Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

from price £259 pp / per night
Bed and Breakfast

020 8774 7298

Overview


Set amongst wild coconut palms, stunning lush vegetation and nearly two kilometres of beautiful, white-sand beach, this new Shangri-La Resort & Spa offers guests pampered luxury in a natural yet boutique-style environment. is a 70-minute flight from Male and just an 8-minute boat ride from located on Addu Atoll in the south of the eco-orientated resort boasts lagoon beaches on one side of the island and a surf beach on the other; from private ocean retreats to tropical tree-house villas - unique to the Those who seek a culinary experience are spoilt by the finest cuisine from the Indian Ocean, Asia and Middle East.



Pool Villas are surrounded by a lush forest and offer views of the gentle rolling ocean. The luxury resort's Pool Villas feature their own private pool, terrace and open-air shower. The elegant décor is contemporary Asian, with Middle Eastern and Indian highlights. Guests can enjoy the soothing sound of the waves from the comfort of their bed, catch up on their reading or relax on a day bed on the patio or terrace.
Amenities:
Private Pool
Sitting-area
These Luxurious Beach Villas provide a private haven on a white-sand beach, and are set over two separate pavilions. 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.
Amenities:
Private Pool
Separate Living Room
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. Water Villas are built on stilts in the resort's lagoon. 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.
Amenities:
Sitting-area
Private Sundeck with stairs to Lagoon
Private Veranda with day bed and furniture
With marvellous views of the ocean, Tree House Villas are secluded, private island hideaways. Perched on stilts among the treetops, 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 and languid lagoons.
Amenities:
Private Pool
Separate Living Room
Like a pearl in its own oyster, Villa Muthee nestles in its own luxurious environment. From the choicest of décor 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.
Amenities:
Dining area
Private Pool
Separate Living Room
Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort's crown, with two large, high-ceilinged bedrooms. Carefully selected artworks are on display throughout this exquisite villa, together with high-end Asian artefacts, sculptures and urns from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Round-the-clock, in-villa dining can be enjoyed in the living room with timber-decked verandas, or in air-conditioned or al fresco dining pavilions.
Amenities:
Dining area
Private Pool
Separate Living Room
Nestled in rich vegetation, Deluxe Pool Villa guests can enjoy the stunning views of the gentle rolling ocean from their own infinity pool and wooden sun deck. The bedroom and bathroom look out to the sea, while the spacious patio features outdoor furniture designed for dining under the stars on a balmy evening. Located in hush tranquillity and tucked behind the secluded shores of Villingili Island, all Deluxe Pool Villas have their own spacious garden and intimate coral beach front, offering unbeatable seclusion and second-to-none privacy.
Amenities:
Private Pool
Sitting-area
Perched on stilts three meters above the ground, Ocean View Villas offer guests stunning views of the ocean. These luxurious villas are infused Middle Eastern and Indian designs. Guests can swim-up to the edge of their infinity pool and unwind or choose to recline on their sun beds. Rocked by the natural sound of the ocean, guests can also enjoy al fresco dining on the villa’s wooden sun deck. Note: We do not recommend this villa to families with children under 12 years due to the open nature of its terrace.
Amenities:
Private Pool
Sitting-area
Luxurious and tastefully decorated, two-bedroom villas are located adjacent to one another, making them ideal for families or travelling companions wanting both privacy and proximity. Traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian-themed furnishings and décor create a light and airy feel, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors. The villas are set in beautiful grounds and share a large patio and sun deck, complete with an infinity pool.
Amenities:
Balcony/Terrace
Private Pool

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Activities & Facilities


Baby Sitting
Beauty Salon
Boutique/Shop
Golf
Gym
Internet Access
Kids Club
Laundry Service
Spa

Manzaru Bar

Manzaru Bar in The Village is the perfect spot to people watch and relax to some chill-out music, amid the swaying palm trees that cast playful shadows on the stone-clad columns and the contemporary lounge furniture. Open, exposed rafters and limestone carved feature walls with intricate motifs particular to the region give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. Manzaru is the ideal place for guests to lie back and relax on burnished orange accent cushions while watching the world drift by, or to make new acquaintances. Armed with a cocktail of choice and snacks from an inventive bar menu, savour views of the lagoon and the jetty.This is a fine location to unwind after a day's activities and to share experiences with old and new friends.

Endheri Pool Bar

Very much the heart of the resort, the Endheri Pool Bar is a stylish cool spot that offers guests a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. An ideal vantage point for whiling away the hours. Located on the beach, Endheri is the perfect venue for a complete chill-out and guests are always only one step away from the ocean. With a structure that is open to the elements on all sides and timber decking throughout, the atmosphere at Endheri is light and refreshing. Relaxing ambient sounds and 'live' acoustic and semi-acoustic sets enliven the atmosphere, while after sunset the tempo picks up and it becomes a popular spot for entertainment. The evening progresses with more upbeat electronic and dance music with a DJ playing the latest European lounge music.

Fashala Lounge

Guests can always be assured of a magical ambience in the Fashala Lounge. During the day, light reflected off the water illuminates its interior while at night you can watch the blanket of diamond stars against a black satin sky to the refrain of gentle waves lapping on the shifting sands. Fashala Lounge serves a la carte and Continental Breakfast, lunch, light refreshments throughout the day and evening cocktails. At lunchtime, feast on the choicest succulent seafood - from freshly-shucked oysters to lobsters and prawns - done to perfection, as you wash it down with a Chardonnay.After sunset, relax to the sound of smooth jazz and down tempo beats.

CHI - The Spa at Shangri-La

CHI - The Spa at Shangri-La is located at the highest geographical point on the resort - 2.3 metres above sea level. Offering innovative therapies and healthy lifestyle programmes, there is a full-range of spa products and beauty and body treatments based on the ancient Chinese and Himalayan healing traditions, philosophies and rituals. The signature therapies here are based on the five elements theory in which wood, fire, earth, water and metal are harmonised with the positive yang and negative yin energies within the body.

Javvu Restaurant

For that feeling of dining in the elements, Javvu Restaurant is ideally located. Set across two pavilions, it has a fresh, cool and sophisticated atmosphere. A large glass front, seven-metre high ceilings, natural open rafters and decorative pendant lights help to imbue Javvu with a light and airy ambience. There is a contemporary, welcoming feel and the emphasis in Javvu is on fine dining in relaxed and stylish surroundings. Located close to the ocean, diners sit on leather woven white seats and blue, red and gold accented throw pillows. Javvu is Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa's all-day dining restaurant, featuring quality cafe dining during the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening - prime steaks and seafood imbued with a touch of Mediterranean. Breakfast at Javvu is informal but essential to the experience.

Dr Ali's Restaurant & Bar

Drawing on the Maldives strategic location at the crossing points of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf, these distinctive Eastern-style living rooms reflect the sumptuous different cultures and cuisines that have made Maldives the delight it is. Dr. Ali's dishes are rich in wonderful herbs and spices, all lovingly imbued with the memory and heritage of a well-respected man. In Dr. Ali's, a culinary adventure awaits diners. The Maldives gastronomic influences are enticingly captured by the variety of cuisines on offer here. The special Indian Ocean living room serves up aromatic curries, tandoori dishes and roast meat prepared by chefs skilled in the subtle blending of exotic spices. While the South China Sea living room focuses on signature Shangri-La Cantonese dishes like platters of delectable dim sum morsels, steamed freshly-netted fish and tasty stir fries as well as mouth-watering Vietnamese specialities and recipes from some of the masters of Oriental cuisine. A light and airy ambience fills this living room which is highlighted by Asian artefacts. The design style complements the surroundings, while the prevalence of gold and blue hues in the restaurant reflects the sea and beyond. More of the marvellous Dr. Ali's magical secrets can also be discovered in the Arabian Gulf living room, where the culinary emphasis is on Lebanese cuisine as well as quintessential dishes from the entire Middle East region; hummus, salads, tagine, kababs and saj.The dining pavilions in Dr. Ali's are decorated throughout with special artworks and nostalgic artefacts with historical significance to the Maldives - from old nautical instruments, like sextants from the spice trade route era, to local herbal etchings and foliage collections. The colour scheme in the Arabian Gulf living room is rich and earthy with colours like red, orange and ochre strongly highlighted while the d'cor is Middle Eastern with a clay tiled floor, heavy carved wood displays and rich tapestries and rugs. There is also a collection of artefacts from Dubai, Morocco and Northern Africa.The relaxing background music in Dr. Ali's Bar comprises ambient Arabic chill-out and Asian lounge music. This bar connecting Dr. Ali's Restaurant is seductive, intimate and opulent and the perfect place for a relaxing pre-dinner aperitif or mellow postprandial digestif. Choose from a special selection of herbal-infused drinks, extensive rum concoctions and sit back to enjoy a sheesha. It is an experience and style that would have warmed the heart of Dr Ali himself.

Dine by Design

From the unique experience of lunch on the Equator aboard a luxury yacht to a rustic, candlelit barbecue on the sands of Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, the key to a unique experience is the creation of special dining options for well-seasoned travellers. Dine by Design allows couples or groups of friends to dine in style in a different location every night. Guests can choose from stylish dinners in the resort's lush forest, on a sandbank, or a laid-back picnic next to the crystal clear and sparkling ocean. It could be a lavish setting with carpets, throw-cushions and lantern lighting to create the perfect ambience for a romantic couple or a lively jungle theme for guests with a sense of adventure. There are also two pristine private islands nearby where diners can be whisked away by boat for a truly memorable dinner and superb cuisine in a private hideaway.


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