Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives

The most popular amenities:
Beach (first line)
Family rooms
Free Wi-Fi
Airport Shuttle

Villingili Island, a stunning jewel in the heart of the Indian Ocean. A natural beach-soaked paradise rising out of the azure waters, and the largest dedicated resort island in the Maldives. Positioned at the southernmost point of the archipelago, the beautiful heart shaped Addu Atoll is protected by a stunning, tropical coral reef.

Perfect year-round temperatures and expansive flawless coastline, every corner of the island hides new escapades to discover. Enjoy the dazzling surroundings from the glittering waters and rich marine life to the highest peak in the Maldives and the lush jungle wilderness.

A luxury escape that defies definition, set amongst a natural beauty that defies words. A slice of heaven, a true Shangri-La.

A large number of villas
15 Ocean View Villas with Private Pool (133 sq.m)

Ocean View Villas with Private Pool are surrounded by a lush forest and offer views of the gentle rolling ocean. The luxury resort’s Ocean View Villas with Private Pool feature their own private pool, terrace and open-air shower.

The elegant décor is contemporary Asian, with Middle Eastern and Indian highlights. Guests can enjoy the soothing sound of the waves from the comfort of their bed, catch up on their reading or relax on a day bed on the patio or terrace.

30 Deluxe Ocean View Villas with Private Pool (189 sq.m)

Nestled in rich vegetation, Deluxe Pool Villa guests can enjoy stunning views of the turquoise ocean from their own infinity pool and a separate living room providing extra space and comfort.

The bedroom and bathroom look out to the sea, while the patio features outdoor furniture designed for dining under the stars on a balmy evening.

Situated in a tranquil setting and tucked on the secluded shores of Villingili Island, all Deluxe Ocean View Villas with Private Pool have their own spacious garden, offering unbeatable seclusion and second-to-none privacy.

60 Sunset Over Water Villas (166 sq.m)

Perched upon stilts, the Water Villas overlook the island’s secluded lagoon. Beautiful, natural light bathes the villa and creates a seamless synergy with the tropical shores and peaceful waves. From sunrise to sunset, these villas offer stunning views to soothe the senses, and by night, the lapping of gentle waves carries you away. Ocean-fashioned hammocks and intimate surroundings afford truly uninhibited relaxation.

Recline on your own private waterfront deck. Meditate on the boundless horizons between turquoise seas and sapphire skies, or slip into the warm, clear waters where abundant marine life and stunning corals await.

16 Tree House Villas with Private Pool (231 sq.m)

Nestled in the tropical forest and perched high on stilts, the Tree House Villas guarantee ultimate privacy and stunning views to awake to. These secluded hideaways come with their own infinity pool and separate living room.

The oval bath tub overlooking the ocean provides the right settings to enjoy a pampering time while the outdoor pavilion is positioned to take in the stunning scenery as the panoramic views unfold like a living canvas of the gentle rolling ocean.

16 Beach Villas with Private Pool (189 sq.m)

These luxurious Beach Villas provide a private haven on a white-sand beach, and are set over two separate pavilions. Exuding tropical refinement, every Beach Villa features a separate living room, a private pool and terrace leading to the beach.

Providing the right beach escape, the villa is surrounded by a stunning tropical garden with direct access to the shores and crystal waters.

10 Two Bedroom Beach Villas with Private Pool (224 sq.m)

Luxurious and tastefully decorated, these Beach Villas have two-bedrooms adjacent to one another, making them ideal for families or travelling companions wanting both privacy and proximity. The villas are set in beautiful grounds with direct beach access and share a large patio and sun deck, complete with an infinity pool.

Traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian-themed furnishings and décor create a light and airy feel, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors.

1 Villa Muthee with Private Pool (570 sq.m)

From the choice of décor to the stunning seascapes that surround it, Villa Muthee promises a truly sensational experience. Built on stilts in the resort’s lagoon, the Presidential Villa has its own private walkaway entrance, a spacious deck with private infinity pool and direct access to the ocean. Like a pearl in its own oyster, Villa Muthee nestles in its own luxurious environment.

The only one of its kind at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Villa Muthee is appropriately named.  Muthee, which means ‘pearl’ in the local Dhivehi language, is a villa for those craving sanctuary from the fast-paced world in an ambience that offers stunning vistas and absolutely everything necessary for a nice getaway.

1 Villa Laalu with Private Pool (957 sq.m)

Spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Villa Laalu is the jewel in the resort’s crown, ideally suited for families or group of friends travelling together. The villa offers two large, high-ceiling bedrooms, a spacious living room, an extensive outdoor deck and garden with private pool facing the ocean.

Carefully selected artworks are on display throughout this exquisite villa, together with high-end Asian artefacts, sculptures and urns from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Round-the-clock, in-villa dining can be enjoyed in the living room with timber-decked verandas, or in air-conditioned or al fresco dining pavilions.

Various bars and restaurants
Dr. Ali’s Restaurant

This exceptional restaurant pays tribute to a much-loved Maldivian doctor called Dr. Ali, who delighted everyone with his wonderfully woven nature stories and enticing recipes.

The cuisine, prepared in a tempting range of international styles, is simple, fresh and innovative – and the first of its kind in the Maldives.

Fashala Restaurant

Fashala is located at the northern tip of the island, where the tranquil lagoon waters meet the Indian Ocean – the right setting for a romantic dining experience.

Local produce from the surrounding waters and neighbouring farms is at the centre of the gastronomic offerings, and skillfully incorporated into Mediterranean-inspired recipes.

Javvu Restaurant

Javvu, meaning “atmosphere” in the local Dhivehi language, is the right spot for al fresco dining around the clock, offering a menu of international favourites in a setting of exquisite natural beauty.

Javvu is located along the turquoise shoreline, offering stunning vistas across the ocean.


Meaning “black coral” in the local Dhivehi language, Endheri’s location next to the pool, beach and water sports centre makes it the right place to indulge in tropical fruit juices, healthy drinks and early evening cocktails.


Manzaru offers an elegant setting and relaxing music, making it the right place to enjoy sunsets and evening cocktails.

Exposed rafters and a limestone wall give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. Swaying palm trees cast their shadows across stone columns, and colonial lounge furniture adds to the tropical ambience.


M-Lounge is a trendy beachfront venue that comes alive as the sun sets on the beautiful crystalline waters.

Beautifully located along the coastline, M-Lounge is the right spot for enjoying sundowners and late-night cocktails, as well as wine and Champagne.

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Relax and unwind at the island’s very own spa offering its eleven spacious treatment villas, steam rooms and relaxation gardens. Immerse into an ocean of calm and serenity, pampered with a selection of invigorating signature treatments and Ayurveda therapies for harmonising body and soul.

Our signature KanduBoli Ritual, a holistic massage using natural seashells, draws forth the healing powers of the ocean. Warm coconut oil is drizzled across your entire body, culminating in an entrancing lullaby sung by the therapist in the local language. Relaxing, rejuvenating and rehydrating.

Two stunning meditation and yoga pavilions overlooking the tranquil ocean, to ensure the peace and serenity of the waves carry away every strain and tension, leaving you truly free to enjoy your island paradise.


Addu Atoll is an aquatic treasure trove waiting to be discovered; a veritable heaven for divers and anyone curious about the underwater world.

Water Sports

The endless lagoon of the atoll is a suitable playground for water fanatics, adventurers and relaxation seekers. A diverse selection of Water Sports for all ages and skill sets is available at our paradise.

Golf Course

Enjoy the serene surroundings and panoramic views of the island’s exclusive nine-hole golf course.

Magnificently nestled in seven and a half hectares of land, and complete with par three and par four holes, this is an idyllic setting for the perfect round.

A spectacular game awaits players at every hole and the course is challenging for both beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Offering stunning vistas, the greatest challenge maybe keeping your eye on the game.

An appointed clubhouse awaits to offer you a relaxing start or finish to a day on the glorious greens.

A Tropical Gem

The extraordinary, natural paradise of Villingili sets it apart from other Maldives destinations.

Walk or cycle around the island and breathe in the glorious scenery, sweeping from the dense green jungle to the white idyllic beach. Take in some of the Atoll’s history and culture with a uniquely curated tour of the neighbouring islands.

Refresh mind and body with our daily fitness programmes or book a wellness retreat to explore the art of reflexology, yoga and holistic practice.

Kids Club

The young ones can explore endlessly with our tropical island safari spotting the rich flora and fauna or enjoy fun filled activities at our Kids Club.

Chef’s Garden

Take part in our Farm to Plate journey with a visit to our Chef’s garden, where you can collect fresh organic fare, before heading to nearby Meedhoo island and joining local farmers in picking seasonal produce. Next, set sail on a traditional Maldivian night fishing experience before returning to conclude your day with a gourmet feast prepared with your fine ingredients and elegantly served under the pagoda in the Chef’s Garden.


Exuding style and elegance our paradise resort is the idyllic setting for your magical occasion; from a romantic proposal and exquisite wedding ceremony to the renewal of vows and milestone anniversaries, every detail is handcrafted and fashioned for you.