Gili Lankanfushi rises from the ashes and has reopened its shores to guests with new villas. The eco-resort closed in January following a devastating fire incident. With major renovations, the resort has welcomed guests on 1st December 2019, less than an year later.
Honouring its laid-back philosophy, Gili Lankanfushi still remains the intimate and sustainable paradise the barefoot luxury travellers love so much. With the new design concept and wellness programmes, the resort ensures guests have a soulful experience.
The island now offers accommodation in 10 categories; The Private Reserve, Family Villa with Pool, Family Villa, Gili Lagoon Residence, Crusoe Residence, Residence with Pool, Residence, Gili Lagoon Villa, Villa Suite with Pool and Villa Suite.
As a new addition to the resort, the Family Villas with Pools feature two en suite bedrooms, a private swimming pool, a rooftop terrace with space to dine, and a living room situated over the lagoon accessible from a safe walkway.
A large Private Reserve located 500m from the main island features four bedrooms, a private open-air cinema, a spa, a gym as well as an infinity pool and a two-storey waterslide leading directly into the lagoon.
Inspired by the resort’s surrounding, the new interior consists of a warm and neutral colour palette. As sustainability is the heart of the island’s vision, all the furniture in the new villas and living areas has been made using upcycled materials. The renovated villas feature open-air living spaces, roof terraces and private decks with direct access to the lagoon.
The resort marks its re-opening with a series of new educational and active wellness programmes; enriching spa sessions at the serene Meera Spa and educational exploration with a team of experts at the Marine Biology Shack.
Gili Lankanfushi is located in North Male’ Atoll, a 20-minute speedboat journey away from Velana International Airport. The resort initially opened in 2012 and has been a favourite amongst guests seeking to reconnect with nature and experience the barefoot luxury of the island.