Villa Amina is located on a tiny less-than-one-kilometre-long jewel of an island. Amilla Fushi rises on the edge of the Baa Atoll, home to some of the richest waters in the Maldives. Parked outside is your own beach buggy and a fleet of bikes for exploring the island’s fabulous restaurants, spa and seemingly endless choice of land and water-based activities.
At the heart of this capacious, ultra-modern, two-storey residence is a massive living room that looks out over the beach and ocean. To each side is an open-plan glass-sided kitchen – one set up as a bar – behind which is a guest bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, and a single ensuite bedroom. Outside on the beachfront, a pair of 11-metre pools sweep between two raised sun decks, overlooking intimate clusters of garden seating and two large dining terraces connected by a wall of glass doors to the kitchens. On the second level, a huge open-sided lounge connects the two bedroom wings – each with its own staircase leading to a central study area, off which is an enormous sea-view master suite and, to the rear, two en suite guest bedrooms.
The villa’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.
Baa Atoll is an administrative division of the Maldives. It consists of three separate natural atolls, namely southern Maalhosmadulu Atoll, the Fasdūtherē Atoll and the smaller natural atoll known as Goifulhafehendhu Atoll