Luxury Holidays in Maldives
An overwhelming sense of space is what strikes you most as you set barefoot on this tropical island. Large enough to accommodate its own 9-hole golf course, the only one in the Maldives; Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa offers total escapism from both modern-day life and, should you wish, your fellow islanders. The 30-acre island is lush with towering Banyan Trees and coconut palms scattered amongst the white sand beaches, not to mention the perfectly manicured fairways and greens of the golf course. Surrounded by three aqua-marine lagoons, guests will delight in the opportunities for snorkelling, diving and other water-based activities.
Villas are dotted around the island, some perched in the jungle canopy; others are beach side or over the water and all offer the utmost in privacy, space and luxury as well as a private pool. Each villa also comes with its own bicycles, encouraging guests to explore the island and easily access the resort’s facilities including three exceptional restaurants, four welcoming bars and lounges, CHI Spa and the resort’s kids club, ‘Cool Zone’. Enjoy a custom-made Dine by Design experience at the outdoor location of your choice; be it on the resort’s luxury yacht or in the chef’s garden. Whatever you choose your Island Host will be on hand to take care of the details.
Located south of the equator on the southernmost tip of the Addu Atoll in Southern Maldives, Shangri-La’s Villingili is reached by a 5-minute speedboat transfer from the island of Gan, which is a two-hour domestic flight from Malé. In true Shangri-La style, Villingili’s clocks have been adjusted by one hour, ensuring you enjoy every possible minute of the day on this utopian island.
Surrounded by lush forest and with views of the ocean, Pool Villas offer 133sqm of space including a bathroom with oval bathtub, his and hers sinks and an outdoor shower. Step out onto your terrace before cooling off in your private infinity pool.
Pool Villas feature: Private terrace, infinity pool, ocean views, outdoor shower, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi.
Deluxe Pool Villa
In addition to the facilities offered by a Pool Villa, Deluxe Pool Villas feature a separate living area and garden area to give 189sqm of luxury.
Deluxe Pool Villas feature: Private terrace and patio, garden, infinity pool, ocean views, outdoor shower, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi.
Offering incredible views of the Indian Ocean, Water Villas are elevated on stilts over the crystal-clear water. Swim directly from your villa or laze in your a hammock overhanging the water. Airy and light, Water Villas offer 166sqm of luxury including an exquisite bathroom with oval bathtub, double vanity sinks and an outdoor shower.
Water Villas feature: incredible views of the Indian Ocean, open air terrace, direct access to the water from your villa, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi. (Not recommended for children under 12 years)
Ocean Tree House Villa
Perched on stilts above the jungle canopy, these villas provide the ultimate in privacy and fabulous uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. Offering their own infinity pool and separate living room, there is a total of 231sqm of space to enjoy, including a large bathroom featuring an oval bathtub with views of the ocean.
Ocean Tree Houses feature: incredible views of the Indian Ocean, open air terrace, infinity pool, outdoor shower, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi. (Not recommended for children under 12 years)
1-Bed Beach Villa
Set across two separate pavilions, with a living area in one and bedroom and bathroom in the other, these villas offer an extensive amount of space (189sqm) in which to spend your day. With direct access to the beach and with their own terrace and infinity pool you’ll have every excuse to stay in.
1-Bed Beach Villas feature: separate living and bedroom, private terrace and infinity pool, direct access to beach and water, outdoor shower, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi.
2-Bed Beach Villa
The perfect option for families or travelling companions, the 2-Bed Beach Villa features two separate bedrooms and bathrooms located around a central terrace and infinity pool and with direct access to the beach and sea.
2-Bed Beach Villas feature: two detached bedrooms, private terrace and infinity pool, direct access to beach and water, outdoor shower, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi.
Balanced on stilts over the lagoon, the 570sqm Presidential Villa offers the ultimate in space and luxury. With uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, direct access to the water and a large infinity pool, Villa Muthee also has its own private walkway entrance. The spacious bathroom includes a separate dressing room with walk-in wardrobe, spa pavilion, and indoor and outdoor showers.
Villa Muthee features: uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, private infinity pool, terrace, spacious bathroom, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi.
Featuring two large, high-ceiling bedrooms, a spacious living room, an extensive outdoor deck and garden with private pool facing the ocean, Villa Laalu is perfect for a family or group of friends travelling together. 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.
Villa Laalu features: two bedrooms, extensive outdoor areas with private infinity pool, bathroom with luxurious tub for two, Shangri-La amenities, tea and coffee making facilities, 40” television, complimentary Wi-Fi.
The natural, dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from other Maldives resorts. Nature trails, guided walks and bike tours are some of the activities guests can sign up for.
The resort offers a variety of on-land activities such as a 9-hole recreational golf course, fully equipped gym and Health Club, an Eco Centre, and two tennis courts.
From deep-sea fishing to scuba-diving, the underwater world of Villingili Island is replete with opportunities for water-enthusiasts.
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. Spectacular challenges and vistas await players at every hole.
CHI, The Spa is 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.
The resort welcomes younger guests aged between four and 12 years old from 10am until 7pm, for plenty of fun and games.