Shangri La Villingilli


Shangri La is a private haven villa resort located in Addu Atoll that consists of 132 villas built on land and on stilts over the lagoon. The resort offers a 9 hole golf course, scuba diving, boat charters, water sports and much more.


  • 9 hole golf course
  • Hyperbaric chamber
  • House doctor on call


Addu Atoll, Maldives

How to get there

Fly to Malé airport, a journey time of approximately 10 hours and 20 minutes on a direct flight from London Heathrow airport. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is a 70-minute flight from Malé International Airport and alternatively a five-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll.

Best time to go

The best time to visit is between December and May as that is the dry season. Monsoon season ranges from June through October.

Our thoughts

Excellent for families due to the number of family activities offered as well as large choice of accommodation to suit families of various sizes.

  • CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La
  • 9 hole golf course
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Dolphin cruise
  • Boat charters
  • Big game fishing and hand line fishing
  • Water sports
  • Supervised children's activities
  • Cultural and historical tours of neighbouring islands
  • Jogging trails
  • Jungle trails
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Health club
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Entertainment centre
  • Cool Zone kids' area
  • Luxury yacht charter


Javvu - Javvu is an all day restaurant featuring caf'e dining during the day and Western cuisine in the evening. Dress Code is smart casual.

Dr. Ali's - Dr. Ali's has three distinctive Eastern style living rooms. Each of these rooms represents a different culture and cuisine of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea, and the Arabian Gulf. The restaurant is located on the east coast of the resort. Dress code is smart casual.

Fashala - Fashala is located at the northern tip of the island and serves fine dining cuisine which features local produce from neighbouring farms and surrounding waters.

Pool Villa - Pool Villas feature a private pool, private terrace, and open air shower. They are surrounded by a beautiful forest and have elegant contemporary Asian décor with some Middle Eastern and Indian highlights.

Deluxe Pool Villa - Deluxe Pool Villas include a spacious private garden and coral beach front as well as a private pool and wooden sun deck. Both the bathroom and bedroom face the sea while featured on the patio is outdoor furniture which can be used for stargazing or dining.

Water Villa - Water Villas are built on stilts over the lagoon and are connected to the island by a wooden walkway. Each villa is airy and open. This villa is not recommended for families with children under 12 because of the open terrace.

Ocean View Villa - Ocean View Villas offer guests incredible views of the ocean as they are built on stilts three metres above the ground. They include an infinity pool and a wooden sundeck. This villa is not recommended for families with children under 12 because of the open terrace.

Beach Villa - Every Beach Villa features a private terrace leading to the beach. They are set over two separate pavilions and feature open plan living spaces.

Two Bedroom Beach Villa - The two bedroom villas are located adjacent to each other which makes them perfect for families or travelling companions desiring privacy and proximity. The villas share a large patio and sundeck as well as an infinity pool.

Tree House Villa - Tree House Villas are built on stilts among the treetops. Because of this, they are secluded and private and offer marvellous views of the ocean. This villa is not recommended for families with children under 12 because of the open terrace.

Villa Muthee - The Villa Muthee is one of a kind. It's perfect for those craving privacy and solitude away from the rest of the world. It has the choicest of décor and offers a luxurious environment.

Villa Laalu - The Villa Laalu features 957 square metres of living space and has two high ceilinged bedrooms. There are artworks, artefacts, sculptures, and urns on display in this luxurious villa.

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Jogging trails
  • Jungle trails
  • Children's activities

There are many activities for children including the Kids Club, Jungle Discovery, Crab Hunting and Racing, Underwater Adventure, Nature Arts & Crafts, and Island Fitness. There are some unique room choices that perfectly suit families.

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