If you’re reading because you Googled for the fire, most of the web articles sensationalized the fire and actual impact. Although the fire was serious and warranted the evacuation of guests and closure of the resort, what we know is that only a section of the island resort was affected.

Gili Lankanfushi remains fresh on our minds, for both my wife and myself, whenever we visit a new resort. Nothing can quite compare to the unforgettable experience.

Villa Suite – 210 sqm of paradise

When I was enjoying a vacation in Taiwan, our ex Mr. Friday from Gili Lankanfushi messaged me on Instagram at 3am in the morning – three images of a huge fire burning in the Maldivian night sky and two sombre words – “Gili Lankanfushi”.

No explanation needed – the best hotel in the world was on fire.

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