Atmosphere Kanifushi

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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 evening dinner experience at The Sunset or Pier Six, not to mention al carte lunches at The Sunset included, plus fine dining at Just Veg for both lunch and dinner. And did we mention Ceylon Bliss, also included within the plan where you can sample mouth-watering cuisine from the local Sri Lankan chef. 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 or taking you on complimentary snorkelling adventures twice daily. And your spacious, detached villa or suite provides ample private space to relax and leads directly on to the white sands and turquoise lagoon, the new Kanifushi Residences are wonderful private villas - a good option if you are travelling in a group. One of the largest resort islands in the Maldives, this 2km-long paradise features a swimming pool at each end including one adult only, to give you sunrise and sunset views as you swim — grab a bike and cycle between the two! Don’t forget to make time and head to the spa for your complimentary spa treatments included within the plan based on length of stay.

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa

Where is it

In the Lhaviyani Atoll, along a large natural lagoon. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 35 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

162 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. Additional amenities include a well stocked in-villa mini-bar with beer, wine, juices, bottled water, and snacks, replenished daily.


Atmosphere Kanifushi Plan includes: breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Spice - main buffet restaurant with live cooking stations, theme nights and grill. Lunch and dinner at Just Veg restaurant (reservations required). Street food style light meals and beverages at Ceylon Bliss from 5-9pm daily excepts Wednesdays and Sundays. A selection of snacks at The Liquid & Sunset Pool bar. One a la carte fine dining experience per guest (minimum 4 night stay required, pre booking required) at the following restaurants: The Sunset, or Pier Six. Premium brands of spirits, beer, and liquor available The Spice, The Liquid, The Sunset and Just Veg. Unlimited cocktails, mocktails, signature drinks, fresh and packaged juices, soft drinks, mineral water, and a selection of tea and coffee available from the KANIFUSHI PLAN™ Cocktails, Spirits, & Beer Menu. A wide selection of premium wines from the world-over and bubbles from the KANIFUSHI PLAN™ Wine Menu. Shisha at Marrakech Shisha Lounge. In-villa mini-bar stocked with beer, two wines, soft drinks, and a selection of snacks – replenished once daily. 50% discount on one couple’s massage from a selection at Akiri Spa by Mandara. 20% discount on the first two regular dives per guest (guests must hold a valid dive certificate; no discounts apply if the guest does not dive). One complimentary sunset fishing, per guest, per stay (weather permitting). One complimentary excursion from a selection of exciting excursions, per guest, per stay (weather permitting). Unlimited non-motorised water sports with Dive and Sail throughout the stay (windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding). Access to The Clubhouse – Sports & Recreation Centre, floodlit tennis court, fully equipped gymnasium, and outdoor and indoor recreational activities. Daily music and DJ night events. Two snorkelling excursions during the stay and complimentary snorkelling equipment for all guests throughout their stay. Return local transfer to and from the airport.

Please note: Pier 6 is open for lunch and dinner. The Sunset is open for dinner. The Teppanyaki Grill at Pier Six is open for 2 sittings at dinner on pre-booking; on a chargeable basis and excluded from the Kanifushi Plan package.

Please note: Atmosphere Kanifushi Plan will cease at 11:00am on your day of departure.

Kanifushi Beach Villa with Pool 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.

2 Bedroom Sunset Family Beach Villas are sets of interconnecting Sunset Beach Villas, sleeping maximum 6 people (with maximum 4 adults).

Water Villas are perched over a lagoon with a private wooden sundeck with loungers and direct access into the sea, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Extra amenities include a pillow menu, well stocked in-villa mini-bar with beer, wine, juices, bottled water, and snacks, replenished daily; and a Sony Bluetooth speaker.

Sunset Beach Villa with pool offer a beachfront location with a 30m² private pool in the private garden looking out at the ocean, with 1 queen-size bed and 1 oversized day bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Additional amenities include direct check-in at villa, a pillow menu, well stocked in-villa mini-bar with beer, wine, juices, bottled water, and snacks, replenished daily, a Sony Bluetooth speaker, welcome bottle of sparkling wine in the room with canapes, daily refreshed fruit basket, additional 2 bottles of preferred alcohol brands of your choice (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan spirit menu), and 2 bottles of wine of your choice (1 white and 1 red) refilled daily (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan wine menu), optional a la carte breakfast at the Sunset Bar available on all days during the stay, one complimentary dining per week at The Sunset speciality restaurant or the Pier Six speciality seafood over-water fine dining.

Sunset Water Villa with pool offer ultimate overwater luxury, stretched along the northern end of the island with a private wooden deck and 20m² private pool with loungers and ocean views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Additional amenities include direct check-in at villa, a pillow menu, well stocked in-villa mini-bar with beer, wine, juices, bottled water, and snacks, replenished daily, a Sony Bluetooth speaker, welcome bottle of sparkling wine in the room with canapes, daily refreshed fruit basket, additional 2 bottles of preferred alcohol brands of your choice (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan spirit menu), and 2 bottles of wine of your choice (1 white and 1 red) refilled daily (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan wine menu), optional a la carte breakfast at the Pier Six available on all days during stay, one complimentary dining per week at The Sunset speciality restaurant or the Pier Six speciality seafood over-water fine dining.

Kanifushi Grand Pool Villa is a one bedroom villa with sweeping oceanfront views with a 40m² lap pool with daybeds, sun loungers and a Maldivan swing making up a fabulous poolside set up. The bedroom has 1 king-size bed, with an oversized day bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Additional amenities include direct check-in at villa, a pillow menu, well stocked in-villa mini-bar with beer, wine, juices, bottled water, and snacks, replenished daily, a Sony Bluetooth speaker, welcome bottle of sparkling wine in the room with canapes, daily refreshed fruit basket, additional 2 bottles of preferred alcohol brands of your choice (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan spirit menu), and 2 bottles of wine of your choice (1 white and 1 red) refilled daily (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan wine menu), optional a la carte breakfast at the Sunset Bar available on all days during the stay, one complimentary dining per week at The Sunset speciality restaurant or the Pier Six speciality seafood over-water fine dining.

Kanifushi Residence is the ultimate villa, complete with living/dining room, pantry, entertainment room, and two bedrooms, plus a private free form swimming pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults. Additional amenities include a grand welcome with personalised villa signage, direct check-in at the villa, champagne on arrival with canapes, fruit basket and cookie jar replenished daily, enhanced in-villa mini-bar with beer, red and white wines, juices, bottled water, and snacks such as mixed nuts, chips, and chocolates, replenished daily, additional 2 bottles of preferred alcohol brands of your choice (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan spirit menu), and 2 bottles of wine of your choice (1 white and 1 red) refilled daily (from the Atmosphere Kanifushi plan wine menu), daily in-villa fresh coconut juice and homemade ice cream, in-villa breakfast once during stay (for stays of 5 nights or more), optional a la carte breakfast at The Sunset Bar for all days during the stay, optional daily muffin or high tea service, one additional complimentary dining per week at The Sunset or Pier Six speciality restaurants, exclusive butler service, dedicated buggy service, beach toys, special turn down service, customised pillow menu, and personalised departure momento.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Jun '24 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost for travel between 01 Oct '23 - 31 Oct '24.  Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply. 

Just Veg (100% meat-free cooking with recipes from the Mediterranean, Arabic, and Indian regions, open for lunch and dinner). The Liquid (Poolside bar serving drinks and bar snacks, as well as a fish and chip service in the evenings). The Sunset Pool Bar (light meals and drinks during the day, speciality fine dining in the evening. Pool bar remains open in the evening for drinks and shisha*). The Spice (all day buffet restaurant, offering International cuisine and themed nights throughout the week). Ceylon Bliss (Sri-Lankan street food). Teppanyaki Grill* (overwater restaurant, open for dinner). Pier Six (specialty over-the-water seafood restaurant, open for lunch and dinner). Marrakech (Moroccan shisha lounge). 

Indian Ocean themed Gala Night and entertainment on Sundays. White Beach BBQ on Wednesdays. Daily music and DJ night events, as well as theme nights, special disco nights and live performances throughout the year. 

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). Various seasonal activities. Excursions*. Morning Yoga. 

Complimentary WiFi access.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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May 29, 2024 子睿 杨

The whole trip was great, the island and the sea were very clean, the room was very beautiful, the facilities were complete, the service was very thoughtful, all the service staff were very enthusiastic, especially Ms. Kencho, who enthusiastically helped us solve all the problems. Thank her very much. This was a great experience
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant - we will be back for the third stay soon!

May 29, 2024 marca797 Darlington, United Kingdom

We have stayed at the resort a couple of times in the last two years. It is phenomenal. We will be going back in future. They just do everything to a very high standard - great food, facilities, customer service etc. A real 5 out of 5. The staff are exceptional and really look after you. Food is superb. A great place to relax and unwind.
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May 27, 2024 Tsemaye J

I had a great time at Atmosphere, the food was amazing!!! And the activities, we did belly dancing with Vera and she was so kind. The massage session was AMAZING!!! All the ladies were so nice, especially Puspa and Fina. Our GR Nihad, took care of us, created a nice itinerary for us and make our stay amazing
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May 27, 2024 Kamsy E

Great stay! Our guest relations officer Nihad was amazing, made sure we did everything on our package list and make sure all our needs were met both in arrival and departure. We definitely would recommend him and his services. Thanks again to atmospher Kanifushi for a great stay
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best vacation ever!

May 27, 2024 Kenechi C

This was such an incredibly fun trip. We did the all inclusive package and it was absolutely worth it! Our guest relations Nihad was such a great help. The entire island staff are warm and welcoming! It’s also very kid friendly. Although we don’t have kids, we saw a lot of families with young kids using the facilities. They have a kids play zone… Read more
This was such an incredibly fun trip. We did the all inclusive package and it was absolutely worth it! Our guest relations Nihad was such a great help. The entire island staff are warm and welcoming! It’s also very kid friendly. Although we don’t have kids, we saw a lot of families with young kids using the facilities. They have a kids play zone and kid friendly activities Read less