At Gili Lankanfushi™, there are many other dining options beside having your meals at the restaurants. The unique dining experience in Gili Lankanfushi™ will whet your appetite not only with our Chef's culinary expertise but also the extraordinary settings that will leave an indelible impression.
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Picture this…A table dug into perfect soft sand, huge cushions, a swimming pool along side, a hermit crabs view of the ocean as the sun gently descends over Lankanfushi lagoon, lanterns flickering, the smell of charcoal drifting across the beach, a wonderful sense of the world at your feet, sand between your toes. Then, picture your waiter bringing you a series of beautifully decorated dishes inspired by the Indian Ocean, lit by alifanfenda (fire).
Our shaded garden table is discreetly positioned within the Organic Garden, a sensorial feast of amazing aromas from exotic herbs and fruit and lush foliage. This is ‘Leaf’, our new dining experience in which we serve a menu inspired by the garden. Choose either a barbecue or zero carbo menu.
One Palm Island
One Palm Island is the iconic location in this unique overwater resort. The ultimate desert island retreat with only one palm tree, now with its own jetty and cushioned seating. By day it is the perfect place to laze and bathe as you watch the local ‘dhonis’ (boats) go by; by night it becomes the most romantic place to dine in the Maldives, illuminated with candles and lanterns. Sit at our west-facing table and blend into the sunset, before enjoying a bespoke barbecue with premium cuts.
Swing by the Sea
Enjoy a sensational Japanese tasting menu and world class sake on a quiet, east-facing beach between our overwater spa and ‘By the Sea’ restaurant. Intimate is the word that best describes this experience with just you, a table, a couple of loungers and a swing and the best Japanese food for several hundred miles in any direction.
What is your favourite film? How about watching it in the open air, surrounded by dense tropical foliage while dining on a Hollywood or Bollywood themed dinner? This must be the ultimate movie/dining experience - Watching the ‘stars’ beneath the stars.
Our elevated dining area in the Organic Garden enjoys stunning 360 degree sea and garden views with a menu designed to challenge the senses. The table is carefully positioned to make the most of natural breezes but also to ensure absolute privacy as you watch the dying embers of the sun and toast the unexpected pleasure of the day to come.
A Bedouin-inspired dining experience set on the vast Palm Beach. Recline on Arabic style low level seating before enjoying an authentic Arabian menu including lamb cooked in the ground, a style of cooking that is also a traditional Maldivian method.
Underground Wine Cellar
Wine tasting: For a less formal daytime experience, sheltered from the sun, join our sommelier in the cellar for a wine and chocolate or wine and cheese tasting.
Gourmet Wine Dinner: Our subterranean Wine Cellar makes for a spectacular dining venue. (It is chilly down there, so we provide fleeces and hot water bottles). To help you explore a small proportion of the 700 World class wines available, we serve mouthwatering dishes with wines personally selected by our sommelier.
Dine in the Dark
Remove one sense and the others are heightened. That is the intriguing theory behind our blindfolded dining experience. It begins at your villa, where you are picked up by buggy, blindfolded and taken to a secret destination to enjoy a gourmet dinner while blindfolded. Flavors dance across the tongue to dazzle your taste buds. Every mouthful is served by our waiters so you'll never know if your fellow diners are messy eaters!