Shangri La Villingili
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Set amidst sensational sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives is a unique all-villa Maldives resort located in a spacious, boutique-style environment. Accommodations include private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas making it a premiere Maldives luxury resort, while a selection of fine-dining choices and innovative spa treatments have been carefully designed to stimulate the senses.
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.
From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses, accommodation is available in five distinct styles that sets them apart from other Maldives luxury villas, each equipped with two iPods and a docking station, and many luxurious amenities. The mood throughout all these Maldives villas is one of serenity, with touches of Middle Eastern and Indian elements.
Half Board now Free
Honeymooner Benefits (minimum 5 nights)
A Romantic Bed Decoration
1 Romantic Set Dinner in Javvu Restaurant
Honeymoon Bath Set Up
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.
The water, of course, allows for all kinds of activities such as wave-surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing or deep-sea fishing. Flat seas and dependable trade winds guarantee ideal conditions for sailing and windsurfing.
For diving enthusiasts, there are more than 25 dive sites teeming with marine life, including the dramatic 140-metre British Loyalty shipwreck with its hull resting at 33 metres, just a half-hour boat ride away from Villingili Island.
Water Sports Activities
Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board
Fishing, including deep-sea fishing and traditional Maldivian night fishing
Fun tubes and banana rides
Private Boat Charter
Small Dhoni Sailing
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Scuba Diving for both experienced divers and beginners, including a selection of PADI courses such as discovery Scuba diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver and speciality courses among others.
Excursions such as romantic champagne cruises on a small traditional dhoni, snorkel-hopping by speedboat and much more.
The natural, dense vegetation of the island sets it apart from many other Maldives resorts. The three-kilometre-long island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut trees, 45 species of plants, three natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.
Furthermore, there's excellent snorkelling around the island for enjoyment of abundant underwater beauty and encounters with colourful subaquatic residents.
Guided Walking Tours
Catch the weekly guided tour in the resort's jungle and learn more about Villingili's flora and fauna.
Underwater Trails and Coral Gardens
The Underwater Nature Trail, designed by the resort's marine specialist, leads out to the resort's house reef on the northern end of Villingili Island. Submerged signage identifies resident marine life along the way, including branching corals, sea anemones, Maldives anemone fish, and many more. The marine specialist has also created snorkel gardens close to the shoreline of the resort, ideal for less experienced swimmers and children.
Guided Bike Tours in Addu
Explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road that is the longest in Maldives. Set out with a picnic and discover the fascinating lifestyle and culture of untouched Maldivian villages or stop at a coffee shop to chat with the locals over a meal.
Children and Younger Adults
Located in the Village, The Adventure Zone for children is the place to find toys, educational activities and lots of land and beach-based activities to ensure a fun-filled vacation for the children.
Younger guests aged between four and twelve are welcomed from 9am until 7pm for plenty of fun and games.
Young Pirates of Villingili
Join in exploring the islands for hidden treasures, with your own cutlass, wearing your own crossbones shirt, to match your crossbones face paint. Learn the pirate vocabulary, words of fun and adventure. Embark on a voyage with the young pirates of Villingili.
Discover the wonderful jungle of Villingili and meet with amazing creatures that live there, such as the flying fox and geckos. Find out the different ways of nature fun, a journey of discovery.
Learn culinary secrets from the hands of the master. Wear your own Chef uniform and find out the tasty, mouth-watering dishes you can make.
Crab Hunting & Racing
Try to catch Hermit crabs or Ghost crabs and join the fun. Be the cheerleader of your very own crab and be part of the new racing game.
Learn about the beauty of the sea and meet your underwater friends. Find out funny and amazing information about green turtles, black tip sharks, starfish, dolphin, corals, parrotfish and a lot more.
Nature Arts and Crafts
Learn how to make a shell necklace, sand castle frame, nature paints using real leaves and coconuts. Explore the nature and express yourself in its creations.
Get fit and play at the same time. Enjoy swimming, tennis, running, yoga and other games for a lot of fun and sport.
The island boasts over six kilometres of picturesque coastline and nearly two kilometres of beautiful white, sandy beach on which to commune with nature. The lagoon offers a sensational palette of natural turquoise hues.
Beach and Twin Beach Villas also have their own private beaches.
Endheri Pool is a free-form infinity pool with Jacuzzi, ideally located in front of the lagoon.
CHI The Spa
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being.
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, and individual treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms, a changing room and a shower. The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments, alongside locally inspired treatments and specific well-being programmes.
In traditional Chinese philosophy, "chi" or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality.
For people to maintain good health, it is believed that "chi" must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, "dis-ease" and illness follow. Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages. Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.
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Standard Villa Features
Media & Entertainment
Complimentary broadband Internet access
40-inch LCD television
Bose DVD player
2 iPods and docking station
Productivity & Security
International direct dial telephone
Layout & Views
Spacious sundeck and patio, daybeds and lounge space, all on-land based villas with private swimming pool
Bath & Personal Care
Open air as well as indoor showers
Free Nights available Year Round. Free Transfers available for some of the year.
Upgrade from B&B to HB at some times of the year.
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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives restaurants are well catered for eating and drinking pleasures. Dr. Ali’s 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 that offer a unique Maldives dining experience 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.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa has four exceptional bars and lounges, offering a variety of atmospheric milieux for chilling out or energising.
The exceptional Dr. Ali's 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. A melting pot of four specialised chefs from India, Lebanon, Vietnam and China, orchestrates the kitchen.
Pork with spring onion - Simmered pork belly with spring onion sauce
Vegetable spring roll - Vietnamese deep fried vegetable spring roll
Hommous - Puree of chickpeas mixed with sesame paste, tahina and lemon juice
Tabouleh - Fresh parsley, burghul, tomatoes, onions, lemon juice and olive oil
Tomato saunfia shorba - Fresh tomatoes scented with fresh fennel
Duck and herb - Clear duck broth with Chinese herbs
Pork soup - Simmered pork stock with pear and papaya
Lamb tagine- braised lamb leg with ginger and saffron served with sweet prunes
Arabic mixed grill- lamb chops, shish taouk, beef kebabs, sliced fish, kofta kebabs
Rogan josh - Braised lamb with kashmir spices
Kukulhu riha - Maldivian chicken curry with local spices
Hor Fun - Fried rice noodle with oyster sauce, chicken and pork
Steamed whole fish with soy and ginger sauce
Gajr halwa - Carrot and sugar flavoured with cardamom
Mango sago - Chinese style with mango and cream
Sticky rice with coconut and ginger
Pastille bil halib- fried spring roll sheets topped with custard and crushed almonds
This 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. German chef Martin Vanicek spent his formative years in his home country building a solid foundation in fine dining restaurants before moving onto assignments in Malta and various posts in the United Arab Emirates.
Seared Maldivian yellow fin tuna with a mild chilli glaze, roast pineapple and mesclun greens
Antipasto platter with Parma ham, roast vegetables, Bocconcini mozzarella, and marinated tomatoes
Indian Ocean octopus salad with dill, mango and lemon
Roasted grouper served with butternut squash, crisp pancetta and green pea veloute
Grilled mahi mahi with tomato, artichoke concasse and lemon butter sauce
Roast rack of Australian lamb with glazed polenta, baked eggplant and mint jus
Riz Imperatrice with dark chocolate mousse
Hazelnut and yoghurt terrine with pink praline
Stem ginger parfait with coconut-glazed banana
Chocolate fondant with raspberry jus and vanilla ice cream
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.
This lounge serves tempting seafood dinners featuring everything from fresh sashimi, to prawns, to lobster. Open on selected evenings only.
Typical Chilled Seafood Menu
Oysters, crab claws, whole tiger shrimps, mussels, clams slipper lobsters, yellowfin sashimi.
Marinated mushrooms, asparagus spears, roast peppers, grilled vegetables with roast garlic and
thyme, shaved fennel, arugula, caesar salad, mesclun greens.
Crisp almond basket filled with seasonal fresh fruit and vanilla ice cream.
White chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce.
Riz Imperatrice, chocolate mousse and praline coco pops.
This 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.
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