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 two options of local whiskey, gin, vodka or rum, two cocktail selections, two house wines (two red, two white), two beer options, mineral water, soft drinks, juice, tea and coffee. In-villa mini-bar stocked daily with non-alcoholic carbonated drinks and 2x 0.5ml Mineral Water. Afternoon tea and snacks. In-room dining not included. One sunset fishing trip per stay (weather permitting). One local excursion to nearby inhabited island per stay. Non-motorised water sports: stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and pedaloes. Use of snorkelling equipment. 

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-metre swimming pool, spacious outdoor area, 1 master king bedroom and 1 twin bedroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

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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Mar 23, 2019 Eirian_11 Telford, United Kingdom

Firstly I would highly recommend this island. We stayed there last year and returned this year. Food It was amazing there was so much choice and variety, something for everyone to enjoy. Snorkling This was great I went with a guide and had an hour snorkel which was lovely swam with a turtle and many more fish. Accomodation My room boy Anas was… Read more
Firstly I would highly recommend this island. We stayed there last year and returned this year. Food It was amazing there was so much choice and variety, something for everyone to enjoy. Snorkling This was great I went with a guide and had an hour snorkel which was lovely swam with a turtle and many more fish. Accomodation My room boy Anas was lovely we asked for him to clean this year again. He was so friendly and was like our family very welcoming and an asset to the island. Management The Manager Luisa was so lovely, very approachable, friendly and funny nothing was too much trouble. This was shown throughout the management team and also to all staff working on the island. Everyone was so friendly it was just a lovely, friendly atmosphere. There were 2 employees who had been with the company for over 30 years which spoke for itself. Rebecca the assistant manager of the reception was always available and helpful. Spa. My husband had many spas and thoroughly enjoyed them and felt very relaxed. To sum the holiday up we had such an amazing time, met some lovely people we will return next year and I would just like to say to luisa and the rest of the team thank you for making such a lovely holiday for myself and Tim. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESORT Read less
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Mar 22, 2019 Daydream34007425798

We have been going to the Maldives for 26 years, and we were so pleased to have found this lovely eco friendly island, what a lovely holiday. 34 dives over two weeks, good food, lovely clean island, staff are smashing. We are going back as soon as we can, the snorkelling was very good, the house reef is excellent, it is one of the gems we are so… Read more
We have been going to the Maldives for 26 years, and we were so pleased to have found this lovely eco friendly island, what a lovely holiday. 34 dives over two weeks, good food, lovely clean island, staff are smashing. We are going back as soon as we can, the snorkelling was very good, the house reef is excellent, it is one of the gems we are so pleased we have found. Read less
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Mar 22, 2019 Ray17 Solihull

I have stayed at this resort in February 2017. 2018. 2019. Pound for pound this is the best island to visit in the Maldives. In this price range. I have stayed at slightly more expensive islands in the Maldives and cheaper they do not compare to Helengeli. Where do you start the reef for me is the most important everyday you snorkel you will see… Read more
I have stayed at this resort in February 2017. 2018. 2019. Pound for pound this is the best island to visit in the Maldives. In this price range. I have stayed at slightly more expensive islands in the Maldives and cheaper they do not compare to Helengeli. Where do you start the reef for me is the most important everyday you snorkel you will see turtles not just one on occasions it's many. At other times you will see eagle rays and several varieties of sharks as well as many other colourful fish and unusual varieties . I can go on and on The food in the buffet restaurant is always good and meals on the beach provide great value compared to other islands I have stayed on. The drinks package is good and they provide a drinkable wine many islands do not in this price range All the staff are very friendly and helpful. The new manager Louise is seen on an almost daily basis walking around the island chatting to the punters on holiday. See you in 2020 Read less
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Mar 21, 2019 Karen R

This was once in a lifetime trip for my husband, myself and our son. We had a 2 bed villa with it's own pool. Our rooms were kept spotless by Anas, he was friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for him. The weather was warm and a couple of days there was a breeze which was nice. The food as everyone has said was plentiful,… Read more
This was once in a lifetime trip for my husband, myself and our son. We had a 2 bed villa with it's own pool. Our rooms were kept spotless by Anas, he was friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for him. The weather was warm and a couple of days there was a breeze which was nice. The food as everyone has said was plentiful, always a hot dessert in the evening, the bread and butter pudding was better than any I have had. No problem getting seated although towards the end of our 10 nights there were more people. The sealife was amazing, better than anywhere we have been before. The water was warm and clear. I would recommend taking water shoes with you, there was alot of coral/stones on the beach and would have been impossible to enter the water without them. We did not take any so the shop on the island sold them, they were expensive but needed. They were not brilliant abit like 'jelly shoes' but better than nothing. Would we come back, of course we would, just need to save up again. Read less
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Mar 20, 2019 Amanda P Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a fabulous week at Helengeli,11th to 18th March.The weather was amazing, the sea was warm and the reef teaming with everything you'd want to see. We were upgraded to a Villa with a plunge pool with steps direct into the sea. It's a small island but has everything you need, the restaurant had a wide variety of great food… Read more
We have just returned from a fabulous week at Helengeli,11th to 18th March.The weather was amazing, the sea was warm and the reef teaming with everything you'd want to see. We were upgraded to a Villa with a plunge pool with steps direct into the sea. It's a small island but has everything you need, the restaurant had a wide variety of great food options for all tastes. The Spa was fabulous offering lots of different treatments but an extra cost. The speed boat trip from male airport took only 50 minutes and we were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins so guys stopped the boat and we spent 10 minutes watching them playing. I would say it's more suitable to couples, not a lot to do for children, If you're into snorkelling or diving then it's paradise! Both pools are fabulous, we spent most of the time round the adults pool as it was a little quieter. The staff are truly amazing and can't do enough for you, special thanks to Ajay & Naveen. Read less