No news and no shoes is the philosophy here at this Robinson Crusoe style destination on its own private island…

Voted the number one hotel in the world by trip advisor, Gili Lankanfushi is the ultimate jewel in the crown of the Maldives. Only an easy 20 min journey from the international airport, the original over water resort is the ideal hideaway with white palm tree lined beaches, naturally chic accommodations and so much more than meets the eye.

Set in the middle of its own aqua-marine lagoon, guests enjoy barefoot existence and 360 degree views of the Indian Ocean, with nothing but the occasional fishing boat sailing by… Gili Lankanfushi’s 45 enormous overwater villas, including the vast secluded private reserve offer unrivalled privacy and space to breathe.

Gili Lankanfushi is about to get even better – the resort’s amazing private reserve – the largest overwater villa in the world, has been upgraded making it even more dazzling than ever. Standing alone in the middle of a sparkling turquoise lagoon, only accessible by boat, the spectacular sprawling villa takes privacy and luxury to another level entirely.

Other improvements include the new library and study for any business needs, complete with en-suite bathroom and large comfortable lounging dens, the luxurious three bedroom hideaway offers the utmost in natural chic with its wooden glass design, complementing the breathtaking Indian Ocean views.

Gili Lankanfushi is your own personal paradise… a personal chef will plan tailor meals, using produce from the reserves organic vegetable and earth gardens. Of course, all the facilities of the main resort are just a short boat ride away, whether guest use their personal motorised boats, or enjoy a chauffeured driven water taxi. There’s an incredible amount of water sports to enjoy – scuba, sailing, paddle boarding and more!

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