FAQ

The Property

Atmosphere Kanifushi offers an all-inclusive luxury meal plan – Platinum Plus™. Enhancing the typical 5-star Maldivian resort experience by going that extra mile!

The uniquely exclusive, premium Platinum Plus™ plan offers sumptuous buffets with delectable international cuisine, a selection of premium brands of spirits, wines from the world over, and a variety of cocktails. Coupled with an array of activities, excursions, and adventures.

THE PROPERTY
Where is the property located?

Atmosphere Kanifushi is located in Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives.

What is the Platinum Plus™ Plan?

Platinum Plus™ Plan is a holiday plan that elevates the regular all-inclusive to a completely new level. This luxurious plan offers sumptuous buffets and delectable international cuisine, a selection of premium brands of spirits, a great collection of wines from the world over, an unlimited variety of exotic cocktails, together with an array of activities, excursions, and adventure. It also includes return Seaplane transfers.

What are the timings for the seaplane transfers?

Seaplane transfers operate during daylight hours only, between 0600hrs & 1600hrs. On your arrival date, for international flights landing later than 1530hrs or for night international flight arrivals, seaplane transfer would be the next day, usually in the morning. Hence it is necessary to make prior arrangements for Malé accommodation (chargeable separately) for all such late arrivals. We could assist you with the overnight stay if required.

On the departure date, we will not be in a position to arrange transfers for any international flights departing from Male’ International Airport, before 0900hrs. For night international departures, transfers from the resort to the airport will be on the same day in the afternoon, based on the demand for departure transfers from Lhaviyani Atoll to Malé on that specific day.

How long will it take me to reach the resort from the airport in Malé?

You will reach the resort within 35 minutes (approximately), by a one-way seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.

How long does it take to go around the island on foot?

You can go around the main island, that houses the Beach category villas, within one hour on a casual pace.

What are the resorts and islands nearby?

Komandoo Maldives Resort, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Hurawalhi Maldives Resort, Cocoon Maldives,
Fushifaru Maldives, Palm Beach Island Resort & Spa, Kanuhura Maldives, and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

When was the opening?

15th December 2013

Accommodation and Villas

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives offers 172 detached villas and suites separated by a few meters of tropical vegetation for guest privacy. All villas have direct access to the pristine white beach and the blue waters, whilst being surrounded by some of the tallest coconut trees in the region and lush tropical vegetation.
The entire resort has been designed & built with a fusion of traditional and modern architecture, offering an overall contemporary feel with a Maldivian touch - offering privacy, comfort & a well-deserved holiday slumber!

ACCOMMODATION & VILLAS
How many villas in each category?

Sunset Beach Villa: 64
Water Villa: 12
Sunset Junior Suite: 40
Sunset Pool Villa: 10
Sunset Water Villa with Pool: 28
Sunset Family villa: 18

What are the floor areas?

Sunset Beach Villa: 100m²
Water Villa: 105m²
Sunset Junior Suite: 132m²
Sunset Pool Villa: 192m²
Sunset Water Villa with Pool: 125m²
Sunset Family villa: 200 m²

Is there a maximum occupancy for each villa type?

Yes, there is a maximum occupancy in all the villas, which is 02 Adults + 02 Children or 03 Adults + 01 Child.

Sunset Family Villa can accomodate 02 Adults + 04 Children or 03 Adults + 03 Children or 04 Adults + 02 Children.

What is the infant and child age for the resorts?

0 – 4.99 years is considered as an infant and 5 – 11.99 years is considered as a child.

Size of the beds? Baby cot?

Master bed – 200cm x 180cm
Baby cot – 94 cm height

Are children allowed in the Water Villas? Any restrictions?

Yes, children under 12 are allowed but will sleep in the sofa bed and parents have to sign a waiver.

Are there connecting or family villas?

Yes, Sunset Family Villa is a 2 Bedroom connecting villa.

What are the sizes of the pools?

Sunset Pool Size:
24 Meters in Length
11.50 Meters in Breadth
1.20 Meters in Depth

Liquid Pool Size:
50 Meters in Length
15.40 Meters in Breadth
1.20 Meters in Depth

Kids Pool Size:
6.20 Meters in Length
6.20 Meters in Breadth
0.50 Meters in Depth

Pool Villa Pool Size:
8.20 Meters in Length
3.50 Meters in Breadth
1.40 Meters in Depth

Can I smoke? What is the smoking policy?

Yes, you can smoke in designated areas.

Are there any charges for early check-in?

Subject to availability, please contact us to verify.

Are there any charges for late check-out?

Subject to availability, please contact us to verify

If I book for 4 nights, will I get 4X the meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)?

Platinum Plus plan ends at 1100hrs on the day of departure. After 1100hrs, all food and beverage services will be chargeable at a fixed charge.

What are the items in the minibar?

Wines: 2 varieties of red wines (750ml), 2 varieties of white wines (750 ml), 1 rose, 1 champagne, and 1 non-alcoholic beverage

2 varieties of beers (x 2 each); soft drinks x 2 each – Coke, Fanta, Sprite and Diet Coke

Tea caddy: 4 varieties of tea wands (D. green tea, English Breakfast, Chamomile and strawberry), coffee capsules – 100%Arabica (Serigardo), chips, mixed nuts, and chocolate

Our Restaurants and Bars

Offering guests a variety of fine dining experiences and light meals throughout the day, Atmosphere Kanifushi strives to delight guests’ palate with an array of delightful flavours. Explore the various dining options!

RESTAURANTS AND BAR
Describe the music and ambience?

Every outlet has customized ‘mood music’

Is there a special menu available for children?

Kids Menu is only available at THE Sunset
and at Kids Zone in SPICE restaurant.

Are special requests, such as dietary preferences or allergies, manageable?

Yes. You may also discuss with the Chef or Guest Relation Officer upon arrival regarding your dietary requirements. We will always try to meet all of your requirements.

Are there vegetarian options available?

We have a “pure” Vegetarian restaurant called JUST VEG serving delightful vegetarian cuisine from the Mediterranean, Arabic, Indian regions along with a special menu specifically for Jain Cuisine.

Are drinks and beverages included?

Yes. Premium brands of spirits, beer, liquor are all available at The Spice, The Liquid, The Sunset, and Just Veg. You can order unlimited cocktails and mocktails, signature drinks, various juices, soft drinks, mineral water, selection of tea and coffee available from the Platinum Plus Cocktails, Spirits and Beer Menu. You also have the choice of a wide selection of premium wines from the world-over and bubbles from the Platinum Plus Wine Menu.

Are there any dining options in case of early departure or for early risers?

A continental breakfast is available at the Reception from 0600 hrs to 0700 hrs.

THE SPICE – Main Restaurant
Location

Located in the middle of the main island

Operating hours

0700 – 1030 hrs – Breakfast
1200 – 1430 hrs – Lunch
1900 – 2200 hrs – Dinner

Capacity

350 guests

Main feature of the outlet

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at The Spice – the main restaurant. You can enjoy a combination of a sumptuous buffet, live cooking stations, theme nights, and grill here.

Smoking or non-smoking

It is a non-smoking restaurant with a designated area for smokers

Dress code

Island casual

Reservation

Not required

THE LIQUID – MAIN BAR
Location

Middle of the island, close to The Spice restaurant

Operating hours

0900 hrs – 0100 hrs

Capacity

120 guests

Main feature of the outlet

The Liquid is the main bar, overlooking the ocean on the South-Eastern side of the island. A wide array of cocktails, premium spirits, new and old-world wines, various finger food, and snacks would be available here.

You can also enjoy a variety of snacks at the live station, from 1200 hrs to 1730 hrs.

Smoking or non-smoking

It is a non-smoking bar with designated areas for smoker

Dress code

Island casual

Reservation

Not required

THE SUNSET
Location

Located in the middle of the island

Operating hours

Pool: 0700 hrs – 1900 hrs
Bar: 0700 hrs – 2200 hrs
Speciality dining: 1900 hrs – 2200 hrs

Capacity

45 guests

Main feature of the outlet

The Sunset is a speciality restaurant featuring a fine dining experience serving gourmet fusion cooking. The menu showcases the best of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of exotic grilled meats.

Smoking or non-smoking

It is a non-smoking restaurant with a designated area for smokers

Dress code

Island casual

Reservation required?

Pre-booking required for speciality dinning

JUST VEG
Location

It is located at the tip of the island

Operating hours

Lunch: 1230 hrs – 1430 hrs
Dinner: 1900 hrs – 2230 hrs

Capacity

35 guests

Main feature of the outlet

Just Veg is an award-winning, contemporary vegetarian restaurant, a first in the Maldives. This restaurant serves delightful vegetarian cuisine from the Mediterranean, Arabic, Indian regions along with a special menu specifically for Jain Cuisine.

It aims to elevate 100% meat-free cookery to a new high, which will delight the discerning palates of all tastes, whether you are a devout vegetarian or a committed carnivore!

Smoking or non-smoking

It is a non-smoking restaurant

Dress code

Island casual

Reservation

Required

Teppanyaki GRILL
Location

It is located near the Water Villas

Operating hours

Dinner: 2 sittings of 2 hours each from 1900 hrs – 2100 hrs and 2100 hrs – 2300 hrs

Capacity

20 guests at each seating

Main feature of the outlet

Teppanyaki Grill offers an authentic Teppanyaki experience! Set menus offer an outstanding value, where diners can choose from a range of fresh meat or seafood along with soup, rice and vegetables. Chilled or hot sake is a must on the side!

Dress code

Island casual

Smoking or non-smoking

It is a non-smoking restaurant

PIER SIX
Location

It is located near the Water Villas

Operating hours

Lunch: 1200 hrs – 1430 hrs
Dinner: 1900 hrs – 2200 hrs

Capacity

50 guests

Main feature of the outlet

A seafood speciality outlet that offers an extensive seafood experience with different options of cuisine and style of cooking to choose.

Also offers fresh fish tank (chargeable)- Live catch of seafood from Indian ocean displayed at the tank for the guest to choose from. This tank will provide the freshest live catch of seafood from the Indian Ocean at the premium price for all the discerning guests.

Smoking and non smoking

Non-smoking restaurant

Dress Code

Island casual

CEYLON BLISS
Location

It is in the middle of the island

Operating Hours

1700 hrs – 21:00 hrs
Closed on Friday & Wednesday

Capacity

20 guests

Main feature of the outlet

Nestled amongst the palms, Ceylon Bliss is a hidden gem serving typical Sri Lankan “Street Food” using nostalgic home cooking recipes. Get ready for an exotic eating experience where you will fall in love with every bite from the blend of fiery spices, creamy curries, rich flavours and unique textures.

Dress Code

Island casual

Spa & Salon

The Akiri Spa by Mandara boasts of a spacious relaxation lounge and a spa complex of 6 double treatment rooms – all amidst lush landscaped gardens and views of the eastern coast of the island.

SPA
What is the name of the spa?

Akiri Spa by Mandara

Where is the spa located?

It is located in the middle of the island

What is the timing of the spa?

1000 hrs – 2100 hrs

What are the facilities and services?

Changing rooms, lockers, sauna, steam room, sauna (separate male and female areas), jacuzzi, salon (chargeable), manicure and pedicure room (chargeable)

What are the treatments?

Signature treatments include Ayurveda therapies and salon services such as haircut, manicure, and pedicure

What products are used at the spa?

Products by Elemis and Mandara

Are kids allowed?

Yes. We recommend manicure and pedicure or nail painting.

Which facilities are free of charge?

Sauna, changing rooms, lockers

What are the services offered in the salon?

Manicure, pedicure, haircut, hair treatment

Is in-villa spa treatment available?

NO, there are no in-villa treatments available.

Fitness centre
What are the facilities offered?

Sports and recreation facilities; floodlit tennis court, fully equipped gymnasium, and outdoor and indoor recreational activities

On The Move

Kids Club
Where is the Kids Club located?

It is situated close to the main restaurant and main pool

When is the Kids Club open?

0900 hrs to 21000 hrs

How old must a child be to join?

Children of any ages may come to the Kids Club. However, children age below 4 must be supervised by a guardian or a babysitter.

Any formalities?

Yes. A general disclaimer form will be signed by the parents. Children need to be 4 and above.

Is the Kids Club free of charge?

Yes. Charges will apply for the babysitter, for children below 4 years

What are the babysitting services and charges?

Price for Baby Sitting Services:
US$ 15.00 + 10% S.C + 12% TGST for two
hours
US$ 10.00 + 10% S.C + 12% TGST for every
additional hour

What are the facilities offered?

Outdoor Sand area with swing, kids club staff to oversee the kids, and a designated sleeping area with 2 baby beds available

What are the activities?

Nature Walk, Finding Nemo, Sandcastle, Crown Making, Kids Tennis, Pizza Making, Henna Tattoo, Treasure Hunt, Play-Doh, Face Painting, Coconut Painting, Balloon Twisting, Crab Race, Kids Disco, Banana Ride, Story Telling and Movie Nights

Pool and Beach

What is the size of the pool?

Sunset Pool Size:
24 Meters in Length
11.50 Meters in Breadth
1.20 Meters in Depth

Liquid Pool Size:
50 Meters in Length
15.40 Meters in Breadth
1.20 Meters in Depth

Kids Pool Size:
6.20 Meters in Length
6.20 Meters in Breadth
0.50 Meters in Depth

Pool Villa Pool Size:
8.20 Meters in Length
3.50 Meters in Breadth
1.40 Meters in Depth

How many pools are there in the resort?

2 pools: The main pool and an adults-only pool

What time is the pool hours?

0700 hrs to 1900 hrs

Are children allowed in the pool?

Yes, only in the main pool

Are food and beverages service available on the beach?

Soft drinks, beer and water is served on the beach

Diving and Water Sports

The resort’s PADI licensed Dive Centre is run by a multilingual team of professionals. The full allure of Kanifushi exists both under and upon its waters - the sea and air are alive with adventure and the key to appreciating these elements of nature lie in the expansive diving and water sports centre by Dive & Sail.

There are several popular dive sites within proximity including The Shipyard, Anemone Thila, Fushivaru Thila and Alihaa Giri. There are also several uncharted areas that the Dive Team are continuously exploring, the Water Sports centre includes a variety of motorized and non-motorized activities for guests to choose from!

When is the diving and water sports centre open?

Opening hours: 0800 hrs until 1230 hrs;
1400 hrs until 1800 hrs

Can the building works affect the house reef?

No. The house reef of Atmosphere Kanifushi is quite far away (about a kilometre away).

Is snorkelling included in the Platinum Plus™ Plan?

Yes. Two snorkelling trips per day at 0930 hrs and 1430 hrs are scheduled to a nearby snorkelling spot, daily.

The Snorkeling locations are alternated daily. You can avail this on all days of your stay without any charge. Sign up is necessary at the Dive & Sail. All excursions including the snorkelling experience, the one complimentary excursion, and the sunset excursion

Are the snorkelling equipment provided?

Yes. Complimentary snorkelling equipment is available throughout your stay

How many dive spots are there?

Approximately 16 dive spots are identified

Which sports are free of charge?

Complimentary selection of non-motorized water sports with Dive & Sail – Windsurf board and sail, catamaran rental, canoe rental, stand-up paddleboard

What are the available motorised water sports activities?

Jet-skiing, flyboarding, wakeboarding, fun tube ride, parasailing

What is the minimum age for water sports?

Depending on the type of water sport, but, generally, it is 14-years

What is the minimum age for diving?

8 years old in the pool (Bubble Maker)
10 years old in junior open water

Do I need to provide any diving license as proof?

Yes. You must show your diving license and logbook

What are the available diving courses?

All PADI courses ranging from beginners to advanced divers

Others

Does the resort have a doctor or medical assistance?

Yes. We have a resident doctor who is on-call 24 / 7. The doctor is a General Practitioner and we have a clinic designed to provide preventive care and cure to patients only with minor ailments.

When is the clinic open?

The clinic operates from 0900-1300 hrs and 1400-1700 hrs.

How far is the nearest hospital from the resort?

The regional hospital is located just 15 minutes away by speedboat.

Are there any retail shops? What are the operating hours?

A good shopping experience awaits you at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives! A variety of jewellery, sports gear, souvenirs, handicrafts, personal items will be sold in these boutiques. Additionally, there is a dedicated dive shop at the Dive School & Water Sports by Dive & Sail.
Akiri Spa by Mandara also has its own retail shop selling its exclusive range of products.
The shops are open from 0830 hrs until 1300 hrs and from 1500 hrs until 2200 hrs.

What is the accepted mode of payments?

We accept cash, VISA, MC, Amex, JCB, Diners Club, and China Union.

What is the currency?

US Dollar is our preferred currency; we do accept all major currencies such as Euro and GB Pound.

Is Wi-Fi available in the resort?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in all villas and in public areas.

Is photography allowed in the resort?

Feel free to take as many pictures of the resort as you would like. There are also photographers and a studio located in the resort to assist with capturing your lasting memories.

Please contact Front Desk / Photo Studio for availability and price list.

Is buggy service available at the resort?

A shuttle buggy service is available for the use of all guests of the resort. This shuttle service is available continuously from 0700 hrs until 0130 hrs. Waiting time would be approximately 10 minutes or less. You can either wait in front of your villa or start walking before hopping into one of the buggies.

How many times per day do the villas receive housekeeping service?

Twice-daily – morning service and turndown service

Is 24-hour in-villa dining available?

Yes. However, this service is not a part of the Platinum Plus™ Plan.

Is there a conference room available?

No. However, facilities can be arranged at the resort. Please contact Front Desk for further assistance.

Are local calls free?

Not. They are chargeable.

What is the charge for international calls?

Charges for international calls vary depending on the country you call

Are there any special services if I'm celebrating my birthday or anniversary in the resort?

** Name engraved birthday or anniversary cake is served during dinner on your special evening
** Romantic floral bed decoration is done on your special evening

Are there any special services if I'm celebrating my honeymoon in the resort?

** Romantically shaped bed decoration – once per stay (turn-down service would be on the 1st or 2nd evening depending on your arrival time)
** Romantic candle-light dinner for the couple once during your stay
** One honeymoon cake
** Romantic Turn-down service – romantic bubble bath – once during your stay (on request)
** Honeymoon memento as a parting honeymoon gift

What are the items and services not included in the Platinum Plus™ Plan?

Akiri Spa By Mandara for personalized spa experiences
Teppanyaki Grill for authentic Teppanyaki dining experiences
Wines & Champagne that is not included in the Platinum Plus Plan
Food menu items that are not included as part of the Platinum Plus Plan
Diving at Sail & Dive, PADI certified scuba diving, and motorized water sports
Chargeable Services
All expenses incurred at the shops and Boutiques
Laundry service
Local calls & IDD

What kind of electrical sockets are available?

All our villas are equipped with UK 3 pin standard adaptors and sockets.

Is there any entertainment provided in the evenings? If so, can you please provide us with some details?

There is a resident DJ who plays every evening at The Liquid except on Mondays.