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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

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1195 Reviews
Guide Price £2,489 per person
Based on June 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Ocean 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.
1195 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 971
  • Very Good 136
  • Average 51
  • Poor 25
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Apr 18, 2019

Shangri-la Magic at its best!!!!

Toronto, Canada

There are so many choices in Maldives. I picked Shangri-la for few reasons .most of the 5 star resorts area far from international airport such as Male.You need at least half a day to get to your resort. Shangri-la is 5 min away by speed boat from Gan international airport. so its not tiring to get there and start enjoying your vacation.Its got a beautiful Golf course.It has option of all inclusive stay,so you dont have to worry about your meals and dinning and its the one of the Top brand hotel.We booked Two water villa and one Tree top villa with private pool.Both villas were beautiful.sun rise from one and sunset from other.we couldn't have asked for better. It was spectacular beauty! But beyond that we fell in love with the people! They were all so gracious and kind and made us feel as though they were welcoming us into their family. We were greeted on the dock by G.M Mr Philippe and resort Manager along with staff staff with umbrellas as it was raining.The ladies were greeted with flowers and we were offered coconut water.Right then and there i knew i picked the right resort.The food was awesome,great choices of everything and every request was met with smile.Every day at breakfast and Dinner we were greeted by G.M and resort manager,very rear site at the 5 star Hotels.every villa had a bicycle if you feel like exploring the island.we had dinner at Dr Ali.the food was so so.nothing special to talk about at home.The best part about our stay was early morning stroll at the quite beach watching sun rise,so romantic and breakfast right after at the edge of the beach.during departure,the staff along with the Gm Mr Philippe came to the dock to say good bye,what a class act.One morning they took us on a island tour in a buggy which was very interesting and informative. I would like to thank the lady and the guy who took us on the tour.In conclusion i would like to thank the management and the entire staff for making our trip memorable,specially our butlers. We had tears when we left and definitely hope to return!
Apr 18, 2019

Breath-taking villa in lush surroundings

Shanghai, China

Stayed in this lovely property for 4 nights in an over-water villa. Perfect location to relax and enjoy all the delights of the ocean. Was great to find a turtle and a reef shark on one of my many snorkelling expeditions with direct access to the ocean from the villa and free snorkel set rental from the dive center. We also loved riding our villa bikes around the resort, was such a cool feature and a nice touch! Our villa butler Assad was very nice and accommodating, always ensuring our stay was perfect and we loved taking many pics and vids throughout the Resort. Thanks for such a memorable stay.
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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

Receive up to 25% on your accommodation.

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

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