Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

Located just south of the equator, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is a 70-minute flight from Malé International Airport and a five-minute boat ride from Gan International 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

  • Star Rating: 4 Stars
  • Location: Addu Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: 70 minutes by a domestic flight
  • Total Rooms: 132
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The resort comprises 132 tranquil villas in 9 distinct styles from private water villas and tropical tree houses to pool villas and beachside residences. For the ultimate experience, the Resort features two Presidential Villas. The over water Villa Muthee and the land-based Villa Laalu. All villas feature a myriad of luxurious amenities and expansive layouts with spacious sundecks, patios, daybeds and lounge areas.


Restaurants and Bars.
Javvu - International
Dr. Ali’s - Arabic, Indian, Cantonese / Vietnamese.
Fashala - Seafood.
Endheri -  Snacks and beverages.
Manzaru - Snacks and beverages
M-Lounge - Snacks and beverages


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.

In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch’i or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed thatch’i 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.


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

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.


Tennis Court. International Tennis Federation grade tennis courts are available. Beginners can choose to take a lesson with our tennis pro who is also a perfect partner for experienced players.

Entertainment Centre. The entertainment centre offers snooker and billiards, and a selection of books and magazines. A resident artist features contemporary Asian paintings in the Q Gallery. A bar and mini mart serve snacks and drinks and offers basic personal necessities.

Eco Centre.  Shangri-La Eco Centre is a place to discover, entertain and educate, in an interactive and lively atmosphere. Guests will gain an in-depth understanding of the conservation works around Villingili island and learn how they can get involved and support the resort's efforts.

Jogging Trails. Three joggings trails running a total of four kilometers are available on Villingili.

Guided Bicycle 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.

Yoga and Meditation. Find inner calm practising yoga or meditation overlooking the ocean.  Individual and group classes for all levels as well as holistic workshops to experience a balanced approach to life and longevity are offered


  • Pool Villa Pool Villas are surrounded by a lush forest and offer views of the gentle rolling ocean.
  • Deluxe Pool Villa 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.
  • Beach Villa 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.
  • Water Villa 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.
  • Tree House Villa 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. Note: We do not recommend this villa to families with children under 12 years due to the open nature of its terrace.
  • Ocean View Villa 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.
  • Two Bedroom Beach Villa 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.
  • Villa Muthee 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.
  • Villa Laalu Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort.


Sports and Recreation
  • tennis courts
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • outdoor pool
  • private beach
  • fitness center
  • shops
  • room service
  • concierge
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • laundry service
  • coffee shop
  • tours
  • poolside bar
  • Airport Transfer
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