OBLU SELECT at Sangeli

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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

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

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. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 50 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

137 villas and suites. Beach Villas are 81m² standalone villas facing the lagoons, and have a large open-air bathroom, direct beach access, mini-bar* and 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.



Serenity Plan - All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Courtyard, plus one fine-dining meal per week at Simply Veg and one meal per week at Just Grill. Freshly prepared local afternoon snacks at The Sangs. 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 spa treatment per person with minimum 4 night 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. 

Water Villas have an outdoor deck with direct access to the lagoon and spacious bedroom with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Beach Villas with Pool are 101m² standalone villas facing the lagoons, and have a large open-air bathroom, direct beach access, and a private 13m² pool. Each has 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Water Villa with Pool have an outdoor deck with direct access to the lagoon and a 8m² private pool, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Honeymoon SELECT Ocean Villa, for couples only, are on a separate island with direct access to the lagoon. They have an outdoor sunken tub, pool and outdoor day beds and a circular king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Honeymoon Water Suite guests can enjoy complimentary dine-around throughout stay.

2 Bedroom Beach Pool Suite, 2 open air bathrooms, a lounge area and a 13m² private pool. The master bedroom has 1 king-size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 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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Mar 6, 2021 akapishko Bratislava, Slovakia

This was our 1st time to Maldives and Oblu at Sangeli was recommended to us by our friends. As newcomers to Maldives with 2kids (9,7) our criteria were to find a) perfect beach villa with great sand beach and lagoon deep enough for swimming ; b) great housereef ; c) all inclusive 5* incl. transfers and with boat transfer preference due to our… Read more
This was our 1st time to Maldives and Oblu at Sangeli was recommended to us by our friends. As newcomers to Maldives with 2kids (9,7) our criteria were to find a) perfect beach villa with great sand beach and lagoon deep enough for swimming ; b) great housereef ; c) all inclusive 5* incl. transfers and with boat transfer preference due to our midnight departure flight from MLE We spent a wonderfull week tohether. Locked all our cell phones into a safe so we can talk and spend time together just it should be on the Island and hit all 3poins described above. Highlights of our days; 1. Early yoga class 2. Morning Snorkeling 3. 11am Snorkling 4. Guy with guitar playing in the afternoon. He made a day! 5. Whiskey sours 6. Massage 7. Afternoon Snorkling 8. Complimentary sunset fishing with dolphine spoting 9. Late afternoon Snorkling 10. Sunset at the Rock Improvements (do not read as negatives) 1. Fruits, more fruits and even fruits for afternoon tapas would be more then welcomed 2. Ice cream for kids in the afternoon, selection of premium ice cream bars 3. Ceviche salad in various variations 5. Teams at reception do not take / write downs the querries, which sometimes got forgotten and needs to be repeated... Staff in overall was excellent and carefull, always greeting and got you know you by name very fast. Great place with top house reef. We spoted turtle, white and black tip sharks, manta and eagle ray, lionfish, anemofish, red octupus got chased by Titan triggerfish and lots of more.... Thank Pablo and your team! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great experience at this little paradise!

Mar 3, 2021 paras026 Mumbai, India

We visited Oblu Select for our Honeymoon for 4 nights. We were delighted with our stay at this little paradise. They provide great combination of food, drinks, services and activities. Food, drinks and live music: There is a lot of variety of cuisines on different days. We had a preference for Jain food. Chef Khemraj Bhatt took good care of us… Read more
We visited Oblu Select for our Honeymoon for 4 nights. We were delighted with our stay at this little paradise. They provide great combination of food, drinks, services and activities. Food, drinks and live music: There is a lot of variety of cuisines on different days. We had a preference for Jain food. Chef Khemraj Bhatt took good care of us for making a variety of Jain food available. Do stop by and say hi to him. We think they really over delivered with this regards. Some of the food that we got to have is Idli, Dosa, Sambar, Methi Malai Mutter, Paneer Makhani, Dal tadka, dal rice, Pad Thai noodles, Pizza and Pasta. All of these as per Jain preparation. They also had a Indian gala night serving Street style chaat, curry, Jalebi etc.. Also do visit the Simply Veg restaurant at One Banyan to try some great vegetarian and vegan recipes. Here, once again, Chef Khemraj made good 4 course Jain food for us. The resort also has an amazing scene for live music during late evenings serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. They also have good live performances on some evenings. People and service: Right from receiving us at the airport for the speed boat ride we experienced amazing service from the resort staff. The staff is very courteous and greetful whenever you have an interaction with them. The room services provided timely refill of mini bar and other essentials. Overall, we would like to mention Chef Khemraj for arranging variety of Jain food, Resort Manager Pablo for being very friendly and arranging eggless birthday cake for us, Menuka for providing us with great experience on our honeymoon dinner and Manju for providing soothing massage at the Spa. Activities and Excursions: Snorkeling experience was really great as we got to experience under water sea life. The crew was really supportive especially as were amateurs to snorkeling. There are also variety of other activities that visitors can try including kayaking, surf boarding etc.. They replaced our fishing excursion with full moon cruise to match our preferences. Don’t hesitate to reach out to resort staff in case you want to try out a different activity or excursion. Some of the other things we did were the Spa, Sunset at the Rock and snorkeling by the beach. Overall, we believe Oblu Sangeli is an amazing destination for anyone who wants to have a great time at this little paradise! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise, absolute heaven on earth 🌍

Mar 2, 2021 elainenewell10 Lutterworth, United Kingdom

We stayed here as a family of 5 for my 40th birthday. We have 3 children ages 10, 5 and 4 and booked to stay in a 2 bedroom family beach villa. From check in to check out the place exceeded all out expectations! Every member of staff we dealt with, spoke with and we’re looked after by we’re all just amazing. The room was outstanding, perfect for… Read more
We stayed here as a family of 5 for my 40th birthday. We have 3 children ages 10, 5 and 4 and booked to stay in a 2 bedroom family beach villa. From check in to check out the place exceeded all out expectations! Every member of staff we dealt with, spoke with and we’re looked after by we’re all just amazing. The room was outstanding, perfect for our family with its own fantastic pool and stunning beach right outside. The food is excellent, the drinks offered are brilliant, Sang’s bar is great, the Rock Bar is stunning for sunset. The snorkelling is the best we have ever done in the world! We swam with turtles on several days, saw sharks every time we snorkelled, saw Eagle rays on 3 swims, the marine life is amazing! Unfortunately we had our dream holiday plans scuppered by Covid and had to quarantine in the hotel for 12 days due to someone on our flight being positive but even that could not dampen our love for the staff and hotel! As for the staff - these people are an absolute credit to the resort, they were outstanding! The front office manager Ajay was great and dealt with everything as smoothly as possible. Nishan in Sang’s bar (along with some other whose names we forgot after being in quarantine) was amazing! Went out of his way for everyone and such a lovely guy. Fortunately we were looked after so incredibly well during quarantine by Firu, F+B supervisor and Ahsan, Courtyard Restaurant Manager. They were unbelievable in their care for us during what could have been such a disappointing way to spend my 40th birthday and much, anticipated holiday. They went above and beyond what they needed to and we are just so grateful to have met them! Our children absolutely loved them and looked forward each meal time to our food deliveries from Firu, Ahsan, Adam and Chamil! They just all looked after us so well. Everyone made sure that the whole situation wasn’t a disaster and that myself, my husband and the children still managed to have an absolute dream holiday ... which after the last year of not travelling or seeing any family was absolutely what we needed! We would absolutely go back to Oblu Select at Sangeli without a second thought and highly recommend it to everyone! Read less
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Mar 2, 2021 ibrahimm341 New Delhi, India

We stayed for 4 nights and 5 days! What an experience it was. Still can’t get over it. Staff is amazing, room are fabulous. Though the hotel is 3 years old it looks brand new. Nothing was too much from them, I could ask for anything off the menu and they were happy to make exceptions. Everything that we asked was delivered with a smile. This is… Read more
We stayed for 4 nights and 5 days! What an experience it was. Still can’t get over it. Staff is amazing, room are fabulous. Though the hotel is 3 years old it looks brand new. Nothing was too much from them, I could ask for anything off the menu and they were happy to make exceptions. Everything that we asked was delivered with a smile. This is probably the best hotel we have stayed in . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great luxury resort and amazing experience

Feb 28, 2021 zlymarcinpl Rzeszow, Poland

Oblu Select is a great resort, it's barely possible to find something to complain. I've been there with my girlfriend for almost 2 weeks and every day was great. Highly recommend Water Villa! The food was great, staff so kind and professional. Basically you can have any drink you can imagine :D Many thanks to Resort Manager Pablo, he is an… Read more
Oblu Select is a great resort, it's barely possible to find something to complain. I've been there with my girlfriend for almost 2 weeks and every day was great. Highly recommend Water Villa! The food was great, staff so kind and professional. Basically you can have any drink you can imagine :D Many thanks to Resort Manager Pablo, he is an awesome men who helped us solve any doubts or issues we had during our stay. We felt very well taken care of! Read less