We have all seen photos of overwater villas and wished to visit one
When I was a teenager, I would see some pictures in fashion magazines of unrealistic blue waters around little islands, perfect white sand and amazing purple sunsets. I was born in Russia and it has a gorgeous unique nature, but colours are different.
Even when I moved to the most picturesque country – New Zealand and my eyes got used to bright tropical colours, It’s still can’t compete with the unreal colours of The Maldives islands!
The Maldives experience starts from the sky, as you watch from the airplane window the amazing turquoise coloured water surrounding small islands and lagoons.
My first visit to Maldives islands was a romantic getaway with my husband before we got married. It was one of those “two of us escaping the world” periods and Amilla Fushi was a perfect place for it!
I remember it was a very windy day and our seaplane trip that takes you to your island got cancelled, we had to take a local flight instead and then catch a speedboat. As soon as you step out of the boat you get greeted by resort’s friendly staff with delicious cocktails and smiliest faces. We were straight away introduced to our personal butler who would be taking care of us during our stay. I remember thinking to myself ”pinch me, I’m dreaming! Is this really happening to me?”
We stayed in one of the overwater ocean reef villas. For a couple like us, this villa was a perfect private spot to enjoy each other’s company and breathtaking views of The Maldives Luxury designs, a wide sunny deck overlooking the water, private pool and an amazing room service! What a dream!
Thebiggest bed I have ever seen!
Our room was getting thoroughly cleaned twice a day plus you will always get nice complimentary things like bottled water or even cute greeting message on the bed put together from the fresh flowers.
On the first night, we were so tired that we just stayed in and enjoyed resting on our gigantic super comfortable bed.
Since then I’ve been to many other hotels and still haven’t seen a bed this big. I feel like I need a lot of space when I sleep, so this bed will always be my dream bed!
You can talk a lot about the natural Beauty of The Maldives but there’s more to the place than just looks. People who work there are very nice people. When I say very nice I genuinely mean it! I’ve been to the Maldives a couple times now and I want to tell you they have the most professional and caring staff working at their resorts.
Things I’d recommend to do at Amilla Fushi?
Me and my husband like to do spa packages for couples at any resorts/spas we visit for an ultimate experience. Javvu SPA is a beautifully designed spa with a holistic approach. We chose a “love duet” package that started with a body scrub, back massage followed by facial. At the end, we were complimented with a delicious cup of tea. Even though my husband is not a tea lover like me, he noticed the great taste! Closer to the final day I treated myself to a signature facial. My beauty therapist was from France and she introduced me to the QMSMedicometics skincare brand where I discover for myself my favourite Exfoliant Fluid made of fruit acids and enzymes. This peel dissolves the dead skin cells and stimulates new cell production at the same time soothing the skin all thanks to anti-irritation complex in it. As a result, your pores are refined, skin texture is improved and skin looks younger.Good stuff!
Swim with manta rays!
You can request a snorkelling trip to see and swim with huge manta rays and whale sharks. I have always been scared of deep water but even that didn’t stop me. The experience was unforgettable! I was scared to death and amazed at the same time!???? For me, it was the most extreme thing I’ve ever done and it’s totally worth it!
Literally, get stranded on a deserted island!
Take a boat to a private deserted island for a romantic picnic. If you have something to celebrate or just like to experience what it’s like to be the only people on the Maldivian shore than this activity is for you! Plus you get to make some amazing photos!
Forget what day it is and immerse yourself in the luxury
Lay back on the comfortable sits and enjoy good food and beautiful music at the beach bar. Those relaxing moments are priceless after a big day at the beach. It’s just a perfect spot to relax and count your blessings! Enjoy a different restaurant for every meal depending on what you feel like.