January Spa of the Month | Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Happy New Year! For 2023, we are continuing to highlight our brilliant spa partners from across the world with you. And what better way to kick things off, than whisking you away to the Maldives and the Gili Lankanfushi Resort.
At Gili Lankanfushi, guests live in perfect harmony with the natural world, achieving a sense of peace and tranquillity as constant as the ocean tides. This private island sanctuary offers serenity by design, with sustainably built villas hovering above turquoise waters that stretch as far as the eye can see. Guests can spend their days snorkeling, unwinding at the spa, sailing on a catamaran, or indulging in the natural wonders of the resort.
Stewards of the Environment
The Gili Lankanfushi Resort has been built with the sensitivity of its surroundings in mind. The resorts buildings are constructed out of responsibly sourced local materials like teak, palm wood, bamboo, and palm fronds that have been harvested during the island’s rehabilitation process. Rooms feature organic toiletries in refillable earthenware containers to minimize plastic usage and waste, and a dedicated desalination plant is the source of still and sparkling water for all guests.
Local ingredients are also sourced, including pole-caught seafood and vegetables from the Gili Lankanfushi organic vegetable garden. Guests can also get involved in coral cleaning adventures that collect underwater data that leading scientific organizations like Manta Trust, and other sustainable initiatives can use to protect the precious ocean environment.
To hold themselves accountable, Gili Lankanfushi have partnered with EarthCheck, the leading certification program used by the tourism industry. Where yearly assessments uphold the most up-to-date sustainability standards, reducing the resorts impact on the environment, and helps them achieve international best practices.
You can learn more about Gili Lankanfushi’ s sustainable practices here.
The Meera Spa at Gili Lankanfushi
The Meera Spa at Gili Lankanfushi is a holistic haven set on a secluded bay, with over-water treatment rooms that are airy and light, with expansive views and sea breezes. The highly skilled therapists use ancient healing practices from all over the world to form the basis of the wellness program at Meera Spa. Age-old treatments from the four corners of the globe come together at Meera Spa, a temple to health and vitality.
The expert therapists interpret these time-honoured traditions using modern techniques and health science, enabling guests to reap the rewards of healing practices old and new. From Ayurvedic therapy and Tibetan singing bowl sessions to reiki healing and detox seaweed baths, the treatments restore the body, mind, and spirit.
VOYA at the Meera Spa
The Meera Spa carries several VOYA’s sustainable spa treatments, including facials, massages, and wraps. You can learn more about the Meera spa here.