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 Honeymoon trip , dream trip

Feb 27, 2021 jayneshdhavalpatel Ahmedabad, India

We have just returned from a 5 days of marvelous vacation on Atmosphere Kanifushi Island and it was like in real PARADISE!!!! We’ve absolutely loved it, nevertheless, it was our first time visiting this island.The villas were spotlessly clean with two times cleaning service a day. Minibars were topped two times a day, which made me even happier.… Read more
We have just returned from a 5 days of marvelous vacation on Atmosphere Kanifushi Island and it was like in real PARADISE!!!! We’ve absolutely loved it, nevertheless, it was our first time visiting this island.The villas were spotlessly clean with two times cleaning service a day. Minibars were topped two times a day, which made me even happier. Very friendly staff everywhere starting from reception down to all facilities . All staff speaks perfect English & Hindi as well , suprised :) The island itself is very clean, green and stunning. Even better than in pictures. Separately, we want to say thank you for the chiefs of the Hotel restaurants (Spice, Sunset, Tepanyaki, Just Veg) for their absolutely delicious food and amazing hospitality. Don’t want to forget to emphasize the variety of seafood, exotic fruits and fried vegetables. I’ll not be able to express all our appreciation to all Hotel Staff and especially to Abdulla, Sunanda, Hemendra , Feri and others. We will be back for sure!!! Already miss all of you. Love Jay & Krinal Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ohhh my god, Island is exquisite...!!!

Feb 26, 2021 rohankamra90 New Delhi, India

Hmmmm, so much to write , where to start from..okay let’s start from the most important person for you during your stay “THE GRO” GRO - guest relation officer - Naajid aka “Naajy” for us. Best service ever received , what a hospitality offered by him. It’s like he is always on his toes to give best service. I think we literally met him atleast… Read more
Hmmmm, so much to write , where to start from..okay let’s start from the most important person for you during your stay “THE GRO” GRO - guest relation officer - Naajid aka “Naajy” for us. Best service ever received , what a hospitality offered by him. It’s like he is always on his toes to give best service. I think we literally met him atleast 4-5 times daily. That tells you how active he is and always trying to resolve your queries and helping you plan a perfect itinerary for your stay. In short, GRO shadows you during your whole trip and “Naajy” did a fantastic job in that. Thank you Naajy once again for all your hospitality About Island - Its a white sand island 2.5km in length (a straight line) with Beach villas and water villas. You do have an option to go for a villa with private pool but those are few in numbers so get your bookings well in advance to get those. Overall the island is very beautiful and clean. We always saw their cleaning staff around us cleaning the whole island couple of times in a day Food - One of the most important thing one looks for during any vacation and they are simply amazing in food. So many options to eat, Buffet at Spice with a different menu on a daily basis, speciality Restraurants like Pier Six(fine dining for sea food), Tepanyakki Grill (Japanese cuisine) ,Just Veg(fusion dishes covering 6 different cuisine) & the Sunset (at the sunset pool). They also have options for in villa dining and private dinner arrangements for special occasions. The show stopper for me was the Beach Barbeque on every Wednesday. Simply amazing especially for sea food lovers and last but not the least the Sri Lankan speciality cuisine food place Ceylon Bliss , offers you options for evening snacks or dinner as it opened 5 times a week from 5 PM to 9 PM Alcohol options - after fair amount of research done I think this resort provides almost every alcohol option/brand/variety in their all inclusive package so nothing to worry about 😊, you will get enough booze to get high everyday😜 Spa - as it’s a long Island and if you like to walk , this is the place to relax and rejuvenate yourself. We visited the Spa twice and their foot message was awesome. We also got the Balinese massage done and it was good too. Nova is handling the guests really well and helping them make perfect choice for their treatments. Room Tips - I had a split stay with 3 nights in beach villa and remaining 3 in water villa with pool. In case you are first time traveller to this resort or Maldives , I would suggest to go with both but if you ask me what would I book for the next time it’s definitely gonna be their beach villas. You wake up with an amazing beach view with so many sun beds to relax and enjoy your day. In case you need peace and are travelling without kids, beach villas closer to sunset pool should attract you. In case with kids or wanna stay closer to their main activity areas and restraurants try and pick your villa closer to the Liquid Bar/Spice.. we prefer peace and less hustle bustle so we were staying closer to the sunset pool which is an adult only pool. Water/Sea excursion- They have a dive and sail centre where you can get any kind of sea activities booked like snorkelling, fishing tours , sunset cruises , dives , personal boats etc.. and next to that is their water sports area where all non motorised activities are part of their all inclusive package. For mortarised ones like jet ski, para sailing you need to pay Staff - I have to say that they really know the trick how to please their guests. Staff in every department is well trained and cordial. In case you have a special customised request they are always ready to help and make your stay a fruitful one. Here I would like to thank a few of them who took really good care of us: —— Harmendra - Bar tender at the sunset, simply amazing and sweet guy. All the best harmendra.. —— Ranbir - Hats off to you sir , I am an Indian and would suggest to open a couple of branches of Just Veg in India as well. Amazing menu and so many options for vegetarian lovers. —— Diah - Bar tender at the spice(mornings)and pier six(evenings) - she has some magic in her hands, best ever mocktails/cocktails I have had. Well done Diah. —— Imma - So helpful and always a smiling face. Making Africa proud 😊 —— Chamith at Ceylon bliss is doing full justice to Sri Lankan cuisine. Very tasty food we have had at Ceylon Bliss during our stay. —— Kundan Chef at Sunset(our daily sitting spot) was so curtious in taking our custom lunch requests and making each meal a memorable one. Thank you Kundan Ji. —— Ram & Sai at Pier six - They gave us the best dinner experience during our stay at Pier six with their food suggestions. Thank you so much. —— Housekeeping guys Aakash & Pankaj , Ambika at Spice , Sitay and Venkee at Just Veg , Kuldeep and Raj kumar at sunset pool , thank for making this trip very comfortable for us. —— Thanks Sanjay(Resort Manager)and Maxi(Head GRO team) for coming to us at sunset pool. Trust me that was a perfect gesture. P.S. - a small note to reservation team(do not want to mention any names), “after spending such a good time at your resort one expects atleast some eagerness from your side(reservation team in specific) in case your guest is looking to get their trip extended. As I did not get a revert from your end on the request for my stay extention it was a little disappointing but that’s dosent stop me to give FULL 5 stars to Atmosphere Kanifushi...!! Read less
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Feb 26, 2021 AlexandrKantsev London, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a 10 days of marvelous vacation on Atmosphere Kanifushi Island and it was like in real PARADISE!!!! We’ve absolutely loved it, nevertheless, it was our second time visiting this island. Nothing changed since we’ve been there three years ago, same hospitality, service and wonderful cuisine. It was 4 of us and we took two… Read more
We have just returned from a 10 days of marvelous vacation on Atmosphere Kanifushi Island and it was like in real PARADISE!!!! We’ve absolutely loved it, nevertheless, it was our second time visiting this island. Nothing changed since we’ve been there three years ago, same hospitality, service and wonderful cuisine. It was 4 of us and we took two Deluxe Villas on the soft powdery sand. The villas were spotlessly clean with two times cleaning service a day. Minibars were topped two times a day, which made me even happier))). Very friendly staff everywhere starting from reception down to Kids Club. Our son loved to go to Kids Club and recreation to play with nurseries. He was literally crying when we’ve been leaving the resort, that’s how he appreciated staff for their friendship and care. Hotel Guide Aliya was absolutely helpful and made it easy for us to ask questions or to get certain information in our native language. All staff speaks perfect English so I had an opportunity to improve my English as well!!!! The island itself is very clean, green and stunning. Even better than in pictures. Separately, we want to say thank you for the chiefs of the Hotel restaurants (Spice, Sunset, Tepanyaki, Just Veg) for their absolutely delicious food and amazing tastes. I never ever have eaten those delicious PUMPKIN CURRY and all other dishes from pumpkin!!!!! Don’t want to forget to emphasize the variety of seafood, exotic fruits and fried vegetables. I’ll not be able to express all our appreciation to all Hotel Staff and especially to Aliya, Abdulla, Sunanda, Ram, Mei, Villu, Madhan, Usam and others. We will be back for sure!!! Already miss all of you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 25th Wedding Anniversary of P & G Bhandary trip 2021

Feb 25, 2021 geetap257

Hello, We were at Atmosphere Kanifushi for 4 days for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Maldives is beautiful and the resort makes it even better. All the staff were there to welcome us when we landed and bid us farewell when we left...a very sweet gesture. We stayed 2 days at Watervilla and 2 days Sunset Beach Villa. Our both rooms had a… Read more
Hello, We were at Atmosphere Kanifushi for 4 days for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Maldives is beautiful and the resort makes it even better. All the staff were there to welcome us when we landed and bid us farewell when we left...a very sweet gesture. We stayed 2 days at Watervilla and 2 days Sunset Beach Villa. Our both rooms had a breathtaking view, the food at all the restaurants was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Special thanks to all...Chef Ganesh of Teppanyaki Grill who showed his skills in Japanese cuisine ..awesome, Chef Tejinder from Spice, Head Chef of Just Veg , Chef Kundan of Sunset Beach Rest , Mr Firey for all the time who was available for us , their hospitality was incredible... and on our 25th Wedding Anniversary day the staff gave us a surprise with drums and sang beautiful song in local language ... awesome guys you made it great memorable one ... special thanks to you all too 🥳🥳. The resort offers a host of activities including water sports , a recreation area, a fitness center to name a few. They also provide bicycles - this makes it very easy to get from one part of the island to the other. Shuttle services are also available every half an hour and at request. Simply divine. Excellent food, great service, endless drinks and an environment you can really unwind and relax Thanks to all Atmosphere Kanufushi Staff, Chefs, each n everyone who were part of our memorable trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A memorable trip to Maldives

Feb 24, 2021 GrandTour34279846718

Atmosphere Kanufushi Maldives is luxurious resort with beautiful settings, serene atmosphere in a green landscape with some amazing foods in various restaurants across the resort. Magnificent rooms with courteous staff, one of the best luxury resort at Maldives. Availability of complete independent 100% Veg restaurant is a heaven for Vegetarians