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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

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1218 Reviews
Guide Price €4,649 per person
Based on February 2020, departure from Dublin, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in an Ocean View 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 9-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

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.
1218 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 992
  • Very Good 137
  • Average 52
  • Poor 25
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 25, 2019

Best in class hospitality

London, United Kingdom

I have to say the hospitality at shangrila Maldives truly stand above all hotels that we have visited. It is a slightly longer journey comparing to the neighbouring islands around Male but it is well worth the effort. The size of the water bungalow is huge, furnished to the highest standard and most importantly, it is a good distance from the shore ensuring that you have the best view of the sea. Some of the resorts would charge you extra just to get a bungalow which is further out. Don’t worry about the walking distance as each bungalow has complimentary bicycles. A lot of hotels may be capable of delivering a luxury surroundings but shangrila is a cut above all when it comes to attention to detail. They really put in the effort and sincerity to make sure you are well taken care on the island. The island itself is huge and plenty of activities are available to keep you entertained. Marine conservation effort can be seen and the snorkelling area is wonderful. Unlike our first visit to Maldives, shangrila’s house reef has an abundance to offer. Breakfast is brilliant and you have a a few restaurants to choose from for your lunch and dinner. The food is top notch including the room service. If you are staying in the water bungalow, I would recommend you to try out the room service for one of your dinner on the patio as the sun sets. A slight improvement that I would highlight is the arrival services. There was no one around to receive us upon arrival at Male airport and there was no one available at the counter either. It would be a positive change if this can be improved and a private lounge would be a nice to have. Thank you for hosting us shangrila team. Above all, thank you for your marine conservation effort and choosing a sustainable hospitality services by reducing the use of plastic as much as possible.
Jun 19, 2019

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER DREAMED OF - AND MORE!

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Shangri-La Villingili is the most beautiful 'natural' island in the Maldives, and closest to the equator, having 3 natural lakes and a 9 hole golf course. On arrival, Jasmine took us straight to our villa, and made sure we knew how to work everything and told us what the island had to offer. Villas are incredibly spacious, either offering your own private pool, or steps directly into the ocean from the water villas. Iba and other housekeeping made sure our villa was spotless. Each villa has bicycles to cycle around the island, or you can call at anytime for a golf cart. Ayaan and Athif were our villa 'hosts' who were there to help with any of our needs. You are surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna including fruit bats, black reef tip sharks, turtles, and an abundance of colourful fish. There is a jungle trail to walk through, an orchid garden and a vegetable garden from which the restaurants include the freshest produce for your meals. The eco ethos of the island is extremely important and we were able to plant some coral on a trip with Jinky. Another trip was to see the spinner dolphins where we saw so many dolphins that wowed us with their acrobatics! Javuu, was the restaurant where we had sumptuous breakfasts, delicious lunches and dinner including Maldivian lobster. Lamha greeted us and showed us to our table and Mutheeu and Nitul, our waiters, knew our order before we even had time to speak!! We had great conversations about cricket with Nitul. Dr Ali's, restaurant offered Indian, Arabic or Chinese cuisine. Again the staff were brilliant. Mabel, an amazing chef often came out to our table to chat. Arif, our waiter, remembered our requests and was so knowledeagable about the menu, recommending the dishes that he felt we would enjoy. He got it right every time! Fashala was the other retaurant we dined at, again with amazing food and incredible views. Champok and Mani made the most amazing cocktails to keep us 'hydrated!' Hassan ensured that everything operated smoothly in all of the bars and restaurants. The tranquil CHI Spa is where I had the fabulous 'Signature spa treatment' where Rosey used sea shells to massage my back. Thank you to Nashid who took us to find a beautiful giant turtle. A fantastic end to a perfect holiday. From the moment you arrive you feel completely relaxed and pampered. The staff are outstanding and work tirelessly to ensure your holiday is the best that it can be. Too many to mention, but THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.
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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 snorkellers 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 specialty courses.

Health Club

The Health Club offers a gym, steam room, and saunas, as well as a range of 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.

The Villingili Golf Course

The first of its 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 3. The Club House offers light snacks and refreshments, and the Pro Shop carries a range of golf wear, gear and merchandise.

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, The Spa

CHI, The Spa is located in its 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.

Land Activities

Snooker, Billiards, Entertainment Centre, Eco Centre, Jogging trails, Yoga, Meditation.

Swimming Pool

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

Tennis Courts

There are two International Tennis Federation grade tennis courts. Lessons available.

Water Sports

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.

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Room Types

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

Pool Villas

With their own private infinity pool, terrace, and open-air shower, the one-bedroom Pool Villas are surrounded by a lush forest with ocean views. Each villa offers 133 square metres of luxury and a personal villa host.

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

Ocean View Villas with Private Pool

Perched on stilts three metres above the ground, these luxury villas have their own infinity pool and wooden sun deck with spectacular ocean views. These one bedroom villas offer 218 square metres of space and a 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 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 recommend this villa to 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 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 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

Deluxe Pool Villa

Each 189-square-metre Deluxe Pool Villa features an open air terrace with a private infinity pool, and personal villa host. With their own spacious garden and intimate coral beach front, they offer unbeatable seclusion and privacy.

Deluxe Pool Villa with Private Pool

Ocean Villa with Private Pool

Water Villa

Tree House Villa with Private Pool

Beach Villa with Private Pool

Pool Villa with Private Pool

Promo Room Pool Villa with Private Pool

With their own private infinity pool, terrace, and open-air shower, the one-bedroom Pool Villas are surrounded by a lush forest with ocean views. Each villa offers 133 square metres of luxury and a personal villa host.

Luxury All Inclusive Inclusions:

Luxury All Inclusive Inclusions

  • Daily breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner for two persons at Javvu Restaurant or a credit of USD 90 per person for dinner at Fashala and Dr. Ali Restaurant’s
  • Unlimited selection of white wine, red wine, beer, spirits and selected cocktails in restaurants and bars only
  • Soft drinks from the minibar restocked daily
  • Unlimited non-motorized watersports (kayaking, snorkeling)
  • 20% off motorized watersports
  • 50% off spa treatments at CHI, The Spa
  • One time laundry bag per stay, washed folded and packed
  • Fruit basket replenished daily
  • Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi

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

Ocean View Tree House Villa With Private Pool

Two Bedroom Beach Villa With Private Pool

Villa Muthee With Private Pool

Villa Laalu With Private Pool

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Manzaru

International bottled beers and cosmopolitan cocktails are accompanied by swaying palm trees, chillout 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. Dress code: Casual.

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. Dress code: Smart casual

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. Dress code: Smart casual.

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.Open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Dress code: Smart casual.

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. Dress code: Casual.

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

The Cool Zone

The Cool Zone is the place to find fun, games, and educational activities for children aged 4 to 12.

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Special Offers

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.

Honeymoon Offer

Guests celebrating their honeymoon will receive up to 50% off their accommodation. In addition they will receive a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, romantic room decoration, a 60 minute massage and one romantic dinner during their stay.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Marriage certificate will be required at time of check in.
  • Wedding certificate must be no later than 9 months post wedding.
  • Minimum 7 night stay required.

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