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OBLU Select at Sangeli turns one!


Almost 20,000 guests experience the resort in its opening year

Four-star resort OBLU Select at Sangeli celebrates its first birthday on 1 July 2019, and is proud to share 12 months of highlights that have helped make the resort one of the most successful in the Maldives in its first year.

Almost 20,000 guests from all over the world have called the stunning OBLU Select at Sangeli in North Malé Atoll their heavenly temporary home over the last year.

Success by numbers – what makes OBLU Select the first choice for so many travellers:

  • 1 Banyan Island is our exclusive adults-only island retreat
  • 2 shark species make the Sangeli Island lagoon home – blacktip reef sharks and lemon sharks
  • 5 marriage proposals per month on average – all of which have been accepted
  • 6 shades of glorious blue, turquoise and shimmering green Indian Ocean waters
  • 10 minutes is all its takes to walk around the main island – spot the water slide, overwater gym, pristine beaches and cocktail bars
  • 15 vow renewal ceremonies
  • 17:00 is when the ‘blue hour’ strikes at OBLU Select – enjoy a Pina Colada at the Rock Bar as you watch the sun go down and glimmer multiple shades of blue, yellow and orange
  • 20 turtles were spotted by a guest during a single dive – making Turtle Bay an attractive snorkelling and diving spot for all
  • 100% plastic free – we only use glass bottles
  • 137 beach and water villas – all with luxe bathtubs, plus 6 Honeymoon Suites with 13sqm private swimming pools
  • 281 staff members from 20 countries around the world, who speak a total of 32 different langauges – guests are greeted with a radiant smile and a familiar welcome
  • 1,500 coconut palms have been planted all over Sangeli Island – the nearest fresh coconut is never far away
  • 7,514 spa treatments gave been enjoyed by guests
  • 241,351 meals devoured in the three on-island restaurants – Just Veg, Just Grill & The Courtyard

General Manager of OBLU Select and a driver of the success of the resort, Jorge Amaro, says: “OBLU Select has experienced a fantastic first year, which is testament to our beautiful resort, generous Serenity Resort Plan, and our staff living and breathing the Atmopshere brand ethos –  ‘The Joy of Giving’.

Oblu Select with opulent offerings and its picturesque natural beauty is the perfect location for a quick vacation during the upcoming Eid holidays this August. Join us for a spectacular beach getaway, complete with Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ brand philosophy, the ‘Joy of Giving’.