OBLU at Helengeli
OBLU at Helengeli by Atmosphere is a small 4* luxury resort in the Maldives. Located a 50 minute speedboat ride from Male` International Airport, on the Eastern rim of North Male Atoll. There are 116 villas with modern, tropical interiors. Helengeli Island is famous for its House Reef, which is possibly one of the best to be found in the entire Male` Atoll. Just metres from the beach with natural channels on both sides of the island, there is a fantastic underwater world to see, which includes Silver-tipped Sharks, a rare species in the Maldives and there is an amazing number of Turtles to be seen. There is also a stunning Lobster cave just 12 metres below on the house reef. The unique feature of Helengeli house reef is that it lies at a primary entrance to the Atoll, in the middle of a Channel, this means that fish life especially Pelagic are plentiful around the Reef. Ideal for channel divers.
OBLU at Helengeli offers 4 types of rooms, typically Maldivian in design, the villa interiors blend perfectly with the resort’s natural surroundings. Beach Villas, on the Eastern side of the island, just 12 metres from the beach. Deluxe Beach Villas on the western side of the island, with direct access on to the Beach. Lagoon Villas with their own Plunge Pool, which have a direct access to the beautiful turquoise lagoon. Beach Family villas feature 2 bedrooms, making it ideal for families, it even comes with its own 20sq. metre pool.
There are 3 restaurants at OBLU at Helengeli. The Spice, the main restaurant serves a combination of delicious buffets as well as holding themed evenings. This is where you will eat your All Inclusive meals through your holiday. The a la carte Beach Grill dishes up a fine dining experience for lunch and dinner, with an exotic range of fish and meats to choose from. There is also a lounge (COOEE Bistro) over the lagoon at the Reception Pier. There is a charge of $10pp for this. Great place to just relax and getaway from it all. Helens, the main bar, right on the beachfront is open from 9.00am until 1.00am daily.
At OBLU at Helengeli there are 2 pools, water-sports on offer include Wake-boarding, Knee-boarding, Kayaking, Pedalos and Snorkeling. There are also motorised water-sports available at an extra charge. If you are into diving there is PADI dive school, Atmosphere AQUA Club, which takes you out to some fantastic dive spots in the vicinity. For the more active there’s a well equipped gym.
Take time to relax at the Elena Spa, who offer a great mix of Thai, Balinese and Asian massages, with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. Evening entertainment includes a Disco and DJ twice during the week and live music once a week. There is also a Karaoke night.