Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

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  • Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa
  • Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa
  • Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa
  • Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa
  • Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

At the glance

In a world of its own, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is luxury found, where all experiences are bespoke and tailored to suit your passions. Retreat in one of our private villas perched atop the emerald green jungle, or strung along the turquoise shoreline. Memorable experiences await in the heart of extraordinary physical beauty.


Nestled in the sheltered waters of the southernmost Addu atoll in the archipelago of the Republic of Maldives. Comprising seven inhabited and about 20 uninhabited islands, crossing the equator makes Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa the first and only luxury resort in this location. The island is blessed with the placid waters on the lagoon side, dramatic crashing waves on the Indian Ocean side and a dense jungle with flora and fauna like no other island hiding three freshwater lakes and the only 9 hole golf course in the country.

Couples on a romantic getaway will love

Here is your pathway to a paradise in a world of its own. Your private haven with personalized services to cater to every desire. Couples can slow down time and let nature take over with our endless blue waters, the views of the ocean from a tree house villa, a dip in the infinity pool or cycling around the island stopping by the ruins from World War 11. For the more adventurous, enjoy a lunch or dinner served on board a luxury yacht, or a romantic meal in the jungle, as part of the resort’s Dine by Design programme.


Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives offers a total of 132 villas. From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses with panoramic views, resort accommodation features seven distinct styles of villa and two presidential villas. The villas are a minimum of 133 sq. m in size, whilst the two presidential villas are a sprawling 957 sq. m. All villas feature both indoor and outdoor showers, luxurious oval bathtubs and exquisitely designed silver Jali influenced “his and hers” vanity counters. The rooms are infused with elements of the Middle East and touches of India with warm earthy tones and soothing turquoise accessories. All the furniture is custom-made and selected to complement the villa’s interior and artwork.

Best room for two for a romantic escape

Offering complete isolation, the resort’s Beach Villas are located along Villingili’s powdery white shoreline. Guests enter through a novel thatched gate that leads through landscaped gardens to the villa’s rustic timber door. Sprawled out across two separate pavilions, with the living area on one side and the bedroom on the other end. Ideal for couples who would love to lose themselves to their own private infinity pool and wooden sundeck. The azure Villingili’s blue waters house our Water Villas built on stilts in the resort’s secluded lagoon. Access to them is via a timber walkway suspended over Villingili’s azure waters. The villas give an illusion of being completely open to the elements with very few walls and glass partitions allowing for unobstructed views. Couples can relax on the private terrace that leads to the water front or lounge in a hammock rocked by a cool sea breeze. The private nature of these villas means that guests are able to shower outdoors and soak themselves in the oversized oval bath tub, completely uninhibited.

Dining and Leisure

The world on a platter, is what we believe with the array of food we offer our guests. The resort has six restaurants & bars respectively, each with a distinct vibe, serving cuisine to suit all tastes. For the more adventurous, enjoy a lunch or dinner served on board a luxury yacht, or a romantic meal in the jungle or a dinner under the “Southern Cross” as part of the resort’s Dine by Design programme.

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa offers an array of activities. On land, guests can walk or jog through the resort’s jungle, dive into lagoons or play a round at the only 9-hole golf course in the Maldives. Off shore, an aquatic playground of wave-surfing, kayaking, sailing and “snorkel gardens” awaits. For diving enthusiast, there are more than 25 dive sites teeming with marine life, including year-round manta ray. There is also the dramatic 140-metre British Loyalty shipwreck for experienced divers to explore.

Spa & Wellness

Spanning over 16,700 sq. m., the secluded sanctuary is its own spa village within the resort. Eleven spacious treatment villas offer the CHI signature “spa within a spa” concept, featuring private treatment rooms, lounging areas, steam rooms, outdoor gardens and bathing facilities along with two meditation pavilions and a yoga pavilion with views overlooking the Indian Ocean. Five of the villas are designed for couples, including the CHI Villa, which is dedicated to offer the Himalyan Tsangpo Ritual, a signature bathing and cleansing ritual using ingredients based on the Sowa Rigpa, the 1,500-year-old Himalayan healing tradition. The ritual takes place in a specially designed heated wet room inspired by the enveloping warmth of Himalayan mountain caves and the refreshing waters of high altitude rivers. The Maldives was once a source for the money cowrie shell, which was a prized form of currency along the ancient marine trade routes. Drawing inspiration from these treasures found in the waters surrounding the Maldives, the Kandu Boli Ritual is a body and face massage in which larger tiger cowrie shells are used to apply pressure. The treatment finishes with warm coconut oil drizzled through the hair followed by a soothing scalp massage.

Contact Details
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, Malé Office, H.Maaram Building 2nd Floor, Ameer Ahmed Magu, Republic of Maldives
Contact No.: +9606897888

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