The OBLU SELECT Lobigili, the ‘COLORS of OBLU’ brand under Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts has won the “Best New Hotel” award at the 2023 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards.
The property received the “rookie of the year” status, ranking first place in the world in this year’s Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Hotel awards.
The luxury tourist resort, conveniently situated just a 15-minute speedboat ride away from Velana International Airport (VIA), is renowned as a tranquil haven for couples and honeymooners seeking an extraordinary getaway. Reflecting its essence, the property's name is derived from two Dhivehi words; "LOBI," which signifies love, and "GILI," meaning island, translating to "Island of Love."
To select the winners, TripAdvisor analyzed 12 months of review data from January 1 to December 31, 2022 from actual travelers covering over 1.5 million hotels.
The luxury tourist property debuted in March 2022, and features 68 beach and overwater villas.
To ensure guests have an unforgettable experience at the retreat, Atmosphere Hotels has introduced a diverse range of exciting activities and dining options at the hotel. The property features a restaurant that caters to a variety of international cuisines and a takeaway hub for fast-food requirements.
The resort’s underwater restaurant "Only Blu" is the largest underwater dining venue currently in the Maldives.