The Ultimate Maldives ~ Photos Of Gili Lankanfushi.

By Posted in - Featured Post & Travel Blog on September 11th, 2013

As many of you already know we are right in the middle of Maldives week here at Beers & Beans and today is photo essay day! Yay!

It took me a long time to go through all of these photos and edit them because there were so many good ones–it is basically impossible to take a bad photo in the Maldives. Whether it’s jungle canopied walkways, glistening palm trees or the perfect sunset blue skies, every corner you turn at Gili Lankanfushi is literally a perfect scene. The attention to detail did not go unnoticed–I was in love with everything and fully appreciated all of the amazing thought and effort that goes into creating such an incredible paradise. Especially since having minimum impact on the environment is so important to the resort. Gili is a perfect example of how beauty and ecology can go hand in hand.

Simply put, Gili Lankanfushi is like the girl with perfect, sexy bed hair. It doesn’t look like it took a lot of work but you know it did. The difference is simply that the designers who crafted it were so skilled, they made it look easy, effortless and utterly stunning. When you’re there you feel carefree, relaxed but still cradled in the palms of beauty, just like that girlfriend you have with the perfect bed hair.

I could go through an entire thesaurus coming up with the perfect adjectives for this island paradise, but instead I’ll let the photos do the talking. These are some of my absolutely favorite images from not only our stay at Gili Lankanfushi but from all of our travels combined. A couple of them have made an appearance before on our site but most of them are brand spankin’ new.

I hope you like these photos of Gili Lankanfushi! If you have a favorite or a question please let me know in the comments.

There is one portrait below that I’d specifically like to point out now. That good looking man by the palm tree is Ateef. He was our Mr. Friday on the island and from surfing arrangements to dinner and spa services he handled everything for us and often times at the last minute. He was absolutely phenomenal and always available to help us. He is an amazing painter to boot – he showed us several of his paintings and they were all amazing! We had such a great time with him on the island and felt like we made a new friend when we were there. If you remember our first post announcing our trip that was exactly what we were hoping for. If you go to Gili Lankanfushi you should ask and see if he is available to be your Mr. Friday, he is a truly beautiful person and made our stay even more perfect.

AWESOME PROMO ALERT: If you’d like to swing in these hammocks yourself be sure to check out the special Beers & Beans promotion that Gili Lankanfushi is offering to our readers! With it you can get one night free and a ton of additional freebies (spa, champagne, water sports & more). Please see the bottom of this post for the promo code and how to claim it.











If you’d like to read more about our time in the Maldives be sure to check out our other stories and photos:

Five Top Activities in the Maldvies

A Gili Lankanfushi Morning (two minute time lapse video of the island & snorkeling)

The Ultimate Maldives (huge photo essay)

Plated at Gili Lankanfushi (food & dining review)

The Best Over Water Villa You’ve Ever Seen (villa review)

Welcome To Maldives Week

We’re Going To The Maldives!


Do you want to visit Gili Lankanfushi and see it for yourself? Be sure to grab the Beers & Beans promo code for a free night!

We’ve worked out a fantastic promotion for Gili Lankanfushi that is exclusive to our readers! Please read about it below and be sure to visit the Beers & Beans page on the Gili Lankanfushi website to book your stay and learn about what is included in the promo. Spoiler alert: It’s a LOT!

The Promo Code:  You must write “Beers & Beans Special Promotion” in your subject when making reservation inquiries to get the special deal.

For reservation or more information, please contact us:

Tel: +960 664 0304
Fax: +960 664 0305


Disclosure: While we were hosted by Gili Lankanfushi, our thoughts and opinions are entirely our own.


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  • Bridgette -

    September 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    WOW! Seriously, these photographs are STUNNING, nice job Beth and Randy! The Maldives should hire you as their Island Photographers. Well Done… thanks for bringing me to a place I may never get to!

  • Kirsten -

    September 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    STUNNING. I was sold during the last photo essay about Gili Lankanfushi but now this is just torture 😉

  • Dan @ A Cruising Couple -

    September 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    WHAT!?! You mean I have to choose just one favorite?? Amazing photos. Gili Lankanushi looks sublime. I can see how it would be easy to accumulate an absurd amount of photos. Nice choices!

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  • Colleen Brynn -

    September 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I almost can’t handle how heavenly it all looks. Guh.

  • Dallas -

    September 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Stunning photos!! It really does look like a paradise. Thinking I may have to take advantage of the promotion.

  • Rebecca -

    September 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    stunning! just looks like paradise!

  • Prun -

    September 20, 2013 at 12:37 am

    wow, stunning photos… I will go there one day for sure

  • Leigh -

    October 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    These islands look like a place you go to when you’re burnt out. Lounging, relaxing, swimming – it all looks pretty nice. Hope there were some cool ocean breezes to make the heat bearable.

  • Cam -

    November 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Holy awesome! What a trip!

  • Erica -

    November 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    These are STUNNING. I think my fav yet.

  • Liz -

    November 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Did your husband get to surf? Looking here for a honeymoon… One requirement of my fiance (the only one really) is that he can surf :). Beautiful photos. Well done!

    • Bethany Salvon -

      November 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Hi Liz,

      Thanks for commenting. 🙂 Yes, Randy did surf but I want to let you know that the way the Maldives is set up. You can’t just walk into the water and surf because the break is about a mile off shore. There is a reef that surrounds the islands – this is what keeps it perfect for having a bungalows on the water (no huge waves) and also for snorkeling. But this means you need to take a boat out to the break. At Gili you can sign up to go surfing every day if you want and they will take you out on a boat. However this is one water sport they charge for (snorkeling, kayaks, paddleboarding is all free) so if he wanted to surf all day or surf every day it could add up. I would contact them to see if they can work out a weekly rate for you. The other option is joining a surf camp. There are even boats that people live on for a week or so just to surf every day, but I’m not sure how great that would be for a honeymoon since there would be little privacy. You could see if there is a local surf camp that could come and pick you up at Gili each day to surf as well. If you go that route just make sure they are somewhat near Lankanfushi island and not on the other side of the Maldives. 🙂

      Personally I would start first by calling/emailing Gili Lankanfushi and finding out if they have a weekly surfing rate or if they can put together one for you. This place is absolutely perfect for a honeymoon. It is beautiful and private and completely relaxing.

      If you do go with Gili make sure you take advantage of our promo code which will get you one free night in an over water bungalow. The promo code expires on Dec 27, 2013 so be sure to book it before that if you want the free night. Maybe you could use the money saved toward the surf package. 🙂

      The Promo Code: You must write “Beers & Beans Special Promotion” in your subject when making reservation inquiries to get the special deal.

      For reservation or more information, contact Gili at:

      Tel: +960 664 0304
      Fax: +960 664 0305

      Also if you both like to snorkel I also recommend the night snorkeling expedition. We had SO much fun and it was so great to learn all about the different types of life under the water and see then at night (you use special flashlights that allow a lot of the coral and different animals to glow. Scientist don’t know why it works but it is awesome.) You also get a class beforehand about the sea life in the Maldives. 🙂

    • Bethany Salvon -

      November 6, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Oh, just realized that I forgot to mention the extras you get with the Beers & Beans promo too:

      A bottle of champagne in your villa on arrival
      One candlelight dinner for two (beverages excluded)
      30mins Spa treatment per person
      Non-motorized water sports activities
      Sunset cocktail party (Tuesday’s only)
      Regular Yoga
      Steam & sauna at Meera Spa
      Bottled sparkling and still drinking water
      Wireless internet access

      You can see the details here:

      Have fun on your honeymoon!

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  • Alyssa James -

    January 29, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Wow, those photos are beautiful! The Maldives definitely lends itself to amazing photography.

    Did you see any bioluminescence while you were there??

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  • Beauty Follower -

    March 8, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Dreamy… ??? ?????? ??? ????? ????, ???????

    Greets from Greece 🙂