The Maldives is an island nation encompassing a string of atolls in the Indian Ocean and is slowly developing a reputation as a premium saltwater fly fishing destination offering anglers opportunity to fish for iconic species such as Bonefish, Giant Trevally and Permit in addition to Sailfish and Tuna.
With Sportfishing banned in many parts of the Maldives, Fly Odyssey has developed a number of self-guided destinations which are perfect for a holiday escape with your partner or family.
Atmosphere Kanifushi is an all-inclusive 5-star resort located on Lhaviyani Atoll and 40 minutes north by seaplane from the capital, Male with fantastic accommodation, food, and amenities. We offer self-guided fly fishing opportunities in designated fly fishing locations for anglers on the shallow flats and reef edges while offering a huge range of other non-angling activities including Scuba Diving, snorkelling, and watersports.
This all-inclusive resort is unique in the Maldives. The premium-plus package allows an all-inclusive style approach yet with the usual high Maldivian standards. Sumptuous buffet and a-la-carte dining, selection of premium wines from throughout the world and a variety of activities included in your package price means this resort offers the best value accommodation we have found in the Maldives.
This resort is ideally suited to couples and families with a great range of beach-side villas available. For couples, there is the privacy of the Sunset Pool villas with great access to the Sunset Bar and Restaurant, and fly fishing flats at the end of the sand-spit. For families, there is a great kids’ club, big wide open beaches and large swimming pools. The family villas are large and spacious and provide plenty of privacy. Located 40 minutes from Male via seaplane this is an ideal and easy location to access which will provide a great Maldivian holiday.
Surrounded by shallow sand flats and reef edges that drop away into the vast ocean depths. Our experiences of the fly fishing around Kanifushi have been very exciting. The shallow sand flats are home to Giant, Bluefin, Gold Spot and Stripped Trevally and these are regularly encountered. Bonefish are also found feeding over the Turtlegrass and on the shallow sand island drop-offs on the right tides. For the spin and popper fishermen there is direct access to reef systems which hold large Giant and Bluefin Trevally. There is also the opportunity to target Sailfish in season and the Tuna shoals can be frequently seen busting up in the open ocean. All the fishing areas are within easy reach of Atmosphere Kanifushi meaning that you can fish as little or as much as you like.
Upon your arrival at Male airport, you will be met by staff and transferred to the seaplane terminal for a short 30-40 minute flight to Kanifushi.
You should aim to arrive before 4:00pm to ensure you can transfer to the resort on the same day.
At Kanifushi, you will be greeted by key resort staff a given a champagne reception.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in the Maldives will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers.
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