Known as one of the finest water villa resorts in the world and located on a beautiful coral island surrounded by shimmering blue ocean, Gili Lankafushi offers a serene, beautiful experience—its forty five overwater villas epitomizing the “barefoot chic” luxury.
From the resort’s refined rustic luxury aesthetics to a laid-back barefoot atmosphere, the stress-free philosophy of “no shoes, no news” permeates all aspects of the Lankafushi hotel.
The island is only some 20-minute speedboat ride from Male airport—but it could just as well be a world away.
Mr (and Mrs) Friday
The idyllic isolation of the resort makes it a “Robinson Crusoe” kind of hideaway, but the most famous castaway is referenced in more ways.
For example, all villas enjoy the services of a dedicated butler, called ‘Mr (or Mrs) Friday’. Seven villas are known as the Crusoe Residences. Set 30 metres apart, they are equipped with their own rowing boats.
However, the villa standards are of the level Defoe book’s protagonists wouldn’t even dream about.
The forty-five water villas offer a slice of their own luxury paradise. Seemingly floating above the blues of lagoons, they are designed to be open to the outside, with big windows looking to the ocean, open-air walkways and rooftop sun decks.
At the top of the range, the massive Residences are only surpassed by the sumptuous Private Reserve—at 1400 m2 standing as the largest “water villa” in the world. Located away from the island, the Reserve is accessible only by a private boat.
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Number of rooms & suites: 45
Rate per night: From EUR €743
*The rate is only approximate and is based on our own independent research, at the time of writing. We cannot guarantee the rate in any way.
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