Home And Away Guide: Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Since its launch in recent years, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives has consistently won awards the world-over for its consistent delivery of a five star resort product with consumer value. Stretched along a 2km long and 90 metres wide lagoon surrounded by rich green vegetation, the resort is located at Lhaviyani Atoll, a 30 minute seaplane ride away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport easily connecting with your international flight. All guests will be escorted to their sea plane and avail of the resorts lounge services on arrival. A perfect destination for those who are looking to plan their holiday finances in advance Atmosphere Kanafushi offers an all-inclusive holiday plan called “Platinum Plus".
Once settled in your barefoot holiday hideaway you will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at "Spice" restaurant. Snack during the day by the adult pool at "Sunset" and during the evening at "Liquid". If you prefer to eat green, there is a special vegetarian restaurant "Just Veg", the first of its kind in Maldives and already the most popular place to dine in the country. Other "Platinum Plus" benefits include music nights, sunset fishing, complimentary excursions, complimentary snorkelling equipment and two daily excursions and one non-motorised water sport. Overall expect a range of other water based activity (some carry an additional charge) like windsurfing, catamaran rental, waterskiing, wakeboarding, banana boats/fun tube, jet skis, kite boarding, stand-up paddle board and canoeing. You can also book diving and scuba courses with the "Dive Centre" – the best way to get up close to the magnificent reefs and marine life. Akiri Spa by Mandara offers a choice of luxurious health and beauty treatments and has a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and beauty salon. There is also a Kids Club if you’re planning on a family vacation.
Choose to stay in one of the 132 secluded beach villas and suites sheltered with lush foliage to give you immense privacy, with an in-villa minibar full of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Villas are spacious, with entry-level villas at 100sq metres and family villas – sleeping up to six. If you want more space and exclusivity, the "Sunset Junior Suites" are ideal. These spacious lavish suites are situated in the best beachfront location, have a larger living space and open air bathroom as well as enhanced in-villa platinum plus all-inclusive services. Each designed with a fusion of modern and traditional architecture providing a contemporary feel with a Maldivian touch. High ceilings and natural colours also create a sense of calm, and a large front terrace provides a shady hideaway between the villas and sun-soaked beach. For best resort rates, visit here.
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Robert Walshe is a travel broadcaster with Q Radio in Northern Ireland and Travel Editor for River Media newspaper titles across the island of Ireland.