Eco-retreats at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

16th Apr 2013
Eco-retreats at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations.

Everywhere you look, marine life abounds. And the gleaming waters beckon. Formerly known as Soneva Gili by Six Senses, Gili Lankanfushi is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll.

This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives. All of its 45 over-water villas, crafted in a traditional style from natural materials, reflect the harmony of life by the water’s edge.

For ultimate privacy, guests can stay in one of the seven Crusoe Residences or the Private Reserve, accessible only by personal boat.

All villas at this luxury island resort offer a private water garden, open air bathroom, and roof-top terrace and over–water sundecks.

The interiors recreate a natural habitat, using sustainable woods, natural materials and traditional fabrics, while still offering all the modern amenities and providing the comfort of true luxury.

Luxury dining comes in the form of a private dinner on this secluded island.

The cuisine will whet your appetite with fresh offerings and local produce, while the extraordinary settings will leave an indelible impression.

The surroundings are teeming with marine life and the resort has its own fully-equipped PADI diving school plus a variety of water sports. This place tops the list of must-do destinations for those in the know.

“As an eco-sensitive resort, we are committed to the principles of environmental sustainability, which plays an important part in Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives corporate philosophy,” said Iain McCormack, general manager of Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives. “We’ve tailored the operations of the resort around this philosophy.”

McCormack added: “We have on staff a marine biologist, who is responsible for several ecological conservation programmes relating to the ocean. We also maintain our own organic herb and vegetable garden, which provides fresh and local ingredients used in the resort’s kitchens. An active recycling program of using waste for building materials is practiced.”

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives’ corporate responsibility extends beyond the resort’s perimeter as well, with several programs currently active and will be continued following the name change.

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives marks the parent company - Hotel Properties - fifth property in the Maldives. The other properties within the group are Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru; Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma; and Rihiveli Beach Resort.

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