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All prices include return transfers and personal service

Hotel overview

Shangri-La's Villingili Island Resort & Spa is a modern luxe resort located south of the equator on the Maldivian island of Villingili on Addu Atoll. This five-star hotel, situated among stunning nature, offers the finest service. This is a paradise for a secluded getaway from the hectic fuss. The island has emerald green jungle forest, still turquoise lagoon and breathtaking locations for diving and snorkeling.

You will be impressed by spacious luxurious villas on the seashore among tropical flora and breathtaking ocean views. The personnel of the elite spa will take care of your body and health. Island restaurant offers culinary masterpieces and unusual dining settings, such as a lunch at the equator aboard a private yacht or a romantic dinner in the jungle. Shangri-La's can arrange the celebration of a wedding ceremony for years to remember. There is the only golf course in the Maldives on the island, and perfect conditions for various water sports and different activities. The hotel is an ideal destination for young couples, families with children, and water sports enthusiasts.

Resort restaurants and bars

  • Dr. Ali's. This is an exclusive restaurant on the east coast of the resort. It offers dishes of the international cuisine and signature dishes of the chefs. The restaurant serves dinner.
  • Fashala is located at the northern tip of the island where you can enjoy a romantic evening with ocean views and skillfully prepared dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Javvu restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in the open air at the ocean shoreline.
  • Endheri Bar. This is a place for ultimate relaxation while sipping tropical drinks. The bar is situated next to the pool, the beach and water sports centre.
  • Manzaru is a beach bar with soothing music, cocktails and magnificent sunset views.
  • M-Lounge is perfect for a peaceful evening on a beachfront enjoying sunset views as well as wine and champagne.

Spa centre

CHI, the Spa offers an extensive spa menu and a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments. Spacious treatment villas, steam rooms and a separate yoga pavilion with ocean views. Pamper your body and soul with the wonderful moments of relaxation.

Diving and snorkeling

Addu Atoll is a secluded place in the Indian Ocean with a shoreline that is an ideal site for divers and snorkelers. Guests of Villingili Island can experience a fantastic tour among beautiful underwater world with abundance of marine inhabitants. Diving instructors give training sessions for beginners and experienced divers - Discovery Scuba Diving and Open Water Diver.

Water sports

Water sports centre at Shangri-La's Villingili offers the following types of water activities:

  • Catamaran sailing
  • Sailing
  • Banana rides
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Paddle board
  • Parasailing
  • Seabob
  • Surfing
  • Water ski and mono ski
  • Wake board and knee board
  • Windsurding
  • Jet ski

Excursions and leisure

Shangri-La's has a wide range of activities for guests. The exotic environment facilitates new discoveries and interesting adventures. You can choose among the following:

  • Dolphin cruising
  • Sunset yacht sailing
  • Gan island historical tour
  • Addu city tours by bicycle or by car
  • Glass bottom boat ride
  • Traditional Maldivian night fishing and big-game fishing
  • Meedhoo farms tour
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Steam rooms and saunas
  • Tennis court
  • Pools
  • Crocket

Children’s club

The resort has plenty of fun activities and games for children aged 4 to 12. Cool Zone club is the place where young guests can have a fun-filled holiday apart from their parents.

Golf in the Maldives

Shangri-La's Villingili Island Resort & Spa features a single one of its kind nine-hole golf course in the Maldives. It is designed for the enjoyment of seasoned golfers and beginners alike.

Weddings and events

Villingili island can truly amaze with memorable celebrations for two, whether it is a romantic proposal, a wedding ceremony or an anniversary. Resort experts will consider all of your preferences to create an event on the paradise island. You can also select the wedding package that best suits your needs and desires.

Transfer: Villingili island is located 405 kilometers away from Male International Airport. The flight from the capital is handled by domestic airlines to Gan International Airport. It takes 1 hour 10 minutes, followed by a 7-minute trip on a speedboat.

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Additional information

Festive Season Compulsory Supplements are included in total package price on wiotto.com
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights during Peak period from 20 Dec 2019 to 07 Jan 2020, both dates inclusive.
No check out on 31 December 2019.

Flights from Velana International Airport to Gan International Airport (approximately 550 kilometers / 70 minutes) and return speed boat transfers to and from Gan International Airport to the resort
Excess baggage fee is approximately US$ 4 per kg, payable by guest at the airport counter or charged to the bill upon check out
• Private aircraft charter is available upon request
• Reconfirmation of guest names and estimated time of arrival into and out of Male is required no later than 7 days prior to arrival in order to confirm reservation
• Reservation name must be identical to the name in the passenger’s passport otherwise guest will not be given permission to board aircraft. Name changes made after confirmation will incur a handling fee
• Domestic flight rates are subject to increase if fuel surcharge or any other new tax is imposed and will be passed on to The Operator.
• Domestic flight & speedboat transfers will be booked by the resort reservations team at the time of booking.
• Flights are booked on behalf guests and the hotel cannot be held responsible for any delays or last minute changes to itineraries

Arrival to Gan International Airport
• Sri Lankan airways operates flights to Gan International Airport
The boat can accommodate up to 14 guests

Half board, Full Board and All inclusive supplements do not apply on New Year’s Eve (31st December 2019).
The mandatory gala dinner charges apply for these dates.
Half board, Full Board and All inclusive can only be consumed in the restaurants.
”In Villa dining” Mini Bar and Special Events are not included in the program.
Half Board - (Dinner – no beverages)
Full Board - (Lunch & Dinner – no beverages)
All Inclusive - (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and a selection of beverages while dining and in our bars only from 10.00 am till midnight
• Half Board, Full Board, All Inclusive Meal Plans must be booked for the entire party sharing one villa.
• Half Board, Full Board, All Inclusive are not valid from 31st December 2019, 18:00 hours until 1st January 2020, 06:00 hours.
• All inclusive includes:
o Daily breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner at Javvu Restaurant or a credit for dinner as per below details.
o Selected white wine, red wine, beer, spirits and cocktails while dining, around the pool and in our bars available from 10.am – 23.59
o Unlimited non-motorized water sports
o 20% off motorized water sports
• Food Credit - Dinner
o Half board / Full board - dinner, is available in Javuu Restaurant excluding beverages
o All inclusive is available in Javuu Restaurant including selected beverages
o For the period: High Season (01 Nov 19 – 19 Dec 19 / 08 Jan 20 – 19 Apr 20 / 01 - 31 Oct 20) and
Peak Season (20 Dec 2019 – 07 Jan 2020), a credit to the value of US$ 90++ per adult / US$ 45++ per child (6 - Under 11.99 Years) will apply for dinner in any of the fine dining restaurants (Dr Ali and Fashala) and the same credit will apply for the “Dine by Design” menus.
o For the period period: Low Season (20 Apr – 30 Sep 20), a credit to the value of US$75 per adult / US$ 40++ per child (6 - Under 11.99 Years) will apply for dinner in any of the fine dining restaurants (Dr Ali and Fashala) and the same credit will apply for the “Dine by Design” menus.

Children’s Policy
a). Meals in all restaurants except “In-Villa Dining”
• Complimentary meals in all restaurants for children under 6 years of age when dining with at least 01
paying adult, up to a maximum of 02 children, from the Children’s Menu.
• In excess of 02 children under 6 years of age (0-5.99 years), a 50% discount off the meal price will
be given.
• A la carte meals (regular menu) are charged with 50% off the relevant selling price for children
between the age of 06 and below 12 years.
• Children who are 12 years of age and above, shall be considered adults for the purpose of all meals
taken within the resort.

Benefits Included for All Villa Categories:
• Private Villa Pool for all categories excluding Sunset Over Water Villa
• Villa Host Service with In Villa Check in
• Bicycles and Professional snorkelling set per person
• Use of non-motorized water sports equipment (excluding Hobie Cat sailing equipment)
• Access to two floodlit tennis courts
• Villingili Eco Tour with guide
• Internet (Wi-Fi) access
• Fruit amenity upon arrival replenished daily
• 2 bottles of water per day, tea and Nespresso facilities
• Endheri Pool facilities including:
o Complimentary cold towels,
o Chilled water and cooling spray,
o Chilled fruit around the pool,

Exclusive Benefits for “Presidential Villas: All benefits listed above plus
• Personal Villa Host and personal buggy (driven by Villa Host)
• Champagne upon arrival
• Daily In-Villa Spa 90-minute treatment for two persons (Villa Muthee) or four persons (Villa Laalu)
• Private Yoga or Meditation sessions in the Villa’s Yoga pavilion
• Private return speed boat transfers from Gan International Airport
Birthday Benefits for All Villa Categories:
• Birthday Cake (Island Selection)
• Birthday Card

Check-In/Checkout Times
Check-in time shall be after 2.00pm (local time) and checkout time shall be before 12.00noon (local time) on the relevant day. Any request for early check-in, or late checkout, will be subject to the Resort's sole discretion, which shall be based on, inter alia, the Resort’s room availability on the relevant day.

Check in time is after 2pm Early check in - 100% of room rate
Late check out until 6:00pm - 50% of room rate
Late check out after 6:00pm - 100% of room rate

Honeymoon & Anniversary offer (All year around except Peak Season (20 Dec 2020 – 07 Jan 2021))
Minimum 4-night stay:
• A bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
• Romantic room decoration
• One 60-minute Spa massage for the Bride
• One 60-minute Spa massage for the Groom
• Marriage Certificate required at check in. I
• No later than 9 months post wedding
• Anniversary celebrations are valid only within 3 months of the celebration date (pre or post).
Applies from the 5th to the 50th wedding anniversary (every 5 years celebrations only).

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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

Incredible Experience

This is a magnificent resort. It is located on one of the most beautiful islands in The Maldives. The view across the lagoon is simply marvellous. I was mesmerized watching the scenery as I was...
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Paradise on Earth..!!

I'm writing this review after an year of my visit. However I still remember every detail of one of my best holidays. We arrived at Gan island following our holiday in Sri Lanka. We were received by...
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Truely amazing !!!!!

Had always dreamed about going to the Maldives so for my 50th we did a 2 night stay in Singapore which was great and then to the Shangri-La for 6 nights in an over water villa !!! When we left Male...
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