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Where do I begin? So much to say about this island of paradise, we absolutely love it. This was our second visit to this amazing place, We were exceptionally lucky and honoured by a upgrade to the beautiful Lagoon villas. The room was spacious, very comfortable and the views to melt any heart. I loved watching the array of marine life from our patio/pool/steps into the ocean, Especially the sharks, I've grown to love the black tip reef sharks and the nurse sharks. The food is out of this world, great choice for all culinary tastes. Marine life is awesome, never thought you would see me enjoying swimming with sharks, but I do, the turtles, rays, Nemos, every coloured parrot fish you can imagine, the Titan Trigger fish are stunning, way to many to mention, all beautiful, we even heard dolphins clicking and doing echo calls while snorkeling, I cried it was amazing, yes we saw enty of dolphins also, but to hear them communicating with each other actually through the ocean was heart stopping (WOW). The island is so well maintained by the very hard working genuinely friendly staff. Nothing is to much trouble, day or night. I really cannot fault a single thing on this island or the staff. Here are a few that literally went above and beyond their duties to make our stay simply perfect. Thank you so much for not only making our holiday perfect but for making us feel like your family, (love you guys) Sajani Fernando in reservation who assisted us right from our first visit till the last minute of our second visit, you are superb in every way and Atmosphere are blessed to have you on their team. Deleepa Sandakelum in reception, who could not of done anymore for us if he tried, from coming to collect us in the buggy (partner has bad back) making sure on a daily bases we are ok to escorting us back to our room on a very late night (not tipsy, honest 😉) and the delicious a la carte meal at Just Grill. Once again Atmosphere are sure blessed to have you on their team. Ali the life guard, never misses anything going on in the water, thank you for helping Mr Clive and many others. You are a true asset to Atmosphere. Then of course huge thank you to Deepak and head chef and whole team in catering, esp Shemal for the delicious desserts you made for me. Spa team. Mavis, Wahyuni and Manju, best spa treatment ever 🙏. Spa is a must everyone. Binod best breakfast omelette maker in the world (plenty of garlic😁) Ajay for having a great team and being such a considerate professional manager to all the team and great with customers too. Sorry this is very long, but credit must be giving where credit is due. If you are thinking of the Maldives this Island and its team are the One. You will not be disappointed. But I will warn you, You will lose a piece of your heart to it. Don't just look.. BOOK IT! Sorry if I missed your name, you all are amazing.. Ms Magz and Mr Clive
We stayed here for a week in March and had a fabulous time. This was our 3rd trip to the Maldives and the best so far. Snorkelling from the house reef is fantastic, best we've seen and regularly saw turtles, reef shark, clown fish and so many more. The rooms are lovely, not that we spent much time there. The staff are exceptional, so friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent and we did not once get bored of the Spice buffet as its so varied. Hoping to return later in the year once travel restrictions are lifted.
Amazing holiday for snorkelling straight from the beach
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.
Amazing little island, fabulous service and awesome reef
Had a fabulous 8 nights on Helengeli in march 2020, stayed in a Deluxe beach villa on the sunset side of the island, given a free upgrade for the last few nights to a deluxe lagoon pool villa. An amazing little island, small but perfect if you want a 'no news, no shoes' quiet break. Good food, excellent service and of course an amazing reef. many have commented on the building work on the sunrise side of the island, but it did not affect us at all . Great relaxing holiday...
We visited Oblu Helengeli for 10 days January - February 2020 and it was everything we could have hoped for. This is our 5th time in the Maldives and our first at Oblu. It was superb from our greeting at the airport to our wave off from the island. The staff were excellent in every department and our room boy deserves a special mention as our room was always spotless and nothing was too much trouble. The food was also excellent with plenty of choice. It was nice to be greeted by Luisa at breakfast a very personal touch. Our De-Luxe beach villa was just that and in a super position. Room 241 We love to snorkel and the house reef was as good as any we have seen in the Maldives. If you are thinking of going there when everything is back to normal. Do it!
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