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Oblu Helengeli VS Oblu Sangeli VS Varu by Atmosphere

Oblu by Atmosphere Helengeli, Oblu Select Sangeli and Varu by Atmosphere are three of the most successful concepts in Maldives in recent years. New resorts with All Inclusive Premium experience with good value in the upper 4-star and entry 5-star level.

All the 3 belong to a Maldivian chain: Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts.

Oblu Helengeli VS Oblu Sangeli vs Varu by Atmosphere

Oblu by Atmosphere at Helengeli started to operate in 2015 while Oblu Select at Sangeli came 3 years later. Finally in 2019 Varu by Atmosphere opened it doors.

Both Oblu have a nice house reef for snorkeling. In the case of VARU, the island does not have a house reef. But unlimited you can take all the snorkelling trips you want taht are included twice a day to reefs nearby.

Snorkelling gear is complimentary in all the 3 resorts.

General

Oblu by Atmosphere at HelengeliOblu Select at SangeliVARU by Atmosphere
Location North Male North Male North Male
Price range (?) Prices may vary due to a number of factors like: plan, room type, season, offers, occupancy... this is just an indicative range for a basic room in half board in low/medium season. For exact price in your dates please go to PRICE tab. <500 USD 500 - 1000 USD 500 - 1000 USD
Speedboat transfer
Seaplane transfer
Domestic flight transfer
Distance to Male (km) 51 51 38
Transfer A (in min) Speedboat 50 min Speedboat 45 min Speedboat Transfer (40 min)
Fastest transfer min 50 min 45 min 40 min

The Island

Oblu by Atmosphere at HelengeliOblu Select at SangeliVARU by Atmosphere
Size in m2 64800 76000 116600
Number of rooms 116 137 108
Ratio rooms in 1000 m2 1.8 1.8 0.92
House reef size (?) Coral reef size around the island that is nearby (aprox 20/30 m to the shore). It could be from a quarter (1) of the island till all (4) around the island. 1=1/4, 2=2/4, 3=3/4, 4=4/4. Some resorts do not have any (-), but they provide free boat ride to reach the reef, that is usually nearby. 3 2 0

The Resort

Oblu by Atmosphere at HelengeliOblu Select at SangeliVARU by Atmosphere
Star rating 4.5* 5* 5*
Booking.com rate 9.2 9.5 9.4
Opened 2015 2018 2019
Renewed Last time the resort had an important renew. - - -
Brand Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts
All Inclusive plan
All Inclusive only
Adults only
Surf resort

The Rooms

Oblu by Atmosphere at HelengeliOblu Select at SangeliVARU by Atmosphere
Overwater rooms
Private pool rooms
Total overwater rooms 28 71 69
Free WiFi in the room
Bathtub (?) Could be that not all the rooms have bathtub.

Main Facilities

Oblu by Atmosphere at HelengeliOblu Select at SangeliVARU by Atmosphere
Bars 1 2 2
Restaurants 2 4 4
Underwater restaurant
Swimming pool
Spa
Diving Center
Gym
Kids club
Free Wifi All areas All areas All areas

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