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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Apr 4, 2020 GeorgiaExplores Bournemouth

We spent a long time researching for our first trip to MaldIves before choosing Oblu Helengeli. The main reason for our choice was the fabulous house reef but now we’ve been in fact we love everything about the entire island. The outdoor spaces are all beautifully kept. The greenery is stunning and the central (only!) ‘street’ a joy to stroll up… Read more
We spent a long time researching for our first trip to MaldIves before choosing Oblu Helengeli. The main reason for our choice was the fabulous house reef but now we’ve been in fact we love everything about the entire island. The outdoor spaces are all beautifully kept. The greenery is stunning and the central (only!) ‘street’ a joy to stroll up and down. We split our 10 night stay between a deluxe beach villa and lagoon pool villa. Both are lovely but we preferred the pool villa because of the lagoon access, all the fish swimming past constantly and obviously the pool is a massive treat. The space for sunbathing might be a bit limited for some but was perfect for the two of us. Rooms are lovely, clean and spacious, bathrooms out of this world. All very well serviced twice daily. ROOM TIPS- for deluxe beach villas, no.s 238-248 are close to the jetty and have the best beach. For lagoon pool villas avoid no, 310-313 as there is a tree which could limit your views. Snorkelling is quite simply phenomenal. The house reef is absolutely teeming with brightly coloured fish of all sizes. Sharks and turtles guaranteed daily! We saw octopus too and rays. It is an underwater wonderland. We also did the private speedboat mantaray snorkelling trip. It was worth every penny. The boat is amazing and the guides great fun. We eventually found a 3m ray and spent over 30 minutes snorkelling with this truly majestic creature. Utterly wonderful. The buffet is varied and really good quality. Breakfast omelette are fab as are pancakes and fruit - all prepared to order. Lunchtime salads were brill and we couldn’t get enough of the daily sashimi / carpaccio. There is definitely something for everyone and we didn’t get bored of what was on offer. Drinks are good quality and plentiful and the resort filters water too to avoid plastic waste. I had a treatment in the spa which was incredibly relaxing and worth the cost. Staff are friendly, professional and faultless. In fact the whole place is faultless and we are already saving for a return trip. Read less
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Apr 2, 2020 John C Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom

This was our first time in the Maldives and were not disappointed. From the moment we landed at Male Airport until the moment we left we were always made to feel welcome. The Island was very friendly and relaxed and the atmosphere was amazing, we met some really nice couples, who helped to make to the whole experience memorable especially as it… Read more
This was our first time in the Maldives and were not disappointed. From the moment we landed at Male Airport until the moment we left we were always made to feel welcome. The Island was very friendly and relaxed and the atmosphere was amazing, we met some really nice couples, who helped to make to the whole experience memorable especially as it was my wife's 70th birthday. I would also like to thank Luisa, the Manageress and all the staff for all their efforts in particular the upgrade to a Lagoon Villa for our last two nights. Our best wishes to you all, keep safe in these difficult times. Yvonne and John Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2nd time even better !!!!

Mar 31, 2020 sueb543 merseyside uk

Just returned from our second visit to paradise. This time as a treat we had the 2 bedroom beach villa , it was incredible. Luisa great to see you again and you lovely staff, Ajay was fabulous, so efficient, professional and friendly. Everything was as wonderful as the first time and why it was better was the fact we had longer there !!! So… Read more
Just returned from our second visit to paradise. This time as a treat we had the 2 bedroom beach villa , it was incredible. Luisa great to see you again and you lovely staff, Ajay was fabulous, so efficient, professional and friendly. Everything was as wonderful as the first time and why it was better was the fact we had longer there !!! So once this awful situation with the world is over we are coming back as soon as we can. Thank you once again and stay safe. ! Luisa after this is over we are on our way back for the third time and it won’t be the last 😊 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful apart from the DJ!!

Mar 28, 2020 AnonymousEssex Essex, United Kingdom

We had a lovely time. Room was lovely, nice private beach area. Food was excellent, especially the curries! Choice of drinks very good and staff amazing, particularly the bar waiter who was very attentive with our sparkling rose - sorry I can’t remember his name. Only one thing to criticise was the awful evening entertainment with the DJ. Far too… Read more
We had a lovely time. Room was lovely, nice private beach area. Food was excellent, especially the curries! Choice of drinks very good and staff amazing, particularly the bar waiter who was very attentive with our sparkling rose - sorry I can’t remember his name. Only one thing to criticise was the awful evening entertainment with the DJ. Far too loud and really didn’t fit with a Maldives hotel. Spa was outstanding, beautiful environment and exceptional staff. The general manager was conspicuous by her absence and didn’t even bother to say hello. Gym was good and boat transfer very efficient. Our lasting memory will be watching sunset from our own little bit of beach Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 Eirian_11 Telford, United Kingdom

Firstly I would like to say what a wonderful holiday my husband and I had. Starting with the warm greeting we had upon arrival, we were met by the General Manager Luisa and her staff. The food was fantastic with plenty of choice for everyones tastes even if you requested something different they were very accommodating. The staff were very… Read more
Firstly I would like to say what a wonderful holiday my husband and I had. Starting with the warm greeting we had upon arrival, we were met by the General Manager Luisa and her staff. The food was fantastic with plenty of choice for everyones tastes even if you requested something different they were very accommodating. The staff were very friendly and were always there to assist you. Our room boy Sundip was very professional even when we said our room did not need cleaning, it was always cleaned to an exceptional high standard. The Spa was amazing with excellent service my husband had several treatments which he thoroughly enjoyed. The island was excellently maintained. Even down to the maintenance of our room our safe battery was running low within minutes they arrived and changed it. I would highly recommend this resort, we have already booked to go back next year. I personally don't think you would find a better more friendly place in the Maldives. The snorkelling was great I had a guide one day which was really good if you are a nervous person I would highly recommend this. A huge thank you to Luisa for being a fantastic manager which reflects with all her staff. THANK YOU FOR A BRILLIANT HOLIDAY. Read less