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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Apr 11, 2021 192rishabhb

We have been to Atmosphere Kanifushi Island in Maldives which is one of the most luxurious resort for 5 days 4 night, for our honeymoon. Till now I am so happy for my decision to choose this resort as it is so memorable and leisure in many ways. As indian think that they won't get the taste of there kind ,but I was so surprised and amazed to eat… Read more
We have been to Atmosphere Kanifushi Island in Maldives which is one of the most luxurious resort for 5 days 4 night, for our honeymoon. Till now I am so happy for my decision to choose this resort as it is so memorable and leisure in many ways. As indian think that they won't get the taste of there kind ,but I was so surprised and amazed to eat much better food then some of the fine restaurants back from my city in India. The greetings by the staff, cleanliness, arrangements , facilities are so good and top of the class. Mr. ARIF was my manager who attended my from stepping out of the seaplane to stepping into the plane for return in such a nice manner , anything I need was already arranged by him in advance with so many options and choices. All the restaurants serve a unique combination of experience. The villas a well cleaned , decorated, well designed so one can feel safe and comfortable in any hour of the clock. They have put attention to detail in every corner of the island. #must visit I am sure I will come back again as I am in love with this place. Thank you team for making the stay memorable. Read less
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Apr 9, 2021 radimb2016 Studenka, Czech Republic

Our stay in water villa with pool was simply great.! Watching fishes through the floor window directly from your bathroom is something very unique and relaxing.. The resort is organising many activities for every day. Gastronomy is very various and tasty. Also drink menu offers so many options that it is almost not the chance to sample all the… Read more
Our stay in water villa with pool was simply great.! Watching fishes through the floor window directly from your bathroom is something very unique and relaxing.. The resort is organising many activities for every day. Gastronomy is very various and tasty. Also drink menu offers so many options that it is almost not the chance to sample all the drinks you can have. Our resort guide Firey as well as our housekeeper Akash was doing perfect job and always ready to help us..! Thank you..! Read less
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Apr 7, 2021 Neal L

Can’t recommend Atmosphere Kanifushi enough, it was a proper 5 star experience all the way. Accommodation was great and spotlessly clean, food choice was excellent and the choice of beverages was beyond my expectations. All of the above made seamless by having your own private guest relations officer on WhatsApp to coordinate and book your… Read more
Can’t recommend Atmosphere Kanifushi enough, it was a proper 5 star experience all the way. Accommodation was great and spotlessly clean, food choice was excellent and the choice of beverages was beyond my expectations. All of the above made seamless by having your own private guest relations officer on WhatsApp to coordinate and book your activities and dinner reservations. We very pleased to have Sandy look after us so well. Only minor criticism would be to have more bikes available for guests to get around. Would very much recommend to a friend! Read less
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Apr 6, 2021 steelsun New Delhi, India

Just came back from a long awaited holiday.All i can say is that the Atmosphere Kanifushi was one of the best hotels I ever stayed in.....The service ,the food, the Atmosphere was all way beyond I have ever seen ..... Our GRO Mr.Firey was exceptional He went out of his way to solve our problwm
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Completely unreal experience

Apr 3, 2021 Ravi W Manama, Bahrain

We are still finding it difficult to get back to our normal routine after our experience in this heavenly resort. It took at lot of mental preparation to travel in a flight due to the current pandemic, but once we landed into Atmosphere it was a different world. The hospitality from the time you arrive into Male till the time you leave the resort… Read more
We are still finding it difficult to get back to our normal routine after our experience in this heavenly resort. It took at lot of mental preparation to travel in a flight due to the current pandemic, but once we landed into Atmosphere it was a different world. The hospitality from the time you arrive into Male till the time you leave the resort is absolutely top class. The sea plane experience adds to the thrill. We stayed for four nights in an OverWater Villa with a private pool, whose beauty is difficult to describe. Completely luxurious. Jackie was an amazing host, and went completely out of her way to make our 25th Anniversary celebration extra special. She took personal attention to the details to ensure all arrangements were perfect. The staff all around the resort were extra accommodating and always ready to help. Dive Centre is awesome. Overall - Stop reading, and get there. Read less