From their ultra-modern Miami-esque architecture to their stunning minimalist interiors, the six sublime These 4 Bedroom Maldives villas deliver lashings of style. Each offers four supremely comfortable bedroom suites, acres of living space, a fabulously equipped kitchen and a private pool right on the beach. Visiting the Maldives with friends and family is an excellent reason to make these villas your abode.
Days are magical at Amilla Fushi – early morning dips in the sea, siestas in a swaying-hammock, afternoons snorkelling the house reef or playing a game of backgammon or table tennis. And offering from-the-heart service is your intuitive – but never intrusive – katheeb (house master), who will organise everything from gourmet breakfasts to bespoke beach barbecues; soothing spa sessions to sunset fishing trips. The katheeb and his team of assistants is always looking to make sure your stay in the Maldives with friends and family is as comfortable and hassle-free at possible.
You’ll feel very much at home – Amilla Fushi means ‘my island home’ in the local Dhivehi language – and when your kitchen is stocked with all your favourite treats and delicious meals can be delivered to your door, you might be tempted to stay put. Enjoy the Maldives with friends and family and a few drinks from the private bar while the on-call chef provides specially crafted personal meals. The beachfront swimming pool is the scene of every tropical escape. Let the fresh cool water reinvigorate the body while the mind is transfixed on the unbeatable combination of sand and ocean. Parked outside is your own beach buggy and a fleet of bikes for exploring the island’s fabulous restaurants, spa and seemingly endless choice of land and water-based activities.
From the private, gated entrance of each of the six 4 Bedroom Villa Residences a colonnaded walkway leads across a courtyard garden into the massive living room that looks out to the beach and ocean. Beyond an open-plan kitchen are the dining terrace, swimming pool and sun deck. Also, on the ground floor is an ensuite guest bedroom and a guest bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. A grand staircase leads to the second level of this L-shaped residence. Fanning out from a central study are an open-sided lounge, an enormous master suite and two more guest bedroom suites.
Occupying 110 square metres of luxurious space, the master suite accords residents the most spectacular ocean views. Here, a palatial 2.3-metre bed faces the glass-fronted balcony and two richly upholstered armchairs provide a corner for reading, or just relaxing to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. Wide teakwood doors to one side of the bedroom slide open to reveal a statement bathtub perfectly positioned for ocean-view bathing, and lead to an outdoor shower courtyard and a huge walk-in rain shower. Behind is a dressing area with multiple wardrobes, seating, and a long vanity with double basins. In the study area is more wardrobe space and a desk.
Guest suites – upper level
Overlooking the garden at the rear of the villa are two mirror-image guest suites – one with a king-size bed, the other with twins. Within each room is a comfortable seating area. On the balcony, a statement bathtub veiled by a decorative screen gazes across a skyline of palms. Between each suite’s entrance and sleeping area is a dressing area, WC enclosure and bathroom with twin basins and walk-in rain shower. The king bedroom also features an alfresco rain shower courtyard.
Guest suite – garden level
Just off the living room on the ground floor is the third guest suite, furnished with two single beds and adjoined by a shower room. This room is ideal for children or teens.
One of the myriad pleasures of a sojourn at the 4 Bedroom Villa Residences is the sheer amount of convivial living space. At the villa’s heart is a huge air-conditioned living and dining lounge, with glass sliding doors opening onto the garden on both sides and spectacular sea views. Chic seating encircles a large coffee table, and ten upholstered dining chairs are arranged around a teakwood table above a carpet of geometric tiles. Oversized pots, sculptural ceramics in organic shapes, a wealth of natural materials and a neutral sand-and-aqua palette echo the beach setting.
Above is the breezy fan-cooled majilis – a spacious lounge open on two sides, with glass balustrades optimising the sea vista. With its super-comfy modular seating and table tennis, this is a cool hang-out space for teens, and the perfect spot for sunset cocktails. (Families and friends renting adjacent villas will appreciate the huge doors that can slide back here to create an extra-large living space.)
Flowing seamlessly from the downstairs living area is the wonderfully sophisticated kitchen, well equipped with countless culinary gadgets including wine fridge and pro coffee maker. This is where the villa katheeb prepares delicious breakfasts, or guests can perch at the marble-topped counter and admire the culinary skills of the Amilla chefs as a gourmet dinner is created before their eyes.
Blissful beachfront living at the 4 Bedroom Villa Residences begins on the open-sided dining deck where a table for eight extends under a teakwood roof, with oversized pale aqua director’s chairs mirroring their pool and ocean surroundings. Alfresco meals here are magical – particularly when the pro Fisher & Paykel barbecue is in play for a fresh-from-the-sea banquet prepared by one of Amilla’s chefs. Within the beach courtyard gardens clusters of seating rest on white sand in the shade of towering palms, and a pair of double sunbeds recline by the 11-metre infinity-edge swimming pool. A large love seat beckons on the raised poolside sun deck, beyond which a double hammock sways gently among the beach-edge palms.
Room Amenities and Features:
• 7ft king beds in 3 bedrooms
• 11 x 5 metre freshwater beach-edge swimming pool
• Pure cotton linens and super-sized pillows
• Outdoor rain shower
• Air conditioning and overhead fans
• Direct ocean access
• 42″ and 50″ TVs with satellite channels
• Bose surround sound system
• Wifi, iPads and docking stations
• Fischer & Paykel barbecue
• Table tennis
• Entertainment system including PlayStation 4
• Housemaster (katheeb) and assistant house master
• Gourmet chef on call for special dining requests
• Extensive Providore for food and beverage delivery
• Mobile phone, in-room phones; computer and printer on request
• Chef on call for special dining requests.
• Private Bar