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, plus the exclusive honeymoon select ocean villas— you can amble between the spa, gym, dining venues 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, one 45 minute spa treatment for every 4 night stay per couple 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 to and from Malé International Airport: 50 minutes, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On arrival day, guests will be met by representatives at the airport and escorted to the speedboat jetty. A boat host will be on hand to ensure a smooth journey.

Hotel information

137 villas and suites, all with air-conditioning, safe, tea/coffee-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 3 adults.

Serenity Plan: All-Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Courtyard, plus one visit included at either JustWok 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. Pre-booking required, as per availability. Children under 16 years can dine at specialty restaurants during dinner only). Freshly prepared local afternoon snacks at the Hedhikka Hut. A selection of drinks including regular international brands spirits, wines, and beers, cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee from The Courtyard, JustWok, Just Grill, The Sangs Bar, One Banyan Bar and The Rock. 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 (live music three times a week, DJ twice a week). Weekly, seasonal group activities, including yoga and pilates. 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. Unlimited access to fitness centre. 

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 3 adults.

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.

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.

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 canapés 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.

3 restaurants: The Courtyard (all-day dining menu with buffet, live cooking stations, and theme nights), JustWok (contemporary Pan-Asian menu, outdoor dining area), 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). 

Music and DJ nights (three times a week). Live music (weekly).

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*. 

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).

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't think twice about going! The best experience ever!

Jul 14, 2024 annalisak1994 Shanghai, China

From start to finish our experience at the Oblu Sangeli was incredible. It was our first time visiting the Maldives and it was everything we could have wished for and more. We stayed in the water villa and it did not disappoint. The room was beautiful and the access to the lagoon was amazing. It was great for snorkelling and had plenty of corals… Read more
From start to finish our experience at the Oblu Sangeli was incredible. It was our first time visiting the Maldives and it was everything we could have wished for and more. We stayed in the water villa and it did not disappoint. The room was beautiful and the access to the lagoon was amazing. It was great for snorkelling and had plenty of corals where we saw baby sharks, manta rays and lots of colourful fish! We embarked on the turtle snorkelling trip and saw many turtles which was wonderful! The buffet was great and we appreciated that they changed the dishes every day so you had a variety to choose from. A huge thanks to Chef Rahul who not only made excellent Indian food for us, but also became a good friend and was always so kind to us. Another big thanks to the waiter, Yathrib, who was so friendly and attentive to us and gave excellent service. This really made our experience even better. We also really enjoyed the fine dining experiences included in the Serenity plan. Both restaurants (just grill & just wok) served delicious food and a nice view of the sunset. A highlight for us was the pool as it was right next to the ocean and the view was incredible. We loved the slide leading into the ocean, that was a vey unique touch for the hotel and lots of fun at the pool party too and recommend you throw a pool party a couple times a week as it was great! We really enjoyed the live entertainment in the evenings and especially loved listening to Dee & Jay singing so beautifully! A highlight for us was definitely the excellent service from the staff. From the first day we could see that they were genuinely nice people and took pride in their job. A special shout out to the Sangs bar staff who were always kind and friendly to us. They made our experience better by just being genuinely nice people and their service was excellent! A big thanks to Pradeep and Lahiru who lead the team and always greeted us with a smile and made us feel at home. A huge thanks to Ibrahim and Madheeh who made us laugh everyday and gave brilliant service. You made our experience even better by just meeting you all. We will definitely return to the hotel in the future as it was the best holiday we've ever had! The Maldives is really paradise on earth! Don't think twice about booking to stay at this hotel because it's perfect! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect stay

Jul 13, 2024 Linda D

Perfect vacation from start to end. Really nice facilities, friendly and service minded people, gorgeous food and exciting activities πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ We got several new acquaintences, revitalized our energy and would very much like to return some day.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A fantastic holiday

Jul 11, 2024 Stay811845 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Outstanding experience. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were fantastic, especially Sara , she was very helpful and friendly. The facilities are clean and tidy, the food delicious and the service exceptional. We will certainly come again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best resort ever!!!

Jul 10, 2024 jeff m

The best vacation I have done in my life. Totally 1st class all the way. The service, staff ,island, all of it. Perfect!!! Laura our greeter was amazing. We will miss her and everyone else That all made us feel like family We stayed in a delux beach villa, right in the sand with light blue waites, private pool, The room was attended to daily… Read more
The best vacation I have done in my life. Totally 1st class all the way. The service, staff ,island, all of it. Perfect!!! Laura our greeter was amazing. We will miss her and everyone else That all made us feel like family We stayed in a delux beach villa, right in the sand with light blue waites, private pool, The room was attended to daily The bathroom was incredible. Outdoor shower fantastic!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous honeymoon

Jul 9, 2024 Mohamed S

Our honeymoon was absolutely fabulous, largely due to the exceptionally friendly staff who made every moment unforgettable. Sherif, especially, went above and beyond with his caring guidance and warm demeanor. Throughout our stay, the entire team greeted us with constant smiles and genuine willingness to help, which truly enhanced our experience.