Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives


All Inclusive
Hotel Villas
Private Pools

  • An island hotel crafted with a blend of modern and Maldivian architecture
  • Magnificent views of the sandy beach and azure waters of the Indian Ocean
  • Aesthetic and deluxe villas and suites
  • An immersive journey through the rich cultures of the Indian Ocean region

Atmosphere Kanifushi Resort is a luxurious Maldivian hotel constructed on the soft white sands beside the Indian Ocean in the Maldives. Surrounded by vibrant tropical vegetation perfectly balancing bliss, tranquillity and fun, Atmosphere Kanifushi is the ideal destination for an unforgettable journey for couples or families.

The hotel has 162 detached villas and suites which are separated by a few meters of tropical flora to offer further privacy for guests. The villas and suites have direct access to an immaculate paradise beach and a beautiful turquoise panorama. Offering privacy, luxury and a great holiday location, Atmosphere Kanifushi is ideal for a luxury adventure.

Guests of Atmosphere Kanifushi can spend sunlit days relaxing on private sun loungers and immerse themselves in the revitalising private pool available in Sunset Pool Villas. The hotel also has two swimming pools for both adults and children. Head to the restaurant or poolside bar for a unique taste of Maldivian recipes with an extensive variety.   

A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 0–1, 2–4, and 5–14 years.

All Inclusive – what's included

Kanifushi Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Spice. A la carte lunch menu at The Sunset pool bar. A variety of snacks available during the day and evenings at The Liquid. Lunch or dinner at Just Veg. One à la carte fine dining experience for every 7 nights of stay at The Sunset.

Premium brands of beer and liqueurs. Unlimited cocktails and mocktails, signature drinks, juices, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffees, and premium wines and bubbles from the Kanifushi Plan  menu (excluding Teppenyaki Grill).

In-villa mini bar replenished twice daily with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and a selection of snacks.

One complimentary excursion per guests from a selection of 6 options.

Access to the Club House sports and recreation centre including floodlit tennis court, gym, and indoor recreational activities.

Non-motorized water sports, daily snorkelling excursions and equipment, various weekly activities, Kids Club, daily music, DJ, and sunset fishing once per stay.


Bars & Restaurants

Just Veg

This is the first purely vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives. Just Veg offers delicious vegetarian cuisine that even meat lovers enjoy. The food is served besides the Ocean in an island living ambience. 

Open: 12:30 - 14:30 and 19:00 - 22:30.

Pier Six

Pier Six is the brand-new overwater restaurant, built on Atmosphere Kanifushi’s new overwater peninsula. Open for lunch and dinner, Pier Six offers an array of seafood specialities and Japanese Teppanyaki grill options.

The Liquid

The Liquid is located near the swimming pool and serves snacks, a range of cocktails, top branded alcohol, and a variety of beers and wines. 

Open: 09:00 - 01:00.

The Spice

Spice restaurant serves a variety of cuisines buffet style, with a live cooking stations and grills where you watch delicious dishes made by expert chefs.

Open: 07:00 - 10:30, 12:00 - 14:30 and 19:00 - 22:00.

Ceylon Bliss

Tucked amongst the trees, almost in the middle of the island, a hidden gem exists. Ceylon Bliss is the place to be during Happy Hour, with relaxing swings, enjoyable Sri Lankan Street Food, lose yourself while listening to the waves and observing the sunset.

The Sunset

Sunset is located next to the adult’s pool and has bohemian sandy floors and a relaxed atmosphere. It serves light meals during the day and Asian and Mediterranean fusions in the evenings.

Open: 09:00 - 19:00 and 19:00 - 22:30.

For Families

Kids Club

The Kids’ Club is the perfect place for children to enjoy their time in the Maldives. It offers numerous gaming activities and a daily schedule which will fill your little ones’ days with fun and enjoyment. 

Babysitting services are available at an additional charge for children below four years old.

Spa & Wellness

Akiri Spa by Mandara

Akiri Spa offers six treatment rooms set among luxurious tropical gardens and offering views of the Eastern Coast of the Island. The spa also has a sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi, as well as an excellent hair and beauty salon.

Activities & Entertainment

Water Sports

The hotel offers a wide range of water sports, including windsurfing, Jetlev (Jetpack), wakeboarding and many more. A PADI Dive Centre is also available within the hotel grounds.

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is the hotel's sports and refreshment centre, offering daily prearranged activities for adults and children, ranging from fitness to adventure and social events to competitive sports.

About the location

Counting more than 1,000 islands dispersed through the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the ultimate get away from it all destination. It is a one hotel per island destination, with properties ranging from luxurious resorts with elegant and trendy restaurants and bars, to sophisticated and zen retreats inspired by the local Maldivian design.

Guests of Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives can discover many island wonders, including natural swimming pools surrounded by green grass, palms, and paradise beaches. Beneath the azure waters, you’ll find an impressive number of colourful reefs, with the Maldives hitting the list of the best scuba sites in the world. Most hotels provide scuba diving and snorkelling experiences for those interested in discovering the underwater wonders of the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is one of the best spots on earth to spend a luxurious peaceful holiday surrounded by an azure blue heaven.

Transfer time
Atmosphere Kanifushi is a 30 minute transfer from Velana International Airport by seaplane.
Sunset Beach Villa

Sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child

Sunset Beach Villas are nestled along a beautiful stretch of beach each with their own open-air veranda. Inside, an open-air bathroom with whirlpool bathtub can be found as well as a queen size bed. Sunset Beach Villas have direct beach access and private sun loungers.


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Water Villa

Sleeps up to 3 adults

The enchanting Water Villas are located at the far western end of the Kanifushi Island and are perfect for a romantic holiday. With direct access to the desirable lagoon, choose to take a morning dip, or relax on the comfortable sun loungers.


Sunset Beach Villa with Pool

Sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child

Situated at the northern-most tip of the island; these signature villas are a secluded sanctuary offering direct access to the beach and feature an extensive outdoor private area with a 30m² private pool. The open-air bathroom has a whirlpool bathtub with the following benefits: buggy service, in-villa set menu breakfast (optional), complimentary dining at speciality restaurant, butler service (4 butlers per 10 villas), early morning muffin service with tea and coffee (until 08:00), à la carte breakfast served at The Sunset (07:30-09:30).


Sunset Water Villa with Pool

Sleeps up to 3 adults

Sunset Water Villas with Pool have direct access to the ocean and feature an extensive outdoor private area with a 30m² private pool. The open-air bathroom has a whirlpool bathtub with the following benefits: buggy service, in-villa set menu breakfast (optional), complimentary dining at speciality restaurant, butler service (4 butlers per 10 villas), early morning muffin service with tea and coffee (until 08:00), à la carte breakfast served at The Sunset (07:30-09:30).


Kanifushi Grand Pool Villa

Sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child

These special one-bedroom villas boast oceanfront oceanfront views, with a beautiful lap pool and poolside setup that invites you to lounge and relax in this tropical paradise. These Kanifushi Grand Pool Villa is perfect for couples and young families.


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Two Bedroom Sunset Family Beach Villa

Sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children

Sunset Family Villas consist of two interconnecting Sunset Beach Villas with separate outdoor access and are perfect for families or small groups. These villas are located closer to the main restaurant and sport's complex.


Kanifushi Residence

Sleeps up to 5 adults and 2 children

The Kanifushi Residence offers a dream family hideaway amidst the palms and a pristine beach. With a combined living and dining room with a pantry, an entertainment room, plus two bedrooms – a master bedroom, a kids bedroom with twin beds and an attached nanny’s bedroom – this residence is ideal for large families, groups who want to share a common space, and multi-generational travellers.

There's also a spacious wooden deck with table seating and a Maldivian swing to create the perfect chilled out spot for family moments.


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Thank you, Atmosphere Kanifushi ❤️
Tripadvisor review Jan 27 2023
Thank you for the amazing vacation! Unique nature, delicious food, attentive and devoted staff. Water sports, diving, many restaurants, bicycles, tennis court and more, and more! See you next year!!!!
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Tripadvisor review Jan 26 2023
Be careful. Completely full of families and children. Russian 2 weeks holiday and consequently the place was full. We booked a Sea Villa which we thought were for couples only. However many had...
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