Maldives /Amilla Fushi
The flight in by seaplane provides glorious views of the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, recognised for its unique harmony between man and nature. At Amilla Fushi – which literally translates as ‘My Island Home’ - guests will experience a luxurious ‘homecoming’ feeling the moment they set foot on the island’s pristine white sands. Here, it’s all about maximising on space and privacy with 67 contemporary accommodations sympathetically constructed in idyllic locations. Choose from water villas overlooking the turquoise blue lagoon with spellbinding views of the ocean, beach houses surrounded by lush tropical foliage or, for those who want a completely unique experience, there is the one bedroom Wellness Tree House; tucked away amongst the island greenery, this gem is the epitome of serenity. Having featured on the Condé Nast Traveller Hot List in 2015, this family-friendly hotel offers quintessential relaxed island living complemented by high end amenities and delectable cuisine.
Distinct dining experiences have been carefully curated to cater for all tastes, ranging from Asian specialities, grills and seafood at Baazaar to chic overwater dining with global wine pairings at Feeling Koi. Further delights await at the Emperor General Store with its evocative café-cum-deli and selection of fresh items that your butler will be pleased to cook up into something special in your island home. There are dive butlers, too, along with unlimited non-motorised watersports and the opportunity to experience therapies in the beguiling Javvu Spa. Set in a lush secret garden shaded by Banyan trees, ten wooden treatment pods, a yoga pavilion and a fitness centre offer a mix of wellness, movement and spa treatments to encourage tailor made holistic approaches to revive both body and mind.