MY ISLAND HOMES
Further south in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll, a half-hour seaplane jaunt from Malé International Airport, Amilla Fushi has reinvented the Maldivian resort with an Australian twist. Its name means ‘my island home’ in Dhivehi, and that’s just what you’ll find here.
Its two-bedroom Tree Houses are the first of their kind in the island nation, perched 12 metres above the ground, and perfect for families looking for a different perspective among the palm fronds. Beach Residences with four, six or eight bedrooms offer an ideal escape for larger tribes with all the comforts of ( a very lavish) home: full gourmet kitchens, spacious bathrooms, ocean-view pools and sundecks to while away the day, rounded off with a katheeb butler service and babysitting on standby.
The two Australian hoteliers behind Amilla – Chairman Michael Flynn and Director Tom McLoughlin aka the Island Chief – have a sophisticated understanding of how their compatriots and families like to travel. As well as crafting experiences parents and children can enjoy together – the house reef is home to a wealth of marine life – the complimentary kids’ club gets little ones exploring the island and meeting