Conservation, culture and conscious luxury: How Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences marries Maldivian traditions with modern luxury

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Apr 21, 2021

Next time you holiday in the Maldives, dive a little deeper into the country’s rich culture by simply picking the perfect hotel – Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.

There are so many reasons why people dream of vacationing in the Maldives. There are unbeatable seascapes, a sense of privacy without complete isolation, and a level of service that’s unknown elsewhere around the globe.

And Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences over-delivers on all the above. One of the largest islands hosting just 67 villas, there’s plentiful space to enjoy the sea views and blue skies in peace and privacy. Every accommodation is designated its own villa host who is passionate about personalising and perfecting every guest’s experience. But what makes this stunning resort really stand out from the rest is its dedication to conscious luxury – be it embracing the natural beauty of the landscape or holding Maldivian traditions close to its heart.

Here’s exactly how Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences gets it right:

Conserving the unique sea life that surrounds it

Amilla Resort and Residences Maldives sea view watersports experience
This beautiful resort is located within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Credit | Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

The riches of the sea have always been integral to the Maldivian way of life, being essential to its economy for most of history – and visitors here can experience marine life at its best. Located within the Baa Atoll – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – the waters are rich with creatures and corals. Over 2,000 species of fish swim between these waters alongside turtles, manta rays, dolphins and more. Take part in the numerous watersports at this resort – from parasailing to wakeboarding – for a glimpse of what lies beneath or get up close with a once in a lifestyle snorkelling experience. Staying true to its passion for marine conservation, the Amilla Maldives strives to reduce all single-use plastic, as the island’s water bottling plant provides guests with pure drinking water.

Embracing the vast natural landscape 

Villa located among the trees at Amilla Resort and Residences Maldives
Natural landscapes make up the majority of the island. Credit | Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

Not only is Amilla Maldives one of the largest islands within the Maldivian archipelago, but it also boasts one of the most vast natural landscapes. Over 70 per cent of the 23.5 hectares of landmass has been left completely untouched, making it stand out for both its conservation efforts and natural beauty. As guests, you’ll be able to wander between the greenery native to the region, including thousands of mature coconut trees. Feel inspired by the beautiful blooms ­ – such as hibiscus, bougainvillaea and frangipani – that populate the colourful island.  

Designing unique accommodation immersed in nature

Glamping accommodation at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residence
Glamp underneath the stars without compromising on luxury. Credit | Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

But you don’t need to venture outside of your private bubble to experience the beautiful landscape the Maldives has to offer, as Amilla Maldives immerses every villa in nature. Take the Reef Water Pool Villas, allowing guests to gaze out across the reef from the comfort of their beds. Or the Treetop Pool Villa, which situates guests above the canopy of coconut trees, surrounding them with nothing but treetops and tropical birdsong. Fall asleep to the sound of waves gently breaking against the shore when you opt for the Amilla Glamping experience. Every accommodation option comes complete with self-contained amenities such as pools, private beaches, and al fresco dining areas, so there’s no need to compromise on the luxury experience the Maldives promises.

Creating fresh cuisine using local ingredients 

Special Dinner Set-up at Amilla Maldives
There are plenty of unique dining experiences to be had at this Indian Ocean resort that can help you reconnect with nature.
Credit | Amilla Resort and Residences Maldives

With ten dining outlets, multiple unique culinary experiences and tailored meal plan services, Amilla Maldives is a foodie’s paradise. Head to Feeling Koi to discover fresh Japanese fusion cuisine from the over-water deck. Dine at Barolo Grill to experience all the best of Italian cuisine made fresh with ingredients from the organic garden. Or maybe it’s the CHILL’D CAFÉ’s menu comprised of fresh salads and bites, incorporating flavours from the landscapes all around. Wherever you chose to eat across your stay, you’ll be privy to the beautiful scenes that encapsulate true Maldivian beauty and fresh cuisine sourced from the island itself.

Embracing Maldivian traditions to provide unique wellness experiences 

Amilla Maldives Luxury Resort - Dhivehi Beys - Spices
Head to the spa to experience healing plant power passed down across the generations. Credit | Amilla Resort and Residences Maldives

Of course, holidaying in the Maldives is all about relaxing. So make sure you experience the unique treatments at Javvu Spa when you stay at Amilla Maldives. Using indigenous Maldivian spices and herbs grown within Amilla Maldives’s organic gardens, therapists employ the healing secrets of traditional Maldivian medicine (known as ‘Dhivehi Beys’), which has been passed down through the generations for centuries. Many locals seek out such authentic treatments here, too. Head to the Jungle Gymnasium to work up a sweat or take part in a workshop at the island’s Alchemy Bar, to use plant-based remedies to create your own homemade soaps‚ scrubs, and balms.

Find out more about vacations to Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences here.