Exclusive wooden villas jutting out into the perfect crystal clear warm Indian ocean, complete with private pools and viewing decks that provide the perfect diving board to plunge into the turquoise depths below. This is paradise found. This looks like a pearl that has risen straight out of the middle of the ocean and wowed its onlookers with its peaceful presence. If you have the budget, this place is tropical paradise in the Maldives is worth the experience. Located on Lankanfushi Island, North Malé the Gili Lankanfushi Water Villas boasts a whopping 45 over-water villas.
There are 24 villa suites, each with an open-air living room and dining area, daybeds and a rooftop terrace. Of course, there’s a sundeck over the water complete with sun loungers. The bathrooms are open air with glass walled shower areas, but are private.
If the villa suites don’t suit your needs, then you have a choice of 5 lagoon suites which are similar to the villa suites but are 210 sqm in size complete with rooftop terraces, a dining area and overwater sundecks.
6 luxury villas are suspended over the Indian Ocean, and they’re slightly bigger than the other villas, by 40 sqm. The difference in these villas is the presence of mini-wine cellars
The exquisite lagoon residence is located at the end of the jetty and comes complete with all the amenities of the above villas, and also has its own hammock suspended over pristine ocean.
There are 7 stand alone villas called the Crusoe Residence. To access the island, you will be escorted there by motorized boat or pontoon. Each villa has large daybeds, rooftop terraces, air-conditioning, private over water hammocks and even wi-fi is available upon request, but with such exquisite surrounds – will you ever need it?
The 2 bedroom family villa is spacious and ideal for a large family. Boasting a space of 350 sqm, the villa comprises a master bedroom with outdoor shower, two living rooms with sofa bed (one of which converts into a second bedroom), kitchenette, rooftop terrace, steam room, mini wine cellar, television with satellite, jacuzzi and spa beds for private massages.
The Private Reserve gives you the opportunity to hire out the largest over-water villa in the world. The azure ocean hugs this decadent palace that is nothing short of grand. There’s even an infinity pool on one of the viewing decks, a private sauna and steam room and a 2 person bathtub built over a coral reef.
There’s plenty to do in this paradise, and activities include :
- Spa treatments with a view
- Yoga sessions
- Organic gardens on the “mainland” that provide the produce for exquisite meals.
- Snorkelling outside your villa
- Scuba diving sessions with a trained instructor and marine biologist
- A jungle cinema
- Kayaking, water-skiing, sailing
- A private pavilion island for weddings
- Surfing trips can be arranged on the island
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