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Shangri La Villingili


FURTHER JOURNEYS IN THE MALDIVES 
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Villingili is the best combination of sophisticated style and family-friendly facilities, and with miles of perfect beach and three blue lagoons, keeping the family occupied never comes at the expense of privacy and tranquillity.

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When Shangri La Villingili was born on the southern tip of Addu Atoll it became the first in the Maldives south of the equator; and remains the first and only five star resort with a golf course. Now established as a firm favourite, the island is one of the largest in the Maldives, meaning it can accommodate 132 villas while still feeling deserted and delightful. Unspoilt natural beauty is a real highlight - walking and cycling trails run through lush vegetation that includes tropical flowers, coconut palms and banyan trees. There are also several natural lagoons alive with kaleidoscopic fish and healthy coral to explore, and Villingili offers fantastic dining and an excellent spa. 

ACCOMMODATION

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The all-villa accommodation includes private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas, unique to the Maldives, so you can choose whether to hide out amongst the trees or stay over the water. Each has either a private plunge pool or direct access to the sparkling lagoon. The design is crisp and simple, with nods to India and the Middle East and exposed wood from the islands. Most villas sleep up to four people; while the Two-Bedroom Beach Villa and Villa Laalu can accommodate up to six. 

RESORT FOCUS

Family fun, golf and five star luxury.

FOR FAMILIES

The Cool Zone Kids Club is open between 9am and 7pm and caters for children between four and 12. Activities are typically adventurous and fun, including the Young Pirates, Jungle Discovery and Underwater Adventure programmes. There is also time for more relaxed activities such as arts and crafts sessions and playing with toys. Many of the activities and outings on offer at Villingili are open to all the family; and the shallow area between the Whispering Palms Water Villas is ideal for children's snorkelling.

FOR WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS

Views over the ocean or the forest from any of Villingili's magical locations add to any celebration - whether a wedding ceremony or a romantic dinner to celebrate your honeymoon. The resort's Wedding Pavilions look out over the waves, but you can choose from a range of locations. The team is well used to arranging celebrations big and small, and offers both wedding and honeymoon packages.

RESORT FACILITIES

  • CHI spa, offering Ayurvedic, Asian and Indian treatments
  • 9-hole golf course
  • Health club with gym, steam room and saunas
  • Pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the sea
  • Entertainment centre
  • Tennis facilities
  • Dive Centre

OUT & ABOUT

  • Charter a private boat or sail the waters in an authentic dhoni
  • Various watersports from paddle boarding to windsurfing
  • Head out in search of spinner dolphins
  • Fishing excursions by day or night
  • Hop across to the authentic neighbouring island 

WINE & DINE

  • Fine dining cuisine with sea views at Fashala
  • Dr. Ali's for flavours of Asia & Arabia
  • Jaavu - café by day and a la carte by night
  • Fresh Maldivian flavours on board as you sail across the Equator
  • Dine by candlelight at romantic secret locations
Luxury maldives holidays - shangri la villingili spa treatment
 

Calendar_Maldives_Holidays.jpgWHEN SHOULD I GO?

  • Good choice all year 
  • Dry, warm weather is more common in the months between December and April
  • May and September traditionally have unsettled weather due to the changing trade winds
  • The hottest month is April; the driest February 
  • Global warming has influenced weather patterns, and the traditional shoulder season months of June to November often have better weather than the high season

Insider Viewpoint

The spaciousness of Villingili means it is wonderfully quiet and private, but it is also an excellent choice for families thanks to a great kids' club and lots to see and do compared to some of the Maldives' other resorts. You can catch a boat and swim over the equator, dive to mysterious sunken war ships, and hop over to the neighbouring island to cycle between authentic Maldivian villages.

Boutique style with big resort facilities.
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