Things to do
Amilla guests have a seemingly limitless choice of water sports at their fingertips. Skim the lagoon surface on a windsurfer, wakeboard or monoski. Jetski to a deserted sandbank and parasail towards the sky. Hold tight on a ‘ ‘high roller’, and snorkel behind a Seabob. Trim the sails of a catamaran or dip the oar in a kayak. Or just charter a captained speedboat or traditional dhoni for a private tour of the atoll isles. Enjoy such water sports solo, with friends, or in the company of one of the recreational team who are also happy to share their passion with enthusiasts.
Perched on the end of the jetty is HUB – Home of the Underwater Biosphere, created in partnership with luxury dive pioneers Dive Butler International. Amilla’s dive epicentre is home to a 15-strong international team of marine conservationists and dive professionals (who speak a dozen languages between them). The warm crystal-clear waters of the Baa Atoll biosphere offers exceptional diving that will appeal to novices as well as experienced divers. Here you can book a private personal scuba guide or join a group to dive one of 30 sites in the atoll. A wide range of SSI-certified courses is on offer, including specialty courses taught by seasoned professionals in partnership with Dive Butler.
H.U.B. (Home of the Underwater Biossphere) runs a busy programme of weekly excursions designed to stimulate interest in this unique marine environment. Sunrise fishing, dolphin watching, sandbank visits, turtle safari, manta snorkelling, full moon cruise, speedboat stargazing – there’s an excursion to engage every age, day and night.
Tennis managed by Lux Tennis
Take advantage of Amilla’s two floodlit hard tennis courts and enjoy a game with family and friends in this idyllic island setting. It’s the ideal time to invest in private or group lessons as well as sparring-partner session with our tennis professionals.
The Emperor Beach Club
The Emperor Beach Club is Amilla’s recreational epicentre and a magnet for all manner of activities. There’s table tennis and pool tables in the shade of a thatched pavilion, a badminton court, beach volleyball court, mini futsal and a football stadium in the island’s centre. Frisbee and Pétanque make for casual beach games and giant chess becomes contemplatively competitive in the forest shade. The arts & crafts studio lets budding artists explore their creativity, and an acclaimed artist-in-residence programme gives guests the chance to have private lessons with well-known painters from around the world.
Within the clubhouse is a library with good selection of reading material, an iMac, arcade games and a billiards table. A jukebox provides an alternative to the resident DJ spinning island-smooth beats from his own beachside cabana outside. Equally popular are alfresco movie nights, with beanbags on the sand and popcorn under the stars.
The Sultan’s Village Kids Club
It might be difficult to tear kids away from the Sultan’s Village Kids Club. This delightful space has a playground and shallow wading pool in its own fenced sand garden, as well as a clubhouse overflowing with toys, books and games. The cheery team deserves accolades for their inventive schedule of activities, from round-the-island pirate treasure hunts to make-your-own-pizza to snorkelling trips in the company of our marine biologist sporting shimmering mermaid fishtail.
Childcare service is available at small additional cost on guest account, whether at the Kids Club or for in-villa babysitting. There’s no age limit here – though tweens and teens, while always welcome, may prefer the sports and recreational facilities of the Empire Beach Club.
Shutterfish Photography Studio
We encourage you to be present for every magical moment at Amilla Fushi – and we’ll help you capture those precious memories too. After advising guests what to wear, the resident Shutterfish photographer will take you to some of the island’s most scenic spots and shoot away against the stunning tropical scenery. A day later you’re invited to the studio for a viewing and to make your selection. And if you love them all, you can acquire a digital and print package and pack them all!
Amilla Yacht Club
Amilla Fushi’s place on the international superyacht circuit has been firmly anchored with the opening of the Amilla Yacht Club.
The club and its marina facilities allow for refuelling, provisioning, maintenance and repairs, while yacht owners and their guests take some shore leave. Three berths are available in the marina for yachts up to 20 metres and larger yachts are welcome to anchor outside the reef. Membership benefits include access to facilities and discounted rates for accommodation, dining, excursions and watersports at both Amilla Fushi and sister resort Finolhu.
Membership of Amilla Yacht Club is by invitation only. Discretionary membership is also extended on a complimentary basis to guests booking a pre-purchased credit stay of seven nights at Amilla Fushi or 10 nights at sister resort Finolhu.
Amilla has created a bedroom under the stars. Amilla glamping is taken to new levels. Located on a secluded area amongst the jungle foliage, luxurious, waterproof and climate-controlled inflatable pods lets you immerse with nature. This chic and hip experience includes access to well-appointed bathrooms, showers, plunge pool and steam room.