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 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

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

Where is it

In the Lhaviyani Atoll, along a large natural lagoon. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 30 minutes by seaplane. 

Due to delays in Male airport currently please ensure customers arrive by 14:50 on the EK 652

Please note: seaplane transfers only operate in the daylight. Between 06:00-16:00 daily, subject to sunrise/sunset.


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 and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. 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 (for Beach Villa guests), or Pier Six (for Water Villa guests). 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. In-villa minibar 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, minimum 6 years of age). One complimentary excursion from a selection of exciting excursions, per guest, per stay (weather permitting, minimum 6 years of age). Unlimited non-motorized 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. Access to The Kids Club – An array of daily organized activities for children (4 years and above) and young adults. Daily music and DJ night events. Unlimited 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 on pre-booking for Water Villa categories. The Sunset is open for dinner on pre-booking for Beach Villa categories. 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. 

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 and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children. 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 and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. 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 and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. 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 and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. 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. 

2 Bedroom Sunset Family Beach Villa offer extra indoor and outdoor space and are located closer to the main restaurant, sports complex and kid’s club, whilst also having direct access to the beach. There are 2 queen-size beds, plus an oversized day bed, sleeping maximum 6 people (maximum 4 adults). Extra amenities include a well stocked in-villa mini bar with beer, wine, juices, bottled water, and snacks, replenished daily.

Kanifushi Residence is the ultimate family villa, complete with living/dining room, pantry, entertainment room, and two bedrooms, plus a private free form swimming pool complete with a shallow kids area, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 3 children or 5 adults and 2 children. Additional amenities include a grand welcome with personalised villa signage, direct check-in at the villa, champagne on arrival with canapes, specialised family amenities, 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.

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). The Kids’ Club. Various seasonal activities. Excursions*. Morning Yoga. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Babysitting service*. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Kanufushi - honeymoon!

May 16, 2022 I5664NUsoniab

We had an absolutely amazing time on our honeymoon in the Maldives. The staff were super helpful, the villas were unreal, the food was delicious with a wide range, the pools were very nice. Overall - we had the best time and couldn’t of asked for anything more. Highly recommended for couples, family holiday!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We would indulge everyone in Kanifushi.

May 16, 2022 BackPacker658703 Bratislava, Slovakia

If you are reading this review and have the opportunity to go to the MALDIVES, do not hesitate for a minute and go enjoy it at Atmosphere KANIFUSHI. Here are the words useless, you have to experience it !!! Perfect service, food, accommodation, professional staff and the General manager who oversees it all. Maria & Roland
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise Relaxation

May 15, 2022 RAFWoody Bicester, United Kingdom

Lets start by saying this Island and hotel is amazing. Beautiful beaches, coral reef off the pier, very friendly staff and lovely food. I travelled with my 2 adult daughters (19,22). From the moment we landed to when we left, the pace of life dropped and we all had the most relaxing holiday ever. The Maldives lived up to to the hype. The.Island… Read more
Lets start by saying this Island and hotel is amazing. Beautiful beaches, coral reef off the pier, very friendly staff and lovely food. I travelled with my 2 adult daughters (19,22). From the moment we landed to when we left, the pace of life dropped and we all had the most relaxing holiday ever. The Maldives lived up to to the hype. The.Island is situated east to west so had amazing sunrises (OK only saw one) and sunsets. I was a little concerned that the all inclusive Al la Carter options were limited to booking or paying extra . That said the word buffet doesn't;t do the main restaurant justice and banquet would describe it more accurately. You could in effect eat round the world with the amount of choice the chefs conjured up each night. I did a lot of snorkelling and saw reef sharks, sting rays, eels, dolphins and a pod of whales plus of course many varieties of reef fish. We had adjoining beach villas and loved the attention to detail and private garden before emerging onto the beach. I would highly recommend this. hotel and I partly booked this place due to other great reviews and it lived up to my expectation and more besides. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect family holiday to the Maldives

May 14, 2022 Voyager41771796479 Chelmsford, United Kingdom

We don’t often write reviews but our holiday to Atmosphere was fantastic. We have been home over a month and still talk about it - which is a great sign :-) We had a grand kanifushi villa and it was perfect. We have a 5 and 8 year old and they could play safely in the pool or the bath temp sea without anyone around - it was paradise and worth the… Read more
We don’t often write reviews but our holiday to Atmosphere was fantastic. We have been home over a month and still talk about it - which is a great sign :-) We had a grand kanifushi villa and it was perfect. We have a 5 and 8 year old and they could play safely in the pool or the bath temp sea without anyone around - it was paradise and worth the extra cost in our view. We also stayed in a water pool villa for a few days which is an amazing experience but definitely recommend the beach villas if you have children. The restaurants were great, the buffet was very good quality, the a la carte restaurants had great menu choice - the food was top notch wherever we ate. We were able to do the teppanyaki a few nights as well which we all loved. The kids club was fantastic and had a great range of activities that you can drop in and out off. Most importantly the staff were amazing - friendly, helpful, always smiling and went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time, especially with our children. Sandy looked after us during our stay and was a fantastic host. An amazing resort that’s perfect for family’s We can’t wait to go back and the kids haven’t stopped talking about it - which says it all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Honeymoon Vacation we could have ever Imagined

May 14, 2022 651namanj New Delhi, India

While selecting a resort for my honeymoon the main requirements for us were availability of vegetarian food and luxurious rooms and I'm very happy that I chose Atmosphere Kanifushi. The staff took great care of us as soon as we stepped out of Male airport and took us to there lounge where we were offered some refreshments till we waited for the… Read more
While selecting a resort for my honeymoon the main requirements for us were availability of vegetarian food and luxurious rooms and I'm very happy that I chose Atmosphere Kanifushi. The staff took great care of us as soon as we stepped out of Male airport and took us to there lounge where we were offered some refreshments till we waited for the seaplane. They welcomed us in a warming way with drum beats and we were taken towards the reception where we met our butler Mr. Arif who took great care of us over the course of our stay. He was available over whatsapp all the time and we could contact him for any enquiries anytime. We stayed for 2 nights in a beach villa and then for 2 nights in water villa with pool. Both the rooms offered utmost luxury in every aspect.Beach villa offered direct access to the beach where we could sit and relax peacefully. The water pool villa had stunning views of the sea. We had food in Spice, Just Veg, Sunset and Ceylon Bliss over our stay. Each restaurant had impeccable food and offered different themes and variety. We being vegetarian had no issue whatsoever. The chefs were very friendly and asked us personally for our preferences. I enjoyed my meals at Just Veg the most which can give competition to any top notch restaurant all over the world in my opinion. The resort also organised a special honeymoon dinner for us on the beach which was really special as well. We also ordered a floating breakfast during our stay which was again flawless. The resort is built on an island of about 2.5km length with different restaurants spread at different parts of the resort. The shuttles keep circling the island but one has to wait 10-15mins sometimes for the next shuttle to come. We didn't face any issue with this as we loved walking and cycling on the island. The resort also offered many types of water excursions daily and we took a dolphin excursion, paddle boating & a snorkeling trip during our stay. I felt the prices of some of these excursions were a bit high. All in all I would recommend this hotel to everyone as it checks all the tickmarks of a trip to Maldives anyone could ask for. The staff, location and food in my opinion are the USP of the resort. Read less