- Tucked away on a castaway isle in the Maldives’ most southerly atoll, this high-end resort is the envy of others thanks to one key luxury: space. It’s the largest single-resort island in the archipelago and operates in its own time zone for the ultimate disconnect.
- Fringed by coral reefs and blessed with white-sand beaches and towering forest, it’s the archetypal tropical island escape.
- The natural, dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from many other resorts in the Maldives – the island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, three natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.
- Accommodation comprises 132 luxurious villas, whose seven different styles span jungle retreats and beachfront hideaways to elevated, ocean-view tree houses.
- The first of its kind in the Maldives, The Villingili Golf Course is nestled on seven and a half hectares at the southern end of Villingili Island – spectacular sights await at each of the nine holes.
- The creation of a snorkelling garden close to the resort’s shoreline is an ideal site for snorkellers and children.
- The Shangri-La’s location means that as well as private island life, its guests can also experience a more authentic, cultural side to the Maldives.
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The island of Gan was once cryptically referred to as “Port T,” a strategic British naval base during the second world war. After the war, control of the island was handed to the Royal Air Force, until the British left Addu in 1976. The Historical Tour is an afternoon ramble among the remnants of the British occupation of Addu.
The farmers of Meedhoo Island have historically relied on agriculture as their main source of livelihood, as the island is blessed with large undeveloped regions. The relatively recent development of tourism in Addu Atoll has presented the farmers with a new and attractive market for their traditional produce. The guided tour of Meedhoo local farms offers guests the opportunity to see first-hand the source of the locally grown produce used in the restaurants at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives.
Unlike other resorts in the Maldives, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is close to a thriving Maldivian community on the surrounding atoll. Linked by a series of bridges, guests can cycle to each of the islands to visit the local villages with the assistance of one of the resort’s local guides. Being part of the community themselves, the guides are able to offer guests a truly local perspective of daily life in the Maldives, as well as insight into how it has changed over the years.
The natural, dense vegetation surrounding Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives sets it apart from many other resorts in the Maldives. The island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut trees, 45 species of plants, 3 natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.
Unlike other resorts in the Maldives, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is close to a thriving Maldivian community on the surrounding atoll. Linked by a series of bridges, guests can be taken to each of the islands to visit the local villages with the assistance of one of the resort’s local guides. Being part of the community themselves, the guides are able to offer guests a truly local perspective of daily life in the Maldives, as well as insight into how it has changed over the years.
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort is a beautiful island situated to the south of the equator on Addu Atoll. The lush vegetation, acres of coconut palms and 9 hole golf course sets it apart from every other Maldivian resort. Set in the very south of the Maldives, this fabulous and stylish property combines beautiful beaches with both local and British military history, as a result of the British Naval, and later RAF, airbase occupying the neighbouring island of Gan from 1941 to 1976, evidence of which remains today on both Gan and Villingili. 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. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to be located south of the equator. Those seeking an experience with a difference can enjoy a cruise on a luxury yacht with lunch on the equator.
Accommodation comprises 132 luxurious villas, whose seven different styles span jungle retreats and beachfront hideaways to elevated, ocean-view tree houses. Most numerous and in-demand are the over-water villas, of which 60 lie strung along walkways in the placid, jewel-coloured lagoon. In common with all, they’re exceptionally spacious, with enormous bathrooms, open-air showers, walk-in wardrobes and vast, comfortable beds. Outdoor decks give access to the sea; villas on dry land have private plunge pools. Huge luxurious villas are secluded in the tropical vegetation, on the beachfront, overwater and even perched in the treetops. All have an island host, mod cons and glorious ocean views. Overwater villas have steps straight to the ocean, while the on-island villas have their own private plunge pool.
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. The elegant décor is contemporary Asian, with Middle Eastern and Indian highlights. Guests 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.
Deluxe Pool Villa
Nestled in rich vegetation, Deluxe Pool Villa guests can enjoy stunning views of the turquoise ocean from their own infinity pool and a separate living room providing extra space and comfort. The bedroom and bathroom look out to the sea, while the patio features outdoor furniture designed for dining under the stars on a balmy evening. Situated in a tranquil setting and tucked on the secluded shores of Villingili Island, all Deluxe Pool Villas have their own spacious garden, offering unbeatable seclusion and second-to-none privacy.
Built on stilts in the resort’s lagoon, the Water Villas are accessible via a walkway over turquoise water that teems with marine life. Laze on your overwater hammock on a brilliant tropical afternoon, and enjoy the subtle breeze as you reflect upon the distant horizon. Each Water Villa has an open and airy atmosphere. It just takes few steps or a jump from your villa to explore the surrounding waters, bountiful with aquatic wonders.
Ocean Tree House Villa
Nestled in the tropical forest and perched high on stilts, the Ocean View Tree House Villas guarantee ultimate privacy and stunning views to awake to. These secluded hideaways come with their own infinity pool and separate living room. The oval bath tub overlooking the ocean provides the right settings to enjoy a pampering time while the outdoor pavilion is positioned to take in the stunning scenery as the panoramic views unfold like a living canvas of the gentle rolling ocean.
1 Bed Beach Villa
These luxurious Beach Villas provide a private haven on a white-sand beach, and are set over two separate pavilions. Exuding tropical refinement, every Beach Villa features a separate living room, a private pool and terrace leading to the beach. Providing the right beach escape, the villa is surrounded by a stunning tropical garden with direct access to the shores and crystal waters.
2 Bed Beach Villa
Luxurious and tastefully decorated, these Beach Villas have two-bedrooms adjacent to one another, making them ideal for families or travelling companions wanting both privacy and proximity. The villas are set in beautiful grounds with direct beach access and share a large patio and sun deck, complete with an infinity pool. Traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian-themed furnishings and décor create a light and airy feel, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors.
From the choice of décor to the stunning seascapes that surround it, Villa Muthee promises a truly sensational experience. Built on stilts in the resort’s lagoon, the Presidential Villa has its own private walkaway entrance, a spacious deck with private infinity pool and direct access to the ocean. Like a pearl in its own oyster, Villa Muthee nestles in its own luxurious environment. 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 nice getaway.
Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort’s crown, ideally suited for families or group of friends travelling together. The villa offers two large, high-ceiling bedrooms, a spacious living room, an extensive outdoor deck and garden with private pool facing the ocean. Carefully selected artworks are on display throughout this exquisite villa, together with high-end Asian artefacts, sculptures and urns from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Round-the-clock, in-villa dining can be enjoyed in the living room with timber-decked verandas, or in air-conditioned or al fresco dining pavilions.
A choice of bars and restaurants all offer indoor/outdoor waterfront settings. Best of all are the sensational curries among Dr Ali’s mix of eastern cuisines. Fashala also shines with its Mediterranean-inspired fine dining and local seafood. Javvu goes for world cuisines with both buffet and à la carte options; a breakfast of global offerings (including Maldivian) is served here. There’s also ‘Dine by Design’ for intimate and memorable experiences à deux.
This exceptional restaurant pays tribute to a much-loved Maldivian doctor called Dr. Ali, who delighted everyone with his wonderfully woven nature stories and enticing recipes. The cuisine, prepared in a tempting range of international styles, is simple, fresh and innovative – and the first of its kind in the Maldives.
Fashala is located at the northern tip of the island, where the tranquil lagoon waters meet the Indian Ocean – the right setting for a romantic dining experience. Local produce from the surrounding waters and neighbouring farms is at the centre of the gastronomic offerings, and skilfully incorporated into Mediterranean-inspired recipes.
Javvu, meaning “atmosphere” in the local Dhivehi language, is the right spot for al fresco dining around the clock, offering a menu of international favourites in a setting of exquisite natural beauty. Javvu is located along the turquoise shoreline, offering stunning vistas across the ocean.
Meaning “black coral” in the local Dhivehi language, Endheri’s location next to the pool, beach and water sports centre makes it the right place to indulge in tropical fruit juices, healthy drinks and early evening cocktails.
Manzaru offers an elegant setting and relaxing music, making it the right place to enjoy sunsets and evening cocktails. Exposed rafters and a limestone wall give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. Swaying palm trees cast their shadows across stone columns, and colonial lounge furniture adds to the tropical ambience.
M-Lounge is a trendy beachfront venue that comes alive as the sun sets on the beautiful crystalline waters. Beautifully located along the coastline, M-Lounge is the right spot for enjoying sundowners and late-night cocktails, as well as wine and Champagne.
Facilities include Chi, The Spa for excellent massages and signature, island-themed therapies; plus an eco/dive-centre, well-equipped gym, beachfront infinity pool and the Maldives’ only nine-hole golf course. Each room comes with bicycles for getting around the island, or there’s a fleet of chauffeur-driven golf carts for those too posh to pedal.
There is also an infinity pool with Jacuzzi, located in front of the turquoise lagoon.
CHI, The Spa is located in its own spa village within the resort, offering spacious treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms, and a unique yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean. The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments, and locally inspired treatments.
The Cool Zone is the place to find toys, educational activities and lots of fun land- and beach-based activities for a fun-filled holiday for children.
Designed for the enjoyment of seasoned golfers and beginners alike, this nine-hole golf course is the only one of its kind in the Maldives, and includes par three and par four holes, which average a length of 112 metres.