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Best resort and service we have ever experienced!
Gili is our 4th resort island we are staying in the Maldives and we can truly say is amazingly the best experience ( by far!) we have ever had: from the Gili private boat transfer ( when you receive refreshments and your shoes are being”seizured” by very friendly and professional staff, as the island offers you the barefoot luxury opportunity), to the nice hospitality from Gili’s management upon arrival, to our unbelievable, wonderful Mr. Friday Makif, who not only was the most pleasant and helpful companion on the island, but was also extremely valuable and caring while we still were in other island (called us in to ask for any preferences we might have in Gili and has taken them into account, not to mention that he informed us before anyone else about a small delay of our flight from other island to Male etc), to our best restaurant companion, Siyan Adam, who did everything to make perfect our breakfasts, dinners etc, always with smile, interesting info he shared with us and very professional approach. Wooden open-air, over-water villas do offer an excellent and unique luxurious rustic design, with many surprises and an unprecedented attention to details. Views to the lagoon, to the beach, to the two palms island made us gazing for hours and hours and not having enough.. the trilogy of the colours ( tourquise water with white beaches and emerald palms ) is simply therapeutical. And astonishing. Villas’ total privacy is also a very big “asset” of the vacation in Gili. We will definitely come back to Gili.
The most memorable holiday
It was my 4th visit to Maldives. And I would say Gili was the best. The concept of the resort is just my style. I really liked the open-air living area of the villa. Everyone there was very friendly. Food was the best. I would definately come again.
Paradise Found! You won’t want to leave...
The minute you see this place in the daylight, that’s when you know you’ve found paradise - literally. Gili Lankanfushi is like a dream. It has an idyllic, untouched, back to (luxurious) basics vibe. They index a lot on sustainability so there’s a note in your bathroom to please not throw any plastics or batteries away on the island and to take them away with you. They grow their own plants for food, they nurture coral to return them to the reef. They have a barefoot no-shoes policy so you just walk around carefree. The villas are air conditioned to the right temperature so you sleep with just a sheet. You can see the eco-as-much-as-poss thought running throughout here. The staff on the resort are really attentive. You’re assigned a butler - or a Friday a la Robinson Crusoe - to assist from the moment you arrive. They get you around the island via buggy (if you don’t want to take a bicycle which are also available) and generally make sure you’re well taken care of... with a smile always too which makes such a difference. The place is so welcoming that there is a resident heron that hangs around the breakfast area every day. The locals call him Bob. Bob got extra curious when I ordered a salmon omelette at breakfast... but don’t feed him, they say! This resort is great for family. Our Ms Friday for along amazingly with my 6yo and 8yo and there was always an extra pair of eyes watching when I needed. Even though my kids are water safe, as a mother this really put me at ease and I got to relax. There is so much wildlife around to discover and my kids just loved that. They were also treated to dinner and a movie at the Jungle Cinema where they got to enjoy Kung Fu Panda 3 with us. Just magic for them! What can I say.. If Paradise was ever lost, now I can truly vouch for this place and say it has been found! We want to go back!
Best holiday ever
This is so far the best holiday we have done. Gili Lankanfushi stand out from all the other hotels. Our Mr. Friday (Makif) is the best Friday he introduced all the facilities of the hotel. Spa treatment was amazing and the view of the room and everything about the island was excellent..
Haven on earth!!
We have stayed Gili Lankanfushi for 3 nights and this is one of the most amazing holiday we have been.. We love everything about the island, the spa,restaurant was really good. Our Friday Makif is the best Friday. We will definitely return next year!!
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