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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our 9th time on Oblu Helengeli

May 6, 2021 MichaelaTomas Czech Republic

This review: October 2020, February 2021, April 2021 Says a lot that we return to this charming  island. It is the staff that makes this place so special. Everyone is very friendly at every place and every moment and you feel like you are at home. This is the reason why we will definitely come back again and again. We want to mention… Read more
This review: October 2020, February 2021, April 2021 Says a lot that we return to this charming  island. It is the staff that makes this place so special. Everyone is very friendly at every place and every moment and you feel like you are at home. This is the reason why we will definitely come back again and again. We want to mention especially Lisa (General Manager) who has been truly amazing during our last 4 time. Lisa is an excellent hosts on this tiny island. Since she has been there the service is really great. We see that the sevice has reached high level and the whole team is happy with great positive energy and loves their job. It is true that a more satisfied team makes more safisfied guest. After our four last visit to the island we can find the place very cozy decorated with beautiful flowers everywhere. Special thanks to Mr.Vikas. - Food and Beverage Manager. We have visited more than 55 resorts on Maldives but we have never experienced such excellent behavior towards guests. If there was a possibility to award him OSCAR for the best approach to the guests we are sure he would certainly get it. The chefs and the staff were just perfect: professional, respectful, very friendly and with a lot of small attentions making us feel very unique. Mr.Nihan - ass.front office manager - very willing, helpful, professional and promissing young man. The SPA was exceptional. The staff is very kind. Our therapists Chamini and May are brillant. Up to 5 star standard. We must not forget to thank our boys from Helen's Bar. My mom's great favorite Mr. Lasit😉who makes the best Iced Coffe, also thank you Mr. Saranga, Mr. Amit and the whole team. I can not recommend Oblu Helengeli enough for a safe, relaxing and amazing holiday! Read less
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Apr 24, 2021 Akshag1987 Kolkata (Calcutta), India

After much deliberation with the pandemic raging around we went ahead with our trip and believe me it was worth it. The property is absolutely fantastic ,even with apprx 90% occupancy u can still enjoy ur pvt time since everyone is busy with their activities. So let me start with the Positives of the resort- 1. Being a vegetarian our food needs… Read more
After much deliberation with the pandemic raging around we went ahead with our trip and believe me it was worth it. The property is absolutely fantastic ,even with apprx 90% occupancy u can still enjoy ur pvt time since everyone is busy with their activities. So let me start with the Positives of the resort- 1. Being a vegetarian our food needs were well kept in mind during our stay. The food is absolutely fantastic and a big shout out to the Chefs at Spice Restaurant. 2. Dive Center is absolutely fantastic in helping us out with the activities. Special mention to Seef for being patient with us during our snorkeling lesson 3. Fantastic Beaches around the island and loads of marine life & corals can be seen. Enjoy the breeze sitting on the sun beds. 4. Though we the local island tour had been cancelled due to Covid we were giving a BBQ Dinner at the beach which was a fantastic experience to have dinner by the beach and under the stars. 5. Loads of drink option to choose from. 6. Photo shoot was fantastic, though they promise to edit the pics before handing it over please be sure to check it before taking. Now for the down sides- 1. Access to the water from the water/lagoon villa is challenge because its full of rocks at all times, especially till around 4pm in the evening 2. No buggy service-it was quite a walk from the main reception, dive center & spa to the room. 3. The room mini bar is quite average with just soft drinks & 2 beer cans, after paying for such a hefty price one expects more drinks or at least wine in the room. 4. I found the SPA services to be quite average, you get better services in Kolkata. All in all a nice resort to put up and enjoy a relaxing time especially if u are a couple. Read less
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Apr 21, 2021 WaterwoodsTraveller1

We stayed in oblu from 16 to 20th April 2021. It was an awesome and fun experience. I found everything upto the mark from airport transfer to room quality to comforrt to cleanniness to island beauty. It was like 10 on 10 experience. Only in terms of hospitality, I would give 6 out of 10 because of the following reasons have experienced. Hope Oblu… Read more
We stayed in oblu from 16 to 20th April 2021. It was an awesome and fun experience. I found everything upto the mark from airport transfer to room quality to comforrt to cleanniness to island beauty. It was like 10 on 10 experience. Only in terms of hospitality, I would give 6 out of 10 because of the following reasons have experienced. Hope Oblu being a brand and perfect destination would try to improve it. 1. No Cart provided -My room was too far from the reception, bar area. It was about 800-900m . At multiple occasions , Have requested for a cart to drop and pick from my room because have back problem and was travelling with my 2year old baby but denied the cart service.. I tried to explain but they denied stating company policy 2. Some People at reception or at dive cenre or at resturant have neutral faces. It seems they are not happy talking to you and you feel not welcomed at all 3. Thougn dive centre people are very cooperative, at one ocassion I found one of the person was rude when we requested to chnage the schedule of one of our activiy. These are some of the small concers but though to mention it here. Otherwise this is a perfect island in affordable rates. Read less
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Apr 20, 2021 Z6397ONlisas Istanbul, Turkey

This was our first trip to Maldives and we have made a right decision to go for Oblu. We had a free boat transfer to the resort from Male airport and a lovely welcome with some music and smiling faces all around. Room - clean & tidy, all was perfectly working. I would advise you to bring your shampoo & other bath staff. In the room you can find… Read more
This was our first trip to Maldives and we have made a right decision to go for Oblu. We had a free boat transfer to the resort from Male airport and a lovely welcome with some music and smiling faces all around. Room - clean & tidy, all was perfectly working. I would advise you to bring your shampoo & other bath staff. In the room you can find free bag, slippers, mini bar, umbrellas.. Restaurant - 3 main courses were served in Spice restaurant, good variety of indian, local, sea food, desserts and lots more. You can always request french fries for the kid but unfortunately no kids buffet :( Pools & Sea - all crystal clean, very enjoyable. Unlimited towels next to the pool. We really want to thank Oblu and everyone working there for making that holiday unforgettable. Liza & Tanya & Ilya Read less
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Apr 18, 2021 bhautikambani Mumbai, India

Amazing stay if you like the water, beautiful reef right at your doorstep. We landed up swimming with tons of sharks, spotted a few turtles & sting rays, octopus (that’s a rare one). Enjoyed Dolphin spotting just while we were enjoying our breakfast. Special thanks to the staff which is always smiling and serving you some amazing cocktails and… Read more
Amazing stay if you like the water, beautiful reef right at your doorstep. We landed up swimming with tons of sharks, spotted a few turtles & sting rays, octopus (that’s a rare one). Enjoyed Dolphin spotting just while we were enjoying our breakfast. Special thanks to the staff which is always smiling and serving you some amazing cocktails and delicious food. I think it all flows down from the GM Lisa. Waiting to visit this paradise again ! Read less