Make Your Gili Surfing Easy
At Gili Lankanfushi, nature has its own way of greeting you, as if to say, this is how life is meant to be enjoyed. A stay here is like an escape into another life. Wonder and joy are rediscovered amidst the purity of nature. Indulge with sprawling overwater villas, exceptional service and unequalled experiences.
Rustic Chic Luxury
Gili Lankanfushi is located only a short, 20 minute luxury speed boat voyage from Male International Airport. Ideally located in North Male Atoll, you will have over 6 world-class breaks to choose from. This is a surfers nirvana of lefts and rights for all abilities. Gili Lankanfushi is a must for those wanting to be amongst a surfers playground and in the lap of ‘rustic chic’ luxury.
Great For All Levels
First time glider? Searching for that life altering barrel? Gili Lankanfushi is surrounded by all types of crystal clear waves. Year-round there are waves to suit every ability, and the area is blessed by offshore winds and groomed lines. Be escorted to your dream wave on a five-star speedboat allowing more surf time, and more time being spoiled with the family back at the resort.
With over 20 years of experience in this region of the Maldives, your Tropicsurf guide will be able to pick the best times to get you to the best waves on the day. Unlike other resorts, our surf trips are flexible and based around the best tides. We are in the know regarding the best times to get you out in the perfect line up for your ability. A bit of ‘Insider Trading’ goes a long way here!
Gili Lankanfushi Waves
Gili’s nearest wave is the epic right called Jailbreak. It’s just a 5-minute boat trip away. Cross the channel and you’ll arrive at the phenomenal combination of Honkies (a long, bowling left) and Sultans (a fast, magnificent right). These are some of The Maldives’ best and most consistent. Further North are Chickens (a speedy left) and Cokes (a tubing right). This zone offers delicacies for every surfing persuasion.
Gili Lanaknfushi is perfectly positioned to access 6 world-class waves all within 15 minutes from the five star resort. Whether you a first timer or a seasoned veteran, this wave-rich area will reward everyone's appetite. The biggest swells traditionally happen from May till October. November till April is known as the off season, however, don’t always believe what you hear! Pull into the end bowl at Sultans, drive down the line at Jails, or feel the glide for the first time over crystal clear waters at Ninja’s - surfing from the luxurious Gili Lankanfushi will not disappoint.
Expert Tropicsurf Guides
Your Tropicsurf Guide will ensure the most luxurious, safe and memorable surfing experience for you. Let us work through our Hottest 100 progression with you to catapult you to the next level in your surfing. You will have one of our professional guides next to you in the water at all times ensuring a big wave count or assisting you into your first real surfing experience. Sultans, Jails, Honky’s and Ninja’s are just a few of the ideally located waves positioned within a stones throw form Gili Lankanfushi.
Find Your Dream Wave
Left or right? North Male Atoll delivers it all. Depending upon the wind direction, surfing from Gili Lankanfushi allows goofy’s and natural footers to experience their dream wave. If the swell is big, let one of our Tropicsurf guru’s search out the more user-friendly style wave for you. Want to push your surfing boundaries? Take a 5 minute speedboat trip to a long, perfect barreling wave that will be etched in your memory forever.
Gili Lankanfushi Resort
Un-improvable, rustic chic at its very best. Gili Lankanfushi is a private coral island in a sparkling lagoon with jetties threading out to spacious home-sized villas. The resort is sensitive to maintaining ecological balance so every amenity blends harmoniously into the natural surroundings. Over water villas are built on minimum impact stilts. Natural ventilation and lighting are integrated to reduce the need for electricity.
Take a tour through the resorts organic garden with the head chef or dive deep into the sustainability practices which the resort is known for. After a big days surfing, great food is always on the agenda. Private dining under the palm trees and stars? How about an authentic Tepenyaki experience? Culinary connoisseurs will be in heaven with the choices at Gili Lankanfushi.
Luxurious Over Water Accommodation
Imagine, absolute luxury perched over crystal clear lagoons where you can relax with the family after a great day of surfing. Gili Lankanfushi is the true Robinson Crusoe Experience. All villas are over water, allowing uninterrupted views of the sparkling lagoons teaming with tropical fish.
Award Winning Spa
Surfers and non-surfers will truly appreciate the unforgettable Gili Lankanfushi Spa. This award winning Spa will deliver you into pure bliss as you look down at the fish swimming under your view. The highly trained therapists will take you on a wellness journey to soothe the soul and body. A plethora of holistic treatments are available and are designed to allow the senses to be overwhelmed. Make sure to enjoy the post-treatment lounge as you stare across the crystal sea and enjoy the cooling ocean breezes.
Gili Lankanfushi Rooms
All of the guest villas are overwater and ultimate privacy can be found here. Expect a rustic, beach-chic decor, king-size beds, separate open air shower and spacious bathroom, over-sized sundecks leading down to the water, and private rooftop terraces. Most are located along jetties, but some are so private as to be accessible only by boat. With just 46 villas, 7 are Crusoe Residencies and The Private Reserve reached only by boat.
Robinson Crusoe Experience
Every villa at Gili Lankanfushi was designed with the Robinson Crusoe experience in mind. The most luxurious, ‘rustic chic’ materials have been used. Villas range from 1 bedroom Honeymoon escapes to the world's largest overwater villa, the Private Reserve. These villas encapsulate the true meaning of luxury set above crystal, turquoise waters with cooling sea breezes. If you are after true privacy, stay in on of the Crusoe Villas, which stands alone over the sea and is only accessible by boat.
Mr and Mrs Friday
Each villa is allocated their very own Mr or Mrs Friday. They are at your beckoning call to provide you the luxurious service that Gili Lankanfushi is known for. Want to book a private, romantic dinner under the stars? How about a day on a private sandbank? The team at Gili Lankanfushi will make magic happen for you and your family at every turn.
Snorkeling and Star Gazing
Each luxury villa is its own aquatic paradise. Step off the deck into some of the clearest water you have ever seen. Grab a snorkel mask and be blown away by the abundance of tropical fish swimming only inches away. Star gazing suit you? On top of each villa is another living area that is blanketed by the stars over the Indian Ocean - perfect for a romantic dinner or just staring into space. A must do!
Gili Lankanfushi Families
Gili Lankanfushi gives the ultimate sense of space for the family to unplug and reconnect. A myriad of water sports and activities allow you to immerse yourself in nature in contrast to a dedicated kids club or program. PADI dive instructors ensure that little snorkelers experience the very best instruction and marine life viewing in small group sizes.
Perfect For Special Occasions
There is no better place to celebrate that special one's birthday or anniversary than the luxurious Gili lankanfushi. Bringing the family together in luxurious paradise. The spectacular setting of the resort allows for a celebration that dreams are made of. Why not get the whole family surfing together? There is no better way to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Quality time is essential for every family. Gili Lankanfushi offers something for everyone. While mum and dad are being spoiled in the spa, the kids can be making pizzas, playing soccer with the hosts, watching movies in the outdoor cinemas and enjoying some tennis or exploring the spectacular lagoon with one of the resort's Marine Biologists.
The Private Reserve, legendary in the Maldives for its 1400 sq.m design, features a private infinity pool, spa, cinema and second-level gymnasium. It’s unsurpassed VIP accommodation shrouded in privacy and accessible only by tender. Surf views to the Jailbreak reef means that VIP Tropicsurfers never miss a rising swell or shifting breeze. A Luxury yacht is on hand for around the clock surf excursions.
Lankanfushi Island, North Malé Atoll, Republic of Maldives, Maldives
Out of this world vacation spot
We used Tropic Surf and they are the best in the business. If you you need instruction, they are the best. If you don’t need instruction and you just need a ride to a break, also not a problem.eddieglenn - TripAdvisor
If you are keen on surfing, visit the surf shack on the island and speak to Chris and Hannah at Tropic Surf. I surfed 2 days at breaks nearby (sultans/jailbreak). Both breaks are world class right hand point breaks and during the stay we scored some great waves. Chris is very knowledgable on the surf breaks and will make sure you are in the correct position to catch the wave of your life.Tim A - TripAdvisor
Simply the best!
Beau Nixon from Tropic Surf - without any doubt the best surf school in the world( thanks for your commitment and the super fun time in the water).Culture771502 - TripAdvisor
During the day we have been surfing the local breaks with Tropicsurf, the resort's surf service providers, and have had some of the best waves ever.seasurfsoul - TripAdvisor
Two days of amazing waves that we experienced with the expert guidance of Beau (the onsite Tropic Surf instructor)jkmccall - TripAdvisor
Searching for words
Thank you Chris and Hannah from 'Tropicsurf' for worldclass-teaching and challenging the teenies in worldclass-waves and in their personality!caro-roswitha - TripAdvisor
Grant was terrific!
I cannot speak more highly of Grant! He was a helpful coach and a tactical crowd navigator, and a very soulful guy.Luke - Email
The experience was absolutely wonderful!
Our family of four spent two weeks at Gili Lankanfushi during the Christmas holidays. My husband and my daughter had the chance to try surfing for the first time with Aaron Kelly and Keely Smallwood. The experience was absolutely wonderful! Keely and Aaron are full of positive energy and they were close to Vivian, my 13 year old daughter, making sure she was having fun and was safe at the same time, in her first contact with surfing. They are an important reason for us to go back to Gili or even follow them in another resort in the Maldives of the same level.Olga, via email.