Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences

Innovative tropical living

Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences redefines the essence of innovative tropical living. Sporting whitewashed geometric architecture, five villas (including the Maldives’ only one with a bubble — a decked-out snow-globe-like space), eight ultra-luxe residences and 44 overwater villas all exude minimalistic island bliss.

Overlooking the turquoise waters of the rich Baa Atoll region, Amilla Maldives is a 30-minute picturesque seaplane ride or combined 30-minute domestic flight and 10-minute speedboat journey from Male International Airport.

In addition to its wonderfully secluded location, the Maldives resort wins you over with Javvu Spa’s Turkish hammam and Sensora light chromotherapy treatment rooms; the multifaceted dining options of Baazaar and renowned Japanese fusion restaurant Feeling Koi; and iconic Australian soccer player Tim Cahill’s festive season football camps.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • A reception desk is a thing of the past at the Maldives hotel. Instead, your private katheeb will take care of your every need, from booking indulgent spa treatments to organizing elegant in-room dining experiences.
  • Glamping reaches new heights at the Maldives’ popular villa 802. It doesn’t get much more romantic than sipping sundowners inside the 13-foot transparent, air-conditioned bubble on the rotating day bed, stargazing through a powerful telescope and savoring a floating breakfast in your private plunge pool nearly 40 feet above the island’s white sands.
  • Perched among 400-year-old banyan trees, Javvu Spa (meaning “atmosphere" in Dhivehi) is ahead of the wellness curve. The facility is home to Sensora, one of only a handful of advanced colored-light chromotherapy systems in the world used to clinically align the body’s electrical field, breath and heartbeat.
  • It's easy to embark on a health and wellness journey at Amilla Maldives with personal training studios and a rotating calendar of visiting experts. Start your day with overwater sunrise yoga and a super-food-packed Amilla Timeless smoothie at the Wellness Café.
  • While nightlife in the Maldives is scarce, you’ll find it here.1OAK Maldives Beach Club — part of a group with popular clubs in New York, Vegas, Dubai and more — attracts top-notch DJs and celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Paris Hilton.

Things to Know

  • Encounter beautiful manta rays at UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Baa Atoll with the resident marine biologist seasonally from July to November.
  • Sail open seas aboard Sloop John Ba luxurious 65-foot air-conditioned Maldivian-style dhoni boat complete with king-sized bed, Philippe Starck bathroom fittings, in-cabin flat-screen TV and Marshall Bluetooth sound system.
  • To capture those vacation memories, book a one-hour complimentary photo shoot with Shutterfish Photography Studio and take home your favorite image.
  • Amilla’s Providore service for residence guests means pre-selected groceries are stocked in your fridge before you arrive.
  • With treasure maps on the walls and a pirate ship in the playroom, The Sultan’s Village Kids' Club has its own intriguing story for tiny travelers. Little ones will take pleasure in each day’s themed activities, including the lagoon cruise treasure hunt.

The Rooms

  • Maldives meets Miami inside the walls of Amilla Maldives' eight residences. There’s really no need to venture beyond your chic island home — blast your vacation playlist via integrated Bose surround sound system and have your meals prepared by a private chef all while dabbling among the pools, shaded hammocks and oceanfront day beds.
  • Wake up to your own tropical island fantasy in the six-bedroom Amilla Villa Estate. Adults can indulge in the fully stocked wine cellar, private gym and spa treatment rooms, while kids will be entertained with the beach-edge swimming pool, cinema room, pool table, table tennis, volleyball, PlayStation 4 and iMac.
  • Stay overwater in one of several categories of villas: Reef Water, Sunset Water, Lagoon Water, Treetop or Beach. All come equipped with their own freshwater pools, sundecks, day beds, outdoor rainwater showers and colorful patterned tiles.
  • Rejuvenate, pamper and hydrate your skin with Aesop or Lemongrass House toiletries. 

The Restaurants

  • Slovakian head sommelier Jan Spener takes you on the ultimate wine tasting tour during Cellar Door Journey at The Cellar Door, home to more than 8,000 bottles and 400 labels.
  • Dine alfresco at the overwater restaurant Feeling Koi. The playful dining experience features Japanese izakaya-style shared plates accompanied by Nikkei favorites like sushi, nigiri and sashimi made with fresh Maldivian yellow fin tuna.
  • A fusion of international flavors and local favorites, Baazaar is home to six restaurants: Asian eatery Wok, British-inspired Fish & Chips Shop, Italian concept Barolo Grill, Joe’s Pizza, breakfast spot Fresh and Baazaar Bar, where you’ll discover more than 30 labels of specialty gin — don’t miss the signature gin with rose water and tonic.

Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Additional Details

Fly into Male International Airport and then take a 30-minute picturesque seaplane ride or 10-minute speedboat journey to the hotel.

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