By Shereen Shabnam
Escaping to a secluded Island to escape the pandemic is on the mind of many and we recently discovered the perfect luxury retreat at Atmosphere Kanifushi where private island laid back life meets award winning mouth-watering culinary adventures and spa indulgence.
We arrived at the pristine Kanifushi resort after an exhilarating 35-minute seaplane ride from Malé. welcomed by musicians on the island that is blanketed by dense tropical vegetation and blessed with vibrant, natural coral reefs.
Situated amidst the azure ocean with stand-alone beach and water villas spread along the 2 kilometres long island, we enjoyed impeccable service and elegant living spaces with picture-perfect surrounding ocean and serene sunsets.
At Atmosphere Kanifushi, the convergence of cotton candy clouds in the day, fiery orange skies in the evenings and turquoise waters during boat rides imbed an image that will be forever seared in our memories.
The five-star resort offers an all-inclusive luxury package, an extensive range of restaurants and bars plus a choice of excursions, sunset fishing, snorkelling and discounts on spa treatments and diving. Atmosphere Kanifushi has some of the best diving in the Maldives. The resort is five-star luxury all the way.
Dining at the Atmosphere Kanifushi is a delight as the resort has Maldives first top-quality vegetarian restaurant and a great all-day restaurant offering sumptuous ‘all you can eat’ buffet-style selection of Asian, European, and Maldivian favourites, live cooking stations, theme nights, and grills. Guests can also enjoy Selection of snacks during the day and a la carte fine dining experiences.
Activities at Atmosphere Kanifushi include sunset fishing, boat excursions, water sports with Dive and Sail, complimentary snorkelling equipment for every guest during the stay, snorkelling excursions and much more. There is a fully equipped gym with flood lit tennis and a children’s centre.
The rooms at Atmosphere Kanifushi come with stunning views. The water villas stretch along the crystal-clear lagoon, perfect for a romantic getaway. The outdoor deck comes with comfortable sun loungers and features a wooden ladder leading to the marine life-rich lagoon for a dip in or a swim anytime.
The sunset beach villas offer a secluded sanctuary where one can soak in the pleasures of island living in a private garden complete with lush tropical shrubs, soft sand beneath your feet, and an inviting private pool. There are also over water villas with a pool offering ultimate overwater luxury. The rooms have a luxurious bathroom and world-class amenities designed to indulge all senses.
The Kanifushi Grand one-bedroom villas have sweeping oceanfront views with a fabulous poolside setup, an airy, luxurious bathroom with a deep alfresco bathtub for an indulgent experience.
The two-bedroom sunset family beach bungalows have two interconnected rooms with 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.
The Kanifushi Residence is a dream family hideaway, complete with a living cum dining room with a pantry, an entertainment room with two bedrooms and an attached nanny’s bedroom. This sprawling residence with extra privacy is ideal for large families, groups who want to share a common space, and multi-generational travellers.
Atmosphere Kanifushi serenades you with white, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and lush tropical gardens. We definitely felt the staff were the resorts best asset at Atmosphere Kanifushi as they offer impeccable service for blissful relaxing experiences and by going that extra mile for guest comfort and convenience.
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