Accomodation

  • Pool Villa

    Surrounded by spectacular ocean views and a smell of Maldivian nights; Pool Villas is enclosed by a lush forestry and offer majestic views of the gentle rolling ocean. This luxurious villas feature their own private pool where you can spend a quiet evening, a terrace where you can unwind and enjoy a glass of wine, and an open-air shower to feel the warm breeze of the Indian Ocean. Indulge yourself to comfort and elegant ambiance; where contemporary designs will take you from Asian, to Middle Eastern and Indian highlights.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 133 sqm
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theatre system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Deluxe Pool Villa

    Tucked away in secluded shores of the island, hear the quietness of your surroundings, stroll around the spacious garden and be mesmerize to the intimate coral beach front; Deluxe Pool Villa offers it all. Deluxe Pool Villa will take you to a different level of serenity, from its rich vegetation; you can also enjoy a stunning view of the panoramic ocean, from your private infinity pool and wooden sun deck. Indulge to the comfort and elegance of your bedroom, where you can enjoy your sea view.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 189 sqm
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theatre system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Water Villa

    Relax and savor to the tropical afternoon, relish to the subtle breeze as you contemplate upon the distant horizon, and be captivated to the beauty of azure waters meet a sapphire colored sky. Water Villas are built on stilts in the resort’s lagoon. Each water villa offers a private haven; where you have a direct access to turquoise water that teems with marine life.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 166 sqm
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theatre system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Ocean View Villa

    Witness an extraordinary view of the ocean from your luxurious Ocean View Villa; gorgeously perched on stilts few meters from the ground, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the crystal turquoise water. Wind down and spend a quiet evening as you swim to the edge of your private infinity pool. End your evening gazing to the bright night sky from your sun beds.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 218 sqm
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theatre system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Beach Villa

    Experience a one of kind haven; where you can indulge to premiere service and stunning views. Each Beach Villa features a private terrace leading to the beach; where you will experience utmost privacy. The surreal setting and ambiance will take you to higher bliss experience; from its thatched roof entry gate to landscaped courtyard, leading to the rustic timber door of the villa’s entrance, and walk through a private terrace leading to the beach.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 189 sqm
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theatre system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

    Set in beautiful grounds; Two Bedroom Beach Villa, exudes luxury and classy interior designs. From its tastefully decorated spacious bedroom, the villas are also located adjacent to on another, ideal for families or traveling companions wanting both privacy and closeness. Two-Bedroom Beach Villa echoes cultures from its traditional touched to contemporary Middle Eastern and Asia-themed furnishings and décor; creates a light and carefree feel. Relax in elegance and enjoy your spacious comfort.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 224 sqm
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theatre system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Tree House Villa

    Inhale the sweet scent of the atmosphere, enjoy the gorgeous panoramic lagoon views, and indulge to your private hideaway. The Tree House Villa is perfectly perched on stilts among the treetops, secluded where you can enjoy a living canvas of glittering surf and relaxed lagoons. This villa takes you to a different feeling of elation; from its rustic and contemporary designs, retreat to your gorgeous sun bed by the pool and dream away to the scenic beauty of the Maldivian day sky.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 231 sqm
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theater system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Villa Muthee

    The ‘pearl’ of Shangri-La’s Villingili; derived from the word muthee, a local language. Villa Muthee emits timeless beauty like a true gem; from its captivating scenery of the endless crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, to a comfy bedroom and spacious haven, luxurious atmosphere, and unique decors finely chosen to complement the seascape surround. Experience a sensational holiday and pamper yourself to the stunning vistas and everything necessary for a perfect getaway.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 570 sqm
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theater system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Personal villa host
    • * Indoor and open air showers
    • * Oval bathtub
    • * A spa pavilion
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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  • Villa Laalu

    Mesmerize to the beauty of Villa Laalu; renowned as jewel in the crown at Villingili. Engross to the beauty of this villa with its spacious bedroom, stylish and thoughtfully designed interior. The high-ceilinged bedrooms will give you the airy atmosphere; complementing it with selected artworks, that are on display throughout this exquisite villa. Be fascinated to the high end Asian artifacts, sculptures and urns from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

    Room description:

    • * Villa size 957 sqm
    • * Private infinity pool
    • * LCD Television
    • * Home theatre system with DVD player
    • * Complimentary Wi-Fi/Broadband internet access
    • * iPod docking stations
    • * Nespresso machine
    • * Mini-bar
    • * Teapot with 5 varieties of tea
    • * Personal villa host
    • * A spa pavilion
    • * International Direct Dial Telephone
    • * Personal safe

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Bars and Restaurants

  • Dr. Ali’s

    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

    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 neighboring farms.

  • Javvu

    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.

  • Endheri

    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

    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 resorts liveliest bar.

Facilities and activities

  • SPA

    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.
  • ACTIVITES & EXCURSIONS

    The natural, dense vegetation of Villingili sets it apart from many other Maldives resort islands. The three-kilometer-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 Center. Find inner calm practicing 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. Explore by bicycle the five neighboring 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. Three jogging trails running a total of four kilometers are available on Villingili. 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
    * Specialty courses * 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 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. 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. Learn how to craft a shell necklace and sand castle frame using real leaves & coconuts. Explore nature and express yourself through its creations. 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. 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. The island of Gan was once cryptically referred to as “Port T,” a strategic British naval base during the second world war. After the war, control of the island was handed to the Royal Air Force, until the British left Addu in 1976. The Historical Tour is an afternoon ramble among the remnants of the British occupation of Addu. 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.
  • KIDS CLUB

    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.
  • CENTER

    The entertainment center 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.
  • OTHERS

    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 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. 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. Nestled on seven and a half hectares of land at the southern end of Villingili Island, where spectacular sights await you. Designed as a fun, recreational golf course for aficionados and beginners alike, it was developed while keeping the island’s natural beauty untouched. A diversity of palms and exotic flora highlight views of the ocean and turquoise lagoon. Players and guests will delight in exploring a scenic walking path and secluded, intimate beach coves on the bordering shores.