Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Unveils World’s Largest Standalone Overwater Villa 

The Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives – is said to be the world’s largest standalone overwater villa. Set in the middle of a sparkling, turquoise lagoon, Gili Lankanfushi’s Private Reserve measures a staggering 1,700 sqm and is located 500 metres from the shore and 300 metres from any other villa offering the utmost privacy, luxury and seclusion. Arrive and depart in style with by a luxury yacht while a private boat and a butler remains at your disposal throughout your stay at the Private Reserve – most people, however, never find the excuse to leave.

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Sprawled across multi-level tiers, this rustic-chic fort of dreams is where you can live out your wildest dreams. This luxury over water villa features 4 bedrooms, spread over 5 villas connected by open-air walkways. The Private Reserve can accommodate up to 12 guests. There is a central open-plan living area with direct access to sea garden, a natural coral pool surrounded by the crystal clear lagoon.

Step inside the expansive villa and explore its sophisticated open-air interiors. Hand-crafted, recycled furniture is paired with a warm, neutral colour scheme and opulent materials for a rustic-chic look that is influenced by the resort’s natural surroundings.

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Private Reserve has an open-air cinema, air-conditioned gym, spa with a sauna and steam room, bar, open-air bathrooms with bathtubs, a 21-metre-long infinity pool and a waterslide from the top deck that goes straight into the sea where corals, reef fish and eagle rays’ drift. Relax at sea level sundecks with sun loungers, and catamaran nets offering direct access into crystal clear coral gardens and amazing marine life.

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For dining there are numerous open-air dining areas around the Private Reserve, you can choose to use the fully-equipped kitchen or request Executive Chef Hari Govindaraj to make their favourite dishes using ingredients sourced from the island’s own “Gili Garden. Staying at the Private reserve also gives you an exclusive invited to design your own wine cellar selection from their list of 400 labels.

The large open-air cinema with Bose surround sound shows the latest releases. Additionally, you also have the option to set up a bar next to the living are while the Bose sound system plays your favourite music. If you are looking to explore the island Bamboo bicycle are also provided.


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