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.

  • Stay Longer Offer: Book before 15 Oct '19 for travel from 01 Nov-19 Dec '19 and receive a 50% discount on Seaplane transfers for all adults. 7 night minimum stay applies. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Early Booking Offer: Book 60 days prior to arrival and save up to 15% on your accommodation costs. Valid for stays between 01 Nov '19–31 Oct '20. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Honeymooners: Additional benefits available. Please contact us for more details and for terms and conditions.

  • Special offer: Book by 31 Oct '19 and receive up to 15% discount on accommodation costs. Valid for stays between 1 Nov '19–30 Apr '20. Terms and conditions apply. May not be combinable with other offers.

  • Early booking bonus: Book 60 days prior to arrival and save 15% on your accommodation costs. Valid for stays 01 Nov '19 - 31 Oct '20

    Offers may not be combinable. Terms and conditions apply

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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Sep 19, 2019 juliemD4448CZ Chichester, United Kingdom

This was our first visit to the Maldives for our 30th Anniversary. it was definitely a 'WOW' moment. From the drum greeting at arrival it just got better and better. Out butler, Nasru, was amazing from the first day to the last. Our anniversary was a couple of weeks before our holiday but Nasru wanted to make one of the days our 'special' day so… Read more
This was our first visit to the Maldives for our 30th Anniversary. it was definitely a 'WOW' moment. From the drum greeting at arrival it just got better and better. Out butler, Nasru, was amazing from the first day to the last. Our anniversary was a couple of weeks before our holiday but Nasru wanted to make one of the days our 'special' day so we had a celebration song sang to us after lunch and then our villa was decorated with flowers galore in the bathroom and on the bed in the evening. The snorkelling trips were fantastic so for us not having a house reef was fine as we enjoyed the trip out on the boat each day. The sunset boat trip (included in the package) was memorable for the huge school of dolphins who followed us for much of the trip. No-one bothered about the sunset!! All the staff were friendly and greeted you all throughout the day. The buggy drivers were funny and helpful, turning around if you were walking the opposite way to them. You can hire bikes to get you backwards and forwards but we liked the walk (helps to keep the weight off from all the food and drink!) or we caught the buggy. Met some lovely guests while we were there. We were in the Junior Sunset Villas which are around the middle of the island which was a perfect position for us. I cannot fault this wonderful island and would go back in an instant. Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 Jankan194

This is the first review I have ever written. I have been coming to the maldives many times since the mid 1990 always on my own. I have been to Atmosphere Kanifushi 4 times which is the most I have been to any island as it's suits my needs completely. All inclusive means all inclusive at Kanifushi and not like some islands which only includes… Read more
This is the first review I have ever written. I have been coming to the maldives many times since the mid 1990 always on my own. I have been to Atmosphere Kanifushi 4 times which is the most I have been to any island as it's suits my needs completely. All inclusive means all inclusive at Kanifushi and not like some islands which only includes the buffet restaurant while other island restaurants are chargeable. I have weetabix for breakfast which is like being at home but the view is much better. All drinks are All included for example coffee where latte, cappuccino on other island are chargeable. Everything is included in rooms, they even have suntan lotion and lip balm. I would like to say thank you to Nauru my Butler who was Excellent. Also Dina From Spa who gave me a fantastic treatment. Haazel who always have smile on her face and all at Sunset. Special thanks got to Sujith who looked after me wonderfully. All being well I will be back next year. Many thanks to you all. Shukuriyya Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Amazing!!

Sep 17, 2019 233maxineh Norwich, United Kingdom

If you are like me and have spent hours trawling through reviews for the perfect Maldives resort then please stop .. you have found paradise! We wanted somewhere special to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we could not have picked a more perfect place. From the minute we landed in Male we were met by a hotel representative who checked us… Read more
If you are like me and have spent hours trawling through reviews for the perfect Maldives resort then please stop .. you have found paradise! We wanted somewhere special to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we could not have picked a more perfect place. From the minute we landed in Male we were met by a hotel representative who checked us in for our seaplane flight and showed us to a private lounge area while we waited for our flight. As we came into land we could see a fantastic welcome party and what a welcome we had .. I cried, it was so wonderful! We were greeted by our personal guest services representative, Ruvini and the manager on duty with a glass of champagne. From the minute we arrived until the minute we left (I cried again!) we had the most amazing time. We were treated like royalty and nothing was too much trouble, the staff are just wonderful. A special mention to Gobi for the amazing drinks and the absolute master piece he created for us on our anniversary. Naufaul (apologies if I've spelt this wrong) and Vincent our wonderful waiters who we looked forward to seeing at lunch and dinner when at the Spice buffet. The food is wonderful, we ate at Just Veg and the Sunset A La Carte restaurant and we had an amazing meal at the Teppanyaki restaurant on our anniversary. We can't forget Ceylon Bliss serving Sri Lankan street food .. just beautiful! The Island is stunning with beautiful beaches and pools, our junior villa was perfect with everything you could possibly need. An enormous outdoor bathroom and we walked straight out onto the powder soft sand and the beautiful turquoise sea! I could go on and on about how wonderful our holiday was but all I will say is we are already looking at going back next year!! A special mention for Ruvini, you made our holiday so special and nothing was too much trouble for you .. thank you!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best holidays I had!

Sep 16, 2019 258kamara Worthing, United Kingdom

Well, where to start: from the arrival deck to the goodbyes 7 days later- I felt so welcomed and at home at this beautiful resort. The entire staff is there to help you relax and enjoy your time on the island. Room: I was very grateful to be upgraded to junior suite. The villa 212 is so spacious with high ceiling, queen size bed, a sitting… Read more
Well, where to start: from the arrival deck to the goodbyes 7 days later- I felt so welcomed and at home at this beautiful resort. The entire staff is there to help you relax and enjoy your time on the island. Room: I was very grateful to be upgraded to junior suite. The villa 212 is so spacious with high ceiling, queen size bed, a sitting area, towels for the sun chairs, the incredible open air bathroom (no mosquitoes but a few geekos who are not intrusive at all). All hotel amenities are at your disposal and more: insect repellent lotion, sun lotion sfp30, brollies, slippers, flip flops, plug in insect repellent. You check in the room and shown around by your guest relation officer. Your itinerary is provided to you and if you wish to amend, it's never too much trouble. The fridge is stocked up twice a day - as I am not a drinker, mostly juices and a lot of water bottles ! Coffee machine ( pods and 4 varieties) and a kettle are also available. As I am lactose intolerant, within 5 mins almond milk was delivered to my room ! Direct access to the beach is just unbelievable, the sea is so turquoise and the sand is so white, a friend of mine couldn't believe I took the pictures. Restaurants The food is outstanding and incredibly presented throughout the resort. I have not tried the Japanese restaurant as not a fan of that cuisine but all the other restaurants offer a very large selection of tasty dishes. The chefs at Spice and Just veg introduced themselves and being a foodie myself it was a joy to talk about food with them, and how well it was presented ! Ceylon bliss is so good if you like Street food, just make sure you apply a lot of insect repellent as it was the only place where I got a few bites (literally 6, so not that many) . The island is fumigated daily so it was just bad luck that night but it was worth it for the food ! We were lucky to also be invited to a beach BBQ. Again, the food was delicious ( the lobster read to die for) and the chef was so helpful telling me about the different curries and level of heat etc. Beach and pools The most idyllic beach - looks like paradise on earth !! Cleaned constantly by an army of facility teams - as well as your private little portion. I only went to The Liquid bar once for a drink - it was rather quiet. The sunset pool was literally 10 mins walk from my villa so I spent most of my days there. Being able to swim and see the white sand and turquoise sea just within reach is truly beautiful. I did not hire a bicycle but either walked to get some exercise or used the buggies going up and down the island - the drivers always remembered my room number and were also smiling at me when I declined the offer to hop on and walked instead ( they probably thought I was a bit mad considering the heat and humidity at times). Always saluting me and wished me a fond farewell on my morning of departure. The staff The most dedicated and genuinely nicest team I have come across. Charitha was my guest relation officer: so organised, always willing to help, a smile never far from her lips, I never had to worry about anything - she just sorted it out for me. I was so well looked after and cared for. To name a few Hijaz, Emaaz, Husain, Nawfal, the Pancake guy at Spice who would make coconut pancake just for me if not in the buffet, the room attendance team, the ladies at the sunset bar who always remembered me when I ordered my lunch and " water with no ice, Madame ! ". I had so many food intolerance - lactose and peanuts to name a few. Charitha made sure the waiters and the cooks were aware of it. I always loved having a little chat when having my breakfast or lunch. Building work I honestly do not think this is a nuisance at all. Saw the site as we were on the sunset cruise but I couldn't hear any building noise from the beach, pool or my room. The only little downside which, let's be clear, had nothing to do with the hotel is the early pick up by the sea plane on my departure day - 3pm for a flight from male airport at 8.20pm. As it is the only company serving the entire country, you may have to kill some time at the airport if your flight is late at night (as they can't fly when it's dark). Thankfully I managed to stay in the room for another 2h30 at a small fee as check out is noon, otherwise it would have been more them 24h journey door to door. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone who wants to relax, commune with nature, be active or just want to be really well looked after - you will not regret it. Thank you again to Atmosphere Kanifushi: I am so grateful to have had a chance to visit your resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding in all aspects

Sep 16, 2019 ClareHunt76 Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Just returned from a week at Atmosphere Kanifushi. Wow.. I had high expectations but these were all surpassed. It really is paradise. The colour of the water and the sand is so bright it takes your breath away! I was quite speechless as we landed on the sea plane. From the moment we were greeted like royalty to the moment we left we received truly… Read more
Just returned from a week at Atmosphere Kanifushi. Wow.. I had high expectations but these were all surpassed. It really is paradise. The colour of the water and the sand is so bright it takes your breath away! I was quite speechless as we landed on the sea plane. From the moment we were greeted like royalty to the moment we left we received truly 5 star service. Our wonderful butler Nasru had sorted out an entire itinerary for us for the week to ensure we made the most of the included trips and restaurant bookings. It was up to us how much or little we wanted to do and anything that was needed we could simply text him and it would be done. We ate at all the various restaurants . All were very different in style and setting and the food was out of this world. We loved Ceylon Bliss where we could enjoy fabulous freshly cooked Sri Lankan tapas and watch the hermit crabs in action . Then there was Just Veg.. we went back a few times as it was so good (and we are not vegetarians!) Teppanyaki is not part of the all inclusive but worth it. What a show and the food was incredible! We enjoyed the variety on offer at Spice . So many dishes from around the world. Was so hard not to keep going back for more platefuls. Dinner was always over looking the water and we loved watching the fish and crabs going about their daily life. There was a beach BBQ one evening and that was incredible. The tables were all on the beach with lovely lighting and music. There was an array of sea food cooked freshly on the BBQ. It was so so good. We particularly loved Sunset bar and quickly became regulars! A special mention for Gomes and Raju who always greeted us with a smile and a steady flow of our favourite drinks . Just lovely ! The standard of the villas is amazing. Everything has been thought of and the all inclusive really does mean all inclusive. The mini bar magically restocked itself twice a day . And you really have to pinch yourself each day as you wake up to the view of the beach and turquoise water peeking through the trees. The daily, included snorkelling trips were a highlight. We did them most days and every day was different. So much life and colour under the seas. We saw turtles, rays, eels, a huge grouper fish and a large reef shark on the last day. The guides are great and ensure you don’t miss anything! We hired the bikes (very cheap) for the week and loved riding up and down the island from one relaxing moment to another. Or you can simply hop on the little shuttle buggy that trundles around and always seems to magically appear when you need it. I really cannot fault anything . All the staff are so friendly and helpful. Everyone says hello when you pass. The island is stunning, the food, the level of service , the facilities, all exceptional. Thank you for giving us a truly memorable time. I do admit to shedding a tear as we were waved off by the from the jetty as the sea plane took off .. But we will be back! Read less