Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives
Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives is located south of the equator, on the southern most tip of Addu Atoll. It’s a 70 minute domestic flight from Malé International Airport and a 5 minute boat ride from Gan Airport. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa offers you a stylish and luxurious experience in a spacious, and boutique style environment. Relax in your villa on a brilliant tropical afternoon, as you enjoy the stunning view of the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Set within lush tropical vegetation or over water, Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives 132 luxury villas offer wonderful accommodation. There are 7 distinctly styled villas all equipped with modern conveniences From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses, villas at Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives offers luxurious accommodation with sensational sea views. These luxury homes exude a sense of serenity, with touches of Middle Eastern and Indian elements in the décor. Pool Villas have 1 bedroom and are surrounded by a lush forest and feature an infinity pool and terrace. In a Deluxe Pool Villa you have your own spacious garden and intimate coral beach front, which offers unbeatable seclusion and second to none privacy. Beach Villas also have 1 bedroom and infinity pool They provide a private haven on a white sandy beach, and are set over 2 separate pavilions. 2 bedroom beach villas are located next to one another, making them ideal for families. They are set in beautiful grounds and share a large patio and sun-deck, complete with infinity pool. Maximum occupancy for these is 6 people.
Water Villas are built on stilts in the resort’s lagoon and are open and airy. Access to these villa is via a walkway over the water teeming with marine life. Ocean view villas are perched on stilts 3 meters above the ground, these offer you a stunning view of the ocean. With an infinity pool and sun-deck. For something a little different try a Tree House Villa. These are secluded, private island hideaways, perched on stilts among the treetops. These luxury accommodations provide you with a truly memorable stay at Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives. (Not recommended for families with children under 12, due to the open nature of the terrace). Villa Muthee nestles in its own luxurious environment and promises a truly sensational experience. This one of a kind villa, with a walk-in wardrobe and dressing area and it’s own Spa Pavillion. Villa Muthee is for those searching for a sanctuary from the fast paced world of today. Villa Laalu is the jewel in Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives crown, with 2 large, high ceiling bedrooms and a timber decked balcony. In the master bathroom these is a luxurious tub for 2 raised of the floor, an adjacent cascading water feature and it’s own Spa Pavillion. Maximum occupancy is 6 people. All villas have their own Villa host to look after you.
With 3 bars and 3 restaurants available, discover new dining experiences in some of the resort’s most secret locations. Whether enjoying a torch lit dinner under the banyan trees of the Maldivian jungle, a spa dinner in the privacy of a meditation pavilion overlooking the ocean or a romantic in-villa evening, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa can create unique experiences for everyone. Javvu is the main restaurant, featuring quality café dining in the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening. Dishes include steaks and seafood, with a touch of the Mediterranean. Dr. Ali’s has 3 distinctive, Eastern style living rooms, representing the different cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf. Signature dishes from our experienced chefs, are crafted with meticulous attention to every detail, for your enjoyment. Fashala’s Restaurant with its spectacular views across the ocean sets the mood for a romantic evening. Serving fine dining cuisine featuring local produce from the surrounding waters and neighbouring farms. Endheri is a stylish pool bar that offers relaxation and comfort. Located right on the beach, its 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. The Manzaru Bar is the place for romantic sunsets and relaxed chill out music. International bottled beers and a fabulous choice of cocktails make this the resort’s most lively bar. M-Lounge’s is classic, simple and contemporary. As the evening evolves it turns in to a live DJ spot. The resident DJ brings exquisite musical tunes and engaging beats, dance on the sand and under the stars until late.
The natural, dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from other Maldives resorts. Nature trails, guided walks and bike tours are available for you. The Health Club comprises a fully equipped gym and separate steam rooms and saunas. There is the Endheri Pool, an infinity pool with Jacuzzi, located in front of the lagoon. Go snorkeling or diving on the house reef. There is a PADI dive centre on the island. The creation of a snorkeling garden near to the shoreline is an ideal site for snorkelers and children. For advanced divers there are numerous world class dive sites waiting to be explored. Play tennis or even golf, Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives has a 9 hole, par 3 golf course. Tee number 8 of the golf course, has been officially certified as the highest point in the Maldives.
Water sports activities include catamaran sailing, tubing, banana boats, paddle-boards, kayaking, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, parasailing, water-skiing and fishing, including deep-sea and traditional Maldivian night fishing. Take a sunset cruise on a luxury yacht, join the local naturalist for a walk and learn about island’s flora and fauna or take a 2 hour guided snorkel tour and experience 2 of Addu Atoll’s best snorkeling sites. The resort can also cater for expert surfers, there are left or right reef breaks and ideal weather is required to surf these. It will take you approx. 10 minutes to get to the surf spot by speedboat.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives offers a range of treatments, innovative therapies and healthy lifestyle programmes, there is a full range of spa products and beauty and body treatments based on the ancient Chinese and Himalayan healing traditions. This secluded sanctuary is located in its own spa village within the resort, with spacious individual treatment villas.
At Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives, they have the 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 their Eco Centre. Go to the Marine Turtle Talk, to find out about the fascinating lives of these turtles, turtle research and conservation. This is a perfect introduction to the Turtle Quest Snorkelling activity.
Located in the Village, Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives has the Cool Zone for children. It’s the place to find toys, educational activities and lots of land and beach based activities to ensure a fun filled holiday for them. The Cool Zone is for kids aged 4 to 12 and is open from 9am until 7pm . Activities include a jungle discovery, hunting for pirate treasure, crab hunting and racing, arts and crafts and keeping fit playing tennis, swimming, running, yoga and other exciting activities. They won’t want to come home.