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- Recently updated rooms and guest facilities with a modern and chic vibe
- Complimentary watersports equipment including paddleboards and kayaks
- Short boat rides to some of North Male Atoll's best diving and snorkelling
- Excellent options for wellness, daily yoga, meditation and ayurvedic treatments
OBLU is a tropical paradise offering private island luxury with a modern twist. Adventurous guests can go on exciting self-guided adventures with free watersports equipment and unlimited snorkelling, beachcombing, and jungle strolls. The resort also offers PADI courses and short boat rides to some of the Maldives most popular sites for scuba diving and snorkelling. When you aren't out exploring, you'll enjoy stylish and modern amenities including spacious villas and suites, a wide variety of spa and wellness services, and plenty of secluded and adults-only spaces for rest and relaxation.
About OBLU by Atmosphere Helengeli
Part of the prestigious Atmosphere family of resorts, OBLU offers modern and chic amenities in a stunning private island setting. The island's house reef provides endless opportunities for exploration, with unlimited snorkelling, and free use of watersports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards. If you're looking for rest and relaxation, you'll love this resort's adults-only areas, yoga and meditation sessions, massage therapy, quiet jungle paths, and secluded white-sand beaches. OBLU also offers a variety of PADI courses, plus guided scuba diving and snorkelling in some of the atoll's most exciting areas.
North Male Atoll is the most famous region in the Maldives, thanks to its stunning beauty both above and below water. Divers flock to these waters to explore plunging channels and walls, drift past bustling cleaning stations and thriving reefs, and experience the atoll's up-close encounters with pelagics like sharks and rays. But, the atoll plays host to a wide variety of dive sites suited to experience levels from beginner to pro, with a little something for everyone. The snorkelling here is excellent as well, with seasonal manta ray swims and nighttime adventures on offer.
Completely remodelled in 2015, OBLU is one of the atoll’s hippest options, boasting plenty of picture-perfect natural scenery. This private tropical island offers modern luxury, with spacious and well-equipped villas and suites, each with its own private terrace and beach or ocean access. All guest rooms include air conditioning, luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, a coffee and tea station, and a well-stocked minibar. Plus, spacious indoor-outdoor bathrooms and plenty of room to relax or entertain. Watersports enthusiasts can make the most of their time on the island with complimentary kayaks and paddleboards, and unlimited snorkelling on the house reef. OBLU also offers a variety of water-based excursions including island hopping, glass-bottom boat trips, and guided snorkelling in some of the region's most exciting areas.
OBLU offers buffet dining, all-day cocktails and afternoon snacks at the island's two bars. Helen's provides an adults-only atmosphere complete with a pool, weekly theme nights, evening entertainment, and an expansive menu of tropical cocktails. And, their fine dining restaurant, Just Grill, serves up delicious steaks and seafood, perfect for a romantic dinner. If you're looking for rest and relaxation, treat yourself to a yoga or meditation session, massage, or spa treatment. Or, just kick back and soak up some sun at the pool or white sand beach.
Diving at OBLU by Atmosphere
OBLU's partner dive centre, TGI Maldives, is one of the best-established chains in the region. Their friendly international team leads all kinds of underwater adventures and offers diver-friendly facilities like comfortable custom dive boats, free nitrox, and well-maintained rental equipment. New divers will love their highly professional PADI instructors and relaxed experiences on the island's house reef. If you're up for more adventure, North Male Atoll's best dive sites are just a short boat ride away. TGI Maldives also offers camera rental and instruction, photo and video packages, and modern facilities for personal camera equipment.
North Male Atoll is a classic Maldivian diving destination, known for its plummeting channels, current-swept corners, walls, and thilas. But don't worry, it has plenty of calm lagoons and protected coral sanctuaries as well. Conditions here are milder than the neighbouring Ari Atolls, making this region perfectly suited to intermediate divers, ready to give the high-speed thrill of drift diving a try. Experienced divers will find plenty of excitement here too, with caverns and caves, and deep-water cleaning stations to explore. Every year between May and October, the atoll becomes a hotspot for reef manta rays. Plan your visit during these months for a chance to swim alongside these massive ocean acrobats.
- Plan your trip between May and October and during a full or new moon for the best chance of encountering manta rays.
- OBLU offers a balance between grown-up adventure and family-friendly fun, with multiple adults-only areas scattered throughout the resort.
- Plan at least one day to enjoy the relaxing spa services, yoga and meditation sessions, massages, and ayurvedic treatments.
- Take advantage of OBLU’s wide variety of snorkelling outings, including manta ray encounters, after-dark adventures, and all-day guided tours.
Diving in North Malé Atoll
Schooling reef fish
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PADI 5-star resort
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water