Located south of the equator on Villingili Island, on the southern-most tip of Addu Atoll, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa offers guests a stylish and luxurious experience in a spacious, and boutique-style environment. The natural dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from many other Maldives resorts. The three-kilometre-long island features 12 hectares of lush vegetation, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut trees, 45 species of plants, three natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.
Distance from Airport (INIA):
Transfer type: 70 minutes from airport by Domestic Flight
Number of rooms:132 Rooms
Pool Villas are surrounded by a lush forest and offer views of the gentle rolling ocean. The luxury resort's Pool Villas feature their own private pool, terrace and open-air shower. The elegant décor is contemporary Asian, with Middle Eastern and Indian highlights. Guests can enjoy the soothing sound of the waves from the comfort of their bed, catch up on their reading or relax on a day bed on the patio or terrace.
Nestled in rich vegetation, Deluxe Pool Villa guests can enjoy the stunning views of the gentle rolling ocean from their own infinity pool and wooden sun deck. Located in hush tranquillity and tucked behind the secluded shores of Villingili Island, all Deluxe Pool Villas have their own spacious garden and intimate coral beach front, offering unbeatable seclusion and second-to-none privacy.
As you laze in your Water Villa on a brilliant tropical afternoon, enjoy the subtle breeze as you reflect upon the distant horizon, where the azure waters meet a sapphire-coloured sky. Water Villas are built on stilts in the resort's lagoon. Connected to the island by a timber walkway, each Water Villa has an open and airy atmosphere. Access to this private haven is via a walkway over turquoise water that teems with marine life.
Perched on stilts three meters above the ground, Ocean View Villas offer guests stunning views of the ocean. Guests can swim-up to the edge of their infinity pool and unwind or choose to recline on their sun beds. Rocked by the natural sound of the ocean, guests can also enjoy al fresco dining on the villa’s wooden sun deck.
These Luxurious Beach Villas provide a private haven on a white-sand beach, and are set over two separate pavilions. Entry is via a thatched-roof entry gate to a landscaped courtyard leading to the rustic timber door of the villa's entrance. Every Beach Villa features a private terrace leading to the beach.
Luxurious and tastefully decorated, two-bedroom villas are located adjacent to one another, making them ideal for families or travelling companions wanting both privacy and proximity. Traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian-themed furnishings and décor create a light and airy feel, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors. The villas are set in beautiful grounds and share a large patio and sun deck, complete with an infinity pool.
With marvellous views of the ocean, Tree House Villas are secluded, private island hideaways. Perched on stilts among the treetops, these luxury accommodations provide guests with a memorable stay in a tropical tree house. At this elevation, privacy is assured as the beautiful, panoramic views unfold like a living canvas of sparkling surf and languid lagoons.
Like a pearl in its own oyster, Villa Muthee nestles in its own luxurious environment. From the choicest of décor to the stunning seascapes that surround it, Villa Muthee promises a truly sensational experience. The only one of its kind at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Villa Muthee is appropriately named. Muthee, which means 'pearl' in the local Dhivehi language, is a villa for those craving sanctuary from the fast-paced world in an ambience that offers stunning vistas and absolutely everything necessary for a perfect getaway.
Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort's crown, with two large, high-ceilinged bedrooms. Carefully selected artworks are on display throughout this exquisite villa, together with high-end Asian artefacts, sculptures and urns from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Round-the-clock, in-villa dining can be enjoyed in the living room with timber-decked verandas, or in air-conditioned or al fresco dining pavilions.
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.
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.
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 Mediterranean.
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.
Manzaru is the ideal place for sunset moments and relaxation with chill-out music. Open, exposed rafters and a limestone carved feature wall with intricate motifs particular to the region give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. 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.
M-Lounge’s design is classic, simplistic and contemporary. Shades of white and cream dominate the venue, reflecting the white sandy beaches of Shangri-la’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives. The décor perfectly matches the lush green of the island and the mesmerising turquoise of the lagoon. M-Lounge evolves into one of the few upscale live DJ spots in the Maldives. The resident DJ brings exquisite musical tunes and engaging beats to accompany dances on the sand and under the stars.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, enjoys ample space and provides many possibilities for a healthy start to the day. The natural, dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from other Maldives resorts. Nature trails, guided walks and bike tours are some of the activities guests can sign up for. The resort offers a variety of on-land activities such as a 9-hole recreational golf course, fully equipped gym and Health Club, an Eco Centre, and two tennis courts. Wastersports include catamaran sailing, fishing, including deep-sea fishing and traditional Maldivian night fishing, fun tubes and banana rides, kayaking kite surfing, paddle boards, parasailing private boat charter, seabob and surfing. And from deep-sea fishing to a dolphin cruise or a luxury sunset cruise, there are many possibilities to explore the surrounding waters of Villingili Island.
CHI, THE SPA
5 COUPLES TREATMENT VILLA
DAILY, 09:00 - 20:00
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. In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch’i or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, "dis-ease" and illness follow. Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages. 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.