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Located just south of the equator, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is a 70-minute flight from Malé International Airport and a five-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll. Surrounded by a striking coral reef, this boutique-style all-villa resort is home to more than 17,000 coconut trees, over six kilometres of picturesque coastline and 2 kilometres of white sandy beaches.
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.
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The resort comprises 132 tranquil villas in 9 distinct styles
from private water villas and tropical tree houses to pool villas
and beachside residences. For the ultimate experience, the
Resort features two Presidential Villas. The over water Villa
Muthee and the land-based Villa Laalu. All villas feature a
myriad of luxurious amenities and expansive layouts with
spacious sundecks, patios, daybeds and lounge areas.
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.
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.
The Golf Course
Designed and managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Villingili Golf Course is nestled on 7.5 hectares and located at the southern end of Villingili Island. This nine-hole golf course is the only one of its kind in the Maldives and includes par three and par four holes, which average a length of 112 metres. Furthermore, the course is designed for the enjoyment of seasoned golfers and beginners alike.
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 quality café dining during the day and refined Western fare in the evening, Javvu will delight guests. And if you seek an exceptional Maldives dining experience, find it as you lunch aboard a luxury yacht while cruising on the equator.
Dine by Design
Discover new dining experiences in some 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 of local ingredients freshly prepared in the Chef’s Garden, our culinary team will help create a memorable experience.