As a gaggle of glitzy Maldives newcomers clamour for attention, vying to outdo each other for ostentation and outrageous pricing, one company says it is setting itself apart with a different approach – creating an authentic Maldives experience that gives you more of what you want.
With more than 60 years’ experience in the destination between them, the three founding directors of The Small Maldives Island Company have looked beyond tired norms and attention-seeking fads to put what guests really want at the heart of everything they do.
Their vision turned into reality today with the launch of a new island resort, Amilla Fushi. An intimate island home that doesn’t take itself too seriously, the chic Maldives resort offers laid-back luxury and more purpose-designed houses of two or more bedrooms than any other Maldives resort – perfect for families and groups of friends.
Amilla Fushi – which literally translates from the local Dhivehi language as ‘my island home’ – is hoping to lure customers through ‘timeless pleasures’ such as delicious, unpretentious food; superb wines; and relaxed yet flawless service.
Lodgings come in the form of purpose-designed island homes – one and two-bed beach and lagoon houses; 12-metre high, two-bed tree houses; and ocean reef houses right on the house reef – are complemented by 12 stunning bespoke Beach residences of three, four, five and six bedrooms.
The luxury Maldivian resort is located in the pristine UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll, the resort is easily reached via scheduled flights to the new Baa Atoll airport, or a scenic 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé.
Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives, amilla.mv