Located on the outskirts of North Ari Atoll, Gangehi Island is a small luxury resort reached within 25 minutes by seaplane from the capital Male’. This secluded and peaceful island has lush vegetation, on one side it is bordered by a coral reef close to the shore, on the other it opens into a broad lagoon. Protected by its barrier reef, the island is a pearl of white sand, shaded by coconut palms and surrounded by crystal-clear sea. The marine life is one of rare beauty: an amazing variety of tropical fish swim around the coral along with marine turtles and many other apart from the thousands of multi-colored fish in all shapes and sizes and the corals themselves, there is a whole separate world populated by turtles, manta rays, sharks and dolphins.
Gangehi Island Resort offers 45 rooms of a very high standard. 8 called ‘Overwater Deluxe’ are very elegant with an exquisite furnishings and an architecture inspired by local Maldives style. A further 8 ‘Overwater Villas’ enjoy a privileged position facing sunset and the amazing lagoon, whilst 20 ‘Beach Villas’ afford views of the sea and most have direct access to the beach. There are 3 ‘Garden Villas’ and 5 ‘Club rooms’ inner in the garden plus 1 ‘Family Garden Villa’ with two separate bedrooms and bathrooms. All rooms have numbered shade umbrellas and long chairs on the beach.
The Veli restaurant overlooking the sea and the beach presents delicious Italian specialities, Oriental, international cuisine, live grill and cooking station. Serves buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. For private and romantic dinners, seafood menus including fresh lobsters may be reserved at an extra charge. Thai Lounge and Restaurant is a new and elegant à la carte restaurant and bar, with kitchen at sight, open from sunset, where can sip cocktails and enjoy dinners with international cooking. It is located ahead the wharf suspended on the splendid lagoon and with an amazing landscape. Panoramic bar next to the main restaurant, overlooking the sea, open all day presents fresh juices, cocktails and imported liquors, beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and is an ideal gathering point to spend pleasant time and relaxing evenings.
At Ginger Spa, treatments are combined with a spiritual and meditative experience to achieve total wellbeing of both body and mind. Coconut palms and white beaches frame the luxurious structure which consists of four original antique wooden cottages transported from Kerala, the cradle of Ayurveda. Antique furniture and décor, candle light, Oriental music and mysterious aromas are part of the unique experience.
Free daily activities are offered by the team. Excursions are organized to enjoy and discover the true Maldives by land and sea.
There is a well-stocked and original boutique on the island (clothing, souvenirs and personal care products).