Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives – the brightest gem in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean! The haven for those seeking their own Shangri-La. Nestled in the sheltered waters of the southernmost atoll in the archipelago of the Republic of Maldives this resort offers unmatched luxury and comfort.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa sits on Villingili Island in the Maldives' Addu Atoll. The resort is reached via a 70-minute flight from Malé and an eight-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll.
From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses, villas at Villingili Resort & Spa offer luxurious accommodations with sensational sea views.
Seven distinctly styled villas are each equipped with modern conveniences and luxurious amenities. These Maldivian luxury homes exude a sense of serenity, with touches of Middle Eastern and Indian elements in the décor.
Villa Type of Shangri-Las Villingili Resort & Spa
Deluxe Pool Villa with Private Pool
- 2 persons
Ocean View Villa with Private Pool
- 2 persons
Tree House Villa with Private Pool
- 2 persons
Beach Villa with Private Pool
- 2 persons
Twin Beach Villa with Private Pool
- 2 persons
Villa Muthee with Private Pool
- 2 persons
Villa Laalu with Private Pool
- 2 persons
Manzaru is the ideal place for people-watching and relaxing to music. Swaying palm trees casting their shadows on the stone-clad columns and the contemporary lounge furniture add to the ambience. International bottled beers and a fabulous collection of cosmopolitan cocktails complete the experience to make this the resort’s most lively bar.
Very much the heart of the resort, Endheri is a stylish spot that offers guests relaxation and comfort. Located right on the beach, the pool bar is the perfect venue for chilling out completely.
This is the main entertainment area of the resort, with acoustic and semi-acoustic sets progressing to more upbeat electronic and dance music as the evening goes on.
Javvu is the resort’s all-day-dining restaurant. It features quality café dining in the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening, including prime steaks and seafood, with a touch of the Mediterranea
Fashala’s spectacular views of the ocean sets the perfect mood for a romantic gourmet evening. The restaurant serves fine dining cuisine featuring local produce from the surrounding waters and neighbouring farms.
The exceptional Dr. Ali's has three distinctive, Eastern-style living rooms representing the different cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf.
The natural, dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from many other Maldives resorts. The island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut trees, 45 species of plants, three natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.
Furthermore, there is also excellent snorkelling around the island for enjoyment of abundant underwater beauty and encounters with colourful aquatic residents.
In line with Shangri-La's commitment to biodiversity conservation, the group launched Sanctuary, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives, has a Reef Care project which aims to foster interest and awareness of marine life and the threats facing it globally, as well as involve guests in activities linked to marine life protection at the resort through activities offered at the Eco Centre.
The first of its kind in the Maldives, The Villingili Golf Course is nestled on seven and a half hectares at the southern end of Villingili Island. Spectacular sights await at each of the nine holes, mostly Par 3 and averaging of 123.4 yards in length.
Designed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as a fun, recreational golf course for aficionados and beginners alike, it was developed while keeping the island's natural beauty in mind. A diversity of palms and exotic flora highlight the views of the ocean and the turquoise lagoon along a scenic walking path. Guests will delight in exploring secluded, intimate beach coves on the bordering shores.
A Club House offers light snacks and refreshments, and a Pro Shop that carries an assortment of golf apparel, gear and merchandise.
From deep-sea fishing to a luxury sunset cruise, there are many possibilities to explore the surrounding waters of Villingili Island.
Sunset Sailing on the resort’s luxury yacht "Horizon"
Come along and watch the sunset while sailing on a 21 meter-long luxury yacht. Enjoy a glass of Champagne while sailing beautiful Maldivian waters.
Hop on a boat and explore the surrounding waters on the lookout for the many spinner dolphins living in the area.
Venture out for a traditional hand line night fishing trip. Expert chefs will be happy to cook any fish you catch.
Big Game Fishing
Have you ever wanted to fish at the break of dawn? Hop on a well-equipped private boat and be ready to fight barracudas, sailfish and tunas, among others, with the help of experienced crew members.
The house reef is accessible by a snorkelling channel leading out into the reef on the northern end of Villingili Island. Witness resident marine life along the way, with branching corals, sea anemones, Maldives anemone fish and many more.
Young Pirates of Villingili
Join in exploring the islands for hidden treasures, wearing your own crossbones shirt, to match your crossbones face paint. Learn some pirate vocabulary, words of fun and adventure. Embark on a voyage with the young pirates of Villingili.
Discover the wonderful jungle of Villingili and meet with the amazing creatures living there, such as the flying fox and geckos. Explore the different facets of nature and embark on a journey of discovery.
Learn culinary secrets from the hands of the master. Wear your own Chef uniform and learn how to cook tasty, mouth-watering dishes.
Crab Hunting & Racing
Try to catch Hermit crabs or Ghost crabs and join the fun. Be the cheerleader of your very own crab and be part of the new racing game.
Learn about the beauty of the sea and meet your underwater friends. Learn funny and amazing information about green turtles, black tip sharks, starfish, dolphin, corals, parrot fish and a whole lot more.
Nature Arts & Crafts
Learn how to craft a shell necklace and sand castle frame using real leaves & coconuts. Explore nature and express yourself through its creations.
Get fit and play at the same time with swimming, tennis, running, yoga and other exciting activities.
Young Adventurers Mailing List
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The following water sports activities are available at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives.
• Catamaran sailing
• Fishing, including deep-sea fishing and traditional Maldivian night fishing
• Fun tubes and banana rides
• Kite Surfing
• Paddle boards
• Private Boat Charter
• Small Dhoni Sailing
• Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board
• Wind surfing
Addu Atoll is a veritable haven for divers and anyone curious about the underwater world.
For resort guests there is excellent diving and snorkelling available for all levels of ability. The creation of a snorkelling garden close to the resort’s shoreline is an ideal site for snorkellers and children. For advanced divers, numerous world class diving locations teeming with marine life await exploration.
Scuba diving for both experienced divers and beginners are offered at the resort, including a selection of PADI courses such as:
• Advanced Open Water Diver
• Discovery Scuba Diving
• Open Water Diver
• Speciality courses
Two International Tennis Federation grade tennis courts are available. Beginners can choose to take a lesson with the tennis pro who is also a perfect partner for experienced players.
The entertainment centre offers snooker and billiards, and a selection of books and magazines. A resident artist features contemporary Asian paintings in the Q Gallery. A bar and mini mart serve snacks and drinks and offers basic personal necessities.
Shangri-La Eco Centre is a place to discover, entertain and educate, in an interactive and lively atmosphere. Guests will gain an in-depth understanding of the conservation works around Villingili island and learn how they can get involved and support the resort's efforts.
Three joggings trails running a total of four kilometres are available on Villingili.
Guided Bicycle Tours in Addu
Explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road that is the longest in Maldives. Set out with a picnic and discover the fascinating lifestyle and culture of untouched Maldivian villages or stop at a coffee shop to chat with the locals over a meal.
Yoga and Meditation
Find inner calm practising yoga or meditation overlooking the ocean. Individual and group classes for all levels as well as holistic workshops to experience a balanced approach to life and longevity are offered.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being.
This secluded sanctuary is located in its own spa village within the resort, with spacious individual treatment villas offering "spa-within-a-spa" environments. There is also a unique yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean, and individual treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms.
The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments, alongside locally inspired treatments and specific well-being programmes.
Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.