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OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
980 Reviews
Guide Price £1,909 per person
Based on 12 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Beach Villa (2 adults sharing) including return speedboat transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A snorkelling paradise

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli is a contemporary all-inclusive resort located just a short 50 minute speedboat ride from Malé. It is a heaven for diving and snorkelling; with its own PADI certified dive school and close proximity to 20 famous dive sites. Its house reef contains beautiful coral and marine life and is even frequented by turtles. The new suites and villas are stylish inside and out, with some coming with plunge pools and all positioned right on the beach for direct access to the sparkling sea. Dine on international cuisine at the main restaurant or opt for à la carte meals at the beach grill and make sure you visit the luxurious spa during your stay and find your perfect island relaxation. 

  • PADI Diving School and famous nearby dive sites
  • Stylish and contemporary beach suites and villas
  • International dining and an à la carte beach grill
  • Complimentary snorkelling on the house reef

Top Tips from our Experts

Tina

Destination Specialist

"Helengeli Island hosts a spectacular house reef, grab a snorkel and spot some of the local fish and even sea turtles!"

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted
  • 116 rooms
  • Approx. 50 minute speedboat ride from airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • Private island

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

  • Approx. 50 minute speedboat ride from airport
980 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 803
  • Very Good 140
  • Average 29
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Oct 21, 2018

Didn’t want to leave!

Cardiff, United Kingdom

So where do I start with this review? The drumming welcome you receive, the friendly staff taking you to your deluxe beach villa and explaining all the room features, or that you realise the ocean is just metres away from your front door??? First thing we did was jump in the ocean after a long flight from the UK via Sri Lanka. Ahhh, the water is warm! There are fish right there amongst you! Where have we landed, some friendly alien landscape! Next off to explore, found the gym (check), found the pool (check), found the bar (check), found the table tennis (check), found the two restaurants (check). By this time we are already bare footed and chilled so we grab a beer and settle down for a bit. Dinner in the Spice restaurant is a buffet affair with an incredible range of salads, fresh grills, pizza, sushi, curries, European dishes. Something for everyone, unless you have a food fussy teenager. Second day of our stay and we met Luisa, she introduced herself as the General Manager and we mentioned boys fussiness, “no problem, I will talk to the chef for you” and that was that, our son was treated to chicken nuggets, fish fingers (all freshly made, not from frozen) and hot dogs and chips and then he also ate some of the buffet food too! He became the Special VIP and we think he loved the treatment he got. Get there early and sit on the deck for all meals, it’s magical. We’d booked massages at Elenas, one for my son (they are ok with over 12s) and one for me. We both had the Swedish massages and they were incredible. My husband had a private yoga session on the beach early one morning and he said it really helped his back recover from the long flight. But they also have yoga sessions by the main pool most mornings. We booked one free excursion, the sunset fishing, and even though we didn’t catch anything it was lovely to be out on the calm ocean. We also went on the dolphin spotting sunset trip which was incredible. Straight out of the harbour and there was a dolphin (Luisa said she arranged this for us!). Then we sailed around a bit before spotting a larger pod and followed them for over an hour. A revelation was also the flying fish, they are out of the water for so long, it’s incredible. One evening we had the private bbq dinner on the beach. There was so much food we couldn’t eat it all and out son had his special food brought over too. If you’re here you have to go snorkelling, we went just outside our room (205) around the reef there and then down towards the pool area. Flippers, masks and life jackets are all provided. We bought with us full-face snorkel masks which were awesome and some swim shoes which were great if you didn’t want to wear flippers. From the reef in front of our room we moved onto snorkelling from the sunset jetty. It’s a bit further out and you are right on the edge of the reef. The first time I went in I jumped and frightened the life out of myself, after that I used the ladder (doh!) where you can ease in over the reef and then see if you are brave enough to go towards the deeper water. From the jetty the snorkelling is amazing, so many schools of fish you can swim through with baby rays, sea turtles and (our favourite) black tip reef sharks swimming around you. Last on our list was some water sports so we had a go at double and single kayaking and paddle boarding. Single kayaking was my favourite and you can explore the lagoon between harbour and sunset jetty, keeping an eye out for snorkellers! Check out was probably too easy (only because we didn’t want to leave), a letter is delivered to your room the day before you leave and you are told the time of your boat. Because we left very early Spice was opened for us to get some breakfast and Luisa even came down to say good bye. That leads me nicely onto the staff, my goodness a friendly crew keeps this island running smoothly. Luisa was amazing and was so lovely during our stay, Arif did a fantastic job looking after our villa (all that sand!!), the chefs who cooked up our son’s meals, just everywhere you went the staff greeted you with a friendly “hello”. If you’re looking for a stay in the Maldives, don’t hesitate, book now and book here!!
Oct 18, 2018

Perfect family holidays with OBLU Atmosphere at Helengeli

This island is an amazing and beautiful place in northern Male atoll. The staff is perfectly friendly and always helpful. Dive center is super professional and very individual in service and care. Food buffet is delicious and the bar offers a wide choice of drinks, games and live music. We had wonderful holidays! Thank you Linda and all the team members!
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OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

Facilities

PADI Diving School

Owned and operated by the resort, Atmosphere Aqua Club is a PADI dive school which offers a range of courses, equipment and excursions for divers of all skill levels to choose from. The island's location is voted one of the best places to dive in the Maldives and the house reef's resident turtles are definitely an unforgettable sight. Restrictions: Subject to additional costs.

Aerial view

Swimming Pool

The beachfront swimming pool has a bar close by and there is also a pool service twice daily. So sit back and relax by the water and soak up the island atmosphere.

Adults-only swimming pool

Enjoy a relaxing swim and poolside service at the islands dedicated adults-only swimming pool.

Watersports

Water Sports

Non-motorised water sports like pedal boards, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are included in your All-Inclusive plan, and you can also explore the beautiful house reef with complimentary snorkelling equipment available throughout your stay.

Spa

ELENA Spa by Atmosphere

Embrace an island spa experience, surrounded by the sea, sand and lush tropical vegetation. ELENA Spa by Atmosphere has indoor and outdoor treatment areas and its menu includes Ayuvedic treatments, Swedish and Thai massages, reflexology, Reiki, and even yoga. Restrictions: Subject to additional costs.

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

Room Types

Beach villa

Beach Villa

Steps from the sand, the Beach Villa has an open-air bathroom with rain shower and its interiors are stylish in design. Relax on the terrace with views onto the sea and enjoy helpful amenities like a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, and a minibar replenished with bottled water twice daily.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Beach Villa

More spacious than the regular beach villa, these have direct beach access and contemporary Maldivian interiors. The open-air bathroom is a unique island touch and there is also a furnished terrace to unwind on.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Beach suite with pool

Beach Suite with Pool

These standalone beach suites come with large decks with swimming pools and two bedrooms inside — one king-sized and one twin. There are two open-air bathrooms including one whirlpool tub and a seating area with sofa and armchairs. Relax out by the water and soak up the picturesque island atmosphere in luxury.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Lagoon Villa with Plunge Pool

Accessible from the beach, this spacious villa has a deck stretching over the water with its very own plunge pool and sun loungers. They are well-appointed and come with open-air bathrooms with rain showers, and a stylish design throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

Food & Drink

The Spice restaurant

The Spice

This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – with themed evenings on certain nights of the week. It has tall ceilings which create a bright and refreshing atmosphere and there is a terrace for al fresco dining.

Cooee

COOEE Bistro

A comfortable and informal lounge open throughout the day for fresh coffee, ice cool milkshakes, and delicious snacks. Restrictions: Not part of the All-Inclusive package.

Just Grill

Just Grill

Set right on the sand looking out onto the blue beyond, the Beach Grill serves fresh seafood and meats cooked to perfection. Restrictions: Not part of the All-Inclusive package.

Helena bar

Helen's Bar

Sip drinks and relax by the beachfront swimming pool accompanied by the gentle sound of rolling tides.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

FOOD: Breakfast, lunch and dinner from the buffet of the main restaurant THE SPICE. Sunsetsnack service every day from 4-6.30pm. DRINKS: Available from the main bar from 09:00am to 01:00am including house spirits from whisky, gin, vodka and rum, two types of cocktails, two types of red and white wine by glass, two beer options, mineral water, soft drinks, juice, tea and coffee. ACTIVITIES: One sunset fishing trip per stay and one shopping excursion to a nearby island per stay. Non-motorised water sports including kayaks, snorkeling gear, pedal boats, and stand-up paddle boards.

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

Save up to 10% on your accommodation when you book early. 

  • Black out dates may apply. 
  • Not combinable with any other offer.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Added Values

Receive one bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and a couples massage at the ELENA Spa by Atmosphere once during stay.

  • Black out dates may apply.

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