Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives

Resort Details - Accomodation - Services/Facilities - Activities - Dining - Spa

Shangri-la Maldives Addu Atoll

Set amidst sensational sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives is a unique all-villa Maldives resort property located in a spacious, boutique-style environment. Accommodations include private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas making it a premiere Maldives luxury resort, while a selection of fine-dining choices and innovative spa treatments have been carefully designed to stimulate the senses.

Accomodation

Shangri-la Maldives Accommodation

From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses these villas with sensational views, accommodation is available in five six distinct styles that sets them apart from other Maldives luxury villas, each equipped with an iPod docking station, and many luxurious amenities. The mood throughout all these Maldives villas is one of serenity, with touches of Middle Eastern and Indian elements.

Standard Villa Features

Media & Entertainment :-
Complimentary broadband Internet access - 40-inch LCD television - Bose DVD player - iPod docking station

Refreshment :-
Nespresso machine - Minibar

Productivity & Security Assured privacy:-
International direct dial telephone - Voice mail - Personal safe

Layout & Views :-
Spacious sundeck and patio - daybeds and lounge spaceall on-land based villas with private swimming pool

Bath & Personal Care :-
Open air as well as indoor showers
Oval bathtub

Pool Villa

Pool Villa Shangri-la-Maldives Resort and Spa Maldives

There are many resorts in the Maldives, but none offer a villa with the same level of luxury, privacy and amenities as those found in the sublime Pool Villa.

Surrounded by lush forest and offering an intimate coral beach front with views of the gentle rolling ocean through tropical foliage, Pool Villa guests would be forgiven for imagining themselves happily marooned in a forest in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The luxury resort's 133-square-metre Pool Villas overlook Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa's lush vegetation, and feature their own private pool, terrace and open-air shower. Guests at these intimate Pool Villas can enjoy the soothing sound of the waves from the comfort of their bed, catch up on their reading or relax on a day bed on the patio or terrace.

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* Contemporary Asian design, with Middle Eastern and Indian touches.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanity counters.
* Pool Villa area is 133sqm/1,432sqft.

Deluxe Pool Villa

Deluxe Pool Villa Shangri-la Maldives Resort and Spa Maldives

Located in sumptuous tranquility on the eastern side of Villingili island, all eight Deluxe Pool Villas have their own spacious garden and intimate coral beach front, offering unbeatable seclusion and second-to-none privacy.

Nestled in rich vegetation, Deluxe Pool Villa guests can enjoy the stunning views of the gentle rolling ocean from their own infinity pool and wooden sun deck. The bedroom and bathroom look out to the sea, while the spacious patio features outdoor furniture designed for dining under the stars on a balmy evening.

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* Contemporary Asian design, with Middle Eastern and Indian touches.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open air-showers and His and Her vanity counters.
* Deluxe Pool Villa area is 189sqm/2,034sqft.

Water Villa

Water Villa Shangri-la Maldives Resort and Spa Maldives

As you laze in your Water Villa on a brilliant tropical afternoon, enjoy the subtle breeze as you reflect upon the distant horizon, where the azure waters meet a sapphire-coloured sky. Built on stilts in the resort's lagoon and connected to the island by a timber walkway, each Water Villa has an open and airy atmosphere. Access to this private haven is via a walkway over turquoise water that teems with marine life.

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* Imbued with elements of the Middle East and touches of India, located in the resort's lagoon.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub and open-air shower.
* Water Villa area is 166sqm/1,787sqft.
* Note: We do not recommend this villa to families with children under 12 years due to the open nature of its terrace.

Beach Villa

Beach Villa Shangri-la Maldives Resort and Spa maldives

Luxurious Beach Villas provide a private haven in splendid isolation on a white-sand beach. Set over two separate pavilions, to one side is a living pavilion, and on the other the bedroom pavilion. Entry is via a thatched-roof entry gate to a landscaped courtyard leading to the rustic timber door of the villa's entrance. Every Beach Villa features a private terrace leading to the beach.

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* Contemporary Asian design with Middle Eastern and Indian touches.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters.
* Beach Villa area is 189sqm/2,034sqft.

Twin Beach Villa

Twin Beach Villa Shangri-La Maldives Resort and Spa

Relax in the spaciousness of one of 10 Twin Beach Villas. These luxurious and tastefully decorated villas are located adjacent to one another, making them ideal for families or travelling companions wanting both privacy and proximity. The Twin Beach Villas are set in beautiful grounds and share a large patio and sun deck, complete with an infinity pool.

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* Traditional and contemporary Middle East and Asian-themed furnishings and decor create a light and airy feel, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters.
* Twin Beach Villa area is 224sqm/2,411sqft.

Tree House Villa

Tree House Shangri-La Maldives Resort

With marvellous views of the ocean, Tree House Villas are secluded, private island hideaways. Perched on stilts among the treetops, amidst dense vegetation, these luxury accommodations provide guests with a memorable stay in a tropical tree house. At this elevation, privacy is assured as the beautiful, panoramic views unfold like a living canvas of sparkling surf, languid lagoons and verdant vegetation that is home to colourful indigenous bird life.

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* Luxuriously infused with elements of the Middle East and touches of India, perched on stilts three metres above ground with sensational views over the Indian Ocean.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters.
* Tree House Villa area 218sqm/2,347sqft.
* Note: We do not recommend this villa to families with children under 12 years due to the open nature of its terrace.

Villa Muthee

Villa Muthee Shangri-La Resort and spa Maldives

Like a pearl in its own oyster, Villa Muthee nestles in its own luxurious environment. From the choicest of decor to the stunning seascapes that surround it, Villa Muthee promises a truly sensational experience. The only one of its kind at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Villa Muthee is appropriately named. Muthee, which means 'pearl' in the local Dhivehi language, is a villa for those craving sanctuary from the fast-paced world in an ambience that offers stunning vistas and absolutely everything necessary for a perfect getaway.

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* Incorporating Eastern influences like Lipao teak with mother-of-pearl accents and other customized furnishings, Villa Muthee exudes a tropical contemporary style.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* Spacious bathroom with its own walk-in wardrobe, dressing area and his and hers vanity counters, and a spa pavilion.
* Villa Muthee area is 570sqm/6,135sqft.

Villa Laalu

Villa Laalu Shangri-La Maldives Resort

Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort's crown, with two large, high-ceilinged bedrooms, an extensive garden and everything the discerning guest could possibly require. Round-the-clock, in-villa dining can be enjoyed in the living room with timber-decked verandahs, or in air-conditioned or al fresco dining pavilions.

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* Carefully selected artworks are on display throughout this exquisite villa, together with precious, high-end Asian artefacts, sculptures and urns from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player and iPod docking station.
* The tastefully appointed master bathroom brings the outdoors within. A luxurious tub for two is raised from the floor on textured stone, with an adjacent cascading water feature and a spa pavilion.
* Villa Laalu area is 957sqm/10,301sqft.

 

Resort Details

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to be located south of the equator. Offering guests a stylish experience in a spacious, all-villa environment, the resort is surrounded by lush vegetation, including 17,000 coconut trees, and over six kilometres of picturesque coastline with nearly two kilometres of white-sand beaches.

Stylishly furnished accommodation includes private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas - unique to the Maldives - with superb views.

Guests can enjoy a tempting selection of dining and entertainment facilities, innovative treatments at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and a variety of aquatic leisure activities, or explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road. Those seeking an experience with a difference can enjoy a cruise on a luxury yacht with lunch on the equator.

The resort is a 70-minute flight from Malé and an eight-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll.

Hotel & Recreational Facilities

Services & Facilities

The resort offers guests all essential services and facilities including laundry services, babysitting, retail shops, a beauty salon and medical centre as well as exclusive services such as 24-hour butler service, in-villa dining, a private decompression chamber and lounge facilities at Malé's domestic airport.

* 24-hour Business Centre (@ lounge)
* 24-hour In-Villa dining
* Airport Butler Service
* Babysitting / Child Care
* Butler Service in Villa
* Clinic
* Complimentary Airport Shuttle Transfer
* Complimentary Shoeshine Service
* Express Check-in and Check-out Services
* Facilities for the Physically Challenged
* Florist
* Foreign Exchange Counter
* Hair / Beauty Salon
* House Doctor on Call
* IT Butler
* Laundry & Valet Service
* Non-smoking Villas
* Photo Processing Service
* Postal / Courier Service
* Retail Shops
* Safe Deposit Box
* Wireless Internet in Public Area and in all Villas
* Internet Access Centre

Business Centre

The @ Lounge is open 24 hours a day. It offers complimentary Internet access as well as other chargeable business services such as photocopying, fax facilities, printing, CD burning, equipment rental, delivery services and secretarial services.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-InCheck-in is after 2 pm.Check-OutCheck-out is at 12 noon.Payment

We accept the following cards: American Express, JCB. MasterCard, Visa

Recreation - Exploring Nature

The natural, dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from many other Maldives resorts. The three-kilometre-long island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut trees, 45 species of plants, three natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore. Furthermore, there's excellent snorkelling around the island for enjoyment of abundant underwater beauty and encounters with colourful subaquatic residents.

Guided Walking Tours

Catch the weekly guided tour in the resort's jungle and learn more about Villingili's flora and fauna.

Underwater Trails and Coral Gardens

The Underwater Nature Trail, designed by the resort's marine specialist, leads out to the resort's house reef on the northern end of Villingili Island. Submerged signage identifies resident marine life along the way, including branching corals, sea anemones, Maldives anemone fish, and many more. The marine specialist has also created snorkel gardens close to the shoreline of the resort, ideal for less experienced swimmers and children.

Guided Bike Tours in Addu

Explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road that is the longest in Maldives. Set out with a picnic and discover the fascinating lifestyle and culture of untouched Maldivian villages or stop at a coffee shop to chat with the locals over a meal.

Kids and Young Adults

Located in the Village, The Cool Zone for children is the place to find toys, educational activities and lots of land and beach-based activities to ensure a fun-filled vacation for the children. We welcome our younger guests aged between four and twelve from 9am until 7pm for plenty of fun and games.

Kids Activities

Young Pirates of Villingili

Join us in exploring the islands for hidden treasures, with your own cutlass (sword), wearing your own crossbones (pirate) shirt, to match your crossbones (pirate) face paint. Learn our pirate vocabulary, words of fun and adventure. Embark on a voyage with the young pirates of Villingili.

Jungle Discovery

Discover the wonderful jungle of Villingili and meet with amazing creatures that lives there, such as the flying fox and geckos. Find out the different ways of nature fun, a journey of discovery.

Young Chefs

Learn culinary secrets from the hands of the master. Wear your own Chef uniform and find out the tasty, mouth-watering dishes you can do.

Crab Hunting & Racing

Try to catch Hermit crabs or Ghost crabs and join the fun. Be the cheerleader of your very own crab and be part of the new racing game.

Underwater Adventure

Learn about the beauty of the sea and meet your underwater friends. Find out funny and amazing information about green turtles, black tip sharks, starfish, dolphin, corals, parrotfish and a lot more.

Nature Arts & Crafts

Learn how to do a shell necklace, sand castle frame, nature paints using real leaves & coconuts. Explore the nature and express yourself in its creations.

Island Fitness

Get fit and play at the same time. Enjoy swimming, tennis, running, yoga and other games for a lot of fun and sport.
Young Adventurers Mailing List

Keep in touch with us! Find out new, exciting activities & the cool stuff we have in store for you. Become an adventurer now!

Activities - Sport on the Land - Health Club

Health Club

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. A Hair Salon is also available.

Heath Club : 7am - 9pm Hair Salon: 11am - 8pm

Activities

Entertainment Centre

The entertainment centre offers the latest arcade games, pinball machines and computer gaming stations. A bar also serves snacks and drinks.

Eco Centre

The Shangri-La Eco Centre is a place to discover, entertain and educate, in an interactive and lively atmosphere. Guests will gain an in-depth understanding of the conservation works around Villingili island and learn how they can get involved and support the resort's efforts.

Jogging trails

Three joggings trails for a total of four kilometers route are available on Villingili.

Guided Bicycle Tours in Addu

Explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road that is the longest in Maldives. Set out with a picnic and discover the fascinating lifestyle and culture of untouched Maldivian villages or stop at a coffee shop to chat with the locals over a meal.

Yoga and Meditation

Find inner calm practising yoga or meditation overlooking the ocean. Individual and group classes for all levels as well as holistic workshops to experience a balanced approach to life and longevity are offered.

Tennis

Two International Tennis Federation grade tennis courts are available. Beginners can choose to take a lesson with our tennis pro who is also a perfect partner for experienced players.

Leasure - Beach - Pool - Scheduled Activities

Beach

The 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.

Beach and Twin Beach Villas also have their own private beaches.

Pool

Endheri Pool is a free-form infinity pool with Jacuzzi, ideally located in front of the lagoon.

Activities - Sport - In and On the water

The water, of course, allows for all kinds of activities such as wave-surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing or deep-sea fishing. Flat seas and dependable trade winds guarantee ideal conditions for sailing and windsurfing. For diving enthusiasts, there are more than 25 dive sites teeming with marine life, including the dramatic 140-metre British Loyalty shipwreck with its hull resting at 33 metres, just a half-hour boat ride away from Villingili Island.

Water Sports Activities

Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board
Fishing, including deep-sea fishing and traditional Maldivian night fishing
Fun tubes and banana rides
Seabob
Parasailing
Catamaran sailing
Wind surfing
Surfing
Paddle boards
Private Boat Charter
Kite Surfing
Kayaking
Small Dhoni Sailing

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Scuba Diving for both experienced divers and beginners, including a selection of PADI courses such as discovery Scuba diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver and speciality courses among others.


Excursions

Excursions such as romantic champagne cruises on a small traditional dhoni, snorkel-hopping by speedboat and much more.

CHI - The Spa

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, a changing room and a shower. 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, "chi" or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For people to maintain good health, it is believed that "chi" 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.

Dinning

Restaurants

Executive Chef : -

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives restaurants are well catered for eating and drinking pleasures. 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 that offers a unique Maldives dining experience whereas Javvu offers quality café dining during the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening. Those seeking an experience with a difference can take a cruise on a luxury yacht for lunch on the equator.

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Award-winning Executive Chef Emil Minev has more than 20 years of international culinary experience. He trained under the guidance of acclaimed chefs in prestigious cooking institute including the Alain Ducasse Formation Centre in Paris, El Bulli in Barcelona, and Le Cordon Bleu Institute in London. Creative and contemporary,

Chef Emil likes to tailor his cuisine according to the fresh local products available. Inspired by the variety of local ingredients found in the surrounding waters and neighbouring local farms, Chef Emil promises to delight guests with innovative recipes where fresh tuna fuses with papaya and where coconut metamorphoses into a subtle dessert.

Lounges & Bars

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa has four exceptional bars and lounges, offering a variety of atmospheric milieux for chilling out or energizing.

Endheri

endheri shangri-la

Hours

Bar: 10am till late, daily

Lunch:

12.30pm - 3pm, daily

Snacks:

3pm till late, daily

Location

Adjoining the Javvu all day dining restaurant

Dress Code

Casual

Smoking Policy

Smoking is permitted (open bar)

Very much the heart of the resort, the Endheri Pool Bar is a stylish spot that offers guests a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Located right on the beach, Endheri is the perfect venue for a complete chill-out, and guests are never more than a few steps away from the ocean. This is the main entertainment area of the resort, with acoustic and semi-acoustic sets progressing to more upbeat electronic and DJ music later in the evening.

Fashala

Fashala Shangri-La-Maldives

Hours

6.30pm until 10pm for seafood nights on selected evenings only.

Location

At the northern tip of the island

Dress Code

Smart casual

Smoking Policy

Smoking is permitted in designated areas only

Fashala Lounges serves tempting seafood dinners featuring everything from fresh sashimi, to prawns, to lobster. Open on selected evenings only

Manzaru

Manzaru Shangri-La Maldives

Hours

Early morning opening dictated by day-tripper's excursions schedules.
Bar till late every day.

Location

Near the arrival pier

Dress Code

Casual

Smoking Policy

Smoking is permitted

Manzaru Bar is the perfect spot to people-watch and relax to some chill-out music. Open, exposed rafters and a limestone carved feature wall with intricate motifs particular to the region give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. With swaying palm trees casting shadows on the stone-clad columns and the contemporary lounge furniture, this is the resort’s most lively bar.

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