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As you stroll along the resort’s edge, the vast Indian Ocean stirs a sense of awe deep within you. Like a pearl in its oyster, you’re embraced by the soothing ambience of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives.

Relaxing in your villa on a brilliant tropical afternoon, you enjoy the stunning view where the azure waters meet sapphire-coloured skies. Built on stilts in the resort's lagoon, the private haven is connected to the island by a timber walkway, over waters teeming with marine life.

The turquoise lagoon whispers the beauty of its shoreline as waves lap against the beach, beckoning you. With so much else to do at the resort, the sea will have to wait.

Peals of laughter fill the air. From somewhere, the rich aroma of coffee wafts towards you. You soak in the local vibes over a delectable lunch served on your villa deck, hoping the moment lasts forever.

As night falls, you anticipate a sumptuous themed dinner, a dining experience served in one of the resort’s most secret locations. Surrounded by lush vegetation and nocturnal sounds, open-flame torches are your sole illumination. You take a seat at a finely-adorned table. From tasty appetisers to sizzling barbecued specialities, the dinner is perfect, right down to the local-dessert finale.
Tomorrow, perhaps you'll seek adventure with an expedition to the equator on a two-mast luxury yacht. For now, you long for the endless horizon views at the Villingili Golf Course, and the magic of CHI, The Spa.
Welcome to Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, where extraordinary adventures await.



  • Dr. Ali's Restaurant & Bar
  • Javvu Restaurant & Bar
  • Fashala Lounge
  • M-Lounge
  • Manzaru Bar
  • Endheri Pool Bar
  • Dine by Design
  • In-Villa Dining

Land Sports:

  • Tennis
  • Golfing
  • Jogging trails
  • Badminton


  • Billard
  • Pinball machines
  • Fitness centre
  • Yoga
  • Health club

Water Sports:

  • Kayaking
  • Fun tube rides
  • Banana boat rides
  • Paddle boards
  • Surfing
  • Seabobs
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Monoskiing
  • Kneeboarding
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Parasailing
  • Kite surfing
  • Snorkelling


  • Dolphin cruise
  • Sunset cruise on a luxury yacht Horizon
  • Take the regular speedboat runs to Gan and explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands
  • Underwater Trails & Coral Gardens
  • Local island hopping
  • Meedhoo Farm Tours
  • Guided Bicycle Tours


  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Big Game fishing
  • Hand line fishing
  • Night fishing

Other Services:

  • Swimming pool
  • Villa Host service
  • Front desk
  • Money exchange
  • In-room dining services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning and
  • Pressing services
  • Use of lounge at Malé domestic airport
  • Meet and greet service at Malé and Gan Airports
  • Complimentary speedboat transfer from Gan island to resort
  • Private Jet service
  • 9-hole Golf Course
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton court
  • Babysitting service on request
  • Four retail shops
  • Beauty salon
  • Medical centre with 24-hour doctor services
  • The Kid’s Cool Zone
  • 24-hour Business Centre
  • Photographer
  • Internet access
  • Decompression chamber


  • Wedding Blessing Ceremony
  • Traditional Western Wedding
  • Maldivian Wedding
  • Wedding on luxury Yacht Horizon

Shangri-La Eco Centre

A place to learn about the conservation works around Villingili and how visitors can support these efforts. Information on island’s nature trails, surrounding underwater beauty and best dive sites nearby.
Other activities include; 

  • Coral Planting
  • Coral Fish House Making
  • Villingili Eco Tour
  • Meet Our Coconut Climbers

Addu Atoll is a veritable haven for divers and anyone curious about the underwater world.

For resort guests there is excellent diving and snorkelling available for all levels of ability. The creation of a snorkelling garden close to the resort’s shoreline is an ideal site for snorkelers and children. For advanced divers, numerous world class diving locations teeming with marine life await exploration.

Scuba diving for both experienced divers and beginners are offered at the resort, including a selection of PADI courses such as:

  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Discovery Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Specialty courses

The resort has its own Hyperbaric chamber along with a German Hyperbaric doctor and Hyperbaric-trained attendants.


Transfer Options:

  • 70 minutes domestic flight from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport to Gan Airport,
    followed by an, 
  • 08 minutes speed boat transfer from Gan Airport to Shangri-La.
  • Private Jet 
    Arrive and depart in effortless style from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll, a mere five minutes private boat transfer to Villingili Island. Gan offers first-class facilities including a VIP guest lounge exclusive to Shangri-La guests and full range of facilities and services, including professional meet and greet, ground support and catering services by Shangri-La.

Chi, The Spa offers 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. 

  • Chi Signature Massages
  • Chi Signature Journeys
  • Sense of Place
  • Asian Wellness Massages
  • Ayurvedic Therapy
  • Facials
  • Body Therapies
  • Wellness Experiences