Overview

Situated in the Addu Atoll, Shangri-La Villingili features private villas elegantly poised over the turquoise lagoon or set along the tropical beach with sublime Ocean views for the perfect hideaway retreat. Nestled in nature, you can expect to experience a truly idyllic island experience where time has no real impact and relaxation is highly welcomed.

There’s plenty to do whilst on this lush island, from adventurous activities to relaxing spa days, dining is enjoyed at your own pace, whether you’re looking for a vibrant restaurant ambience or a secluded spot around the island, the choice is yours.

Explore the wonderful natural landscapes of Villingili Island with 12 hectares of lush tropical landscape with Banyan trees, 12 thousand coconut palms, 45 species of plants, 3 natural lagoons and nature trails. Villingili is home to Mount Villingili, which is the world’s smallest mountain and ironically offers the highest natural point in the Maldives!

Holiday resort information

Room Types

Whether you’re looking to be surrounded by lush tropical jungle or open lagoon vistas, Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa has a variety of well-appointed and spacious villas with modern interiors for a truly relaxing stay in the Maldives. All rooms are equipped with 40-inch TV, Bose home theater system with DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking system, IDD telephone, Shangri-La premium toiletries, pillow menu, twice daily housekeeping, hair dryer, bathrobes, Nespresso machine, mini bar and tea pot with 5 varieties of tea.
  • Pool Villa

    The stunning Pool Villas are enveloped by the lush natural forest of this Maldives Island, with 133 sqm of living space offering elegant décor inspired by Asia and the Middle East. Each Pool Villa is complete with private infinity pool on the open-air terrace, personal island host, 24-hour in-villa dining and sublime Indian Ocean Views. The opulent bathroom is complete with oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanities.
  • Deluxe Pool Villa

    The 189 sqm Deluxe Pool Villa is a haven of tranquility, from the lush infinity pool where beautiful Ocean views can be enjoyed to the spacious garden giving you all the privacy you need. It’s not just in the lush garden where you can appreciate the Ocean views, the bedroom and bathroom both overlook the glistening lagoon. The Deluxe Pool Villas include a separate living room, personal island host, 24-hour in-room dining, open-air terrace and bathroom complete with oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanities.
  • Water Villa

    Each of the 166 sqm Water Villas offer an oasis over the tropical Indian Ocean where you can enjoy sublime Ocean views with direct access to the lagoon. Each Villa is complete with an opulent bathroom furnished with oval tub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanities. For added luxury you can make use of the personal island host and 24-hour in-room dining.
  • Ocean View Tree House Villa

    For the perfect island escape, retreat to the Ocean View Tree House Villa, nestled in the private island hideaways on stilts among the treetops, these tropical villas offer the ultimate privacy for a honeymoon or family retreat. Due to the elevation of the villa you can expect some absolutely stunning Ocean views, which can be relished from the private infinity pool on the open-air terrace. Each villa includes the service of a personal villa host, 24-hour in-villa dining and stunning bathroom with oval tub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanity. Each villa offers 231 sqm of luxurious living space.
  • One Bed Beach Villa

    The Beach Villa serves as a private sanctuary on the beach with 189 sqm of living space including a separate bedroom and living room and beautifully equipped bathroom complete with oval tub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanities. Other amenities include a personal island host and 24-hour in-room dining.
  • Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

    The Two-Bedroom Beach Villas are positioned next to each other for those looking for privacy as well as proximity. Inspired by Asia and the Middle East, the villa’s interiors are inviting and comfortable with a large patio and sun deck with infinity pool. The stunning bathroom includes an oval tub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanities. Each villa offers a personal island host and 24-hour in-villa dining.
  • Villa Muthee

    With 570 sqm of space, Villa Muthee serves as the ideal sanctuary for families and groups of friends travelling together. Inspired by the spa, Villa Muthee features a luxurious bathroom complete with walk-in wardrobe, dressing area, spa pavilion, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanity counters. Enjoy stunning lagoon views from the open-air terrace with private infinity pool and Ocean pavilion.
  • Villa Laalu

    Villa Laalu boasts of 957 sqm of living space with two spacious bedrooms and an open-air terrace with private infinity pool. The beautifully designed master bathroom is complete with luxurious tub for two, cascading water feature, spa pavilion and his and hers vanities. This villa can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.

Facilities

The Maldives conjures up thoughts of tranquility and relaxation and both of these elements come together at the Chi Spa. Set in its own village within the resort, Chi Spa specializes in Asian massages, Indian Ayuredic treatments and wellbeing programmes. Enjoy treatments such as reflexology, jet lag rescue massage, facials, deep tissue massages, detox, after sun wraps, salt scrubs, body polish and hair treatments. Group or private yoga, meditation and art of breathing classes are also available.

If you’re an avid diver or just a beginner, you can enjoy the extraordinary sights of the Indian Ocean from Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa with PADI courses such as advanced open water diver, discovery scuba diving and specialty courses.

Other water activities include glass bottom boat rides, catamaran sailing, fishing and deep sea fishing, fun tubes and banana rides, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boards, parasailing, private boat charter, seabobing, small dhoni sailing, surfing, water and mono skiing, wake and knee boarding, wind surfing and jet skis.

Water excursions from the island include dolphin cruises, night fishing, big game fishing, and snorkeling and sunset sailing on the resort’s luxury yacht.

Bask in the tropical sunshine while enjoying some leisurely land sports at Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa with two International Tennis Federation-grade tennis courts including the Jim Courier Tennis Court. Around the resort you will find 3 jogging trails, an entertainment centre with board games, eco centre and the 7.5 hectares Golf Course, which is one of a kind in the Maldives with three-par and four-par holes across the 112 metres long course!

Bicycle tours are also available on the island.

Nestled in the Village, the cool zone is a hub for kids between the ages of four and twelve, open from 10am until 7pm, kids can enjoy hours of fun whether is be on a tropical safari, crab hunting, underwater adventures, jungle discoveries, nature arts and crafts or island fitness activities.

Shangri-La Villingili is a resort experience in the Maldives, offering a weekly schedule of fun activities for everyone to get involved, whether it be morning yoga, afternoon aerobics or off shore excursions.

Other facilities at Shangri-La Villingili include private jet services, babysitting and childcare, wedding pavilion, 24-hour villa host service, house doctor on call, laundry and valet service and photographer.

Restaurants

Dine around 3 restaurants and drink in up to 3 bars at Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa. Dining isn’t just confided to the resort’s 3 restaurants, dining by design is a wonderful way to spend an intimate dinner for two or as a family in secluded parts of the island such as in the spa or nestled in the jungle, on the white sandy beach during sunset or breakfast on a luxurious yacht, the choice is yours!
  • Dr. Ali’s

    Facing the ocean, Dr. Ali’s is a sophisticated restaurant, named after the beloved Maldivian Doctor who travelled around the Middle East and East Asia where he collected exotic ingredients, herbs and spices along the way. Enjoy a vibrant menu of dishes that are inspired by his journey including Vietnamese favourites, Indian Ocean flavours and Cantonese cuisine.
  • Fashala

    Fashala is located on the northern tip of the island, right near the shore where the Ocean laps up the bluff. You can expect Mediterranean favourites and freshly caught fish on the menu.
  • Javvu

    Enjoy tranquil Ocean views as you tuck into International buffet breakfast, casual gourmet lunches and themed dinner services at Javvu.

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