OBLU by Atmosphere

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Renowned for its quality and service, the OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli brings with it vibrant and refreshing interiors and design and a new island resort concept. You will benefit from the latest in hotel luxuries alongside the timeless treats a Maldivian island guarantees. Treats like diving at the 5-star PADI dive centre, snorkelling in crystal waters, relaxing by a choice of swimming pools (including an adults-only pool in a secluded area of the island) and strolling on sugar white sands that have barely seen a footprint. In a quiet spot on the less-developed northeast rim of the atoll, the OBLU has an exotic and unique house reef, home to pelagic fish, just metres from its shoreline, so it’s a good job the use of snorkelling gear’s included in your all-inclusive plan.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

On the quiet northeast rim of the North Malé Atoll, with renowned diving just off shore. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 50 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

116 villas and suites. All with air-conditioning, outdoor veranda, ceiling fan, open-air bathroom, sunloungers, flat-screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking stations, WiFi*, kettle, safe and hairdryer. Beach Villas have vibrant interiors with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All-Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant, Spice. Drinks from the main bar (9:00am–1:00am) with a selection of spirits and cocktails, house wines and beer, mineral water, soft drinks, juice, tea and coffee.

Please note: All Inclusive will cease at 11:00am on your day of departure. 

Deluxe Beach Villas are larger with direct beach access and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Lagoon Villas with Plunge Pool are larger still, with over-sized plunge pool, direct lagoon access and sunset views from king bedroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Suites with Pool, have it's own 20 sq m swimming pool, spacious outdoor area, 1 master king bedroom and 1 twin bedroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

  • Honeymooners: Additional benefits available. Please contact us for more details and for terms and conditions.

  • Early Booking Offer: Book 60 days prior to arrival and save 7% on your accommodation costs. Valid for stays between 1 Nov '19–31 Oct '20. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Booking Bonus: Book up to 60 days prior to arrival to receive up to 7% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov '19–31 Oct '20. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

The Spice restaurant (live cooking stations and buffets; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Just Grill* (à la carte, seafood and meats; open for lunch and dinner), Helen's Bar (adjacent to pool, with weekly theme nights and evening entertainment). 2 swimming pools (1 adults-only). Spa*. Poolside gym. 5-star PADI dive centre. Snorkelling. Recreational facilities, including volleyball, badminton, pool table, darts and board games. Fitness and wellness activities*, such as sunrise yoga and aqua aerobics. Complimentary WiFi available.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little slice of heaven and a break from the real world

Sep 24, 2020 Blondiegirl007 Windsor, United Kingdom

I'm sitting here on my last day writing this review and it's going to be tough to get back to reality... A strange reality as that is going to be under Covid rules. But we've really enjoyed our time here. Excellent service from the moment we landed at the airport. A short and pleasant 50mins from the airport by speedboat and we were escorted… Read more
I'm sitting here on my last day writing this review and it's going to be tough to get back to reality... A strange reality as that is going to be under Covid rules. But we've really enjoyed our time here. Excellent service from the moment we landed at the airport. A short and pleasant 50mins from the airport by speedboat and we were escorted directly our rooms. We'd upgraded to a Pool Villa.... Now it was nice but I'd recommend not paying the extra versus a beach villa. The veranda is too small really for the loungers and the bamboo sides stop the fresh breeze hitting you, no natural shade and the parasol really takes up space. The stairs to the ocean are quite dangerous. But in saying that we did have a lovely view and a gorgeous outdoor bathroom. The house keeping team do really excel themselves on a daily basis to keep everything and everywhere spotless. Very impressive work. We had some really windy days but the team were out tirelessly clearing up. Now to Helens Bar! What can I say... What a great and friendly collection of guys! Lahiru, Bilal, Udaya and Pradeep work really well together providing a fun and friendly atmosphere to relax in. And the nightly DJ plays some really good music! We've been here when occupancy has been low due to Coronavirus so totally understand why the full buffet experience and bits aren't open, but I'd have preferred a smaller menu for lunch and dinner and it be served warm rather than tepid/lukewarm. Don't get me wrong the food is lovely but never warm. If you like to snack then bring your own..the shop is small and has Pringles.... 2 flavours. No biscuits or chocolate.. Again that could be due too low occupancy. But you have no alternative choices. The snorkeling has been excellent with reefs so close to us and managed by a lifeguard team. We did a fishing trip which was included and fun. We've seen sharks, turtles, bat, crabs, lizards, and so many different fish. It's been a joy. You also get a complimentary spa treatment. Overall.... The staff have been amazing. Great, friendly and helpful whilst being genuine. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awsome!

Sep 23, 2020 sadeqe

Was perfect! I write this for special thanks to all persons in bar and kitchen specialy Lahiru, that made our honey moon fantabulos Food and drinks was also perfects And spa with a very nice atmospher and massor ....
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely wonderful!

Sep 21, 2020 HSW0 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We recently spent 5 amazing nights at the Oblu and I cannot rate it highly enough! We were looking for a beautiful relaxing holiday and chose Oblu due to the excellent reviews. We were met at the airport by an Oblu representative and were taken to the island via speedboat which took around 50 mins. The wonderful staff greeted us on arrival and… Read more
We recently spent 5 amazing nights at the Oblu and I cannot rate it highly enough! We were looking for a beautiful relaxing holiday and chose Oblu due to the excellent reviews. We were met at the airport by an Oblu representative and were taken to the island via speedboat which took around 50 mins. The wonderful staff greeted us on arrival and throughout the entire stay were so friendly and helpful. The lovely barman Lahiru was always smiling and happy to see us and happy to provide us with some lovely cocktails! We stayed in a water villa which was so lovely - it has an outside bathroom, its own pool and stairs leading down into the sea. Waking up on a morning and looking down at the fish swimming around below was just fantastic! The room was spotlessly clean with maid service everyday. During our stay my partner proposed and the whole team were so amazing helping him put together a truly memorable experience! We have to give a special mention to Nihaan in particular who went over an above with all the organization and special touches - it really meant a lot to us! Due to covid the resort was really quiet - there were only around 20+ people there at any time but this didn't make the staff any less attentive or the experience any less enjoyable. There were safety measures in place and the staff organized the PCR test for coming home - we really didn't have to worry about anything while we were there. The staff even made us a breakfast to take to the airport on the way home as we had an early flight - everything was taken care of and thought about to make everything so relaxing and worry free. I must also mention the reef and the snorkeling! The resort has its own house reef which is just out of this world. The colourful fish and reef sharks are mesmerizing and we were so lucky that we swam next to a turtle twice! It absolutely made our holiday! As part of our all inclusive package we received a 45 min spa treatment and some free trips. We chose a stress relieving massage which was just amazing and the spa itself is just beautiful! We also went on a fishing trip which was great! We sat on the top of the boat and watched the sunset before heading back with the catch of the day :) Oblu is a beautiful resort on a stunning island with the most lovely staff - the whole holiday will always be such a wonderful memory that we'll truly never forget. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best holiday ever

Sep 17, 2020 Jenwatts92

Best holiday ever! The resort is amazing, snorkelling is out of this world and the staff are so helpful and friendly. Haneef looked after our room during our stay and was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for him. Deepak was so helpful at meal times, we are vegans and he would take us around the buffet showing us what we could eat and he… Read more
Best holiday ever! The resort is amazing, snorkelling is out of this world and the staff are so helpful and friendly. Haneef looked after our room during our stay and was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for him. Deepak was so helpful at meal times, we are vegans and he would take us around the buffet showing us what we could eat and he even cooked special meals for us on the nights when the buffet wasn't particularly vegan friendly. The spa was incredible and the dolphin watching cruise was definitely a highlight of the holiday. Would thoroughly recommend this amazing resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best place to spend vacation

Sep 17, 2020 Vladymyr_GVV Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

It was our first time in Maldives.We wanted to spend our honeymoon with some unforgettable place and have chosen OBLU by Atmosphere for this. Upon arrival at Velana airport we were met by friendly hotel staff and quickly without any delay moved on the boat to the hotel.It took near one hour to get there. We stayed at beach villa.One of the feature… Read more
It was our first time in Maldives.We wanted to spend our honeymoon with some unforgettable place and have chosen OBLU by Atmosphere for this. Upon arrival at Velana airport we were met by friendly hotel staff and quickly without any delay moved on the boat to the hotel.It took near one hour to get there. We stayed at beach villa.One of the feature of this accommodation is outdoor shower and it is amazing. The weather condition, as for me, is perfect. The temperature always near 26-30 degrees and it is very comfortable. Snorkeling and diving are excellent.During our staying we meet turtles , sharkes and plenty of bright and picturesque fishes.I don't mention about crabs. They are everywhere and very funny, always busy. Meal is tasty espessially sea food. Near the main pool there is a bar where you can find any drinks and beverages. Staff is very friendly. You don't need even tell something you get new one drinks before ending old . I wanted mention about one of them Lahiru Dushyanth. He is a barman.He is quite competent and professional.Always propose best choices, quick to help and give useful advise. Overall it is quite and calm place to spend with but in the evening you have opportunities to dance at the bar near the main pool. If you think to spending holiday in this hotel do not hesitate -you will enjoy. Read less