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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


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


Above all expectations at Shangri-la

We’ve just returned from the most incredible 6 days at Shangri-La Resort & Spa for our 25th wedding anniversay. From the moment we were met at Male airport by a very friendly resort rep & seamlessly transferred to our domestic flight to Gan we were impressed. Our speed boat ride with friendly staff through to being met & checked into our over water villa (110) we were continuously impressed. Our villa was beautiful, right on the edge of the house reef, sure, the villa shows a little bit of age, however it was huge, very well appointed & beautifully cleaned everyday. To be able to take a few steps down a ladder to sit amongst tropical fish was amazing. The water was breathtakingly turquoise just like in the photos! The island is so beautiful, we loved riding our bikes around the island everyday. Then the hard decisions, sit/swim at the beautiful pool, swim at the beach by the pool, paddle board or snorkel directly from our villa deck. We enjoyed a round of golf on the most picturesque of golf courses. The beautiful staff at the resort really did make our trip a dream. Each breakfast & lunch we ate at Javu. The food was fabulous & the service was beyond expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed speaking with the staff about their lives & sharing ours. We ate at each of the 3 restaurants at night. Fabulous food at each. We went on an all inclusive trip which made it all easy, the bar staff knew what we liked to drink & really obliged keeping our favs coming. It was a big decision to go & which resort to choose. We couldn’t of been happier with Shangri-La, ultimately we chose it as it was bigger than others which perhaps gave a bit more space & options if we wanted more to do or not. Just a shame we didn’t stay longer. As soon as our feet hit the white sand, we left the worries & stress at home behind. ALL the staff we engaged with, from the staff sweeping the paths each day to management we were impressed. Thankyou so much to all the wonderful staff, from check in, to the restaurant staff, servers & chefs, activities & the fab bar staff. We already miss your smiling faces. We wish you all the best & hope to return again. Don’t hesitate if you can’t decide, you won’t be disappointed.

Paradise but.......
Guy B

Just had 9 nights in this incredible place. Wonderful food, staff and service. Very relaxing for all concerned. There is also plenty to do which is rare in the Maldives. However, most of the activities are ludicrously expensive. 190 dollars for 30 mins on a jetski? We paid over a $1000 for a 5 man, 3 hour fishing trip. It is also beginning to look a bit tired. A lot of broken thatching on villas. If you dont mind this, then go, it is really wonderful.

A bad review of this place is impossible!

We just returned from this amazing place. I have read some of the terrible reviews and am astounded that people are talking about the same place! The staff here are the friendliest and most gracious I have ever come across. Honestly, nothing was too much trouble. The have genuine concern that you enjoy your stay and the standard of the service, food, drinks and accommodation was second to none. It goes without saying that this place is beautiful. But our experience would not have been anything as good as it was without the exceptional customer service and care. Nothing can be 100% perfect. But when 99% of our expectations were exceeded, we were more than happy with that! We stayed in a Water Villa which was stunning inside and out and well kept throughout our stay. Spacious with everything you need thought of. The weather wasn't the best although the sun still showed most days revealing the best of the beauty this island has to offer.