The COLOURS OF OBLU SELECT Lobigili, which will open its doors on March 24, has already been dubbed the island of love. And it’s not just a beautiful metaphor: in the local Dhivehi language, “lobi” means love and “gili” means island.

The resort is located on the picturesque Male’ atoll, where guests will be taken from the international airport Velana in just 15 minutes by speedy comfortable yacht. You can choose a villa either on the beach or on the water (there are 68 villas in total), where you can enjoy not only the company of each other, but also the magnificent views of the lagoon and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. And with the resort’s exclusive Lobi Plan™, guests are literally spared the worry of the day. The program includes lunches and dinners with gourmet international cuisine, unlimited drinks, spa services, excursions, sports and other pleasures.

As for gastronomic delights, the hotel has prepared exclusive lunches or dinners. One of the places of attraction will obviously be the Ylang-Ylang restaurant, offering world cuisine, especially its book corner, where you can always relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Gaadiya 17 Food Truck grills up some great game meat for takeaway, an excuse to picnic under the stars on the beach. And one of Maldives’ largest underwater restaurants, the exotic ONLY BLU, is worth a visit not only for the food, but also for the fascinating ocean life behind the panoramic windows.

Evenings at the resort promise to be lively, with the Swing beach bar serving up spicy cocktails and wild DJ sets. During the day, you can enjoy fitness or yoga classes, kayaking or snorkeling, a boat trip to nearby Aylafushi Island or a romantic ocean cruise around Lobigili Island.

Spa treatments are a must in the Maldives. ELE | NA The Spa’s menu includes such tempting offerings as Lobi Dhooni (includes a coconut shell massage or Maldivian sand massage), Hithun Hithath (treatment using organically treated bamboo stems), Dhekanbalun (detoxifying treatment for two, which detoxifies using stone therapy).

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