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.
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Could not have been a more perfect holiday. Saw Maldives as a bucket list destination,but the trip far surpassed our expectations for quality, luxury, experience and value. So we will definitely return to Amilla Fushi.
very nice people there! very patient espcially for my shy daughter! I travelled from May 1 to May 5, it is said most rooms are full, but you cant see lots of people there, quite silence and peaceful. I love there!
Amilla Fushi was my fourth family trip to Maldives. And it was by far the best. The experience is real. Luxurious. Delicious. And fun. Prepare yourself for a hefty bill but you will NOT regret it. We rented a four bedroom Villa on the beach, with a pool and super kitchen. The fridge was filled with munchies and juice everyday. The service was impeccable and sincere. Shaba, Our assigned Butler (Khatim) was super. No request was denied. The food on the Island was
de-li-cious with huge tasty portions. Seven restaurants to choose from...top international chefs.
The snorkeling was great, saw everything we wanted to see with the kids including a HUGE Sting Ray. The super quality Villa came with seven bikes and a sizable golf cart...not to mention every amenity required....
And the best kept secret is a wonderful soccer field surrounded by tropical palm trees...
Don't waste your money and time on pretenders in Maldives. Get the real deal. Amilla Fushi is the best out there ....
And oh, I forgot to mention the beaches are heavenly ....
Expensive as I suppose all these resorts are.
But aside from that nothing short of amazing. Our entire family, from toddlers over teens and 40 something parents to grandparents loved every minute of our stay
Turtles, sharks and Rays while snorkeling
It is such a shame to have to give such a beautiful island such a poor rating. The resort, island and it's surrounding beautiful turquoise and blue sea simply breathtaking.
I have stayed in hundreds of hotels around the world and have never had such an unwelcoming experience. I confirmed my booking, only to find that the transfer from Malé to the hotel would cost half of the accommodation! Nearly $800 per person! Other hotels list the cost of Transfers as part of the booking - Amilla waits until to final confirmation screen to sneak it in as a payable amount to hotel on arrival! Instead of trying to mend the situation, I was indirectly called a liar. I requested at least 4 times for a call from management, to which I never received. Just calls from people not empowered to make any decisions.
After much back and forth with the hotel, I was told nothing could be done except a refund. Never mind that my flights to Malè were not refundable and the other offers for 5 star hotels including transfers for same price and even cheaper had already sold out. I was basically left hostage to their exorbitant prices.
After some research, I found a cheaper (half price) transfer via a domestic flight and boat transfer. After reaching Malé with my aging parents, I asked if the sea plane arranged by the hotel was direct to the resort and was told yes. I opted for the more direct route as my parents were tired from the long journey.
About an hour before we are due to board the sea plane, I was advised the flight would not be direct, and we would land at another resort and have a 10 minute boat ride. Imagine my anger at this point, as I signed up for double the cost counting on a more direct route, only to find I was getting the same deal. In typical Amilla style, again I was given apologies but no effort was made to resolve the situation in any satisfactory way. O was again offered a full refund if I was happy to risk there being no room for 3 passengers and tight timelines to board the flight and hope a boat would arrive on the other side of the journey. I am told I was given an option, but it didn't seem like a viable one to me!
By this point the management should have been there to greet me as I entered the hotel, but it seems management are too busy to attend to unhappy customers. Still haven't heard back.
I have done my best to give the hotel ample opportunity to do something to show me they care about my happiness at their hotel - empty apologies is all I got