The largest overwater villa bungalow in the world just got more luxurious


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Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, has upgraded the jewel in its crown, the largest overwater villa in the world.

500 metres from the resort and only accessible by boat, the villa now boasts a new 63sqm freshwater swimming pool that overlooks the lagoon sunrise side. Access is via wooden walkways from the master suites, as well as the main lounging area. There will also be a jacuzzi within the pool.

“The beautiful pool adds an extra dimension to the Private Reserve, a wonderful alternative for those who prefer fresh water to the sea – and it’s obviously unaffected by the tides,” said Steven Philips, General Manager of Gili Lankanfushi. “We also wanted to make the most of the deep channel right in front of the villa, so it was built without having to disturb any of the local ecosystem.”

A new ensuite bedroom has also been added to one of the two master suites. There are further bedrooms for two live-in Mr Fridays (private butlers on call 24/7 to cater for every whim), or if this is not desired, some guests opt to bring their nannies, secretaries or bodyguards.

Other improvements include a new library and study complete with an ensuite bathroom and lounging beds. A shower room is being added within the gym as well as fresh new furnishings throughout the villa.

There’s a private spa with sauna and steam room for all pampering needs and a state-of-the-art cinema for film screenings. A wide water slide from the top deck into the lagoon adds to the fun.

All Private Reserve bookings include exclusive transfers on the resort’s sumptuous new 14m luxury yacht for the 20-minute journey from Malé airport and guests also have use of it for an additional day.

The Private Reserve will reopen on 15 November 2015.

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