OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Newly re-opening and updated in 2023 OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO, welcomes back its guests with a delightful vibrant look and feel… Renowned for its quality and service, the OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO brings with it enticing 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, OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO 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, not to mention one a la carte dining experience at Just Grill or Raga Route for every 4 night stay, both if staying 8 nights and selected excursions and activities. Best of all... It's only 50 minutes away from the airport on a complimentary speedboat transfer.

Amenities

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On the quiet northeast rim of the North Malé Atoll, with renowned diving just offshore. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 50 minutes complimentary speedboat transfer, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hotel information

152 villas and suites. All with air-conditioning, outdoor veranda, ceiling fan, open-air bathroom, sun loungers, flat-screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking stations, WiFi*, kettle, safe and hairdryer. 


Deluxe Beach Villas are elegant and comfortable villas offering direct access to the beach and the lagoon beyond. Chic interiors feature fresh, vibrant colours and cosy furnishings with pleasant fabrics in tropical shades and prints. Together with a relaxing aura – these deluxe beach villas in Maldives offer comfortable interiors and a classic Maldivian touch. Deluxe Beach Villas have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.


All-Inclusive of: The Oblu Island Plan™ includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant, The Spice. One dining experience at Just Grill specialty restaurant or Raga Route based on a minimum 4 night stay or one meal at each based on a 8 night stay, daily local snacks at Hedikaa Hut, unlimited beverages and drinks at The Spice, Just Grill, Raga Route, adults-only pool, and Helen’s Pool Bar. In-villa mini-bar replenished once daily with beer and non-alcoholic carbonated drinks, and bottled water. One complimentary sunset fishing and one complimentary local island excursion per person during stay. Complimentary speedboat transfers are included within the price shown.  

Please note: All Inclusive will cease at 11:00am on your day of departure.

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.  

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.  

Deluxe Beach Villas with Pool are elegant and comfortable villas offering direct access to the beach and the lagoon beyond. Chic interiors feature fresh, vibrant colours and cosy furnishings with pleasant fabrics in tropical shades and prints. Together with a relaxing aura – these deluxe beach villas in Maldives offer comfortable interiors and a swimming pool to relax.

Lagoon Villas with Pool offer spectacular sunset views, these exclusive villas are built half on land and the deck opens into the serene turquoise lagoon with the pool overlooking the ocean. 

Sunrise Water Villa with Pool are cosy, colourful and newly built overwater villas offering individual sundecks with direct access to the Ocean and a pool to enjoy endless Ocean views.

Sunset Water Villa with Pool rooms are cosy, colourful and newly built overwater villas offering individual sundecks with direct access to the Ocean and a pool to enjoy the beauty of Maldivian Sunsets.    

Two Bedroom Family Rooms with Pool are spacious with colourful amenities, two bathrooms and ample outdoor area with swimming pool and direct access to the beach.

  • Room Upgrade: Book by 30 Jun '24 to receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Lagoon Villa with pool to a Sunrise/Sunset Water Villa with pool for completed stays up to 31 Oct '24, when staying a minimum of 4 nights. Room upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply. 
  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Jun '24 to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost for travel up to 31 Oct '24. Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates 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 dinner), Helen's Bar (adjacent to pool, with weekly theme nights and evening entertainment). Raga Route (newly created, restaurant serving progressive Indian cuisine). 

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. 

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 9th time , still wonderful

Apr 13, 2024 saa661 St Austell, United Kingdom

Our 9th visit to Helengeli , the first since the refurbishment , yes we were worried about how the island was going to be , but there really was no need to worry as it’s still wonderful! Firstly , the changes.. Restaurant is now much bigger and open with more seating , the buffet area again is bigger but I feel that they should still be doing… Read more
Our 9th visit to Helengeli , the first since the refurbishment , yes we were worried about how the island was going to be , but there really was no need to worry as it’s still wonderful! Firstly , the changes.. Restaurant is now much bigger and open with more seating , the buffet area again is bigger but I feel that they should still be doing fresh grilled fish , but a nice addition was the sandwich / toasty station. The chefs are so accommodating especially Binod and Nimal , but the whole team are so friendly and helpful , Chef Lal should be proud of them all. The waiters are still fun , Saaju , Rittu , usham just to name a few. Bar , this is so big no more waiting for a table at sunset , service needs working on but then it’s still new and we were very spoilt before. The cocktails are too syrupy , ie mojito was made with mint syrup not fresh mint , easy remedied in my opinion. Witta is the little star in there!! Just grill and ragaroute are lovely restaurants , it’s always nice to be waited on for a change , epically with such wonderful food , the steak was soo good. Room… we were in our favourite room that was 257 , but now has a pool which I wasn’t too sure about but it was a lovely addition to the room , our boy room kept the room sparkling through our stay , fresh beach towels bought daily then our little daily chat , ( normally about football with the hubbie), thank you Khan especially for the welcome display. If you are worried about the changes don’t be the reef is still brill and the island still has the charm and friendly feeling it had before and we will be returning to our new Helengeli family. Aly the manager is doing such a good job and even though I have mentioned some names I would like to thank all the staff that made our holiday so wonderful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best house reef

Apr 13, 2024 289alastairg

Best house reef. Fantastic coral, loads of fish, eagle rays, black tips and turtles. Decent value for the Maldives, liked the dive Centre. Food was good, as always the Maldivian, Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine was great, very friendly staff!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything we dreamed off paradise is here!

Apr 12, 2024 Seaside47439787388

The staff were amazing for everyone to staff sweeping the grounds to people in the kitchen and bar staff. This was truly paradise the house reef such an advantage and stunning. A real life aquarium in front of yours eyes. All inclusive option excellent and the water and beach villas with pools was everything we dreamed off. Thank you to all staff… Read more
The staff were amazing for everyone to staff sweeping the grounds to people in the kitchen and bar staff. This was truly paradise the house reef such an advantage and stunning. A real life aquarium in front of yours eyes. All inclusive option excellent and the water and beach villas with pools was everything we dreamed off. Thank you to all staff for a wonderful holiday even the two teenagers got out of bed to enjoy. The trips as part of the package were great too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Eid holiday at Oblu!

Apr 12, 2024 44firash

One of my best travel experiences ever! The facility, the hospitality of the staff, the willingness to go the extra mile by every single member here is just extraordinary! This hotel might not be the most luxurious place to stay in, but the overall experience is definitely a topnotch. Highly recommended for those looking to be treated properly,… Read more
One of my best travel experiences ever! The facility, the hospitality of the staff, the willingness to go the extra mile by every single member here is just extraordinary! This hotel might not be the most luxurious place to stay in, but the overall experience is definitely a topnotch. Highly recommended for those looking to be treated properly, especially if you are coming with your kids! I want to particularly give a shoutout to Salaam, Naseer, Shed, the master chief,,, you guys are awesome! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Island paradise

Apr 11, 2024 aaaMedicineHat Kuwait City, Kuwait

We stayed for four nights and wished we’d booked longer. Lovely helpful staff on an immaculate island. We enjoyed every meal and the snorkelling was brilliant, daily sightings of ray, sharks and a turtle. On the sunset cruise we saw copious dolphins. A memorable family trip and we hope to return if we’re lucky enough.