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Take advantage of the complimentary bikes–they're the perfect vessel to explore each nook and cranny on the island.
Vibe and atmosphereGuests boarding their transfer forgo boat shoes for Havaianas—this secluded hideaway enforces a "no news, no shoes" policy, so flip-flops are temporarily taken upon arrival. After settling in, visitors head to the nearby Chocolate Cave, home to a delectable selection of sweet treats, and return to their spacious villas armed with a complimentary hot water bottle and cozy fleece. The more grown-up underground adventures offered by the hotel's extensive wine cellar include a tasting with the master sommelier.
Overall look and feel of the roomsVillas open onto airy living spaces touched by the salty tang of the ocean. Choose between sunrise and sunset views—guests are provided with binoculars to take in the scenery from a private sun deck and water garden. Stocked with a handy array of insect repellant, aloe vera gel and after sun lotion, open air bathrooms include separate glass-walled showers and Jacuzzi tubs (and environmentally friendly toiletries).
Service styleEven guests who fail to immediately discern the Robinson Crusoe-esque tropical island vibe will appreciate their villa's Mr. Friday (named after Crusoe's Man Friday), responsible for resort-specific activities like arranging diving lessons at the Ocean Paradise Dive Center and organizing private movie screenings at the outdoor Jungle Cinema, as well as seeing to more basic needs like fresh ice and morning coffee.
Preferred room typeThe Private Reserve Suite, with direct access to its own dock, fitness center, and a library equipped with a wireless laptop, is preferred by many guests.
Unique property featuresWith its over-water treatment rooms peering at serene reef sharks, needlefish and rays through the glass floor panels, the sublime Meera Spa is one of Gili Lankanfushi's best amenities for couples. The retreat also offers an outdoor massage area surrounded by coconut palms and the soothing sounds of the sea.