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
Very luxurious, friendly staffs, nicely equipped rooms, breathtaking atmosphere , modern design, excellent food with different themes. Excellent water sport facilities.
Cons: very expensive. Expensive transportation
Our extended international family spent a week at the Amilla Resort on the Baa Atoll.
We stayed in the reef villas which are located on pillars high over the water.
The experience was exceptional:
- the accommodation was super luxury with every modern convenience
- the staff were very friendly & over the course of the week we came to know many
- the snorkelling is world class & we saw manta rays, turtles, barracuda & reef sharks
- there are many dining options, from ultra casual to special occasion evening dining
- we used bicycles to get around the island on pathways through to tropical jungle
- the management was very attentive & generous with many no charge options
Overall - one of the very best relaxing vacations we have ever had, in a magic place.
Strongly recommended for those seeking a unique vacation experience.
We didn’t strike the best week of weather but Amilla delivers on so many levels!
If you are a lover of great food and service with the added bonus of pristine beaches and ocean surroundings!
Perfect for a couples retreat or much needed family bonding vacay.
I’m not exactly sure if I can put into words how amazing this island and it’s staff are. We stayed on a house over the ocean and had a butler Regina who looked after us for 5 days. We were traveling with our young daughter so we weren’t exactly sure how it was going to be with her but everything exceeded our expectation, she was so warmly greeted daily by all the staff, most waiters would take her for a walk and pick flowers as we ate our meals, we had her looked after for a few hours at the kids club while we snorkeled and explored the island, the only problematic thing is she didn’t want to leave as it was too much fun!! We were treated to a lovely sunset cruise with champagne and was majestic. Yes this resort is expensive.... but welcome to the Maldives! I feel it was great value for money, and we had the meal plan, so we could take our pick with the restaurants and had 3 courses. Our room was made up twice a day and absolutely spotless, we had plenty of clean water replaced and a little surprise dessert put in the room every evening. If you’re going do do the Maldives, why not do it right? This place is absolute paradise. We will be back!!
Amilla Fushi exceeds all expectations. We absolutely loved our 5 night stay at this beautiful property. Not only is the property and surrounds absolutely breathtaking, it’s the staff that make the stay truely wonderful.
We travelled with our 9 month old daughter and were hesitant that the property wouldn’t cater to this demographic. However the staff were amazing and went above and beyond to make us feel at home, it was the perfect destination for our young family.
It’s the extra mile that the staff go to that make this hotel so amazing. A special mention to Regina, Shifaz, Murey and Shamikh (just to mention a few).
Amilla Fushi has now set a new benchmark for us - which is absolute perfection and we can’t wait to return.