January 2018
Gili Lankanfushi Named Number One Maldives Hotel And Top Five In The World In 2018 Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards

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Maldives, January 2018: Leading luxury eco-resort, Gili Lankanfushi, is delighted to have been voted the number one Maldives resort and top five best hotel in the world in Tripadvisor’s 2018 Traveller’s Choice Awards – two positions that it has held consistently since opening.

The Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined using reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. Achieving a 94% ‘Excellent’ vote, Gili Lankanfushi blows guests away with its exceptional accommodation options, that include 45 all overwater villas and the Private Reserve, the largest overwater villa in the world spanning 1,700sqm. When guests are able to tear themselves away from the heavenly surroundings of their villas, Gili Lankanfushi provides guests with unforgettable experiences throughout the island, from the warm service of each villa’s own personal hosts, an inspiring plethora of dining options and Meera Spa, which offers holistic healing in a spectacular overwater setting.

Gili Lankanfushi is hailed as the Maldives’ original eco-resort and puts sustainability at the heart of the island’s vision, with an emphasis on preserving the natural environment, protecting the fragile marine ecosystem and leaving only footprints behind – a philosophy which its guests, around half of whom are repeat visitors, continue to be impressed and inspired by.

General Manager of Gili Lankanfushi, David Stepetic says “We are honoured by this year’s results and thank our loyal guests for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. Listening to our guests enables us to keep improving our resort and inspiring our team to keep delivering memorable experiences.  In a market as competitive as the Maldives, we are very proud of the service and experiences we offer our guests, and that this is recognised on a global scale.”

Rates at Gili Lankanfushi start at $1,440 per night on a room-only basis, based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to taxes.

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Editor’s note: Located in the North Malé Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi opened in 2000 as the original over-water resort, Soneva Gili. In 2012, the island was acquired by HPL (Hotel Properties Limited), a Singapore-based company investing in hotels, lifestyle and properties around the world. Voted number one hotel in the world by TripAdvisor in 2015, Gili Lankanfushi is an easy 20-minute speedboat transfer from Malé international airport.

Set in the middle of its own lagoon, guests enjoy a barefoot existence with 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean. Gili Lankanfushi’s 45 overwater villas, including the vast and secluded Private Reserve, offer unrivalled privacy.