There’s probably no better place than the five-star Atmosphere Kanifushi Resort, Maldives for getting away from it all, located as it is in the secluded Lhaviyani Atoll and surrounded by the Indian ocean and a large coral reef. Just 2km long and 90m wide, Kanifushi is a tropical paradise of palm trees and scenery that can be reached easily by seaplane from Malé. Complete with three restaurants, two bars, coffee shop, a spa and dive centre, there’s also plenty of excursions on offer, from fishing to island hopping.
Be sure to include some time at the Akiri Spa – its relaxation lounge and 6 couple treatments rooms are set within beautiful landscaped gardens with view of the eastern coast. Try a bespoke treatment or massage or indulge in some Ayurveda therapy to pamper your body and mind. A sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are also on offer as is the hair and beauty salon – great for a special night out.
Relax and unwind in one of 132 detached Maldivian-style villas with a stylish modern twist, ranging from beach villas for honeymooning couples, through to spacious 200m2 villas suitable for larger families or luxurious, maximum-privacy pool villas with the best sunset views on the island, morning muffins and butler service. Comfortable and spacious junior suites are also available and feature open-air bathrooms with whirlpool tubs.
With so much ocean on offer, it’s no wonder that there are so many aquatic activities available. You can head to the PADI-certified dive centre to gaze at the surrounding marine life or try your hand at watersports. Back on dry land, two flood-lit tennis courts, a fully equipped gym or a trio of swimming are sure to keep you busy between sunbathing, plus there’s also a kid’s club and plenty of activities for teenagers.
Main restaurant, The Spice, has a host of buffet-style dinners on offer, including a grill but for something a little different, sample Just Veg, the first vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives with a special Jain menu and Mediterranean, Arabic and Indian cuisine. You’ll also want to experience the Teppanyaki Grill, complete with a large hot plate, theatrical chef and all manner of whirling, twirling, juggling, flipping and flaming food. The Sunset bar also transforms into a fusion Asian and Mediterranean restaurant at night.