Atmosphere Kanifushi

Kanifushi is a five-star resort with a modern feel that's particularly good for active types and families. It offers a fantastic array of facilities and activities, and has a great-value Platinum Plus All Inclusive plan that includes buffet or a la carte dining in a choice of restaurants and a huge range of  wines, branded spirits and cocktails. All villas are detached and on the beach, facing the huge, stunning lagoon, with no water villas to spoil the view.

 

A 30-minute seaplane flight to the sparsely-populated Lhaviyani atoll takes you to this lush 2km-long island - large by Maldivian standards - which has some of the largest entry-level beach villas in the Maldives (they can take up to 3 adults + 1 child) and even bigger interconnecting family villas. Sports facilities, non-motorised watersports, the kids' club and even some excursions are included in the AI plan, as are daily snorkelling trips. From May to December, under 15s stay and eat free.

 

Rooms

All villas are on the beach on the sunset side of the island

64 Sunset Beach Villas (100 sq m)

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child

Queen-sized bed, day bed, direct beach access, open air verandah, open air bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, air conditioning, ceiling fan, tea & coffee facilities, safety box, Wi-Fi access, DVD player, 32” flat screen satellite TV, surround sound system, iPod dock 

18 Sunset Family Villas (200 sq m)

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 4 children or 4 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 3 children

18 sets of interconnecting villas (double or twin beds) with separate outoor access, located closer to main restaurant, kids' club and sports complex for convenience. Same features as Beach Villas 

40 Sunset Junior Suites  (132 sq m)

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child

Same facilities but with 40" TV and wine cooler, extra services include direct check-in at villa, welcome bottle of sparkling wine and canapes, daily refreshed fruit basket, additional wines and spirits in mini-bar

10 Sunset Pool Villas (192 sq m)

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child 

Located on the northern tip of the island, these premium villas have a large private outdoor area and private 30 sq m pool with loungers. Same facilities as Junior Suites plus butler service, champagne on arrival, dedicated buggy service, in-villa breakfast and complimentary dining at Sunset speciality restaurant on all days of stay

 

Transfer

Seaplane: 30 minutes followed by a short dhoni transfer to the island, complimentary lounge services at seaplane terminal

 

Board basis

Platinum Plus All Inclusive for all guests, includes unlimited cocktails, soft drinks, juices, premium brand spirits, beers, wide selection of wines, in-villa mini bar replenished twice daily with beer, wine, soft drinks and selection of snacks

 

Facilities

Sports: The Clubhouse sports and activities centre has flood-lit tennis court and fully equipped gym. There are also jogging trails and many organised activities such as various fitness classes, including yoga and aqua aerobics, nature walks, salsa dancing - even cocktail making and learning the Maldivan language!

Two swimming pools (one adults only) at sunrise and sunset sides of island, one full-size 50 m

Dive centre: PADI licensed Dive Centre with multi-lingual staff. Several popular dive sites within close proximity include The Shipyard, Anemone Thila, Fushivaru Thila and Alihaa Giri

Watersports: complimentary windsurfers, canoes and catamarans, stand-up paddle board available to rent. Complimentary snorkelling equipment provided. Motorised watersports are chargeable

Entertainment: Nightly music and DJ

Akiri Spa by Mandaran is set amid lush landscaped gardens and offers a range of treatments including Ayurveda therapy. Sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and hair and beauty salon

Medical: Resident doctor on island, a hospital is 30 minutes away by speedboat

Kids' club (see below)

 

Food and drink

The Spice main restaurant, buffet with live cooking stations, theme nights and grill

The Liquid and The Sunset bars next to the pools serve drinks and snacks

The Sunset speciality restaurant also offers a la carte lunch and dinner (one free a la carte dinner per week per guest)

Just Veg vegetarian restaurant, open for dinner

Teppanyaki Grill offers theatrical eastern dining! (not included on AI plan)

 

House reef

Kanifushi doesn't have an easily-accessible house reef so there are free twice-daily snorkelling trips to various nearby snorkelling sites

 

Excursions

Sunset fishing (one free per stay); others include trips to local islands and picnics on uninhabited island (one free per stay)

 

Family friendly?

The free Kids' Club offers a range of daily activities for children 5 and over and young adults. Babysitting is available for children below 4 years at a charge

 

Magic of Maldives Ltd

Company No: 8490639.  

ATOL number T7639

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