Maldives yacht club on international superyacht radar

Immerse yourself with the champions in conscious luxury island experiences Maldives! Amilla Fushi is home to a Maldives yacht club on the international superyacht radar. Furthermore you can unwind in an award winning stylish “spa village”, delight in their pioneering culinary garden-to-table philosophy, explore UNESCO biosphere snorkelling safaris, and appreciate the chic contemporary accommodation.

Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International, Amilla Fushi is putting the Maldives on the map as a destination not just for couples, but for families and friends. Since opening as one of the Indian Ocean’s most talked-about island resorts, many of the world’s most prestigious private yachts have already voyaged to Amilla Fushi seeking its inimitable blend of laid-back laissez-flair. 

It offers yachters or holiday-makers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestled among lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand; plus eight spectacular four- to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy.

Amilla’s innovative restaurants range from the diverse, informal foodie hub Baazaar to their pioneering new garden-to-table concept, the relaxed yet sophisticated overwater dining at the signature Feeling Koi. Guests can even drop in to gourmet café and deli The Emperor General Store or The Wine Shop & Cellar Door to treat themselves to lighter snacks, a favourite bottle or a gourmet selection of artisanal cheeses.

The immersive Amilla Fushi experience:

  • Yacht Club & Boat Charter
  • Spa and wellness experience
  • Garden-to-table
  • Immersive island experiences
  • Accommodation

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Yacht club and charter

The Amilla Yacht Club (AYC) firmly anchors Amilla Fushi’s place on the international superyacht circuit and offers membership exclusively by invitation only.

The development of the Amilla Yacht Club and its marina facilities allows for refuelling, provisioning, maintenance and repairs (technicians can be brought from Malé), while yacht owners and their guests take some shore leave at Amilla Fushi – or even explore UNESCO protected Baa Atoll.

Amilla Yacht Club membership benefits include island and lagoon access at both Amilla and Finolhu, allowing use of both resorts’ facilities including the pools, beach clubs, spa and dining facilities; 10 per cent off all available Houses, Villas and Residences; 10 per cent off all food and beverage, spa, excursions and watersports at both resorts; and special access to exclusive events and parties.  Private dinner events can be arranged at Finolhu’s famous Fish & Crab Shack, and a 10 per cent discount is offered on day rental of Funadhoo Private Island.

The AYC also encompasses the island’s open to all, three-berth marina as well as the over water signature restaurant Feeling Koi (accessible directly by speedboat), the 1 OAK Lounge & Bar, and the Board Walk.

Serious seadogs can also while away their shore leave at Amilla’s HUB (Home of the Underwater Biosphere), the island’s epicentre of water-based activities offering remarkable aquatic excursions, a comprehensive Marine Biology programme, adrenaline-fuelled water sports, dazzling diving and boat charters courtesy of Dive Butler International.

Spa and wellness experience

The JAVVU Spa’s philosophy is to harness Amilla Fushi’s beautiful natural environment, capturing the energy of the ocean and the therapeutic potential of the breathtaking setting to help align body and mind with nature, sculpt and tone muscle, build stamina, and restore balance.

Small Maldives Island Co Chairman Michael Flynn says: “We have seen a real desire for a truly holistic approach to wellbeing from our guests, so rather than simply offering standalone spa treatments, we have created an integrated menu which focuses on the three pillars of wellness: Movement; Spirituality; and Spa.

Javvu’s holistic approach is complemented by an integrated spa menu of blissful pampering, featuring results-driven treatments from a carefully curated edit of world-class brands and ancient healing and energy therapies.

MOVEMENT at JAVVU

Tailored collections of whole-body fitness programmes have been designed to re-establish energy flows, increase circulation and create a foundation for balance, health and wellness.  For example, the signature ‘Maldivian Warrior Workout’ uses the pulling and pushing movements of tree trunks and sandbags, climbing coconut trees and swimming in the sea to create a full body functional workout.

SPIRITUALITY at JAVVU

JAVVU Spa draws on powerful, ancient healing and energy therapies to ease the body into a state of complete calm and restfulness. For example, Tok Sen Ancient Thai Therapy, which originates from Buddhist Monks, creates healing vibrations through rhythmic pressure on Thai acu-points applied with a special wooden tapper to relax stiff bodies, providing pain relief and deep release for the body and mind.

Meditation, breath-work and aromatherapy techniques are used throughout the wellness menu to revive the mind and promote blissful relaxation. The Intuitive Reflexology therapy combines the techniques of Vita Flex – a reflexology practice developed in Tibet thousands of years before acupuncture – with raindrop therapy to promote physical, mental and emotional harmony.

SPA At JAAVU

The philosophy at the heart of JAVVU is to deliver results driven therapeutics. Collaborating with world-class brands founded on natural and ethical integrity, JAVVU offers a treatment menu to satisfy spa junkies and novices alike.

The expert team of spa specialists offer guests a chance to truly immerse themselves in treatments that are fully tailored for their individual needs, including: PURE massages which focus on different massage modalities; QMS Rejuvenating Facials, varying from oxygen boosts to lip zone repair; and a selection of body scrubs and energising wraps by iLA.
Amilla Fush’s JAVVU Spa was crowned as the Indian Ocean’s leading Luxury Beauty Spa for 3 consecutive years by the World Luxury Spa Awards, and is cutting-edge.

Garden-to-table

Their wide-ranging new concepts have also revolutionised the culinary experience for guests at Amilla Maldives

Residences has unveiled [email protected] and [email protected], a growing series of innovations celebrating the abundant natural bounty of the island itself, and the Amilla Islanders’ extraordinary creative capacity for self-production. The wide-ranging new concepts have revolutionised the culinary experience at Amilla Maldives, embodying the resort’s reinvention as a champion for “conscious luxury”, sustainability and resourcefulness

Hitherto-overlooked indigenous ingredients are celebrated alongside the homemade, homegrown and homebrewed, bringing personality and vigour to nutritious, immunity-boosting menus. [email protected] harnesses the 58-acre natural island’s plentiful green spaces; countless enclaves carefully tended, planted and cultivated to become the cornerstone of Amilla’s food and beverage offering. Fruit trees including banana, pineapple and papaya; a mushroom hut named The Pentagon; and a sweet potato garden are complemented by an organic hydroponic garden bursting with herbs, salads, microgreens, fruit and vegetables, edible flowers, and superfoods such as moringa, purslane and Abelmoschus manihot, as well as Maldivian rocket. At Cluckingham Palace, 60 happy hens provide all the fresh eggs needed for the resort kitchens; after investing in a coconut press, Amilla is also now making the most of its 2,000 coconut trees – an extraordinary renewable resource producing fresh coconut water and coconut milk, dried coconut flour and high-quality coconut oil.

In parallel, [email protected] is testament to people’s creativity and potential for self-production, dramatically reducing Amilla’s food mileage and packaging use, while creating an inspiring, interactive and informative experience for guests. Using simple, tried-and-tested, low-tech processes that can be easily replicated in guests’ own kitchens, organic produce from Amilla’s nutrient-rich gardens is transformed into nutritious, immunity-boosting superfoods, from Kimchi, fresh low carb bread and sourdough to nut butters, Ricotta and vegan cheese. Homemade drinks include beer made from waste pineapple skins and offcuts, Tepache, tonic water and bitters to signature probiotic sodas such as fresh ginger and lemon peel Earl Grey kombucha; Screwpine soda, made from the fruit of the pandana trees that cloak the island interior; or ‘living lemonade’ which is lacto-fermented with whey – itself a by-product of Amilla’s homemade yoghurt.

As well as actively showcasing simple home production methods like fermentation to interested guests, these products have enriched and enlivened the resort’s restaurant and bar menus. The newly created Living Cocktails menu includes signatures such as Limonade, featuring vodka and limoncello, finished with a splash of homemade green tea kombucha; Old Spice made from rum and spice bitters, topped with homemade ginger beer; and O-Margarita featuring tequila shaken with homemade orange shrub and lime juice, topped with Earl Grey kombucha. A newly installed copper alembic will soon be distilling essential oils and hydrosols using produce grown in Amilla’s gardens, or ingredients such as orange peel that would otherwise be discarded.

Immersive Island Experiences

Toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati. Translucent waters, 1.8km long white-sand bank and perma-clear skies aside, what really sets it apart from its Maldivian competitors is its effortlessly stylish surrounds and beach clubby-ness.

Snorkelling safari, this experience offers snorkeling at its best for underwater aficionados. Join our experienced team of guides as they handpick a duo of reefs based on the best conditions. You will be amazed at the incredible fish life that the Maldives is famous for. This excursion comprises two separate snorkel sites, giving you an insight as to why the Baa Atoll has achieved its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status.

Local Island Visit / Maldivian Experience

Soak up true Maldivian culture at a local village, where you will be immersed in traditional custom. With your guide in tow, you will have a chance to meet the villagers, learn some Dhivehi phrases and sample Maldivian cuisine. Remember it is advisable that all visitors to any Maldivian village respect local tradition and dress conservatively. 

Sandbank visit

This serene experience epitomizes tranquility. Imagine yourself alone on a curl of sugar soft sand, dabbling your toes in an idyllic turquoise lagoon. The private sand bank appears only with the drop of the tide, before the Indian Ocean lays claim to it once more. For a moment you will find yourself in total solitude, cast far away from anything.

Dolphin Discovery at Sunset

For centuries Maldivian fishermen have believed that dolphins watched over them and this is a chance for you to seek out a pod of dolphins at sunset. Whether it is the beautiful bottlenose, or playful spinner, keep your cameras poised for a snap amidst the backdrop of a Maldivian sunset. 

Hanifaru Bay Mantu snorkeling

Baa Atoll is famous for a natural phenomenon from early June to late November when scores of manta ray come together at Hanifaru Bay. Hang with the coolest creatures in the ocean on this manta snorkeling excursion as they feast on large concentrations of trapped plankton.  

Immersive Island Experiences

Toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati. Translucent waters, 1.8km long white-sand bank and perma-clear skies aside, what really sets it apart from its Maldivian competitors is its effortlessly stylish surrounds and beach clubby-ness.

Snorkelling safari, this experience offers snorkeling at its best for underwater aficionados. Join our experienced team of guides as they handpick a duo of reefs based on the best conditions. You will be amazed at the incredible fish life that the Maldives is famous for. This excursion comprises two separate snorkel sites, giving you an insight as to why the Baa Atoll has achieved its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status.

Local Island Visit / Maldivian Experience

Soak up true Maldivian culture at a local village, where you will be immersed in traditional custom. With your guide in tow, you will have a chance to meet the villagers, learn some Dhivehi phrases and sample Maldivian cuisine. Remember it is advisable that all visitors to any Maldivian village respect local tradition and dress conservatively. 

Sandbank visit

This serene experience epitomizes tranquility. Imagine yourself alone on a curl of sugar soft sand, dabbling your toes in an idyllic turquoise lagoon. The private sand bank appears only with the drop of the tide, before the Indian Ocean lays claim to it once more. For a moment you will find yourself in total solitude, cast far away from anything.

Dolphin Discovery at Sunset

For centuries Maldivian fishermen have believed that dolphins watched over them and this is a chance for you to seek out a pod of dolphins at sunset. Whether it is the beautiful bottlenose, or playful spinner, keep your cameras poised for a snap amidst the backdrop of a Maldivian sunset. 

Hanifaru Bay Mantu snorkeling

Baa Atoll is famous for a natural phenomenon from early June to late November when scores of manta ray come together at Hanifaru Bay. Hang with the coolest creatures in the ocean on this manta snorkeling excursion as they feast on large concentrations of trapped plankton.  

ACCOMMODATION

VILLAS

Reef Water Pool Villa

Gaze out across the reef from the comfort of your of your bed or dangle your feet from your balcony and watch fish dart through the water below Perfect for snorkelers, these Maldives water villas are suspended right over the kaleidoscopic fish

Sunset Water Pool Villa

Enjoy endless lazy days in a lagoon hammock soaking up a panorama of infinite blues. Ponder the slow life from your pools floating bed. Then marvel at the fiery sunset painting the sky every evening. Pure escapism.

Lagoon Water Pool Villa

Wake up to the gentle sound of waves beneath you. Gaze at sublime views from your freshwater pool. Descend from the deck to splash in the lagoon. With ocean vistas on one side and the lagoon on the others, its the ultimate aquatic paradise. 

Treetop Pool Villa

Live out your “Tarzan and Jane” fantasies in the Maldives’ highest treehouse. Glide through a glass-walled pool suspended over the treetops. Soak up panoramic island views from the deck. Just 20m away via the secret pathway your private beach and sala await. 

Beach Pool Villas

Get your dose of “vitamin sea” in a huge beach haven on the glittering sand. Watch coconut palms sway while you recline on the shore next to your private pool. 

Residences

Enchanting shrines to sea and sky, Amilla Fushi’s four, six and eight-bedroom Residences are dazzling mansions of white where large families or groups of friends can revel in style and seclusion. 

Each Residence is a tranquil paradise hidden amongst the island’s lush foliage, where life slows down to the rhythm of lapping seas. Glimpsed through the tree line, resplendent Miami-esque architecture dials up the style; private courtyards with shimmering beachfront pools are drenched in the sun’s embrace, complemented by the inviting cool of the airy interiors. Majestic super-sized living rooms with polished teakwood floors give way to glamorous master bedrooms furnished with custom-made pieces. Unfettered ocean views look across a private stretch of beach to the crystal waters of the UNESCO Biosphere of Baa Atoll beyond.

Parked outside each Residence, a personalised ‘Rolls Royce’-style buggy and fleet of bicycles offer the freedom to explore Amilla Fushi. Spread languorously around the curvaceous infinity pool, Baazaar is the relaxed social hub of the island where islanders mingle in the shade of tropical leaves to enjoy street food-style bites and handcrafted drinks.

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As well as operating Amilla’s extensive private boat charter fleet – including the luxuriously appointed, traditionally hand-crafted 20m Maldivian dhoni, Sloop John B and the 13m luxury cruiser Vismara – Dive Butler’s on-island team can also provide visiting yachts and superyachts with itinerary planning services throughout the Maldives; private cruise directors and scuba instructors/guides; and dive support vessels.

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