NewsJuly 20, 2019

Maldives icon Amilla Fushi scores a hat-rick at the World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards 2019

The iconic, Amilla Fushi has claimed a trio of prestigious accolades in the annual World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards. The winners were announced at a glitzy ceremony held at The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia on 5 July 2019.

Amilla Fushi’s signature overwater restaurant Feeling Koi was recognized as the Best Luxury Waterside Restaurant and Best Japanese Cuisine in the Indian Ocean, while the resort’s famed Javvu Spa was crowned the global winner for Best Luxury Jungle Resort Spa.


The World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards recognize and celebrate luxury restaurants and spas across the globe for their impeccable standards and memorable experiences; from the outstanding atmosphere to exceptional service and setting the basis for service industry standards around the globe. Votes are garnered from guests through various marketing channels taking many factors into account from location to design and facilities, showcasing the true value of service excellence.

Serving authentic modern Japanese cuisine in the most breathtaking surroundings, Amilla’s overwater Feeling Koi restaurant offers Latin-inspired laid-back izakaya-style dining which combines the Japanese gastropub concept with warm service and a sprinkling of signature Amilla appeal. The restaurant features Japanese-inspired minimalist design; a private open-air dining room and open deck seating on the water’s edge; an open kitchen; and a climate-controlled Sake library including Feeling Koi’s own private label collection.

The resort’s Javvu Spa is an idyllic haven of wellness where pampering leads to holistic health with leading brands such as Pure Massage, ila, Gentleman’s Tonic, QMS and Louise Galvin combining to create an integrated spa menu of world-class, results-driven treatments. 10 wooden treatment pods are complemented by an indoor/outdoor gym with all the latest high tech equipment, a dedicated nail bar, hair salon and yoga pavilion for group or private classes, as well as the resorts new nurturing dining destination, the Wellness Café.

Amilla Fushi, the luxury resort’s name translates to ‘My Island Home’. In the UNESCO-protected biosphere of Baa Atoll, the property is just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé or 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Airport. Hidden in the treetops. Amilla Fushi’s array of houses and residences offers privacy and seclusion, a world of blissful relaxation.