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OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO blends raw tropical beauty with the comforts of a four-star superior resort to create a best-in-class holiday experience. The Helengeli island is in the middle of one of the main entrances to North Malé atoll and straddles a channel. This unique location results in a rich flow of marine life on both sides of the island. A paradise for snorkeling and diving! Our comprehensive Island Plan™ is designed to give guests an ideal OBLU experience. It includes accommodation, amenities, high-quality world cuisine clubbed with a wide selection of unlimited beverages, activities and excursions. Everything within one price!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Bay View
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Elizabeth Dunne wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom38 contributions12 helpful votes
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Escaping the grey skies of a British December for a bit of Maldives' sunshine over the holidays, we were super excited to arrive at OBLU Nature Helengeli. As fate would have it, we arrived on the resort's re-opening day. Being among the first guests back on the island after a lengthy refurbishment added a great buzz to our stay as things were constantly changing and improving around us every day.

We'd booked a lagoon villa with a private pool and were pleased with the interior of the villa. The room layout was great - with a separate dressing and wardrobe area and a spacious bathroom. Plus, the bed was extremely comfortable with just the right pillows! Just outside the bedroom at the back, you'll find a small infinity pool, a very comfortable outdoor sofa and steps leading down to the ocean. My only complaint? It was really difficult to get my husband out of the pool to go explore the rest of the island!

As the name says, there's definitely 'nature' at Oblu Nature; we loved seeing herons and other birds, fish, dragonflies and geckos around the island. I was pleased to see that the resort has an eco-conscious ethos and enjoyed hearing about upcoming plans for increased recycling measures and other sustainable initiatives from Mr Ali, the wonderful resort manager.

It wasn't just the natural beauty that stole our hearts - the staff at OBLU Nature Helengeli were like sunshine to our souls. From Meef's warm welcome at the airport to Arnaz, Aziz, and Muzafir's impeccable housekeeping, every encounter was infused with genuinely good vibes and warm hospitality. Dilshad, Saffa, Dele, Hudson, Aye, "Mr Iced Coffee," "Handsome," Binod, Chris, and Namrata ensured our every meal was a delight. The food in Spice was really good - a testament to Lal, the head chef's talent. A private beach dinner orchestrated by Mr Ali showcasing the new "Just Grill" menu stood out as a culinary highlight.

Beyond the beach and never getting my husband out of the pool, even in the rain, we had some unforgettable experiences. Shed helped me catch three fish during a magical sunrise fishing excursion.. we greeted the morning with a lot of laughter, for sure. Lai and Salaam's constant smiles and helpfulness were like sunshine personified. Sunil's full moon meditation on the beach, with the calming sounds of the ocean in the background, added a touch of serenity.

We enjoyed the evening entertainment - which was mellow at times and just our speed. The Bodu Beru show on Maldivian night was such fun, while the Indian flautist's soothing melodies at breakfast were a morning highlight. We loved listening to Cuban Duo and still laugh about the 'doo doo doo doo' song. And, I can't NOT mention Philippe, the General Manager, and his magic tricks, which are second only to his clear passion for customer service and guest satisfaction.

OBLU Nature Helengeli surpassed our expectations. As some things weren't quite ready yet while we were there, we look forward to a repeat visit, knowing that it can only continue to get better and better. If you're after an island paradise with a human touch, look no further. Just book it.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ali Shakir , Other at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 24 Jan 2024
Dear Elizabeth Dunne, Warmest Greetings from all of us at OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO ! Thanks for sharing the wonderful experience on the Natures Island! We invite you to discover what it really means to disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature. We are amazed to read your delightful feedback and we are very grateful for your praise of all aspects of the nature island. It’s an absolute to know that you have enjoyed the exceptional level of hospitality services of the resort, from its arrival to departure with an unforgettable experience on Sea view fitness center, Infinity pool, Spa, sandy beaches, Restaurents, Food the amazing house reef with millions of amazing marine creatures and so on…… We are proud to have a team of dedicated, friendly, and professional individuals. who go above and beyond to ensure our guests' comfort and satisfaction. I will extend your gratitude especially to Meef, Arnaz, Aziz, Muzafir, Dilshad, Saffa, Dele, Hudson, Aye, Binod, Chris, Namrata and most specially Chef Lal and the culinary team and all our team members for their excellent hospitality service and for exceeding your expectations. It was my pleasure meeting you in person. We look forward to welcoming you back again to this lovely nature island for more unforgettable experiences. Thank you. Best Regards, Ali Shakir Resort Manager
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Global655554 wrote a review Nov 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Often reviews start with excellent! great service! and so on... Helengeli is not just another island resort. From the moment you land at Mali you are in capable hands. The hypnotic beat of the drums signals your arrival where you are greeted with warm smiles, at that very moment your holiday begins. luggage whisked away to your rooms and you are provided with refreshment whilst the short checkin procedure is completed if like me you had not already completed it.

The accommodation is immaculately clean, spacious and with wonderful views, the outside area leads you directly into the sea or is a short 20M walk through golden sands to crystal waters. Its not good is perfect.

The location of everything is ideal, nothing is too far away but should you want to take it easy there was transport available on request.

The food was varied and delicious I was in heaven being able to try some of the local curry dishes but equally impressed when i could have roast lamb for dinner on Sunday. Eating breakfast on the waterfront was food for the soul.

Diving which is a love of mine is a real treat on Helengeli. The dive master, Luigi, whom is staggeringly qualified and with more experience than most is both engaging and charming. They cater for all levels of experience and the team make each dive a relaxing and pleasurable event.

I was not able to do an Island visit due to restrictions but i did do a couple of evening fishing trips which is a great experience for all the family.

So yes it is excellent and does provide great service but its so much more..

A Big Thank you

From Me !!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 8 Nov 2020
Dear Global655554, Sunny Greetings from OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli! We are glad you enjoyed the facilities, service provided, the amazing reef and marine life. Thank you for the compliments about Luigi and the whole team who are delighted with your recognition. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendations of our little paradise island. We look forward to welcoming you back to create even more great memories. Warmest Regards Lisa & OBLU Helengeli Team
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DavidM wrote a review May 2020
England, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited for 2 weeks from the 15th March (or as its now known, COVID time). Firstly the resort dealt with this very well, having hand wash on the boat ride, medical check on arrival and then every morning before you entered the buffet and on the departure giving faces masks and packed lunch to make up for the possibility of a lack of food on the plane home. By the start of our second week at the resort it felt almost empty, with only a handful of people around so in some ways it was nice to have what felt like almost an exclusive island to ourselves!

The island itself is kept very clean and tidy all day by the staff, the main path up the island is kept clear so people can walk around without any footwear all day if they choose.

The rooms were probably the best maintained and cleaned of any holiday I have been on. We stayed in a deluxe beach villa and it was amazing, the photos on the web site do not lie. The rooms had UK plugs so no need for lots of adapters and the safe was large enough to get all my camera equipment in. The fridge contained plenty of fresh water for each day and some other drinks.

We used the pools a few times, they were very nice, but we could not help spend most of our time in the sea as the snorkelling is the highlight of the trip to this island.

Every day we would go out multiple times for hours snorkelling along the drop off, I ended up with hours of footage of the fish, rays, sharks, turtles and other creatures. The current can be strong but it generally only pushing you along the reef so we felt safe, plus each room has life vests provided so I did use that when snorkelling, and the life guard has a jet ski so he will come and collect you If you look like you are having trouble.

We ate at the buffet every day and the food quality was excellent, there was a nice variety of food and despite me being a fussy eater I found something to eat every meal time.

If I had to pick a negative thing, I could only think of one and that would be the beach sunbeds were very solid so not the most comfortable for a long lay down on the beach, but then I suppose it stops them getting blown away in high winds.
It was a truly amazing holiday and we hope to return one day, I recommend anyone visiting the Maldives and wants to go snorkelling to pick this resort.

The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and I feel very bad that at the moment the Maldives is closed to tourists due to the global pandemic and that all the staff rely on the tourism for their livelihood, I hope things improve soon and it’s safe to return to such a beautiful place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms looked amazingly located.
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 26 May 2020
Dear dman812019, Greetings of the day from OBLU Helengeli, and we hope you are doing well! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time, and sharing such a excellent review, in regards to your stay here with us. It has been a pleasure having you here with us, and we are pleased to learn that you have been satisfy with the overall service and facilities. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back, in the future, in our little Paradise again! We remain at your disposal should you require any assistance, and in the mean time we wish you a wonderful day! Best regards Luisa Lalli and the Team General Manager
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Derek P wrote a review Feb 2020
Norfolk, United Kingdom26 contributions40 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from the most magical ten days at Oblu. From the moment you arrive and are welcomed by the friendly staff in the picturesque reception area to the moment you leave, you are treated superbly. The accommodation, we had deluxe beach villa 217, is spacious, modern and with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and the cleaning staff are friendly and helpful. We had the pleasure of seeing our room attendant, Ahmed, daily and he decorated our room on a couple of occasions, which was a lovely touch. The restaurant, Spice, serves fantastic fresh food, with tonnes of variety, and the location is overlooking crystal clear seas. The drinks are of high quality too. The adult pool is an oasis of calm, with an infinity pool overlooking the sea. The waiters in Helens Bar are friendly and the cocktails are brilliant. We had a private dining experience for Valentines Day, which was unforgettable. The snorkelling, I was a complete novice, is breathtaking, and the sunset jetty is just an experience to walk down. All in all this place is absolutely unbelievable. If you get the chance, book it, you won’t be disappointed. We will definitely return one day. Thank you Oblu for making our holiday the best ever.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear derekplunkett23, Greetings from OBLU Helengeli, and we hope you are doing well! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for staying here with us, and for taking the time and sharing such a excellent review, in regards to your stay here with us. It has been a pleasure having you in the island, we are pleased you have found the overall service and facilities to be at your expectations, and in particular the attention to details provided by Ahmed, during your stay at the Resort. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back, in the future, in our little Paradise again! We remain at your disposal should you require any assistance, and in the mean time we wish you a wonderful day! Best regards Luisa Lalli and the Team General Manager
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Eirian_11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Telford, United Kingdom13 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly I would like to say what a wonderful holiday my husband and I had.
Starting with the warm greeting we had upon arrival, we were met by the General Manager Luisa and her staff.
The food was fantastic with plenty of choice for everyones tastes even if you requested something different they were very accommodating.
The staff were very friendly and were always there to assist you.
Our room boy Sundip was very professional even when we said our room did not need cleaning, it was always cleaned to an exceptional high standard.
The Spa was amazing with excellent service my husband had several treatments which he thoroughly enjoyed.
The island was excellently maintained.
Even down to the maintenance of our room our safe battery was running low within minutes they arrived and changed it.
I would highly recommend this resort, we have already booked to go back next year. I personally don't think you would find a better more friendly place in the Maldives.
The snorkelling was great I had a guide one day which was really good if you are a nervous person I would highly recommend this.
A huge thank you to Luisa for being a fantastic manager which reflects with all her staff.
THANK YOU FOR A BRILLIANT HOLIDAY.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms are excellent wherever you are we stayed in 253
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 4 Apr 2020
Dear Eirian_11, Sunny Greetings from OBLU Helengeli, and we hope you are doing well! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time, and sharing such a excellent review, in regards to your stay here with us. It has been a pleasure having you back, and we are pleased you have been satisfy with the overall service and facilities. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again, to what you can surely consider your second Home. We remain at your disposal should you require any assistance, and in the mean time we wish you a wonderful day! Best regards Luisa Lalli and the Team General Manager
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Giorgio & Ersy wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent six unforgettable days in this dreamy resort. From our arrival to our departure our experience exceeded all our expectations.

We stayed in room 305 which is a Lagoon Villa with private pool. We found the room quiet and descreet, romantinc, with plenty of light all day long, spotless clean and from the terrace you could see (and swim with ) so many fishes, including tunas, barracudas and sharks which would come hunting small fishes early morning and at sunset just below our villa. The bathroom was huge with an open ceiling, with two sinks available.

All the staff was very professional and extremely kind and friendly; always smiling and available for any requests we might have.

Public spaces are very clean and well mantained too. There is plenty of space for all the guests of the resort and any of the public spaces were ever crowded.

You can borrow from the resort anything you may need for snorkeling. Snorkeling in this resort was amazing, there is plenty of reef and we could swim with sea turtles, sharks, barracudas and eagle rays.

We also had a massage at the spa, which was not included in our package. The price for an hour massage was fair. The spa ambience was really relaxing, beautiful and quite.

Food & Beverage: we enjoyed the unlimited drinks we had included in our package, there is a fair choise of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails and mocktails.
We have always dined at the buffet: plenty of different choises for every meal, every day of the week. The food quality was not always excellent though.

Every evening there was some animation at the main bar: we found it nice but a bit repetitive.

Overall it was an extremely pleasant stay and we felt so much relaxed. This resort is great for couples who want to have a romantic, relaxing stay. There are almost no kids around so there is quiteness throughout the whole island.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms on the sunset side of the island are amazing
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear GiorgioErsy, Greetings of the day from sunny OBLU Helengeli, and we hope you are doing well! All of us would like to take this opportunity and thank you for taking the time, and sharing such a excellent review, in regards to your stay here with us. It has been a pleasure having you here with us, and we are pleased you have been satisfy with the overall service and facilities. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back, in the future, in our little Paradise again! We remain at your disposal should you require any assistance, and in the mean time we wish you a wonderful day! Best regards Luisa Lalli and the Team General Manager
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Paradise575015 wrote a review Feb 2020
Watton, United Kingdom20 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed a 2 week break on this lovely island. The beach bungalow with outdoor bathroom was comfortable and kept clean and tidy by our very pleasant room attendant who really looked after us. All the staff on the island are warm and welcoming - always with a smile and a pleasant greeting. The snorkelling on the house reef going right from the jetty was good to excellent on most days . Good idea to check with the lifeguard about which way the current is flowing as it changes day to day and during the day. The night snorkelling trip was awesome! It’s not the best island for swimming in the sea due to the currents and rocky/ broken coral bottom and sea shoes are a must. The food in spice restaurant is great - something for everyone including healthy options, lots of salads ,vegetables and vegan dishes . The outside dining area over the water watching the fishes is lovely. Our favourite were the wonderful Maldivian style curries . We were so happy not to have any problems with mosquitoes and this was a real bonus ! The wines on offer on the all inclusive are a great variety and of good quality
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from OBLUhelengeli, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Paradise575015, A very good morning to you from OBLU Helengeli, and we hope you are doing well! We would like to take this opportunity for choosing OBLU Helengeli for your holidays destination, and for taking the time and sharing such a excellent review, in regards to your stay here with us. We are pleased to learn that you have been satisfy with the overall service and facilities while in here, and we are all looking forward to welcoming you back, in the future, in our little Paradise again! We remain at your disposal should you require any assistance, and in the mean time we wish you a wonderful day! Best regards Luisa Lalli and the Team General Manager
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Kirrill P wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my wife were contemplating on several resorts in Maldives but our choice has fell on OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli due to its location, size of the island and raving reviews about home reef with its many inhabitants. We came there for 7 nights/8 days and we immediately fell in love with this island/hotel and its cozy and chill atmosphere. There weren't too many ppl in the hotel when we came there on October 2nd, I'd say about 20% occupancy. Even thou island seemed to be deserted at first, visitors were slowly arriving and by the time we left there were 30-35%.
All beaches were clean, water was clear and hotel territory was neatly landscaped.
Beach Villa at which we have resided was always cleaned in the morning, fresh towels and very vast with outside porch near the beach.
Diving experience was truly amazing and led by TGI diving center. Big props to instructor Luigi Scardigno who was very profesional and very experienced with Maldivian waters and diving sites.
The stuff at the reception was very nice and helping. Restaurant menu was always new and I can't recall if it repeated itself for the whole stay we were there. Very nice meat and fish selection along with vegetarian and deserts choices.
Bar was always a get together with other ppl in the evening with great selection of alcohol, nice music, and great staff working there. Special thx to bartender Lahiru, who was always on point with drinks, socializing and fun to be around.
Thx to everyone for having us there on our honey moon trip and making it unforgettable)))
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: try to stay closer to the restaurant/bar area
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Dear Kirrill P, Sunny Greetings from OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli! We are glad you enjoyed the facilities and service provided and our mesmerizing reef. Thank you for the compliments about Luigi and Lahiru who are delighted with your recognition. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendations of our little paradise island. We look forward to welcoming you back to create even more great memories. Warmest Regards Lisa & OBLU Helengeli Team
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Member1234567890 wrote a review Mar 2020
England32 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited in February and everything was great. We booked through Angelfish Travel and they were very helpful with all my questions and their price was much better value than the larger travel agents.

The boat ride from the airport was very choppy so be prepared! The snorkeling was amazing! Food was high quality and a good selection. All the staff are friendly and provide great service. Bar staff in the bar were over to take our order as soon as we sat down. We stayed in a basic beach room for the start of our holiday and I was pleasantly surprised how spacious and nice it was for a basic room category. We then upgraded to a pool water villa for a night and it was amazing being able to swim and snorkel in the sea straight from our room and sit in our pool watching the fish swim by in the clear sea below. Then for the last night we were in a deluxe beach villa near the jetty which again was lovely. The only difference between the basic villa and the deluxe beach villa is that the deluxe villas are mainly on the north side of the island where the sea is calmer and it has an extra sink in the bathroom. Apart from that it is the same as the basic room so probably not worth paying the extra unless you are concerned about the sea being too rough to swim in outside your room.

The snorkeling is the best part of this resort. I saw sharks, an octopus, starfish, sword fish and too many other fish too mention! They provide life jackets and snorkeling equipment on the all inclusive plan. The snorkel wasn’t the best as it didn’t have a valve so I used my own full face snorkel that I brought with me. The sea was very choppy when we were there so we could only snorkel off the jetty as the red flag was up everywhere else but that didn’t matter as there was so much to see from the jetty!

We didn't use the spa as prices for treatments were double what we'd usually pay back at home in the UK.

Overall an amazing holiday.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are lovely.
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear Member1234567890, Greetings from OBLLU Helengeli, and we hope you are doing well. We thank you for taking the time, and sharing such a excellent review, in regards to your stay here with us. We are pleased to learn that you have been satisfy with the overall service and facilities, and it has been a pleasure having you here with us. Here in OBLU Helengeli we are all looking forward to welcoming you back, in the future, in our little Paradise again! We remain at your disposal should you require any assistance, and in the mean time we wish you a wonderful day! Best regards Luisa Lalli and the Team General Manager
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Marta wrote a review Oct 2020
Barcelona, Spain10 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's all very well adapted to the new situation COVID-19 and each guest has the temperature checked every morning. There are also other hygienic measures in place.
The environment is very quiet and relaxed and almost everybody walks barefoot all day.
The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, with a lot of details and amenities. The open bathroom is incredible. The private pool has fresh water and it was very nice to see the sunset from the pool.
There are not many mosquitos because they do a special treatment every day.
We didn't miss a thing in the All Inclusive formula. The cocktails included are very good and there's a DJ spinning music every night at the Helen's bar.
Dress code is very casual even at nights.
In the current situation, you can order your meal from a daily menu with a variety of dishes. After 7 nights they never repeated, everything was so yummy and very nice presented. Congrats to the chefs!! We enjoyed the environmental music as well and the sand under the tables.
The reef is also quite rich, it's recommended to start from the Jetty and follow the current until the beach, two sticks show a channel of sand to reach the beach. There is an infinity of colourful fish and you can spot turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, baby sharks, barracudas, etc.
We also contracted a private ride to spot dolphins right before the sunset and after 15min sailing we found a nice group of friendly dolphins playing with the boat.
The free 45min massage was very nice and complete. They are very professional and careful.
There's also a little shop in the island and the lady opened for us in her day off, she was very attentive and helpful.
The free speedboat transfer from/to the airport was super well organized. This is very appreciated and it only takes about 50min.
All the staff working there is very caring and close, it was very interesting and pleasant to chat with them. The overall structure is very well maintained, managed and taken care of.
If we'd come back to Maldives we would chose Helengeli again for sure.
Thanks everyone for making our stay simply perfect!! You all rock guys!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Helengeli OBLU, General Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli
Responded 4 Oct 2020
Dear Marta, Sunny Greetings from OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli! We are glad you enjoyed the facilities and service provided. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendations of our little paradise island. We look forward to welcoming you back to create even more great memories. Warmest Regards Lisa & OBLU Helengeli Team
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Marc B asked a question Apr 2024
United Kingdom14 contributions
What is the WiFi like on the island?
Answer from Arthur W
3 contributions
It's ok, but no ports open for VPN or anything like that. Mostly too slow to stream... but totally fine for holidays and available everywhere.
Answer from LoneStarrUK
Long Eaton, United Kingdom47 contributions24 helpful votes
Hi - we were in 312, about halfway along the lagoon villas. It's not a big island - it was 5 minutes to the restaurant/bar, and 10 minutes to reception/Indian restaurant (which I would totally recommend). If you are into snorkeling, then anything between the over-water villas and the bar are most convenient, but nowhere is that far...
Marc B wrote a tip Yesterday
United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Snorkel from the sunset jetty. . Plugs are UK 3 pin standard plugs. They have all the snorkelling equipment available for use for free."
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Simon S wrote a tip 10 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just please be aware that you can’t walk on the reef as places like this need to be reserved. Walking on the reef will damage it."
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Iman F wrote a tip 5 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reef friendly sunscreen!! Also we went end of May beginning of June it was not crowded at all"
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gülşah y wrote a tip 4 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"İ will recomend this island to all my friends"
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burak i wrote a tip 4 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If thinking to travel to OBLU, water villa is a beautiful view "
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PRICE RANGE
HK$4,584 - HK$5,779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollHelengeli Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
152
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Frequently Asked Questions about OBLU NATURE Helengeli
What are some of the property amenities at OBLU NATURE Helengeli?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at OBLU NATURE Helengeli?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at OBLU NATURE Helengeli?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at OBLU NATURE Helengeli?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does OBLU NATURE Helengeli have an airport shuttle?
Yes, OBLU NATURE Helengeli offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does OBLU NATURE Helengeli have airport transportation?
Yes, OBLU NATURE Helengeli offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is OBLU NATURE Helengeli located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Helengeli Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at OBLU NATURE Helengeli?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Hindi.
Does OBLU NATURE Helengeli have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is OBLU NATURE Helengeli accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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