The Small Maldives Island Co (TSMIC) has announced the sale of Ifuru Resort, nestled in Raa Atoll, a secluded enclave in the north of Maldives that comes with its own operational airport. The sale also includes a virgin island, Funadhoo.
With a lease period of 50 years, this enticing property encompasses a spacious land area of 56.52 hectares. This resort offers an excellent return on investment; particularly due to the unique efficiencies offered by an airport being located on the same island.
“Whilst we have paused our operations, our sales and marketing team have been busy pivoting our business and now we are selling Residences at Amilla. Along with selling a brand new Maldives island resort with its own airport called Ifuru Resort in Raa Atoll Maldives,” said General Manager of Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences, Jason Kruse.
The villas have been positioned for optimum views and privacy on a 7.5 hectare swathe of the island. With a total of 150 villas, they comprise of six Twin Villas, 100 Duplex Villas, 35 Beach Villas and nine Beach Villas with Pool. This creates a maximum bed capacity of 300.
With several beautifully-designed dining venues there is ample room for guests to relax and enjoy the food and beverage offerings in a range of locations. The all-day dining restaurant has a capacity of 215 guests, while the main bar can accommodate up to 72 guests for drinks and snacks. The grill restaurant seats up to 54 guests; the pool bar/area holds 124 guests; specialty Asian restaurant and wine-tasting area holds up to 68 guests and the sunset bar can seat up to 44 guests.
The public area consists of the main restaurants and kitchen, bar, buffet area, disco, restrooms, speciality restaurant with kitchen, main pool, reception, boutique, additional restrooms, arrival pavilion, buggy station, spa with two steam and sauna rooms plus eight treatment rooms, tennis court, badminton court, recreation centre, clinic (with the Doctor’s accommodation), fully-equipped gym, kids club, dive centre and water-sports centre.
On the other side of the island lies the back of house area. It features staff accommodation made up of eight buildings, containing 16 rooms. This equates to a total of 128 rooms and a maximum staff bed capacity of 400. The staff area also features 28 HOD accommodation rooms, eight executive apartments, a staff canteen, staff recreation area with gym, a staff shop and social/meeting hall, administration building, fully-equipped laundry, boiler rooms, maintenance building (with bottling plant area), cold storage and stores as well as a power house and RO plants.
Heat recovery system (upgradable), seawater cooling system, acoustic design for 65dB outside power house, SWRO 250 tons / 24 hours × 2 nos, water storage of 330 tons × 2 no, fire pump house with fire hydrant system (plus fire alarm system across entire hotel), STP : MBBR Plant 250 tons / 24 hour processing plant, water pump hose, fuel pump houses (dispensers installed; fuel storage 140 tons for diesel/6000L petrol), housekeeping huts × 4 nos have also been installed.
The infrastructure comprising of the power house, desalination building, fuel tank and water tanks have also been completed.
Each of the beautiful Twin Villas offer a total floor area of 250 square metres, including the spacious pool, which measures 19.7 square metres, plus twin courtyards. The Twin Villas are the highest category of rooms on the island and are particularly suitable for for families, groups of friends or anyone seeking optimum space.
Every one of the delightful Beach Villas is an individual unit of 84 square metres scattered along the shoreline. They offer sea views, direct access to the beach and feature an open-air bathroom courtyard with shower.
The Beach Villas with Pool are also individual units; each offering a private pool, direct and easy beach access and open-air bathroom courtyard with shower. They cover an impressive total floor area (including the pool) of 113 square metres.
The Duplex Villas have an area of 58 square metres and the main difference between them and the Beach Villas is that they do not have a bathtub nor an open-air bathroom courtyard. In total, the Duplexes encompass 267 square metres (ground floor, first floor, communal staircase and service area). Access to the ground floor units is discreetly from the side, and access to the first floor units is from the back, via the communal staircase.
Ifuru Airport has been operating since 2015, and is currently managed by Island Aviation Services, which owns the country’s flagship carrier.
The virgin island of Funadhoo is located in the adjacent Baa atoll – the north of the Maldives. It is 110km away from capital Male and takes 25-30 minutes to reach by seaplane, 20-25 minutes by a domestic flight and 3 hours by speedboat.