OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

Embrace island life at OBLU Xperience Ailafushi, a lively retreat driven by smart services, playful design, and incredible experiences. You'll arrive in style with a complimentary speedboat transfer, and as soon as you reach the island of Ailafushi, you're sure to feel relaxed - after all, you'll be surrounded by stunning sea views, soft warm sands, and plenty of Maldivian charm! On the Fushi PlanTM, you'll enjoy delicious meals from Element X's impressive show kitchens and expansive buffet, before heading to X360 for a refreshing drink to accompany the entertainment of the night. Non-motorised water sports are included for 15 minutes a day, as is use of the over-water gym, so those who like to keep active will have lots to enjoy. This is a fun, lively island with lots going on including the daily DJ around the pool and live bands in the evening, but if you fancy making your stay even more special, why not head underneath it? A trip to Only BLU, the underwater restaurant, is an absolute must for a meal that you'll never forget.

Amenities

  • Snorkelling
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on Ailafushi Island in Male Atoll, and connected to the neighbouring island OBLU SELECT Lobigili by a 270m long jetty. Complimentary speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport on arrival and departure, taking approximately 15 minutes.

Hotel information

268 rooms, all with ocean views, in-villa WiFi access, safe, large flat screen LCD TV, cable TV, vanity, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, drinking water bottles, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and robe and slippers. Ocean View Rooms are snug, homey, duplex-style one-bedroom villas, smartly designed to maximise space and comfort, and with a veranda with comfy daybed. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.


All-Inclusive - The Fushi PlanTM

Inclusions:

  • Complimentary airport transfer by speedboat on arrival and departure, taking approximately 15 minutes. On arrival, guests are received by the airport team and escorted to the jetty for transfer, with chilled water and refreshing face towels provided
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Element X (self-assisted buffet spread with international cuisine and live cooking stations)
  • Dining and entertainment at X360 Bar
  • UNLIMITED orders of regular spirits and beers and house pour wines from the grab and go counter at X360
  • ONE signature cocktail at X360
  • UNLIMITED house pour wines and beers available at the self-assisted sections at Element X
  • Select wine pairings at Copper Pot Food Truck
  • Soft drinks, mineralised water, pre-packet juices and an assortment of tea and coffee available at all outlets
  • Entertainment with daily live music performances and DJ at the X360 Bar
  • Unlimited access to the fully-equipped over-water gymnasium
  • Daily organised group activities
  • Complimentary use of non-motorised water sports equipment (kayak, SUP and paddle board - maximum of 15 minutes per person per day per each item)
  • Kids Club and activities


Please note: specialty dining at the Copper Pot Food Truck and Only BLU under-ocean restaurant are non included in the plan, and are chargeable.

Please note: resort check-in time is at 2pm, and check-out time is at 12 noon. Late check-out is subject to availability on the day of departure at an additional cost. The Fushi PlanTM privileges will stop at 11:00am on departure day.

Beach Villas are just a few steps from the beach, with a private outdoor veranda and garden, inviting interior, walk-in wardrobe leading to a spa-like bathroom, double vanity, and a semi open-air bathroom. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Water Villas stretch into the dazzling lagoon, and are accessed by wooden jetty. Each water villa is shaped like a traditional Maldivian Boat – a ‘dhoni’ – creating a feeling of a romantic hideaway. With a private deck, and a staircase into the water, and a semi open-air bathroom. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Element X (all-day dining, self-assisted buffet with international cuisine and show kitchens). X360 (main pool bar with scenic lagoon views, daily evening entertainment). The Copper Pot Food Truck (food truck with seafood and meat grills, open for dinner)*. Only BLU (under ocean restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Adult-only except for select lunchtimes when children are welcomed to dine)*.

*Please note: these restaurants are available to dine in at a supplementary cost.

Daily live music performances and DJ at X360 Bar. In-house band.

Large infinity pool. Daily live music performances and DJ at the X360 Bar. Pool Zumba. In-house band. Over-water gymnasium. Daily organised group activities. Non-motorised water sports. Weekly and seasonal group activities such as yoga, strength training, Pilates and more. One of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives, with top-level for older kids and teenagers (with PlayStation and Xbox), lower deck for younger kids, and a separate food corner for kids within the club. PADI Certified dive school*. ELE|NA Spa* complex. La Promenade with shops.

* Denotes local charge.

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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May 28, 2024 Philippa C

Food was incredible, defo recommend Yellow Tuna starter and paneer was delicious and chocolate dessert. Service was lovely… Shrijana and Jackline have been really attentive and professional. Definitely recommend coming here, Ive been twice and will come again x
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May 28, 2024 David H

The most amazing experience! The staff are so attentive. Would definitely recommend. We went for our40 th wedding anniversary and we were made to feel so special. Thank you to all the amazing staff Food is top quality . Thanks to Dee at reception for organising it for us she is so thoughtful Dave/Jill from the UK
Image of the Tripadvisor rating In love wit Oblu experience ailafushi ❤️ The best island to visit. We had seen so many resorts but this was the best one

May 28, 2024 Neha P

The best island to visit, best hospitality given by Ms.Dee really loved her work she’s very helpful and on toes like whatever we needed she was there to help out. Even the zumba guy best person ive met at oblu . Highly recommend . Do visit👍❤️❤️
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful island

May 27, 2024 AlecMorris Redditch, United Kingdom

This island is very nice, we had a beach villa which was really nice, it was clean and kept clean every day. The island had a lovely large pool and always plenty of sun beds by the pool and on the beach. The food was really nice no complaints at all meal times and the drinks you just helped yourself out of the fridges. Always plenty of helpful… Read more
This island is very nice, we had a beach villa which was really nice, it was clean and kept clean every day. The island had a lovely large pool and always plenty of sun beds by the pool and on the beach. The food was really nice no complaints at all meal times and the drinks you just helped yourself out of the fridges. Always plenty of helpful friendly staff about if you needed them. If you get chance go to Only Blue underwater restaurant, what an experience, 6 metres in dewater and wherever you sat there was a large window to see all the fish and sharks. The food was beautiful, you can choose 3 courses from 5 different. The only disappointing thing about the resort was that some of the beach areas had a lot of sand bags and hessian washing about where the sea had worn it away. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best experiencie of my life

May 26, 2024 Gabriel Braga d

you are all incredible. I'm delighted and in love hahahahahah thank you for your attention, patience with my English and for the beautiful work (SHRIJANA, JACKLINE, PALLAK AND MEHRU NISHA). Very beautiful place and the food was simply amazing. I loved everything.