OBLU SELECT Lobigili

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

In the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Loabi’ 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. 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, coffee/tea 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.

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 stay at Only BLU (minimum 4 night stay required, pre-booking required, subject to availability). 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, mineralized water, and an assortment of tea and coffee available at all outlets. Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment throughout the stay. Complimentary selection of non-motorized 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). 

SunNest 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

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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A perfect honeymoon!

Aug 16, 2022 caminordahl Oslo, Norway

We had the most amazing and magical experience at OBLU Select Lobigili in July 2022! We went there for our honeymoon and couldn’t be happier about our time there. The water villas, the beaches, the activities and the food were all amazing and far exceeded our expectations! The service was excellent and we want to give a shout-out to all the… Read more
We had the most amazing and magical experience at OBLU Select Lobigili in July 2022! We went there for our honeymoon and couldn’t be happier about our time there. The water villas, the beaches, the activities and the food were all amazing and far exceeded our expectations! The service was excellent and we want to give a shout-out to all the wonderful staff including Monica, Rubina, Elin, Thao, Sally, Kate and Sudha! As well as a special thanks to our lovely hostess, Sara, who took care of us during our stay! Would highly recommend and definitely visit again! Warm regards, Camilla & Kristian Read less
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Aug 16, 2022 CBev90

We visited Lobigili for our honeymoon and it was also our first time in the Maldives. From the second we arrived; the service was outstanding. Every single person on the island went above and beyond to ensure that we had the experience of a lifetime. The rooms, bar and restaurant were of an excellent standard and we felt very lucky to have such… Read more
We visited Lobigili for our honeymoon and it was also our first time in the Maldives. From the second we arrived; the service was outstanding. Every single person on the island went above and beyond to ensure that we had the experience of a lifetime. The rooms, bar and restaurant were of an excellent standard and we felt very lucky to have such modern amenities on a tiny island. Sara was our host and always made sure we had everything we needed. I follow a gluten free diet due to a medical issue and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. Chef Ajay met with us at every meal and was always more than happy to make me anything that I wanted. The team got to know me quickly and always checked the dishes when I ordered to ensure that they were safe for me to eat. My husband is more adventurous with his food choices and appreciated being guided to try some delicious delicacies by Mr Ajay- sometimes trying 3 or 4 things from the main menu! It was all presented beautifully and we wished we had more room to try even more. This was all supported by the amazing team - thank you to Jenny, Ani, Rachelle, Sudha, Ritika, Sumeda and Monika who always remembered what we liked and ensured we had it! The underwater restaurant was also an incredible experience and the food there was of such a high standard. Thank you finally to the gym team for helping us work off all of the food and drink we had! We loved chatting with them. We said we would come to this island once as our honeymoon is special… but we want to return already! Thank you all so much. Read less
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Aug 14, 2022 IOWSL

My husband and I travelled to Oblu Select in July for a 10 day stay in one of their beachside SunNest Pool Villas. It was an anniversary/honeymoon trip and we had hoped it would be a special destination and Lobigili didn't disappoint. The attention to detail was amazing, from the welcome reception on the jetty to the emotional goodbye to the kind… Read more
My husband and I travelled to Oblu Select in July for a 10 day stay in one of their beachside SunNest Pool Villas. It was an anniversary/honeymoon trip and we had hoped it would be a special destination and Lobigili didn't disappoint. The attention to detail was amazing, from the welcome reception on the jetty to the emotional goodbye to the kind and attentive staff. Our host Olga was excellent and she could not do enough for us. She suggested and arranged trips (we did sunset fishing, sunset cruise and snorkelling) and dealt with any enquiries we had efficiently. She messaged us, kept in touch regularly and was a constant point of contact. The restaurant staff were excellent - all of them were warm, friendly and helpful when it came to food and wine choices. We always received a warm welcome from Samiha and Nuhuza and once we were seated we had a variety of helpful staff such as Jenny, Julia, Crysleen, Thao, Rachelle, Rubina, Sudha and Sumeda to name a few. Ajaya the executive chef took great pride in his work and his team and would sometimes come and chat with us. The service felt very warm and personal and the food was varied and exceptional, especially the Indian counter. Sudha suggested a group photograph of the staff to give to guests as a momento which we thought was a lovely idea, perhaps something for the future. Housekeeping also went beyond the call of duty and Shruti seemed to be the lady in charge of dealing with our room. She was always most courteous and efficient. The Island Chief Sri Acharya was always out and about making himself available for a chat and has every right to be proud of the team he has. We were very pleased to find an overwater and air conditioned gym as part of the facilities and used this quite a bit. We used the equipment by ourselves but also took advantage of the classes on offer (we especially liked the yoga) and the personal trainers were all very supportive and friendly. We had two relaxing Spa treatments included in our package and the staff were most knowledgable. The Swing Bar was a welcoming environment with some pleasant musical entertainment from a couple with a wide musical repertoire. The bar staff were great and provided a wide variety of drinks and cocktails. On our final evening we went to the Underwater restaurant which was a very special experience. We had the Lobi plan and we were particularly impressed that they were always very clear about what was included so we never felt as though we could be caught out with extras. Overall we were totally impressed by this stunning resort and would definitely recommend Lobigili Oblu Select for that very special holiday. Read less
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Aug 14, 2022 beccah78 Summer Hill

We stayed at Oblu Lobigili for our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better holiday. The resort is beautiful and the staff are friendly and helpful. Our hostess Sara ensured we were comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Our room was so comfortable and the uninterrupted view from the deck was majestic. The sunset… Read more
We stayed at Oblu Lobigili for our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better holiday. The resort is beautiful and the staff are friendly and helpful. Our hostess Sara ensured we were comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Our room was so comfortable and the uninterrupted view from the deck was majestic. The sunset villa with private pool was amazing and well worth the upgrade, with spectacular sunset views. Dinner at the underwater restaurant was spectacular. The food was great and underwater views of the fish and coral was awesome. You might even get lucky like us and see a pod of spinner dolphins on the sunrise cruise. A massage at the outdoor spa is a must when you visit. We want to give a shoutout to the following staff: Chef Ajaya and Saikumar Hostess Sara and Kate Restaurant staff Rachelle, Thao, Ivy, Ani, Sudha. Sapna and Monica House keeping Kimberly Swing bar Yazing and Sailo Read less
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Aug 13, 2022 pawidas2022

Thank you Sara ! “ our Butler “ who is making our trip to remember! Our anniversary surprise was so awesome! So appreciated 😊🤗 nice place best service ✨️ ,food is so good , yummy yummy Service mind as professional. 😍