AMILLA The Great Beach Villa Residence is located on a tiny less-than-one-kilometer-long jewel of an island. Amilla Fushi rises on the edge of the Baa Atoll, home to some of the richest waters in the Maldives. Parked outside is your own beach buggy and a fleet of bikes for exploring the fabulous neighboring restaurants, spa and seemingly endless choice of land and water-based activities.
Forming the social heart of this home is an absolutely enormous air-conditioned living and dining lounge, with spectacular sea views through glass sliding doors that open across the full width of the room onto the sandy garden. Clusters of seating are artfully arranged across a sea of geometric tiles that helps define this airy space, and two teakwood tables are the focus for fine dining in air-conditioned comfort. Huge pots, sculptural ceramics in organic shapes, a neutral sand-and-aqua palette and a wealth of natural materials emphasize the laid-back island vibe. Within the eight stylish air-conditioned bedrooms, ultra-comfy beds dressed in quality cotton bed linen and super-sized pillows rest on polished teakwood floors, surrounded by elegant designer furniture. All rooms feature hi-tech equipment to enhance your stay: Bose sound system, 42-inch or 50-inch TVs with satellite channels and Marantz DVD player, pre-loaded iPad (masters only) and code-protected computer safety box.
The outdoor living space is framed by two 11 x 5-meter infinity swimming pools right on the beach edge, flanked by raised poolside sun decks furnished with love seats. On either side of the garden is an open-sided dining deck where eight comfy director chairs surround a teakwood table, giving a choice of eating areas such as the breakfast on one side, lunch on the other; or perhaps separate zones for adults and kids. Elsewhere in the beach garden, clusters of sunbeds and casual seating provide alternative spots for relaxation.