Close your eyes and try to imagine the softest, whitest sand between your toes, gently swaying palm trees in the cooling breeze and a calm, almost translucent ocean, and you might just get close to describing the paradise that is the Maldives, truly one of the world’s most idyllic locations.
Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, the five-star premium all-inclusive Atmosphere Kanifushi is a paradisiacal island, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon featuring those lush green palm trees, flourishing tropical vegetation, pure white beaches and home to a natural coral reef that is extraordinary to dive or snorkel.
The resort has its own lounge at Malé International Airport, complete with that all-important combo of Wi-Fi and snacks to enjoy before boarding the seaplane transfer for the 35-minute journey over the naturally formed atolls, corals and vivid colourful nature below.
Upon arrival at the jetty, you will be met by Atmosphere’s welcoming team with cold towels and a refreshing drink ensuring any tensions start to slip away and you have no choice but to relax your shoulders and simply breathe in the fresh sea air.
Kanifushi’s Platinum Plus all-inclusive plan ensures an all-encompassing, hassle-free holiday with dining, accommodation, activities and water sports all included in one package.
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Atmosphere Kanifushi features 172 huge detached villas and suites, ranging from 100m² for the Sunset Beach villa up to 200m² for the Sunset Family villa, all of which have been beautifully decorated in subtle hues, bringing the tranquillity of the island directly to your room.
All rooms come equipped with a well-stocked mini bar, which is replenished twice daily and is included in the Platinum Plus plan.
The Sunset junior suites are only steps away from the glorious beach and calming sounds of the ocean and come with a private terrace, a partially open-air bathroom with outdoor whirlpool bathtub and an indoor rain shower, and provide the very best views of the must-see Maldivian sunsets.
The newest addition, having opened in January 2020, are the stunning overwater villas, where you can walk down the steps from your private terrace into the ocean at any time.
Glass floor panels in both the bedroom and bathroom provide the greatest opportunity to view the marine life in its most natural habitat.
The interior design complements the new villas' surroundings perfectly, blending accents of blue and tropical colours with Maldivian-style soft furnishings and intricate wall art.
A 24-hour butler service ensures guests’ needs are always met – from making restaurant reservations to arranging snorkelling excursions and booking spa treatments.
A brand-new overwater restaurant, “Pier Six”, has also been built on the new peninsula, offering an array of seafood and Japanese Teppanyaki grill options.
If you manage to tear yourself away from the temptation of doing nothing, Kanifushi offers incredible experiences like swimming with turtles, taking a sunset cruise and discovering the local way of life, as well as the opportunity to partake in sunrise yoga, tennis, football and of course snorkelling and diving in the beautiful Indian Ocean.
For that extra little bit of TLC, a tailored signature treatment at the Akiri Spa by Mandara will help balance mind and body.
A plethora of exquisite dining options from scrumptious buffets to fine dining, à la carte and international cuisine are available.
Atmosphere Kanifushi proudly opened the Maldives’ first purely vegetarian restaurant, JUST VEG, in 2013, and its menu serves delights from Arabic, Indian and Mediterranean regions.
Sri Lankan street food will captivate taste buds or if you are hankering after some good old fish and chips, then both the Liquid and Sunset pool bars serve them daily.
Bars serve premium brand spirits or beer, and a wide range of premium wines and champagne are offered as are unlimited cocktails and mocktails.
Evening entertainment includes magical movie nights under the stars, live performances, and DJ sessions at sunset.
Kanifushi also caters for fantastic family holidays where even the kids appreciate the idyllic location and all that it has to offer.
You will no longer have to use your imagination for a glimpse of paradise after a visit here.
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