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 a relaxing holiday, made even better by OBLU Hospitality

Nov 26, 2020 PremStrums Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Post tough lockdowns, we finally decided to head out to Maldives for a worry free holiday, and chose Oblu Select as our host resort, and they made us feel welcomed at every step. Right from landing at Male airport, to our departure, they stood with us at every stop. a Serene place, with natural corals surrounding the island, its a must visit for… Read more
Post tough lockdowns, we finally decided to head out to Maldives for a worry free holiday, and chose Oblu Select as our host resort, and they made us feel welcomed at every step. Right from landing at Male airport, to our departure, they stood with us at every stop. a Serene place, with natural corals surrounding the island, its a must visit for every ocean lover. And with friendly and helpful staff, you dont feel an iota of tension. Special mention for Areef & Abdullah who helped us with the daily needs, and Aalima, Firu, Charles & Mariyan for their hospitality during our eatout times. THey even hosted a beachside dinner for us with yummy indian food. We even went for deep sea dive with TGI, and Jelly & Fariu ensured we felt safe and well informed about the exciting underwater sport. I wish to head back some time soon and spend some more time there. Read less
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Nov 24, 2020 JadGhz

Great resort, amazing staff with top notch service. Just make sure the weather is favorable during the period you want to travel. Absolutely nothing to complain about. The prefect chill out get away. Great job guys 👍
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing, Great ambiance, total Freedom

Nov 23, 2020 TravelTips66 Paris, France

Excelent resort with all the facilities necessary for enjoy a few days of freedom. Appreciate the extra help for have a better wifi and allowed me to work. Everything was wonderful, service and people fantastic. Villas are fresh and good privacy. Like the open bathroom. All the people was so friendly and available. Thanks to Riza, Ashraf and… Read more
Excelent resort with all the facilities necessary for enjoy a few days of freedom. Appreciate the extra help for have a better wifi and allowed me to work. Everything was wonderful, service and people fantastic. Villas are fresh and good privacy. Like the open bathroom. All the people was so friendly and available. Thanks to Riza, Ashraf and Tenil, always helpful. Place needs to have small improvements, but the spirit and the freedom we have there is everything what we need now. I recommend the Resort for a few days of relaxation. Even if we were also working. TT Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not a 5* resort

Nov 22, 2020 CraigD1841

We stayed in a Honeymoon Villa, nice size but the room decor is dated. Moad (our butler) was very helpful, didn’t matter what rime we called him he responded quickly always with a smile on his face. Overall the hotel is in need of a refit or some immediate TLC is required - you genuinely get the feeling that the Management of the island is… Read more
We stayed in a Honeymoon Villa, nice size but the room decor is dated. Moad (our butler) was very helpful, didn’t matter what rime we called him he responded quickly always with a smile on his face. Overall the hotel is in need of a refit or some immediate TLC is required - you genuinely get the feeling that the Management of the island is lacking, lots of little issues that are repetitive. The food is just OK, you expect much better for a 5* resort when you are paying $8k. Staff as a whole were always nice Highlights were the house reef, you couldn’t enter the water without seeing reef sharks, rays, etc. To summarize, it’s an average 4* resort, if you’re expecting 5* standards & service this isn’t for you Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expensive but totally worth it

Nov 22, 2020 sheelan1120 Mumbai, India

This is a new property set up. in 2019 .. To say ,, we were pampered is an understatement . Service to its absolute best ,, we were treated royally for the entire length of our 5 nights stay. ALCOHOL ( 5/5 ) kept pouring from 9 am to 11pm . They have 3 or 4 bars throughout the island. You can order just about any amount of drinks from any bar at… Read more
This is a new property set up. in 2019 .. To say ,, we were pampered is an understatement . Service to its absolute best ,, we were treated royally for the entire length of our 5 nights stay. ALCOHOL ( 5/5 ) kept pouring from 9 am to 11pm . They have 3 or 4 bars throughout the island. You can order just about any amount of drinks from any bar at any time. I have consumed so many cocktails in these 5 nights that I haven't in a lifetime .. literally .. FOOD ( 3.5 /5 ).. standard buffet . The food is pretty decent. For Indians though,, It's very limited . One subji one Dal and roomali roti also called as ROSI by locals . Their fine dining food was a royal 5 course meal . Make sure to carry atleast 1 pair of decent evening wear .. WATER SLIDE . . 2/5 .. Nice attraction but wasn't as exciting as we expected it to be. We took a water villa 5/5 ( WV ) ( #503... ) with pool, and we did the right thing. Spend extra or reduce a night to fit your budget. But WV is a must . It was so exciting to jump into the blue waters literally from the balcony any time of the day or night .. SPA 4/5/ .. we enjoyed our complimentary aromatic massage . The therapist was an absolute professional. ATTRACTIONS .. decent complimentary snorkelling .. evening fishing trip 5/5 . I personally caught a grouper in my bait . One visit to the rock bar a.k.a. the sunset point is a must .. 5/5 Make sure to collect your. Free snorkelling equipment as soon as u check in . U can keep it for the entire length of your stay . Ambience .. 5/5 . The rooms were absolutely stunning .. see it to believe it .. the linen is world class .. Service 5/5 .. every employee on this island will smile at you and treat you with great love and respect . Will pamper you with a lot of warmth .. Special mention to front desk MGR . Rajesh ... F&B MGR SANJEEV .. INDIAN FOOD CHEF RANA .. and hafeez . nonni .. Rachel .. sikdar ( best house keeping exec ) .. yanna ( message therapist ) and sumon .. I am not a travel agent .. just a fellow traveller but pls feel free to connect with me on +91 9323332320 . If u have any travel related questions .. Read less