Gili Lankanfushi is quite unlike what my wife and I are used to. Being frequent resort dwellers is one thing, but Gili Lankanfushi has certainly taken this experience up to another stratospheric level. One that I’m afraid it would be insanely difficult to match, let alone surpass.

Picking a resort in Maldives is a tough task. Just how does one start to choose? My wife and I have fairly similar tastes (phew) and it made it easy for us. We love the idea of rustic luxury and it was no surprise that Gili Lankanfushi appealed to both us. An eco-friendly wellness retreat, what’s not to like?

Make no mistake, this slice of Maldivian paradise is the playground of the rich and exclusive.

There are guests who return to Gili Lankanfushi for their favourite water villa, every single …