Located in the languid waters of the North Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi is the perfect spot for peace and personal healing.
The tranquil island is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport and its’ 45 villas offer open-air living spaces, roof terraces and private decks with direct access to the lagoon below. Its furnishings are inspired by the island and made by skilled craftsman using up-cycled materials such as bed frames made from recycled teakwood and lampshades handwoven with recycled wire mesh to feature fish and sea turtles.
Gili Lankanfushi is the pioneer of ethical, sustainable, barefoot luxury in the Maldives. In fact, sustainability is at the heart of the resort with a big emphasis placed on preserving the natural environment and protecting the fragile marine ecosystem. Guests can give back to the surrounding community by taking part in coral reef planting in the lagoon, meeting the Marine Biologist to learn more about the surrounding ocean and its inhabitants and even snorkeling with them, as well as taking part in an eco-tour of the organic gardens with the Chef.
Traditionally considered a romantic destination for honeymooners and couples, Gili Lankanfushi has recognised the benefits of travelling alone and is now offering an exclusive escape tailored especially to the solo traveller. A combination of expert-led rejuvenating individual experiences and immersive group activities will provide opportunities for guests to practice mindfulness, learn a new skill, self-reflect and spend time in nature, including photography lessons, cooking classes, surfing, snorkelling and coral watch dives. Solo travellers will also receive a beautifully-designed journal for self-reflection, expressing gratitude and thought exploration during their time on the island.