Located just south of the equator, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa is a 70-minute flight from Malé International Airport and an 8-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll. This top Maldives resort is the first of its kind in the country to be located south of the equator. Surrounded by a striking coral reef, this resort is home to more than 17,000 coconut trees, and has over 6 km of picturesque coastline and 2 km of white sandy beaches.
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa features 132 villas in 7 distinct styles from private water villas, tropical tree houses to pool villas and beachside residences. All villas feature a myriad of luxurious amenities and expansive layouts with private pools, spacious sundecks, patios, daybeds and lounge areas.
Guests can enjoy a tempting selection of dining options from different flavours from Asia and Africa, poolside café dining to refined western cuisine or seafood fine dining on the edge of the ocean. The pool bar offers is a great stop for whiling away the hours, whilst a second and quieter barn offers an inventive bar menu of cocktails and snacks. There are also several enchanting dining experiences from a jungle dinner, to a spa dinner that engages all your senses or a lunch on the equator on the luxury yacht Horizon.
The large island has ample space and provides many possibilities for a healthy holiday. Take a walk through the resort’s jungle, dive in the lagoon or exercise at the well-equipped gym. By day, guests can enjoy waterborne activities like wave surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing or cruising on a luxury yacht. The Chi spa is set apart by being set on its own village, separated from the island’s dense vegetation featuring spacious treatment villas with private gardens, steam room, changing room and shower.
Good news for the golfers! A new 9-hole par 3 golf is now offered at Shangri-La, a first for the Maldives! Shangri-La is also one of few luxury resorts in Maldives which offers its guests a luxury sailing experience on-board, its own private luxury yacht Horizon.