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The Top Three Cocktail Spots at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

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18-Dec-2023 Laura Curtis

The Top Three Cocktail Spots at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Unwind in paradise...

Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the epitome of luxury and tranquillity at Gili Lankanfushi, a secluded island paradise nestled amidst the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. From its opulent overwater villas to its impeccable service and exclusive experiences, this island idyll beckons with an unparalleled retreat, promising a beach holiday of pure indulgence.

And when it comes to savouring refreshing cocktails, Gili Lankanfushi unveils an array of exceptional settings, each offering a unique ambience to tantalise your senses and elevate your island escape to new heights. Get ready to discover the top three cocktail spots at Gili Lankanfushi, where every sip is paired with breathtaking beauty.

1. At the Iconic Overwater Bar

Positioned to perfection, this gem overlooks the lagoon, earning its status as a standout star in the Gili experience. Guests are treated to unparalleled views from the deck as the sun sets on the Indian Ocean and to glimpses of marine companions such as reef sharks, rays, and octopi gracefully navigating the waters below. Serving delectable cocktails and unforgettable moments, this has become the place for cherished memories at the resort.

This beloved bar has garnered such acclaim that it recently underwent a thoughtful refurbishment, expanding its outdoor deck to accommodate more seating. Now, even more guests can revel in the spellbinding allure of this resort highlight. This comes as no surprise, as this is perhaps the prettiest place to sit back, sip and soak in the panoramas of the Indian Ocean. As you take to the deck, you'll have a choice of sun loungers, booths or a table for two.
Overwater Bar - Photography Ibrahim Nashid

2. In the Privacy of your Idyllic Accommodation

In-villa experience
As the Maldives' first ever all-over-water resort, Gili Lankanfushi's spacious villas and residences bask in the splendour of one of the largest lagoons in the region, and are cast in an abundance of beauty. You'll be surrounded by endless views of the sparkling water and an air of serenity that is absolutely unmatched.

Ensuring that every sip is accompanied by the serenity of the Maldivian surroundings, each villa or residence is completely private. The thatched-roof villas offer a choice of one or two bedrooms and sunrise or sunset views, and feature private rooftop terraces. It's the perfect spot to relax as one day in paradise comes to an end, and to toast to another.

There is also a choice of incredible areas in the residences at Gili Lankanfushi that transform the accommodation into your ideal cocktail spot. Retreat with your sundowner to your private infinity pool, or why not enjoy your drink above the waves on your catamaran net or overwater hammock?
Villa with hammock

3. On the Castaway Platform

There is no truer definition of luxury in the Maldives than sunset canapes and an expertly crafted cocktail on Gili Lankanfushi's Castaway Platform. This is an experience that transcends the ordinary, offering a unique and intimate encounter with the Maldives' natural beauty. Tailored to those who are seeking a memorable moment amid one of the world's most breathtaking settings, the Castaway Platform offers a destination dining (or sipping) experience like no other.

Set in the azure waters of Gili Lankanfushi's pristine lagoon away from the resort and accommodations, the Castaway Platform promises an unparalleled private beverage experience reserved solely for you. Accompanied by the sound of the lapping waves, it's the perfect spot to watch as the clear blue Maldivian skies transition into the pink and golden hues of the evening in peace. You'll have this spellbinding setting all to yourself while indulging in your drink of choice.
Castaway Platform - Photography Ibrahim Nashid
Castaway Platform - Photography Ibrahim Nashid
So, raise a glass to paradise! Which of these enchanting settings will you visit first?
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Laura  Curtis

Laura Curtis

Senior Copywriter

Whether it's a short-haul weekend away or an exciting international adventure, I'm always eager for my next trip. I've been lucky to travel in abundance, and each time I come home, I bring back unforgettable stories that I love to share.

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