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.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Jun '24 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost for travel up to 31 Oct '24. Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

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 Wonderful nazeel

Apr 13, 2024 수억 김

Nazeel 👍 최고 Nice sea view and nice manager. Salty food, half salt plz. Honeymoon select room condition very good. Hause care good. I'm sending you a happy honeymoon thanks to Oblu Shangeli. Thank you. If you come to the OBLU Champs-Elysees, look for Nazeel, the manager. It gives you the best experience with the best service and customer… Read more
Nazeel 👍 최고 Nice sea view and nice manager. Salty food, half salt plz. Honeymoon select room condition very good. Hause care good. I'm sending you a happy honeymoon thanks to Oblu Shangeli. Thank you. If you come to the OBLU Champs-Elysees, look for Nazeel, the manager. It gives you the best experience with the best service and customer satisfaction,he even jump into the sea at night just to get our tube, he is a hero ,he found my wife lost cloth also . We had a lovely stay in oblu will come back soon Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible, wonderful, peaceful, beautiful nature

Apr 12, 2024 velikıvanc y

What a excellent holiday. All of staff are caring and welcoming. Nature of the island is incredible. Sea is transparent like glass. You should all go this holiday. Foods are also very good and delicious. A staff named Sherif is a wonderful guy. We thanks him for his helps.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything is great

Apr 11, 2024 윤기 김

Everything is good all staffs are kind and food is delicious Especially Room service staff is very kind and show us smile everytime. He is Sikdar we are very happy to meet him and Oblue select Sangeli Thank you so much and We hope to meet you again
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Family resort

Apr 11, 2024 R W

We had booked two villas for my family of 5 including 3 teenagers. We were upgraded to an overwater villa which was gorgeous as it had a window to the sea from the floor. The snorkelling is spectacular all around and they give every guest the opportunity to snorkel in a nearby reef and to do sunset fishing. The sunset fishing was the highlight of… Read more
We had booked two villas for my family of 5 including 3 teenagers. We were upgraded to an overwater villa which was gorgeous as it had a window to the sea from the floor. The snorkelling is spectacular all around and they give every guest the opportunity to snorkel in a nearby reef and to do sunset fishing. The sunset fishing was the highlight of our stay as our daughter caught three fish and we were welcomed by a family of lemon sharks who know they get fed by some of the crew. It was a wonderful experience. The staff overall were brilliant; they were there to make our holiday a proper holiday. The food was excellent with a wide choice at a every meal. The JustWok was not very kid friendly in terms of the menu but the JustGrill was very good. There were several courses at each of these restaurants on the Adults only island. My daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous simultaneous massage included in the package. We would highly recommend this resort for families of all ages. There were also many multi generational families enjoying themselves. Thank you for giving us all a slice of your heaven. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely destination that can span all groups small and large.

Apr 10, 2024 aquayvid Seattle, Washington

Our family gathering at OBLU Sengali, comprising 20 adults and 4 children, was a delightful experience. The resort proved to be an excellent choice for our celebration. Every meal, from breakfast to dinner, including snacks and beverages, was exceptional. The resort personnel were exceptionally kind and readily met both our individual… Read more
Our family gathering at OBLU Sengali, comprising 20 adults and 4 children, was a delightful experience. The resort proved to be an excellent choice for our celebration. Every meal, from breakfast to dinner, including snacks and beverages, was exceptional. The resort personnel were exceptionally kind and readily met both our individual preferences and group requirements. The island offered plenty of entertainment, and the diving adventures with Michelle, Tom, and their team were extraordinary. For those in our party who didn’t swim, the glass-bottom boat tour was a fantastic way to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding coral reefs. Tips for travelers: - There was a complete lack of wind (March/April), so the heat felt more brutal. For those sensitive to heat/humidity, I’d recommend packing one of those tiny chargeable fans you can carry in your beach bag. - There aren’t enough buggies if the resort is full, so definitely book ahead (15 mins) for any timed reservations you need to get to. - For those in the water villa, recommend packing snorkeling booties if you plan to hop into the water from your villa since the floor is not entirely sandy. Read less