Atmosphere Kanifushi in the Maldives is situated on the Lhaviyani Atoll, about half an hour by seaplane from Male International airport. The island itself is about 2km in length and 90 metres wide with lush green tropical vegetation and a large natural coral reef surrounding it.
Accommodation at the all-inclusive resort comprises of 150 villas and suites, all offering direct access to the white sandy beaches that surround the island. All the villas have an unbroken sunset view and are designed and built with natural materials including marble and granite. Designed with a fusion of traditional and modern architecture, they offer a contemporary feel with a Maldivian touch.
Atmosphere Kanifushi’s ‘Platinum Plus’ plan includes all meals, a wide range of drinks, activities including various non-motorised water sports, a sunset fishing trip, a complimentary excursion and access to the kids’ club.
Dining at Atmosphere Kanifushi gives guests a great variety of options - breakfast is served as a beautiful buffet spread, a la carte options are available for lunch and dinner, while guests can order bar snacks throughout the day. Just Veg is the first vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives and serves contemporary cuisine, the Teppanyaki Grill offers an authentic and theatrical experience, while The Spice serves a variety of international cuisine. Lunch is served at The Sunset Pool Bar, while dinner is a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine - guests can enjoy one a la carte fine dining experience here per week. The Liquid Bar provides a relaxing space in which to unwind throughout the day and night, regularly playing host to theme nights and live music.
The facilities at Atmosphere Kanifushi are superb. The Akiri Spa is a complex of 12 treatment rooms which are all set amongst the lush landscaped gardens, offering Ayurvedic therapy to balance body and mind as well as a sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi.
A floodlit tennis court, fully equipped gymnasium and water sports including windsurfing, sailing and waterskiing are also available if you are feeling active. Regular excursions include island picnics, sunset cruises and daily snorkeling adventures. There is also a PADI licensed Dive Centre which allows you to experience the reef just off the shore or at other dive sites nearby which include caves and shipwrecks.
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Children: Children are welcome at Atmosphere Kanifushi and there are organised activities for all ages as well as a Kids Club.
Transfers: Atmosphere Kanifushi is approximately 30 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport.
Facilities: The Akiri Spa has 12 treatment rooms, as well as a sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi. There is a fully equipped gymnasium and a flood-lit tennis court. There are two main swimming pools with one on the sunrise side of the island and one on the sunset side. Atmosphere Kanifushi has the first full sized 50 metre pool in the Maldives. The PADI Certified Diving Centre and Watersports centre enable guests to experience the underwater world that surrounds the island. Several weekly excursions occur, ranging from sunset fishing trips to island hopping and romantic getaways. There is entertainment, with live music, DJ's or discos.
Dining: Spice Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a buffet style with themed nights and grills. Liquid Bar is the main bar at Atmostphere Kanifushi serving cocktails, beers, spirits etc. The Sunset bar and restaurant offers casual drinks and dining during the day and becomes Kanifushi's fine dining option in the evening. Just Veg is the first vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives and combines fresh local vegetables with the culinary delights of India, Asia and the Mediterranean. Teppanyaki Grill at Atmoshphere Kanifushi allows guests to share large circular tables surrounding a hot plate while the chef entertains you!
Platinum Plus all-inclusive: The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Spice Restaurant as a buffet with live cooking stations, themed nights and grills, plus snacks at the Liquid and Sunset pool bars, the a la carte lunch menu at the Sunset bar and one a la carte fine dining experience per guest, per week. Activities include one sunset fishing trip per stay, one complimentary excursion, access to the kid's club, complimentary non motorised water sports, complimentary snorkeling equipment, unlimited snorkeling excursions (two scheduled trips per day). Extras: your mini bar stocked twice daily, 50% discount on one couples massage and a 20% discount for PADI divers on two dives.
There are 150 villas in total, each with direct beach access and uninterrupted sunset views. For privacy each villa is set at least 4 metres from neighboring ones.
Sunset Beach Villas: With a total area of 100 square metres, these are some of the largest entry-level villas in the Maldives. They are designed with high ceilings and open-air bathrooms and are ideal for honeymoon couples. Each has direct beach access, a queen sized bed, an oversized day bed, a whirlpool bath, private outdoor areas, a bathroom, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, safety box, Wi-Fi, DVD player, 32" flat screen satellite TV and an iPod Dock.
Sunset Family Villas: These are interconnecting Beach Villas which enable guests to holiday as a family. Each has a direct beach access, a queen sized bed, an oversized day bed, a whirlpool bath, private outdoor areas, a bathroom, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, safety box, Wi-Fi, DVD player, 32" flat screen satellite TV and an iPod Dock.
Sunset Junior Suites: These spacious suites occupy some of the best beachfront locations. With an area of 132 square metres they offer space and comfort. Each has direct beach access, a veranda overlooking the beach with comfortable loungers and an open-air bathroom. On arrival you can check-in at the villa where there will be a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, a daily refreshed exotic fruit basket, and 2 wine bottles refilled daily. Each has a queen sized bed, an oversized day bed, a whirlpool bath, private outdoor areas, a bathroom, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, safety box, Wi-Fi, DVD player, 40" flat screen satellite TV, an iPod Dock and a portable wine cooler.
Sunset Pool Villas: These are the signature villas of Atmosphere Kanifushi. Positioned at the northern end of the island they offer space and privacy. With an area of 192 square metres, they come complete with an expansive outdoor area, their own private pool of 30 square metres and direct beach access. There is a check-in at the villa option, a welcome bottle of Champagne, daily refreshed exotic fruit basket, butler service, and choice of two bottles of spirits to be placed in the villa. Each has a queen sized bed, an oversized day bed, a whirlpool bath, private outdoor areas, a bathroom, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, safety box, Wi-Fi, DVD player, 42" flat screen satellite TV, an iPod Dock with speakers and a portable wine cooler.