A Gili Lankanfushi Morning–Maldives Time Lapse.
I’ve always wanted to be a night owl, but I’m not. Once I surrendered to this notion, though, the morning sun became my new best friend. During the past three years I’ve seen it rise over a lot of incredible places and at the top of that list is Gili Lankanfushi Resort in the Maldives
Just like peanut butter and jelly go better together so does Gili Lankanfushi and mornings. The amount of activities I could do before lunch was amazing. So much so, that Beth and I decided to put together this time lapse video to showcase one of our typical mornings at the eco-luxury resort.
No Shoes. No News.
When you first arrive to the island they give you a bag to put your shoes in because at Gili Lankanfushi the aim is utter relaxation. And let me tell you after a 35 hour flight it felt unbelievable slipping off my hiking shoes and compression socks! Except for some swim fins I stayed entirely shoe free for the rest of the week!
There are no cars on the island, although the staff has a souped up golf carts for the staff to use for meal delivery, so the other thing you receive upon arrival is a bike. It is the best way to get around and find all the hidden beaches. They even pad the bike pedals for you so biking san shoes is no problem.
A typical morning on Gili Lankanfushi could include a perfect breakfast on the beach under a palm tree, a little hammock time, a bike around the resort, finding a beach frequented only by hermit crabs, snorkeling and taking a cat nap. Then you wake up, head to lunch and repeat the process! Like I said this island was made for relaxing and recharging your batteries.
I hope you like our time lapse! It is our very first one so please be gentle. We filmed it entirely with the Go Pro.
(For the best viewing results, switch the quality setting (the gear icon) to 720p.)
AWESOME PROMO ALERT: If you’d like to have a few mornings like this for 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).
We’ve worked out a fantastic promotion for Gili Lankanfushi that is exclusive to our readers! 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.
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 Gili Lankanfushi at:
If you’d like to read more about our time in the Maldives be sure to check out our other stories and photos:
The Ultimate Maldives (huge photo essay of Gili Lankanfushi)
Plated at Gili Lankanfushi (food & dining review)
The Best Over Water Villa You’ve Ever Seen (villa review)
Disclosure: While we were hosted by Gili Lankanfushi, our thoughts and opinions are entirely our own.