What We Love
- An ultra-luxe retreat with a private pool in the Maldives, with breakfast, lunch and dinner Opting to stay in an Ocean Reef house and watching the marine life swim below
- Paddleboarding in the shallow lagoon of the island
- Soaking up the sun on your private deck after taking a dip in the pool
What To Know
- Getting to the resort requires a 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport
- Check in starts at 7am so you won't have to wait around or kill time if you get in early
- Free WiFi is available in public areas
Leave the real world behind as you step onto the jetty of Amilla Fushi. The island is exactly how it is pictured – practically perfect in every way. But despite all the Instagrammable moments, we beg you to tuck away your phone and instead take in the miraculous sight of aquamarine waters that take a sharp drop to sapphire blue as the reef gives way to deep ocean. Guests in the over-water Ocean Reef Houses (complete with sundeck and private plunge pool) will have a front row view, and access to the waters.
Less castaway and more James Bond sexy, the villas here sport brilliant white interiors and sleek, geometric architecture that contrast beautifully with the stunning natural beauty of the island. It is ridiculously luxurious, and oh-so indulgent. Adding to the extravagance is its line-up of restaurants. Dine at pop-up Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Bar, Feeling Koi, modern Japanese cuisine with a Latin-influenced twist and a World Luxury Restaurant 2017 Awards nominee and other world class establishments.
To top it all off, the resort sits within the UNESCO-protected Baa Atoll. This kaleidoscopic underwater playground is packed with over 250 species of coral and 1,200 species of fish – any diver’s dream. The resort’s Hub offers plenty of diving opportunities and learning opportunities with their marine biology team. But if you’re here more for barefoot living, Javvu Spa will help you unwind and kick back in style.
How to Get There
I honestly don't even know where to begin with this review! Amila Fushi and it's staff was nothing short of absolutely amazing and incredible. The holiday of a lifetime- and even better than we ever could have imagined!
The hotel itself is amazing. Stunning views from all around the island and surrounded by beautiful, clear water which looks like something from a movie! Our Ocean reef house had bikes for us to cruise around in, which we loved! Our room itself was equally amazing. A stunning view and being able to swim in the ocean straight from the room.
The food was all amazing- and even if you struggled to find something to choose from the menu (which is a tough task!) the staff are more than happy to arrange other options for you. Buffet breakfast and lunch and delicious restaurants to choose from for dinner- in particular we LOVED Barolos Italian and the Fish and Chip Shop.
And last but definitely not least- the staff were incredible. Nothing we asked was ever too much trouble and they were more than accomodating for our requests. They really went above and beyond in every aspect and they really made our experience that much more amazing. All the food and beverage staff (especially those situated around the pool and bar area) were fantastic but we would like to make particular mention of: Azim, Rameez, Samuh, Santose, Lesley and Conrad. Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable. We hope one day to return and see your smiling faces again!
Could not recommend highly enough!!
We went to Amilla Fushi in Aug. 2019. The headline for this review is Sheer Bliss!
Lets start with Why we chose Amilla Fushi, the booking process, and pricing.
We chose Amilla Fushi largely on their reviews and the fact that they have a fully VEGAN menu! This is was huge for us considering how hard it is to find Vegan food while traveling. I will talk more about the food shortly. The booking process was super easy and pricing was absolutely reasonable (I did not say inexpensive). We booked though Booking.com and then started receiving email communication from Amilla asking questions about food, objectives for our vacation, interests, information on packages, etc.
The communication with Amilla Fushi leading up to our trip was flawless.
Travel to the resort was easy. When we landed there was someone there to collect us and take us to the hotel we booked for the night before we traveled to Amilla. When we arrived for the Sea Plane trip to the resort the lounge was nice, had coffee and snacks, and great people.
Upon arrival we were greeted at the dock and whisked away to our over the water villa. The room was amazing. Totally clean. Champaign and Chocolates sitting on the table and the view from the pool sucked us in. Our private butler explained how everything worked and was always available for questions whenever we had them. At times it felt like he could actually anticipate our questions before we even had them.
We were provided bikes so that we could ride around the island, though for the first few days we walked everywhere just to take it easy.
The spa was amazing and we did purchase a spa package once we arrived on the island. We were not sure we wanted to do the spa every single day, and they suggested that we purchase one spa package and we could alternate days. This was a great recommendation. I have never been anywhere that was that willing to customize the experience.
We are both divers and this was another primary reason for our vacation to Amilla. The diving was awesome!. We did two day dives and a night dive. It was incredible seeing manta rays and all the other wildlife right there in front of us. My girlfriend did her 100th diver while on this trip and it was definitely one of her most memorable.
The food. We were their off season and that is the way we love to travel. Less people was great. Off season they only have some of the restaurants open each day, however this worked perfectly. They communicated extremely well what was open and if we did not make a reservation they would follow up with us.
We had a couple of mishaps at the restaurants, long waits for desert for example, however they were absolutely on top of it. In once case they comped the desert and since we wanted to head back to the room they had it delivered to us. In another case we were not really unhappy, but because the manager felt that he had made us wait, the next night they setup a beautiful table and reservation time for us overlooking the sunset just to make sure we had the Amilla Fushi experience.
The vegan menu was great. We tried just about everything and there was nothing bad on the whole menu. As I understand it they were bringing in a Chef from Europe this fall to completely revamp the menu and I am sure it is next level now!
The service was second to none.
The location was second to none.
The communication was second to none.
The price was reasonable.
We would absolutely come back here In the future.
It was just so wonderful for all. All the staffs were not just friendly, they had very peaceful love warm spirits. Our concierge arranged a fantastic surprise 60th birthday for my husband. We were moved for their hospitalities. We also enjoyed beautiful ocean. We could jump in the sparkling ocean from our room and could see so many tropical fish. In the evening we enjoyed sunset in the pool on the deck. You ride bicycles to the restaurants and other spot on the Island. Diving and dolphin watching jet ski were also fun. Unforgettable place. I strongly recommend for couples.