Photo of Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
Address: Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Maldives
The resort is a 70-minute flight from Male, which has around-the-clock flights from the domestic airport, and an eight-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll.
This is the first luxury 5 star resort.
There's 142 low rise villas.
***Mandatory domestic flight transfer from Male Int'l Airport to Gan Int'l Airport (including Speedboat Transfer to the resort) is provided by the hotel with charges. Please advise flight details in advance. The Shangri-La hospitality envelops guests as they disembark from international flight at Male airport. Guests are then escorted by the Shangri-La host into the relaxing domestic airport lounge before taking the connecting flight to Addu Atoll. As air-conditioned domestic flights from Male to Gan Airport operate round the clock, guests no longer need to waste their vacation time due to the limited operation of seaplanes, which are required to access other resorts. The resort is just an eight-minute boat ride away from Gan, and is also accessible by private jet which can land at the newest Gan International Airport.
Modern contemporary medium lounge style lobby with ocean view and water features.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives will provide a selection of bars and restaurants. The Khazaanaage Restaurant, meaning House of Treasure in Dhivehi, is inspired by Ibn Battuda, will serve cuisine from the regions he travelled to, including the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and South China Sea. Dishes with enchanting flavours will be created using spices and herbs from the chef's organic garden. International culinary experiences at the Javvu Restaurant will provide guests with further variety.
The resort has 142 villas from private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses with panoramic views, accommodation is available in five distinct styles, each equipped with two iPods and a docking station and many luxurious amenities. The pool villas overlook the beach and feature a private pool, terrace and open-air shower. Other distinct villa options available to guests will be the water villas with terraces and outdoor showers extending over the clear ocean water; beach villas with separate bedroom and living room, connected by a wooden deck to a private infinity pool; twin beach villas, comprising two bedrooms and an infinity pool; and water pool villas. Two presidential villas will also be available for guests who prefer to indulge in ultimate luxury and exclusivity, one of which is constructed over water and featuring a 96 square metre private pool.
The resort features 16 luxury tree house villas, a first for the Maldives, perched on stilts offering a special three-metre high perspective of the island through tropical foliage. The tree house villas, with separate bedroom and living room, will measure 218 square metres, each with its own private infinity pool.
1 kms to city centre, 550 kms to the nearest airport (male).