Located south of the equator on Villingili Island, on the southern-most tip of Addu Atoll, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa offers guests a stylish and luxurious experience in a spacious, and boutique-style environment. The natural dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from many other Maldives resorts. The three-kilometre-long island features 12 hectares of lush vegetation, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut trees, 45 species of plants, three natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.
Located in Addu Atoll, the southernmost part of Maldives, closet to the equator, with more than 11 hectares of tropical forest, 5 kilometres of coastline, including 2 kilometres of fine white sanded beaches lies one of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa. Here are 7 experiences you must not… Read more
Festive Dining 21 December 2015 NEWS: Tuesday, 22 December 2015 Christmas Tree Lighting and Choir M-Lounge From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join us as we kick-off the festive season with a magical Christmas tree lighting ceremony and listen to the soft serenade of the Villingili Choir performing a medley of Christmas songs. Indulge with… Read more
Issue #15 – 2013 Highlight of the Week Excellence in Wine Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives received Wine Spectator’s 2013 Award of Excellence for its outstanding wine list. The award is testimony of Head Sommelier Winnie Toh’s continuous passion for oenology and for her enthusiasm to present our guests with a wine selection comparable… Read more
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives A Pleasure for the senses, a sanctuary for the soul E-Bulletin | Issue #13-2013 Highlight of the Week Enchanting Underwater Encounter Guests may join our expert dive staff on Turtle Quest Snorkeling adventure to look for sea turtle usually found foraging among the sea grass. During this sea adventurous… Read more
Building a Reef – E-Bulletin | Issue #9-2013
SHANGRI LA’S VILLINGILI RESORT & SPA – 5* LUXURY OFFER 1: “FREE NIGHT OFFER – CONTRACTED” Applicable to all markets Stay 4 – Pay 3 Stay 7 – Pay 5 Terms & Conditions: *Validity: 05.01.14 – 23.12.14 (Must book before: 19.12.14) *Applicable to all villa types except Villa Muthee & Villa Laalu *Free night… Read more
Pool Villas are surrounded by a lush forest and offer views of the gentle rolling ocean. The luxury resort’s Pool Villas feature their own private pool, terrace and open-air shower.
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.
Water Villas are built on stilts in the resort’s lagoon. 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.
Perched on stilts three meters above the ground, Ocean View Villas offer guests stunning views of the ocean. These luxurious villas are infused Middle Eastern and Indian designs.
These Luxurious Beach Villas provide a private haven on a white-sand beach, and are set over two separate pavilions.
Luxurious and tastefully decorated, two-bedroom villas are located adjacent to one another, making them ideal for families or travelling companions wanting both privacy and proximity.
With marvellous views of the ocean, Tree House Villas are secluded, private island hideaways. Perched on stilts among the treetops, these luxury accommodations provide guests with a memorable stay in a tropical tree house.
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.
Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort’s crown, with two large, high-ceilinged bedrooms.
Café dining by day and in the evening, refined Western cuisine – prime
steaks and seafood, with a touch of the Mediterranean. The stylish bar offers a comfortable and
relaxed atmosphere with ambient music in the day and up tempo electronic and dance music in
Three “living rooms” offering three distinct culture cuisine and dining
concepts themed to regional cuisines from the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and the Arabian
Gulf. The ambient chill-out Arabic and Asian lounge music sets the mood for the seductive,
intimate and opulent bar.
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.
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, ch’i or “Qi” is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch’i 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.
10am – 10pm
24-hour villa host, front desk, concierge and in-room dining services. Laundry, dry cleaning and pressing services. Use of lounge at Malé domestic airport, meet and greet service at Malé and Gan Airports, complimentary speedboat transfer from Gan island to resort. Baby sitting service on request. Four retail shops, a beauty salon and a medical centre with 24-hour doctor services.
The kid’s Cool Zone provides a lively place for active children below 12 years old to spend their time –monkey bars, slides and swings. They will also be entertained by other educational activities.
An Entertainment Centre with play-stations, billard table, and pinball machines and various computer gaming stations. There is a bar serving beverages and snacks.
Shangri-La Eco Centre – a place to learn about the conservation works around Villingili and how visitors can support these efforts. Information on island’s nature trails, surrounding underwater beauty and best dive sites nearby.
The first in Maldives, the 9-hole, par 3 Villingili Golf Course is nestled on seven and a half hectares of land at the southern end. Designed as a fun, recreational golf course, it was developed while keeping the island’s natural beauty untouched. Open to ages 16 and above. Facilities include Club House, pro shop and equipment rental.
For diving enthusiasts, there are more than 25 dive sites teeming with marine life. There is also the dramatic 140-metre “British Loyalty” shipwreck with its hull resting at 33-metres, just a half-hour boat ride away from Villingili Island.
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