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Gili Lankanfushi upgrades Private Reserve villa

Gili Lankanfushi upgrades Private Reserve villa

Gili Lankanfushi has seen its amazing Private Reserve – the largest overwater villa in the world –upgraded, making it more dazzling than ever.

Standing alone in the middle of a sparkling turquoise lagoon, 500 metres from the resort and only accessible by boat, the spectacular sprawling villa takes privacy and luxury to another level entirely.

The closest neighbouring villas are 300 metres away, allowing guests to relax in total seclusion.

An incredible 1,700 square metre space, the luxurious three-bedroom hideaway offers the utmost in natural chic, with its wood and glass design complementing the breath-taking Indian Ocean views and flooding the villa with light through floor-to-ceiling windows.

As part of an extensive renovation programme, a new 63 square metre fresh water swimming pool has been added overlooking the lagoon sunrise side.


With a vast sun-deck and shaded pavilions, access is via wooden walkways from the master suites, as well as the main lounging area.

There will also be a Jacuzzi within the pool, the perfect spot for sundowners.

“The beautiful pool adds an extra dimension to the Private Reserve, a wonderful alternative for those who prefer fresh water to the sea – and it’s obviously unaffected by the tides,” said Steven Philips, general manager of Gili Lankanfushi.

“We also wanted to make the most of the deep channel right in front of the villa, so it was built without having to disturb any of the local ecosystem.”

A spacious new en-suite bedroom has also been added to one of the two master suites – ideal for families.

But as each suite is the same size as the resort’s huge Crusoe Residences, there’s still ample room for total privacy for friends.

There are further bedrooms for two live-in Mr Fridays (private butlers on call 24/7 to cater to every whim), or if this is not desired, some guests opt to bring their nannies, secretaries or bodyguards.

Other improvements include a new library and study for any business needs, complete with an en suite bathroom and large comfortable lounging beds.

A shower room is being added within the gym and fresh new furnishings throughout the villa.

Guests at the Private Reserve can relax in the ample indoor and outdoor living and lounging spaces, and soak up endless views.

There’s a private spa with sauna and steam room for all pampering needs and a state-of-the-art cinema for film screenings of their choice.

A wide water slide from the top deck into the lagoon adds to the fun.

And, of course, all the facilities of the main resort are just a short boat-ride away, whether guests use their personal motorised boats or enjoy a chauffeur driven water taxi with their Mr Friday.

The Private Reserve will re-open on 15th November.