Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi was rated the best hotel in the world on TripAdvisor in 2015 and is still one of the top-rated hotels in The Maldives.

Known for its rustic overwater villas and as one of the first barefoot luxury resorts, the resort offers a wonderfully laid back atmosphere and hosts a range of activities from cooking classes, sunset yoga, sandbank picnics, and private movie screenings.

There is also a special entertainment programme for kids.

The eco-friendly resort’s philosophy is ‘no news, no shoes’ and they encourage guests to live sustainably.

The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre is PADI certified while Tropicsurf school allows guests to experience world-class surfing.

Super Luxury
Five Star
  • Destination


  • Location

    North Male Atoll

  • Island Size


  • Reef Type

    Not Available

  • Suitable Options

    Couples, Honeymooners, Families

  • Meal Plans

    BB, HB, FB

  • Number of Rooms

    45 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    1 Restaurants

  • Number of Bars

    1 Bars

  • Transfer Type

    Speedboat (15 Mins)

Villas & Residences

Gili Lankanfushi is made up of 5 types of over-water villas:

Villa Suites
Gili Lagoon Villas
Gili Lagoon Residences
The Crusoe Residences
The Private Reserve

Each sustainably-built villa features a private water garden, sundeck and separate shower linked to the bathroom by an open-air walkway.

The standalone Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve are only accessible by boat.

The Crusoe Residences include a rooftop terrace, mini wine cellar and private rowing boat. 

Food & Beverage

The Main Restaurant  offers a variety of dishes from East to West cuisine as well as an Asian street market on Tuesdays and a Mediterranean spice souk on Fridays.

Built on stiles over the Gili Lagoon and with an extended sundeck into the water, the Over Water Bar offers a casual menu including Mediterranean delicacies, sushi and local fish.

Guests can escape to romantic destinations including private castaway island One Palm Island, Horizon Beach and treetop restaurant 360 Degrees.

Wine tasting and dinners are hosted by the resort’s sommelier in the underground cellar featuring 400 varieties of wine.

There is also the opportunity to sample handmade chocolates, artisanal cheese and cold deli cuts.


Meera Spa consists of six over-water treatment rooms and offers a range of holistic therapies and signature massages. Glass floor panels underneath the massage tables are designed to heighten the sensual experience.


Gili Lankanfushi is a short 20-minute boat ride from Male International Airport.

Property Highlights

Experience the Gili Tasting Journey, from the Herb Garden to the sake and wine cellar. Guests can part take in the wonderful culinary journey throughout the resort.
Jodie, Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager


Rustic accommodation and very barefoot luxury. Our Mr. Friday was very helpful in looking after us from when the moment we stepped on the island . Food was definitely a highlight for me!