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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Oct 22, 2021 gtw_gtw

Our experience at Oblu was amazing! You come to Maldives especially for the landscapes, the colours, the white sand and amazing blue water. Besides that, at Oblu you encounter friendly stuff that makes everything possible! The reception, the food yard, the bar, the room attendents, all have one goal: make you feel special! Everyone was amazing,… Read more
Our experience at Oblu was amazing! You come to Maldives especially for the landscapes, the colours, the white sand and amazing blue water. Besides that, at Oblu you encounter friendly stuff that makes everything possible! The reception, the food yard, the bar, the room attendents, all have one goal: make you feel special! Everyone was amazing, but special thanks to Pablo and Sofi. Make sure you look for them at your arrival. Thank you! Emma & George Roata Read less
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Oct 22, 2021 MariseB_13

Great experience at this wonderful resort. Stayed in a spacious water villa and enjoyed the lovely food and great staff. This place is a great location for snorkelling right outside your water villa, you can even meet your occasional baby shark. Would highly recommend!
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Oct 22, 2021 Aurora2291

Maldives Trip was the absolute break we needed as travel became quite difficult ever since the pandemic struck . We zeroed down to stay at The ObLu select at Sangheli and it turned out to be an absolute delight . Everyone at this resort is so warm & attentive . Every day they had some or the other event planned . we even got a chance to… Read more
Maldives Trip was the absolute break we needed as travel became quite difficult ever since the pandemic struck . We zeroed down to stay at The ObLu select at Sangheli and it turned out to be an absolute delight . Everyone at this resort is so warm & attentive . Every day they had some or the other event planned . we even got a chance to experience the Maldivian festival and that was wonderful . The Food spread is impeccable filled with so many options to eat in every meal . The resort is very well maintained with all possible amenities. They have a swing aswell as a swing in the resort which we enjoyed to the fullest . The pool party was The best ..We as a family continued to Dance for 3 hours to the DJ’s tunes and just didn’t want it to end . I want to thank everyone at the Resort for such a wonderful time in Maldives and we hope to be back soon . Special thanks to Ajay Kumar the resort manager for taking special care of us Read less
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Oct 22, 2021 129sanjaym New Delhi, India

Excellent staff Ellena spa Very nice Will recommend to all Full body massage with oil Coutyard food good Drinks overflowing Very cozy place all inclusive is the best packa Wahyuni & yana are too good Very accommodating and always ready to help Highly recommended
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Oct 22, 2021 Suhaniket3018

We visited Sangeli for our honeymoon. Have to admit to the fact that from receiving us at the port, to bringing us to the resort, to our welcome and our stay, everything was just A1. We had an extremely pleasant stay and will cherish our time with Sangeli forever. Have to make a special mention for certain people who made us feel home… Read more
We visited Sangeli for our honeymoon. Have to admit to the fact that from receiving us at the port, to bringing us to the resort, to our welcome and our stay, everything was just A1. We had an extremely pleasant stay and will cherish our time with Sangeli forever. Have to make a special mention for certain people who made us feel home there. Shiva who met us at all meal hours at courtyard. He ensured that we have our best meal hours when we are at restaurant. He ensured that we enjoy the lucious meals from breakast to lunch to dinner. Making multiple visits to table just ensuring that we are not falling short of anything. He made us feel HOME LIKE EATING. Incredible hospitality is all we can say. He carries an aura of kindness with him. Thanks is not enough but we owe to his presence with is there. Next we have to mention Dikshya. Her everlasting smile was warm enough to feel welcomed at the courtyard. Having us choose the best table at different locations each day to make us feel new at the same place was highly appreciable. She was extremely sweet, kind and admirable. Her humble nature, and kind behaviour made us feel special and welcomed. Next the power of THE SANG ‘Mr Aman’. What a wow he was. We are welcomed with drinks, and are bid bye with drinks. Mr Aman is the life of that place. He brings in enthusiasm, he brings in the power just needed right. We had a great time Pool side, which was made even more interesting because of Aman. Overall we had a super dooper stay at Sangeli. ChillIng, relaxing and extremely overwhelming. Just a WOW time it was. We will remember this time forever and ever and ever. Thanks soo much Oblu Select @Sangeli for making this trip memorable for us. Thanks a tonnzzzz. Read less