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 Amazing Location, Amazing Resort, Amazing Staff & Service, Roll from bed into Snorkeling

May 7, 2021 Manjorbgan London, United Kingdom

The highlights of the trip were the astonishing easy access to the reef which was right below and around us at all times. We could rool out of our beds right into the amazing waters and reef --- ever ready for snorkleing / swimming / seeing the millions of fish - just fantastic. Pitch dark nights (when not full moon) allowed us to see the stars in… Read more
The highlights of the trip were the astonishing easy access to the reef which was right below and around us at all times. We could rool out of our beds right into the amazing waters and reef --- ever ready for snorkleing / swimming / seeing the millions of fish - just fantastic. Pitch dark nights (when not full moon) allowed us to see the stars in all their glory. Their "Just Grill" restaurant was an amazing culinary adventure & experience --- superb. The best reefs are on the East side, but we enjoyed snorkeling from our Villa all the way to the Courtyard for meals as regularly as we could. The Private swimming pool for Adults was idyllic and perfect for great Mockltails drinks. Range of Vegeterian options was great too although they could improve on Veg Protein choices. Access to elecric Buggies to transport us from our villa to various corners of the resort during "Hot sunny" times was a great help. Sunset point was a beautiful change of scene....as were the various musical sessions thru our stay. But to top it all -- was their amazing staff who we alwasy felt wanted to do their very best to help make our stay unforgettable. Named individuals who made a huge positive impact to our 11 day stay were:= Divya, Rana, Oscar, Bhatt, Lyndon, Menuka, Rachel, Tatang, Aman, Vishnu, Jeevan, Dipak, Suresh, Chan, Ashraf, Aref, MArina, Firu, Nimmal, Nishan, Sally, Cat, and the snorkeling team. Read less
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May 7, 2021 vesna_lusy_zala Ruse, Slovenia

The resort is really stunning with a lot of exotic trees, fancy villas and great food. The Fitnes area is located in one of the water villas. We have stayed in the family beach villa with pool. I would advise to select this villa if you are more than 2 persons.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating How Else can one comment on a Paradise on Earth such as Sangeli Select at Sangeli but the BESTEST

May 6, 2021 259rajinderc

My wife and I tired of 14 months of virtual prison arising out of the lock out decided to explore a holiday far away from madding crowds and the dreaded Pandemic were suggested a superb holiday in This resort as total package from Emirates Airlines from Dubai by our son whohaving had a such an exquisite pleasure from 18 March to 22 March with… Read more
My wife and I tired of 14 months of virtual prison arising out of the lock out decided to explore a holiday far away from madding crowds and the dreaded Pandemic were suggested a superb holiday in This resort as total package from Emirates Airlines from Dubai by our son whohaving had a such an exquisite pleasure from 18 March to 22 March with his wife and knowing how fussy they were being frequent travelers, we at once jumped on it . And the 4 nights 5 days stay at Water Villa with pool Nr 508 was amazing, stupendous and mind boggling as to how a property could be 10/10 on each day and night. And the best tribute we can pay is to say WE WILL BE BACK THIS AUTUMN. And this was possible because of the well run administration under the super efficient GM Ms Monica Suri and the experience in hospitality, facilities, care and attention and the infrastructure was superb. Mr Pablo the ever efficient Resort Manager and Ms Menouka Bogati the Restaurant Manager were at their bestest elements and each of the guest was looked after like a VIP. To name so so many is hard but suffice that each was better than the other. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful and amazing ❤️

May 2, 2021 MichaEla_BK Brno, Czech Republic

When we arrived at Sangeli, we were really excited. So beatiful around us, green palms, white beach, crystal clear water, warm wheather. Like in real paradise. 🌴 Friendly staff from the first moment there. 🤗 We really enjoyed their Serenity plan, our tv screen warned us that we are on holidays and we have forbidden to work 😅 Girls from Elena… Read more
When we arrived at Sangeli, we were really excited. So beatiful around us, green palms, white beach, crystal clear water, warm wheather. Like in real paradise. 🌴 Friendly staff from the first moment there. 🤗 We really enjoyed their Serenity plan, our tv screen warned us that we are on holidays and we have forbidden to work 😅 Girls from Elena spa have so deft hands that we enjoyed the best massages we ever had. ☺️ Food everywhere is so delicious. 🤤 We were little bit sceptic to Simply veg because we couldn’t imagine what we get to eat. But we were very surprised by variousity and palatability of this food. And Just grill I can’t even describe how delicious it was. 🤤 Can you imagine that you eat for dinner about 500g of fresh grilled yummy tuna? Here it is possible. 😀 Snorkling in the gulf was nice, first time we saw baby sharks swimming around us .🦈 Also the pool has its own magic with different coctails in the hand. 🍹 I am afraid that after our visit they have very few mint. 😂 We booked our holidays in water villa for 9 nights but we couldn’t resist to stay longer and we stayed 3 more nights in beach villa. 🤗 So nice villas and what about the bathroom. 🙊 Sooo nice. 🤗 If we could, we were still there and never left. 🤗 It was unforgettable, we enjoyed so much nice days here, new experiences, nice people. We would like to thank again to people who took care about us in Oblu and prepared so nice moments for us here. ❤️ Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What An Amazing Place with Fantastic Staff, Every Day Was Magical...

May 2, 2021 waynehG17QA United Kingdom

Where do you start...? We visited the island at the beginning of March this year, and from the minute we stepped off the boat, the island and it's staff just kept on giving! The food was great, the selection was never ending and the staff were just so friendly and always smiling (I suppose if you live somewhere as truly stunning as this you would… Read more
Where do you start...? We visited the island at the beginning of March this year, and from the minute we stepped off the boat, the island and it's staff just kept on giving! The food was great, the selection was never ending and the staff were just so friendly and always smiling (I suppose if you live somewhere as truly stunning as this you would always be smiling) nothing was ever too much trouble. The water villa was extremely spacious and modern, always clean with some fantastic designs on the bed each night when we returned. The coral was literally at the bottom of our steps. Every day brought a new adventure, we hired a Jet Ski and went snorkelling with the Turtles and a speedboat to snorkel with the Manta Rays, memories we will cherish for an eternity. This beautiful island was big enough to keep you occupied and private enough never to be boring, the restaurants were great and we never struggled to find something to eat, even for people who stay for a fortnight or more, there was always something different to choose from... We'd like to say a big thank you to Monica, her management team and fantastic staff for making our stay with you a special one, we'll see you again next month, this time we're coming for 3 weeks! Read less