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Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives - All INCLUDED! Located in the stunning Lhaviyani Atoll, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives features stand-alone Beach villas spreading idyllically along a mesmeric two kilometre long turquoise lagoon, showcasing vast living spaces with accentuating Maldivian interiors, offers a hassle-free five star resort experience with a premium All-inclusive holiday plan - KANIFUSHI PLAN. This premium All Inclusive Plan offers a fine collection of premium wines & spirits, a combination of buffet, fine dining & theme night dining options, clubbed with an array of activities ranging from excursions, sunset fishing, snorkelling & non-motorized water sports! All-Included - in ONE Price!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Indoor play area for children
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Akshay Attal wrote a review Jan 14
5 contributions
We travelled to Atmosphere Kanifushi in the 1st week of December 2021 for 5 nights and the overall experience was brilliant to say the least! Stay: We split our stay between the beach villa and the overwater pool villa and must say that both of these rooms have a very different but unique and unmissable experience. The cleanliness, room service and mini bar collection was perfect. We were also assigned a personal Guest Representative Officer who was our SPOC for anything needed at the place (restaurant bookings, experience bookings, room service requirements etc.). Food: There is no dearth of restaurant options in Atmosphere, and it is especially a heaven for vegetarians! Just Veg, Pier Six, Teppanyaki Grill and Spice were the restaurants where we ate our majority meals and we would say that the food really defined our experience at the place. To say the least, every meal was extremely satiating, and we did not have any complaints. Special shout out to MADAN from Just Veg who took care of us at the restaurant and ensured that we always had a wonderful time dining at the place Very Special shout out to CHEF SURENDAR from Spice – I think he was the top reason for making our stay memorable. The hospitality, the food that he created and just the extreme affection with which he took care of our every meal really made our stay very memorable! Don’t forget to look for him when you go to Spice! Water activities: You can go for the Snorkeling sessions in the inner reefs (for newcomers who may not know swimming or who are not very confident swimmers). Do try to take a guided session before as that helps in building your confidence. Would definitely recommend this resort to anyone travelling to Maldives, kudos to the team!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Split stay between beach villas and water villas
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Response from Atmosphere Kanifushi, Other at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Akshay Attal, Sunny Greeting from Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives. We are absolutely delighted to receive such detailed feedback from your stay and showcase all our facilities in a way that you have personally experienced and described the property so well. It gives us tremendous satisfaction to know that the quality of our Villas, Food, and Beverage was up to your expectations, your comments are a great encouragement for us to continue our commitment to creating more memorable experiences for our guests, your regards and compliments will surely be shared with our mentioned colleagues. Once again thank you for leaving this feedback and for your kind recommendation, we all hope to welcome you back again to our paradise. Best Regards, Mei P. Pun General Manager
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Carmel K wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom24 contributions15 helpful votes
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We have just returned from an 18 night stay on Atmosphere Kanifushi Island and OMG it was just stunning. It is a stunningly beautiful picture perfect island, starting with the soft white powdery sand beneath your feet to the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean that seem to be a constant 27c . Be aware this is a coral Island and so there might be some sharp coral on the beach at water line , we found our water shoes came in very handy. The beach is raked daily. We stayed in the Deluxe beach villa for the first 15 days. It was spacious, very comfortable and private with direct access on to the beach. We loved the semi out door garden bathroom, beautifully designed . We then moved to the water villas with a pool for the last three nights. Whilst sad to leave our beautiful beach front villa, the Water Villa was simply stunning in design with ocean views from both our bed and bathroom. There were glass panels in the floor both in the bedroom & bathroom giving you a view of the marine life below. Restaurant Just Veg requires booking and I would say is a must, as what they can do with vegetables and the flavours they impart are amazing. Another must is Ceylon Bliss for its ambiance, set underneath trees next to the breaking waves, serving fantastic delicious Sri Lankan street food . Some dishes can be seriously chilli hot but the Chef is very accommodating and can modify any dish at your request. BBQ’s on the beach were another of our favourite, serving a variety of cuisines from around the globe, ie Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai and the seafood which included large prawns, lobster and calamari . We loved the many facilities on offer, ie Spacious gym with a good selection of equipment, 2 beautiful infinity pools, the Sunset pool being approx 25m and the Liquid pool approx 50m. We treated ourselves to three treatments & massages at the lovely Spa run by lovely Balinese ladies with amazingly strong firm hands. Came out feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated. The island is just over 2km in length and the best way to get around is request a ride on one of the buggies or take out bikes at a cost of USD$1 a day. Just in case it rains do plan ahead and request in advance your buggy ride, especially during meal times as there is high demand. For us our bike rides, whether going to breakfast, the gym or pool has left us with some of our most pleasurable moments, cycling down sandy path ways that are raked and cleaned meticulously each day, shaded by Banyan trees, Bougainvilleas, beautiful water features and a sculpture, views of the ocean, fruit bats and dragon flies overhead and of course the sound of the surf. At a time when we have had so many restrictions and lock downs this just lifted our spirits to no end. Whether in a family, or couple or you just want to get away from it all this is a lovely place to go. Such a lovely atmosphere and ambience created for all. However, what made our stay really special are the fantastic people who work there. Everyone there all work together and cannot do enough to help you and ensure you have a wonderful time. I feel it would be remiss not to mention some of the wonderful staff in recognition of the outstanding service we received. Linda from reservations - from the very beginning of planning our holiday nothing was too much trouble for Linda, always available via WhatsApp ready to answer all queries. Whilst there we extended our stay twice and chopped and changed our minds on which villa we wanted to stay in yet Linda was professional, courteous, extremely helpful throughout, always smiling, calm and with such a good sense of humour Mohit- Executive Housekeeper always avails himself should you need anything and if you want any photography tips or want to capture some stunning shots just ask Mohit who will gladly share his recommendations and photography advice - so helpful and he has such a beautiful collection of pics of the island and its flowers & fauna. Ibbey from house keeping who ensured our Beach Villa was always clean, and fresh on our return from breakfast every morning. Leaving us uplifting, creative messages on our bed made from flowers, even running a bubble bath adorned with flowers, such a lovely surprise to come home to after dinner. Ibbey always checked in with us daily to see how we were - he was so charming & personable. From the bar and restaurant staff - Ramon leads a wonderful and engaging team and we especially appreciated the caring, attentive services from Amil, Linette, Sakshi, Farzu, Arpana and Gobi. All were so very nice, anticipating our needs, with a great sense of humour and most of all very entertaining. We really looked forward to our meal times because of these wonderful caring, individuals. Executive Chef Saurabh, who welcomed and looked after us as if we were part of his extended family. On finding out my parents came from the same city as he originates from and hearing I missed my mum’s cooking the following evening we were treated to one of the meals I had mentioned my mum use to cook so well, chicken biryani. It was not only exceptionally tasty it was incredibly thoughtful. Saurabh has a wonderful team of chefs who all avail themselves to ensuring we had a culinary feast and were spoilt for choice. We enjoyed meeting some of them, in particular Rohin from Just Veg & Saustitha from Ceylon Bliss. Some of the Dishes we enjoyed were the steamed dumplings, the noodle dishes and also the garlic & coriander broth. We also loved the local breakfast dish Tuna Mashuni - very yummy indeed. Phillipe- the General Manager can be seen through out the day in different places as well as greeting people for dinner in the evenings, again, a great sense of humour and mischief he has he to be credited with the fun, relaxed yet professional team who look after you & who reside on this little piece of heaven. Seeing Phillipe and the whole team coming to say farewell and wave us goodbye on the jetty as our sea plane took off was such a lovely personal & memorable touch to end such a wonderful holiday. We now know where to go to revitalise and reenergise and just hope we get the opportunity to go again. Thank you so much to Phillipe & The Kanifushi Team. Krgds Bader & Carmel Khan 🙏🥰
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Atmosphere Kanifushi, Other at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Responded Nov 25, 2020
Dear CarmelK007, Sunny Greetings from Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives! Thank you for your outstanding feedback and detailed comments that have thrilled our hearts and will be a great encouragement to our teams. We are glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the Resort from your arrival experience to accommodation and the overall service at the resort and we are delighted for your generous and kind words of praise. All the names mentioned above, and the rest of the team will certainly receive the praise that they deserve, as we strive to improve our services to make guests’ experiences at Atmosphere Kanifushi a truly unforgettable one. We have been blessed with an amazing team and thank you for recognizing us this way. On behalf of the entire Atmosphere Kanifushi Family, a big 'THANK YOU' and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back! Best Regards, Philippe Claverotte General Manager
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bsdesign wrote a review Jan 13
Chelmsford, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
Wow this place did not disappoint and if they were to update the Oxford Dictionary to describe the word ‘Paradise’ then this would be it! The attention to detail to ensure that you feel like the most important people on the planet but yet not too fussy, these guys have got it spot on. From the moment we arrived at Male, to be transported to the private lounge at the Sea Plane airport, the seaplane ride to the very personal reception at the sea plane jetty on arrival, even after 22 hours of travelling it felt great. The team welcomed us by name without prompt. The drummers leading us to reception past the most beautiful beach we’ve ever seen really perked us up and the champagne on arrival even more so. We arrived in the morning so our water villa was not quite ready but not a problem, we had our swimwear in our carry on and changed in the reception WC. A bit sweaty but no bother. We then weee given a guided tour of the by Nihad (who looked after us throughout our stay) in a golf cart and dropped us at the adults pool for cocktails, lunch and a dip which were all fantastic. Just as we finished our lunch our room was ready and Nihad was waiting outside the restaurant for us. We had a sunset water villa with pool which was a free upgrade from Atmosphere when we re-booked following a COVID cancellation. We highly recommend these as the sunsets were stunning, the best we’ve ever seen and pool was great. We used this a lot and had a floating breakfast which was great too but for 2 people is too much, especially as you are all-inclusive. We chose Grey Goose and Tanqeray as our included 1 litre bottles and wine, beer, soft drinks, water and snacks were updated twice daily. Nihad arranged our itinerary by WhatsApp or came to us when necessary, who is fantastic at his job, considering how many villas at once he looks after. He helped me arrange my proposal, discreetly coming to meet me and take the ring. The setting of the proposal on the beach with a private BBQ was incredible and the guys really helped. The head chef was amazing and food exquisite. He made a point of coming over to see me throughout ur stay, which was a nice touch. Thankfully she said yes and the rest of the trip was like an engagement moon. Akash looked after our room and he deserves a lot of credit also. These guys work really hard and go the extra mile. It is nice to tip these guys as I am sure they don’t earn a lot. The food everywhere was amazing, even ‘Just Veg’. I am a pure carnivore and enjoyed it but the setting was stunning. Ceillon Bliss, a little shack on the beach, tucked away in the trees was a unique experience. Teppanyaki was worth it and the food at Pier 6 blew my mind, especially the salt and chilli crab. Lobster at the BBQ and white party on the beach was good and the main buffet all inclusive had the best curries I’ve ever tasted but something for everyone. Oh and the fresh Mango at breakfast melted in your mouth. We had dolphin’s swim beside us on boat trips, swam with turtles, sharks, manta rays and all sorts of sea life and even caught a 6ft shark on the sunset fishing trip. We met some amazing people and were punching ourselves every day with the beauty of the island. We even waded our to our own island one day. These guys have a number of people on the island but yet you can easily find areas of beach or swing chairs that feel like you are the only people there. Not sure how they do it but it’s great. If you wAnt lively entertainment this place is not for you but the couple that sing for light entertainment are good. Sometime a bit more might go down well with some but I think that is the vibe of this place. Thanks Atmosphere, we promise to return, maybe for our honeymoon
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Atmosphere Kanifushi, Other at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Responded 3 days ago
Dear bsdesign, Sunny Greetings from Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives! What wonderful feedback to receive on your recent stay at Atmosphere Kanifushi and for giving us this awesome detailed and valuable feedback. The entire team at Atmosphere Kanifushi joins me in extending our sincere appreciation to you for choosing to stay in our resort. We would like to seize this very chance and express our genuine gratitude for all your lovely comments addressed to what makes our resort so special, from food and beverage offerings, magnificent views, villas, which had thrilled our hearts, my team and I truly appreciate your kind appreciation on our exceptional level of hospitality, our team always ensures to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will eagerly await your return to Atmosphere Kanifushi, your island home in the Maldives! We can’t wait to welcome you back whenever you plan your next visit to our paradise. Best Regards, Mei P. Pun General Manager
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UselessBob wrote a review Jan 13
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom23 contributions17 helpful votes
Beautiful location, good food, *very* attentive staff. We loved having a pool which overlooked the lagoon. The all-inclusive package means that you don't have to worry about anything. Different people will have different views on luxury. Personally, if I check in to my villa at 18:00 and start changing for dinner, I'm not so keen on people coming into the room 15 mins later to fluff up the pillows or whatever. But a lot of other people will think "Wow! That's so thoughtful!". And after putting out the "Do not disturb" sign, some folk would really like it if housekeeping phone them to ask when it would be OK to check the minibar. Basically, are you in the "Wow! They came back later to switch the porch light back on, and fold my socks again!" group, or are you in the "FFS it's just a lightswitch and socks, I'll manage by myself" group? Atmosphere Kanifushi is really superb if you're in the former group. There are bikes on the island, which would be handy if you get one of the more remote villas, but there are regular shuttle buses too. I never bothered with the process of signing up to use a bike. There is also a nice gym; the airco struggles to keep it cool, but you didn't come to the Maldives to spend all day working out, did you? You'll have the gym to yourself. Atmosphere Kanifushi seems very popular with Russian families. I suspect some of the staff speak basic Russian, and there were some tasty Russian options at one of the restaurants. The overwater villas are great - and we loved having our own pool - but that also puts you under the flight path of the 06:00 seaplane. Some honeymooners might not appreciate that; but if you bring with family, I suspect your kids will be awake well before 6, clamouring to get their snorkels on and go explore the lagoon. There's an onsite medic who can arrange a PCR test for Covid-19 just before you fly home, which makes travel easier.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Response from Atmosphere Kanifushi, Other at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Responded 3 days ago
Dear UselessBob, Sunny Greetings Thank you for choosing Atmosphere Kanifushi as your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your valuable detailed feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted by your kind words about your experience here and the fact that you truly enjoyed yourself, makes us all very happy. Our creative and passionate teams are always ready to surprise and delight you with unforgettable experiences that exceed your expectations your review would be very helpful to all our prospective guests. As always, it has been a great pleasure having you on our beautiful island, and Hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Mei P. Pun General Manager
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emzthe1 wrote a review Jan 12
Dubai, United Arab Emirates68 contributions28 helpful votes
Another wonderful trip in paradise!! This was our second visit to Kanifushi and it was as amazing as the first. The water villas are beautiful- I would say these are better than the beach villa we had last time (but I’m sure that’s just my personal preference). I would recommend requesting villas 403 and upwards as 401/402 can sometimes be overlooked by the Pier 6 restaurant. Great food and service at Pier 6, Just Veg and Sunset Bar. Special mention to Sandy who looked after us during our stay. All the staff here are wonderful and really do make your trip memorable. Thank you also to Mae the General Manager who is always present and available should you need her. Thanks also to Jaiz who helped us a lot throughout our stay including on the first day with our bicycle mishaps!! We look forward to seeing you all again in May 2022!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Request villa 403 onwards if staying in a water villa. Make restaurant reservation in advance of...
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear emzthe1, Sunny Greetings! Thank you for choosing Atmosphere Kanifushi as your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased with how beautifully you described what makes our resort so special, once again, we are glad to hear all the positive feedback and we are delighted to know you enjoyed your overall stay in the resort whilst staying with us. I will be sure to share your feedback with the entire team especially those names mentioned above as they will all be very proud to have been such a positive part of your experience here. Thank you for staying and continuing support! We are looking welcoming you back for the 03rd time in your second home, Atmosphere Kanifushi! Best Regards, Mei P. Pun General Manager
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MaldivesLhaviyani AtollKanifushi Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Just Veg by Atmosphere, Sunset Restaurant, and Tepanyaki.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Kanifushi Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Hindi, and Malay.
Does Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.