Maldives, Amilla – The Great Beach Villa Residence

The Great Beach Villa Residence at Amilla is the largest of eight private residences in an elite gated community on this coral-fringed island resort in the Maldives’ Baa Atoli – a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Think eight luxurious bedrooms, absolute beachfront location, crystal lagoons, pristine white sands, private pool, acres of living space and heart-warming service. Then add the Amilla Fushi resort’s outstanding facilities: restaurants, spa, personal training, kids club, diving, big game fishing and water sports, excursions, pro tennis, football and many other activities. This is “paradise, the most idyllic and relaxing place on earth”, says supermodel Kate Moss. We agree!

The layout
INDOOR LIVING – Immense air-conditioned living room with multiple seating areas, large dining table comfortably seating 16, 70-inch curved TV screen with satellite channels and surround sound, Marantz DVD player, multi-zone Bose sound system, iPad. – Huge second-level fan-cooled open-sided living room with modular seating, table tennis, pool table and gym equipment. – Light and airy air-conditioned kitchen with sit-up marble-topped counter – exceptionally well equipped with range cooker, double fridge, wine fridge, pro coffee maker. – Second kitchen set up as an exclusive bar area with extra large wine fridge. – Two guest bathrooms, each with huge walk-in rain shower and a separate alfresco courtyard shower.

OUTDOOR LIVING – Two dining terraces, each with table for 10 and barbecue area. – Two 11 x 5-metre infinity swimming pools right on the beach edge. – Raised sun decks with circular loveseats and large sunshades. – Four double sunbeds set on the sand. – Casual seating areas in the beach courtyard.

– Two enormous master bedroom suites – each with study area, dressing area, double basins, huge walk-in rain shower, alfresco shower courtyard, sea-view bathtub alcove, and bedroom with super-sized bed facing the ocean beyond the glass-fronted balcony. – Four upstairs guest bedroom suites – two with king beds, two with twins. All have tree-top balconies with statement bathtubs, bathrooms with twin basins and separate shower enclosure (the king bedrooms also have an alfresco shower), and a walk-in wardrobe. – The two guest bedrooms on the garden level each have 2 single beds and ensuite shower room. – Pillow menu, Bose sound systems, TVs with satellite channels, and safes large enough for a laptop in all bedrooms. iPads in both master bedrooms.