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: Couples celebrating their honeymoon, receive a fruit basket, small wedding cake and 2 glasses of bubbles, romantic turn down service, 1 bottle of sparkling wine and a couples massage at the Helengeli Spa by Atmosphere (once during stay). 5 night min stay is required and wedding certificate must be shown at check-in. Valid for travels 01 Nov '18-31 Oct '19. Offer not bookable online and terms and conditions apply.

  • 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.

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 The most relaxing place ever!!

Sep 7, 2019 andrewtrish

This was the most relaxing holiday ever! We were there for 9 nights - the beach villa was outstanding, the food amazing, the atmosphere was perfect and the staff were second to none. They couldn't do enough for us. We did the Just Grill meal on the beach which was romantic to say the least. Without a doubt we will be back. Can't recommend… Read more
This was the most relaxing holiday ever! We were there for 9 nights - the beach villa was outstanding, the food amazing, the atmosphere was perfect and the staff were second to none. They couldn't do enough for us. We did the Just Grill meal on the beach which was romantic to say the least. Without a doubt we will be back. Can't recommend this enough. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great All Inclusive Resort

Sep 3, 2019 Jet49057146166 Singapore, Singapore

Spent 5nights at this place. Had a family reunion. It was my first time snorkeling and the house reef makes it so convenient to walk off the beach. I like that the house reef surrounds the island, so that when i looked out of the water I could still see the beach and it was reassuring for someone not too comfortable about the ocean. The abundance… Read more
Spent 5nights at this place. Had a family reunion. It was my first time snorkeling and the house reef makes it so convenient to walk off the beach. I like that the house reef surrounds the island, so that when i looked out of the water I could still see the beach and it was reassuring for someone not too comfortable about the ocean. The abundance of fish soon took my mind of everthing else. We saw turtles, sharks, stingrays, and the clear clear water.... was absolutely amazing. Also had a day trip fishing using a string - I was one of the lucky ones to catch a fish! Meals at the resort was varied and good, altho the meats were a bit on the tough side. Service was excellent. Would definitely go again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I never want to visit anywhere else! AMAZING

Sep 2, 2019 Amanda b

My husband and I have just returned from our honeymoon here and it was truly fantastic. From the moment we were met at the airport to departure, it was organised, well thought out and moment you step foot on the island relaxing! All the staff are so lovely and attentive, nothing was too much trouble! Really the best service I have received on any… Read more
My husband and I have just returned from our honeymoon here and it was truly fantastic. From the moment we were met at the airport to departure, it was organised, well thought out and moment you step foot on the island relaxing! All the staff are so lovely and attentive, nothing was too much trouble! Really the best service I have received on any holiday. Snorkelling was out of this world, something I have never really been interested in doing before but couldn't stop once I started and saw a turtle my first time! They really made a special effort for our honeymoon with champagne, a cake, bed decoration and a couple massage (which was 50mins of pure heaven!) I can not wait to return. Read less
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Aug 31, 2019 S6139SQdavs Princeton, New Jersey

Cheers to OBLU Atmosphere Helengeli and its entire staff! My wife and i went for a 10 year anniversary and it exceeded our expectations. The island is beautiful and beautifully maintained. It is just the right size to get around, about a 10 minutes walk from end to end, which means it doesn't feel overcrowded either. The Spice is a great… Read more
Cheers to OBLU Atmosphere Helengeli and its entire staff! My wife and i went for a 10 year anniversary and it exceeded our expectations. The island is beautiful and beautifully maintained. It is just the right size to get around, about a 10 minutes walk from end to end, which means it doesn't feel overcrowded either. The Spice is a great restaurant and unlike some reviews, the selection did not get repetitive at all, but it may help to be a fan of Asian flavors, they are expectedly featured heavily. The facilities are great, the wifi plenty strong, free snorkeling gear provided, and my wife was impressed and very happy with her dive experience and her instructor Lucie. The reef is healthy and its marine life quite amazing. Some guests are ignorant of the delicate nature of the reef and stand on the coral, but the lifeguards did monitor it from a safe distance on jetskis. The resort could perhaps do more to educate guests and perhaps get them to exercise better care when snorkeling. Elena Spa was a wonderfully relaxing experience and worth doing. The rest of the facilities are excellent and the staff are always friendly. The trip to a local island provided an interesting insight to the disparity between the lushness and luxury of the resort and the living conditions of fishing families and boatbuilders. If you are interested in a socio-economic study of the Maldives for an hour, do it. If you want to forget about reality and remain immersed in a tropical getaway, skip it. Special kudos to Vivian who greeted us on our arrival at the resort. She surprised us with a special Happy Anniversary congratulations after our return from the local island which included tropical drinks, drum reception, and Happy Anniversary written in the sand decorated with petals. Even bigger kudos to our deluxe beach villa attendant Ahmed, he was fantastic! His attention to detail was impressive and his care of our room was tireless. Our villa was always spotless, we never lacked for anything, and Ahmed had a knack for fulfilling any request, he is to be truly commended. My wife and I were super happy with our experience on Helengeli and only wish it were closer to home to visit again often! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great atmosphere, great people!

Aug 26, 2019 yasithaSL Colombo, Sri Lanka

Love the tropical atmosphere and the shallow reef full of vibrant corals and fish. Met some nice people there too. Lasith from Helen's was a very talented and humble young man who was very busy but still eager to whip you up a perfect cocktail. I appreciate everyone at The Spice including Pradeep, who helped us to celebrate my parents' 35th… Read more
Love the tropical atmosphere and the shallow reef full of vibrant corals and fish. Met some nice people there too. Lasith from Helen's was a very talented and humble young man who was very busy but still eager to whip you up a perfect cocktail. I appreciate everyone at The Spice including Pradeep, who helped us to celebrate my parents' 35th anniversary in style. The food was also good and tasty. Great if you consider adding more varieties of food. Read less