Gili Lankanfushi


Suspended above crystal clear lagoon waters, guests choosing the Crusoe Residences will find themselves happily marooned in the midst of paradise. Lie back in your over-water hammock and enjoy.

Why you'll love it here

  • Your shoes are taken from you on the boat transfer and the barefoot luxury begins
  • Tour the chef’s garden and witness the garden to plate concept first-hand
  • Call your ‘Mr Friday’ butler to take you to the main island in a private boat
  • The Cellar is open for you to enjoy everything from chocolates to cheese at anytime


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

The spacious thatched villas stand on stilts in the sparkling shallow waters of the Lankanfushi Lagoon and are linked by timber jetties to a tiny coral island.

Crafted from renewable timber resources and natural materials, each residence boasts private rooftop and over-water sundecks with stunning views of the Indian Ocean; the ultimate in sublime luxury. For a complete getaway experience, the Crusoe Residences are only accessible by personal boat and feature their own private water hammock over the lagoon. 

Away from the resort the Private Reserve, the world’s largest over-water two-storey presidential suite, is a four-bedroom villa boasting a 21-metre infinity pool. Guests at this most impressive residence are provided a resident Mr & Ms Friday on call 24-hours a day.

Back on the island, the award-winning Meera Spa offers everything your heart desires and even some unexpected treats, while gourmet dining and endless opportunities for watersports make for a memorable and relaxing escape. 


The hotel acts as environmental stewards to support and protect the island’s rich marine diversity. During your next relaxing visit to Gili Lakanfushi, you’re invited to reconnect with the natural world and rediscover the joy of spending time in nature. All the buildings are constructed out of responsibly sourced local materials such as teak, palm wood, bamboo and palm fronds. The cuisine is sourced locally, from pole-caught seafood to vegetables from the organic garden. And coral cleaning adventures are available so you can get involved in the hotel’s sustainability initiatives. Not only that, but the hotel is also partnered with EarthCheck, the tourism industry’s leading certification programme. As a result, this helps reduce the harmful impacts on our environment.

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  • Time zone: +5 GMT
  • Flight time: 8 hours, 30 minutes
  • Currency: Rufiyaa, US dollar
  • Tipping guideline: A 10% service tax is added to most restaurant bills
  • Health considerations: No major health risks
  • Capital: Malé
  • Population: 521,021 (2023)
  • National languages: Dhivehi, English
  • Electricity and plugs: D/G - 230v, 50Hz
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: 30-day visa required on arrival

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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