Baa Atoll, Maldives
A fresh and contemporary resort in the Maldives, Amilla Fushi offers a luxurious 'island home' for both couples and families. The resort has so much to offer, from inventive dining options, to stylish villas and amazing snorkeling and diving.
At a Glance
The Baazaar is a unique dining concept with a choice of small restaurants and a variety of cuisine
Amilla Fushi's location in the Baa Atoll means it is a great spot for diving and snorkeling
All of the houses are very spacious with generous private pools
The Wellness Tree Houses are unusual but great fun
Ideal for both couples and families with children of all ages
The over water Ocean Reef Houses are huge and the views from your bed and living area live up to Fifty Shades of Blue!
Staying in an Ocean Reef House means you can swim straight out onto the house reef.Lucy Bailey
If you'd like to try some more unusual cocktails, ask the inventive barman to make some suggestions!Lucy Bailey
The customized concept of the spa treatments is amazing - one of the best massages I have ever had!Lucy Bailey
Amilla Fushi may be a bit more expensive than some other islands, but the houses are so spacious and the private pools are a great size.Lucy Bailey
Book a trip to picnic island and snorkel in aquamarine and cerulean seas amongst beautiful fish, coral and turtles that swim beside youJules Maury
Do not miss an evening in their beautiful wine cellar sampling gorgeous wines and some extraordinary meats, salamis and cheesesJules Maury
Enjoy complimentary laundry (up to 5 pieces each day) washed, ironed and delivered back to your island homeAlice Moseley
Why not pop to a near by island within the Baa atoll for lunch - Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons, Anantara Kihavah to name a few!Alice Moseley
Drop into one of their complimentary educational sessions, including nutritional advice, self acupuncture and skin care tutorialsAnna Chaplin
Enjoy one of their many delicious cocktails in their 1 Oak Lounge as you watch the sunsetAnna Chaplin
Enjoy complimentary babysitting day or night, just make sure you book 24 hours in advanceScott Dunn team
Enjoy looking out for turtles on one of your many snorkeling adventures with help with the onsite Marine BiologistScott Dunn team
Go on the 'food journey' at Feeling Koi. They will serve your starter in the 1 Oak lounge before taking you down to the restaurant for your main course, and your dessert will be waiting for you by the dance floor.Hannah Fullagar
To start planning your vacation to Amilla Fushi
Amilla Fushi opened at the end of 2014, bringing an exciting concept to the luxury hotel offering in the Maldives. The resort aims to be 'Your Island Home', and this is reflected in the stylish and comfortable villas and the unique dining options.
There are a range of houses to suit both couples and families, with options over-water and on the beach. The villas are very spacious, and unlike many two bedroom options you might find elsewhere, the second bedrooms are large and so also work very well for families with older children.
For those looking for a longer stay, the Residences are ideal, with a chic, fashionable home feel, large pool and fully fitted kitchen. All of the homes have a decent sized private pool and the decor is fresh with a slight nautical theme. For something more unusual, the Wellness Tree Houses, raised 12 meters off the ground up into the jungle canopy are rather spectacular!
Guests can enjoy the service of their own butler, known as a Katheeb, who will help to enhance their stay with restaurant, spa and excursion recommendations and bookings.
There is a good Kids Club, as well as a Teens Games Area, with a billiard table, juice bar and table tennis. There is also a dive center, large main pool and a range of d and non-d watersports available.
Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. Feeling Koi is the resort's take on Japanese Izakaya dining style, taking influences from Mexican and French cuisine, using the freshest local ingredients. The restaurant is elegant but relaxed and there is a roof top bar which provides a wonderful location from which to enjoy the sunset with a delicious cocktail.
The Baazaar is a fantastic dining concept with a lively and fun atmosphere. There are five restaurants in the hub, but as they are relatively small in size each offers an intimate dining experience. There are plenty of choices to suit all palettes; the Fish & Chip Shop, Joe's Pizza, the Grill and Wok, and Fresh serves a range of hot and cold options for breakfast.
The Javvu Spa is a wonderful haven where you can enjoy a divine massage or a no-booking required sauna or steam. There is also an outdoor yoga pavilion. Massages are by Pure Massage, which offers a completely customized approach for each guest using both Eastern and Western techniques.
Amilla Fushi lies within the Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, renowned for its amazing marine life. There is a good house reef which is also home to a Blue Hole, which provides an exciting experience for both snorkeling and diving. At the heart of the Biosphere is Hanifaru Bay, only a short boat ride from Amilla Fushi. In our summer months in particular, the high concentration of plankton attracts large groups of manta rays and even whale sharks!
There are 59 Houses with a range of over-water and beach accommodation, as well as the amazing Wellness Tree Houses up in the jungle canopy. All of the rooms are very spacious and each has a good size private pool.
There are a number of two bedroom options which are the perfect choice for families, including those with older children, as the second bedrooms in the Beach Houses in particular are very spacious.
For larger groups seeking a home away from home, the 8 Beach Residences offer the ultimate in luxury with 4, 6 and 8 bedroom properties on offer.
The Lagoon Water Villas have 200m² of space over the turquoise blue lagoon and offer uninterrupted sunset views. With their own private freshwater pool and sundeck, these villas also offer air conditioning, a 42 inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels, an indoor seating area with a sofa and work desk, a MiniBar, in and outdoor showers and a separate bathroom with a bath tub.
|Ocean Lagoon House||
The Ocean Lagoon Villas have 230m² of space with an outdoor terrace with direct ocean access and private freshwater pool. The contemporary and sleek air-conditioned houses also come with a 42 inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels, a separate indoor living room area with sofa and work desk, a MiniBar, in and outdoor showers and a bathroom with bath tub.
|Ocean Reef House||
Perfect for marine life lovers, the 250m² Ocean Reef Houses are positioned right on the edge of the reef with direct access to the ocean. They also feature a spacious outdoor terrace and private freshwater pool. The contemporary and sleek air-conditioned houses also come with a 42 inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels, a separate indoor living room area with sofa and work desk, a MiniBar, in and outdoor showers and a bathroom with bath tub.
With a floor space of 450m², the spacious Beach Houses are positioned within lush tropical vegetation just steps away from the beach. With their own private courtyard featuring hammocks, a dining area and a full size swimming pool, they also come with a 42 inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels, an indoor living room area with sofa and work desk, a MiniBar, in- and outdoor showers and a bathroom with bath tub.
|Ocean Lagoon House 2 Bedroom||
Whether a family or group of friends, these 400m² Lagoon Villas offer the perfect space with their own outdoor terrace with direct ocean access, private freshwater pool and 2 bedrooms each bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom. These villas also come with a 42 inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels, a separate indoor living room area with sofa and work desk, a MiniBar and in- and outdoor showers.
|Beach House 2 Bedroom||
Whether a family or group of friends, these 600m² Beach Villas offer the perfect space with their lush gardens, large courtyards with hammocks, generous outdoor terraces and private freshwater pools. The interior has 2 separate air-conditioned bedrooms with 2 ensuite bathrooms, direct access to the beach, 42 inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels, two indoor living room areas with sofa and work desk, a MiniBar and indoor and outdoor showers.
|Wellness Tree House||
The Wellness Tree House experience combines a secluded treetop spa with a wellness retreat and is run by global wellness and lifestyle company Bodyism. The 5 contemporary and sleek air-conditioned 220m² homes also come with a 42 inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels, an indoor living room area with sofa and work desk, outdoor showers and a daily stocked Mini Bar with a special selection of organic nuts, seed mix, fresh fruits, crudites, Amilla still and sparkling water, fresh juices and wellness teas. On arrival, guests have a personal wellness consultation, where you can choose from a variety of spa treatments or wellness classes which are included throughout the stay.
|Beach Residence 4 Bedroom||
The ultimate home away from home, these Beach Residences have 4 ensuite bedrooms, a large living room with dining for 10, covered outdoor dining terrace, well-equipped kitchen, sundeck, 11 meter-long beach-edge swimming pool and plenty of other special features, such as a balcony with a statement bathtub veiled by a decorative screen.
|The Great Beach Residence||
The largest of Amilla's Beach Residences, this palatial space is perfect for multiple families and large groups of friends seeking privacy. It offers expansive living rooms, very spacious bedrooms and guest suites, a well equipped kitchen and bar, two swimming pools and terraces and a host of extras including gym equipment, table tennis, pool table, and PlayStation 4.
|The Amilla Estate||
This 6 bedroom Estate spans across a two-storey building with a 20-meter pool. On the ground floor there is a lounge, washroom, study/library, bedroom with garden access, kitchen, dining room, alfresco dining lounge and bar, cinema and games room. On the first floor are five ensuite bedrooms. A separate wing houses the gym, spa room and steam/sauna, above which is a rooftop sun deck/cocktail lounge.
The Sultan's Village Kids Club at Amilla Fushi caters for children of all ages with an indoor and outdoor play area, and babysitting is available. There is a also a children's pool and beach club close by for parents to sit and chill whilst the kids are at the Kids Club.
Lonu by Luke Mangan is the resort's fine dining restaurant, with a relaxed but elegant environment serving Eastern and Western influenced dishes.
The Baazaar offers a wide range of options to suite everyone's tastes. Fresh serves hot and cold dishes for breakfast, and the Fish & Chip Shop, Joe's Pizza, the Grill and Wok provide a fun and intimate atmosphere for dinner.
There is also the Wine Shop, which houses 10,000 bottles of carefully chosen wine. Guests can partake in wine tastings accompanied by artisanal cheeses.
The Emperor General Store is a deli and cafe, where guests can buy fruit, vegetables, cold meats, deli produce and bakery items. The Residences have fully fitted kitchens and so should guests wish to spend the night in they can easily whip up their own dinner, or have a chef prepare something for them.
There is plenty do both in and around the resort. The snorkeling and diving are very good, and guests can explore the mysterious Blue Hole on the house reef. Further afield is Hanifaru Bay, visited by large groups of manta rays.
There is also a watersports center, tennis courts, outdoor cinema and wonderful spa for guests to enjoy.
Location & Directions
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Amilla Fushi is roughly 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Malé International Airport, and is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane journey.
When to go
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon which runs from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
The surfing season runs from March to October, which is also when resorts tend to be at their cheapest.