The Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa : a unique experience

The Maldives, like sapphire and emerald earrings off the colourful face of South Asia, is heaven, and a luxury resort has evolved in a special corner of this island paradise. Located south of the equator on Villingili Island, on the southernmost tip of Addu Atoll, Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives offers guests a stylish and luxurious experience in a spacious and boutique-style environment.

A luxury resort

As one of the best-equipped luxury resorts in the Maldives, Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa offers a range of spa and leisure activities and an array of exciting dining and entertainment facilities. There are over six kilometres of picturesque coastline to enjoy, with nearly two kilometres of beautiful white sandy beach, lagoon beaches on the western shore and a surf beach on the eastern side.

From private ocean retreats to tropical tree house villas – unique to the Maldives – with panoramic views, Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa features seven distinct styles of accomodation, each equipped with an iPod docking station and other luxurious amenities. Indeed, Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives offers a total of 132 villas. The villas are a minimum of 133 square metres in size, while the two presidential villas measure up to 957 square metres.

All villas feature both indoor and outdoor showers, luxurious oval bath tubs and spacious, exquisitely designed silver Jali influenced “his and hers”vanity counters with plenty of space for guests to place their personal items. The rooms are luxuriously infused with elements of the Middle East and touches of India and a serene mood emanates throughout.  Decorated with warm, earthytoned fabrics finished in soothing turquoise with silver Jali accessories, each villa has a contemporary Asian design combining traditional and modern elements and textured stone walls mixed with white-scraped timber finish.

Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives features its own spa village set on the highest geographical point in the resort and spanning over 16,700 square metres. 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.

Dine by Design

From lunch on the equator aboard a luxury yacht to a rustic, candlelit barbecue on the sands, Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives, offers you the key to a unique experience made of special dining options for well-seasoned travellers.

The resort’s expert chefs can create special meals as part of its bespoke service, “Dine by Design.” This allows you to dine in style in a different location every night. If you prefer, it is also the ideal opportunity to connect with other guests with shared passions and explore different cuisines in various settings and at a variety of secret locations around the island.

Whether you wish to dine in the jungle, to organize a romantic dinner in Villa BBQ, to engage your five senses during a spa dinner, discover the Chef’s garden, or dine on a luxury yacht, you will for sure experience a unique dinner ! This bespoke service is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.


Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives 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 gymnasium.

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.

Finally, enjoy the country’s first golf course. Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives features the Villingili Golf Course. Nestled on seven and a half hectares of land at the southern end of Villingili Island, spectacular sights await. Designed as a fun, recreational golf course for aficionados and beginners alike, it was developed while keeping the island’s natural beauty untouched. Players will delight in exploring a scenic walking path and secluded, intimate beach coves on the bordering shores.

If you are looking for a stylish and luxurious experience, Shangri-La‘s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is the perfect place to spend your well-deserved holidays !

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