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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 1st Anniversary celebration!

May 18, 2019 Amogh R

Choosing a destination for our first anniversary celebration was not an easy task. We finally settled for 'Atmosphere Kanifushi' to celebrate our special day. An unforgettable stay, I must say! The way these lovely people welcomed us as soon as we got down from the seaplane, till the last day of our stay, we were pampered like celebrities! The… Read more
Choosing a destination for our first anniversary celebration was not an easy task. We finally settled for 'Atmosphere Kanifushi' to celebrate our special day. An unforgettable stay, I must say! The way these lovely people welcomed us as soon as we got down from the seaplane, till the last day of our stay, we were pampered like celebrities! The manager of 'Atmosphere', Mr Carlton, was a wonderful host along with the entire staff under his leadership. Mr Carlton arranged a special surprise and unforgettable celebration for our Anniversary. The room was beautiful and well equipped and specially decked up for our anniversary. The restaurants were fantastic. The staff was very polite and helpful. The experience was awesome. We will definitely consider staying at 'Atmosphere' again! Highly recommended !! Five stars to 'Atmosphere', Mr Carlton and his entire staff. Read less
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May 16, 2019 409avaw Wall Heath, United Kingdom

Staying at Atmosphere Kanifushi 11th - 18th May 2019. Returning to this beautiful island for a second year. Just a few weeks before arriving here we were informed that building work on new water villas was starting. This gave us no to time to find an alternative island. Despite the facts that there is a very low occupancy on the island, we are… Read more
Staying at Atmosphere Kanifushi 11th - 18th May 2019. Returning to this beautiful island for a second year. Just a few weeks before arriving here we were informed that building work on new water villas was starting. This gave us no to time to find an alternative island. Despite the facts that there is a very low occupancy on the island, we are returning customers and I am celebrating my birthday here the management would not consider giving us an upgrade to a pool villa unless we paid almost $500 per day. Many good hotels give free upgrades quite freely under these circumstances so we are a little disappointed. It seems that the $100 per person voucher is compensation enough. There is a lot of broken coral and seaweed on the beach which may be partly due to the ongoing building works. On the upside the staff are all as delightful as ever and the villas are spacious with huge outdoor bathrooms and very well stocked minibars! The quality of food in the restaurants is very good with plenty of choice. Shall we come back again - probably not as we don’t feel that our loyalty to the island has been appreciated. You could have made us feel special! Read less
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May 14, 2019 wlom London

We went to Atmosphere Kanifushi in April with our two boys aged 10 and 6. It was the best holiday we've ever had. The staff everywhere on the island were super attentive and helpful and nothing ever seemed too much trouble. We were assigned a host, Ruvini, to look after us when we arrived. We kept in touch via WhatsApp which was a really great… Read more
We went to Atmosphere Kanifushi in April with our two boys aged 10 and 6. It was the best holiday we've ever had. The staff everywhere on the island were super attentive and helpful and nothing ever seemed too much trouble. We were assigned a host, Ruvini, to look after us when we arrived. We kept in touch via WhatsApp which was a really great way of doing things. She was really helpful and looked after us. It seemed whenever we had a question she would reply immediately whatever time of day it was. One of our sons has an allergy and the head chef, Shibu, also gave us his WhatsApp and told us to let him know when we were going for food so that he could have our dairy free butter ready. Another of the chef's (so sorry I forgot his name!) on the day we were leaving even made our son a special packed lunch to take away with us incase there wasn't anything he could eat on the plane. Such a lovely thing to do and totally above and beyond what I would have expected. The main buffet food was varied and of good quality. We also ate once at Just Veg, which was brilliant, and another time at the Tepenyaki restaurant. The setting of the two special restaurants is really beautiful as well, up at the quieter end of the island and right on the sea. We even saw a couple of sharks on one of the nights which was a real experience. My favourite food on the resort though was definitely the Sri Lankan Street food at Ceylon bliss. A small taster menu of lots of different things. We took our kids snorkelling for the first time in the sea by the jetty. Really calm and shallow water and absolutely teeming with fish. It was a wonderful experience. Also took our eldest on a scuba dive. The hire of snorkels and non motorised watersports is all included and all very relaxed. If you want to borrow a paddle board you just wander up to the watersports centre and ask. Our villa (as they all are) was right on the beach, and the outdoor bathrooms are a nice touch too. I wondered how well that would work in practive as I was a bit worried the kids would be squeemish with them being outside but they enjoyed having a shower with the gekkos on the wall. I think the villas are cleaned twice a day and I'll bet that's the reason it works so well. The only thing I would say could be improved upon would be the evening entertainment. It's very much a daytime kind of place, but in evenings it's very quiet at the bar and lacking in... -atmosphere- (see what I did there?) a bit. Could benefit from either some live music, or drummers, or some kind of entertainers to create more of an atmosphere, which could stitch the vibe together a bit. Anyway. That's a minor gripe. I can't really rave about this place enough. Thank you to everyone at Atmosphere who helped make our stay so great. x Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ali and Paul at Kanifushi

May 12, 2019 Kanifushidreams

We have just returned from a fantastic 8 days at this wonderful resort. We could not fault the service and the food. Just Veg lived up to our expectations as well as Sunset Restaurant. Teppanyaki Grill was very much worth the money an experience we will never forget. All of the staff were helpful and friendly. We loved watching the fruit bats… Read more
We have just returned from a fantastic 8 days at this wonderful resort. We could not fault the service and the food. Just Veg lived up to our expectations as well as Sunset Restaurant. Teppanyaki Grill was very much worth the money an experience we will never forget. All of the staff were helpful and friendly. We loved watching the fruit bats -amazed at how large they are. The building work on the overwater villas could be heard at times and did prevent undisrupted views. We will definitely return-once the building work is completed. Read less
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May 11, 2019 Mark R

From the moment you arrive via seaplane, met with warm welcoming staff, rhythmic music, smooth personal check in, with your own personal tour of island and own concierge. For us this was paradise, amazing scenery, choice of food was perfect, especially the Just Veg Restaurant (Amazing) . Words fail me how beautiful this island is, amazing beach… Read more
From the moment you arrive via seaplane, met with warm welcoming staff, rhythmic music, smooth personal check in, with your own personal tour of island and own concierge. For us this was paradise, amazing scenery, choice of food was perfect, especially the Just Veg Restaurant (Amazing) . Words fail me how beautiful this island is, amazing beach one side and the tranquil waves sounds on other. Absolute Heaven, and the accommodation is superb. Pure Paradise. Read less