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Gili Lankan Fushi

Gili Lankan Fushi

Gili Lnakan Fushi Resort – Gili Lankanfushi™, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling 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. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives. (Google Map)

This 5-star resort is set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Malé Atoll, one of the 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. It is one of the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives.

Here you can find the resort on the map

Quick Facts


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Distance from Airport (INIA):
10 Kms

Transfer type:
<p>20 minutes from airport by Speedboat</p>

Number of rooms:
47 Rooms

Room types:
  • Villa Suite
  • Residence
  • Crusoe Residence
  • Private Reserve
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat screen TV and CD/DVD player
  • IDD Telephone
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe In Room
  • Roof top sun deck with daybed
  • Over water sun deck with sun loungers
  • Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Chess and backgammon tables
  • Hi Fi Stereo system with Bose surround sound
  • Extensive DVD and CD library
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Table Tennis
  • Jogging
  • Volleyball
  • Board-games
  • Diving
  • Six Senses Spa
  • Deep-sea fishing by Dhoni
  • Over water health spa
  • Snorkeling
  • Speedboats
  • Cultural excursions
  • Water sports centre
  • Windsurfing
  • Hobiecat sailing
  • Game fishing


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Villa Suite

(29 Rooms – Room Size:210sqm)
Occupancy: Max 3 Adults Or 2 Adults + 1 Child

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.

› Total area 210 sqm
› King-sized bed
› Large open-air living room with daybeds and dining area
› Rooftop sun deck with daybed and dining facilities
› Over-water sun deck with sun loungers
› Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area



(8 Rooms – Room Size:250sqm)
Occupancy: Max 4 Adults Or 2 Adults + 2 Children

The secluded Residences perch high above the transparent turquoise water, at the end of the jetties 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.

› Total area 250 sqm
› King-sized bed and some with two single beds
› Large air-conditioned living room with two large daybeds
› A dining table (convertible to an additional bedroom)
› Additional television with satellite channels
› DVD player


Crusoe Residence

(7 Rooms – Room Size:250sqm)
Occupancy: Max 4 Adults Or 2 Adults + 2 Children

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.

› Total area 250 sqm
› King-sized bed
› Private rowing boat/pontoon boat shuttle to main island
› Large air-conditioned living room with two large daybeds and a dining table (convertible to an additional bedroom)
› Additional television with satellite channels and DVD player in living room
› Kitchenette
› Rooftop sun deck with daybed and dining facilities
› Over-water sun deck with sun loungers
› Mini wine cellar
› Open-air private bathroom with separate glass walled shower area


Private Reserve

(1 Rooms – Room Size:1400sqm)
Occupancy: Max 8 Adults Or 4 Adults + 4 Children

This gigantic and utterly lavish living space in the middle of our 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.

› Total area 1,400 sqm
› 2 master suites, each with ceiling to floor windows on 3 sides
› Private indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and sundecks
› 1 guest room with en-suite bathroom located on the 2nd floor
› All bedrooms, spa, master suite and indoor relaxation areas are air-conditioned
› A large central open plan living area with sea garden, natural coral pool, surrounding viewing/ sun decks, dining area, writing desk and daybeds
› Unique open-air 100sqm private bathroom with separate glass walled shower enclosure
› Each master suite has a relaxing 2-person bathtub built over coral gardens
› Private spa facility with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion and upstairs air-conditioned gymnasium
› Entertainment/library suite with the latest plasma and audio-visual technology
› Individually controlled music throughout the villa
› Resident Mr and Mrs Friday (Personal Butlers) on call 24 hours
› Fully equipped gourmet kitchen available for private dining, snacks, healthy drinks or coffee and tea
› Residents will be invited to design their own cellar selection from our list of 300 labels
› For the light hearted, a waterslide is installed from the top deck into the coral pool
› Rooftop sun deck with daybed and two outdoor dining pavilions
› Sea level sundecks with sun loungers offering direct access into the crystal clear coral gardens and amazing marine life
› Personal, easy-to-use motorised transfer boats exclusive to guests. Alternatively Mr Friday will captain and transport residents


Main restaurant

main restaurant
Located on the west beach of Lankanfushi, offering a superb natural environment, the Main Restaurant 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 synchrony.

Opening Hours:
Breakfast: 7h30 to 10h30
Dinner: 19h30 to 22h30


Overwater Bar

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The bar, which also houses the Over Water 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.

Opening Hours:
All Day: 11h30 to till the last guest leaves
Lunch: 12h30 to 1500


By The Sea

by the sea
By The Sea presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breath-taking views of the ocean with intimate dining for just 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 daybeds, 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 are used, which include the daily catch and fresh organic produce picked from the resort’s own gardens. Our signature dishes are well accompanied by a fine selection of Japanese sakes and an extensive list of wines.

Opening Hours: 19h30 to 22h30


The Wine Cellar & Underground Chocolate Cave

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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 our sommelier who will educate and surprise you, stimulating your palate with unexpected food pairings. There’s also the opportunity to discover handmade chocolates as well as artisanal cheese and cold cuts from the deli room.


Destination Dining
Gili Lankanfushi is located on its own slice of paradise with an endless array of romantic destinations to escape to.From a private island getaway made for two on the popular One Palm Island,or a beach barbeque under the starry Maldivian skies. We offer gourmet adventures in the Organic Garden on our leaf table and tailor made dinners on Horizon Beach and beachside Tree House.


Other Dining Experiences

Dine at the Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Resorts and enjoy the exclusive dining experience, set with that unique personal touch. Simply inform your ever friendly Mr Friday your culinary wish for the day, and he will arrange your unparalled dining adventure. Our other dining experiences available in the resort include:
› Wine dinners with visiting wine makers and celebrity chefs
› In-villa dining menu designed around our guests’ favourite cuisine and dishes
› Private in-villa gourmet barbeque are also available
› Eat healthy with lunches or dinners set in the Organic herb and vegetable garden
› Secluded private dining experiences at One Palm Island, Palm Beach, Leaf, Horizon, Swing By The Sea and Jungle Cinema


Meera Spa

Meera means ocean in the Sanskirt language, and glass floor panels beneath the massage tables offer a peek underwater to heighten the sensual experience. The Spa offers a range of holistic therapies, and the signature bamboo massage with warmed aromatic oils presents yet another new encounter. Other facilities include six overwater treatment rooms, a yoga or Tai Chi champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area with panoramic views of the sea.

Opening Hours : 9am to 9pm

Meera Spa is a member of Healing Hotels of the World


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.

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.

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 our skin.

Spa Boutique
Drop by our Spa Boutique and take the Meera feeling home with you. Our 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 caftans, lavender eye pillows, handmade ceramics, environmental aromas and body products made with Meera signature essential oil blends.

Masters In Residence Program
To complement our highly-trained international spa team, Meera Spa also has a Masters in Residence programme. Throughout the year, we present 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.


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.


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.


Organic Garden

organic garden
Tended by our own garden team, the organic garden provides many of the fresh fruits, salads, herbs and mushrooms for our kitchens. We boast the best rocket in the world!


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.


Gifts & Jewellery

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


Leisure Activities


  • Complimentary activities include:
  • Sunrise yoga
  • 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

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