Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives

Introduction: Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the definition of luxury, a place where all experiences are tailored to suit your passions.

Retreat in style in one of our private villas perched atop the emerald green jungle or strung along the turquoise shoreline. The luxury of space makes them the perfect haven for couples and families alike. Catering to your every desire, our Island Host will ensure that every experience at the resort is personal.

Delight in tropical refinement at its very best, with an uncompromising selection of on island dining destinations to choose from. Treat yourself to sumptuous gastronomic experiences at our 3 restaurants, or enjoy a custom-made Dine by Design experience at the outdoor location of your choice, be it a memorable lunch on the equator aboard our luxury yacht or a romantic dinner in the jungle.

Unforgettable experiences await at our extraordinarily beautiful grounds. Indulge in tranquility at CHI, The Spa, explore the luscious tropical forest, play a round at the only 9-hole golf course in the Maldives or embark on an ocean adventure through numerous water sports.

To enhance your experience on the island, we have moved our clocks on Villingili Island one hour ahead. You can enjoy an additional hour of daylight – the perfect chance to indulge with a sundowner at M lounge while listening to the beats of the DJ to set the mood for the evening.

Welcome to your elite private hideaway, where extraordinary adventures await.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.

My Arrival Experience: Warm welcome from staff and immediately escorted to the room for in-room check-in.
What I loved: The water villas and unique location.
What About the Food: This would be a point where Shangri-La could improve. The breakfast buffet wasn’t good. I missed high-quality ingredients like I’ve seen at other Maldivian resorts. My lunch was fine, but nothing special.
What About the Service: Great and professional service at this well-managed resort. I found the service to be just below resorts like Soneva Fushi and Four Seasons, but much better than most resorts I have stayed in the Maldives. Great attention to details and friendly attitude from all the staff I experienced.
What About My Rooms: Wonderful water villa with an amazing, comfortable and soft bed. The bathroom had a freestanding bathtub and both indoor and outdoor shower. There could have been bath salt, but that is probably the only thing to point out in an otherwise outstanding water villa.
Number of Rooms: 132.
Type of Property: Resort.
Location: Maldives.
Facilities: Spa, gym and pool.
Complimentary Internet: Yes and very fast. Around 5 MB per second in download and upload.
My Overall Impression: Great+ experience. A little different from other Maldivian resort with its location in the south of the country. One of the best resorts in the Maldives just below my personal favourites.