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MUJTHABA SAEED - 03 Aug 2022

Gili Lankanfushi Private Reserve Villa in the Maldives

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Experience the ultimate luxury, privacy, and seclusion in Gili Lankanfushi with the Private Reserve Villa. This resort is an award-winning destination with remarkable achievements in eco-friendly impression worthy of the TripAdvisors’ Travellers’ Choice Awards, offering you a full-blown luxury experience in isolation. 

Right in the middle of the sparkling azure lagoon, sprawled across multi-level tiers, this rustic-chic fort of dreams is just the perfect place to unleash your desires and live your wildest dreams. Gili Lankanfushi has seamlessly fused the modern environmental interior design evoking a calming ambiance perching in the glistening waters of the island.

The Private Reserve Villa is just the perfect place for you to give life to your private island fantasy with a generous list of amenities to satisfy your stay.


Amenities and Features:


Walk into the expansive, luxurious fort with a natural sophistication floating into the open air across the spacious sundecks and the tantalizing infinity pool directed to give you an unobstructed view of the perpetual horizon of the Indian Ocean.


Recline in the couple’s spa pavilion with a sauna and steam room perfect for fortifying your romantic Gili Lankanfushi love story.

Spend time in the air-conditioned gymnasium on the second level, the cinema on the second level of the central living area, and the bar to recharge your spirits.


The Private Reserve Villa of Gili Lankanfushi is a turquoise haven as well for the kind and the young at heart with the water slide that gets you to the private lagoon swimming area.


And some other remarkable features that you should lavish on are the following:


  • The Private Reserve Villa has a total area of 1,700 square meters to accommodate your whole family's affairs

  • Your personal attendant/butler is the ever-thoughtful Mr./Ms. Friday, who is on service 24/7 throughout your stay. On request, they can also be accommodated in the Friday's Room as well.

  • A luxury yacht will be for your arrival, other usages, and departures. 

  • Two en suite deluxe master bedrooms with private bathrooms.

  • Lavish Semi open-air private bathroom with tub and delicately separate glass walls for the shower area and a secluded ocean entry.

  • Two en suite guest rooms are located on the second level.

  • Cozy living room, including a workstation, filled out with a laptop and a printer.

  • One extensive rooftop terrace with a daybed and two outdoor dining pavilions

  • A wide, central open-plan living area with direct access to the sea garden and natural coral pool embraced by the crystal-clear lagoon.

  • Sea-level sundecks with sun loungers and catamaran nets leading to direct access to crystal-clear coral gardens and amazing marine life.

  • An infinity pool on the upper sun deck with an enhanced Bose sound system.

  • Private couples' spa with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion

  • An air-conditioned gymnasium on the second level

  • Private cinema with enhanced Bose sound entertainment system on the second level of the central living area

  • A fully equipped kitchen for private dining, snacks, drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage

  • Residences of this exclusive villa are invited to personalize their own wine cellar selection from an extensive list of 400 labels.

  • Personal, easy-to-use motorized transfer boats exclusive to guests. Alternatively, your Mr./Ms. Friday will serve as captain and transport residents

  • State-of-the-art Bose sound system available with Bluetooth connection

  • Bamboo bicycles for all the guests while on the island 

  • Internet access and the latest audio-visual are available upon request




Resort Review:

The Gili Lankanfushi is truly a magnificent island resort on Lankanfushi, North Malé Atoll. This rich island is blessed with a sparkling azure lagoon and is fringed with lush palm trees. It is 20 minutes away riding with a speedboat from Velana International Airport or 25 minutes away from the capital city.

Resort

The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives enjoys the seclusion and privacy of the North Male Atoll. As it was awarded the TripAdvisors’ Travellers’ Choice Awards in the year 2018, its environmental practices have been truly worth emulating. 

There is no single-use plastic or non-recyclable materials in the hotel, which you would normally see in other destinations. The courteous staff will serve you water in glass or glass bottles; you will be using paper straws, and even toiletries are served in ceramic bottles and such. 

This strategy is nondestructive to nature and helps maintain gorgeous beaches.  The island's clean beach, clear waves, and magnificent palms add to the tropical island feel.


Service and Accommodation


The idea of Mr. and Ms. Friday is truly an impeccable concept. There is no need for you to call a myriad of numbers for different services as Mr. Friday is going to take care of them all. From room dining, housekeeping, boat transfer, inquiries, excursions, and activities, Mr. Friday, your personal butler, is always there to help you.

As your attendant, he is always there, even before when you are just about to need him, yet he respects your privacy and does not engage in any needless social conversations in order for you to maximize your time alone with your friends and families.

The housekeeping service does a good job. They're attentive and anticipate your demands. Maximize your resort stay to make more lasting experiences.



Stay and experience


It is undeniable that luxury is the best commodity in the Maldives, but Gili Lankanfushi gives way more than that. The overall approach is wholesome in the sense that they do not compromise the beauty of the island beach to pacify the clients, but you will be appeased with the bare splendor of nature, and the experience you gather in your whole stay truly defines sophistication. 

The rustic style design of The Private Reserve Villa successfully fused the natural wonder of the island and the creative architectural structures perching on the azure lagoon. Together with the setting of the villa, which is 500 meters away from the island, you get the best seclusion and privacy that you could ever wish for. Your stay will sure be exclusive and undisturbed.


This overwater villa gives direct access to clear waters and rich house reefs as well, perfect for snorkeling and diving activity. You also have a chance to get closer interaction with the dolphins as you dive if you get lucky. With the other watersports like surfing, canoeing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and others, Mr. Friday can swiftly arrange that for you.

The same goes if you want to experience other sets of excursions like sunset dolphin cruises, fishing trips, and other fishing games. You can also spend time visiting other facilities on the main island to discover more experiences.

The Private Reserve Villa houses an exclusive spa with indoor and outdoor pavilions, together with a cozy sauna and steam rooms to relax. The resort has further options for wellness if you also wish to indulge in more Gili Wellness Journey.



Meals and Dining


It is very commendable that the resort makes use of their own locally produced crops as the main ingredients for their fresh dishes. Mr. Friday takes care of meal courses to be served splendidly. Altogether with a personalized choice content of the cellar, you get to carry the best tastebud memories. There is even chocolate wine tasting which is appropriate for kids and that every family should never miss out on.

On the main island of the resort, you will have a more expansive choice for your gastronomic journey with outstanding restaurants and a bar. The Kashiveli, which literally translates to "coral sand" in Dhivehi, boasts their organic fresh food and colorful fruit juices in alfresco. The By The Sea, Overwater Bar, Fini Foni, and other palatable spots will surely sate your tastebuds accompanied by the ageless panorama of the scenic tropical island view.



Pros: Beast features of the resort

  • Friday Concept. Mr. and Ms. Friday serve as very good attendants throughout the whole vacation. Simply hearing the word or seeing or reading the word FRIDAY is enough to reminisce the whole vacation experience at Gili Lankanfuushi. 



  • Seclusion and privacy. The Private Reserve Villa is situated five hundred meters away from the island and evokes complete seclusion. Even during the peak season with a pour of tourists, you will lavish an undisturbed stay in this deluxe overwater villa.



  • The versatility of the villa and the accommodation. This villa can host romantic events to cheerful family affairs like gatherings, reunions, escapades, and excursions.



  • All Children are welcome. Unlike other resorts that forbid children to tag along, Gili Lankanfushi warmly welcomes youngsters. You can come together with your whole family or enjoy an exclusive vacation for a couple. 



  • Close to the airport. It is a 20 to 25 minutes ride with a speedboat to get to the Velena International Airport.



  • Outstanding meals. Excellent meal courses are served with fresh ingredients that are locally grown.



  • Wi-Fi connectivity. You will never feel disconnected with free Wi-Fi in all properties. 



  • Nature-friendly approaches. The whole resort lives by the principle of taking care of the natural wonders of the islands. 



Cons: is there any?

Honestly, you might have to spend more effort looking for some less wonderful and unsatisfying reviews about the perfect place.

Expect that you will be spending a generous amount for a worthy tropical experience, as the true value of luxury comes in comfort and style.