In a world of its own, this resort is the only Maldivian resort located south of the equator, making it an exclusive destination for a retreat in style.

In the heart of extraordinary beauty that only nature can create, Villingili’s unique location allows you to experience an island unlike any other, with emerald green jungle, white-sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Amazingly, the clocks have been permanently put forward by an hour to give you another hour of daylight to enjoy yourself. Designed and managed by the resort itself, Villingili Golf Course is nestled on 7.5 hectares and located at the southern end of Villingili itself.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is spread across the beautiful white sand beaches of Villingili Island on the southern most tip of Addu Atoll. It offers a stylish and luxurious experience in a spacious, boutique style environment.

The natural dense vegetation of the island sets it apart, with the entire 3km length covered in lush vegetation, towering Banyan trees, coconut palms and three natural lagoons.

Pamper yourself in the CHI Spa or tantalise your taste buds in one of the great restaurants.

The nine-hole golf course is the only one of its kind in the Maldives and includes the par three and par four holes, which average a length of 112m, and is suitable for seasoned golfers and beginners alike.


Pool Villa with Private Pool

Private infinity pool, terrace and open-air shower, one bedroom, ocean views, 133sqm, personal villa host.

Deluxe Pool Villa with Private Pool

Open air terrace, private infinity pool, 189sqm, spacious garden, intimate coral beach front, unbeatable seclusion and privacy, 189sqm, personal villa host.

Water Villa

Built on stilts over the lagoon and connected to the island by a timber walkwat, terrace with incredible ocean views, 166sqm, personal host.

Ocean Villa with Private Pool

Perched on stilts 3m above the ground, private infinity pool, wooden sundeck with stunning views, one bedroom, 218sqm, personal villa host.

Tree House Villa with Private Pool

Built on stilts among the treetops ensuring privacy and panoramic views over the tropical vegetation and sparkling lagoon, 231sqm, private infinity pool, terrace, personal villa host.

Beach Villa with Private Pool

Set over two separate pavilions, private haven on white sand beach, 189sqm, private terrace leading to beach with ocean views, private infinity pool, personal villa host.

Two Bedroom Beach Villa

Adjacent villas being an ideal choice for families, large patio, sundeck, private infinity pool, 224sqm, stunning views, personal villas host.


Designed and managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Villingili Golf Course is nestled on 7.5 hectares and located at the southern end of Villingili Island. This nine-hole golf course is the only one of its kind in the Maldives and includes par three and par four holes, which average a length of 112 metres. Furthermore, the course is designed for the enjoyment of seasoned golfers and beginners alike.

Spectacular challenges and vistas await at every one of the course’s nine holes. The fairways are lined by coconut palms and other exotic flora, white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and the Indian Ocean. The course’s Club House offers light snacks and refreshments, and it’s Pro Shop carries golf equipment, apparel, gear and merchandise.


CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. This secluded sanctuary is located in its own spa village within the resort, with spacious individual treatment villas offering “spa-within-a-spa” environments. There is also a unique yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean, and individual treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms.

The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments, alongside locally inspired treatments and specific well-being programmes. In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch’i or “Qi” is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, “dis-ease” and illness follow. Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages. Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body’s natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.


The resort’s restaurants serve up a wide array of delectable dishes and fine beverages. Dr Ali’s leads the restaurant selection with three distinctive living rooms that focus on fine cuisine from the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf. For al fresco dining during the day and refined Western fare in the evening, visit Javvu. With the beautiful ocean as a backdrop, the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine of Fashala offers fine seafood and prime steaks.

Dine by Design

Discover new dining experiences in some of the resort’s most secret locations. Whether you opt for a torch-lit dinner under the banyan trees of the resort’s jungle, a spa dinner in the privacy of a meditation pavilion overlooking the ocean, a romantic in-villa evening or a lunch of local ingredients fresh from the chef’s garden, our culinary team will help you create memories that last a lifetime.


Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK in approximately 12 hours 30 minutes.


Transfer on a 70 minute seaplane flight with Maldivian Airlines. Enjoy the magnificent bird’s eye views of the turquoise waters before landing at Gan International Airport, located on Addu Atoll and then be transfer to the resort.

Call us

Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH