Maldives : Gili LankanFushi – No Shoes, No News!

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Hi Everyone! πŸ™‚

This post is from Paradise. If you have been following us on instagram or facebook, you’d know that Sanjeev and I are in Maldives at the moment. We are Staying at Gili LankanFushi Resort, which got awarded as the #1 Hotel in the world a few days back only. And it truly is a heaven on earth. We just feel so lucky and blessed to be able to experience all this magical world. It’s a dream come true.

We are staying in a crusoe, which is a huge private villa located in the middle of the ocean. We have our own Mr Friday, who takes care of all our needs. There is sun deck, a huge bathroom that opens in the ocean and a bedroom that wakes us up to the views of the dreamy sea. Maldives is a honeymooner’s paradise because you get to spend a lot of private time together. But I’d say it is everyone’s paradise. The hotel staff told us that their oldest guestsΒ are coming back here again with their grand kids now. :))

In Gili LankanFushi they have a rule of ‘No news, no shoes’ too. I am someone who does not like to walk bare feet but honestly after staying here, I am not liking wearing shoes. The touch of white sand, the water running through toes and soft wooden floor – it feels so close to the nature. πŸ™‚

I wore this dress yesterday for an evening cocktail party. They had an Asian Street Food style dinner served by the beach.

I don’t know what plans I have for today. Living with no news, no shoes, a ton of views and pretty much no clothes! πŸ˜€

Leaving you with first set of pics from our two days stay here. My ocean is waiting for me. πŸ™‚ Β See you soon. Mwwwwaaaaahhh!!

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the first view of maldives!
the first view of maldives!
the huts island!
the huts island!
living in one of these crusoes  in Gilli Lankan Fushi with a little private boat to move around! :D
living in one of these crusoes in Gilli Lankan Fushi with a little private boat to move around! πŸ˜€
the  backyard of our crusoe
the backyard of our crusoe
bedroom!
bedroom!
our sun deck!
our sun deck!
please make yourselves comfortable in our living room!
please make yourselves comfortable in our living room!
do not disturb. t's me time! : )
do not disturb. It’s me time! : )
bathroom in the lap of the nature!
bathroom in the lap of the nature!
swim!
swim!
walks by the beach!
walks by the beach!
Nature's lounge area!
Nature’s lounge area!
these magical palm trees adding to the beauty
these magical palm trees adding to the beauty
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Lend me a book!
Having been waking up to this every morning!
Have been waking up to this every morning!
the turquoise water
the turquoise water
paradise!
paradise!
chilling!
chilling!
Him! :))
Him! :))
I am barely getting out of water these days !
I am barely getting out of water these days !
A happy bicycle girl! : )
A happy bicycle girl! : )
drive through!
drive through!
My private hammock in the middle of the ocean! : )
My private hammock in the middle of the ocean! : )
living the ultimate dream! : )
living the ultimate dream! : )
these cutie hedgehogs take care of the sand on your feet
these cutie hedgehogs take care of the sand on your feet
yum!!
yum!!
these magical boat rides!!
these magical boat rides!!
fishing kisses! : )
fishing kisses! : )
the view tho!
the view tho!
riding in the heaven and to the heaven
riding in the heaven and to the heaven
can't get enough of this!
can’t get enough of this!
these sunsets!
these sunsets!
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this fiery sky
evening views from our crusoe!
evening views from our crusoe!
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evenings!
light our path!
light our path!
dinners with this view!
dinners with this view!
the magic of Gili Lankan Fushi!
the magic of Gili Lankan Fushi!
the colors!
the colors!
cheers to the good life!
cheers to the good life!
until tomorrow!
until tomorrow!

Dress : Warehouse
Earrings : Eina Alhuwalia
Bikinis : Bikini Lab and New Look
Shorts : Zara
Yellow Top : Mango
Sunnies : Rayban

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89 Responses to Maldives : Gili LankanFushi – No Shoes, No News!

  1. rashmi says:

    Oh mine mine……. Ur luking out of the world. From head to toe ur lunking amazingly dazzling….

  2. madhur says:

    Wow!!! Amazing pics…. u mk me wanna quit this job n travel d whole world ..

  3. Tanvi says:

    Simply amazing Rati! Looks like heaven!

  4. Heena says:

    Ohhh Rati…..U r a lucky girl on this earth……!!!

    Great pics….can’t stop seeing them again n again…..

    I want to go for my honeymoon at this place…..I am getting married in Feb 2016….Can u pls tell me the best time to visit this place and how much approx budget one should have to visit here atleast for 5-6 days.

    How long you guys have stayed here?

    Please please tell me the details….I am so eager to know your experience about Gili LankanFushi Resort and Maldives.

    Looking forward to some tips as well.

    Love u guys…..!!
    Cheers!!
    :* :*

  5. shreya says:

    Hello Rati,
    Truely in love with your pics…you almost took each and every reader on faux pas along with you to Maldives.The ocean the villa the hammock are truely stunning.You looking gorgeous in bikinis as well..Loved the picture with the hammock where you are just relaxing on it in the middle of the ocean.Enjoy your trip with your hubby…have loads of fun.

    • Rati says:

      Thank you shreya! :)) That hammock is the one that I am going to miss the most! The waves work as a swing to move it. :)) Thanks a ton! :))

  6. aru says:

    lovely pics guys..the pics just bring out the calm and serenity. i love love the ocean and the sounds of the water and the birds and all things nature so this must be have been truly heaven. you are looking fabulous..you have worked hard at getting that fab body and you are maintaining it beautifully too..have never been to the Maldives but looking at these pics its a sure thing on my bucket list.

    you guys are really doing a fabulous job of selling these exquisite locations to us viewers/readers. (hope they pay you :))

    • Rati says:

      aaahhh!! coming from you aru. Truely made my day. Thanks a ton!! :))

      you MUST do maldives. It would transport you to another world altogether. This place is blessed by nature.You’d love it. :)) Thank you. :))

  7. Priya says:

    Hi Rati,
    I have become a fig FAN of your blog..Supper lovely pics and you both are an amazing couple.
    You look stunning and gorgeous in all the pics.
    I am planning to have a family trip to Maldives. Request you and Sanjeev to write an article
    as to how to plan this trip to Maldives.
    We had referred to your blog of Jordan for the same & it has been very helpful while planning our trip.

    Have loads of fun. Looking forward for tomorrow to see your updates.

    • Rati says:

      Thank you so much priya! :)) Priya, I’d add some pointers in upcoming post!! All the best. How did you find jordan?? :))

      Thanks :))

  8. Pallavi says:

    You have no idea how much I was eager to check the photos since the day I saw your update about your next travel on instagram. Finally they are here. πŸ™‚ My honeymoon destination(whenever I get married :p) is Maldives .. πŸ˜€ haha.. Its like a paradise..!! I loved your looks. Comfy and chick. πŸ™‚ I must say, the story behind the photo ‘him’, which you have mentioned on instagram made me so happy. πŸ™‚ Stay blessed. πŸ™‚ Lovely couple :* Have fun and please make us enjoy Maldives with more pics.. πŸ˜‰

    • Rati says:

      hahha!! all the best pallavi. and you wouldn’t regret one bit of it! :)) yes! that story would stay with us forever. This trip is special! :)) would post more pics soon! :))

  9. sheetal says:

    It’s my dream destination ….. I am glad that I’ve got a chance to see this amazing picture… Some question Rati di… what is the cost of the hotel where you are residing and please also post article about how to go there? Lovely pic Rati di… I love all of them…. I want to go there now….

  10. vinnimeow says:

    Everyone, Please Pardon my French, But my first reaction was F*ck..F*ck..F*ck..F*ck..F*ck…. My heart is literally pounding so hard that I had to close the window to control my emotions on seeing this heaven. It is so BEAUTIFUL… How can there be a place on this earth so pretty, so gorgeous… I literally want to just start running from Gurgaon towards Maldives.. But now I know, I am going there, soon.. very soon…

    P.S. Those pictures are awesome. Great job Rati and Sanjeev. I am getting very impatient now.. Your blog is kinda putting oil in the fire in my heart….

  11. Shikha Sharma says:

    I need to say a lot of things about this post today. πŸ™‚ First of all, you guys are giving major relationship goals to everyone! And, may god always bless you with lots more love (and travel) together. Rati you look super gorgeous, as always in the pic. You always have this beautiful aura around you in pics and that really enhances your beauty. I really like how well you are rocking everything from your dress to bikini to shorts here. We have never met, but I really loooooove you. πŸ™‚

    Now, Sanjeev sir, you are one of the best photographers in the world (you have the most perfect muse with you). I looooooove how well you have captured the beauty of nature here. It is really difficult to choose just one or two favourites from these really. Thank you for taking all of us with you on your trips. The scenes there are beyond beautiful.

    All these are my true feeling, not saying all this to flatter. πŸ˜› I really feel more inspired and motivated when I see you both together, working hard and sticking together through thick and thin. Also, whenever and to whomever I am going to marry, Maldives is going to be my honeymoon destination. πŸ™‚

    Love to you both,
    Shikha <3

    • Rati says:

      awwww shikha!!!! You are a sweetheart!! :-* I always tell Sanjeev that he takes my best pics in the world! πŸ˜€

      I only have good wishes and lots of love for you in my heart. Stay happy and stay the way you are always shikha. We are blessed to have you around. Mwwwwaahh!!

  12. Vaibhavi Naik says:

    I had been to Maldives for my honeymoon. It was indeed a paradise.

  13. Esha Pandit says:

    Well I want a honeymoon here for sure πŸ˜€

  14. anuja says:

    Beautiful.
    For you guys in case you haven’t seen this video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go7gn6dugu0

  15. vinnimeow says:

    My heart literally kept pounding so hard as I kept going through all the pics.. Had to close the window to control my excitement. It is So BEAUTIFUL..!!!
    Beauty at its best. Usually there are some places where one corner or view is bestest of the lot, here it feels like just keep clicking through your eyes and your camera shutter, the view is going to get better and better.. Ohh Rati and Sanjeev, Why do you do this, Why do you keep putting oil in the fire in my heart.. btw I am going there, soon, VERY SOON..!!

    P.S. Pictures are amazing and you two look so content and happy. Loads of happiness your way. keep smiling sweethearts. πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      you know vinnie, I have clicked like thousand pics from my phone already. I am so confused about what to share what to save… hahah! You like 360 degrees and it’s just beautiful everywhere. :))

      Keep the fire in your heart burning. It would do good to you. :-*

      Thanks a ton!!! :)) mwwwaahh!

      • vinnimeow says:

        I am sure about the thousand pics.. Keep sharing whatever you are clicking. Trust me, many of us who have not visited the place yet, are blessing you both whole heartedly. Mwaaahhhh love..!! πŸ™‚

  16. Bhumika says:

    Amazing pics! Couldn’t take my eyes off..and you look fab Rati!!

  17. shefali says:

    It truely is heaven. I went to Maldives for my honeymoon in DEC 2014. We stayed in similar type of water villa. Those 7 days were most beautiful days of my life..
    You are looking stunning. Loved your bikini. Cheers to life!! Have fun!!

    • Rati says:

      I can imagine shefali!! I am so happy that I am able to experience with Paradise with Sanjeev! It truely is a blessing!! Thanks a ton!! and cheers for the next time! Yay! πŸ™‚

  18. Amrutaa says:

    awesomeeeeee pics… loved your dress….and Rati you look gorgeoussssssss……….

    P.S : – I sumhow cant post comments on IMBB…everytime it says awaiting moderation….:(((((

  19. neha says:

    just out of words, there are so many emotions rushing in right now πŸ™‚
    let us just say heavenly!

  20. nicy says:

    my my ! u look amazing in every photo…. i can’t stop seeing photos again n again.. this place is just woww. i think i found my honeymoon destination πŸ˜‰

  21. rockingricha says:

    Amazing Pics… You look gorgeous in all pics as always.. I can;t stop my self to seeing the pictures again and again and the credit goes to Sanjeev sir… Thanks u so much Sanjeev sir for capturing the Beauty of Nature. Amazing pics. Maldives is awesome Place. I think i had find My Honeymoon destination.. πŸ˜›

    • Rati says:

      Loving the pics myself richa. Sanjeev truly captures things the way I am also left amazed. Lucky me!:))

      and all the best. :-*

  22. Imran says:

    Amazing pictures and it’s an honor to be employed here at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

  23. Poulami says:

    Amazingggggggggggggg pictures…. Stay blessed Stay in love…. <3

  24. Chayanti Mukherjee says:

    Such a wonderful place. πŸ™‚ and u looks stunning Rati mam.. Bicycle girl one is so cute. πŸ™‚ enjoy.

  25. Ritu says:

    Maldives has been on my bucket list for more than 5 years. Now added Gilli LankanFushi as the choice of stay there! Wonderful pics!

  26. neetu says:

    Awesome… Truly heaven on earth.. I can’t stop myself scrolling down pics. And wt amazing pics of you two full of love life heaven πŸ™‚ I m so so tempted to visit this heaven on earth.

    • Rati says:

      yes you should neetu. You would fall in love with your hubby all over again!!! :)) Say my hi to him though!! Thank you πŸ™‚

      • neetu says:

        Haha I wud if he brings me to this place . πŸ˜‰ lol
        I conveyed ur msg to him he says best wishes to you both and keep fueling fire of love passion n life in all the couples like us n many more to live life wid full zealth n love cheers πŸ™‚

  27. Devie says:

    Was waiting for a new post from you, and boy did you bring it or what!!!??!!
    Looks like the perfect paradise…gorgeous photos really make the place come to life. And you’re as stunning as ever!!

  28. Rashmi says:

    My my! Gorgeous!!! First pic looks straight out of a glossy πŸ˜‰

    Really happy to see someone so successful in blogging field. I wish to replicate your success on my blog too πŸ˜€ & travel the world πŸ™‚

  29. Anitha Shetty says:

    Am i dreaming? I mean, is this for REAL? like REAL REAL?
    Gosh, Rati…I ve no words. Everything is just out of the world, U included πŸ™‚
    These are such instances when u feel so lucky and blessed n i truly wish that u guys stay happy n blessed ever n ever!!!
    Ur travel posts make me want to quit my MNC job n experience such awesomeness, thanks for inspiring gurl πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      hahha!! happened with me as well! πŸ˜€ I know we truely feel lucky and blessed anitha! all the best and may you experience your piece of heaven with your loved ones as well. :-*

  30. pia says:

    I’m awestruck by the beauty of the sea… Its so beautiful.. Spellbound actually.. Going back to see the pics again n again.. Waiting for more updates.. U look gorgeous BTW..love ur dress.. Take care n have fun..muahh

  31. jomol says:

    This truly is a paradise!!! If there’s a paradise, this has to be it! The water is so clear and pure! and you are rocking that green dress, going so well with the color of the sea πŸ™‚

  32. Aditi says:

    Oh my gosh Rati! You look so stunning, I literally have to shift focus from you to the place… πŸ˜€ This place looks so gorgeous, I so want to go there after looking at your pictures. Awesome captures, you guys look so adorable! <3 XD

    xx Aditi

  33. nisha says:

    ooo myyy goddd !!! Beauuuuutifulll

  34. Manaswini says:

    Hey, I am beginning to wonder now.. Are all these places that you visit really so beautiful?? Or is it Sanjeev’s magical photography that transforms these places into little corners of heaven?? πŸ™‚ .. You look gorgeous as always!! That hammock pic is awesome.. I sooooo want to be in a place like that.. Enjoy!!!

    • Rati says:

      haha!! that’s such a lovely compliment. It’s an amazing combination of both! πŸ™‚ I couldnt be more proud of sanjeev’s photography. He has come a long way! :))

      I hope you do get to experience it some day. All the best and thank you πŸ™‚

  35. Maldives is my dream destination. Beautiful pictures .
    πŸ™‚

  36. gurpreet says:

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooow. you look so good. the pics make me want to go to maldives right away. You look no less than a star. superb. hats off.

  37. Samantha says:

    OMGGG!!! I only have three things to say. One, that bathtub (*ahem* the view)! Two, the hammock in the ocean. Three, that super-cute little hedgehog!!!!! Aww! I love all the pictures Rati, so so so pretty! And the no shoes I get, but what does ‘no news’ mean? Like no newspapers, electronic devices and the such?

    • Rati says:

      hahha!! It was just incredible sam. Just everything. I am myself seeing the pics and trying to believe it this was all true! πŸ™‚

      yeah like no newspapers. there was TV but you kinda never want to switch it on! :))

  38. Akanksha Marwah says:

    Hey Rati..amazing pics..though have gone though all the comments and replies..bt still would want to ask you..Planning to go on my honeymoon to Maldives dis December. But a bit confused as to how to plan the trip. I mean i have been reading your previous posts of how you both do it all by yourself. so should we also be doing the same..or since its our first time planning a trip..so should we be more cautious about it and hire a travel agent or something? Also enjoy the remaining of your trip

    • Rati says:

      You don’t have to hire anyone akanksha for your maldives trip. Save the money and do more activities there – snorkeling, kayaking, sunset sailing, dolphin watching, romantic dinner etc.

      We had a flight from delhi to srilanka, columbo (3.5 hours) and a connecting flight from columbo to maldives (1 hour). From there the hotel staff picked us up.

      Just spend time on what hotel / resort you would want to stay at. Book direct flight and go. :))

      Have a great wedding and a most romantic honeymoon. πŸ™‚
      I’d ask sanjeev to mention about visa. I think it was on arrival.. not sure so I’d ask him to reply. πŸ™‚

      • akanksha marwah says:

        Aaww…thanx a ton rati for taking out time & sending a promp reply..dats so sweet of u. Also plz tell me 1 more thing- though i have looked @ the website that u have mentioned in ur earlier comments..and d hotel looks amazing..hav also looked at d costing and stuff.
        Bt still if u could just give me rough idea abt the budget..as v were preparing one for our most awaited trip.once again thank u for d awesome tips

  39. Gayatri says:

    You look greatt Rati, stunning!! I am planning a honeymoon trip to maldives in May. Is the sun very harsh there? how did you protect yourself from all the harsh sun and tanning? I am sensitive to sun(tanning and pigmentation :(….) I have an oily acne prone skin, I use lotus sunscreen gel spf50, not sure if that’ll work for beaches…

  40. Shobha says:

    Hi!! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and will be taking my parents on a long-overdue trip to the maldives this summer. I’ve got a quick question about hotels. How do you go about looking for hotels? Do you book them through the hotel websites or through agents?
    Thanks!! :):)

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