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As you stroll along the resort’s edge, the vast Indian Ocean stirs a sense of awe deep within you. Like a pearl in its oyster, you’re embraced by the soothing ambience of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives.
Located just south of the equator, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, is a 70-minute flight from Male International Airport and a five-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll.
Relaxing in your villa on a brilliant tropical afternoon, you enjoy the stunning view where the azure waters meet sapphire-coloured skies. Built on stilts in the resort's lagoon, the private haven is connected to the island by a timber walkway over waters teeming with marine life.
As night falls, you anticipate a sumptuous themed dinner, a dining experience served in one of the resort’s most secret locations. Be it a torch lit dinner under the banyan trees of the resort’s jungle, a spa dinner in the privacy of a meditation pavilion overlooking the ocean, a romantic in-villa evening or a dinner using local ingredients freshly prepared in the Chef’s Garden, you will be surprised with a memorable experience.
Tomorrow, perhaps you'll seek adventure with an expedition to the equator on a two-mast luxury yacht. For now, you long for the endless horizon views at the Villingili Golf Course and the magic of CHI, The Spa.
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.
Serving up the ocean’s best
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.
All-time favourites at its best
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.
Adventure awaits the palate
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.
Spectacular sunsets and nightlife under the stars
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.
A serene escape
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.
Unwind at nature’s threshold
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.
A fun-filled vacation
for the young ones
Located in the Village, The Cool Zone for children is the place to find toys, educational activities and lots of land and beach-based activities to ensure a fun-filled vacation for the children.
We welcome our younger guests aged between four and twelve from 9am until 7pm for plenty of fun and games.
Young Pirates of Villingili
Join us in exploring the islands for hidden treasures, with your own cutlass, wearing your own crossbones shirt, to match your crossbones face paint. Learn our 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.
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, parrotfish 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.
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Dive into a whole new world
Diving & Snorkelling
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 snorkelers 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
The resort has its own Hyperbaric chamber along with a German Hyperbaric doctor and Hyperbaric-trained attendants.
Water Sports Activities
The following water sports activities are available at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives.
Fishing, including deep-sea fishing and traditional Maldivian night fishing
Fun tubes and banana rides
Private Boat Charter
Small Dhoni Sailing
Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board
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 our 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. Our 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 our experienced crew members.
The snorkeling area between the Whispering Palms water villas provides a shallow, accessible place ideal for less experienced swimmers and children, before taking the snorkeling channel leading out to the resort's house reef on the northern end of Villingili Island. Resident marine life along the way include branching corals, sea anemones, Maldives anemone fish and much more.
Work a sweat with five-star facilities
Two International Tennis Federation grade tennis courts are available. Beginners can choose to take a lesson with our 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 kilometers 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.
Sun, sand & sea
The Health Club comprises top-of-the-line gym equipment as well as separate steam rooms and saunas.
The Health Club team offers a selection of healthy activities including fit-ball class, beach frisbee and local island bicycle tour, to mention only a few. A personal trainer is on hand for tailor-made programmes.
Beach & Pool
Villingili Island boasts over six kilometres of picturesque coastline and nearly two kilometres of beautiful white, sandy beach on which to commune with nature. The lagoon offers a sensational palette of natural turquoise hues.
On the resort’s premises, there is also Endheri Pool, a free-form infinity pool with Jacuzzi, ideally located in front of the lagoon.
Explore lush foliage & natural lagoons
The natural, dense vegetation of Villingili sets it apart from many other Maldives resort islands. The three-kilometre-long island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut palms, 45 species of plants, 3 natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.
Located at tee number eight of the golf course, Mount Villingili has been officially certified as the highest point in the Maldives. The world’ smallest mountain stands at a modest 5.1 metres and can be explored during a casual golf game or as part of a guided tour.
In line with our commitment to biodiversity conservation, the group launched Sanctuary, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.
At Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, we 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 the Eco Centre.
for the body & soul
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.
Celebrate life’s events
in style & elegance
Add sparkle to any wedding by splashing out on the perfect celebration. With an abundance of choice locations, guests can choose ocean or forest vistas in brilliant sunshine, or celebrate beneath a canopy of stars.
For this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa offers the once-in-a-lifetime location. Wedding pavilions face the breaking waves of the Indian Ocean, and themed weddings including Indian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.