Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives
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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives.

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.

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa is a 70-minute flight from Malé, which has round-the-clock flights from the domestic airport, and an eight-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll.

Kindly provide us with your international flight details and we will take care of everything including your internal connecting flights for a seamless arrival experience.

Shangri-La Vilingili 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.


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.


On the east coast of the resort, facing the ocean, the exceptional Dr. Ali's has three distinctive, Eastern-style living rooms representing the different cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf.
A melting pot of four specialized chefs from India, Lebanon, Vietnam and China, orchestrates the kitchen at Dr. Ali's.


Javvu is the resort's all-day-dining restaurant adjacent to Endheri Pool, featuring quality cafe dining in the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening, including prime steaks and seafood, with a touch of the Mediterranean.


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


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 adjoining the Javvu all day dining restaurant, 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.


At the northern tip of the island, Fashala Lounges serves tempting seafood dinners featuring everything from fresh sashimi, to prawns, to lobster. Open on selected evenings only.


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.


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.

Meeting Your Needs
Upon your arrival at CHI, our receptionist will conduct a brief consultation to determine your Five Element sign and ensure that you have the treatments best suited to your needs. Please advise the receptionist if you are pregnant or have any health issues. Our receptionists are experienced in all treatments and would be delighted to assist you in planning your spa programme for the duration of your stay in the resort.

Preparing For Your Treatment
For ladies, no preparation is necessary; simply turn up and enjoy. For men, we recommend shaving prior to having a facial for maximum comfort and benefit to the skin. Other treatments require no preparation.

What To Wear
There is no need to bring or wear any special clothing, as spa wear is provided in your treatment villa. Facial gowns are provided for facials, as are Thai pyjamas for Thai massage. Underwear is provided for all other body treatments and massages if you require.

Your Privacy
Your privacy will be protected at all times. Your therapist will leave you to change in private and throughout the treatment you will be draped with towels, covering all parts of the body not being treated. Ladies will be given the option of including the bust area in all body treatments.

Making Reservations
Advance booking prior to intended treatment time is recommended. Please either call or visit CHI, The Spa should you wish to discuss your personalised treatment.

Arriving On Time
To make the most of your spa experience, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment.

Late Arrivals
In the event that you are running late, we will endeavour to conduct your full treatment. However, please note that the treatment may need to be shortened should there be another booking immediately afterwards.

Spa Etiquette
To preserve the harmony within the spa, please kindly turn off your mobile phone.

Minimum Age
To maintain a peaceful environment, children under 16 years are not permitted in the spa.

In consideration of other spa guests, as your treatment requires that facilities be reserved,hotel request a minimum of 12 hours notice if you are unable to keep your appointment. Please call Spa staff, who will be happy to reschedule. No-shows or appointments cancelled within 12 hours will incur a 100 per cent cancellation fee.

Your Comfort - Do Let Us Know Your Needs!
Although we do our best to anticipate your needs, we appreciate that a spa is a very individual experience. Please let your therapist know if there is any way we can improve your treatment or comfort - for example, heavier or lighter massage pressure, an extra towel, sound or lighting levels, etc. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to kindly fill in a Guest Questionnaire following your treatment.

Your Element Sign
Developed by a team of experts, our signature therapies are based on the traditional Five Elements Theory, in which Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth are in balance to harmonize with the positive yang and negative yin energy within the body.
We invite you to take our simple online questionnaire to discover your personal element sign. Knowing your element sign helps our therapists customize the spa experience to your specific tastes and preferences.


Leave the planning to the resort as our dedicated team creates memories to last a lifetime. Be it an intimate dinner with special friends or a grand occasion with imported entertainment, every detail will be taken care of with meticulous attention to detail.

Add sparkle to any wedding by splashing out on the perfect celebration. With an abundance of choice locations, guests can choose ocean or forest vistas in brilliant sunshine, or celebrate beneath a canopy of stars. The happy couple can be assured that the repast will complement the setting, with customized menus matched with exquisite wines.

For this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa offers the once-in-a-lifetime location. Wedding pavilions face the breaking waves of the Indian Ocean, and themed weddings including Indian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.


Comprising seven inhabited and about 20 uninhabited islands, Addu Atoll extends the islands of the Maldives across the Equator and into the southern hemisphere. The heart-shaped atoll is about 18 kilometres wide and 15 kilometres long and has some of the biggest islands in the Maldives, and a stunning coral reef formation that is the largest in the country. Addu Atoll’s western side consists of mostly larger islands, which are connected by causeways, making this the largest landmass in the country and the only other region of the Maldives other than Malé to have road traffic. Unspoiled Maldivian villages and local coffee shops along this 17-kilometre route provide an authentic setting in which to explore the fascinating lifestyle and culture of the real Maldives.


From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses these villas with sensational views, accommodation is available in five distinct styles that sets them apart from other Maldives luxury villas, each equipped with two iPods and a 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

Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD television, Bose DVD player 2 iPods and docking station, Refreshment, Nespresso machine, Minibar, Assured privacy, International direct dial telephone, Voice mail, Personal safe, Spacious sundeck and patio, daybeds and lounge space, all on-land based villas with private swimming pool, Open air as well as indoor showers, Oval bathtub


Villingili Maldives Spa Resort enjoys ample space and provides many possibilities for a healthy start to the day. Take a walk through the resort's jungle, dive in the lagoon, jog along the beach, follow one of the marked jogging trails or exercise at the well-equipped gym. By day, energetic guests, able to drag themselves away from the beach can enjoy waterborne activities like wave-surfing, scuba-diving, kayaking, sailing, deep-sea fishing, or a cruise on a luxury yacht for lunch on the equator.

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.

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!

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

Experience an aerial view of Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa by taking a Parasailing trip with us. An easy and safe way to enjoy the best views of the atoll's turquoise waters and islands.
Snorkel Exploration
Experience the best snorkelling that Addu Atoll has to offer with this 2-hour excursion.
Nature Walk
The dense vegetation of Villingili sets it apart from many other Maldivian islands. Join our in-house Marine Biologist for a walk and let him introduce you to the island's flora and fauna.
Rub and Relax for Couples
Spa specialist will guide you through the principals of easy relaxing massage sequences. Practice husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, or even mother and daughter.
House reef snorkelling
Follow our Marine Biologist on the resort’s house reef and learn about the colourful marine life living on Villingili's reef.
Discover Scuba Diving
Learn the basics of scuba diving and discover the beauty of the underwater world.
Group Yoga
Allow your inner grace and peace to reveal itself with Yoga, one of India’s oldest and most comprehensive philosophical traditions.
Night Fishing
Venture out for a traditional hand line night fishing trip. The lucky ones will catch a fish or more that our expert chefs will be delighted to cook as you best like it.

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.
On the Land
The resort offers a variety of on-land activities such as a fully equipped gym and Health Club, an entertainment centre, an Eco Centre, a children's adventure zone and two tennis courts.
After an eight-minute speedboat ride, guests can also explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road, which is the longest in the Maldives.

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

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 aqua gym, island jogging and Pilates classes, to mention only a few. A personal trainer is on hand for tailor-made programmes. A Hair Salon is also available.

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.
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.
  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.

Room types & Suites

Villa Muthee
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.
* 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, two iPods and 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.

Water Villa
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.
* 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, two iPods and 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.

Villa Laalu
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.
* 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, two iPods and 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.

Tree House Villa
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.
* 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, two iPods and 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.

Twin Beach Villa
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.
* 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, two iPods and docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters.
* Twin Beach Villa area is 224sqm/2,411sqft.

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

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

Pool Villa
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 views of the beach 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 ocean views from the comfort of their bed, catch up on their reading or relax on a day bed on the patio or terrace.
* Contemporary Asian design, with Middle Eastern and Indian touches.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanity counters.
* Pool Villa area is 133sqm/1,432sqft.