Enjoy the best of the Maldives in complete privacy at the Atmosphere Kanifushi

With dream-like vistas across the island, Atmosphere Kanifushi offers the perfect resting spots and is a haven for travellers looking for a peaceful holiday with total privacy

With dream-like vistas across the island, Atmosphere Kanifushi offers the perfect resting spots and is a haven for travellers looking for a peaceful holiday with total privacy

Escape to a secluded island getaway amidst azure Indian Ocean waters and enjoy your dream Maldives vacation with your loved ones.

Situated in the Lhaviyani Atoll, an exhilarating 35-minute seaplane ride from the International Airport in Malé, Atmosphere Kanifushi is a stunning private sanctuary. Approximately 2 km in length and 90 meters wide, the island is blanketed by dense tropical vegetation and blessed with vibrant, natural coral reefs.

Atmosphere Kanifushi serenades you with white, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and lush tropical gardens. Time stops as sunshine sparkles on the turquoise lagoon. Magical realms await to be explored beneath crystal clear waters. You can choose to fill your days with exhilarating adventures or indulge in blissful relaxation

 

Hassle-free holiday plan

A carefree, five-star resort experience awaits you with the resort’s luxurious all-inclusive holiday plan, Kanifushi Plan™. Atmosphere Kanifushi offers a premium all-inclusive meal plan enhancing the typical 5-star Maldivian resort experience by going that extra mile, offering a combination of sumptuous buffets with delectable international cuisine, fine dining experiences, and theme night dining options.

The exquisite dining experience is clubbed with an array of activities, excursions, and adventures ranging from sunset fishing to snorkeling and non-motorised water sports – ensuring a fun-filled and hassle-free tropical beach holiday experience.

 

Private Villas offering the best of Island living 

Travellers wanting to avail of an absolutely private experience can opt for the Kanifushi Grand Pool Villas with sweeping oceanfront views. The stunning lap pool with a fabulous poolside setup invites you to lounge, laze and soak in the refreshing tropical vibes – ideal for couples and young families

Sunset Beach Villas are a secluded sanctuary at the northern-most tip of the island, where you can soak in the pleasures of island living in your private garden – with lush tropical shrubs, soft sand beneath your feet, and an inviting 30m² private pool. Gaze at the vast azure lagoon of Kanifushi Island, from the comfort of your bed or from the intimate seating area.

For larger families looking for extra privacy – Kanifushi Residence is the deal. A dream family hideaway amidst a pristine beach and towering palms. Complete with a living and dining room with a pantry, an entertainment room, and two bedrooms – a master bedroom, a kids bedroom with twin beds, and an attached nanny’s bedroom. A spacious wooden deck with table seating and a Maldivian swing create the perfect chilled-out spot for family moments.

The two-bedroom Sunset Family Beach Villas at Kanifushi are another brilliant option for big families. With expansive living spaces to make for fun family time while also providing a quiet corner for some solitude, the two interconnected rooms feature a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces making it the best private villa in Maldives. With easy access to the kid’s club, sports complex, and the main restaurant, these villas are perfect for experiencing all the activities that the resort offers.

Offering a range of villas to suit every taste and requirement – the Atmosphere Kanifushi has been named the Maldives’ Leading Family Resort 2022 for three consecutive years at the World Travel Awards.

 

Watch the sun in all its glory

Kanifushi Residence

While there are various spots on Kanifushi island to witness the magical sunrise and sunsets, there are some unique experiences that take this enchanting phenomenon to a new level.

During the day, the Sunset Pool Bar sets the perfect tone for beachside relaxation with spectacular views of the shimmering lagoon. The adult-only pool at the bar is the perfect spot for enjoying romantic sundowners with your loved ones. Relish light meals from the à la carte lunch menu or experience Moroccan magic at Marrakech with a selection of flavoured shisha and Moroccan tea and coffee.

Besides the sunset pool bar, the sunset beach villas offer sun-soaked days with a stunning lagoon view in the morning and the famed, dazzling Maldivian sunsets in the evening – all from the comfort of your private villa.

You can also enjoy unforgettable moments and watch the splendors of the sun during your private sunset cruise. Witness the distinctive hues of blue and turquoise transform into soft red, pink, purple, and deep orange as you float across the sea.

 

Exotic culinary experiences

While you may go to the Maldives for its exotic tropical views, Atmosphere Kanifushi’s exquisite fine dining experiences will take you on an equally memorable culinary journey. Sumptuous buffet spreads featuring a selection of Asian, European, and Maldivian favourites. Live cooking stations, grills, fresh seafood, and delicious desserts. Coupled with light all-day meals and specialty restaurants in Maldives are sure to win over your taste buds.

A highlight of resort is Pier Six – the overwater restaurant is built on Atmosphere Kanifushi’s new overwater peninsula, offering an array of seafood specialties including delicacies like Tuna Tataki with Mango Salsa, Crab and Chives Dumplings, and local specials, such as the Banana Leaf Wrapped Steamed Reef Fish and Japanese Teppanyaki grill options. Choose from gluten-free and vegan options as well as delicious beef and chicken dishes.

 

Fun-filled and relaxing vacation

The Maldives evoke a picture of pristine beaches, clear turquoise lagoons, and reef-ringed atolls with colourful marine life – the ideal setting for adventure, exploration, and indulgent experiences.

You can swim in the lagoon with turtles and colourful reef fish or be inspired by the hues of a Maldivian sunset out in the sea. Additionally, you can experience the exhilaration of water sports with your family with a range of motorised and non-motorised options. A myriad of such memorable experiences awaits you at Atmosphere Kanifushi.

If you fancy an enhanced relaxing experience, Akiri Spa by Mandara offers massages and treatments that can help you unwind and balance your mind and body with a range of treatments fusing spa traditions from India, Bali, Hawaii, and Thailand.

Connect with nature and cultivate rejuvenation at Atmosphere Kanifushi in the Maldives

Prioritise balance and wellbeing with an escape to a secluded island getaway, surrounded by azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Atmosphere Kanifushi is a quiet sanctuary where you can reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, and the natural world.

Travel to the land of tropical bliss to reflect, relax and reconnect

Prioritise balance and wellbeing with an escape to a secluded island getaway, surrounded by azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Atmosphere Kanifushi is a quiet sanctuary where you can reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, and the natural world.

Situated in the Lhaviyani Atoll, just 30 minutes via a scenic seaplane transfer from the Malé International Airport, this Maldivian retreat offers mesmerizing vistas and numerous opportunities for tapping into serenity. It is an ideal stay for those looking to counterbalance busy modern life with a deeply relaxing escape amidst pristine beaches and clear turquoise lagoons, while still enjoying the luxury of fabulous amenities and experiences.

Connect to nature’s rhythm

Enchanting views from sunrise to sunset invite you to laze in the soft glow of the sun, naturally resetting your circadian rhythm. In the evenings, you can catch the crimson streaks of the sun setting at the horizon from the deck of a sunset view villa, or from the gently lapping waters of the adults-only pool at the Sunset Pool Bar.

For an even more serene evening experience, set off on a Dhoni, a traditional Maldivian sailing vessel, and literally sail into the sunset. The distinctive Maldivian hues of blues and turquoise transform into romantic red, pink, purple, and deep orange as you float across the sea.

Rejuvenate yourself

The resort offers ample opportunities to reflect and unwind away from the daily buzz of the city. Take in the breathtaking sunrise views at the secluded far eastern end of the island. Fitness enthusiasts can also enjoy a meditative morning run on the 2 km long beach and shaded island paths. For deeper relaxation, book a treatment at Akiri Spa By Mandara specialising in Ayurveda therapies, signature Mandara body and facial treatments, and body scrubs.

Reconnect with nature

Atmosphere Kanifushi delights with its white, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and lush gardens, reminding visitors of nature’s natural healing powers.
Wake up to the sound of birdsong and ocean waves. Soothe your nervous system by sipping in the clean air while the water laps gently on the turquoise lagoon. Explore the stunning natural marine ecosystems with a sunset fishing trip or gain mental clarity with a leisurely stand-up paddle.

Nourish yourself

Greet the morning with a laid-back, delicious floating breakfast spread served in the comfort of your private pool. If you are an early riser, start your day with breakfast amidst tranquility at the inviting outdoor deck of The Spice restaurant. Awash in hues of orange and yellow, the spot showcases gorgeous views of the sun waking up over the horizon.

For lunch and dinner, you can sample cuisines as diverse as Japanese Teppanyaki grills, Mediterranean dishes, Sri Lankan street food, or dine from an entirely vegetarian menu, a first in the Maldives.

Leave the island recharged with newfound energy, hope, and positivity – alive with wellness from the inside out.

Atmosphere Kanifushi Enriches Culinary Experiences With The New Lantern Bar

The blissfully tropical Maldivian resort, Atmosphere Kanifushi recently unveiled a new overwater bar, poetically named the Lantern Bar. Opened on 12th December 2022, the Asian fusion bar is located on southern side of Kanifushi island, perched over a crystal-clear aquamarine lagoon, just like a lantern illuminating the ocean waters.

The blissfully tropical Maldivian resort, Atmosphere Kanifushi recently unveiled a new overwater bar, poetically named the Lantern Bar. Opened on 12th December 2022, the Asian fusion bar is located on southern side of Kanifushi island, perched over a crystal-clear aquamarine lagoon, just like a lantern illuminating the ocean waters.

An extension to the award-winning restaurant, Just Veg, this charming new outlet is all about slowing down, experiencing glorious sunset hues, and easing into the night in the lantern-lit ambiance as the stars come up in the night sky.

Guests can savour flavourful vegetarian platters that reimagine iconic Asian dishes with an artistic flair. Picture spring rolls and kebabs, crostini and falafels, all served with handmade dips and sides. Complementing the dishes are a collection of ‘Elixirs’ – delicious, healing mocktails prepared by an Ayurvedic doctor that not just woo the taste buds but also leave the body nourished and rejuvenated. Elements from nature like hibiscus and aloe vera blend with classic mixers to create magic in a glass, and beyond.

The name Lantern Bar is inspired by the symbolism of light as pure, optimistic, triumphant, and even divine. Light and dark, sunrise and sunset, the eternal phases of life are perceived as a harmonious totality in many East Asian cultures. In a far-off island such as Atmosphere Kanifushi, one comes even closer to such natural rhythms.

From the logo and décor to the menu – there’s a subtle ode to lanterns and lights throughout the experience. Take for instance the fascinating mural framing the bar counter that depicts a local scene half in paint and the other half in metal, representing the duality of light and dark.

Lantern Bar serves a Sampler Platter Menu from 5pm to 8pm. And, from 8pm to 10.30pm, guests can enjoy the dinner menu from Just Veg, a specialty restaurant with contemporary, plant-based cuisine with recipes from Arabic, Indian, and Mediterranean regions.

Mei P. Pun, the General Manager of Atmosphere Kanifushi, says, I am thrilled to announce the opening of the Lantern Bar that marks yet another exciting landmark in Kanifushi’s charming history. We are passionate about offering holistic health and Food & Beverage concepts that that fills our guests with joy and I cannot wait for them to experience this first hand.

An exhilarating 35-minute Sea Plane ride from Malé International Airport brings guests to Atmosphere Kanifushi, located off the beaten track at a secluded edge of the Lhaviyani Atoll. The resort offers 7 villas categories with 132 detached sunset bungalows and 40 overwater villas offering complete privacy. With the premium holiday plan, Kanifushi PlanTM guests enjoy a hassle-free, blissfully tropical island experience with dine-around and unlimited spirits and beverages, ocean excursions, snorkelling, daily activities, and entertainment all blended with the stay.

How To Elevate Your Plant-Based Cooking This Summer Season

If you are conscious of leading a healthier lifestyle and have an interest in incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet but don’t know where to begin, the experts at Just Veg, the Maldives first all-vegetarian restaurant located at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, is here to help

Above picture: Vegetarian specialist Raman Gomathi (left) and Michelin Star Chef Fabrizio Marino (right)

If you are conscious of leading a healthier lifestyle and have an interest in incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet but don’t know where to begin, the experts at Just Veg, the Maldives first all-vegetarian restaurant located at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, is here to help.

Serving an incredibly delicious range of vegetarian dishes, Just Veg is pioneering fresh and healthy plant-based dishes in the Maldives. Guests are consistently wowed by the depth of flavour and variety of ingredients on show at the restaurant, garnering hundreds of 5-star reviews. With summer in full swing and plenty of incredible fruits and vegetables now in season, it’s a great time to be thinking about how to incorporate more delicious plant based foods into diet.

Vegetarian specialist at Just Veg Restaurant, Mr. Raman Gomathi says: “When reducing your meat intake and instead opting for a diet rich in plant-based foods, studies have shown that you are less likely to contract certain diseases, have lower risk of certain cancers, better weight management, and improved heart health.

“Overall, a more plant-focused lifestyle can be a health-conscious choice for people who are looking to reduce their risk of certain chronic diseases and maintain a healthy weight. Not only this, it tends to be more affordable and can be just as delicious, particularly in the summer when you can draw on all of the fresh fruits and vegetables in season.”

Recent research has shown that one in ten Brits (12%) have already made the switch to a flexitarian diet and supermarkets across the country are offering more choice than ever before, so there’s no better time for Mr Gomathi to offer his tips and tricks on incorporating tastier plant-based food into your diet.

    • Herbs and spices will take your meals to the next level
      Experimenting with herbs and spices can add entirely different tastes to your dishes whilst also bringing out new flavours to the vegetables you are cooking with. For example, a great addition to a vegetarian chilli would be oregano (either dried or fresh), ground cumin, bay leaves, chilli powder, and fresh garlic. For a more distinct flavour, add herbs near the end of cooking, or for more blended flavours, mix these in at the beginning.

 

    • Textures help create variety and improve mouthfeel
      A simple way to elevate your cooking is by combining a variety of textures, such as crispy with creamy, or adding croutons or nuts to a salad – sprinkling pine nuts over a summer salad is a great way to add crunch. This is also a fantastic opportunity to add more vitamins and minerals to dishes for that extra health boost.

 

    • Incorporate a variety of cooking techniques
      Get creative in the kitchen and utilise more cooking techniques to help bring flavour to your cooking. Roasting, grilling or sautéing brings out a variety of different tastes – for example, roasting vegetables, such as onions or peppers for 20-30 minutes will caramelise them, bringing out their natural sweetness and intensifying their tang.

 

    • Ensure to touch on the five senses of taste
      Add flavours that touch on each of the five senses of taste- salty, butter, sweet, sour and umami. Where Umami is typically characteristic of broths and cooked meats, the flavour can be achieved in plant-based meals by adding simple ingredients such as mushrooms, miso paste, or soy sauce, enhancing the overall balance of the dish.

 

    • Take inspiration from international cuisines
      You might be surprised at the amount of vegetarian dishes there are in different cultures. Opting for Mediterranean staples such as feta or stuffed peppers are a delicious accompaniment to salads. Paneer in Indian cuisine is a key ingredient in many curries and adds an alternative texture, too. Each cuisine incorporates traditional spices and cooking techniques, and therefore offers an exciting way to try your hand at new dishes.

 

    • Take your plant-based cooking to new heights
      Those interested in learning more about plant-based foods can take their education a step further by attending the annual Just Veg Festival, held at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives. The four-day festival celebrates contemporary plant-forward cuisine, offering guests a great introduction to what a vegetarian lifestyle could offer.

 

During this four-day culinary event, Michelin Star Chef, Fabrizio Marino, joins guests in the Maldives to bring them a limited-edition gourmet menu curated by himself and the team at Just Veg. Taking place from 16 – 26 October 2023, interested guests can join the celebrations at no additional cost – but places are limited so advance bookings are essential.

AKM Just Veg Hosts Chef Fabrizio Marino

As plant-centric cuisines gain global popularity, this exclusive four-day culinary extravaganza allows guests to savour a limited-edition gourmet menu curated by JUST VEG restaurant along with Guest Chef Fabrizio Marino.

As plant-centric cuisines gain global popularity, this exclusive four-day culinary extravaganza allows guests to savour a limited-edition gourmet menu curated by JUST VEG restaurant along with Guest Chef Fabrizio Marino.

Travellers are far more conscious of their impact on the planet now, with environmentally conscious dining, meat alternatives, and nutritious plant-based cuisines gaining ground in the global culinary scene. There is a new energy, a new focus on vegetarian fine dining.

Way ahead of the curve, five-star resort Atmosphere Kanifushi has been home to the Maldives’ first exclusively meat-free restaurant, JUST VEG, since 2013. This exciting restaurant returns with the second edition of its unique culinary extravaganza.

Celebrating contemporary plant-forward cuisine, the four-day event will be held from 28th July – 1st August 2022, with lunch and dinner hosted by renowned Italian Chef Fabrizio Marino.

Guests have a unique opportunity to savour finest Italian and French dishes while enjoying the restaurant’s brilliant turquoise ocean views. Fabrizio brings a rhythmic and playful table that blends traditional and modern food, with an authentic occidental focus.

This exciting four-day JUST VEG culinary celebration is in line with Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ philosophy, ‘Joy of Giving’, and is included in the generous Kanifushi PlanTM — it is available to all guests staying at the resort.

An Elevated Plant-Based Menu
Chef Fabrizio Marino’s limited-edition menu comes from a deep knowledge of natural, vegetarian ingredients and a recognizable quality of simplicity. Each dish is a culmination of this painstaking creative process that ends on a high note of culinary delight. Service, music and language, every aspect is calibrated for a balanced experience.

Glimpse of the menu that will be served at JUST VEG restaurant from 28 July to 01 August 2022.

  • Fresh tomato soup with avocado, strawberries, and fruit sorbet
  • Italian and French cheese mousse with pear terrine and mustard
  • Potato gnocchi topped with butter and sage and served with asparagus
  • Risotto seasoned with parsley and a side of artichokes and olives (evoking the Tuscan
    tradition)
  • Roasted mushrooms served with crunchy and soft polenta and aromatic sauteed chard
  • Refreshing lemon curd served with vanilla ice cream

Chef Fabrizio Marino says, “For several years now, I have been collaborating with the exciting JUST VEG restaurant. Meeting returning guests is always a delight and their smiles inspire me to excel each time. This year’s specially curated menu brings the restaurant’s focus back to subtle flavours through refreshing, Western dishes.”

Chef Fabrizio Marino is famous for Italian natural haute cuisine that is delicious, healthy and leaves an important ethical imprint. He has worked for many years with the well-known Chef Pietro Leemann, who gained the first Michelin Star for a vegetarian restaurant in 2015. Chef Fabrizio Marino recently launched Maggese, his revolutionary veg restaurant in the heart of Tuscany.

A short 35-minute sea plane ride from Malé International Airport brings guests to the ever-beautiful Atmosphere Kanifushi. Off the beaten track at a secluded edge of the Lhaviyani Atoll, is the pristine tropical getaway. The resort offers 162 stand-alone beach and water villas. With the premium holiday plan, Kanifushi PlanTM guests enjoy a hassle-free five-star resort experience.