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

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 (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 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.

Sunset Family 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Apr 13, 2020 nicolasI2276FY

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Could not fault anything about Kanifushi. The place, the people, food, everything, completely amazing. We hope to return one day. Thank you for the fabulous memories.
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Apr 12, 2020 198galinam Sofia, Bulgaria

It was our first visit to Maldives and our choice of the hotel was excellent. We spent great time there. The bungalow was very clean, cozy and great location. The stuff was really really good, kind and helpful. The food was great. Don’t skip the vegetarian restaurant and visit the local island. Our holiday was unforgettable! We’ll be back 😊
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Apr 3, 2020 Queenbowater Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

This was our visit to the Maldives and my goodness we were not disappointed with our choice of island. Our room was in a superb location, room 113. Close to the Liquid Bar , just 2 minutes to stroll back from in the evening. Perfect for The Spice. We were so lucky with the location as we were also on the widest stretch of beach almost to… Read more
This was our visit to the Maldives and my goodness we were not disappointed with our choice of island. Our room was in a superb location, room 113. Close to the Liquid Bar , just 2 minutes to stroll back from in the evening. Perfect for The Spice. We were so lucky with the location as we were also on the widest stretch of beach almost to ourselves. Just perfect. The room in reality is so better than it looks on any video. The food at the Spice was excellent choice. Just Veg was amazing, and we are great meat eaters, very clever menu and excellent service every time. We had an excellent dinner at the sunset which was a better experience than the bbq night as we felt it was too dark and could not see what we were eating. We returned home to England on the 13th March to absolute mayhem. We are so glad we managed to enjoy our dream holiday on an island with perfect white sand beaches, perfect sea and perfect hospitality. In these strange and scary times it is a wonderful memory of a wonderful holiday. I hope the island and all the wonderful staff will still be there for us to visit again after all this madness. Keep safe all of you and thank you for a wonderful time. Read less
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Mar 31, 2020 stevesR1460HC

This is a wonderful resort,the villa's are beautiful, the Food is brilliant, the whole place is excellent lovely and clean with plenty of ammenities, like pool,Table Tennis and a games area, the Swimming Pools areas are just great and give you that feeling of paradise.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2nd visit.. and we'll be back!!

Mar 29, 2020 361marielleh Tiel, The Netherlands

A late review. We have been to the resort in december 2019 for the 2nd time. After getting married on the island on 23th december 2018, we wanted to celebrate our paper wedding on the island again. At first we were a bit disappointed becauase off Carlton (resort manaager) and Maurice (Island manager) had left. This time we had booked the beach… Read more
A late review. We have been to the resort in december 2019 for the 2nd time. After getting married on the island on 23th december 2018, we wanted to celebrate our paper wedding on the island again. At first we were a bit disappointed becauase off Carlton (resort manaager) and Maurice (Island manager) had left. This time we had booked the beach pool villa, for us not more special the the normal beach villa. At that time the new water villa's opened 2 days after our arrival en we we're asked to see iff we liked that. It was all brand new and not completely fininished. But we're love it. It's close to the spice. Only we did'nt go to the sunset what we loved the year before. Philippe, the new manager, did everything to make us happy at the island and after a few days we felt home again. There are so many people i like to thank but i think i will forget names.. and everyone is doing a great job! The staff at the spice, the boys we cleaned up our rooms and suprised us with drawnings and towel art etc. All who are working to keep the island nice and clean. The wooden bord at our villa with our names on it etc. I went to the gym every day, we did i private boat trip wich was great. Had an excellent evening in the new steam kitchen. As a vegetarian i just love the food on the island! The christmas dinner was to much to choose for. Only the way back was very stressfull because of the waterplane that picked us up to late. Just because of the girl at the airport and her efforts we made in time. For now i feel sorry for all the people off the island, not to be aible to be with their reletives. I hope i will soon be a happy island again. I wish you all over there to be save and healty. And we will meat again.. dont know when..maybe this year and otherwise certainly next year when i get 50. For us there is no other choice then this beautifull resort and island. Again.. THANK YOU!! Read less