OBLU NATURE Helengeli to relaunch with new look

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COLOURS OF OBLU has revealed plans to relaunch OBLU NATURE Helengeli by Sentido with a vibrant new look that will blend with the signature luxury lifestyle elements of Sentido.

Sentido is a brand of DER Touristik Hotels & Resorts with a strong presence in the Mediterranean region and Canary Islands. OBLU NATURE Helengeli by Sentido is the brand’s first resort in Asia.

The four-star resort will close on 7 May for a comprehensive renovation, with a grand unveiling planned for December 2023. Rooted in nature, the renovations will focus on bringing nature-lovers and divers close to the abundant tropical environment, above and below the water.

“We are excited to relaunch our first COLOURS OF OBLU property as a fresh, nature-oriented retreat, bringing the Sentido touch to the Maldives,” said Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director of Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts.

“The two brands come together seamlessly, with a shared focus on awakening the senses, bringing balance, and providing the gift of lifetime memories.”

New spaces include 37 water villas and a two-bedroom water suite, all with private pools and overwater decks that allow easy and direct access to the lagoon and its world-renowned house reef. 

Its existing 117 villas and suites will be expanded to 153 accommodations with 7 categories. Beach villas will be transformed into 20 Family Beach Pool Villas featuring two bedrooms and a 15 sqm pool. The existing pool villas on the lagoon and the beach suites will all be refurbished with appealing interiors.

The refurbishment project also includes a new progressive Indian restaurant. The fine-dining restaurant will enhance its ‘Just Grill’ culinary concept with an ‘Italian Twist’, allowing guests to savour flavourful pizzas and pastas. Its all-day restaurant will be redone with additional live counters and an overwater bar, allowing the food to sync harmoniously with the views of nature. 

Nestled among soothing greenery, the resort’s existing main bar will be transformed into a vibrant hangout spot, complete with a refurbished family pool, an expanded deck area, and a brand-new bar. 

A kids club built with natural materials such as bamboo will offer an all-nature programme focusing on learning through the tropical surroundings. 

The resort’s ELE | NA The Spa will also be refurbished with new salon facilities. A new overwater gym and a scenic La Promenade with a boutique will round up the island experience. Guests will continue to enjoy a carefree holiday with the Island PlanTM which blends the stay with all the elements of a memorable tropical holiday. 

COLOURS OF OBLU is among the portfolio of brands under the hospitality company Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts.