This is our 3rd trip to Maldives over a span of 25 years. For this trip, my wife and I wanted a resort which is more personalized, and intimate and with enough choices to enjoy our 5 days trip. And Oblu Lobigili certainly exceeded our expectations!
From the time we arrived, our wonderful hostess Kate was at the jetty welcoming us. And she continued to make sure that everything during our stay is planned for - be it the snorkeling and fishing excursions, the spa, and even dinner bookings. She went the extra mile to make sure everything we needed is well looked after. A special shout out to her for her excellent professionalism and service!
The water villa we stayed in was luxurious, with a nice sized balcony with a sunrise view. The bed was comfortable and the resort even had a pillow menu that you can choose from! The bathroom especially was a class on its own. The size was just huge with a "hammock-like" day bed at one end, with a view of the sea water below. I don't say this very often but you can literally sleep in the bathroom!
The Lobi plan we signed for was absolutely wonderful. This include all inclusive meals and beverages at Ylang which we have both come to like very much. We thought eating at the same restaurant over 5 days would be a bit of an overkill but we were gladly proven wrong. The buffet spread for breakfast and lunch had enough variations, and the ala carte set menu offered 4 different menu - Indian, Italian, Mediterenean and Thai and you can mix the different courses. My wife and I thought the standard of food was very high, and especially the Indian cuisine! We both greatly enjoyed dining at Ylang, not only for the food and drinks, but also the great service crew who are all welcoming and make sure we are attended to promptly. I didn't manage to get all their names but Jenny and Novita certainly make our dining there quite memorable!
Whilst the sea surrounding the resort may not have the most pristine of water and marine life, the design of the resort more than made up for it. From the beautiful landscaping to the hammocks strung along the beaches to the strategic location of the Swing Bar and the infinity pool, these made for a wonderfully enjoyable stay.
What truly makes this resort exceptional was the welcoming and attentive service and careful curation of its program to make the stay memorable. And it certainly made our trip there a wonderful one. Thank you Oblu Lobigili and its excellent crew!