OBLU SELECT Lobigili

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

In the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Lobi’ means love and ‘Gili’ means island, so therefore Lobigili is, in essence, the island of love. If you’re looking for a romantic trip for two, this is it. Set in an idyllic location with white sandy beaches and sparkling waters, OBLU SELECT Lobigili offers some experiences to make this a trip you will never forget. The largest underwater restaurant in the Maldives, Only BLU offers modern gourmet cuisine with a front row seat to the coral reef – and it’s included in the excellent Lobi Plan. This indulgent plan also includes a complimentary sunset fishing trip and a guided snorkelling trip, so you’ll get to see the best of the island and it’s surroundings after that relax with the included spa treatments. Both the beachfront and over water suites have a modern feel with semi open-air bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes, why not upgrade to the water pool villa for that added luxury of a private infinity pool overlooking the lagoon.

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on the island of Lobigili, just 15 minutes North West of Male International Airport by boat.

Hotel information

68 stylishly designed villas, all with air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron and ironing board, complimentary mini-bar replenished daily, robe and slippers, hairdryer, flat-screen LCD TV, in-room safe, separate bath tub and rain shower, and complimentary WiFi access. All villas have 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

SunNest Beach Pool Villas feature an open air bathroom, cosy veranda, walk-in wardrobe, and a private pool just steps from the beach.

Please note: all rooms have a minimum occupancy of 2 people. Single occupancy is not accepted.

All Inclusive - The Lobi Plan: includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at Ylang-Ylang. Selection of freshly prepared local snacks served between 4:00-6:00pm at The Swing Bar. One a la carte fine dining experience per guest per each four nights stayed at Only BLU (pre-booking required, subject to availability). One dining experience per guest per each four nights stayed at Gaadiya 17 Food Truck. Unlimited orders from a wide selection of liquor and premium wines at Ylang Ylang and The Swing Bar, and unlimited orders of signature cocktails from a selected list at The Swing Bar. Soft drinks, mineralised water, and an assortment of tea and coffee available at all outlets. Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment throughout the stay. Complimentary selection of non-motorised water sports. One complimentary sunset fishing trip per guest per stay (weather permitting). One complimentary snorkelling guide trip per guest per stay (weather permitting). In-villa minibar replenished daily with an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages along with a selection of snacks. Unlimited access to the over water gymnasium. Daily live music performances at The Swing Bar. One 45 minute spa treatment per person per stay (4 night minimum stay required).

Nest Water Villas are situated over the ocean with direct lagoon access, an outdoor shower, and a private overwater hammock.

SunNest Water Pool Villas are similar to the Water Villas, with the addition of a private infinity pool.

Ylang-Ylang (all-day dining with a la carte menu and live cooking stations). The Swing Bar (poolside bar with live music, afternoon snacks, and drinks throughout the day). Only BLU (underwater fine-dining restaurant). Gaadiya 17 Food Truck (casual dining on the beach, serving a range of exotic game meats).

Daily live music at The Swing Bar.

Swimming pool. Overwater gym. ELENA Spa*. Snorkelling. Kayaking. Stand-up paddle boarding. Paddle boats. Catamaran sailing* (complimentary with proof of license). Windsurfing* (complimentary with proof of license). Banana boat rides*. Water skiing*. Jet ski rental*. Knee boarding*. Wakeboarding*. Seabob*. Access to PADI Certified Dive School* and The Dome Entertainment Centre at OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi.

Complimentary WiFi access. 24-hour front desk. Laundry service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1984)
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  • Terrible (1)
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May 24, 2024 373fadin

Very heartwarming hotel, all the staff are kind and helping, the room was fantastic (sunset nest with pool). Alot of options to have for food. I would like also to give a big thank you to Mechelle our host, she is amazing and made our journey even better.
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May 23, 2024 Annie L

We had the most amazing trip. Mechelle, our Island Hostess could not have done enough to make our trip special and memorable. The food was incredible with so much variety. We enjoyed two massages at the calm and tranquil Spa and snorkelled everyday in the warm clear water. It felt like a 5 star desert island!
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May 22, 2024 Lisa T

Stop looking. You’ve found the perfect Maldive holiday here! Trust me I did the research and so glad we picked Lobigili. This resort is next level laid back lux. From start (at the airport) to finish (at immigration at the airport) you really don’t need to think about anything as they take care of everything. It ticked everything I wanted for… Read more
Stop looking. You’ve found the perfect Maldive holiday here! Trust me I did the research and so glad we picked Lobigili. This resort is next level laid back lux. From start (at the airport) to finish (at immigration at the airport) you really don’t need to think about anything as they take care of everything. It ticked everything I wanted for my first and dream Maldives holiday and waaaay more. We were so relaxed the whole time. Cannot fault this resort, reef, facilities, experiences, or accommodation - even the other guests were wonderful. The true gem of this resort is the staff and the resorts whole ethos makes you feel very special indeed. Yes it’s inclusive but so much more is included than just food, drinks and accommodation. They organised a massage and facial on Mothers day and other very thoughtful gestures. We absolutely loved the staff from our beautiful host Rinki and housekeeper Koti to wonderful F&B staff Elin, Dechen, Rachelle & Mahrina to nane just a few who were totally across our F&B preferences. Scotti and Maya were tireless in the bar making awesome cocktails to order - thank you! Now to the food - not only was there an incredible variety which changed daily but the presentation was unbelievable & desserts that were works of art. The chefs came to our table and on more than 2 occasions & made special food to order for my next evening meal if it wasn’t on the menu that evening. The seafood was also excellent. We met other guests who were wonderful - a variety of ages - from young honeymooners to professionals and business owners who we had dinner with on multiple occasions. Without a doubt the best holiday we have ever had and we are well travelled and fortunate to have stayed at some high end accommodation. Can’t wait to return. Thank you all at Lobigili - just magnificent! Read less
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May 22, 2024 Sunil T Loughborough, United Kingdom

Lobigili is an exceptional place for a paradise vacation. Our stay at the island was truly amazing from the moment we stepped off the speedboat. The check in procedure was extremely calm and welcoming. Our appointed hostess, Ester was BRILLIANT from the get go, making us feel at ease after a long flight. During our stay, we stayed at both the… Read more
Lobigili is an exceptional place for a paradise vacation. Our stay at the island was truly amazing from the moment we stepped off the speedboat. The check in procedure was extremely calm and welcoming. Our appointed hostess, Ester was BRILLIANT from the get go, making us feel at ease after a long flight. During our stay, we stayed at both the beach villa and water villas for 3 nights each and Ester was truly hospitable throughout our whole stay. A personal request was made for an impromptu proposal dinner experience on the beach and Ester delivered with 24hr notice. All members of the Lobigili staff were exceptional and of a very high standard in their level of service. A few individuals who we felt connected with during our stay were, Setal, Raksha, Pooja, Maya and Teju. These members of Lobigili are a credit to the resort. We do hope that they all get the recognition they deserve. Setal in particular on the evening of the beach proposal was our host for the evening and she delivered an impeccable level of service and we would like to extend our gratitude to her. The hotel and resort is clean, tidy and the amenities are fantastic. The rooms are well kept and luxurious. The Sunsets are amazing. The food and drinks are lovely. The entertainment and excursions are presented well. We did feel that we got the personal touch and made our 50th birthday celebrations a wonderful experience to treasure. On a final note, Ester was a STAR! We would definitely love to hear that she receives appropriate recognition for her instrumental part of our stay. We will be recommending this resort to our friends and family and hope to return here in the near future. Read less
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May 20, 2024 James M

We stayed on the island for 4 nights and it was one of our best vacations! The service was really good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious too. We loved our water villa and the amazing reef where we went diving several times a day. It was full of life! We also had a great time at the underwater restaurant. I highly… Read more
We stayed on the island for 4 nights and it was one of our best vacations! The service was really good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious too. We loved our water villa and the amazing reef where we went diving several times a day. It was full of life! We also had a great time at the underwater restaurant. I highly recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway. Many thanks to all the staff we met, especially our host Maryam who was so friendly and treated us like family. Read less