The Gili Lankanfushi – one of the most luxurious resorts on the Maldives – have opened the doors to one of their most exclusive and swanky villas: the Private Reserve. This $14,000 per night private palace has hosted big name celebrities including Richard Branson and Novak Djokovic.
This ultra-luxe house-on-the-water is located some 1,000ft from the nearest neighboring villa offering guests tranquility and privacy.
The villa is now spread over 15,000sq ft. thanks to a recent refurbishment and now includes additional features like a glass infinity pool and split-level bathing deck.
The villa features four bedrooms in total, two of which are part of a master suite.
The Private Reserve is built around a central living area that includes two circular sofas that are right above the water. With its sun loungers, ocean views and poolside vibes, this is the spot to host a sparkling soirée during.
The villa is practically a hotel in itself boasting amenities like a library, dining room, cinema and bar, spa, sauna, steam room and gym.
Throughout the place, you find panels of glass floor, a gentle reminder that you are in an overwater villa. A personal butler remains on hand throughout your stay to ensure that all your needs are taken care of.
One of the baths attached to the master suite is a 1000sq ft. space with its own outdoor oversized bathtub, a glass-walled shower, and a sectioned-off swimming area.
The private cinema is just as inviting as you thought. Most of the villa is built from sustainably-sourced plantation teak, palm wood and bamboo.
Just looking at these spa rooms is enough to relax you. Bahauddeen, Gili Lankanfushi’s director of rooms revealed that there is a theme to the Private Reserve. “The whole concept of Gili Lankanfushi is more Robinson Crusoe style… we are very low-profile,” Bahauddeen told CNN. “Though we try to cater to all of the luxuries, we want to cater in harmony of nature and in harmony of our Maldivian culture. That’s why we don’t have remote-controlled window curtains or big plasma TV’s everywhere.”