Amilla Maldives is one of the country’s most spacious resorts, with 23.5 hectares of beautifully manicured grounds for guests to play and relax. And, with 70% of the island still untouched, the property offers a true back-to-nature experience without compromising on luxury. From secret beaches and unexpected treats to a personalized Katheeb (guest experience), Amilla Maldives is all about indulging in exquisite experiences.
AN ISLAND PARADISE
At Amilla Maldives, unspoiled nature is a key part of the experience. Here, guests wander through sea almonds, screwpines, and mature coconut trees and breathe in the scent of fragrant florals like hibiscus, bougainvillea, and frangipani. In the clear azure waters around the island, a vibrant world or marine life awaits. Get up close to clownfish and angelfish, dive with manta rays and whale sharks, or explore the coral reefs and fluorescent sea creatures by night. Discover the island’s – and ocean’s – best with the weekly activity schedule which includes the Mystique Garden Tour, Sandbank Visit, Night Snorkelling, Sunset and Dolphin Discovery, and Reef Hopping.
Of course, the activity schedule includes experiences to suit any and all interests. From guitar lessons, women’s self-defense, and fire-dancing to circus skills, cocktail classes, and wine tastings, there’s plenty to keep all guests busy – if they can be torn away from lazing on the beach, taking ocean swims, or relaxing in their villas.
Guests here check into one of 67 villas and residences, each of which is a soothing tropical retreat immersed in the stunning natural surrounds. Each villa category offers its own unique experience. Overwater villas offer direct access to the house reef, sunset views over the ocean, or perhaps immersion in ocean vistas or the lagoon, while the Treetop Pool Villas gives guests the chance to live out a “Tarzan and Jane” fantasy and the Beach Pool Villa opens onto the beach and reef. For families and groups, the Residences offer incredible space and privacy for the ultimate getaway.
All guests will want to spend some time at the serene Javvu Spa. Here, global wellness techniques meet Maldivian wellness traditions in a wealth of treatments that relax, rejuvenate, and rebalance. As well as offering a menu of body treatments, facials, beauty services, and massages, Javvu Spa also has private gym pods and regularly hosts visiting practitioners. For a special experience, try a SENSORA treatment. This immersive, multisensory treatment is a chromotherapy system that uses light modulation technology and kinaesthetic vibration to balance the mind and body.
WELLNESS YOUR WAY
Amilla Maldives is renowned for its “Wellness Your Way” concept. But now, guests will be treated to an elevated version of this pioneering wellness concept which combines nutrition, plant-based remedies, mindfulness, and movement.
Believing that wellness starts from within, “Wellness Your Way” places great emphasis on eating well. That’s why you’ll find the Maldives’ biggest selection of dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, keto, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian dishes. But that’s not to say you can’t indulge. Fancy a burger? No problem – burgers here are grass-fed, hormone-free, and served with homegrown lettuce, homemade sauce, and on low-carb, gluten-free almond flaxseed rolls.
Even the drinks are good for you at Amilla Maldives. Chill’d Café whips up detox tonics, herbal teas, and wellness smoothies, while homegrown ingredients are used to make kombucha and fruit sodas that improve gut health. And, if you want to indulge in a cheeky treat, you can try sugar-free cocktails made with probiotic sodas or snack on freshly made ice-cream.
During the day, indulge in Maldivian-inspired Dhivehi Beys spa treatments, get in some movement with Pilates, yoga, and martial arts classes, or take your fitness back to the stone age with the property’s “Flinstonian” Jungle Gymnasium which features coconut weight machines and monkey bars. At night, prepare for a great night’s sleep with a turndown service that includes sweet treats made with sleep-improving ingredients like tart cherry juice, turmeric, nuts, and bananas.
Amilla Maldives is located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, and the property goes to great lengths to protect its pristine surroundings. It actively reduces single-use plastics by using refillable ceramic containers for bathroom amenities and has a reverse osmosis plant to create still and sparkling water for guests.
To reduce its carbon footprint, the resort emphasizes homemade and locally grown ingredients. The island features organic gardens, a banana plantation, and “Cluckingham Palace,” a coop for 59 chickens, while the team produces everything from kombucha to spa products.
Sustainability is about caring for the local community, too, and Amilla Maldives has several initiatives for this in place. The Technical and Vocational Educational Centre helps train Maldivian locals in vocational skills to better their employment opportunities, while all bookings at the property directly benefit the local economy and people.
At Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences, guests can kick off their shoes, relax in tropical bliss and indulge in a pristine natural environment and a wealth of wellness options, all while appreciating personalized service, unfettered luxury, and a focus on sustainability.
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