The Arrival

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives – A Private Ocean Home in Your Tropical Paradise

Set in the middle of a sparkling, turquoise lagoon, Gili Lankanfushi’s Private Reserve is the ultimate in privacy, sophistication, and seclusion. Sprawled across multi-level tiers, this rustic-chic fort of dreams is where you can live out your wildest dreams – at the largest standalone overwater villa in the world.

The thatched-roof villas are an open-air oasis beloved by couples and families alike, thanks to its spacious open-air living rooms with direct ocean access. Guests can choose from one or two-bedroom villas with private rooftop terraces, infinity pools, private gyms and Jacuzzis, and sunrise or sunset views.

Offering the perfect private recluse, the residences are located a short boat ride away or on the far end of the jetties to offer seclusion for couples and cater to families of four with an air-conditioned living room that can be converted into a second bedroom. Guests can choose from residences with catamaran nets hovering above the sea, overwater hammocks, and infinity pools.


Step inside the expansive villa and explore its sophisticated open-air interiors and amenities: an infinity swimming pool, spacious sundecks, a couple’s spa pavilion with a sauna and steam room, an air-conditioned gymnasium, cinema, bar, and even a water slide that drops into the sea.

A private butler service – Mr/Ms Friday will be available on call for 24 hours to assist with any requests the guests may have.

At Gili Lankanfushi, guests have the world’s flavours at their fingertips, with a variety of restaurants and bars serving everything from European-Maldivian dishes and hand-rolled sushi to sophisticated wine and food pairings in its underground cellar.

Steeped in a sense of place, “Kashiveli” which translates as “coral sands” in the local Dhivehi language – spotlights fresh, nutritious ingredients—sourced from our organic garden and local waters—in a breezy outdoor environment. At night, the restaurant transforms into a buzzy night market, with globe-trotting flavours reimagined through locally grown produce. Guests will be transported to Bangkok, Marrakech, New Delhi and other foodie capitals — all from Gili’s idyllic island setting.

If you’re craving a refreshing treat, swing by the casual poolside eatery for a scoop of handmade ice cream, a cooling beverage, or a mouth-watering snack. “Fini Foni”  (which in Dhivehi means “cold sweet”) is the perfect place for a pick-me-up, a mouth-watering snack, or a hand-crafted cocktail. Gili Lankanfushi has bespoke experiences curated for all its visitors – memorable times that guests would want to revisit to this private recluse over and over again.

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