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Uniquely Discerning

Resort Scan

Opening shortly in the Maldives’ high season, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, the first luxury resort in the Maldives to be located south of the equator, will offer guests a stylish experience in a spacious, boutique-style environment. Located on Addu Atoll, the resort is surrounded by more than six kilometres of picturesque coastline and nearly two kilometres of beautiful, white-sand beach. This unique, three-kilometre-long island also features 12 hectares of lush vegetation, coconut groves, natural lagoons and nature trails.

One of the villa concepts that will be unique to the Maldives is the tree house villa.  Perched on stilts with a private infinity pool, each of these villas will offer a special three-metre-high perspective of the island through tropical foliage. The other four distinctive villa designs include water villas with terraces and outdoor showers extending over the clear ocean water; beach villas with separate bedroom and living room; twin beach villas comprising two pavilions and an infinity pool; pool villas and two presidential villas. All villas will be equipped with two iPods and a docking station and a full range of luxury amenities.

Khazaanaage will lead the restaurant selection with three distinctive living rooms focusing on the finest cuisine from the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf. Those who seek a culinary experience with even more of a difference will surely enjoy a cruise on our luxury yacht with a sensational lunch on the equator.

“The Village" is an extensive 30,000-square-metre leisure and water activity focal point housing the Shangri-La Environmental Centre where guests will learn about the conservation works around Villingili including marine and coral preservation, and eco-friendly and energy saving measures adopted by the resort. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La will offer innovative therapies in a secluded sanctuary and a unique yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean. Energetic guests will be able to take a speedboat to Gan Island and, by bicycle, explore five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-km road. There is excellent snorkelling at the resort's house reef and snorkelling gardens close to the shoreline for less-experienced swimmers.

Villingili is surrounded by inhabited islands. Guests can take one of the regular speedboat runs to Gan and explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road which is the longest in the Maldives. They can enjoy a picnic, discover the fascinating lifestyle and culture of virgin Maldivian villages or chat with the locals over a meal.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa is a 70-minute flight from Malé and just an eight-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll.

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