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 Best All Inclusive Resort in the Maldives

Jul 28, 2021 arevels Athens, Greece

From the moment we walked in to the entrance to the OBLU Select Sangeli, we were thoroughly impressed. The greeting of drums and clapping made us feel like celebrities. Marwa was super courteous in providing us our resort checkin and overview at the snack bar so the children could eat. Thank you. The interior decor was upscale yet warm and… Read more
From the moment we walked in to the entrance to the OBLU Select Sangeli, we were thoroughly impressed. The greeting of drums and clapping made us feel like celebrities. Marwa was super courteous in providing us our resort checkin and overview at the snack bar so the children could eat. Thank you. The interior decor was upscale yet warm and inviting and the personnel we encountered were all very pleasant and accommodating. No words can describe the beautiful view we woke up to every morning from or over water villa. Our housekeeper Sikdar provided THE BEST service. All of the resort staff were pleasant and helpful but Sikdar went above and beyond in making sure our stay was enjoyable. He even taught the kids how to make towel animals! Plus he made a special Happy Birthday message for my husband. The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the special mock tail of the day. Everything in the room mini bar was provided free of charge and Venkat was super accommodating to make sure ours was stocked with items that the family enjoyed. Thank you very much to all of the wonderful dining room waitstaff, bartenders and buggy drivers. Adheel a special thanks to you for stopping and asking if we wanted a ride every time you passed and saving us from the rain. Overall, what a wonderful trip. A week stay was not long enough. We felt welcomed and pampered from our first to our last day. We thoroughly enjoyed the spa, excursions and water sports. We appreciate all the work the resort put into our visit. We will definitely recommend the OBLU Select Sangeli as a great place to come to relax and enjoy yourself. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome experience in Simply Veg Restaurant (Oblu Select at Sangeli)

Jul 27, 2021 nipung2021

What a wonderful evening well spent with my beloved in this beautiful setup at Oblu Select Sangeli in Maldives. Being a vegetarian, it was a delight to know of a pure vegetarian restaurant in a resort in Maldives. And it turned out to be one of the best food experience I ever had (including India). Staff was courteous enough to accommodate our… Read more
What a wonderful evening well spent with my beloved in this beautiful setup at Oblu Select Sangeli in Maldives. Being a vegetarian, it was a delight to know of a pure vegetarian restaurant in a resort in Maldives. And it turned out to be one of the best food experience I ever had (including India). Staff was courteous enough to accommodate our request to change our booking from "Just Grill" restaurant to "Simply Veg". Special mention to Hafeez, Xerxes and Firu who made sure we are aware of what we are eating 😉 and kept checking if they can help us with anything. Need to mention the awesome snorkeling pictures which Xerxes showed us 🤩. Coming to food now - OMG what a delight. Blend of Maldivian cuisine made our day. Loved the soup ( Floating Island - Kattala Soup), must try dish. Thanks to Chef Kedar and Chef Sandip for lovely dishes. Last but not the least, our bartender Isuru was a very nice guy. He made some really wonderful drinks and did share his experiences of SriLanka (we are definitely going to Srilanka now) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best veg food on Island

Jul 27, 2021 1993Parul_28

We had an awesome vegetarian food experience and an extremely courteous staff at simply veg. All staff members : chef Kedar, chef Sandip, Hafeez, Xerxes, Firu and Isuru were friendly , co-operative and provided an overall delightful dining experience. Must try is the Maldivian Soup : Floating Island - Kattala soup :)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing food, staff, service, and overall experience at Simply Veg

Jul 27, 2021 Vacationer271640

The food quality and variety of choice was incredible. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful especially Firu. We had an amazing overall dinner experience. Would highly recommend Simply Veg!!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Oblu select Sangeli and Elena Spa

Jul 27, 2021 _R3428VD

thats a very good massage, Elena spa is very beautiful. TYVM Warsini is very good and professional. And resort is very beautiful and staff very nice Tanya very helpful. We will comeback later and take a massage.