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Amilla Beach Residences - The Great Beach Residence 8 Bedroom

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Sleeps 16 Adults

Seeking a stunning absolute-beachfront residence on a spectacular tropical island ringed with pristine white-sand beaches, coral reefs and azure waters rich with marine life?  Travelling with a few friends or families as a large group?  Insisting on ultra-luxury living but with a breezy laid-back vibe?  Yearning for complete privacy yet with easy access to top-notch restaurants, diving, water and land sports, spa therapies?  The 8-bedroomed Great Beach Residence ticks all the boxes and so much more.

This is the largest of eight hyper-luxury residences on Amilla Maldives, on idyllic coral-rimmed spec of an island sitting within a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve on the eastern edge of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean.  Contemporary in design with carefully curated interiors, it offers two palatial master suites, six further guest suites, and abundant living space for both entertainment and relaxation.  Two alfresco dining decks and two private beach-edge swimming pools are the focus of outdoor activities while within the residence there’s gym equipment, table tennis, pool table, a PlayStation 4, myriad board games, and more TVs and DVD players than one can count.  The kitchen and bar are both exceptionally well equipped – think range cooker, barbecue, coffee machine and wine fridges, and iPads and Bose sound systems are among the high-tech gizmos.

Helping residents feel at home – Amilla Maldives translates as ‘my island home’ – is a friendly katheeb (house master) who takes care of each guest’s every need with grace and from-the-heart generosity in true island spirit.  A Rolls beach buggy and bicycles, pillow menu, and an extensive Providore (grocery) list – items chargeable to guests, add to the at-home feeling.

The icing on the cake?  Residents enjoy access to Amilla’s astonishing facilities:  world-class restaurants; myriad diving, water and land-based activities; kids-&-teens club; and a world-class spa, gym and wellbeing centre.

Called “the most idyllic and relaxing place on earth” by supermodel Kate Moss, Amilla Maldives can be reached by seaplane or a short domestic flight from Male International Airport (and ten minute speedboat ride).  Alternatively private yachts are welcome at the resort’s marina.

The 8 Bedroom Great Beach Residence is the largest of eight luxurious rental properties at Amilla; smaller groups can opt for the 6 Bedroom Amilla Estate or one of the six 4 Bedroom Residences.

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Absolute Beach Front
Close to bars and restaurants
Great views
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Estate/Resort Facilities
Kids Club

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The Great Beach Residence 8 Bedroom 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.

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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.

Tennis managed by RTC Tennis
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 is complimentary, 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’s 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 Glamping
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.



Shake off the stress of holiday planning. Let the Elite Concierge take care of all your bookings and arrangements, from transport, tours and restaurant reservations, to any special requests for your arrival. We’re here to make your holiday experience extraordinary.

Quick facts

Amilla Maldives, Baa Atoll, North Islands, Maldives.
16 people (8 ensuite bedrooms: 4 with king-sized beds and 4 twins).  Can accommodate up to 4 additional guests on extra beds (extra charge) + 2 baby cots.
Living areas
Enormous air-conditioned living room with 2 dining tables – each for 10 or combined to seat 14; huge upper-level fan-cooled Majilis lounge; large bar area; well-equipped kitchen; two covered outdoor dining terraces with tables for 10; pool-edge sun deck; seating areas scattered in the beach courtyard.
Two 11 x 5 metre beach-edge swimming pools.
Residence manager overseeing all residences; house master (katheeb) and assistant house master, who can prepare snacks and light meals; housekeeping; maintenance; island security.  Chef is on request at an additional fee for special dining requests.
Providore: an extensive grocery list, ranging from standard provisional items to gourmet delicatessens, from which guests pre-select food items which are stocked at the villa to cater for guest breakfasts and light lunches are available on extra charge.
Wine Shop & Cellar Door:  extensive wine list charcuterie and cheese.
Mobile phone, in-room phones; WiFi; computer and printer.
iPods (living room and master bedrooms); TVs and DVD players (living room and all bedrooms); selection of books and DVDs; Table tennis table; pool table; PlayStation 4 (plus games); board games.
Island transport
A personalised ‘Rolls’ beach buggy driven by your katheeb and a fleet of bicycles are provided at every villa, but if a gentle, sand-between-the-toes, walk is your preferred mode of transport, most island amenities are just a short stroll away.
Marine activities
Scuba diving; PADI dive training; dolphin-watching; snorkelling with mantas; turtle safari; big game fishing; jet skiing; water skiing; wakeboarding; parasailing; catamaran sailing; windsurfing; skibob wave-runner; speedboat and dhoni hire (all on guest account).
Land activities
Glamping; Football; badminton; volleyball; table tennis; Frisbee; Pétanque; giant chess; arcade games; book library; board games; artist studio (classes on guest account) and use of 2 tennis courts. Guests may book a tennis session managed by RTC Tennis for an extra charge.
World-class spa with private therapy pods; hair salon and barbers; beauty bar; ocean-front sauna and steam rooms with dipping pool; over-water yoga pavilion; Pilates; weekly workshops; well-equipped ocean-front gym; fitness trainer; wellness retreats and detox programmes.
Sultan’s Village Kids Club with day-long activities, an air-conditioned supervised clubhouse full of toys and games, fenced garden with paddling pool and playground; babysitting service is available (extra charge applies).
Additional facilities
Barbecue; laundry service at an extra charge.
Property area

The layout

Indoor Living

  • Immense air-conditioned living room with multiple seating areas, large dining table comfortably seating 16, 70-inch curved TV screen with satellite channels and surround sound, Marantz DVD player, multi-zone Bose sound system, iPad.
  • Huge second-level fan-cooled open-sided living room with modular seating, table tennis, pool table and gym equipment.
  • Light and airy air-conditioned kitchen with sit-up marble-topped counter – exceptionally well equipped with range cooker, double fridge, wine fridge, pro coffee maker.
  • Second kitchen set up as an exclusive bar area with extra large wine fridge.
  • Two guest bathrooms, each with huge walk-in rain shower and a separate alfresco courtyard shower.

Outdoor Living

  • Two dining terraces, each with table for 10 and barbecue area.
  • Two 11 x 5-metre infinity swimming pools right on the beach edge.
  • Raised sun decks with circular loveseats and large sunshades.
  • Four double sunbeds set on the sand.
  • Casual seating areas in the beach courtyard.

The rooms

Amilla Beach Residences - The Great Beach Residence 8 Bedroom bedroom


  • Two enormous master bedroom suites – each with study area, dressing area, double basins, huge walk-in rain shower, alfresco shower courtyard, sea-view bathtub alcove, and bedroom with super-sized bed facing the ocean beyond the glass-fronted balcony.
  • Four upstairs guest bedroom suites – two with king beds, two with twins.  All have tree-top balconies with statement bathtubs, bathrooms with twin basins and separate shower enclosure (the king bedrooms also have an alfresco shower), and a walk-in wardrobe.
  • The two guest bedrooms on the garden level each have 2 single beds and ensuite shower room.
  • Pillow menu, Bose sound systems, TVs with satellite channels, and safes large enough for a laptop in all bedrooms.  iPads in both master bedrooms.


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.

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