The Maldivian eco-resort has undergone a full refurbishment following a fire in January

Gili Lankanfushi to reopen in December

The Maldivian eco-resort has undergone a full refurbishment following a fire in January

Maldivian eco-resort Gili Lankanfushi has confirmed it will reopen on December 1, 2019. 

The popular hotel closed in January after a fire broke out and destroyed seven over-water villas, one restaurant and a storage facility.

The hotel’s 45 over-water villas have all been refurbished, offering open-air living spaces, roof terraces and private decks with direct access to the water. 

Enhanced Residence and Villa suites now feature private pools, while Family Villas with Pools have also been added to the collection featuring two en suite bedrooms, a private swimming pool, a rooftop terrace and a living room. 

Clients can also make use of the 1,700 sq m Private Reserve, reportedly the largest overwater villa in the world, located 500m from the main island offering four bedrooms, a private open-air cinema, spa, gym, infinity pool and two-storey waterslide. 

The hotel said the property’s “rustic chic aesthetic” and commitment to sustainability remained, with its new design concept sporting a neutral colour palette and upcycled materials. 

To celebrate its reopening, Gili Lankanfushi will also be offering a series of new educational and active wellness programmes.

Guests can choose from Holistic Healing, a five-night programmes for those seeking a soulful spa experience; Dive & Discover, a five-night programme for budding divers; and Surf & Spa, a four-night programme for the eco-conscious sportsman. 

Rates at Gili Lankanfushi start at $1,440 per night on a room-only basis, based on double occupancy. The new wellness programmes start from $1,443 per night. 

Erica Bush

Features Writer, Aspire

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