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Only 20 minutes away from Malé on the private island of Lankanfushi, the intimate coral island is characterised by powder fine beaches dissolving into crystal lagoons, with jetties threading across the water into spacious accommodations. The resort’s “no news, now shoes” philosophy ensures the ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience.
Upon arrival guests are greeted by a Mr or Ms Friday (keeping in line with the Robinson Crusoe ethos) who is available 24/7 to ensure their stay is unforgettable. The villas have been built using natural materials, and are dotted across the glass-like lagoon. Each villa features a spacious deck with sun loungers and over-water hammocks leading straight into the water. There's also a rooftop terrace perfect for stargazing in the evening.
The resort's fully-equipped dive centre ensures guests can explore the very best of the Maldives magnificent reefs. The resort is dedicated to sustainability, whether it be through learning experiences with the resident marine biologist or their partnership with EarthCheck (leading certification programme for improving sustainability).
The Main Restaurant & The Underground Wine Cellar and Chocolate Cave provides fresh culinary creations over breath-taking ocean views whilst By The Sea Restaurant serves up tantalising Nieeki (Japanese-Peruvian fusion) cuisine. The Overwater Bar is the perfect spot for a sundowner whilst watching the marine life lazily swim past. For a unique experience, destination dining can be arranged, whether it be in the Organic Garden's elevated dining area, in front of the jungle cinema or back in the privacy of the villa.
A plethora of water sports are also available, as well as a tennis court. Guests can further invigorate themselves at the luxury spa, with treatments using native oils against ocean breezes. There's also a sauna, steam room and gym.
Why we love it
For an unforgettable intimate experience, take a private sunset dhoni cruise and watch the sky turn ember as the sun melts behind below the horizon.
Liz, Original Diver