Amilla Beach Residences - The Amilla Estate
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Luring super-savvy travellers and celebrities alike, The Amilla Estate is the pinnacle of pared-down luxury and privacy. Families and groups of friends looking for an unsurpassed and unforgettable holiday will fall in love with this truly outstanding six-bedroom pad – one of just eight hyper-luxury four-to-eight-bedroom residences on Amilla Maldives, a beautiful coral-rimmed island in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve. This sublime beachfront residence sits on a powdery white-sand beach, with mesmerising sea views from practically every room – a sanctuary for those looking to relax, resource and reconnect. The perfect example of contemporary Asian-style architecture, with thoughtfully curated, exquisitely detailed interiors, its unbelievably elegant living spaces include air-conditioned and outdoor living rooms, multiple dining rooms and bars, sleek kitchens, kids’ media and games rooms with PlayStation 4, and a study complete with iMac and printer. The bedrooms are equally chic, with spacious private balconies and seating areas, stunning bathrooms and a serious amount of wardrobe space. And the leisure facilities are sensational – a giant 20-metre lagoon-style pool with semi-submerged sun lounge and shallow kids’ pool, jacuzzi, high-tech gym, steam room, and spa & massage room. Volleyball and table tennis equipment invite residents to stir from their beachside sunbeds and gently swaying hammocks.
Amilla Maldives translates as ‘my island home’. Here, a Rolls beach buggy and bicycles, pillow menu, and an extensive Providore (grocery) list – items chargeable to guests, help create an at-home feeling. And the charismatic and discreet katheeb (house master) goes above and beyond to ensure residents relish every moment, providing from-the-heart service in true island spirit. (For those travelling with their own entourage, there are staff quarters and a room for security too.)
The Amilla Estate is a world of its own. But if residents can tear themselves away, they can enjoy the island’s astonishing facilities: dine at world-class restaurants; explore the rich underwater world, dip into myriad water sports, join fascinating excursions, sooth their senses at the spa, and take life-changing wellbeing sessions and workshops. There’s also a kids club with day-long activities, and offers babysitting service (on extra cost).
Called “the most idyllic and relaxing place on earth” by supermodel Kate Moss, Amilla can be reached by seaplane direct to the island or a short domestic flight from Male International Airport (and ten minute speedboat ride). Alternatively private yachts are welcome at the resort’s marina.
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The Amilla Estate at Amilla rises on the edge of the Baa Atoll, home to some of the richest waters in the Maldives and a biosphere reserve protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2014. The house reef, only a few strokes away form the beach, offers easy access to a magical underwater world; a short swim brings snorkelers and divers alike to the Blue Hole, an amazing natural phenomenon populated by myriad marine life, providing a spectacular underwater experience. And just a short speedboat journey away are some of the Maldives’ most famous marine sites – among them Hanifaru Bay, famed as a phenomenal feeding area for manta rays and whale sharks in certain seasons.More information for Things to do
Amilla guests have a seemingly limitless choice of water sports at their fingertips. Skim the lagoon surface on a windsurfer, wakeboard or monoski. Jetski to a deserted sandbank and parasail towards the sky. Hold tight on a ‘ ‘high roller’, and snorkel behind a Seabob. Trim the sails of a catamaran or dip the oar in a kayak. Or just charter a captained speedboat or traditional dhoni for a private tour of the atoll isles. Enjoy such water sports solo, with friends, or in the company of one of the recreational team who are also happy to share their passion with enthusiasts.
Perched on the end of the jetty is HUB – Home of the Underwater Biosphere, created in partnership with luxury dive pioneers Dive Butler International. Amilla’s dive epicentre is home to a 15-strong international team of marine conservationists and dive professionals (who speak a dozen languages between them). The warm crystal-clear waters of the Baa Atoll biosphere offers exceptional diving that will appeal to novices as well as experienced divers. Here you can book a private personal scuba guide or join a group to dive one of 30 sites in the atoll. A wide range of SSI-certified courses is on offer, including specialty courses taught by seasoned professionals in partnership with Dive Butler.
H.U.B. (Home of the Underwater Biossphere) runs a busy programme of weekly excursions designed to stimulate interest in this unique marine environment. Sunrise fishing, dolphin watching, sandbank visits, turtle safari, manta snorkelling, full moon cruise, speedboat stargazing – there’s an excursion to engage every age, day and night.
Take advantage of Amilla’s two floodlit hard tennis courts and enjoy a game with family and friends in this idyllic island setting. It’s the ideal time to invest in private or group lessons as well as sparring-partner session with our highly qualified tennis professionals.
The Emperor Beach Club
The Emperor Beach Club is Amilla’s recreational epicentre and a magnet for all manner of activities. There’s table tennis and pool tables in the shade of a thatched pavilion, a badminton court, beach volleyball court, mini futsal and a football stadium in the island’s centre. Frisbee and Pétanque make for casual beach games and giant chess becomes contemplatively competitive in the forest shade. The arts & crafts studio lets budding artists explore their creativity, and an acclaimed artist-in-residence programme gives guests the chance to have private lessons with well-known painters from around the world.
Within the clubhouse is a library with good selection of reading material, an iMac, arcade games and a billiards table. A jukebox provides an alternative to the resident DJ spinning island-smooth beats from his own beachside cabana outside. Equally popular are alfresco movie nights, with beanbags on the sand and popcorn under the stars.
The Sultan's Village Kids Club
It might be difficult to tear kids away from the Sultan’s Village Kids Club. This delightful space has a playground and shallow wading pool in its own fenced sand garden, as well as a clubhouse overflowing with toys, books and games. The cheery team deserves accolades for their inventive schedule of activities, from round-the-island pirate treasure hunts to make-your-own-pizza to snorkelling trips in the company of our marine biologist sporting shimmering mermaid fishtail.
Childcare service is available at additional charge on guest account, whether at the Kids Club or for in-villa babysitting. There’s no age limit here – though tweens and teens, while always welcome, may prefer the sports and recreational facilities of the Empire Beach Club.
Shutterfish Photography Studio
We encourage you to be present for every magical moment at Amilla Maldives – and we’ll help you capture those precious memories too. Come to a complimentary hour-long portrait session and we’ll send you home with a 5” x 7” framed print of your favourite image as a souvenir of your island home. After advising guests what to wear, the resident Shutterfish photographer will take you to some of the island’s most scenic spots and shoot away against the stunning tropical scenery. A day later you’re invited to the studio for a viewing and to make your selection. And if you love them all, you can acquire a digital and print package and pack them all!
Amilla Yacht Club
Amilla Maldives’ place on the international superyacht circuit has been firmly anchored with the opening of the Amilla Yacht Club.
The club and its marina facilities allow for refuelling, provisioning, maintenance and repairs, while yacht owners and their guests take some shore leave. Three berths are available in the marina for yachts up to 20 metres and larger yachts are welcome to anchor outside the reef. Membership benefits include access to facilities and discounted rates for accommodation, dining, excursions and watersports at both Amilla Maldives and sister resort Finolhu.
Membership of Amilla Yacht Club is by invitation only. Discretionary membership is also extended on a complimentary basis to guests booking a pre-purchased credit stay of seven nights at Amilla Maldives or 10 nights at sister resort Finolhu.
Amilla has created a bedroom under the stars. Amilla glamping is taken to new levels. Located on a secluded area amongst the jungle foliage, luxurious, waterproof and climate-controlled inflatable pods lets you immerse with nature. This chic and hip experience includes access to well-appointed bathrooms, showers, plunge pool and steam room.
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Wine Shop & Cellar Door: extensive wine list charcuterie and cheese.
- All living areas air-conditioned, with big beach/sea views.
- Lounge opening onto the pool deck, with 60-inch satellite-channel TV, Marantz multi-zone sound system, and iPad.
- Dining room with table for 10 and well-stocked bar set before two walls of sliding doors onto the pool deck.
- Study with iMac and computer plus a selection of books.
- Teens media room with satellite TV, DVD player, board games.
- Kids games room with TV, DVD player, PlayStation 4 and games.
- Open-plan air-conditioned guest kitchen with breakfast counter – exceptionally well equipped with range cooker, double fridge, wine fridge, Nespresso coffee maker (Chef’s kitchen and staff quarters out of sight).
- Second level hallway seating areas and reading corners.
- Office by entrance for security staff accompanying guests.
- Open-sided beach-edge lounge and bar with elegant sitting area and dining table for 8 and, alongside, beachside table tennis deck.
- 20-metre lagoon-style pool with shallow area and sunken seating.
- Rooftop, ocean vista, AstroTurf sun deck/cocktail lounge with loveseat, bar stools & table, and sun-beds.
- Sunbeds and parasols set on the beach.
- Private balconies with comfy chairs and coffee tables off all bedrooms.
- Stunning master bedroom suite with study, dressing room, bathroom with sea-view bathtub, rain shower enclosure and steam/sauna, and seafront bedroom with super-king bed and private deck.
- Four upstairs guest bedroom suites – three with super-king beds, one with twins – and all with balconies, extensive wardrobe space, and large bathrooms with twin basins, separate shower enclosure and bathtub.
- Garden level bedroom with 2 single beds, ensuite shower room, private courtyard deck and own main entrance across the garden courtyard.
- Pillow menu, Bose sound systems, TVs with satellite channels, and safes large enough for a laptop in all bedrooms. iPad in the master bedroom.
- Separate sleeping quarters for staff accompanying guests.
Dining at Amilla Beach Residences will satisfy your palate and craving for culinary adventures. Get to know the glorious islands of the Maldives by exploring the Maldivian cuisine in the comfort of your own luxury villa. With the help of your personal chef (at an additional fee) and katheeb, you can curate a personalised menu and enjoy gratifying meals made with the best local produce. Complete your island exploration by dining in Maldive's top restaurants a gentle five-minute walk along the beach or indulge in their famous dishes at home by having it delivered (with a small delivery free) any time of the day.Learn more