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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives

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Villingili Island, 19040
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Golf course
Tennis court
Fishing
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Shops
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Chinese, Hindi

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Dimag Ozgum wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California148 contributions48 helpful votes
This is a magnificent resort. It is located on one of the most beautiful islands in The Maldives. The view across the lagoon is simply marvellous. I was mesmerized watching the scenery as I was flying my drone here. There are plenty of facilities and things to do on the island. There's even a nine-hole golf course. Also, diving there was incredible as the sea life here is amazing. Snorkelling from your room or in the designated area is a must. To add, we did a Jetski tour which I loved! The meals, drinks and wine list are very good. One day, we went fishing and had an incredible seafood dinner afterwards in a gorgeous, private setting. The overwater room was large, stylish and very well appointed. The staff and service were very kind and exceptional. I would highly recommend this luxury resort to anyone who can afford it.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Rahim Flynn, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Dear VacationWolf, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you had an incredible experience whilst staying with us. Many thanks for the positive feedback on the hospitality, services, and facilities. It was our privilege of having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back at the resort. With best regards, Rahim Flynn, General Manager
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nkTravellingSoul wrote a review May 2020
Mumbai, India87 contributions37 helpful votes
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I'm writing this review after an year of my visit. However I still remember every detail of one of my best holidays. We arrived at Gan island following our holiday in Sri Lanka. We were received by staff at airport and after a 20 minute speed boat ride we were at resort. After the welcome we were introduced to our resort host Issey. He escorted us to our over the water villa. First look and the villa was huge and beautiful. Issey briefly explained about the amenities and other facilities we could avail of. We could see blue water right till the horizon from the villa. The water around the villa was so clear that we could see colorful fishes right from above. Our island host Issey arranged a tour of the entire resort and took around the place in a buggy. We could visit the golf course which is one of the highlights of the resort. We were shown the restaurants, spa, pool, water sports centre the Villinglli hill during our tour. There are three restaurants in the resort. The breakfast and lunch is at Javvu. The breakfast was sumptuous. There was lot of variety to choose from. It was a perfect start to the day. The service was good. Though the orders took bit longer we honestly didn't mind as we had no reason to hurry during holiday. We were on all-inclusive plan. We wished there were few more options available for lunch and dinner at Javvu. However we loved all the dishes we tried. The Maldivian fish curry with rice was our favorite. There was ocean food night on a saturday. It was one of the best experiences. We got to relish various sea food dishes. For dinner at Fashala and Dr. Ali's reservations had to be made. We couldn't visit Fashala but we did visit Dr. Ali's for our last dinner. The outdoor sitting was beautiful and we could hear the waves hitting the shore. The food was amazing enjoyed Indian and Arabian dishes. The swimming pool offered a great view. There are small cosy sitting places (forgot they were called) besides pool where we could relax between swims. The pool side bar was also great. There are motorised and non-motorised water sports available. We tried kayaking almost everyday. Apart from that we also tried snorkelling. The sea was bit rough due to weather and so we didn't go too far from our villa. One of life guard Sanjay particularly guided us quite well while snorkelling. The resort is a huge and walking on foot is quite tiring. However we were provided with bicycles which helped to make commute easier and also enjoyable. Apart from bicycles we could also request for buggy by calling reception. While returning from dinner our buggy operator always complied to our request to help us spot turtles which are usually seen near villas 121 to 125. Spotting the turtles was one of the most memorable experience. Overall it was just an amazing holiday. Wish I had planned a longer stay..!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded Jun 2, 2020
Dear nkTravellingSoul, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive review on TripAdvisor following your stay at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa. We are delighted to learn that you had a magnificent experience whilst staying with us, thank you for your remarks as you label us " paradise on earth". Your positive comments regarding our food quality are very much appreciated and will certainly serve as encouragement for our Chefs to continue delivering exceptional guest services. We will continue to strive in delivering quality services, allowing our guests' to indulge in the best they deserve. Undeniably, we have a magnificent island, huge water villas, and abundant flora and fauna. I am very glad that you enjoyed all the natural wonders on the island can offer. It was our privilege of having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back at the resort, not in the too distant future. With kind regards, Rahim Flynn, General Manager
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Sunshine670964 wrote a review Apr 2020
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Had always dreamed about going to the Maldives so for my 50th we did a 2 night stay in Singapore which was great and then to the Shangri-La for 6 nights in an over water villa !!! When we left Male we flew for 70 minutes flying over many Other islands just like you see in the brochures. We arrived at Gan airport and took a 20 minute trip to The island !! Well amazing it was better than the brochures. We were taken to our Over Water Villa which was huge and had this beautiful blue sea that looked unreal. There are many places to eat, the food is great so much choice and so much too eat. We were on an all inclusive package which was well worth it. The pool area was great and all the bar staff were outstanding, we met several other Australians to and Were together for the rest of our stay. We all went for A meal for my birthday and the staff presented me with a cake and candles was a fab night. This was at the start of the Covid 19 pandemic. Unfortunately all Australians were told to get home before we were stuck overseas, so we had to leave two days early. Very hard decision to make but could not afford to be stuck overseas. I have the most amazing memories, such a shame we had to cut it short, hopefully will return one day. Thanks to everyone of the amazing staff. Take care Kate
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded Apr 29, 2020
Dear Sunshine670964, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa and for posting excellent feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing holiday in our wonderful island. Thank you for your positive feedback shared about the excellent services and facilities in our resort. It is our great privilege to take care of you and we hope to welcome you back at the resort in the near future. With best regards, Rahim Flynn, General Manager
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2fromaus wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia166 contributions46 helpful votes
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This is a beautiful resort. The setting looking across the lagoon is simply marvellous. There are plenty of facilities and things to do. There's even a nine hole golf course. We are scuba divers and had some of the best diving in years. The over water room was vast, stylish and very well appointed. Snorkelling from your room or in the designated area is fantastic. The meals, drinks and wine list are very good. The staff and service were exceptional. We would highly recommend this resort, however it is certainly in the luxury bracket. We stayed in March 2019.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Responded Apr 12, 2020
Dear 2fromaus, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful experience whilst staying with us. Many thanks for the positive feedback on the hospitality, services, and facilities. It was our privilege of having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back at the resort, your home away from home. With best regards, Rahim Flynn, General Manager
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Simon C wrote a review Mar 2020
Somerset, United Kingdom15 contributions32 helpful votes
We returned to this Villingili paradise for 12 nights in March 2020 after an absence of 2 years. Everything was as expected/remembered from our previous stay and the superlatives from my review of 2018 remain unchanged. BUT - the big difference this time round was the increasing menace of the Covid-19 outbreak in the wider world and we must commend all of the Shangri-La Villingili staff for their superb response to the situation. Despite the very low (and reducing during our stay) occupancy in the hotel and the reduction in local staffing levels because of Maldives Government restrictions , all of the Shangri-La staff worked exceptionally hard to provide us with the usual unforgettable experience. All of the services (dining outlets, water sports, spa, etc) functioned normally and to the usual 5-star level, right up to our check-out day when only a handful of guests remained. If any of the staff had personal worries/concerns over the coronavirus situation, they kept them well hidden from us and were their usual smiling, friendly and helpful selves. During our last 48 hours at the hotel, we had numerous last-minute flight changes because of various travel restrictions, and our villa host worked tirelessly to help us with local travel arrangements. Shangri-La Villingili was for us a shining example of the hospitality industry at its best under extremely adverse conditions and they deserve to thrive, once conditions return to normal at some future point. Well done (and a big THANK YOU) Shangri-La Maldives.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: For easy access to house reef (for snorkelling), Whispering Palms overwater villas are best
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Response from Villingili, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear Simon C, Thank you for your comment on TripAdvisor following your recent stay at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa. We are delighted to read of your motivational remarks which are truly appreciated. Notwithstanding the situation, our colleagues’ aim is to deliver the services to all our guests with utmost care ensuring that they depart with an unforgettable experience. We are indeed very grateful for your kind comments and will certainly share your compliments with the team. Many thanks for your commendations and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back in our water world, your sanctuary beyond paradise. Best regards, Rahim Flynn, General Manager
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$568 - $1,506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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shangri-la`s villingili resort and spa maldives hotel addu atoll
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.
What are some restaurants close to Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include 3S Lounge, Fashala, and Dr. Alli’s.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Chinese and Hindi.
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.