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  • Nat Frogley


Small Luxury Hotels of the World Considerate Collection member Amilla Maldives is overjoyed to announce its recognition at the prestigious Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024. The resort has been recognised in three of the publication’s reader-voted award categories.  


Best House Reef in the Maldives category  

The resort has been recognised among the top 10 resorts in the Best House Reef in the Maldives category for the second year in a row. At Amilla, guests are treated to an underwater paradise with the house reef accessed directly from over water pool villas, teeming with coral reefs and diverse marine life. Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of significant ecological importance to the Maldives, Amilla is devoted to the protection and preservation of its rich biodiversity.  


Best Resorts for Families category 

Amilla has also been voted in the top 10 Best Resorts for Families. Standing out for its family-friendly accommodation options and vast array of family activities, Amilla caters to families of all sizes with spacious 2-4-6-8-bedroom villas that feature large outdoor living areas and private pools. Offering a range of recreational options, including water sports, tennis, football camps, bicycles, outdoor cinema, art studio, craft classes, cooking classes, alchemy bar and the island’s kids club, the resort fosters a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for guests of all ages and abilities.   


Best General Managers in the Maldives  

Adding to these honours, Amilla General Manager, Narelle McDougall, has been named among the top five GMs in the Maldives. This recognition underscores her exceptional leadership, dedication, and innovative approach to hospitality.  


"We are honoured to receive these accolades from Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024," said Narelle. "These awards are a testament to the hard work and passion of our entire team. We are committed to enriching experiences that resonate with our guests, and these recognitions inspire us to continue pushing the boundaries of luxury travel."   


Amilla Maldives is also one of the five finalists within the Accessible Holidays Provider of the Year category of TTG’s Travel Industry Awards 2024. Championing inclusive travel, where attitude and mindset play a pivotal role in making guests feel comfortable, the team undergo regular training to ensure they curate personalised stays, remove physical barriers, and provide a diverse range of activities and an accessible island experience for all.  


Prices start from USD1,056 (approx. GBP834) per night in a Sunset Water Pool Villa on a B&B basis. For more information and to book, please visit 



About Amilla Maldives

Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Amilla Maldives is an enchanting island resort for couples, families, and groups of friends to relax and play. Fringed by white sand beaches and one of the Maldives’ best house reefs, the island’s 67 Pool Villas and Residences each offer private pools and are thoughtfully designed with indoor and outdoor living spaces. 

The Sultan’s Village kids club has plenty to entertain curious little ones, while activities such as kombucha-making, art, and painting classes ensure there is plenty to do for guests besides snorkelling and diving at world-class sites including Hanifaru Bay and the resort’s own famous Blue Hole.  

An EarthCheck silver-certified member of Small Luxury Hotels’ Considerate Collection, Amilla embodies a commitment to finding harmony between luxury and sustainability. 

Amidst the idyllic backdrop of the Maldives, the resort effortlessly intertwines the allure of an island getaway, the richness of Maldivian culture and lush natural surrounds. 

Amilla is deeply conscientious about its role in fostering a relationship with local communities. In this spirit, guests are proactively involved on the importance of sustainability and inclusivity initiatives. 

The resort’s thoughtfully crafted dietary lifestyle choice menus encompass vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb/keto and paleo. 

Voted winner of the “Responsible Hospitality Partner” Award at Forbes Travel Guide Summit in Las Vegas in February 2024, and named ‘Best International Venue’ in the Blue Badge Access Awards 2023 in recognition of a commitment to wellbeing, inclusivity and sustainability, Amilla is proud to be an IncluCare-certified resort and a member of the Conscious Travel Foundation, a global community of travel businesses on a positive impact journey. 

For further press information and images, please contact: Dara Soeharto (, Leanne Barton (, Nat Frogley ( or Flora Gandolfo ( at Frog & Wolf PR. 

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