a world of your own.