Helengeli Island gets a complete makeover for opening of a value-focused resort, with its very own exotic House Reef!
Given its reputation for luxury, many would write the Maldives off as too expensive, however with more couples and families looking for an escape to paradise without the hefty price tag, Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts are to open the new value-focused resort OBLU by Atmosphere on 1 November 2015.
Located on Helengeli Island on the eastern rim of the North Malé Atoll, the resort is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. As one of the only east-west pieces of land that make up the group of islands within the North Malé Atoll, Helengeli’s southern side forms the feeding channel into the atoll meaning an abundance of predatory marine life passes through. This, coupled with its exotic house reef just metres from the shoreline, makes it one of the most popular locations in the Maldives for channel diving. The waters around the island have now been declared a no-fishing zone so that resort guests will have exclusive access to explore this turtle and tropical fish paradise! Underwater enthusiasts will be able to take half or full day diving excursions as well as night time dives, so that whatever their experience level, they can explore the reefs and beautiful underwater habitats at a leisurely pace.
As well as the diving facilities, OBLU by Atmosphere also offers non-motorised water sports on the turquoise ocean including wakeboarding, kayaking and pedal boating. For those wanting to truly unwind, the resort’s Elena Spa offers a variety of massages and body treatments while the various bars and restaurants offer a diverse array of cuisine’s to try. All guests will stay on an all-inclusive plan that offers great value for cost-conscious travellers so that once they arrive, the only thing they’ll need to worry about is relaxing.
The four choices of accommodation include Deluxe Beach Villas that open directly onto the white sand and crystal blue horizon, or Lagoon villas that allow you to step down directly into the turquoise lagoon. For those really wanting to indulge, the resort’s premium Beach Suites come with their own private pool and outdoor deck. The villas and public spaces are a showcase of authentic Maldivian architecture with a fresh and vibrant colour palette.
OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli is the resort group’s second property, having opened Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives in December 2013 to great success. The company’s offering of premium properties in the Maldives at accessible price points and with all-inclusive plans that offer genuine value has proven to be very popular with Brits, with more European visitors coming from the UK than any other country.
For more information, visit www.oblu-helengeli.com/.
Destinology (0800 634 2866, www.destinology.co.uk) is offering a seven-night stay at OBLU resort, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives from £1,499pp with 5% early bird discount for departures on 2 December 2015. Prices include all-inclusive accommodation, return economy flights to Malé International Airport from London Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham Airport with Emirates and free return seaplane transfers.
Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is located in the exotic and sparsely populated Lhaviyani Atoll, just a 35-minute Seaplane flight from Malé International Airport. For more information, please visit www.atmosphere-kanifushi.com.
For further information please contact:
Stuart Fyfe / Sakhita Sharma / Jo Kendall
T: +44 (0) 20 3440 8930
About Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts is a fresh, dynamic resort brand in the Maldives from the Resort Developers, Eon Resorts. The company opened its first property, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives in December 2013 to great success and it was named one of the top ten all-inclusive resorts for 2015 by AOL Travel*. This resort is surrounded by lush green vegetation, 2km of uninterrupted, pristine, white sandy beaches and an expansive turquoise lagoon.
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts offers great value five-star properties which seamlessly fuse traditional and modern architecture to create an overall contemporary feel with a Maldivian touch.
The group will open diving resort OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli in November 2015 and a third property in early 2016.
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts offers unbeatable value for money through their all-inclusive plans that offer guests a range of dining options as well as a number of complimentary amenities and activities that ensure a relaxed, hassle-free holiday at each of their resorts.