OBLU SELECT at Sangeli

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

They dare to be different on Sangeli island, on Malé Atoll’s north-west perimeter — where creative minds have concocted a dazzling design hotel that’s a far cry from the simplistic rustic retreats of ‘old Maldives’. Edgy features make it feel fabulously fresh and innovative, but there’s still a nod to authentic Maldives in your super-spacious beach-skimming villa. The main Sangeli Island and the smaller adults-only island, One Banyan, are linked by a string of overwater villas — you can amble between the spa, gym, dining venues, kids’ club, and recreation and water sports hubs at your leisure. And, the premium all-inclusive Serenity Plan provides complimentary treats along the way, including a daily mini-bar refill, two fine dining experiences a week, unlimited drinks, and selected excursions, activities and water sports.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • Beachfront location
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

On the north-western edge of the Malé Atoll, this resort is set over two small islands linked by a curve of water villas, with the spa and two restaurants on the smaller island, and most other amenities on the larger island. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 50 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

137 villas and suites. Beach Villas are 81m² standalone villas facing the lagoons, and have a large open-air bathroom, direct beach access, mini-bar* and 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.



Serenity Plan - All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Courtyard, plus one fine-dining meal per week at Simply Veg and one meal per week at Just Grill. Freshly prepared local afternoon snacks at The Sangs. A selection of drinks including regular international brands spirits, wines, and beers, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee. In-room mini-bar (beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks, replenished once per day). Water sports including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, pedalo rental and snorkelling equipment. One complimentary sunset fishing trip per stay (weather permitting) and one complimentary excursion per stay from a selection. Entertainment. Kids’ club. One spa treatment per person with minimum 4 night stay. 

Please note: All Inclusive will cease at 11:00am on day of departure. Some items may incur a supplement, such as premium brand drinks. 

Water Villas have an outdoor deck with direct access to the lagoon and spacious bedroom with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Beach Villas with Pool are 101m² standalone villas facing the lagoons, and have a large open-air bathroom, direct beach access, and a private 13m² pool. Each has 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Water Villa with Pool have an outdoor deck with direct access to the lagoon and a 8m² private pool, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Honeymoon SELECT Ocean Villa, for couples only, are on a separate island with direct access to the lagoon. They have an outdoor sunken tub, pool and outdoor day beds and a circular king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Honeymoon Water Suite guests can enjoy complimentary dine-around throughout stay.

2 Bedroom Beach Pool Suite, 2 open air bathrooms, a lounge area and a 13m² private pool. The master bedroom has 1 king-size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

3 restaurants: The Courtyard (all-day dining menu with buffet, live cooking stations, and theme nights), Simply Veg (fine dining vegetarian menu, open for lunch and dinner), Just Grill (fine dining seafood and meat grill menu, open for lunch and dinner). The Sangs pool bar (with fresh local afternoon snacks by Mr Fry). Outdoor swimming pool, One Banyan Pool (adults-only) and kids' pool. ELENA Spa*. Fitness centre. Atmosphere Aqua Club* (stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, pedalo, snorkelling equipment, diving* and sunset fishing trips – weather permitting). Unlimited snorkelling excursions included during stay. Excursions*. Music and DJ nights (three times a week). Live music (weekly). Kids’ club (from 4 years). Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: One Banyan Island is an adults-only island from sunrise to sunset (children are allowed to attend the two specialty restaurants for dinner).

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great luxury resort and amazing experience

Feb 28, 2021 zlymarcinpl Rzeszow, Poland

Oblu Select is a great resort, it's barely possible to find something to complain. I've been there with my girlfriend for almost 2 weeks and every day was great. Highly recommend Water Villa! The food was great, staff so kind and professional. Basically you can have any drink you can imagine :D Many thanks to Resort Manager Pablo, he is an… Read more
Oblu Select is a great resort, it's barely possible to find something to complain. I've been there with my girlfriend for almost 2 weeks and every day was great. Highly recommend Water Villa! The food was great, staff so kind and professional. Basically you can have any drink you can imagine :D Many thanks to Resort Manager Pablo, he is an awesome men who helped us solve any doubts or issues we had during our stay. We felt very well taken care of! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super fun resort lot of indians

Feb 28, 2021 410arshis

I really enjoyed this resort so many beautiful sites and bars with alot of indian food and in house activities at the diving center. Looking forward to visit again. Special thanks to mr. ajay the manager for making our stay extra comfortable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Heaven on Earth

Feb 27, 2021 annapX2662XY Rzeszow, Poland

This place is beyond outstanding. We spent here 12 days in February and we wish we could stay longer. The hotel is very clean, tidy and modern. Water Villa is amazing, I couldn't imagine a better accomodation for full relax. The stuff is very professional and caring. Managers approach each guest individually and take care of everything :) Food… Read more
This place is beyond outstanding. We spent here 12 days in February and we wish we could stay longer. The hotel is very clean, tidy and modern. Water Villa is amazing, I couldn't imagine a better accomodation for full relax. The stuff is very professional and caring. Managers approach each guest individually and take care of everything :) Food was also great, there are 3 restaurants that suprise with every dinner. You should try Simply Veg - I would never believe that vegan food can be so good and I'm not a vegetarian. But finally, our favourite spot was the adults only island - the perferct place to chill and enjoy the beauty of the Maldives in total peace. Long story short: If you are looking for luxurious summer experience in a little Paradise, choose Oblu Select! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating А magical place, food and experience

Feb 27, 2021 radosts2020

It was our firs time in Maldives. We spent amazing 10 days. The stuff was very polite and friendly. The place is more than beautiful. It’s like heaven here. You should try the manta snorkelling and sunrise with dolphins for sure! The food was also very tasty. Best place in here is JUST GRILL with Chef Khemraj Bhatt! You have to try their Black… Read more
It was our firs time in Maldives. We spent amazing 10 days. The stuff was very polite and friendly. The place is more than beautiful. It’s like heaven here. You should try the manta snorkelling and sunrise with dolphins for sure! The food was also very tasty. Best place in here is JUST GRILL with Chef Khemraj Bhatt! You have to try their Black Angus steak! Thank you for this adventure Oblu Select at Sangeli :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing place with friendly and professional stuff

Feb 27, 2021 Pepodyakov9

Me and my girlfriend spent 10 days at the resort. All the stuff was really friendly and professional. Resturants and the buffet was just delicious. Chef Khemraj Bhatt came personally to make sure that all of the visitors were satisfied and happy!!! Everyone who is looking for the paradise should come here!