OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli is located in North Male Atoll, an exciting 50 minute speedboat transfer from Male Airport. Helengeli Island has a worldwide reputation for its incomparable house reef and channel diving just metres from the shore.
The all-inclusive Maldivian resort opened in November 2015 and comprises of 116 villas which are modern and vibrant, whilst still being complementary to the natural aesthetics of the island. Villas and suites are either built entirely on land or half on land and half over the lagoon, some boasting a private plunge pool.
The all-inclusive experience that OBLU provides includes high quality cuisine as well as a selection of non-motorised watersports and excursions. Food is available throughout the day at The Spice including buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (live stations included) as well as afternoon finger food, while a vast amount of spirits, beers, cocktails and wines are served in Helen's Pool Bar. Not included in the all-inclusive plan is Just Grill restaurant, serving seafood and meat in a lovely beachfront setting for lunch and dinner.
Guests can spend their days using the complimentary stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and pedalos, relaxing by one of the two pools (one of which is adults-only) or enjoying treatments in the Elena Spa. One sunset fishing trip and one shopping excursion per stay are also offered to all guests free of charge.Truly a diver’s paradise, Helengeli reef lies at one of the main entrances to the Atoll, ensuring that a stunning underwater world can be viewed. The five-star PADI diving school has a team of multilingual dive experts who can guide beginners or accompany well seasoned divers who just want to explore and make the most of the world famous reef.
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Children: Children are welcome and there are no age restrictions
Transfers: OBLU By Atmosphere at Helengeli is 50 minute speedboat transfer to and from Male airport.
Facilities: PADI certified dive school with over 20 top dive sites nearby, well-equipped gymnasium, Elena Spa, two swimming pools (one adults-only), motorised and non-motorised water sports.
Dining: The Spice is the resort's main restaurant and is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking stations, while Just Grill serves an a la carte menu on the beach (not part of the all-inclusive programme). Helen's Pool Bar serves drinks throughout the day. Regular evening entertainment includes a band, DJ and traditional Maldivian dancers.
Meal arrangements: Stays at OBLU are on an all-inclusive basis with all meals served at The Spice Restaurant. Also included is a sunset finger food service (4-6:30pm), unlimited regular spirits and beers, selections of cocktails, house-pour wine, soft drinks, bottled water, pre-packed juices, tea and coffee. Complimentary excursions and activities include one sunset fishing trip, one shopping excursion to a nearby inhabited island, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and pedalos.
Accommodation is in 116 modern and vibrant villas. All of the air-conditioned villas have a king size bed, open-air bathroom, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, electronic safe, coffee & tea making facilities and satellite TV.
Beach Villa: These semi-detached villas are located just a few steps from the shore, with an outdoor veranda and daybed. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (48sqm)
Deluxe Beach Villa: These semi-detached villas have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking an outdoor veranda and daybed with the beach beyond. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (52sqm)
Lagoon Villa with Plunge Pool: These villas are built half on land and half over the water, offering a furnished over-water deck with a private plunge pool and direct lagoon access. The bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the deck and a spacious open-air bathroom. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (77sqm)
Beach Suite with Pool: These suites are set on the beach on the sunset side of the island, each with a 20sqm private pool, spacious outdoor terrace and direct beach access. There is a king size master bedroom and a separate twin bedroom. Maximum occupancy: 6 people (191sqm)