Love permeates the air at OBLU SELECT Lobigili


A perfect romantic getaway

In the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Lobi’ means love and ‘Gili’ means island. Lobigili is, in essence, the island of love. Boasting lush green foliage, OBLU SELECT Lobigili, a five-star adults-only resort, offers 68 contemporary beach and over-water villas – all ensuring magnificent views of the glowing turquoise blue lagoon. The Island of Love is now open to dazzle guests with vibrant tropical design, pristine beaches and blissful relaxation. Unique experiences await you on the new island of Lobigili.

COLORS OF OBLU, an Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts brand, offers dynamic destinations that bring to life the magical beauty and bountiful hospitality of the Indian Ocean. The COLORS OF OBLU portfolio includes – OBLU SELECT Lobigili, OBLU SELECT Sangeli, OBLU NATURE Helengeli and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi.

Conveniently located in Male Atoll, OBLU SELECT Lobigili is just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. With the resort-exclusive Lobi Plan TM, guests can enjoy a carefree stay. This generous plan includes gourmet delicacies, unlimited drinks, spa services, Indian Ocean excursions, a selection of non-motorized water sports, and a well-stocked minibar restocked daily.

SunNest Water Villa with Pool
SunNest Water Villa with Pool

With sun, sea and ocean views, this is the perfect place for couples to relax and soak up the endless ocean views! They’re sure to spark romance with sparkling champagne and delicious bites in a cozy setting. They can also choose to stroll to the nearby island of Ailafushi and mix it with a different world of enchanting sights, sounds and culture. It’s time to escape to the island of love in the Maldives and revel in a magnificent array of experiences.

The chefs and hostesses of OBLU SELECT Lobigili Island: Reflecting the art of Maldivian hospitality

Maldivians are very friendly and very witty and devoted. They have great respect for each other and guests. They are very warm and welcoming, and the culture of the Maldivian people reflects a mixture of tradition and modernity.

In the Maldivian culture, each island has a chief who is the chief of the island. The leader looks after the island and takes care of its resources. An Island Chief can be a Grand Chief, but not all Chiefs can be an Island Chief. As a great leader, the leader must have a strong belief in process-oriented results, possess a clear vision, be courageous, and demonstrate integrity, honesty, humility, and focus. And of course he should be a strategic planner and believe in teamwork. In addition, each island also has a women’s committee, which plays an important role in welcoming important government visitors and foreign delegates. They organize warm welcomes, culinary experiences, accommodation plans and farewell ceremonies.

Likewise, Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts have the same Island Chief or Island Hostess concept in their properties. These people are on the front lines of providing guests with tranquil, unforgettable and treasured experiences that will last a lifetime. Its motto is to provide fast, efficient and responsive service to all resort guests in order to achieve a high level of guest satisfaction. Being the first to contact guests, the island chef or hostess creates a memorable first impression and projects a favorable image of the resort at all times. The philosophy of this concept is to exceed guests’ vacation expectations and have a relaxing, enjoyable and memorable vacation, no matter who they are or where they come from.

The Island Hostess is at the heart of this amazing concept. She takes care of the guests throughout their stay from arrival to departure. She is available for the guests whenever they need her and she arranges the services for them according to their tastes. An Island Hostess has the very delicate and vital task of providing courteous, professional, efficient and flexible service in accordance with the policies and procedures of the OBLU SELECT Lobigili standards in order to maximize guest satisfaction.

Get to know the Island Leaders and Island Hostesses of OBLU SELECT Lobigili.

Chief of Nasrulla Mohamed Island

‘Everything in OBLU SELECT Lobigili is love’

Nasrulla’s growing up years in the Maldives differed from those children experience today. Then they were surrounded by a tight-knit community where everyone was like family, with strong cultural influences. He was a professional butler until 2015, rising from junior butler to executive butler. His journey with Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts began in 2015 when he joined the pre-opening team as Assistant F&B Manager at OBLU NATURE Helengeli. Since then, he has worked at OBLU SELECT Sangeli, OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, and now at this incredible island of love – OBLU SELECT Lobigili. He is always keen to share a brief history of the Maldives with his guests.

“As the chef of the island, I am here for the comfort of my guests. I see it as a simple idea: the island is my own home. Guests stay with me, so I make sure they are treated well.At the same time, it is my responsibility to take care of my team as they enable our customers to have a memorable time.

Chief of Sribanta Kumar Island

“What makes Lobigili so magical is the island itself”

After earning a degree in hotel management in 2008 and stints in hotels in Bangalore and Dubai, Sribanta’s next chapter in his career took him to the Maldives in 2014. He came to the island nation to take on a new challenge in a different environment, and it has been his home ever since. He joined OZEN Life MAADHOO in 2016 as Chief Butler and participated in the pre-opening phase of the hotel. Later in 2017, he was appointed Head of Customer Service. When OBLU SELECT Sangeli opened in 2018, he joined as Assistant Front Office Manager. In 2020, he took over as Front Office Manager in OZEN Life MAADHOO as a luxury resort. Eighteen months later, he was appointed as the island leader for OBLU SELECT Lobigili, which has continued to this day. For Sribanta, the island hostess concept and the majority of an all-female team – from hostesses, housekeeping, catering attendants, waitresses and even island security, this which is not common in the Maldives, is new and unique.

“I believe that each island has its own soul, and guests feel that connection the moment they set foot on the property. And that’s not just my point of view, but something I hear repeatedly from our guests. The combination of a beautiful pristine island with a team that breathes life into it is the essence of Atmosphere Hotel and Resorts.

Hawaa Sara, island hostess

“Work is not your job, what you do with your heart and soul is work”

Hawaa Sara is from a small island called K. Huraa near the capital, Male. For her, it was incredible to grow up on an island surrounded by nature. The sea, an invigorating force, occupied an important place in his childhood. She was inspired by her father, who worked in the hospitality industry and has run his guesthouse and restaurant since 2005. She moved to Sri Lanka for further education in 2007 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in hotel management and tourist. Back in the Maldives and after working with Pearl Sands Maldives and with an international brand, she sought other professional challenges, which led her to OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi and OBLU SELECT Lobigili, which she joined in January 2022 Here, she loves the concept of two island hostesses pampering guests throughout their stay, which she finds unique.

“As the hostess of the island, I believe that women are capable of achieving anything they set their minds to. It’s all about interest and passion! I work with a diverse team with unity and great leadership .


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