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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

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1130 Reviews
Guide Price £3,599 per person
Based on 12 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Pool Villa with Private Pool (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Boutique style in the Maldives

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa is spread across the beautiful white sand beaches of Villingili Island on the southern most tip of Addu Atoll. It offers a stylish and luxurious experience in a spacious, boutique style environment. The natural dense vegetation of the island sets it apart, with the entire 3km length covered in lush vegetation, towering banyan trees, coconut palms and three natural lagoons. Pamper yourself in the CHI spa or tantalise your taste buds in one of the great restaurants.

  • Tee off on one of the only nine hole golf courses in the Maldives
  • Relax and rejuvenate with an Asian massage in the tranquil CHI spa
  • Keep the little ones occupied at the Cool Zone kids' club
  • Indulge in luxurious accommodation all with private pools or direct access to the lagoon

Top Tips from our Experts

Taylor

Destination Manager

"Shangri-La's Villingili hosts a spectacular nine hole golf course. An island in the Maldives hosting a golf course is very rare to find. Shangri-La boasts complimentary green fees to all guests."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 132 rooms
  • Approx. 30 minutes by domestic flight to GAN Airport, followed by a 5 minute speedboat.

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection
  • Private island
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 30 minutes by domestic flight to GAN Airport, followed by a 5 minute speedboat.
  • Transfer Duration: Approx. 30 minutes by domestic flight to GAN Airport, followed by a 5 minute speedboat.
1130 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 923
  • Very Good 129
  • Average 48
  • Poor 20
  • Terrible 10

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 11, 2018

Breathtakingly beautiful

Centurion, South Africa

Spent five days in this little paradise. I booked with luxury escapes , which gave us an awesome all inclusive package deal. The island was just amazing , we stayed in the overwater villas so we could literally step into the sea from our room. The snorkeling was great. We travelled around the island with bicycles which was just fantastic. The food was amazing especially Dr Ali’s restaurant. We had the ajwani jinga which is tandoori prawns and the desserts we amazing too. The staff and people in Shangri-La were amazingly friendly , I don’t think I seen anyone that didn’t have a smile on their faces. A special thanks to Wishaan for making our stay so smooth and amazing, he gave us his cell phone number so whatever we needed we just what’s app him and he arranged it I would definitely recommend Shangri-La to anyone going to the Maldives
Dec 11, 2018

A tropical paradise worth travelling for

My husband and I stayed in both a pool villa and a water villa and thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. The rooms are large, clean and beautifully designed to allow you to escape and enjoy the amazing scenery that the Maldives have to offer in privacy. The resort has a cute village feel to it, complete with cycles to get around the island. Activities are good fun and a good number are complimentary- eg we had a tennis lesson and a cross-training session, both of which felt like PT sessions, given we were either alone or part of a very small group taking part. The Dive Centre were also great at discussing various options for us to try diving while in the Maldives. If unscheduled activities are more your thing, stepping out of your villa into the ocean is one of the best attractions here and the resort has snorkelling and kayaking gear available on a complimentary basis. We were a little nervous about lack of food options, as we are vegetarians and were constrained to the three restaurants on site. As it turned out, we had no reason to worry. The waiting staff and the chefs made a real effort to accommodate us and even cooked us a number of items which were not on the current seasonal menu. Top marks to Dr. Ali’s restaurant for delicious food, yummy cocktails and top quality service - a special mention to Venkatesh and Azmeel for making sure we were very well looked after. The only slight downside to this resort is the travel time to get here - ensure you factor in enough time for the domestic flights and check flight schedules. This wouldn’t stop us recommending the resort highly though - we’re going home feeling totally zen, despite the travel times.
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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Facilities

Diving

Addu Atoll is a true underwater haven, with excellent diving and snorkelling for all levels of ability. The snorkelling garden close to shore is ideal for snorkelers and children. For advanced divers, numerous world class diving locations await. The resort offers a selection of PADI courses such as Advanced Open Water Diver, Discovery Scuba Diving, Open Water Diver, and speciality courses.

Golf

The Villingili Golf Course

The first of it's kind in the Maldives, The Villingili Golf Course is nestled on seven and a half hectares at the southern end of Villingili Island. Spectacular views await at each of the nine holes, mostly par three. The Club House offers light snacks and refreshments, and the Pro Shop carries a range of golf wear, gear and merchandise.

Boat Excursion

Excursions

A range of tours around the Addu Atoll include historical and farming excursions, cycling tours and nature walks all led by resort guides to ensure an insight into local life by those who know it best.

CHI Spa

CHI, The Spa

CHI, the spa is located in it's own spa village within the resort, with spacious individual treatment villas, a 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.

Bike ride

Land Activities

Snooker, billiards, entertainment centre, Eco centre, jogging trails, yoga and meditation.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

A free-form infinity pool with Jacuzzi® is located in front of the lagoon.

Watersports

Watersports

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 and windsurfing.

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Room Types

Ocean View Tree House Villa

Tree Houses with Private Pool

These villas are built on stilts among the treetops ensuring privacy and panoramic views over the tropical vegetation and sparkling lagoon. The villas offer 231 square metres of space, private infinity pool, terrace, and personal villa host.

Note: we do not recommend this villa to families with children under 12 due to the open terrace.

  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Water villa

Water Villas

Built on stilts over the lagoon and connected to the island by a timber walkway, each Water villa has a terrace with incredible views of the Indian Ocean, a personal villa host, and 166 square metres of space.

Note: we do not allow this villa for families with children under 12 due to the open terrace.

  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Two Bedroom Beach Villa

Two Bedroom Beach Villas

Located in the beautiful grounds, these luxurious villas are situated adjacent to each other making them an ideal choice for families or groups. They share a large patio, sundeck, and private infinity pool, and offer a personal villa host, 224 square metres of space, and stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Beach Villa Private Pool

Beach Villas with Private Pool

Set over two separate pavilions, the luxurious Beach villas provide a private haven on a white-sand beach. Each 189 square metre Beach villa features a private terrace leading to the beach, stunning views of the Indian Ocean, private infinity pool, and personal villa host.

  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Villa Muthee

Villa Muthee With Private Pool

Muthee meaning 'pearl' is an appropriate name for these rooms. Boasting stunning seascapes and a luxurious private swimming pool. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Villa Laalu

Villa Laalu With Private Pool

With a fusion of decor from Sri Lanka and Thailand, the Laalu villa boasts two large bedrooms and a luxurious private swimming pool. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Manzaru Restaurant

Manzaru

International bottled beers and cosmopolitan cocktails are accompanied by swaying palm trees, chill out music, open, exposed rafters, a limestone carved feature wall, stone-clad columns, and contemporary lounge furniture to make this the resort's most lively bar.

Dr Ali's Restaurant

Dr Ali's

On the east coast of the resort, facing the ocean,this stylish restaurant has three eastern-style rooms representing the cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China sea, and the Arabian gulf.

Fashala Restaurant

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 neighbouring farms.

Javvu Restaurant

Javvu

Javvu is the resort's all-day-dining restaurant. It features quality cafe dining in the day and refined western cuisine in the evening, including prime steaks and seafood, with a touch of the Mediterranean. Open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.

Endheri Restaurant

Endheri

Located right on the beach, the pool bar is the perfect venue for chilling out. 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.

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

Beach

The Cool Zone

The Cool Zone is the place to find fun, games, and educational activities for children aged four to 12.

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 25% on your accommodation

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  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Not combinable with any other offers.

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