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 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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Nov 12, 2019 Mulltravels

Our second visit to this fantastic island. This year we decided to split our two week holiday between OBLU Sangeli and Helengeli. Sangeli is wonderful and we would heartily recommend but Helengeli is our favourite - better snorkelling. Positives: Staff - always friendly and forever helpful and cheerful. We don’t want t single anyone out as all… Read more
Our second visit to this fantastic island. This year we decided to split our two week holiday between OBLU Sangeli and Helengeli. Sangeli is wonderful and we would heartily recommend but Helengeli is our favourite - better snorkelling. Positives: Staff - always friendly and forever helpful and cheerful. We don’t want t single anyone out as all were so friendly - thank you,. Island - small and totally relaxed - barefoot everywhere Accommodation - deluxe villa - clean, great housekeeping and right on the beach Food - buffet has all you need - chefs always keen to please. Pretty much every meal outside. Snorkelling - easy access especially off the jetty. Abundance of fish with turtles and sharks meandering by. Recommend using the life jackets - just makes it relaxed viewing Negatives: only that we had to go home. If you are looking for five star luxury , dressing up for dinner and Jet skis this is not for you. If you are want great natural environment, relaxed atmosphere with friendly service and snorkelling that’s hard to beat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They called it paradise

Nov 12, 2019 Thomas P Wigan, United Kingdom

The best holiday my wife and I have ever had we had our ruby wedding anniversary 2weeks ago the staff are the nicest people you will ever come across no matter where you go the food brilliant beach fantastic and the snorkelng out of this world we rented a beech villa 25yard from front door to sea this is paradise sharks come in to the harbour at… Read more
The best holiday my wife and I have ever had we had our ruby wedding anniversary 2weeks ago the staff are the nicest people you will ever come across no matter where you go the food brilliant beach fantastic and the snorkelng out of this world we rented a beech villa 25yard from front door to sea this is paradise sharks come in to the harbour at sunset every night brilliant would like to thank all the staff for such a wonderful holiday will definitely be coming back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning location, fantastic diving & snorkelling, excellent staff

Nov 12, 2019 Matilda4060 Windsor, United Kingdom

My wife and I are just back from the best holiday we have ever had. Oblu staff could not do enough for us. They were all so smiley and happy! Our room guy was particularly helpful. The room and bathroom were stunning and the food excellent. We loved the laid back atmosphere, the sand floors to public areas and pool/beach facilities. On the day of… Read more
My wife and I are just back from the best holiday we have ever had. Oblu staff could not do enough for us. They were all so smiley and happy! Our room guy was particularly helpful. The room and bathroom were stunning and the food excellent. We loved the laid back atmosphere, the sand floors to public areas and pool/beach facilities. On the day of our anniversary they surprised us with a golf cart at the door and took us off to the beach where drums, cocktails and hearts waited. Really very nice of them. The same day the room guy laid out a beautiful arrangement on our bed. The diving was wonderful and reasonably priced and the dive staff very helpful - particularly to me as a newly qualified diver. As I said at the beginning of this review, this was the best holiday we have ever had - and we have had lots! My only complaint is that the pepper mills were rubbish! Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 Aditya_Maverick

Absolutely fantastic Place to visit.. Good hospitality right from pick up to drop.. Rooms are excellent..good food.. Good location.. Good place for snorkeling and diving.. Thank you Mr.Ajay and all the staff to make our stay worthwhile and helping us all the time.. Will visit soon .. Cheers
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful experience

Nov 10, 2019 jawad0a

We had a wonderful experience. The staff were so nice and welcoming. I would like to thank Rebicca, Ranil, and everyone who did their best to make our stay a happy experience. Some work on the food quality can be done but other than that everything was beautiful.