Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa - Maldives 5 Star Luxury Hotel & Golf Course

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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is the first luxury resort in the Maldives, south of the equator and located in Addu Atoll.

The natural, dense vegetation of Villingili sets it apart from many other Maldives resort islands. The three-kilometer-long island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut palms, 45 species of plants, 3 natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore. Villingili Island boasts over six kilometers of picturesque coastline and nearly two kilometers of beautiful white, sandy beach on which to commune with nature. The lagoon offers a sensational palette of natural turquoise hues. The three resort's restaurants are well-catered to 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. For quality café dining during the day and refined Western fare in the evening, Javvu will delight guests. Fashala serves fine dining cuisine featuring local produce from the surrounding waters and neighbouring farms. Discover new dining experiences in some of the resort's most secret locations. Be it a torch lit dinner under the banyan trees of the resort's jungle, a spa dinner in the privacy of a meditation pavilion overlooking the ocean, a romantic in-villa evening or a dinner of local ingredients freshly prepared in the Chef's Garden, our culinary team will help create a memorable experience.

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Read article: Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Offers Maldives' Only Golf Course

Trip Type

Family Vacation, Golf Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Scuba Diving, Spa & Wellness, Wedding


Infinity pool with Jacuzzi Snorkelling & diving Excursions Water Sports Cultural tours Golf - The first of its kind in the Maldives, The Villingili Golf Course is nestled on seven and a half hectares at the southern end of Villingili Island. Spectacular sights await at each of the nine holes, mostly Par 3 and averaging of 123.4 yards in length. Designed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as a fun, recreational golf course for aficionados and beginners alike, it was developed while keeping the island's natural beauty in mind. A diversity of palms and exotic flora highlight the views of the ocean and the turquoise lagoon along a scenic walking path. Guests will delight in exploring secluded, intimate beach coves on the bordering shores.


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. The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments, alongside locally inspired treatments and specific well-being programmes.

Weddings, Events & Meetings

Add sparkle to any wedding by splashing out on the perfect celebration. With an abundance of choice locations, guests can choose ocean or forest vistas in brilliant sunshine, or celebrate beneath a canopy of stars. For this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa offers the once-in-a-lifetime location. Wedding pavilions face the breaking waves of the Indian Ocean, and themed weddings including Indian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.


Gan International Airport (GAN)

Airport Distance

8-minute boat ride from Gan Airport

High Season

November through April

Getting There

Located just south of the equator, the Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa is a 70-minute flight from Malé International Airport and an 8-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll. Surrounded by a striking coral reef, this boutique-style all-villa resort is home to more than 17,000 coconut trees, over six kilometres of picturesque coastline and 2 kilometres of white sandy beaches.