After an incredible and truly unforgettable 6 nights spent at Gili Lankanfushi, it was finally time for EE and I to head back home to London. Our flight from Male was at 10am and we were informed by Ahmed, our Mr. Friday, at yesterday’s dinner, that Gili Lankanfushi’s speedboat would take us to Male at 9am, and that there would be time for us to get breakfast at our villa or down by the beach at the Main Restaurant as usual.
I was worried that we were cutting it very close to make our flight if we left Gili Lankanfushi at 9am. The journey to Male takes around 15-20 minutes in itself, and then if you factor in the time it takes to check-in and for security checks, it seemed very hard for us not to be late.
That was until Ahmed, reminded me that Gili Lankanfushi was 1 hour ahead of local Male time (which I mentioned about on the first day’s post, here), which I had totally forgotten about. Wow!! That really, really helped things actually. There was no mad rush to finish breakfast and check-out, in fact, check-out was done at our breakfast table on the beach in under 5 minutes.
Here are the pics from our final day.
This is EE’s response and thank you to Hassan’s gift to us the previous night.
The bill which you get the night before so you can peruse at your leisure and check if everything is in good order.
All packed and ready to go……..
…..but not before one final breakfast by the beach.
Ahmed, our irreplaceable and wonderful Mr. Friday. The dude’s a legend.
Last shot of the island before getting on the speedboat and head off to Male airport.
These are obviously the aerial shots of some of the 26 dazzling natural atolls that make up the Maldives.
So that brings our Gili Lankanfushi photo recap/review/photo essay to an end. If you have any question, please feel free to ask.
In a nutshell, our time spent at the charming and magnificent Gili Lanakanfushi was nothing short of mesmerising and outstanding. The natural beauty of the Maldives with its gorgeous crystal blue ocean and white beaches were elevated by Gili Lankanfushi’s sensational staff. EE and I are already thinking about when to go back. Whenever that is, it can’t come quick enough.