Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa

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When it comes to pure, unadulterated pleasure, this Addu Atoll haven in the south equator is in a world (and class) of its own. It was recently included in Condé Nast Johansens’ eight most indulgent spa treatment resorts on earth and the CHI Spa balance treatment using naturally sourced products encourages the body to re-energise and tired, stressed muscles to unwind. Known for world-class dining and celebrated here are three styles of eastern cuisine from the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Arabian Gulf. Guests can indulge in a custom-made ‘Dine by Design’ experience at the outdoor location of their choice - be it an exquisite lunch on a luxury yacht or a romantic dinner in the jungle. Self contained and generously spaced villas are perched on stilts, over water, on the 6km beachfront or amongst the lush gardens. With private infinity pools overlooking sapphire seas, this is tropical refinement at its finest. Play a round at the only 9-hole golf course in the Maldives. Even the clocks on Villingili have been moved one hour ahead for extra daylight to maximise your experience.

  • 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 stunning views of the gentle rolling ocean from their own infinity pool and wooden sundeck. The bedroom and bathroom look out to the sea, while the spacious patio features outdoor furniture designed for dining under the stars on a balmy evening and a separate living room.

    Situated in a tranquil setting and tucked behind the secluded shores of Villingili Island, all Deluxe Pool Villas have their own spacious garden and intimate coral beachfront, 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.

    Note: We do not recommend this villa to families with children under 12 years due to the open nature of its terrace.

  • Featuring exquisite views of the ocean, Ocean View Tree House Villas are secluded, private island hideaways. Perched on stilts among the treetops, these tropical luxury tree houses provide guests with unforgettable memories.

    At this elevation, privacy is assured as the beautiful, panoramic views unfold like a living canvas of sparkling surf and languid lagoons.

    Note: We do not recommend this villa to families with children under 12 years due to the open nature of its terrace.

  • 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.

  • ion between indoors and outdoors. The villas are set in beautiful grounds and share a large patio and sun deck, comLuxurious 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 distinctplete with an infinity pool.

  • 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 following water sports activities are available at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives. Glass bottom boat 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 Small Dhoni Sailing Surfing Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board Wind surfing Jet Ski

  • 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. Dolphin Cruise Hop on a boat and explore the surrounding waters on the lookout for the many spinner dolphins living in the area.

  • 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, bicycle tours of the island and much more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The resort’s restaurants serve up a wide array of delectable dishes and fine beverages. Dr. Ali’s leads the restaurant selection with three distinctive living rooms that focus on fine cuisine from the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf. For al fresco dining during the day and refined Western fare in the evening, visit Javvu. With the beautiful ocean as a backdrop, the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine of Fashala offers fine seafood and prime steaks.

  • Discover new dining experiences in some of the resort’s most secret locations. Whether you opt for 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 lunch of local ingredients fresh from the chef’s garden, our culinary team will help you create memories that last a lifetime. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa has four exceptional bars and lounges that offer settings for chilling out or being invigorated.

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