by Ruby Amir
The ever-expanding Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts is adding two new resorts to the Maldives portfolio within the Colours of Oblu brand in 2022. Embodying the joy of giving as their tagline represents, the addition of OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi and OBLU SELECT Lobigili to Colours of Oblu selection is greatly anticipated in Q1 of 2022.
The Colours of Oblu Resorts offers an all-embracing experience for wanderlust travellers seeking a tropical getaway in the Indian Ocean. The brand’s philosophy centres around bringing together all walks of life, united in their quest for experiencing lush island living. The resorts are minutes away from Velana International Airport, making them an ideal choice in times of pandemic travel. They are also nearby to one another, making it viable for travellers to experience a bit of both.
OBLU SELECT Lobigili is exclusively for adults, radiating an air of romance amid trendy aesthetics that compliments the natural tropical vistas. 68 contemporary villas designed with optimum comfort in mind, give way to the beach or the water, the perfect cocoons to retrieve into or laze around. It is an ‘island of love’ as the Dhivehi name Lobigili translates to. Lobi means love and Gili is an alternative name for an island.
The Lobi Plan, unique to OBLU SELECT Lobigili, offers an all-inclusive hassle-free plan to vamp up the castaway feel of what the island evokes. The only thing left for the traveller to do in this plan is to master the art of simply being content in the sheer bliss of the island. The romance of the resort is further magnified with its underwater restaurant Only Blu where the dining experience is one in sync with the marine wonders.
OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi is a wholesome couple, friends, or family-oriented experience, in a hip atmosphere with 268 lodging options in four categories. Encircling the values of connection, the resort is perfect to form connections or strengthen existing connections in the feel-good atmosphere it resonates with. Aila translates to family and Fushi translates to island, thereby Ailafushi is the ideal haven to instil a feeling of connectivity.
The Fushi Plan amplifies having fun and relaxation amongst the tropical charm of the island. Whether it is a synergetic Zumba class or a movie at The Dome, an innovative entertainment centre, or sauntering through La Promenade, the island is an exciting escape from the humdrum of routine life.
Piloted by Jorge Amaro, the General Manager of OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, the two resorts are anticipated to add more vibrancy to the Colours of Oblu Brand with his competence in the field of hospitality.