THE RESIDENCES AT AMILLA FUSHI: THE MALDIVES MADE FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
4-8 bedroom pads bring Hollywood Hills elan to the private island experience
7 August 2018: Enchanting shrines to sea and sky, Amilla Fushi’s four, six and eight-bedroom Residences are dazzling mansions of white where large families or groups of friends can revel in style and seclusion. Offering unparalleled escapism for gatherings of loved ones, these captivating beachside enclaves feature capacious high ceilings, curated interiors made for entertaining, and lavish outdoor living space – without compromising on personal privacy.
Each Residence is a tranquil paradise hidden amongst the island’s lush foliage, where life slows down to the rhythm of lapping seas. Glimpsed through the tree line, resplendent Miami-esque architecture dials up the style; private courtyards with shimmering beachfront pools are drenched in the sun’s embrace, complemented by the inviting cool of the airy interiors. Majestic super-sized living rooms with polished teakwood floors give way to glamorous master bedrooms furnished with custom-made pieces. Unfettered ocean views look across a private stretch of beach to the crystal waters of the UNESCO Biosphere of Baa Atoll beyond.
The eight Residences include six four-bedroom, 1,500sqm Beach Residences; the six-bedroom Amilla Estate, a serene 2,500sqm sanctuary stretching languidly along the shoreline; and the ultra-modern eight-bedroom Great Beach Residence, a 3,000sqm waterfront palace of luxury island living with master suites bathed in ocean views, on-deck Jacuzzi and games room. A unique collection of dream homes reimagined on the shores of Amilla Fushi.
With every diversion thought of, the Residences are a playground for all ages. Sun-dappled freshwater pools, oversized daybeds and rooftop cocktail bars entice sun worshippers, while calm, curated spaces including a library, games area, state-of-the-art gym and sauna await within. A team of dedicated Katheebs (butlers) is on hand 24 hours a day to ensure unrivalled service and privileged personalisation, so guests do not need to move beyond the rarefied realm of their Residences unless desired.
For a restful night in, guests can savour everything from haute cuisine to comfort food, with home delivery from any of Amilla’s restaurants; private chefs on speed dial; and extensively equipped kitchens and BBQ areas making home cooking easy. For everything from daily essentials to delicious deli delights, the Emperor General Store is the island’s gourmet marketplace brimming with fresh produce, baked goods, treats and ice-creams. The Cellar Door houses an extensive collection of over 8,000 fine wines and premium Champagnes, available by the bottle or the case.
Paked outside each Residence, a personalised ‘Rolls Royce’-style buggy and fleet of bicycles offer the freedom to explore Amilla Fushi. Spread languorously around the curvaceous infinity pool, Baazaar is the relaxed social hub of the island where islanders mingle in the shade of tropical leaves to enjoy street food-style bites and handcrafted drinks. A variety of cuisines coming together in one place, as irresistible aromas drift and intermingle from the kitchens of Fish & Chip Shop, Wok, Fresh, Barolo Grill and Joe’s Pizza. Out over the lagoon, Amilla’s signature overwater restaurant, Feeling Koi, delights with innovative izakaya dining with a playful Latin twist; while the 1OAK Lounge serves up ice-cold cocktails, laidback beats and magical glimpses of Maldivian sunsets.
Wellness is also at guests’ fingertips, with a team of therapists on hand to deliver soothing treatments within the privacy of the Residences’ own spa parlours – or at the resort’s award-winning Javvu Spa, a harmonious place where pampering leads to holistic health. Leading brands such as Bodyism, Pure Massage, ila, Gentleman’s Tonic, QMS and Louise Galvin combine to create a spa menu of world-class, results-driven treatments. 10 wooden treatment pods are complemented by a Bodyism gym, dedicated nail bar, hair salon and the Bodyism Cafe at Javvu Spa, as well as a yoga pavilion for group or private classes.
Opening the door to true escapism and rich experiences, guests can also chart their own Maldivian marine adventure at H.U.B – the island’s portal to the wonders of Baa Atoll’s underwater world, offering diving and snorkelling expeditions with Dive Butler International, educational sessions and traditional dhoni cruises.
Best at Travel (bestattravel.co.uk; 0203 733 0696) offer a seven night stay in the Beach Residences on half board from approx. GB£3,800 per adult (GB£3,388 per child). Price is based on four adults and three children sharing inclusive of daily breakfast and light lunch in the Residence, return flights and seaplane transfers.
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About Amilla Fushi
Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International (Velana International Airport), Amilla Fushi offers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestle among lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand; plus eight spectacular four- to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy. Amilla’s innovative restaurants range from the diverse, informal foodie hub Baazaar to the relaxed yet sophisticated overwater dining at the signature Feeling Koi. Guests can even drop in to gourmet café and deli The Emperor General Store or The Wine Shop & Cellar Door to treat themselves to lighter snacks, a favourite bottle or a gourmet selection of artisanal cheeses. With an unrivalled range of purpose-designed multi-bedroom accommodation options, and an exciting, inspiring and active Kids’ Club, Amilla Fushi is putting the Maldives on the map as a destination not just for couples, but for families and friends.
About The Small Maldives Island Co
The Small Maldives Island Co’s main focus is on Resort Management in the Maldives for Coastline Hotels and Resorts. Amilla Fushi and sister resort Finolhu are owned by Coastline Hotels and Resorts – part of the Coastline Group of companies, one of the Maldives’ largest private companies, established in 1994. The Coastline Group is engaged in logistics; oil importing, storage and distribution; pilling and construction; building material supplies; hotel resort development; condominium development; airport ownership, development and operation; and luxury yacht and boat manufacturing. It is the largest importer and distributor of Fuel Related Products such as Marine Gasoil and Mo Gas to resorts in the Maldives, servicing 65 per cent of the country’s resorts through its company Asian Gasoil. In addition to building W Maldives and Huvafen Fushi, Coastline’s recent developments within the tourism sector include Mudhdhoo island, subsequently acquired by Dusit Thani Hotels; Baa Atoll’s Dharavandhoo Airport; and the newly opened Raa Ifhuru Airport.
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