Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa is the definition of luxury, a place where all experiences are tailored to suit your passions.Retreat in style in one of our private villas perched atop the emerald green jungle or strung along the turquoise shoreline. The luxury of space makes them the perfect haven for couples and families alike. Catering to your every desire, our Island Host will ensure that every experience at the resort is personal.
Delight in tropical refinement at its very best, with an uncompromising selection of on island dining destinations to choose from. Treat yourself to sumptuous gastronomic experiences at our 3 restaurants, or enjoy a custom-made Dine by Design experience at the outdoor location of your choice, be it a memorable lunch on the equator aboard our luxury yacht or a romantic dinner in the jungle.
Unforgettable experiences await at our extraordinarily beautiful grounds. Indulge in tranquility at CHI, The Spa, explore the luscious tropical forest, play a round at the only 9-hole golf course in the Maldives or embark on an ocean adventure through numerous water sports.
To enhance your experience on the island, we have moved our clocks on Villingili Island one hour ahead. You can enjoy an additional hour of daylight - the perfect chance to indulge with a sundowner at M lounge while listening to the beats of the DJ to set the mood for the evening. Welcome to your elite private hideaway, where extraordinary adventures await.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa is the only Maldivian resort located just south of the equator, which is only accessible by domestic flight. This makes it quite exclusive. After landing at Male International Airport (MLE), your magical journey to our beautiful resort begins. The 70-minute scenic flight will offer you a magnificent aerial view of the breathtaking turquoise/blue water world of the Maldives before landing at Gan International Airport, which is located within the Addu Atoll.
Relax in style at one of our private villas perched atop the emerald green jungle, or strung along the turquoise shoreline. These luxurious abodes exude a sense of serenity and feature rich and tasteful furnishings that were carefully curated to complement the surrounding natural beauty. Middle Eastern and Indian design elements are seamlessly mixed in to create a beautiful and chic atmosphere.
The luxury of space makes these villas the perfect haven for couples and families alike. Catering to your every desire, our Island Host will ensure that every experience at the resort is personal.
Dive into a whole new world
From snorkelling and scuba diving at all levels, to big-game fishing, sunset sailing aboard the resort"s luxury yacht and dolphin cruising, an amazing variety of water sports and aquatic activities awaits guests of all ages.
Diving & Snorkelling: Addu Atoll is a veritable haven for divers and anyone curious about the underwater world. For resort guests there is excellent diving and snorkelling available for all levels of ability. The creation of a snorkelling garden close to the resort"s shoreline is an ideal site for snorkelers and children. For advanced divers, numerous world class diving locations teeming with marine life await exploration.
Scuba diving for both experienced divers and beginners are offered at the resort, including a selection of PADI courses such as:
Advanced Open Water Diver
Discovery Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver
The resort has its own Hyperbaric chamber along with a German Hyperbaric doctor and Hyperbaric-trained attendants.
Water Sports Activities
The following water sports activities are available at Shangri-La"s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives.
Glass bottom boat
Fishing, including deep-sea fishing and traditional Maldivian night fishing
Fun tubes and banana rides
Private Boat Charter
Small Dhoni Sailing
Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board
From deep-sea fishing to a luxury sunset cruise, there are many possibilities to explore the surrounding waters of Villingili Island. Sunset Sailing on the resort"s luxury yacht "Horizon" Come along and watch the sunset while sailing on our 21 meter-long luxury yacht. Enjoy a glass of Champagne while sailing beautiful Maldivian waters.
Dolphin Cruise: Hop on a boat and explore the surrounding waters on the lookout for the many spinner dolphins living in the area.
Night Fishing: Venture out for a traditional hand line night fishing trip. Our expert chefs will be happy to cook any fish you catch.
Big Game Fishing: Have you ever wanted to fish at the break of dawn? Hop on a well-equipped private boat and be ready to fight barracudas, sailfish and tunas, among others, with the help of our experienced crew members.
Snorkelling: The snorkeling area between the Whispering Palms water villas provides a shallow, accessible place ideal for less experienced swimmers and children, before taking the snorkeling channel leading out to the resort's house reef on the northern end of Villingili Island. Resident marine life along the way include branching corals, sea anemones, Maldives anemone fish and much more.
Indulge your every need
Our dedicated and experienced staff caters to the needs of guests with an extensive range of services and facilities to ensure an idyllic holiday. If you require any service not listed here, please contact us and we will do our very best to assist in any way we can.
24-hour Business Centre
Hyperbaric Chamber approved by the Diver Alert Network
German Hyperbaric Doctor and Hyperbaric-trained attendants
Internet Access Centre
Safe Deposit Box
Wireless Internet in Villas
Babysitting / Child Care
Island Host Service
Complimentary Shoeshine Service
Express Check-in and Check-out Services
House Doctor on Call
Laundry & Valet Service
Postal / Courier Service
Travel & Transportation
Airport Guest Relations
Hair & Beauty Salon
Food & Beverages
24-hour In-Villa Dining
3 Restaurants & 3 Bars
The 24-hour Business Center services include:
The exceptional Dr. Ali's has three distinctive, Eastern-style living rooms representing the different cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf.
Javvu is the resort's all-day-dining restaurant. It features quality cafe' dining in the day and refined Western cuisine in the evening, including prime steaks and seafood, with a touch of the Mediterranean.
Fashala's spectacular views of the ocean sets the perfect mood for a romantic gourmet evening. The restaurant serves fine dining cuisine featuring local produce from the surrounding waters and neighboring farms.
Very much the heart of the resort, Endheri is a stylish spot that offers guests relaxation and comfort. Located right on the beach, the pool bar is the perfect venue for chilling out completely.
This is the main entertainment area of the resort, with acoustic and semi-acoustic sets progressing to more upbeat electronic and dance music as the evening goes on.
Manzaru is the ideal place for sunset moments and relaxation with chill-out music. Open, exposed rafters and a limestone carved feature wall with intricate motifs particular to the region give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. Swaying palm trees casting their shadows on the stone-clad columns and the contemporary lounge furniture add to the ambience. International bottled beers and a fabulous collection of cosmopolitan cocktails complete the experience to make this the resort's most lively bar.
M-Lounge's design is classic, simplistic and contemporary. Shades of white and cream dominate the venue, reflecting the white sandy beaches of Shangri-la's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives. The decor perfectly matches the lush green of the island and the mesmerising turquoise of the lagoon.
M-Lounge evolves into one of the few upscale live DJ spots in the Maldives. The resident DJ brings exquisite musical tunes and engaging beats to accompany dances on the sand and under the stars.
How to spa at CHI
Meeting Your Needs
Upon your arrival at CHI, please advise the receptionist if you have any health issues or concerns. Our receptionists are experienced in all treatments and would be delighted to assist you in planning your spa programme.
What to Wear
There is no need to bring or wear any special clothing, as spa wear is provided in your treatment villa.
Your privacy will be protected at all times. Your therapist will leave you to change in private and, throughout the treatment, you will be draped with towels covering all parts of the body not being treated.
Making a Reservation
Advance booking is highly recommended. Please either call or visit CHI should you wish to discuss your personalized treatment.
To make the most of your spa experience, please arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment, as there is a brief consultation form to complete.
In the event that you are running late, we will endeavour to conduct your full treatment. However, please note that the treatment might need to be shortened, should there be another booking immediately afterward, with no reduction in price.
Minimum Age / Children
The spa is an adults-only facility, and the minimum age for receiving treatments is 18 years. Children aged 12 years and older may experience a spa treatment if they have a signed parental consent form. Please speak with one of our receptionists for further information.
To preserve the harmony within the spa, please turn off your mobile phone.
In consideration of other spa guests, as your treatment requires that facilities be reserved, we request a minimum of 12 hours" notice if you are unable to keep your appointment. Please call our staff to reschedule the appointment. No-shows or appointments cancelled within 12 hours will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Although we do our best to anticipate your needs, we appreciate that a spa is a very individual experience. Please let your therapist know if there is any way we can improve your treatment or comfort "“ for example, deeper or lighter massage pressure, an extra towel, sound or lighting levels and so on.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La
CHI, The Spa is located in its own spa village within the resort, offering spacious treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms, and a unique yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean.The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments, and locally inspired treatments.
Signature Kandu Boli Ritual: Our most popular massage, Kandu Boli, meaning "˜sea shell," draws energy from the ocean. A natural cowrie shell is used to massage tired muscles while warm pure Maldivian coconut oil is drizzled across your entire body. Not only is it relaxing, but also very hydrating.
Deep Tissue Acupressure Massage: This massage uses a combination of highly therapeutic and traditional East Asian medicine-inspired deep tissue techniques. It focuses on stimulating specific points to improve blood circulation, alleviate stress, helps relieve muscle knots and pain, as well as increase range of motion.
Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage: This light- to medium-pressure Swedish massage is designed with all of your needs in mind. Choose from a selection of natural aromatherapy oils to enhance your spa experience. An excellent choice for first-time spa-goers.
Thai Massage: The combination of gentle rocking, deep stretching movements and stretching of the spine makes this treatment a truly invigorating massage. A Thai Massage can help improve your flexibility and stimulate blood circulation. *Wear loose-fitting clothing, such as fitness attire.
Foot Reflexology: Based on the reflex points on the feet, connecting to points throughout the body, this specialized treatment assists in the relief of tension, improves circulation and helps restore natural balance.
Stress-Relieving Neck and Back Massage: Light- to medium-pressure massage techniques using aromatic essential oils help to soothe and uplift the body.
Couple"s Massage: Make time to reconnect with your loved one, best friend or family member with a massage set within one of our suites for 2 persons. 2 therapists work in unison to provide an unforgettable experience.
Enhance the quality of your treatment. Select as many as you like. No extra time is required and results are effective and immediate.
Hot Oil Hair and Scalp Treatment: Excellent for instantly hydrating your hair and scalp. Leave on overnight for best results.
Anti-aging Probiotic Massage Lotion: Boost the skin"s natural immune response with coconut and shea butter lotion enriched with antioxidants. Only available for massages.
Hydrating Hand or Foot Treatment: Firms, hydrates the skin and naturally improves its elasticity. It is rich in organic shea butter for immediate results.