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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Where is the Maldives?
The Maldives is a group of 1200 coral islands that are located in the Indian Ocean to the South and South -West of India and Sri Lanka, respectively. It is about 4 hours flying time from Singapore on the east and 5 hours flying time from the Gulf region on the west. 

See location map for Amilla here: http://www.amilla.mv/contact

How do I get to the Maldives?

The best way to travel to the Maldives is by Air travel. A number of flights both Scheduled and charter operate to the Maldives. 

Do I need a Visa to enter Maldives?
No, you do not need a Visa prior to entering the Maldives. All travelers are given a 30 day Visa upon arrival. To receive this, each traveler must present a passport (valid for at least 6 months), and a valid return air ticket to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter together with any visa required for that destination.

What is the weather like in Maldives?
Being located on the equator, the Maldives has a hot tropical climate, with plenty of sunshine and a high level of humidity. The temperature fluctuates between 24C to 30C. Maldives has two monsoons, the northeast monsoon occurring from November to April and is the dry and Sunny Season, while South west Monsoon from May to October is the Rainy season. Having said this, it is possible to get a number of Sunny days even during the rainy season, since the Maldivian rain spells last mostly around 3 to 4 days followed by a sunny period. 

What is the best time to visit Maldives?
The Maldives are lovely all year around but high season tends to be during November to April when there are clear skies and it is dry. The visibility for diving is also high during this period. However for surfers it is the opposite, since the south west monsoon brings in the best waves, with the largest waves occurring in July and August. Please note that in Baa Atoll surfing is not very common though.

How long does it take to get to Amilla from Male?
It takes just 30 minutes by seaplane or 20 minutes by domestic flight to Dharavandhoo airport then a short 10 minute speed boat ride to arrive at your island home.

Currency used on the islands?
The local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa. We accept US Dollars cash and all major credit cards.

Time Zone?
Amilla Fushi is two hours ahead of Male time and 7 Hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Providing an extra two hours of daylight each day so guests can get the most out of every day.

Languages Spoken?
The official languages spoken at Amilla Fushi are Dhivehi and English. However we have multi-lingual staff working here as well.

Is there a kid’s area at Amilla Fushi?
The Sultan’s Village Kids Club offers a range of outdoor and indoor activities for kids of all ages. At the Emperor Beach Club, teens can enjoy a game of billiards, table tennis, badminton or volleyball.

Do you provide a babysitting service?
Yes babysitting is available and free of charge.

Photography and Drone footage?
Due to privacy laws, it is prohibited to bring unmanned aerial systems or drones to the Island.
Drones can be left with TSMIC airport lounge & collected on departure if they are continuing to travel. Photography is allowed for personal use.

Is there a soccer pitch?
Yes Amilla Fushi has a soccer pitch for guests to play football. We often hold tournaments here too.

Is there Wifi available?
Yes Amilla Fushi has complementary wifi available around the resort as well as in all guest rooms.

Do you provide a laundry service?
Yes we do with 5 pieces complimentary per person per day. In general laundry service is available throughout your stay. Please place your laundry into the bag provided in your room together with the completed form and your room attendant will collect it. For an express service kindly dial housekeeping or alternatively inform your Kateebe/a. Please note that we do not provide dry cleaning services.

Do you provide room service?
Yes we provide home delivery 24/7.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes we do. On arrival, please discuss any dietary requirements or allergies you may have with our Kateebe/a. Our chefs can then prepare a menu based on your requirements.

Can I smoke anywhere in the resort?
You may smoke outside in designated areas but please note that all our homes are nonsmoking.

Can I drink the tap water?
The water from the taps is desalinated seawater and is perfectly safe for brushing your teeth. The water in the restaurant or bars is further filtered and ozone-treated and very safe to drink.

Can I fish in the house reef?
Please note there is no fishing allowed on the house reef. For fishing excursions, please contact your Kateebe/a or visit HUB. We also have a no fish or shark feeding policy.

Can I swim anywhere around the resort?
We would advise not to swim in front of your lagoon or ocean reef house when the sea is very rough as there may be a strong current. Please note that the maximum depth of the main swimming pool is 1.6 meters; diving is prohibited and children must be supervised at all times. Pool opening hours are 08:30am to 08:30pm.

Can I play tennis at Amilla?
Yes we have two flood lit tennis courts where guests can enjoy tennis games, private lessons with a Jim Courier Tennis Pro and often tournaments are held.

Doctor:
There is a resident doctor on the island. If required, transport assistance can be arranged through your Katheeb/a.