NewsMarch 21, 2020

Amilla Fushi Maldives Resort and Residences Temporarily Pauses Operations

Amilla Fushi Maldives Resort and Residences is temporarily ceasing operations – but is preparing to come back with a bang on July 1st, 2020!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maldives restricted entry to visitors from several countries to the tropical archipelago, while many countries advised their citizens not to travel. This resulted in a large drop in the number of arrivals to the Maldives and Amilla Fushi. As such, the Amilla Islanders has decided to make the difficult decision to pause operations – but decided to seize the opportunity to shake things up and come back with some thrilling new changes in a few months.


The avant-garde resort has garnered a reputation over the years for rolling out ground-breaking innovations. During the past six months, under the helm of new General Manager, Jason Kruse, and Sustainability Manager, Victoria Kruse, Amilla has pioneered a plethora of ground-breaking new concepts and enhanced its sustainability ethos to create an unparalleled conscious luxury experience. They include Wellness Your Way – the Maldives’ first truly comprehensive and fully integrated ‘eating lifestyles’ menus, catering to the demands of today’s luxury resort guests with delicious customizable keto, paleo, vegan, probiotic dishes. Jason is also overseeing the development and celebration of the resort’s proud Maldivian heritage, recognition of its enviable position in the biodiverse Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and enrichment of its highly-personalized, charismatic service.

The temporary suspension will allow the Islanders to work on even bigger and better innovations over the next few months. Other than essential maintenance works on the chic, minimalist Villas and Residences to polish Amilla’s renowned sparkle, they’ll be further developing the enticing F&B offerings under the leadership of Chef Mickaël Farina creating a fresh new look with landscaping to enhance the naturally lush island. However, the Amilla Islanders are keeping the biggest changes under wraps for the time being.

In the meantime, any guests currently staying on the island or coming to stay at a Residence will continue to be treated with Amilla’s signature charismatic service and adjusted hospitality which includes selected excursions and spa treatments for the duration of their stay at their Island Home. Please contact us directly if you like to escape in style with plenty of spaces to play, eat, drink and relax in our 4-8 bedroom Residences.

The Islanders would like to thank Amilla’s guests, industry partners, suppliers and everyone else they are involved with from the bottom of their hearts for their continued support during these unprecedented times. They are also extremely grateful for the support of their owners and their willingness to embrace the thrilling new plans for the future. Watch this space for the new Amilla brand!