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 The natural beauty of the island and the staff are amazing!!!

Jul 27, 2021 vidocqpt Faro District, Portugal

PROS: - The quality and cleaning of the room and common areas. - The empathy and availability of all the staff. But there´s always someone especial as our manager Ayaan and our newest friend Lokendra <3 - The variety and quality of the food. - The views and the natural state of the island. - The amazing SPA. CONS: - Some clients that don´t full… Read more
PROS: - The quality and cleaning of the room and common areas. - The empathy and availability of all the staff. But there´s always someone especial as our manager Ayaan and our newest friend Lokendra <3 - The variety and quality of the food. - The views and the natural state of the island. - The amazing SPA. CONS: - Some clients that don´t full respect others. - Could have more buggies and bicycles. Read less
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Jul 27, 2021 Carley F

We stayed at the atmosphere Kanifushi during eid July 2021. It was amazing !! Five star luxury for sure. Food choices and drinks were exceptional and very clean! Pool and beach are - perfect! Sandy was our GR and she was so on the ball with everything. A huge thanks to Sandy and the team. Our two year old loved it that much she told us she wants… Read more
We stayed at the atmosphere Kanifushi during eid July 2021. It was amazing !! Five star luxury for sure. Food choices and drinks were exceptional and very clean! Pool and beach are - perfect! Sandy was our GR and she was so on the ball with everything. A huge thanks to Sandy and the team. Our two year old loved it that much she told us she wants to live there instead of in the sand (Dubai) - we can’t wait to go again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Maldives in Atmosphere Kanifushi

Jul 27, 2021 AAMIRSAIFI Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We have been contemplating our holiday but finally settled for a beach holiday in Maldives. After much deliberation we finalized our stay at Atmosphere Kanifushi. That was the best decision we had made. Once we landed at Male airport the staff of the resort took care of our transfer to the resort by a sea plane. The arrangement was so meticulous… Read more
We have been contemplating our holiday but finally settled for a beach holiday in Maldives. After much deliberation we finalized our stay at Atmosphere Kanifushi. That was the best decision we had made. Once we landed at Male airport the staff of the resort took care of our transfer to the resort by a sea plane. The arrangement was so meticulous and hassle free. Without any waiting time we boarded our sea plane. The next 30 minutes were just amazing. On landing at the resort we were given a very warm welcome and were escorted by their staff. At the reception had the sweetest coconut water. The check in formality hardly took time and thereafter we were taken by Sandy for a tour on the island. Sandy had been one amazing, energetic person. Through out our stay she was the go person. She booked all our lunches and dinners at various restaurants and our excursions. You needed anything just message Sandy and you knew that it has been taken care of. The island is one of the longest one in Maldives and guest can choose cycles to move about at the resort. They do have buggy’s but there is a wait time. The beach front was always very clean and a nice place to unwind. The ocean villa had a breath taking view and was just amazing. The room was absolutely clean and has all things that we could need during our stay. One thing that caught my attention was the pillow menu. The resort has a plethora of pillows that you could use. The meals at the resort was very diverse to suit all pallets. There are a number of restaurants at the resort which serves amazing delicacies. My favorite was Just Veg. It’s a must try if you visit Atmosphere. The view from this restaurant is just amazing along with the food. Another fab restaurant is Pier Six. Sea food restaurant and with some amazing food. Their garlic coriander soup was just refreshing. The salt and pepper crab for the mains was outstanding. The staff of all the restaurants were very amazing and pro active. Through our stay they have pampered us and ensured our stay was more than comfortable. They took care of all our needs and requirements Our stay at Atmosphere has been very relaxing and memorable. Would definitely recommend this resort. Sandy thank you so much. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Maldives is all about the details, Atmosphere ticks them all

Jul 26, 2021 khouliano

Dont know where to start : Rating the island, its nature, weather or the resort, the team and their excellent service. We had the chance to spend 5 days at Atmosphere Kanifushi, one of the most beautiful islands of Maldives and its greatest hotels where we were looked after by the most respectful, professional yet friendly Sandy !!! Looking after… Read more
Dont know where to start : Rating the island, its nature, weather or the resort, the team and their excellent service. We had the chance to spend 5 days at Atmosphere Kanifushi, one of the most beautiful islands of Maldives and its greatest hotels where we were looked after by the most respectful, professional yet friendly Sandy !!! Looking after our well being, making sure we benefit the most of this amazing experience and organizing all the activities (yea not pretty good myself in handling this part :) . Sandy along with the staff deserve all the credit for this unforgettable journey to the indian ocean, they helped us tick The Maldives from our bucket list in the best way possible: clean rooms, great service, amazing food, variety of activities, attention to details, romantic, private and no barriers in communication. Thanks Sandy and Atmosphere for your lovely hospitality Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our 10th Year Anniversary

Jul 26, 2021 omarsS1755YZ

My wife and I celebrated our 10th year anniversary earlier this month, and chose Atmosphere, amongst many other Resorts. I have to say, we couldn't have made a better choice. From the Male Airport, we were escorted to the Atmosphere Lounge, where the team there was very attentive and helpful. The Sea Plane ride was definitely a Plus, smooth and… Read more
My wife and I celebrated our 10th year anniversary earlier this month, and chose Atmosphere, amongst many other Resorts. I have to say, we couldn't have made a better choice. From the Male Airport, we were escorted to the Atmosphere Lounge, where the team there was very attentive and helpful. The Sea Plane ride was definitely a Plus, smooth and the views are just incredible. We were greeted by quite a few of the hotel's team members, in the Jetty, with their hands on their heart, as a welcome sign. Mei, the General Manager was there as well. Genuinely warm and welcoming. We were offered a cocktail at the Hotel's Lobby Lounge and escorted by Sandy, our dedicated Guest Relation, who showed us the Island before leading us to the Beach Villa. She was in contact with us throughout the stay, and always ready to assist in any way. The F&B Manager TG, always available in his Restaurants, as well as Chef Saurabh. Genuinely caring about us, and ensuring we were well taken care of. The variety of Restaurants is very good. Rossel, our housekeeper was very thorough, and always made sure the Villa was in great condition, and well setup. Always a smile on, and eager to receive any feedback about his delivery. We received as well a very nice gesture from Mei the General Manager for the Anniversary, and it was highly appreciated. We had a great break from our busy life, and enjoyed the Island very much. The ocean is just incredible, with two shores on each side of the island. Great Sunsets and Moonrises as well. An ideal place for sports, relaxation, and diving and snorkeling. I would definitely recommend it as a destination in the Maldives. Thanks to the whole team for making out trip very special. We enjoyed it very much. Thanks again Read less