In an age of mindfulness where travellers embrace solitude and independence more than ever, Gili Lankanfushi is offering solo travellers a ‘Gili Solo Experience’, a unique stay package for those looking to reconnect with their inner selves and live adventurously in the moment.
The Maldives most loved resort has developed a matchless experience enabling solo travellers to appreciate mother nature and love passionately by pampering themselves. To ensure that each guest discovers the hidden treasures across the magical island during their stay, the resort has included different experiences which awaken the senses as part of the package.
In addition to inclusive return speedboat transfers, solo travellers can enjoy the subtle joy of eating alone with a daily gourmet breakfast and dinner at the exquisite Kashiveli restaurant, located right on the on the resort’s beautiful white sandy beach. With dishes delicately created from fresh locally sourced produce (including the resort’s extensive organic herb garden), diners can expect a gastronomic journey that will never be forgotten.
Breakfast celebrates the region’s wide variety of fresh tropical fruits with an ever-changing array of smoothies, juices and fresh fruit plates made to order, as well as traditionally Maldivian offerings such as Mas Huni accompanying international favourites. For dinner, guests can indulge in a buzzing market experience every other night of the week, including the Asian Street Market, Mediterranean Spice Souk, Passage to India and Churrascaria BBQ nights.
For those eager to try their hand at a new skill to take home, there is the opportunity to learn tricks of the trade from one of the resort’s expert Chefs in a Maldivian Cooking Class, where delicious dishes will be prepared from fresh ingredients found in the resort’s gardens.
An unconventional dining experience outside the comforts of a restaurant, the resort offers ‘Dining for the Senses’, an out of the ordinary dinner moment which allows diners to truly appreciate the rich and intricate flavors of each dish. Located under the starlit sky in a secret location, all senses (other than sight) will be evoked.
Gili Lankanfushi also offers solo travellers the most magical chance to connect with their inner selves with a ‘Sleep under the Stars’ experience. Guests can drift into dreamland under the vast blanket of a million stars on the rooftop terrace of their villa, where they will fall asleep to the gentle lapping of the waves and cool ocean breeze. Whether it’s midnight snacks, or breakfast in bed the following morning, the resort will ensure all tray charges for in-villa dining orders are waivered.
Moreover, guests can connect with nature and feel a sense of complete freedom with an array of inclusive and wholesome experiences. These include a snorkeling excursion with the resort’s marine biologist, daily sunrise yoga sessions, non-motorized water sport activities, and a sunset sailing experience on a traditional Dhoni.
Solo travellers can look after their well-being by pampering themselves at the Meera Spa, a holistic haven surrounded by serene sea waters nestled in a secluded bay. As part of the package, a 120-minute spa treatment can be availed, combined with Gili Cuisine and Spa juices. With complimentary access to the spa’s treatment rooms including the steam room and sauna, alongside its vast relaxation areas, guests can completely relax on their own schedule, and even enjoy that fantastic book they never had time to read (the beauty of solo travel).
The welcome, care, and warmth of the resort’s hosts will always make the biggest difference to every stay. Mr/ Mrs. Fridays (named after Robinson Crusoe’s loyal assistant and dear companion) are Gili Lankanfushi’s dedicated guest experience hosts. On call no matter the time of day, Mr. Fridays make sure that each stay is seamless from the moment of arrival, guaranteeing guests every need is taken care of. Expect personalised surprise experiences along the way, including a ‘Gili Goes Photogenic’’ photography session to ensure each solo travel trip spent at Gili Lankanfushi can be looked back on with the fondest memories.
The resort’s laid back luxury design guarantees that guests feel right at home (but better). The cosy 18 one-bedroom hideaways are spread across two floors, and boast an open-air living room, a spacious bathroom, and a private rooftop terrace offering the most idyllic views of mother nature. With direct ocean access, solo travellers can spend their days swimming and snorkelling around the coral gardens at the base of the sundeck and at night, lounge on catamaran nets while spotting shooting stars.
The “Gili Solo Experience” package starts at USD 3942++ per night, with minimum 3 night’s stay.