Responsibility &

Sustainability is at the heart of Gili Lankanfushi, with emphasis on preserving the natural environment, protecting the fragile marine ecosystem and leaving only footprints behind.


Built with the sensitivity of our surroundings in mind, our buildings are constructed out of responsibly sourced local materials like teak, palm wood, bamboo, and palm fronds that were harvested during the island’s rehabilitation process. Rooms feature organic toiletries in refillable earthenware containers to minimize plastic usage and waste, and a dedicated desalination plant is the source of still and sparkling water for all guests. Energy efficiency is top of mind; we’re always identifying ways to cut back our fuel consumption.

By sourcing ingredients locally, including pole-caught seafood and vegetables from our organic vegetable garden, we do our part to reduce our footprint and serve the freshest, most nutritious fare. Interested guests can get involved by signing up for coral cleaning adventures, collect underwater data leading scientific organizations like Manta Trust, and other sustainable initiatives.

To hold ourselves accountable, we’ve partnered with EarthCheck, the leading certification program used by the tourism industry. Yearly assessments allow us to uphold the most up-to-date sustainability standards, reduce our impact on the environment, and achieve international best practices. Click here for more details.