Leading barefoot luxury resort, Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives is delighted to have been recognised in the top 10 leading resorts in Asia and among the top 1% of hotels globally at this year’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards by Tripadvisor.
Recognised as the highest honour and accolade by the site, each year Tripadvisor comb through millions of reviews and ratings from travellers across the globe to identify the very best hotels which provide incredible service and experiences to all guests. “Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best Awards celebrate the best hotels around the World – big, small, romantic and more, inviting travellers to get inspired and start planning their epic return to travel once it’s safe again,” said Tripadvisor spokesperson Jane Lim.
Gili Lankanfushi is one of the Maldives’ best-loved resorts, with a uniquely laid-back philosophy. Fusing rustic design and unparalleled service with awe-inspiring natural surroundings, Gili Lankanfushi is the pioneer of ethical, sustainable, barefoot luxury in the Maldives. Located in the languid waters of the North Malé Atoll, a short 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé, it is the ultimate place to escape to. The 45 villas offer open-air living spaces, roof terraces, private decks with direct access to the lagoon below, and private pools found in the Residence and Villa suites for added seclusion and privacy.
The vast 1,700m2 Private Reserve – the largest overwater villa in the world – is located 500m from the main island and offers four spacious bedrooms in addition to a private open-air cinema, spoiling spa, air-conditioned gymnasium, infinity pool and two-storey waterslide, directly into the lagoon. With sustainability at the heart of the vision, every piece of furniture in the carefully curated villas and communal areas has been custom-made by skilled local craftsmen using upcycled materials. Bed frames are made from recycled teak wood, and lampshade handwoven with recycled wire mesh twist to feature fish and sea turtles.
About Gili Lankanfushi
Located in the North Male 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 Trip Advisor in 2015, Gili Lankanfushi is an easy 20 minute speedboat transfer from Male 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. The wellbeing of the planet is at the heart of the Gili Lankanfushi, with each stay contributing towards preserving the natural environment, protecting the fragile marine ecosystem and treading lightly.
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