Gili Lankanfushi, Maldivian paradise
Apr 16 2015
by Matthieu Jost

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldivian paradise

No doubts, Maldives is the most beautiful place for young couples in honey moon. Even though homosexuality is banned in this muslim country, it is tolerated in the hotels as there are private properties.

Our first stop, Gili Lankanfushi, ranked top #1 in the Maldives and #3 worldwide on Tripadvisor. Gili Lankanfushi is located twenty minutes from Male airport by boat.

Once on the island, we have been welcomed by our Ms Friday Miss Liu. During all our stay, Miss Liu has been available 24/24 to fulfill our requests. After few minutes, we arrived in front of our Villa. There are two main villa categories: the ones linked to the jetty and the other ones in the middle of the lagoon. The only way to access is via a motorised boat.

Entering the villa was a magical moment. The 210m2 have been decorated with style until the smaller details. Here we are in a luxury hut where all rooms have a breathtaking view on the turquoise color waters of the lagoon.

If you want to visit the Maldive Islands with some friends, you have to know that the hotel has a 1,400m2 private villa for 6 people: the Private Reserve. No doubts, this is one of the most beautiful place in the world to spend a few days. There are three bedrooms, a cinema theatre, a spa, a gym, a water slide with natural sea swimming pool and a private kitchen for a chef. Therefore, this dream is not cheap. You will have to spend from 8,000 to 15,000 dollars per night depending on the season.

If you're afraid to get bored, the hotel offers several activities:

- the sunset cruise : the most romantic experience for you and your partner. Do not forget to book the cruise for the sunset aboard of a typical Maldivian boat, the Dhoni. This two seats boat will bring you to see the sunset. You will enjoy the best place to see it with a glass of champagne and canapes.

sunset cruise

- wine tasting : the sommelier of the resort will welcome you in his cave located underneath the island for an hour wine and home made chocolate tasting.

- Spa: you will forget the stress of your daily life by doing a break to Meera Spa. 6 cabins on stilts over the blue lagoon will offer a new space for fitness and relaxation. No problem here to share a cabin with your partner. You will be lying and observe the sea through a glass floor panel.

- The gym features the latest generation machines, everything you need for training and cardio, not to mention the room for stretching and yoga / relaxation.

Finally, do not forget to spend an evening at the Jungle Cinema, an outdoor cinema located in the luxurious vegetation and equipped with deckchairs, with giant screen and amazing sound system.

Restaurants : you will have a complete selection of dishes from various continents (Asia, india, Mediterranean and Europe) cooked in front of you by chefs. By the Sea, the signature restaurant, presents a Japanese culinary adventure. It serves fine food in a very modern and natural scenery with stunning views over the lagoon.

We have been amazed by the friendliness of all the staff : from the housekeeper to the servers and boat drivers. They all work with passion and are happy to welcome tourists from all over the world discover their beautiful island.

Gili Lankanfushi is undoubtedly one of the most gay-friendly hotels in Maldives Islands and deserves its nickname Gayli Lankanfushi;-)