OBLU SELECT Lobigili

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

In the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Lobi’ 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 after that relax with the included spa treatments. 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, tea/coffee-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.

All Inclusive - 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 each four nights stayed at Only BLU (pre-booking required, subject to availability). One dining experience per guest per each four nights stayed at Gaadiya 17 Food Truck. 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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honemoon trip at the best island!

Apr 22, 2024 Curiosity67377451023

Best trip ever!! Excellent food and service (waitress, hostess Patrice, chefs and cleaning lady), very private villa and various things to do on the island like jetski tour, many things are included like massage, sunset cruise, snorkelling at the house riff
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Apr 22, 2024 Eleanor S

During our time at Oblu Lobigili, we had an amazing experience. Right from the start, Maryem, our lovely host, took great care of us. The place we stayed was beautiful, and they made sure we always had everything we needed, even restocking our minibar every day. The food at the restaurants was top-notch, and the staff were always there to help us… Read more
During our time at Oblu Lobigili, we had an amazing experience. Right from the start, Maryem, our lovely host, took great care of us. The place we stayed was beautiful, and they made sure we always had everything we needed, even restocking our minibar every day. The food at the restaurants was top-notch, and the staff were always there to help us out. Our stay was made even better thanks to their friendly assistance. We can't wait to come back to the Maldives after this unforgettable trip to Oblu Lobigili. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon heaven at the island of love

Apr 22, 2024 Themallys97

I don’t know how anyone can choose anywhere else for their Maldives stay! This place is heaven on earth. I don’t know where to begin on the positives! We came for our honeymoon and stayed in the water villa without a pool, we really liked the resort in general and knew we would spend a lot of time in their infinity pool (and wanting to drink lots… Read more
I don’t know how anyone can choose anywhere else for their Maldives stay! This place is heaven on earth. I don’t know where to begin on the positives! We came for our honeymoon and stayed in the water villa without a pool, we really liked the resort in general and knew we would spend a lot of time in their infinity pool (and wanting to drink lots of cocktail at the swing bar) hence why choosing this villa. This villa fit all of our needs, I was in awe the second we went inside, it was beautiful. All staff went out of their way to make guests feel welcome. Our hostess Lisa was friendly and special mentions to Koti & Divya! Now… the food!! I honestly have never had such great food in my life so far, every single dish we had at Ylang Ylang was delicious and well presented. My husband is a big Indian lover & he said it’s the best Indian he’s ever had, he ate it continuously. We also ate at Gaadiya 17 and loved the atmosphere here and the food again was fantastic. The only place that we weren’t that impressed with was the Only Blu restaraunt… the experience was amazing with the sharks and fish but the food was very average unfortunately. We actually weren’t keen on it at all, we didn’t mind since it was included in the Lobi Plan but if we had paid the $135 p person we would have been disappointed. The resort is immaculate, the cocktails were really good my favourite was the Mango Tai. The views from our room were just incredible and the gym is such an experience! Beautiful views and clean. As part of the Lobi Plan you can go on excursions as well as use non motorised equipment and snorkelling equipment! We took out two snorkelling gear for our entire stay, we also used the stand up paddle boards and kayaks! We also used their tennis courts which you can just go whenever you want to the court & all the equipment is there (no need to collect it from somewhere else). As for the excursions, we did the sunset fishing trip & the house reef snorkelling. The sunset fishing ended up being really good we had a good laugh with the workers and fellow guests! The snorkelling was ok, we saw fish but snorkelling around your villa is much better! Outside our water villa we managed to swim with some sharks, saw a manta ray and a lot more fish. I really loved our stay here - the set up of the island was ideal and I just loved it so much! You won’t regret choosing this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommend this beautiful resort

Apr 20, 2024 H9475SBkevink

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at Lobigili and had an absolutely amazing experience. From start to finish, the entire team was perfect on every single detail. Rinki was our primary contact and she was attentive to every request with a warm smile and fantastic customer service. The food was absolutely amazing! Especially our romantic evening,… Read more
My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at Lobigili and had an absolutely amazing experience. From start to finish, the entire team was perfect on every single detail. Rinki was our primary contact and she was attentive to every request with a warm smile and fantastic customer service. The food was absolutely amazing! Especially our romantic evening, eating at their underwater restaurant. We snorkeled twice a day directly from our overwater bungalow. Really beautiful fish, and saw a few small white tip sharks as well. They have nice amenities to use such as paddle boards, canoes, and you can rent jet skis. I also utilized the gym every day for an energizing workout. , and you can rent jet skis. Transport from the airport to the resort was efficient and easy. We highly recommend this beautiful resort with amazing customer service! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxation and indulgence

Apr 20, 2024 Lilla_bj Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My husband and myself visited OBLU Lobigili this April and we had the most positive experience. It was a last minute trip that we booked around 10 days prior. We wanted an adult only resort, that is not too remote as we just wanted to relax. And relax it was. We arrived very early to MLE airport and within half an hour we were driven on a… Read more
My husband and myself visited OBLU Lobigili this April and we had the most positive experience. It was a last minute trip that we booked around 10 days prior. We wanted an adult only resort, that is not too remote as we just wanted to relax. And relax it was. We arrived very early to MLE airport and within half an hour we were driven on a speedboat to the resort. As it was 6.30am it was all very quick and there were only us and other couple that was going to sister resort next door. We were offered cold towel, water and chocolate. Within 15-20 minutes we arrived to the resort where we were greeted by ‘manager and our hostess, and a welcome song. Our hostess Rinki showed us around the island so we got the bearing (small island so it was very quick). Our villa was ready for us and we really appreciated that as check in was at 2pm. We communicated with Rinki through WhatsApp and she was always quick to reply. Mainly it was for a buggy ride as my husband has back injury so he cannot walk much. The food in Ylang restaurant was yummy. Thanks chef Ajay. They offer western, Asian and Indian/local food choices, and I tried them all. Food was never boring as the menu is changed daily. For breakfast, lunch it’s buffet with few ala carte options that you can request at the station, while for dinner there is ala carte option from the menu. Ladies working there were absolutely amazing, always smiling and absolutely lovely. Novita and Rachelle thank you. Underwater restaurant experience that was included in the plan was amazing. Our hostess suggested lunch rather than dinner and it was one of a kind experience. Pool bar was also nice, we went there for few drinks during the day. Great Bloody Mary. We did not stay at the pool long as we preferred the comfort of our villa. I would suggest Overwater Villa with pool as you get amazing sunset. We actually spent most of our time on our pool deck and snorkelling in front of the villa. Room bar is replenished daily and I have to say we never ran out of drinks. Villas were immaculately clean and serviced twice a day. The only extra money we spent was on spa service. We opted on couples massage 3 hours and it was amazing. We also did Balinese and deep tissue massage. Ching and Nui were our therapists on all three occasions and they were great. Read less