4 bedroom villa residences
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. Here, 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.
The great villa residences
Forming The Great Beach Villa Residence’s social heart is an absolutely enormous air-conditioned living and dining lounge, with spectacular sea views through glass sliding doors that open across the room’s full width onto the sandy garden. Clusters of seating are artfully arranged across a sea of geometric tiles that helps define this airy space, and two teakwood tables are the focus for fine dining in air-conditioned comfort. Huge pots, sculptural ceramics in organic shapes, a neutral sand-and-aqua palette and a wealth of natural materials emphasise the laid-back island vibe.
Above is the open-sided majilis – a spacious lounge, cooled by overhead fans and sea breezes, with sensational ocean views. This is the place to chill, work out on the gym equipment, or thrash your friends at table tennis and pool. This super-sized playroom provides a pretty cool hangout for teens, and is also a great spot for sunset cocktails.
Open to the garden-level living area is a well-equipped air-conditioned kitchen, with myriad equipment including wine fridge, range cooker, and pro coffee maker. This is where your katheeb prepares delicious breakfasts, or you can perch on a stool at the marble-topped counter and admire the culinary skills of the Amilla chefs as a gourmet dinner is created before your eyes.
In the bar on the other side of the lounge the Laurent Perrier is chilling in the wine fridge, just waiting for you.
The Great Beach Villa Residence’s outdoor living space is framed by two 11 x 5-metre infinity swimming pools right on the beach edge, flanked by raised poolside sun decks furnished with love seats. On either side of the garden is an open-sided dining deck where eight comfy director’s chairs surround a teakwood table, giving a choice of eating areas – breakfast on one side, lunch on the other; or perhaps separate zones for adults and kids. Elsewhere in the beach garden, clusters of sunbeds and casual seating provide alternative spots for relaxation.
The Amilla villa estate
A feature of the Amilla Villa Estate is the prodigious number of sea-vista living zones – from air-conditioned entertainment areas that can host a full house to cosy away-from-the-crowd corners. All garden level living areas open onto the pool deck; the sliding glass doors can be left open for fan-assisted tropical living, or closed for air-conditioned comfort.
With three walls of glass opening onto the pool deck, the living lounge is flooded with natural light. A creamy colour palette, sheer curtains, elegant sofas and designer leather chairs create a calming oasis at the very heart of the villa. Those wanting less peace and quiet can fill the space with music courtesy the multi-zone Marantz sound system, or settle into a movie on the 60-inch TV with satellite channels and DVD player.
In the dining room, ten upholstered chairs gather around a teakwood table opposite a well-stocked service bar – the perfect spot for a formal dinner in air-conditioned comfort. For casual snacking there’s a breakfast counter within the large semi-open-plan kitchen – exceptionally well equipped with countless culinary gadgets including wine fridge and Nespresso coffee maker.
Teens and kids may well gravitate to the cinema and games rooms, conveniently sited a hop and skip from the pool. PlayStation 4 and diverse board games will keep them occupied, and there’s no need to argue over the choice of movie as there’s a large screen TV and DVD player in both.
Four walls of white plantation shutters filter the bright tropical light into the library/study; with its iMac and printer, plus a small selection of books, this restful space will appeal to kids of all ages. Arguably more relaxing is the spa room with twin massage tables, separate sauna/steam room, and beach-edge air-conditioned gym with Life fitness equipment including state-of-the-art running machine, G7 workout machine, weights and bench.
The focus of the Amilla Villa Estate is the huge 20 x 8-metre lagoon-style pool, set in a teakwood deck that spans the full width of the villa. Here, loungers are sunk into a shallow section for the ultimate chilled sunbathing experience. Eight more sun loungers lie on the beach of powdery white sand in front of the pool, and hammocks sway among the palms. To one side is the sea-breeze-cooled outdoor dining lounge and bar – designed for supine siestas sprawled on the modular sofa, and elegant dinners in the glow of candlelight.
On the other side of the garden, a jacuzzi set into the beachfront deck promises warm bubbly dips under a canopy of stars, perhaps after a rooftop sundowner cocooned in a loveseat on the sunset deck/cocktail lounge.
For private alfresco living, the six bedrooms offer quiet areas of relaxation on sea-view balconies and decks.