Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa

The Maldives

Shangri La's Villingili Resort and Spa

  • Location : Seenu Atoll , No of Rooms : 142
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Shangri Las Villingili Resort and Spa
Shangri Las Villingili Resort and Spa

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to be located south of the equator. Offering guests a stylish experience in a spacious, all-villa environment, 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.

Those seeking an experience with a difference can enjoy a cruise on a luxury yacht with lunch on the equator. The resort is a 70-minute flight from Malé and an eight-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll.

Distance from airport : 440km
How to Reach : Sea Plane (80 mins)

Villingili 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 gym. 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.

From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses villas with sensational views, accommodation is available in five distinct styles, each equipped with two iPods and a docking station, and many luxurious amenities. The mood throughout all the accommodation is one of serenity, with touches of Middle Eastern and Indian elements.

Standard Villa Features

  • Complimentary broadband Internet access
  • 40-inch LCD television
  • Bose DVD player
  • 2 iPods and docking station
  • Nespresso machine
  • Minibar
  • Assured privacy
  • International direct dial telephone
  • Voice mail
  • Personal safe
  • Spacious sundeck and patio, daybeds and lounge space, all on-land based villas with private swimming pool
  • Open air as well as indoor showers
  • Oval bathtub

Pool Villa

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Pool Villa

Surrounded by lush forest and views of the beach through tropical foliage, Pool Villa guests would be forgiven for imagining themselves happily marooned in a forest in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The luxury resort's 133-square-metre Pool Villas overlook Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa's lush vegetation, and feature their own private pool, terrace and open-air shower. Guests at these intimate Pool Villas can enjoy ocean views from the comfort of their bed, catch up on their reading or relax on a day bed on the patio or terrace.

* Contemporary Asian design, with Middle Eastern and Indian touches.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers and his and hers vanity counters.
* Pool Villa area is 133sqm/1,432sqft.

 


Beach Villa

Beach Villa
Beach Villa

Luxurious Beach Villas provide a private haven in splendid isolation on a white-sand beach. Set over two separate pavilions, to one side is a living pavilion, and on the other the bedroom pavilion. Entry is via a thatched-roof entry gate to a landscaped courtyard leading to the rustic timber door of the villa's entrance. Every Beach Villa features a private terrace leading to the beach.

* Contemporary Asian design with Middle Eastern and Indian touches.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters.
* Beach Villa area is 189sqm/2,034sqft.

 

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Water Villa

Water Villa
Water Villa

As you laze in your Water Villa on a brilliant tropical afternoon, enjoy the subtle breeze as you reflect upon the distant horizon, where the azure waters meet a sapphire-coloured sky. Built on stilts in the resort's lagoon and connected to the island by a timber walkway, each Water Villa has an open and airy atmosphere. Access to this private haven is via a walkway over turquoise water that teems with marine life.

* Imbued with elements of the Middle East and touches of India, located in the resort's lagoon.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub and open-air shower.
* Water Villa area is 166sqm/1,787sqft.

 

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Tree House Villas

Tree House Villas
Tree House Villas

With marvellous views of the ocean, Tree House Villas are secluded, private island hideaways. Perched on stilts among the treetops, amidst dense vegetation, these luxury accommodations provide guests with a memorable stay in a tropical tree house. At this elevation, privacy is assured as the beautiful, panoramic views unfold like a living canvas of sparkling surf, languid lagoons and verdant vegetation that is home to colourful indigenous bird life.

* Luxuriously infused with elements of the Middle East and touches of India, perched on stilts three metres above ground with sensational views over the Indian Ocean.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters.
* Tree House Villa area 218sqm/2,347sqft.

 

Tree House Villas

Twin Beach Villas

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Twin Beach Villas

Relax in the spaciousness of one of 10 Twin Beach Villas. These luxurious and tastefully decorated villas are located adjacent to one another, making them ideal for families or travelling companions wanting both privacy and proximity. The Twin Beach Villas are set in beautiful grounds and share a large patio and sun deck, complete with an infinity pool.

* Traditional and contemporary Middle East and Asian-themed furnishings and decor create a light and airy feel, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* Luxurious oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters.
* Twin Beach Villa area is 224sqm/2,411sqft.

 


Villa Muthee

Villa Muthee
Villa Muthee

Like a pearl in its own oyster, Villa Muthee nestles in its own luxurious environment. From the choicest of decor to the stunning seascapes that surround it, Villa Muthee promises a truly sensational experience. 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 perfect getaway.

* Incorporating Eastern influences like Lipao teak with mother-of-pearl accents and other customized furnishings, Villa Muthee exudes a tropical contemporary style.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* Spacious bathroom with its own walk-in wardrobe, dressing area and his and hers vanity counters, and a spa pavilion.
* Villa Muthee area is 570sqm/6,135sqft.

 

Villa Muthee

Villa Laalu

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Villa Laalu

Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort's crown, with two large, high-ceilinged bedrooms, an extensive garden and everything the discerning guest could possibly require. Round-the-clock, in-villa dining can be enjoyed in the living room with timber-decked verandahs, or in air-conditioned or al fresco dining pavilions.

* Carefully selected artworks are on display throughout this exquisite villa, together with precious, high-end Asian artefacts, sculptures and urns from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
* Complimentary broadband Internet access, 40-inch LCD TV, a Bose DVD player, two iPods and docking station.
* The tastefully appointed master bathroom brings the outdoors within. A luxurious tub for two is raised from the floor on textured stone, with an adjacent cascading water feature and a spa pavilion.
* Villa Laalu area is 957sqm/10,301sqft.

 


The sensory pleasures of eating and drinking are well catered for at the resort. Khazaanaage leads the restaurant selection with three distinctive living rooms that focus on fine cuisine from the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf whereas Javvu offers quality café dining during the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening.

Those seeking an experience with a difference can take a cruise on a luxury yacht for lunch on the equator.

Javvu

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Javvu

Javvu is the resort's all-day-dining restaurant, featuring quality cafe dining in the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening, including prime steaks and seafood, with a touch of the Mediterranean.


Khazaanaage

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Khazaanaage

The exceptional Khazaanaage has three distinctive, Eastern-style living rooms representing the different cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf.


Endheri Pool Bar

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Endheri Pool Bar

Very much the heart of the resort, the Endheri Pool Bar is a stylish spot that offers guests a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Located right on the beach, Endheri is the perfect venue for a complete chill-out, and guests are never more than a few steps away from the ocean. This is the main entertainment area of the resort, with acoustic and semi-acoustic sets progressing to more upbeat electronic and DJ music later in the evening.


Fashala Lounge

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Fashala Lounge

Fashala Lounge serves a la carte seafood lunches - from fresh lobsters to prawns - light refreshments throughout the day and cocktails and after-dinner drinks in the evening.


Khazaanaage Bar

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Khazaanaage Bar

The relaxing background music in Khazaanaage Bar comprises of ambient Arabic chill-out and Asian lounge music. This bar connecting Khazaanaage Restaurant is seductive, intimate and opulent - and the perfect place for a relaxing pre-dinner aperitif or mellow post-prandial digestif. Choose from a special selection of herbal-infused drinks, extensive rum concoctions and sit back to enjoy a sheesha.


Manzaru Bar

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Manzaru Bar

Manzaru Bar is the perfect spot to people-watch and relax to some chill-out music. Open, exposed rafters and a limestone carved feature wall with intricate motifs particular to the region give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. With swaying palm trees casting shadows on the stone-clad columns and the contemporary lounge furniture, this is the resort’s most lively bar.


CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La offers innovative therapies and body treatments based on ancient Chinese and Himalayan traditions. This secluded sanctuary is located in its own spa village within the resort, with spacious individual treatment villas offering "spa within a spa" environments. There is also a unique yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean. Individual treatment villas with private gardens and steam room, changing room and shower overlook the Indian Ocean

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