OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO Unveils New Look and New Experiences
The Maldives’ iconic diving paradise and a firm favourite among British travellers, OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO will reopen on 14 December 2023 promising an enticing, all-new vibrant look with stunning water villas, beach villas enhanced with private pools, and a speciality restaurant – Raaga Route. The revitalised spaces enhance comfort and style, while retaining the island’s laidback, barefoot -luxury, charm.
The four-star superior resort, a part of the COLOURS OF OBLU brand by Atmosphere Core, closed in early May 2023 for a comprehensive renovation.
Guests can now choose from 153 villas and suites within 8 categories. Perched over aquamarine waters, the newly added Water Villas with Pool and Water Suite with Pool feature attractive décor, a spacious outdoor deck with pool, comfortable seating areas, and panoramic views of the ocean.
Beachfront villas and suites have also been refreshed. The contemporary tropical Deluxe Beach Villas now come with the option of a 6m2 private plunge pool nestled beneath swaying palm trees. Interiors have also been refreshed with island-inspired décor and vivid fabrics.
Designed for families, the 2-Bedroom Family Villas with Pool and 2-Bedroom Beach Suite with Pool are the perfect holiday homes, providing guests direct beach access. These suites include a spacious master bedroom, kids’ room with twin beds and a private pool, ensuring plenty of space for everyone.
In addition to the accommodations, enhancements across the resort encourage a more relaxed, specially-crafted island lifestyle. Returning guests will be delighted to find Helen’s Bar & Pool reimagined into a ‘bohemian chic’ hang out spot with a larger family pool, overwater hammocks, and a dance floor with DJ station. The main all-day outlet, The Spice features expanded seating, live counters, and an impressive new bar perched over the turquoise lagoon.
Speciality dining options are expanded too with Just Grill restaurant featuring refreshed interiors and the addition of Pizzas and Mediterranean delicacies to the existing menu of meat and seafood grills. A standout is the new restaurant, Raaga Route where guests can savour progressive Indian cuisine with a crafted a la carte menu and authentic ambiance.
OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO also enriches the holiday experience with the addition of an Overwater Gym and a Kids Club & Nature Centre. Imagined as an interactive learning space, the kids club invites young guests to learn about the local flora and fauna found on the island. ELE|NA THE SPA has also been refurbished with a new treatment room and a range of holistic therapies inspired by natural elements.
Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director of Atmosphere Core, says “We are delighted to unveil our beloved island resort with elevated new features and a comprehensive Island Plan™ designed to give guests the renowned OBLU experience. This nature-oriented retreat brings the Sentido touch to the Maldives. And, the two brands have come together seamlessly, curating a memorable island experience.”
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About Atmosphere Core
Atmosphere Core is a dynamic hospitality company that operates eight resorts in the Maldives within a portfolio of three distinctive lifestyle brands, THE OZEN COLLECTION, COLOURS OF OBLU, and Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts.
Distinctive design, an authentic sense of place, inspiring service styles, and the freshest and finest cuisine lend a unique flavour to every Atmosphere Core property.
Leveraging on 10 years of exceptional hospitality experience in the Maldives, the company is now expanding its footprint in South Asia and beyond. Future openings include eight hotels and resorts across India, one resort in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, and one resort opening in the Maldives, all set to launch over the next 3 years.
About COLOURS OF OBLU
COLOURS OF OBLU, a brand by Atmosphere Core, is an experience collective that awakens the senses, brings balance, and provides the gift of a lifetime of memories. The brand curates diverse and bountiful experiences with something for everyone, be it groups, couples, or families.
Travellers can choose from four vibrant resorts: OBLU SELECT Lobigili offering an adults exclusive five-star getaway, OBLU SELECT Sangeli for a serene five-star holiday, a divers’ paradise at OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO, and a carefree four star resort OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi.
India COLOURS OF OBLU
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Ireland & United Kingdom COLOURS OF OBLU
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Italy COLOURS OF OBLU
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Gulf Cooperation Council COLOURS OF OBLU
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Sarah Walker-Kerr | Vice President Communications | Atmosphere Core | E-Mail: [email protected]