4.5
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What We Love

  • Villingili is a larger island and has lots to offer: three freshwater lagoons, a white sand beach and spectacular underwater diving
  • The Chi spa, where treatments are inspired by local healing traditions
  • Some villas have private pools; others have direct beach access
  • The property opened a nine-hole golf course in 2012
  • Good for families, thanks to the well-equipped kids center

What To Know

  • Villas have privacy, but couples in search of seclusion may want to look elsewhere
  • Traveling with young kids? Best to avoid a Water Villa for safety reasons

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives in Villingili Island (Addu Atoll), you’ll be close to Gan Beach. This 5-star resort is within the region of Hulhudhoo Harbor and Meedhoo Jetty.

Make yourself at home in one of the 132 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Rooms have private patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

How to Get There

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives
Villingili Island
Villingili Island, 17-01 Maldives

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1161 Reviews
Amazing
Reviewed 3 days ago

The resort is wonderful and peaceful. All the staff are exceptionally professional. Villa was luxury and gives all the privacy . Food is delicious. Many activities available. A good thing is that they help you as you arrive to Male airport. A staff well take care of your luggages and all domestic flight details while you are resting in the lounge.

The best resort in Maldives
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been Maldives few times before.
This time I decided to stay at Shangrila because I compared it with few other resorts and found out that Shangrila villa rooms were double size than most of the similar resorts . Some of the fancy resorts don’t have a live coral reef next to water villas and I found out nearly half of the water villas at W resort are not close to house reefs. So I finally decided to stay with Shangrila
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I had stayed in Hufaven Fushi , Conward , Soneva Gili , Evason Fushi , Banyan Tree ten years ago . I like the coral reefs in Shangri-la the most as they are huge and lively and really close to villas. They put orange floating balls to locate coral reefs . I think Villa 107-109 are the closest villas to the coral reefs at our side of the island. Not sure about other side of the island .

I tried two kinds of Water villas this time, one is the regular one and another is the president water villa . Both are excellent! Water villa is huge likes those Banyan Tree villa in Thailand . The president water villa is super huge and it like a boutique resort !
The regular villa is very big , although it doesn’t has a small pool likes other Maldives resorts but in my experience , small pool is useless as most of the time I preferred to snokelling in the sea instead. I prefer a huge wash room like Shangrila offers here , the regular water villa is prefect !
But if you are very rich and use to bring your helper, nanny etc . Shangrila president villa is out of the world! The pool is huge , it has a private spa room for two, a private sauna room, a kitchen, a very large infinitely pool, two pavilions , two stair cases to go down to the sea and a huge living room too. I think it’s like 3-4 times bigger than regular water villa. My daughter love swimming in this huge infinitely pool and my husband likes to hide inside the living room . We don’t even wanna go out for lunch or dinner . I tried the in villa BBQ. They sent us a private chef , a private waiter to serve us during the whole dinner. It’s prefect! I think you should try the in villa Bbq service no matter what kind of villas that you plan to book! It’s a kind of experience that you won’t forget ! They even bring lanterns, flowers, some Palm leafs to decorate the place before the dinner.
Service is excellent no matter u are staying at regular villa or president villa. Food is ok but not top of the world. I like Tandoori prawns at Dr Ali’s and lobster risotto at Fashala. Food price is expected to be more expensive than usual as hotel has 20%+ service charge and tax charge. But staying in s paradise makes every penny that I spend worth the price! I highly recommand to come here and I love Shangrila in all aspects!

Maldives Shangri-La
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was convenient to travel via Sri Lanka to Gan Airport and just 10 min Boat ride good location great room choices and Restaurants were great all hotel staffs gave us a great services had good Restaurants we are vegetarian so chef was making special Indian meal for us

perfect place for a family holiday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our recent family holiday was incredible, we had an awesome time there, and the weather was almost perfect except for the one day that it rained. Overcast, hot and humid, perfect for being outdoors.

Shangrilla is amazing, a perfect island holiday with the most beautiful reefs, fishes and lush greenery everywhere. We were very fortunate to have been upgraded to the water
villas which were just amazing, spacious and beautiful.

Every staff member, from the hotel manager ,chefs and waiters and waitressers were most accommodating, friendly and helpful at all times. We only had to make a request or comment on anything overlooked, and it would be taken care off. Our grandchildren were always running around, yet the staff just smiled and enjoyed all their antics. The names i managed to remember are Peter, Mufeed, Saif, Muthier, Joselina. The chefs always went out of their way in creating special vegetarian meals for me. The cleaning staff whose names I forgot to jot down were kind and polite at all times.
A big thank you to all the staff, for making our stay there special.

Another plus for Shangrilla was that they allowed us the opportunity for a late checkout,
at 6 pm, as our chartered flight was scheduled to leave around midnight. This was most appreciated, since with small children, it would have been a nightmare to have to go to
another resort as initially programmed.
Shangrilla, MADE our holiday there memorable.
Thanks to the General Manager, Phillipe on a wonderful job.

Best Experience!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with Shangri-La in Sydney during work placements on several occasions and always appreciated the excellent amenities and services. So when friends raved about Shangri-La in the Maldives, and in need of a relaxing getaway, we decided to book.

I cannot express in words the reality of this experience. Everything was a delight. We stayed in a tree Villa surrounded by jungle, a large deck, pool, and a little cabane with outdoor cushions overlooking the ocean side which was perfect for lazy afternoon naps.

We had good intentions to participate in some of the many sports activities however we spent most of our time simply riding around the island, snorkelling (fantastic) and snoozing. A couple of raining days kept us enclosed but didn’t hamper our spirits.

The food was great with healthy fresh choices in abundance. The breakfast buffet was full of fresh fruits and plentiful fresh juices with generous squeezes of ginger for that extra energy boost. Mr coconut always ready to hand over a fresh coconut with a big smile! We also liked very much the atmosphere of Javvu Buffet evenings, a table in the sand and local musicians in the background.

And of course our holiday would not have been perfect without the warm hospitality that we experienced from these wonderful people working on the Resort. A particular thanks of appreciation to head Chef Hamed who charmed us endlessly with his culinary experience!

So a big thank you to all the staff who made our stay so incredibly special.