Message from the Resort Manager
When we think of July, that definitely rings a bell for the Baa Atoll Summer Festival season!
I proudly recognise the joint effort of everyone involved to make this special annual event, a huge success!
This year from 8th – 22nd July 2019, mostly of our islanders and great leaders were unstoppable in winning the hearts of our nearby resorts including its guests for this event. Few resorts invited their guests and players to witness the volleyball matches played at our home volleyball court at Emperor Beach Club.
As a hosting resort, we made sure everything was perfect as per guests and players expectations. Welcome drinks and refreshments were passionately prepared by our F&B and culinary team whilst Leaders’ presence during these days were highly regarded to welcome everyone.
During the month of July, a good number of training sessions were conducted for the development of our Islanders, with great attendance and participation. Indeed, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Learning and Development Department for their tireless effort in delivering these beneficial modules and tools for our islander’s efficiency. We also launched the long awaited HR system, ‘Fusion’ which was very well embraced by all our leaders. We can now say Goodbye to all the paperwork load!
Talking about amazing leaders, it was with great sadness to see our Chairman Mr. Michael Flynn waved his goodbye to Amilla Islanders on 2nd July 2019. We wish him lots of love and good health.
Similarly, we also witnessed Brinda, the Communications Director taking up new challenges at a different shore in the Maldives, hence we all joined our hearts to wish her success in her new endeavours.
As we turn the page into the next chapter, I gladly introduce Immanuvel who recently joined us as Director of Engineering, whom we warmly welcomed to our Amilla Family on 17th July 2019.
May we continually support and respect each other as we grow together as one community on our Island Home!
Baa Atoll Summer Festival
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Chef Nishantha and his team have come together to celebrate the second Baa Atoll Summer Festival with a bang! From 8th to 22nd July 2019, twelve resorts have poured out their best for an island-hopping extravaganza in which guests can embark on a unique dine-around voyage.
Feeling Koi, our award winning fine dining Japanese restaurant was featured to showcase the best that it has to offer and have a taste of our exquisite food. We offered a Japanese set menu to all the guests who came to join us on this event.
World Chocolate Day
On Sunday 7th July 2019, we celebrated the World Chocolate Day in Fresh and Emperor Beach Club (EBC) to delight our notable guests on this occasion.
Chocolate fountain was placed in the buffet station in FRESH from 8am to 11am and in EBC from 1pm to 3pm.
In addition, we also offered a “Coffee with Chocolate Doughnut” in EBC from 3pm to 5pm (a la carte style) for every coffee order.
Maldives Independence Day
In commemoration of the 54 Independence Day of Maldives on Friday, 26th July 2019, we arranged a special Twilight Affair with Maldivian theme on the Baazaar Beachfront from 7:30pm to 8:30pm with Boduberu to perform a traditional Maldivian dance to entertain our guests.
A special dinner was set at Wok restaurant with the theme of Maldivian Night (family style concept) with an ambiance of Maldivian culture.
Feeling Koi Baa Atoll Menu
Newly Revised Breakfast A la Carte Menu Presentation
New Gusto of Barolo Menu
New Daily Rotation of Canapes
New Turndown, Arrival and Fruit Amenities
New Skyhouse with Bubble Menu
New H.U.B. Excursion Amenities
Sunset Cruise, Dolphin Cruise, Luxury Sunset, Turtle Safari, Blue Hole Snorkelling etc…
New Fish & Chips Menu Training with F&B Service team & Katheebs | Facilitated by Chef Nishantha
Daily Training in each outlet for the month of July
During the month of July, we had a massive island cleaning project that was extended over few days focusing on particular areas of the island. To drive this event, a Leader was assigned to a specific area from 10am to 5pm.
It was really a successful initiative when we look at the amount of garbage that was retrieved.
We thank all the Islanders who participated in this activity and look forward for a good participation for the August schedule. A practice that should be renewed and maintained to show our concern for the environment and to keep our Island Home clean and tidy.
MALDIVES’ BAA ATOLL SUMMER FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2019
12 RESORTS ‘RAISE THE BAA’ ONCE AGAIN WITH ISLAND-HOPPING CULINARY CORNUCOPIA
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, fellow Baa Atoll resorts are once again teamed up to host the second edition of the ‘Baa Atoll Summer Festival’. From 8-21 July 2019, 12 resorts came together for an island-hopping extravaganza in which guests embarked on a unique dine-around voyage encompassing Amilla Fushi, Anantara Kihavah, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Dreamland, Dusit Thani Maldives,Finolhu, Four Seasons Landaa, Reethi Beach, Royal Island, Soneva Fushi, The Westin Maldives and Vakkaru Maldives. Over a series of dedicated nights, the Summer Festival showcased the best each resort has to offer in the culinary scene, reaffirming Baa Atoll’s reputation as a must-visit summer destination of distinction.
Officially commenced on Monday, 8 July with a series of exclusive Sunset Cocktail events for guests, the Baa Atoll Summer Festival saw each participating resort welcoming their neighbours’ guests for a special set menu dinner in their featured dining restaurant on designated nights over two consecutive weeks. Each resort showcased its own dining scene via a 3-course set menu priced at $120++ per person including a glass of wine, with special children’s menus also available. Complimentary inter-island transportation was organised by the participating resorts on the featured night. Special arrangements also made on request for those who wish to repeat their experience in a specific resort at $25++ per person for shared boat transfers.
Each resort also offered an action-packed calendar of activities to keep the entire family entertained throughout the festival fortnight, from beach activities, conservation events, water experiences and more. This year, we saw the introduction of a round-robin inter-resort Beach Volleyball Tournament between staff and guests, as well as a Full Moon Island Clean-up Day. Finally, on Monday 22 July, the festival closing ceremony showed the unity of 12 Resorts whereby everyone came together for a day of fun in the sun on a sandbank at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; with a beach party for the guests, round-robin volleyball final match and the show-stopping Catamaran Regatta competition.
Watch highlights from the 2018 Baa Atoll Summer Festival here
#SummerFestival #DineAroundinBaa #TourDeBaa #ItsBetterInBaa #DineAround
After the busy season and Ramadan, we had interesting sports scheduled in July. One of the ways of keeping good relationship with our Atoll resorts, we welcomed Anantara Kihavah team on the 3 July 2019 for a friendly cricket match. The match ended up with a score of 93/6 in favour of Anatara Kihavah and 83/6 for Amilla Fushi
Fishing Trip has become our monthly tradition. We had our July fishing trip on the 8th July followed by the usual barbecue.
Friendly Football Match
Several friendly football matches were organised during the month of July within the resort to get our team ready for the upcoming Baa Atoll Inter-Resort Football competition. We welcomed Kendhoo Team on 4 July for a match with a score of 3 – 2 in favour of Amilla Fushi. Also, our team went to play against Naifaru team on 6 July 2019 with a score of 8 – 1 in favour of Naifaru.
Visiting Hero Jang at Javvu Spa
During her residency, Jang has offered to provide our therapists with training in Chi Nei Tsang and Foot Reflexology to bring additional knowledge and skills to the team!
Originally from Thailand, Jang has been working in the spa industry as holistic practitioner, for over 19 years and has worked in numerous five star wellness resorts such as Kamalaya Thailand. Soneva Kiri Six Senses Thailand, Jumeirah resorts Maldives, One & Only resorts Australia… She has joined Amilla on 10th July for a one month residency in collaboration with the Spa.
She brings to Amilla and Javvu Spa her passion about training and teaching in wellness and yoga therapies as well as using her knowledge in aligning the body and mind back into balance to help guests find e renewed harmony and healthy energy flow.
She specializes in Chi Nei Tsang (deep abdominal massage with great detox benefits), “Body Alignment” Yoga and massage to restore balance, and healing treatments with crystal bowls and reiki.
On 26th July 2019, we celebrated the 54th anniversary of Maldives Independence day at the resort.
To mark the event, a special lunch was organised followed by a combine celebration with our monthly Jalsa.
We had a nicely decorated stage with Maldivian theme and Boduberu performance.
Jalsa – June 2019 Awards and Recognition
Rock Star Winner – Ahmed Zareer (Housekeeping Coordinator)
Zareer known as Zara has been working for Amilla Fushi for more than three years in several positions such as house attendant, minibar attendant and present as housekeeping coordinator, who also shows a sincere interest in employees and the solutions to their problems. He initiates and executes creative ideas such as taking full responsibility of department coordination dispatch together with relative departments. Throughout the time he has been counted as one of the valued member in the team who always demonstrate positive can do attitude towards the supervision and team. Zara can be reliable on his job responsibility at all the time with less supervision. He can display strong analytical skills, always be counted and is accountable.
Super Hero Winner – Mohamed Ikurim Ibrahim (Security Supervisor)
Mohamed Ikurim is one of the matured and experienced islander in Amilla Security team. He is always punctual and hardworking islander of security team. He shows a great self-motivation and handles responsibilities without any complains and shows respect to other islanders and to his superiors. On day to day operation he is one of the motivated and key team member of our security department and in the absence of Security Manager he takes the full responsibility of a manager and runs the department with confidence and work production is outstanding. In the month of June when Manager was on leave Ikurim was the key element of the department, we appreciate his effort and hardworking.