Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences
Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé, Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences is a contemporary resort where style, comfort, wellness and sustainability sit in perfect harmony. What’s more, it’s just 10 minutes away from Hanifaru Bay, where the world’s largest groups of manta rays and whale sharks gather each year between June and November.
Amilla’s stylish and spacious pool villas are among the largest in the Maldives, starting at a generous 220 square metres and increasing in size to four-, six- and eight-bedroom residences with unparalleled ocean views, palatial living spaces and tropical courtyard gardens. Villa options include huge Beach Pool Villas with direct access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Maldives; Treetop Pool Villas with panoramic decks and glass-walled pools suspended among the treetops; and Lagoon Water Pool Villas perched above turquoise waters with thoughtful touches like seven-foot king beds, outdoor rain showers and even their own wine cellar.
The resort prides itself on its generosity and where other resorts restrict guests on meal plans to a limited selection of restaurants, Amilla offers every guest access to its seven fantastic restaurants, with no surcharges for premium options and free-flowing champagne. Chefs champion local and ethical produce, with much of the food homegrown and homemade on the island. What’s more, its Wellness Your Way programme goes above and beyond to cater to different dietary requirements, from vegan and vegetarian through gluten and dairy free to special low-carb, keto and paleo meal plans.
Spa and wellness options range from yoga and mindfulness to a jungle gymnasium, while memorable experiences include snorkelling excursions with the resident marine biologist, exploring Maldivian heritage on nearby local islands, and glamping experiences in air-conditioned bubble tents complete with plunge pool, sauna and private chef.