Atmosphere Kanifushi is an all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, situated in 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 resort comprises of 172 stand alone villas and suites. All 132 beach front villas and suites offer direct access to the white sandy beaches that surround the island with an unbroken sunset view. Villas offer a contemporary feel with a Maldivian touch, fusing traditional and modern architecture with natural materials including marble and granite. Stretching out over the Western lagoon of Kanifushi Island are 40 water villas, 28 of which offer sunset views and private pool.
The Atmosphere Kanifushi Plan includes all meals, a wide range of drinks, activities including various non-motorised water sports, a sunset fishing trip, a complimentary excursion, access to the kids’ club and roundtrip transfers. One a la carte fine dining experience is also included in the Kanifushi Plan.
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 food is excellent and worth a visit even if you are not vegetarian, 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. Tucked amongst the dense trees, Ceylon Bliss is a hidden gem. The perfect spot to spend Happy Hour and enjoy typical Sri Lankan Street Food while listening to the waves and observing the sunset. Pier Six is the resorts overwater restaurant, built on the new overwater peninsula, offering an array of seafood specialities and Japanese Teppanyaki grill options.
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 snorkelling 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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Kanifushi offers some of the finest authentic dining experiences in the Maldives. Whilst many resorts have a choice of meal plans with different inclusions, Kanifushi's exclusive 'Platinum Plus' plan means that all guests can enjoy the same premium all inclusive benefits. It is easy to see why many clients return year after year, once you have stayed at Kanifushi it is difficult to find anywhere that quite compares.
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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 Atmosphere Kanifushi allows guests to share large circular tables surrounding a hot plate while the chef entertains you! Pier Six is the resorts overwater restaurant, offering an array of seafood specialities and Japanese Teppanyaki grill options, and is included once during the stay for guests staying in overwater villas. Ceylon Bliss offers happy hour drinks and serves typical Sri Lankan Street Food.
Atmosphere Kanifushi Plan: 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 snorkelling equipment, unlimited snorkelling 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 172 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 Villa: 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. (100sqm)
Water Villa: Perched over a stunning turquoise Western lagoon if Kanifushi Island, these water villas over an elegant retreat close to nature and the sea itself. Carefully curated interiors over lush amenities, cosy furnishing and indulgent touches. Wake up to uninterrupted ocean vistas, lounge on your private wooden sundeck and dip into the lagoon to explore the fascinating underwater world. Each has a queen sized bed, an oversized day bed, direct lagoon access, seperate shower and bathtub, outdoor deck and sunloungers, in room safe, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, Wi-Fi, DVD player, in-villa mini bar, 42" flat screen satellite TV and surround sound. (105sqm).
Kanifushi Grand Pool Villa: These spacious villas occupy some of the best beachfront locations. With an area of 242 square metres they offer space and comfort. Each has direct beach access, a veranda and lap pool overlooking the beach with comfortable loungers and a partially open-air bathroom. On arrival you can check-in at the villa where there will be a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and canapes, a daily refreshed exotic fruit basket, and 2 wine bottles refilled daily. Each has a king sized bed, a living area with an oversized day bed, sofa, central table and work desk, an alfresco bath, a 42sqm pool, 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. (132sqm)
Sunset Beach Villa with Pool: 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. (192sqm)
Sunset Water Villa with Pool: Stretching along the northern end of the island, these indulgent villas over ultimate overwater luxury, with contemporary interiors, expansive ocean views, a luxurious bathroom and world class amenities. Enjoy the outdoors on the wooden deck with a generous 20 m² private pool, relaxing loungers and a crystal-clear lagoon available for a dip anytime. Each has a queen sized bed, an oversized day bed, direct lagoon access, seperate shower and bathtub, outdoor deck and sunloungers, in room safe, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, Wi-Fi, DVD player, in-villa mini bar, 42" flat screen satellite TV and surround sound. (125sqm).
Two Bedroom Sunset Family Beach Villa: 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. (200sqm)
Kanifushi Residence: The most luxurious accommodation on the island, these two bedroom villas come complete with a private freeform swimming pool and occupy some of the best beachfront locations. Exclusive services for these villas include a welcome bottle of Champagne and canapes upon arrival, enhanced in-villa minibar, cookie jar service, in villa breakfast once per stay, additional speciality dining experiences, butler service, dedicated buggy service and beach toys for children. Each has a master bedroom with a circular king bed, second bedroom with twin beds and an attached nanny's bedroom and entertainment room, spacious wardrobe with complimentary beach essentials, two open air bathrooms featuring an outdoor bath tub, private beach garden and veranda featuring a 115sqm pool, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, safety box, Wi-Fi, 65" flat screen satellite TV and a docking station for mobile phones. (5940sqm)
* Price given as a guide only. Departure date, exchange rate, flight class, board basis and room type can affect prices considerably.