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, The Spice. One dining experience at Just Grill specialty restaurant, daily local snacks at Hedikaa Hut, unlimited beverages and drinks at The Spice, Just Grill, adults-only pool, and Helen’s Pool Bar. In-villa mini-bar replenished once daily with non-alcoholic carbonated drinks, and bottled water. One complimentary sunset fishing and one complimentary local island excursion per person during stay, one spa treatment per person included with a minimum 4 nights stay.

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.

Water 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.

The Spice restaurant (live cooking stations and buffets; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Just Grill* (à la carte, seafood and meats; open for 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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Jan 22, 2021 Edelweissflyer Wildegg, Switzerland

How to describe a dream come true? Imagine freezing temperatures, slush, fog, and rain in November and December at home, topped by the ubiquitously lurking menace of Covid. Evasion to paradise would be a turquoise warm sea, a private island for you and your loved one, a warm breeze, sand between your toes day and night, a tropical vegetation… Read more
How to describe a dream come true? Imagine freezing temperatures, slush, fog, and rain in November and December at home, topped by the ubiquitously lurking menace of Covid. Evasion to paradise would be a turquoise warm sea, a private island for you and your loved one, a warm breeze, sand between your toes day and night, a tropical vegetation with swaying palmtrees, and a busy colorful housereef right in front of your luxurious and clean private bungalow. This paradise has a name, Oblu at Helengeli, a small island in the Maldives, a mere 12 hours away from home. A dream unexpectedly come true whithin days as we could think it up! Reality has surpassed our dreams beyond imagination! We found a wonderful, clean and well run resort. The excellent, variate cuisine with lush buffets for any palate, small restaurants, and a bar with the most colorful drinks and sunsets leave no wish - all inclusive in your dreams! The most valuable asset is a competent, discreet and friendly staff from various places around the Indian ocean. Back home we still remember quite a few of their names that were not fluent to us before: Nassim, Vivia, Ajay and Muaz at the reception, Lahiru, Atheeg, Udaya and Shaheen at the bar. We remember Pradeep, Vikas, Zinntu, Shaffu, and Nadja to name a few at the restaurant, or Sugath and Nimal in the kitchen. The executive chef in the kitchen, Lal, introduced us in a private cooking class to the essentials of curry preparation. They all do an outstanding job to produce excellent and fresh food for various tastes in top quality! Valentina and Luigi from Italy run the dive center and guided us to the subaquean beauties beyond snorkelling. Lisa, the omnipresent charming resort manager, also from Italy, knows everybody on the island, and everybody knows and adores her. And in our dreams we remember quite a few more faces even without their names - a group that has in common a friendliness, radiance and dedication to make our stay under the circumstances given the most memorable ever. Read less
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Jan 21, 2021 49ajits Chandigarh, India

We had such an amazing time at this beautiful property! Everything was perfect. Specially the staff ho made it even better . So friendly and helpful. Liheru at the bar was amazing with his cocktails and took good care of us ! Will visit this place again .
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Jan 20, 2021 ruchirpandey18

One of the most exquisite holidays ever. My family was over the moon. The vistas were picture perfect, the sea life was surreal and super accessible. The hotel staff was super friendly and made us very comfortable. The spa was 5 star.
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Jan 19, 2021 Fgleor Fuerth, Germany

It was our second stay at this unique resort - and definitely not our last! We missed absolutely nothing! Great food, staff very very helpful and always friendly! Whether at the reception, in the restaurant, at Helen’s Bar (Especially Lahiru, Angie), at the Spa (Mey, Chamini). Special thanks to Vale and Luigi from the diving center!! Miss u! We… Read more
It was our second stay at this unique resort - and definitely not our last! We missed absolutely nothing! Great food, staff very very helpful and always friendly! Whether at the reception, in the restaurant, at Helen’s Bar (Especially Lahiru, Angie), at the Spa (Mey, Chamini). Special thanks to Vale and Luigi from the diving center!! Miss u! We felt very comfortable as a family ( our daughters are 1 and 4 years). The house reef is really great for snorkeling (Turtles, sharks, octopus, lots of colorful fishes,...), it’s always worth it. Thanks for the lovely Christmas and a great New Year’s Eve!! We hope to have the opportunity to come back again soon! Miss you all! A big thank to Lisa and her wonderful TEAM! Take Care Flo, Mary, Luna& Cleo Read less
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Jan 19, 2021 Omar_unitedk

This is our second time in Maldives and we have chosen the Oblu Helengeli. Extremely satisfied with the resort overall, great staff and one of the best house reef in Maldives. Lisa (Resort Manager) and team were very friendly and able to fulfil all our requests (with an 11 months baby it might not be easy! - thanks again also to Buddika… Read more
This is our second time in Maldives and we have chosen the Oblu Helengeli. Extremely satisfied with the resort overall, great staff and one of the best house reef in Maldives. Lisa (Resort Manager) and team were very friendly and able to fulfil all our requests (with an 11 months baby it might not be easy! - thanks again also to Buddika (Chef) and Nadia (restaurant) for your great level of service). Last but not least, great diving center. Valentina was very knowledgeable and able to provide us with great recommendations and all answers to our questions (definitely a value added!). Read less