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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


4.5 Very Good 1186 Reviews
The Best Resort Ever
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our 3 rd visit to Maldives and we have finally found the best Resort we have ever stayed at. This was the most prettiest, friendliest Resort Ever. We were lucky to stay here for 2 weeks. From the moment we arrived to the time we left we had the best customer service ever. The staff were so lovely, the food was exceptional and such a choice that after 2 weeks, we still hadn’t sampled everything. The Maldivian Curries or the Asian food, The lobster risotto. Everything was delicious. The buffet breakfast was great too.
The water Villas are big and spacious, stepping off the villa into the amazing lagoon. The snorkelling was unbelievable, reef sharks, turtles, tangs ,clowns. The marine life was amazing. The sea was like a hot bath! The water so clear.
The bicycles are great for riding through the jungle to get to the wonderful Spa, restaurants or even a 9 hole golf course.
The flight from Uk is so easy. Ba fly direct to Male in 10 hours, then it was a dash 8 for another 1/12 hour flight to Gan Island and then a 8 minute boat trip.It’s a magical place. The staff were all excellent, I could not ask for anything and there is not one thing I could criticise.

Maldives 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago

Since arriving until departure we had zero complaints. All the employees were extremely hospitable, professional and were always willing to ensure our experience wouldn’t be impacted in a negative sense.

The deluxe villa we stayed in was amazing and completely private, it actually felt like we were on our own island.

I would highly recommend Shangri-La resort to my family and friends.Thank you very much to all the staff and we hope to be back soon.

top notch Island paradise resort and scuba diving team
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the time our plane landed in Male, we were well taken cared of such as transfer to plane to Gan, speed boat and arrival at the resort. It did not stop there management was attentive and Chefs and staff as well. We’re used to management being involved in on our day-to-day activities. We thought that the Chefs presence in the restaurant was a plus. In particular, Chef Hamed. He was very engaging plus with good suggestions.

On top of the above, we had contacted Chris, Base Leader at the Diving Center well-inadvance prior to arrival. He was sensitive to our needs. He made sure that we were taken cared of. He dove with us on our first day. He then slowly introduced us to his boat crew (the captain and his crew) and to our dive master, Matias. After that, we had an amazing dive. The experience will linger on for us. We’re sure to look forward to going back.

One last thing, although we had a one time couple massage at Chi, our massage therapists especially Nok, relieved our tensed muscles and ligaments. We slept well on our flight the following day.

Honeymoon Maldives
Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt our honeymoon wasn’t very celebrated our special, after the Maldives we did a 5 star in Sri Lanka where it was much more celebrated and were better taken care of. Overall the resort and stay was wonderful just need to make people feel a little more special if they are celebrating something special.

A perfect holiday
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked through an offer on luxury escapes an over water villa and from the minute our transfer docked Shangri-La did not disappoint. The transfers were smooth and when we arrived our room was ready despite arriving early in the day. The room was perfection and very spacious with a beautiful view and easy access to the lagoon. Air conditioned and with blinds for when the sun became too much we always felt comfortable. The bed was comfy and an extensive pillow menu was available . The water in the lagoon was so clear and warm and we loved spending time there. A short bike ride or a buggy transfer got us to breakfast and dinner and we loved the food. Do the all inclusive it’s so worth it and you will never be bored. You also have the option of several restaurants. In addition we did the dine by design on the beach and that was flawless and we were delighted when they took the dinner allowance cost off the price. Just so considerate in every way. The spa was so good we went 3 times and I really reccomend the kandel boli ( probably incorrectly spelt) massage . One of the best I’ve had. All in all an absolute dream place for a holiday and I can’t tell you when I’ll be back but I know I will be 🌴🌈👩‍❤️‍👩