Shangri-La Villingili

Location: Maldives | Maldives

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Super slick new sensation Shangri-La Villingili is an impressive all-villa resort surrounded by tropical vegetation, stunning coastline and picture-postcard white-sand beaches. The only tough decision is deciding where to sleep. Over the water? On the beach? Or in the treetops? Shangri-La Villingili offers sensational accommodation, setting new standards of luxury in the Maldives.
Perfect forAn ultra luxe indulgence.
In the knowTake a cruise on a luxury yacht and experience lunch on the Equator. There really is a first for everything!

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview


The first luxury resort in the Maldives to be south of the Equator, Shangri-La Villingili is a 70-minute flight from Malé and an eight-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll.

Rooms at Shangri-La Villingili

Setting new standards for Maldivian accommodation, Shangri-La Villingili boasts the largest water villas in the Maldives with treetop villas perched on stilts, complete with a living room and private infinity pool. Guests can also choose from private beach and ocean retreats and all of the 132 rooms feature two ipods, a docking station, luxurious amenities and your own dedicated villa host.

Food and Facilities

Dr. Ali's tops the bill for fine dining, offering cuisine from the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf. The alternative, Javvu, works as a café during the day and has a more sophisticated atmosphere at night. For drinks and cocktails, choose between one of the four bars and loungers each with a different ambience. Family-friendly, Shangri-La Villingili features the 'CoolZone', which has fun activities for younger guests aged between four and twelve.

Activities at Shangri-La Villingili

Take a walk through the resort's jungle, dive in the lagoon, jog along one of the marked jogging trails or exercise at the well-equipped gym. Drag yourself away from the beach and into the sea where wave surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing or deep-sea fishing await. Sounds too energetic? Head to the secluded sanctuary of Shangri-La’s CHI, The Spa and yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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