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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives

Villingili Island, 20189
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An all-villa resort, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives offers a unique selection of accommodations ranging from private beach retreats and overwater villas to unique tropical tree house villas perched on the tree top canopy. All villas are luxuriously appointed with the best of media and entertainment technology, have spacious sun-decks and patios, and feature private swimming pools or direct access to the turquoise waters of the lagoon for snorkelling among the beautiful coral reefs. Villingili is one of the largest and most vegetated islands in the Maldives, being the venue for the Maldives' only golf course. Guests on the island have many restaurants, bars and lounges to enjoy. Those seeking a more unique experience have private dining available in locations of your choice across the island and even lunch on the equator aboard the resort's 70-foot luxury yacht. Private and blissful CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La promises relaxation with ocean views within a secluded sanctuary. Neighbouring islands are easily accessible and perfect for touring by bicycle, providing a unique and interactive experience with local Maldivians.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
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Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Diving
Golf course
Tennis court
Kids club
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Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Smoking rooms available
Private balcony
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There are not enough superlatives to describe the experience of staying at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa. From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty. The service is beyond anything my wife and I have ever experienced. Every single staff member is focused on providing guests with a memorable experience. My wife and I had six blissful days here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in October. Where do you start? There were so many highlights, starting with the over-water villa. We were in Villa 225 in Serenity Bay, which is the middle set of villas between the golf course villas and the villas near the house reef called Whispering Palms. These are ideally located, but really it wouldn’t matter where you stayed as each villa is close to the house coral reef. On our last day we had two sea turtles swimming around our villa. Another bonus is the bikes that are provided for guests to get around. If you don’t feel like riding, you can ring reception and request a golf buggy to ferry you around. The villas are beautifully appointed with mini-bar, complimentary Nespresso coffee machines and coffee, 42” LCD TV, an outdoor shower, indoor couples bath, day beds outside on the balcony, a hammock over the water and his and her vanities. The best part was the bed; king-size, supremely comfortable and you even had a pillow menu! There are so many wonderful activities; a great gym, tennis, brilliant 9-hole golf course in immaculate condition, running track around the island, and of course there’s the snorkeling. We took a snorkeling trip to an outer reef and got to swim with sea turtles; what an incredible experience that was. We also did the glass-bottomed boat tour and were lucky enough to be in the midst of a pod of about 40 dolphins; a truly memorable experience. The resort also runs a coral planting program where guests can plant coral and contribute to helping sustain the beautiful coral reef. Our package was all-inclusive and I would highly recommend this. Sumptuous buffet breakfasts, a-la-carte lunch and dinner dining at any of the three restaurants - Jaavu, Dr Ali’s, and Fashala. Our favourite was Fashala; right on the beach and with a seafood theme. They were running a lobster promotion whilst we were there which was just superb. There are regular cooking classes as well. A special mention must go to our personal Island host, Anas, who was such a beautiful human being. There were other wonderful people such as Ahmed, Hassan, Naba, Javeed, Aravindath, Felicia, Pandi; just to name a few. There are so many wonderful staff. Last but not least, we must thank the Resort General Manager, Phillippe. He regularly dropped by for a chat to ensure our expectations were being exceeded; he genuinely wants to know all the guests personally. In summary, I can’t imagine a location or a resort that could surpass Shangri-La Villingili; we would go back in a heartbeat.
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded 4 days ago
Dear dhurst61, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay at our resort, Shangri-la's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives. Right from landing in Male to arriving at our resort we have worked on every stage to ensure guests comfort. Our villas are one of the largest in all of Maldives. Our views are breathtaking and yet diverse. Our resort offers guests turquoise-blue lagoons, stunning coral reefs, panoramic sunsets, lush green jungles, and a well-manicured golf course. It’s the perfect hideaway for the nature seeking enthusiast. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, The Water Villa is undoubtedly one of my favorites, as it offers the best in everything - luxurious and well-appointed interiors, spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the mesmerizing sunsets. Not forgetting the unobtrusive and personalized Shangri-La service. We have over 40 large turtles in our reef waters, and very often they are sighted around the water villas. Coral Bleaching has been alarming over the last 12 months and the rising sea temperatures last year have caused extensive damage to reefs across the country. The food at our resort is a blend of local produce, some of it is even produced right on our island at our Award Winning Chef’s Garden, glad to read that our restaurants exceeded your expectations. We are blessed to have an island that is over 2.3 kilometers long and our golf course offers panoramic views. So when one is not golfing, one is certainly busy clicking wonderful photographs here. Our team certainly knows how to personalize even the most discerning of tastes. Their commitment to take initiative with selfless sincerity and thoughtful courtesy has allowed them to fully recognize the needs of our guests. I have shared your words of praise and appreciation with mentioned colleagues you have graciously remembered for their special contributions that made your vacation in paradise perfect. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise soon. Yours sincerely, Philippe
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My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon - and we simply could not fault it. The staff were absolutely beautiful people, very helpful and nothing was ever an issue. The rooms, restaurants, beaches and pool were all immaculate. The spa was wonderful too! They give you a bike to ride around the island and get to breakfast etc, which was heaps of fun. They also have a buggy service for those not interested in riding bikes - you just call and they come pick you up! We stayed in a Water Villa room, which we can highly recommend. The resort is a short boat ride from Gan Island, so might be harder to get to (we flew Sydney - Singapore - Colombo - Gan), but can absolutely guarantee you won't feel any of that jet lag the moment you step on the island. Our only regret was not staying there longer.
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded Feb 22, 2019
Dear MichelleS Thank you for a fantastic review of your stay at our resort. You have beautifully captured the true spirit of our resort and the essence of Maldives with your fabulous review. Your detailed review of your experience at our resort is our moment of truth. Right from landing in Male to arriving at our resort we have worked on every stage to ensure guests comfort. Our villas are one of the largest in all of Maldives. Our views are breathtaking and yet diverse. Our resort offers guests turquoise-blue lagoons, stunning coral reefs, panoramic sunsets, lush green jungles and manicured golf course. It’s the perfect hide away for the nature seeking enthusiast. The bicycles add that personal touch, giving you the complete freedom to roam as you please and explore the abundance that our island has to offer. Kind regards Philippe
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By far the nicest resort I’ve been to. 66sqm villa over the water with all the luxury you want. They even have a pillow menu. The food is spot on with fresh seafood gathered daily. The staff are warm and helpful.
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear L3748ILchrisc, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay at our resort, Shangri-la's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives. We aim to delight and provide all our guests with the highest standards in service and hospitality, our people go to great lengths to ensure that our guests are given the attention and comfort they deserve. It is through feedback such as yours that we are able to understand and evaluate the standards of our products and services. We look forward to welcoming you back to our water world in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any assistance. Best regards, Philippe
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There are not enough complementary words to describe this magical resort. Water is gorgeous, Marine life all around your Hut. Speaking of huts, they are better then most high end apartments in NYC. Food was not only delicious, but also well presented! The boat ride to watch Spinner Dolphins was a just awesome. Ride your bike around the resort and enjoy. Definitely a couples dream come true..
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jimsozo, Thank you for a fantastic review of your stay at our resort. You have beautifully captured the true spirit of our resort and the essence of Maldives with your fabulous review. Right from landing in Male to arriving at our resort we have worked on every stage to ensure guests comfort. Our villas are one of the largest in all of Maldives. Our views are breathtaking and yet diverse. Our resort offers guests turquoise-blue lagoons, stunning coral reefs, panoramic sunsets, lush green jungles, and manicured golf courses. It’s the perfect hideaway for the nature seeking enthusiast. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your fishing trip, coral planting and the numerous water sports activities we offer. Our Shisha lounge at the Manzaru bar and Indian cuisine at Dr. Ali`s is much sought after and enjoyed by our guests. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever you plan your next visit to our part of the water world. Yours sincerely, Philippe
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Wow just Wow. From the moment we arrived everything was taken care of. After a very long day travelling from the UK and crossing the Equator on the last flight to Gan I must say we were delighted to arrive and relax into our holiday. Genuinely, it is 5 minutes from airside to poolside...well ok maybe 6 minutes but oh so welcome. This was our 3rd trip to the Maldives, but the 1st time at Shangri-La Villingili and I must say they have the service package well polished. We were assigned our resort host who was Assad Manik who looked after everything we required. He made dinner reservations and booked snorkelling trips and was always on hand to satisfy our requests. Thank you Assad. We were on the all inclusive package and this is without doubt the best way to eat and drink in the Maldives. You have no worries signing cheques all day long. The food and beverage offering was excellent. Three amazing restaurants and three bars/lounges to choose from. Fashala was our favourite with an amazing beach side location and both food and service were outstanding. You receive an allowance towards food in both Fashala and Dr Ali's which was more than enough with Java being covered entirely by the all inclusive package. We stayed in a Pool Villa which was on the ocean side (opposite side from the lagoon) which we were very happy with. Villa no 210 which was centrally located and only a 10 minute walk from the water sports centre and the village itself. Alternatively just 3 minutes on the bikes provided free of charge and parked outside your villa. Buggys are available just call reception anytime to transport you all over the island if you wish. We loved the sound of the ocean and the breeze from the sea but you are not allowed to swim on this side of the island. The infinity pool is amazing though and just a few steps from your bedroom! Rooms cleaned and serviced twice daily to very high standard. Altogether had a wonderful holiday in a resort which caters for your every whim. Even managed a game of golf on the 9 hole course!
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kenny B, Thank you very much for your patronage at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives and for taking your precious time to post your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read about your overall staying experience from the room facilities to our colleague hospitality. We aim to delight and provide all our guests with the highest standards in service and hospitality. Our people go to great lengths to ensure that our guests are given the attention and comfort they deserve. Right from landing in Male to arriving at our resort we have worked on every stage to ensure guests comfort. Our villas are one of the largest in all of Maldives. Our views are breathtaking and yet diverse. Our resort offers guests turquoise-blue lagoons, stunning coral reefs, panoramic sunsets, lush green jungles, and manicured golf courses. It’s the perfect hideaway for the nature seeking enthusiast. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your fishing trip, coral planting and the numerous water sports activities we offer. Our Shisha lounge at the Manzaru bar and Indian cuisine at Dr. Ali`s is much sought after and enjoyed by our guests. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever you plan your next visit to our part of the water world. Yours sincerely, Philippe
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$714 - $1,992 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
132
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Does Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.