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 (if you are staying in a land based villa) or Pier Six (if you are staying in a water villa). 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 lagoon. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 30 minutes by seaplane.Please note: seaplane 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

172 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 offer direct beach access just a few meters in front of their large open air veranda with 1 queen-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 or Pier 6 (dinner only, pre-booking required). Please note: Pier 6 is open for lunch and dinner on pre-booking for Water Villa categories. 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 Deluxe Beach Villas feature a larger living space with natural wood and stone flooring, open-air bathrooms and private outdoor areas. These villas have 1 queen-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 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 queen-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 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.

2 Bedroom Sunset Family Beach Villas offer extra indoor and outdoor space and are located closer to the main restaurant, sports complex and kid’s club, with 1 queen-size bed and over-sized day bed or 2 rollaway beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 4 children.

Water Villas are perched over a lagoon with a private wooden sundeck with loungers and unforgettable ocean views. Additional amenities include a Sony Bluetooth speaker, access to a pillow menu, 24-hour butler service, fully stocked personal bar replenished twice a day with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Sunset Water Villas with Pool stretch along the northern end of the island with a private wooden deck and 20m² private pool with loungers and ocean views. Additional amenities include a Sony Bluetooth speaker, access to a pillow menu, 24-hour butler service, fully stocked personal bar replenished twice a day, private villa check-in, welcome bottle of sparkling wine, daily fruit basket, 2 additional bottles of preferred alcohol (from Platinum Plus spirit menu), and 2 bottles of wine (1 red and 1 white from the Premium Plus menu), with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Spice (buffet and grill, live action stations, theme nights, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Pier 6* (specialty over-the-water seafood restaurant, open for lunch and dinner). Teppanyaki Grill at Pier 6* (open for dinner). Ceylon Bliss (traditional Sri Lankan street food by the beach, open for dinner). Just Veg (Mediterranean, Indian and Arabic vegetarian dishes, open for lunch and dinner). The Liquid (poolside bar and snacks). The Sunset Pool Bar (à la carte lunches). The Sunset* (fine Asian and Mediterranean fusion, open for dinner). Marrakech (Moroccan shisha lounge). 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A castaway's dream

Jan 25, 2021 Claudia093 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you ever had any dreams about being stranded on a paradise island, then the Atmosphere Kanifushi would pretty much tick all the boxes - and more. Not in the last place because of the lovely staff - upbeat, charming and helpful! As this is one of the bigger islands, there is plenty to discover. The villas are quite spread out so keep this in… Read more
If you ever had any dreams about being stranded on a paradise island, then the Atmosphere Kanifushi would pretty much tick all the boxes - and more. Not in the last place because of the lovely staff - upbeat, charming and helpful! As this is one of the bigger islands, there is plenty to discover. The villas are quite spread out so keep this in mind when moving between locations, but there are buggies and bicycles available. The restaurants and bars are all quite different in character, so dining never gets boring. There's a fantastic vegetarian restaurant (Just Veg) on one end of the island, perfect for a romantic dinner. Overall the food is excellent with lots of choices and an emphasis on fresh and healthy options. The top spot on the island has to be Ceylon Bliss - a small hideout bar between the trees with a laid back vibe, Sri Lankan street food and cold beers. The villas are great - the water villas have a more contemporary and glamorous vibe, the beach villas are more barefoot luxury style. You will have an amazing time at this resort, and we would come back any time. A big thank you to Philippe, Raman & team! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Resort, outstanding service

Jan 24, 2021 Neha27m

We visited Atmosphere at Kanifushi, Maldives btwn 19th- 24th Jan 2021. It's a beautiful property with gorgeous water villas with breathtaking view. It's 2.5 kms long stretch with 150 beach villas and more watervillas. You can hire bicycles to cruise the property or take free service shuttles to go from one place to another. Special mention to… Read more
We visited Atmosphere at Kanifushi, Maldives btwn 19th- 24th Jan 2021. It's a beautiful property with gorgeous water villas with breathtaking view. It's 2.5 kms long stretch with 150 beach villas and more watervillas. You can hire bicycles to cruise the property or take free service shuttles to go from one place to another. Special mention to the staff and service especially the chef at Spice restaurant,Tajinder and his staff (Madan, Neeraj, Amrit and many more). Food was excellent, service was extraordinary. The buffet spread is huge and never ending. Even then if you have a special request, they oblige. Special mention to the restaurant Just Veg, again excellent food and great staff. Our GM Firey was ever so helpful and prompt. The bars have great drinks.they have musical nights and karaoke nights. Every staff member on the property is so cheerful and smiling. Sakshi and other bar staff members are so cordial and friendly. There is a small coral reef at the jetty of the resort, if interested in snorkelling. They take you on snorkelling trips twice a day, if interested. They also take guests on sunset cruise everyday. Many water sports too are available. Photography can be hired and water equipment can be rented. Spa is good too. There are plenty activities planned everyday for kids and adults. Very clean and well maintained property. Highly recommend renting water villas over beach villas. Read less
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Jan 24, 2021 atulg363 Faridabad, India

The most awaited holiday at atmosphere turned out to be lifetime experience. Amazing resort we stayed at water villa with pool which gives you an awesome views of sunset behind the ocean. Hospitality was comparable to any property From resort manager sanjay to food beverages head Raman to Sakshi Ambika alena. All of you were great.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The turqoise paradise!

Jan 22, 2021 N9733CQclaudiam Kanifushi Island

We are sincea week here. This is our first trip. It is the resort with best service and staff extremely humble and prompt. Highly caring... can mention few gems of resort who have spoiled us. Mr Saurabh the executive chef is the one who melted us with utmost attention like family... The best seafood and service of his staff! At liquid bar the… Read more
We are sincea week here. This is our first trip. It is the resort with best service and staff extremely humble and prompt. Highly caring... can mention few gems of resort who have spoiled us. Mr Saurabh the executive chef is the one who melted us with utmost attention like family... The best seafood and service of his staff! At liquid bar the Alina taking maximum care with her awesome humble behavior and services! Mr Ram the chef serving us the second we ask him anything! All the staff is wonderfull. Mr Mohit took very much care with room service as manager... nothing he leaves undone. Takes us in pardise of hot bubble decorated bath tub..spoiling us to brim! Thank you all for making us to repeat the resort next year! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The turquoise paradise!

Jan 21, 2021 266rajant Kanifushi Island

We visit every year in maldives. This time we chose Atmosphere kanifushi... As we expected in comparison to other years, this resort,its staff, its service took our heart away! Its much more beautiful than we expected! The executive chef mr saurabh is a gem. His dealing made us feel like a family. Such a humble and wonderful person. Spoiled us… Read more
We visit every year in maldives. This time we chose Atmosphere kanifushi... As we expected in comparison to other years, this resort,its staff, its service took our heart away! Its much more beautiful than we expected! The executive chef mr saurabh is a gem. His dealing made us feel like a family. Such a humble and wonderful person. Spoiled us with his best culinary expertise... Mr Mohit has taken best care of house keeping management too... he solves every problem,need,demand instantly and personally comes to room instead of sending staff. A sweet girl called Alina at the liquid bar is another gem... with a flower like smile, surrendered to her service to please our exact needs... overall this resort Atmosphere makes us feel like another home..away from home :) Thanks to the management and staff for taking care of us as guest in house! Great resort and good service more than we expected! Read less