OBLU Helengeli

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Renowned for its quality and service, the OBLU 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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Jul 30, 2021 Culture36352143225 Pilsen, Czech Republic

We were extremely satisfied with accommodation and food also. We spent there 12 beautiful days, everything was clean and well-managed. Massage in spa was very nice. Friendly staff, especially our waiter Amit in Helen’s bar. He took care of us every day, was very nice, pleasant and attentive. Thank You Amit and thank You Oblu!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent time on a great island

Jul 26, 2021 Duke_Skywalker Bern, Switzerland

Stayed at OBLU @ Helengeli in early Juy 2021 for 2 weeks. It was a great experience. The island was only booked at 20% of maximum capacity which was a big part of our positive experience. We chose Helengeli for diving and were the only divers except for one other person. The dive facilities and team are great, it was truly an exceptional… Read more
Stayed at OBLU @ Helengeli in early Juy 2021 for 2 weeks. It was a great experience. The island was only booked at 20% of maximum capacity which was a big part of our positive experience. We chose Helengeli for diving and were the only divers except for one other person. The dive facilities and team are great, it was truly an exceptional experience. COVID was handled correctly and we almost forgot COVID existed. No masks, social distance was well maintained, everything was kept clean. The layout of the island is very convenient. We recommend a deluxe beach villa, the lagoon villas are not as nice and not worth the extra money. The food is very good (well, let's say perfect and excellent), the first week it was served due to low occupancy. The second week it was buffet. Both options were great but we ended up preferring the served option, it was just more relaxed and upscale. All the staff was always very friendly. SPA is superbe! If you don't like small children - Helengeli is not for you. There were a lot of families with (very) small children and that caused some noise (then better choose an adults only island - which we will do in the future). Unfortunately, there was construction going on near the adult pool - so that option was also out for us. The only real problem was the departure procedure, they could improve that. We had a late departure (at 4pm). Had to check out as early as 12pm and the bungalow was no longer available. Upon departure, we walked by our bungalow and it was still not serviced (would have been great to shower privately before long haul flight). Why don't they let guests have the bungalow until departure (we would have had to pay $75 to leave late - just to shower). This is just not how we have experienced Helenegeli otherwise. Do they really have to make money out of nothing? BUT otherwise: SIMPLY great! Read less
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Jul 24, 2021 rehama986

We had the best experience ever for a massage and spa treatment, Chamini & Sokhan were more than perfect, we were very lucky to be their customers. We cannot wait to come back and have this amazing experience once again. Thank you so much.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place, highly recommend

Jul 19, 2021 Magshad Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Helengeli is a beautiful resort made special by their incredible staff. We had a water villa and it was beautiful with stunning views over the sea. Really good to see the resort offer guests snorkelling gear free of charge as there is plenty to see in and around the resort. Food is great with a good selection on offer daily. Kudos to the chefs… Read more
The Helengeli is a beautiful resort made special by their incredible staff. We had a water villa and it was beautiful with stunning views over the sea. Really good to see the resort offer guests snorkelling gear free of charge as there is plenty to see in and around the resort. Food is great with a good selection on offer daily. Kudos to the chefs who offer a great selection and something for everyone. A visit to the spa is a must and I would highly recommend. The setting is beautiful and perfect for a relaxation hour or two. There are plenty of little hide aways to snorkel, and we did a great fishing trip which I would recommend highly. There are water sports available along with quite a few trips from the resort on offer for a charge. Just a small suggestion would be to offer a snack menu as part of the all inclusive menu. ( currently this is paid for separately) the restaurant was great but would have been nice to have more selection during the day, as the grill house was not opened and therefore all meals were at the spice restaurant. Also on departure day we were asked to pay for lunch bit disappointing when we had been there for a week and arrived late only for dinner on the first day. That aside we had a fabulous stay thank you Oblu for a great vacation. Good Covid plans also in place at the hotel, with testing available and hand sanitiser throughout the public areas. Read less
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Jul 19, 2021 Nadeem A Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Amazing stay and specially Amit made our days with his awsome customer service and looking after us. He is an awsome DJ and simultaneouslyin customer service. Truly he has been kind and awsome. It has been to a shock to me that he had been managing the spice restaurant and Helen's bar as a dj. He is a multi Tasker and brilliant personality