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‘Larger than most, Accessible to Mainland, Jungle, Golf, Cycling – Elite Retreat’

 

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is located on the Addu Atoll just south of the equator. By Maldivian standards, this is a large, lush island that features a 9-hole golf course and pathways through jungle for walking and cycling. Being close to the International Airport of Gan, and a string of islands linked by a causeway, you can get to, and venture off, the island with ease. The mixed landscape of the resort lends itself perfectly to beach, over-water and treehouse villas – all with high doses of space and privacy. You’ll find an award-winning spa, water-sports, tennis, croquet, daily activities and a health club – there is a leaning towards nature with guided Villingili nature walks plus culture with off-island adventures. Children are welcome at Villingili where they’ll find a kids’ club and more than enough to entertain them. The six restaurants here are varied and enticing – choose from B&B, half/full board or all-inclusive.



In Our Opinion

‘The best that a remote island can offer paired with access to local life and culture – a rare find in the Maldives. The bike tours to Addu City and the Meedhoo Farms Tour are our favourites. Also, check out the ‘Masters in Residence’ – there to astonish you!’

  • 40’ LCD TV/DVD & Bose home-theatre system
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • iPod docking station
  • IDD telephone
  • Nespresso machine/tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Pillow menu
  • Shangri-La premium toiletries
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Fruit on arrival
  • Personal villa host service & in-villa check-in
  • Newspaper/digital newsreader

Pool Villa

This villa has spacious living areas which include a separate bedroom and living area plus ocean views.

FEATURES

  • 133sqm
  • One king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub/indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Private infinity pool
  • Terrace
  • Island host
  • Open terrace
  • Views of Indian Ocean

Deluxe Pool Villa

Providing ample seclusion and privacy surrounded by lush vegetation, the Deluxe Pool Villa features an infinity pool, a wooden sundeck and a separate living pavilion.

FEATURES

  • 189sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub, indoor/outdoor showers & twin vanities
  • Separate living room
  • Infinity pool
  • Spacious garden
  • Wooden sundeck
  • Views of the ocean

Ocean View Villa with Private Pool

This villa has spacious living areas which include a separate bedroom and living area plus ocean views.

FEATURES

  • 133sqm
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub/indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Private infinity pool
  • Terrace
  • One bedroom with king size bed
  • Island host
  • Open terrace
  • Views of Indian Ocean

Deluxe Ocean View Villa with Private Pool

Providing ample seclusion and privacy surrounded by lush vegetation, the Deluxe Pool Villa features an infinity pool, a wooden sundeck and a separate living pavilion.

FEATURES

  • 189sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub, indoor/outdoor showers & twin vanities
  • Separate living room
  • Infinity pool
  • Spacious garden
  • Wooden sundeck
  • Views of the ocean

Water Villa

Connected to the main island by way of a timber walkway, the Water Villa is built on stilts over the resort’s lagoon. You will find ocean views and an over-water cradle plus dining terrace in the spacious outdoor area.

FEATURES

  • 166sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub/indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Large terrace
  • Connected to the island via stand-alone walkway
  • Direct access to the lagoon
  • Over-water cradle
  • Built on stilts over the lagoon
  • Indian Ocean views

Sunset Overwater Villa

Connected to the main island by way of a timber walkway, the Water Villa is built on stilts over the resort’s lagoon. You will find ocean views and an over-water cradle plus dining terrace in the spacious outdoor area.

FEATURES

  • 166sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub/indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Large terrace
  • Connected to the island via stand-alone walkway
  • Direct access to the lagoon
  • Over-water cradle
  • Built on stilts over the lagoon
  • Indian Ocean views

Tree House Villa with Private Pool

Perched on stilts among the treetops, this villa has a separate living room and views of the ocean.

FEATURES

  • 231sqm
  • One bedroom with a king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons (12+ years only)
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub, indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Private infinity pool
  • Separate living room
  • Terrace
  • Perched on stilts
  • Views of the Indian Ocean

Ocean View Tree House Villa

Perched on stilts among the treetops, this villa has a separate living room and views of the ocean.

FEATURES

  • 231sqm
  • One bedroom with a king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons (12+ years only)
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub, indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Private infinity pool
  • Separate living room
  • Terrace
  • Perched on stilts
  • Views of the Indian Ocean

Beach Villa with Private Pool

Situated on a white sand beach, your Beach Villa is reached through a grand gateway. There are living and sleeping pavilions – both under thatch.

FEATURES

  • 189sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub/indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Private infinity pool
  • Private terrace with direct access to beach
  • Set over two pavilions
  • Thatched roof entry gate leading to landscaped courtyard

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa with Private Pool King

Situated on a white sand beach, your Two Bedroom Beach Villa is reached through a grand gateway. There are separate pavilions, each with a bedroom and bathroom. Outside each pavilion is a terrace with access to the shared private infinity pool.

FEATURES

  • 224sqm
  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed
  • Second bedroom with a king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 6 persons
  • Two bathrooms with oval bathtubs, indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Terraces to each bedroom pavilion
  • Private infinity pool
  • Shared patio and sundeck
  • Direct beach access
  • Thatched roof entry gate with landscaped gardens

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa with Private Pool Twin

Situated on a white sand beach, your Two Bedroom Beach Villa is reached through a grand gateway. There are separate pavilions, each with a bedroom and bathroom. Outside each pavilion is a terrace with access to the shared private infinity pool.

FEATURES

  • 224sqm
  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed
  • Second bedroom with a twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 6 persons
  • Two bathrooms with oval bathtubs, indoor & outdoor showers/twin vanities
  • Terraces to each bedroom pavilion
  • Private infinity pool
  • Shared patio and sundeck
  • Direct beach access
  • Thatched roof entry gate with landscaped gardens

Villa Muthee with Private Pool

This secluded sanctuary has carefully selected artwork in a super-spacious indoor/outdoor living combination. There is an over-water spa and an indulgent spa pavilion for yoga or meditation.

FEATURES

  • 570sqm (275sqm inside & 295sqm outside)
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with oval bathtub, indoor and twin outdoor showers & twin vanities
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private infinity pool & terrace
  • Walk-in wardrobe/dressing area
  • Spa pavilion
  • Over-water pavilion
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Deluxe fresh fruit replenished daily
  • Daily in-villa spa treatment for two people
  • Personal villa host and personal buggy
  • Yoga or meditation session in your private yoga pavilion
  • Private return speed boat transfers from Gan International Airport
  • Personalised bathrobes

Villa Laalu with Private Pool

The largest villa at Villingili, Laalu has two high-ceiling bedrooms, a separate living room, and many impressive artworks and sculptures. Enjoy 24-hour al fresco dining and the services of a personal villa host.

FEATURES

  • Total of two bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with one king-size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 6 persons
  • Bathroom with bathtub for two plus water feature & twin vanities
  • Private infinity pool
  • Open air terrace
  • Separate lounge
  • Spa pavilion/veranda
  • Round the clock in-villa dining
  • Air-conditioned al fresco dining pavilion
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Deluxe fresh fruit replenished daily
  • Daily in-villa spa treatment for four people
  • Personal villa host and personal buggy
  • Yoga or meditation in your private yoga pavilion
  • Personalised bathrobes
  • Private return speed boat transfers from Gan International Airport

Villingili Golf Course is situated on seven and a half hectares on the southern end of Villingili Island. Designed and managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the course is a nine-hole golf course, most of which are par 3 and there are also par 4 holes.

The course averages 112 metres in length and is a recreational, although challenging and scenic course. A diversity of palms and flora dominate the land challenges, while there are also notable areas of beach and turquoise lagoons.

The golf course features a clubhouse with a pro shop, equipment rental and café.

The golf course is open 07:00 – 19:00.

 

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa makes an ideal choice for a romantic holiday and offers the following to make your stay even more enjoyable.

 

Honeymoon offer

  • Complimentary upgrade to a Sunset Over Water Villa between 29 April & 29 September 2019
  • Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Romantic room decoration
  • One 60-minute massage for both bride and groom
  • Romantic dinner (stays of 10+ nights)

 

Conditions

  • Minimum stay 4 nights
  • Marriage certificate required at check-in (9-month maximum post wedding)
  • Not available 20 December 2019 to 7 Jan 2020
  • Must be booked at the time of main holiday reservation

This hotel offers an all-inclusive package which comprises:

Food & drink

  • Daily breakfast buffet in Javvu Restaurant
  • Daily lunch & dinner in Javvu Restaurant
  • Supplement payable for dining in Fashala & Dr Ali’s
  • Selection of wine, beer, spirits & cocktails in restaurants & bars

 

Leisure/Services

  • 20% off motorised water sports
  • 25% off spa treatments at CHI, The Spa
  • One laundry bag washed folded and packed
  • Fruit basket replenished daily

Leisure

  • Endheri pool & a freeform infinity pool with Jacuzzi
  • 6km beachfront
  • Entertainment centre – snooker, billiards, library
  • Tilapia and Koi fish feeding

 

CHI, The Spa

Located in its own serene spa village, CHI, The Spa has spacious treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms. There is a full programme of treatments and therapies plus a yoga pavilion overlooking the ocean. Minimum admission age is 16 years

Wellness

  • Health Club
  • Gym
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

 

Nature

The resort has dense vegetation and natural lagoons, making it attractive to explore on foot or bike. There is a Reef Care project to foster awareness of the marine life – you’ll find related activities at the resort’s Eco Centre

 

Services

  • Meet and greet service at Malé and Gan airports
  • Complimentary airport boat transfer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Decompression/hyperbaric chamber/hyperbaric doctor & trained attendants
  • Concierge/tour booking/currency exchange counter
  • Hair & beauty salon
  • Doctor on call
  • Laundry & valet service/ Complimentary shoe shine
  • Four retail shops
  • Photographer
  • Postal & courier service
  • Express check-in and check-out service

 

Land Sports

  • Tennis – 2 ITF-grade courts
  • Three jogging trails
  • Beach Frisbee
  • Badminton
  • Beach volleyball/football
  • Bocce ball
  • Boules
  • Football pitch

 

Water Sports

  • Snorkelling
  • Dolphin cruise
  • Big game fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamaran
  • Fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Paddle board
  • Parasailing
  • Seabob
  • Small Dhoni sailing
  • Surfing
  • Water-skiing
  • Mono-skiing
  • Wake boarding
  • Knee boarding
  • Wind surfing

 

Daily activities programme

The resort has a full programme of activities and these will be published in a weekly changing schedule. They may include, on rotation:

  • Addu City Tour by Car
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Basic Pilates
  • Biology Presentation – Biodiversity of Villingili
  • Cardio & Abs
  • Circuit Training
  • Climb Mount Villingili
  • Coral Painting (donation requested)
  • Coral Reef Presentation
  • Core Fit
  • Cross Training
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Foot Reflexology Session
  • Glass Bottom Boat Trip
  • Golf Introduction
  • Guided Snorkelling
  • Historical Tour
  • Indian Head Massage Lesson (charge applies)
  • Meedhooo Island Tour
  • Met the Coconut Climber
  • Night Fishing
  • Origami Weaving
  • Shark Presentation
  • Tennis Introduction
  • Thai Stretching
  • Tilapia Feeding at the Green Lagoon
  • Total Body Workout
  • Turtle Quest Snorkelling
  • Villingili Eco Tour on Foot
  • Villingili Marine Life & Safety Talk
  • Yoga for the Soul

 

Diving (charges apply)

Guests at Shangri La’s Villingili are treated to an excellent diving experience available for all levels of abilities. Beginner and advanced PADI dive courses are available for divers in a variety of world class diving locations, teeming with marine life. For your safety the resort has a decompression/hyperbaric chamber plus access to a hyperbaric doctor & trained attendants.

Courses include:

  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Discovery Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Speciality courses

 

Sea excursions (charges apply)

  • Sunset sailing on the resort’s luxury yacht ‘Horizon’
  • Dolphin cruise
  • Night fishing
  • Big game fishing
  • Snorkelling
Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Bed and breakfast

Options

 

This hotel offers an All-inclusive package, please see our All-inclusive section for full details.

 

Dine by Design

Dr Ali’s Restaurant & Bar

Dr Ali’s Restaurant pays tribute to a beloved Maldivian doctor. You’ll find international cuisine in fresh, simple styles. Open for dinner. Closes when last guest leaves)

Javvu Restaurant

Located adjacent to Endheri Pool, Javvu is an all-day dining restaurant that combines quality café eatery with western influenced evening cuisine. Open for breakfast, a la carte lunches, afternoon light meals and dinner.

Fashala Lounge

Located at the northern tip of the island and serving gastronomic, Mediterranean-inspired recipes. Open for dinner.

Manzaru Bar

A contemporary venue on the beach popular for sundowners. Open until late.

Endheri Pool Bar

Adjoining Javvu, this al fresco poolside bar serves drinks and snacks from mid-morning until late.

M Lounge

This trendy beachside venue is a popular day and evening spot, open until late.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is located on Villingili Island in the Addu Atoll of the Maldives You will reach the island on a 70-minute flight from the capital, Malé – this departs from the domestic terminal adjacent to the international airport. It is then short speedboat ride to the island.

 

Distances

• 70 minutes by plane from Male International Airport
• 8 minute boat ride from Gan airport on Addu atoll

Nearby attractions
• Five nearby islands linked to each other by a 17-kilometre causeway
• Very close to around 25 dive sites teeming with marine life
• 30-minute boat ride to the 140 metre ‘British Loyalty’ shipwreck

Families

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

 

Accommodation

  • All villas can accommodate four people in total
  • The Two Bedroom Beach Villa & Villa Laalu can accommodate up to six people

 

Dining

  • Guests under the age of 12 enjoy complimentary buffet meals in all day dining and pool cafes when accompanied by a paying adult

 

Beach & Sea

  • White gold sand at beach
  • Warm waters
  • Gradual entrance to waters

 

Swimming pool

  • There are two swimming pools at the resort

 

Medical

  • A house doctor is on call

 

 

Kids Club - The Cool Zone

 

Ages

  • 4 - 12

 

Opening times

  • 10:00 – 19:00

 

Indoor activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Arts & crafts
  • Nature arts & crafts

 

Outdoor activities

  • Treasure hunt
  • Pirate adventure
  • Jungle discovery
  • Crab hunting & racing
  • Underwater adventures
  • Island fitness

 

Babysitting

  • Babysitting is available at extra cost on request

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  • Ocean View Villa with Private Pool, Half Board
  • 7 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow
  • Travel between 01 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa Offers

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35% Discount - Save £4000

  • Ocean View Villa with Private Pool, Half Board
  • 7 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow
  • Travel between 01 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
from only £3,569 per person