Wow what a fab resort, it was near on perfect for our honeymoon. From the minute you arrive by boat at the welcome jetty you are treated like a vip. Our Host Patrice was superb and spent time with us explaining the resort, in addition, she had added in some activities to our app which she thought we might like and explained how we could change, cancel or add to them. (Point to note, you will need to download the OBLU app as all your activities etc are run through it, including check in! As such you’re probably best advised to download and fill in as much detail as possible before you get to Male as the wifi at the airport is very slow). In addition, no reception desk on the island, instead your host will set up a WhatsApp group with you - a really great idea that worked very well.
Our water villa with pool was fantastic, with luxurious products a fab bed and pillow menu plus lots of lovely little touches which made the stay that little bit more special and if there was anything we needed we only had to message Patrice and she would sort it out for us. Nothing was too much trouble
Our 2 week stay meant that we were able to enjoy 3 spa sessions, 3 visits to the underwater restaurant and 3 to the beachside food truck, plus 3 excursions. You also had access to all the non motorised water sports plus you were able to collect snorkelling gear for the length of your stay.
The food was absolutely fantastic with a huge choice of top quality meals. I’d say comparable to top uk restaurants. Breakfast and lunch were a combination of buffet and cooking stations with dinner being a la carte. But if you fancied something different or off menu nothing was too much trouble for the team.
Drinks were great with the team in the Swing bar getting to know your preferences very quickly. As per the food, if you wanted something off menu for example a cocktail then they would sort it out for you, there was no drama or raised eyebrows they just did everything they could to help make your stay a little bit extra special.
The swimming pool was gorgeous, an infinity one that overlooked the Indian Ocean and the sunsets. Beds were plentiful whether it was round the pool or on the beach you could always find one. At 4.30 each day they had a DJ playing and they then brought out some traditional Maldivian snacks to enjoy. My one complaint was that the DJ set seemed to be the same each day and after a couple of days that started to get a little annoying. Perhaps she could mix it up a bit?
The beaches were great although as a few other people have said you might want to take some water shoes as the last few steps into the ocean can sometime be a bit sharp! Once you were in, the water was glorious and if you took your snorkelling stuff with you the sights underwater were breathtaking.
The island itself is small intimate and immaculately kept. Staff were always looking after the grounds, whether it was the sand road the beaches or the gardens people were constantly keeping everything neat and tidy.
One of the very best things about the island was the staff. They were always smiling they were always polite and they are always hard working. Within a very short space of time they got to know you, your name, your likes and dislikes. For example even in the sweltering heat of the pool area they would see you had finished or nearly finished your drink and would be out with a top up without you even having to ask! In fact I’d say that the staff made the holiday for us. From Patrice our host through to Maya, Sara and Divya in the swing bar plus Cris, Julia, Jenny and Rachelle in the Ylang restaurant everyone of them was superb and credit to Oblu.