OBLU SELECT Sangeli

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location

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. Complimentary speedboat transfer from Malé International Airport: 50 minutes, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hotel information

137 villas and suites, all with air-conditioning, safe, coffee/tea making facilities, hairdryer, complimentary WiFi access, complimentary mini-bar replenished daily, iron and ironing board, mini bar, flat-screen LCD TV, bathrobe, and slippers.

Beach Villas are 81m² standalone villas facing the lagoons, and have a semi open-air bathroom, direct beach access, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.

Serenity Plan - All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Courtyard, plus one visit included at either Simply Veg or Just Grill, for lunch or dinner, for a one to three-night stay. Two visits included, for a four to seven-night stay. Three visits included, for an eight to 11-night stay. Four visits included for a 12-night stay and above.

Freshly prepared local afternoon snacks at the Hedhikka Hut. 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 45-minute spa treatment pp for every 4-7 night stay. Two 45-minute spa treatments pp for every 8-11 night stay. Three 45-minute spa treatments pp for every 12-15 nights 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. 

Beach Villas with Pool feature a 13m² private plunge pool, and direct beach access ,with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child. 

Water Villas are set over the ocean with direct lagoon access, ocean view bathtub and rain shower, private sundeck with loungers, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Water Villas with pool are the same as water villas, with the addition of an outdoor bed and private pool, featuring 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults and 1 child. 

Honeymoon Select Ocean Villas are intimate over water villas with a private pool, sunset views, and an outdoor shower, sleeping maximum 2 adults. These villas include direct check-in at your villa, welcome bottle of champagne with canapes and fruit platter, dine-around in all three restaurants throughout the stay, one couples massage per stay (for stays of 4 nights or more), special evening turn-down service, dedicated butler service, and in-villa breakfast once during stay. 

Two Bedroom Beach Pool Suites feature two open-air bathrooms, spacious living area, direct beach access, veranda with comfy daybed, and a private pool. One master bedroom has 1 king-size bed, with the secondary bedroom featuring twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 3 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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May 19, 2022 Kapil_dubey87

It was really an amazing life time experience on OBLU SELECT Sangeli. Had a awesome natural beauty experience and great service makes this a perfect trip ever I have. We as a couple enjoyed the holiday alot and created a lifetime memory. Rini helped us alot and it was a great service experience. I would recommend everyone to visit the sangeli… Read more
It was really an amazing life time experience on OBLU SELECT Sangeli. Had a awesome natural beauty experience and great service makes this a perfect trip ever I have. We as a couple enjoyed the holiday alot and created a lifetime memory. Rini helped us alot and it was a great service experience. I would recommend everyone to visit the sangeli to have a lifetime holiday experience. Thank you OBLU for such a great service and holiday Trip Read less
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May 19, 2022 surajr691

Fabulous place with fantastic staff.. loved every moment.. make sure u visit the elena spa during your stay. Food is fabulous specially curated by their acclaimed master chef. Looking forward to another visit soon..pls ask for Annie ,root and risma when u visit their spa
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May 19, 2022 Zuzana3009

It was our first time in Maldives. Our water vila was very comfy. Food was delicious, with rich variety of cuisines. But we would love to thank you most to the girls from the Kids club. Our kids (9 and 6 y.o.) loved spending time there. Every day new activities, practicing their English language. Amal, Kelly, Menuka and Mariya were so kind and… Read more
It was our first time in Maldives. Our water vila was very comfy. Food was delicious, with rich variety of cuisines. But we would love to thank you most to the girls from the Kids club. Our kids (9 and 6 y.o.) loved spending time there. Every day new activities, practicing their English language. Amal, Kelly, Menuka and Mariya were so kind and entertaining. Also Happy from the main pool bar was very kind, smiling all day long. Combination of the most beautiful sea and great resort service made this vacation very relaxing. We enjoyed it soooo much. Read less
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May 19, 2022 Mihir-kandoi_123

Had the best time of my life on oblu Maldives. The staff, food, activies, scenery every thing was just perfect. The Best experience i had was of scuba diving, did for the first time and it was just magical, the fishes, coral was so beautiful. Thanks to the GM Adin and other staff for making our holiday unforgettable. I am from hostility industry… Read more
Had the best time of my life on oblu Maldives. The staff, food, activies, scenery every thing was just perfect. The Best experience i had was of scuba diving, did for the first time and it was just magical, the fishes, coral was so beautiful. Thanks to the GM Adin and other staff for making our holiday unforgettable. I am from hostility industry only and I'm looking forward to work in Maldives. Read less
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May 18, 2022 326puneetg

It was an amazing treatment. This was the first treatment of ours...We just loved it...highly recommended for everyone. They will make you feel so comfortable and it was the perfect first massage for anyone.