Atmosphere Kanifushi

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Offering a unique premium all inclusive package, the sun-kissed Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is an exceptional resort. It promises unlimited cocktails and mocktails, premium brand drinks and a choice of dining, with a complimentary fine dining experience at The Sunset every week. From the minute you’re personally met at Malé International Airport by the Atmosphere Team, you’re taken care of. Nothing is too much trouble, whether it’s filling your mini-bar twice a day, taking you on complimentary snorkelling adventures or packing your children's day with endless fun. And your spacious, detached villa or suite provides ample private space to relax and leads directly on to the white sands and turquoise lagoon. One of the largest resort islands in the Maldives, this 2km-long paradise features a swimming pool at each end to give you sunrise and sunset views as you swim — grab a bike and cycle between the two!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the Lhaviyani Atoll, along a large natural coral reef. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 30 minutes by seaplane.Please note: Sea plane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé fit with this schedule.

Hotel information

132 detached villas and suites. All with direct access to the beach and lagoon beyond, whirlpool bathtub, private outdoor area, ceiling fan, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, WiFi access, DVD player, 32" flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. Sunset Beach Villas are 100 sq m and have 1 king-size bed and either an over-sized day bed or 2 rollaway beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Platinum Plus All Inclusive of: breakfast lunch and dinner at The Spice - main buffet restaurant with live cooking stations, theme nights and grill. A selection of snacks at The Liquid & Sunset Pool bar. A la carte lunch menu available at the Sunset Pool Bar and lunch or dinner available at Just Veg vegetarian restaurant (pre-booking required). One à la carte fine dining experience per week at the speciality restaurant The Sunset (dinner only, pre-booking required). Premium brand spirits, beers & liqueurs at The Spice, The Liquid, The Sunset & Just Veg, unlimited cocktails, mocktails, signature drinks, juices, soft drinks, mineral water and selection of teas and coffees, plus a wide selection of premium wines. Activities include nightly DJ, one sunset fishing trip per stay (weather permitting), one excursion per stay from a selection (sunset cruise or visits to a choice of local islands to enjoy the nature and local culture, all weather permitting), organised activities at The Kids Club, access to The Club House sports and recreation centre, floodlit tennis court, gym, outdoor & indoor activities. Non-motorised water sports (windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, paddleboarding), unlimited snorkelling excursions (two trips per day, weather permitting). Plus in-villa mini-bar with beer, wine, soft drinks & selection of snacks (replenished twice daily). 50% discount on one couples massage from a selection. 20% discount on first two regular dives (PADI certificate required).

Please note: Platinum Plus All Inclusive will cease at 11:00am on your day of departure. 

Sunset Junior Suites feature a larger living space with natural wood and stone flooring, open-air bathrooms and private outdoor areas. These villas have 1 king-size bed and over-sized day bed or 2 rollaway beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. Additional benefits for Sunset Junior Suites include direct check-in at your suite, welcome bottle of sparkling wine and canapés, daily exotic fruit basket, additional two bottles of preferred alcohol brands of your choice and two bottles of wine (1 white and 1 red, refilled daily), from the Platinum Plus menu. 

Sunset Pool Villas have an expansive outdoor area with private pool and direct pool access, with 1 king-size bed and over-sized day bed or two rollaway beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. Additional benefits for Sunset Pool Villas include direct check-in at your villa, welcome bottle of Champagne and canapés, daily exotic fruit basket, additional two bottles of preferred alcohol brands of your choice and two bottles of wine (1 white and 1 red, refilled daily), from the Platinum Plus menu. Plus butler service (four butlers per 10 villas), dedicated buggy service for each villa segment, optional early morning muffin service with tea/coffee (until 8:00am), optional à la carte breakfast at the Sunset Bar (7:30–9:30 am) and complimentary dining at The Sunset specialty restaurant.

Sunset Family Villas offer extra indoor and outdoor space and are located closer to the sports complex and kids's club, with 1 king-size bed and over-sized day bed or 2 rollaway beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 4 children.

  • Early Booking Offer: Book 60 days prior to arrival and save up to 15% on your accommodation costs. Valid for stays between 01 Nov '19–31 Oct '20. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Honeymooners: Additional benefits available. Please contact us for more details and for terms and conditions.

  • Early booking bonus: Book 60 days prior to arrival and save 15% on your accommodation costs. Valid for stays 01 Nov '19 - 31 Oct '20

    Offers may not be combinable. Terms and conditions apply

The Spice (buffet and grill, live action stations, theme nights, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Teppanyaki Grill* (open for dinner), Just Veg (Mediterranean, Indian and Arabic vegetarian dishes, open for lunch and dinner), The Liquid (near main pool, snacks and finger food), The Sunset Pool Bar (à la carte lunches), and The Sunset (fine Asian and Mediterranean fusion). 50-metre swimming pool overlooking sea. Adults-only pool. Akiri Spa by Mandara*. Sunset fishing*. The Club House (tennis court, full gym, recreation centre for activities from Dhivehi language classes to cocktail making, and table tennis, subject to change). Dive & Sail (non-motorised water sports). Snorkelling (complimentary equipment and 2 excursions per day, weather permitting). The Kids’ Club. Various seasonal activities. Excursions*. Morning Yoga. Nightly music and DJ. Babysitting service*. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Nov 13, 2019 T0NYJ_13 Broadstairs, United Kingdom

I have left writing this review for two weeks so that it is more of a colder look than if we had returned yesterday. Us .... We are an older couple, been to the Maldives 25+ times on various islands of different sizes and stars. So we have a reasonable idea of what to expect in the Maldives. Atmosphere Kanifushi ... A long island that needs… Read more
I have left writing this review for two weeks so that it is more of a colder look than if we had returned yesterday. Us .... We are an older couple, been to the Maldives 25+ times on various islands of different sizes and stars. So we have a reasonable idea of what to expect in the Maldives. Atmosphere Kanifushi ... A long island that needs and has got transport to get from one end to the other. With plenty of natural beauty, from bird life to flora and fauna. The long,wide white beach is all north westerly facing and is great for swimming . The Landscape crew clean the sand of all debris at least once a day. The sun is over the beach all day. Sunsets over the end of the island.. Once the water villas are built then the actual sun setting will not be seen whilst on the beach. No real problem, take the sunset cruise. The Staff.... Here we are limited to the people we met (staff-wise). ALL the staff we had around us were friendly,courteous, polite and even Interactive when time permitted. Carlton has his team running like a well oiled machine, even willing to step in to help-out when needed. Because of their holiday commitments we had two butlers. Nasru and Mahay.Both were good, nothing too much.We asked they made sure. Asked for hedge trimming around our pool and the landscapers trimmed our bush straight away. Asked for ice, ice box filled every day. Asked for mosi fogging, done. We asked they sorted everything. Well done lads/ Our large pool villas 309/310 were both clean and cleaned to a high standard. Shower gel,hair shampoo and conditioner all supplied. Mini bar filled twice a day to the highest spec,Tea fresh coffee ,biscuits, nuts and chocolate .Red and white bottled wine, beers,tonic,7 up, orange juice, etc .....,Bombay gin, Grey Goose vodka all supplied. Room, a bit tired but large with plenty of space for all clothing and other stuff that we all take with us on holiday. The reason we had two villa's was because we changed from 309 to 310. Carlton asked us how our holiday was going and we mentioned that the two small children, both under three next door were screaming and shouting at all times, He got on mobile straight away and we then moved up to 310. Don't ask you don't get.If they don't know there is an issue then it can't get sorted. Restaurant... We only ate in the Sunset every night. Although the meals could have been repetitive, they wasn't because of Bhupesh. (nice man) He looked after us for the whole three weeks. We never looked at the menu after the first evening. Starter and main course not repeated at all.Every one a winner. (Don't ask, you don't get). A well run setup. Thanks to Pankaj. The lunch time meals at the adults pool area are repetitive. a choice every day on a seven day turnaround, should have been on a two week cycle. Night time was a bit quiet with little atmosphere . For example at the Liquid bar on Halloween, around 10 pm there was seven people in the dance area ,,,, us two,, four children and the DJ.... Dr and medicine all in cost. Fins and mask in cost. Nothing is to much trouble, apart from to many children. Our problem, not theirs. All inc. Plus. great for us. Return ....................................................yes. Anymore info wanted just ask. Us. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating AMAZING 3RD STAY!

Nov 13, 2019 LiveforTravel1 Essex, United Kingdom

We were here for the last 2 weeks in October and had, yet again, another marvellous holiday! Apart from the beautiful scenery, fabulous weather, fantastic food and great facilities, it is the amazing staff who really make us want to keep returning here. They all do such a fantastic job of looking after the guests and are such a genuinely happy and… Read more
We were here for the last 2 weeks in October and had, yet again, another marvellous holiday! Apart from the beautiful scenery, fabulous weather, fantastic food and great facilities, it is the amazing staff who really make us want to keep returning here. They all do such a fantastic job of looking after the guests and are such a genuinely happy and friendly bunch of people. A huge thank you and well done to all of them! Loved all our meals in the Restaurants, only one we have yet to try is the Sri Lankan Street Food. Great Show and food in Teppanyaki, not included in the AI package, but worth it for the experience. We had a Balinese couples massage, which was sooooo relaxing, my husband even snored a couple of times. Arranged private fishing trips which were very well organised and could be easily rescheduled if the weather made it too rough. Just a suggestion, but please can you reinstate the voluntary Staff Tip Box which used to be in the reception area. We personally like to tip certain individuals for their great service, but also like to make a general contribution for all the ‘unseen’ staff, who work just as hard! The box was a great way we could do this on previous visits. Special mentions also (apologies for any spelling mistakes): Sajeev, (F&B Assistant Manager) who again went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect for us. Any little thing was dealt with immediately and he checked on us daily with his usual easy manner and sunny smile. He seems to know what we need before we do ourselves! (Greg still has his own name tag until the next visit, Sajeev)! Ramon, F&B Manager, runs a great team! Deva, the extremely talented Head Chef in the Sunset Restaurant, who prepared many special meals for us and presented such beautiful looking dishes, which tasted amazing. Susitha, who cooked our our private beach bbq, a lovely meal and romantic atmosphere. Carlton, Resort Manager, such a lovely person, who was here, there and everywhere, chatting to guests and making sure everyone was enjoying their stay. He has a fantastic relationship with his staff, which is very apparent to all. A top class Manager. Also he was ‘Mr. Cool’ with his mirror shades and bike 😎! Gomez, makes the most amazing cocktails in Sunset, he works hard juggling so many drink orders. Jaiz, Front Office Manager, who arranged private fishing trips. Maxi, Assistant Front Office Manager, who arranged fishing trips for Greg and as always was so helpful. Inthi, Front Office Team Leader, who covered for Sim when she was poorly, and organised a wonderful private beach bbq for us. Sim, our guest relation officer, who did a great job for us, very easygoing and lovely to talk to. In Liquid bar, Hem, makes great cocktails. Spice Restaurant: Ambika, front of restaurant, our beautiful princess! Waiters Ibaadh, Emaaz (congratulations on being selected as F & B employee of the month, you deserve it), Mizyaan. Smoothie Man, Rajeesh(?) every morning at 7am prepared a new flavour. Our sunset beach villa, virtually next to the sunset bar and restaurant, contained everything we could wish for and was kept immaculately clean and serviced twice a day by Lokendra. Our minibar attendant, Mohsin, made sure we were stocked up everyday and spoilt Greg with his Tolberone addiction! In Sunset: The amazing Chef Deva, two lovely Waitresses Sakshi at Sunset Bar at lunchtime and eve Teppanyaki, and Haazal in Sunset Restaurant (miss hearing her singing in the evenings). Waiters:- Raj, Raja, Hussain, Risalath and Perdi. Hija, who does a fantastic job looking after the children in the Kid’s Club! Thappa, our favourite buggy driver, chatting about Nepal whilst playing a few well known ‘tunes’ on the journey. All the gardening/landscaping team, who work tirelessly to keep the island looking pristine every day, hats off to you all! Hope to return next year, or the following, and perhaps try time in a Pool Villa (as extremely quiet at end of island), or one of the new Over Water Bungalows with Pool (completion in December), which looked absolutely beautiful and the attention to detail second to none! Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 Lizzybeads London, United Kingdom

We choose this resort on a friend’s recommendation. We can honestly say that the care and service provided by Carlton and his team are second to none. From the warm welcome to final departure Carlton his staff and our wonderful butler Ihgie were a delight, never intrusive but always available, happy and smiling. If there were any problems or… Read more
We choose this resort on a friend’s recommendation. We can honestly say that the care and service provided by Carlton and his team are second to none. From the warm welcome to final departure Carlton his staff and our wonderful butler Ihgie were a delight, never intrusive but always available, happy and smiling. If there were any problems or requests these were immediately dealt with.... if anything is needed just ask. I loved the yoga in the mornings with Ajay on occasions having the session On a 121 basis, looking over the beautiful Indian Ocean at the spa. We did the sunset fishing, snorkelling and sunset trips - all were fantastic from Snorkelling above sharks, catching a (really) big fish - but possibly the trip I will never forget is the sunset cruise ( and we didn’t even get a sunset 😂) seeing literally 100’s of dolphins showing off doing back flips and escorting the boat was just a dream come true - and to think we nearly cancelled as we realised we wouldn’t get a sunset ! We had a junior suit for 5 nights and a sunset pool villa for our last 2 -This provided a wonderful mix, we did become more lazy in the pool villa which was just wonderful ( especially swimming late at night ) we would do this again ( staff moved all our luggage whilst we were at breakfast ) both rooms were luxurious and well appointed - when in a pool room you could have breakfast in the sunset a la carte however we preferred the spice for breakfast. Food - we tried all the restaurants and have never had such fabulous food on holiday - don’t miss booking just veg - my meat eating hubby has placed this restaurant in his top 10 lifetime meals ! Teppanyaki is not included in AI but was so worth a visit - service, show and again amazing food. The spice is a buffet restaurant which we normally avoid BUT the quality of the food, ever changing options and lovely outside deck certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact we had to consciously not go there a couple of lunchtimes ( it’s great for breakfast lunch and evening ) so we didn’t fill ourselves up and ruin our evening meal ! - sunset has a really nice lunch option as well. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had a meal on the beach at sunset on our last evening, truly a beautiful evening with wonderful food. Lastly Ceylon bliss - we only managed to eat here once, great staff and position and again spicy but very tasty food. It’s only open 5-9 and we think it would be fabulous to open at lunch time for lighter options ( maybe just for healthy vegetable/fruit smoothies and light wraps or a salad ? ) the outlook/view is just fantastic. Where ever you eat ask for the wine list a great selection of wines all included. The island is long and narrow which for us was a plus - walk, hire bikes ( €1 a day going to charity ) or jump in a buggy, enjoy the views the beautiful beach the perfect food and the amazing hospitality - Do we recommend it ? I think so 😍 Sent from my iPhone Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 pwebb987 Maldon, United Kingdom

We had a 2 week stay at the resort and have to say we were worried a little for our 5 and 6 year old children may get bored but i need not worry, the holiday was perfect in every way. The rooms are spotless and roomy and the staff are amazing they really are friendly and welcoming and could not do enough for you. The kids Club is fantastic and… Read more
We had a 2 week stay at the resort and have to say we were worried a little for our 5 and 6 year old children may get bored but i need not worry, the holiday was perfect in every way. The rooms are spotless and roomy and the staff are amazing they really are friendly and welcoming and could not do enough for you. The kids Club is fantastic and they really look after the kids and do allot of activities with them, the resort itself was amazing clean lovely sand and some days you feel like your on your own. Amazing holiday and we hope to return in the future. Read less
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Nov 7, 2019 V_Ilieva

We had great time at Kanifushi for third time and I hope we’ll have the chance to come again soon! There left a lot of Manta rays to be seen😀 Nice beach, kind staff, lovely diving trips showing us the colorful underwater life, and at last but not least sooooo delicious food and fruits! We are sure with tears in our eyes that we left a lot of… Read more
We had great time at Kanifushi for third time and I hope we’ll have the chance to come again soon! There left a lot of Manta rays to be seen😀 Nice beach, kind staff, lovely diving trips showing us the colorful underwater life, and at last but not least sooooo delicious food and fruits! We are sure with tears in our eyes that we left a lot of friends there❤️ And please feed the stingrays while we're away😉 Read less