• Shangri La Villingili Resort Resorts in Maldives
  • Shangri La Villingili Resort Resorts in Maldives
  • Shangri La Villingili Resort Resorts in Maldives
  • Shangri La Villingili Resort Resorts in Maldives
  • Shangri La Villingili Resort Resorts in Maldives

EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES SNAPSHOT

Shangri-La is a beautiful, modern resort located in one of the most southern Atolls in the Maldives. The island is the largest of all resort islands, with three natural freshwater lagoons and even a golf course. It is an island playground with beautiful pathways shaded by natural vegetation. With a stunning white sand beach and a bright aqua lagoon, the Shangri-La is a naturally beautiful island. The villas are extremely spacious and stylishly furnished with a contemporary Asian design. The Shangri-La has multiple dining options and a resort Village that is the hub of the island, with shops and activities, the main restaurant and a stunning swimming pool.

Resort Information:
Location: Addu Atoll
Transfer: 70 minute domestic flight followed by an 8 minute speedboat transfer

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EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES CLIENTS SAY

We had an amazing stay at the Shangri-La. It was literally like heaven on earth, much more beautiful than the photos and exactly as you had described. Dr Ali's and Fashala were incredible restaurants and our Water Villa was exceptional. The resort had everything we wanted - fantastic dining, a variety of sports and activities, luxurious spa and impeccable service. Thank you so much for arranging an unforgettable holiday for us. You knew exactly what we wanted and Extraordinary Escapes' service was exceptional.

Anastasia and Dougal Maynes, Brisbane, Australia

Once again thank you for organising our first Maldives holiday (and hopefully soon, our second one as well). The information you and the girls provided was absolutely priceless, from the smallest detail to the most important ones. You were always super fast to respond to any of my enquiries, always returning with a myriad of information and options. You listened to our wishes and requests and nothing was too hard for you and the girls to organise. In the end, everything was absolutely perfect, one of those holidays you keep pinching yourself, because absolutely every little detail and whim were attended to before us even thinking of it.
We were only too happy to recommend you to our friends who were looking to go to Maldives for their honeymoon and upon returning, only had the best to say about you and your service. Hopefully I can refer you again to my friends going over there, as you have been nothing but exceptional.

Ivana Pipic Batar, Sydney, Australia

RESORT INFORMATION

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Extraordinary Escapes Sums it Up:
Modern and stylish resort with an Asian twist, largest resort island in the Maldives, suitable for couples especially over-water and families in beach accommodations, huge villas decorated with an Island style, all beach villas with private plunge pools and set in private gardens, fantastic house reef and marine life, exceptional Chi Spa set in private gardens, multiple dining options themed beautifully.


extraordinary escapes says

The Shangri-La, with over six kilometres of coastline and nearly two kilometres of beach, is the perfect resort for people that like to keep active. You are given bikes to ride around the island on and bike riding here is part of daily activity given the size of the island. The Shangri-La offers so many additional activities such as guided nature walks, the golf course, tennis courts and even a tour of the second largest city in the Maldives all by bike.


The Shangri-La has an outstanding natural house reef that is home to turtles and eagle rays. It has a beautiful beach with a stunning turquoise lagoon, great for swimming and water sports. The Shangri-La has multiple dining options and a Chi Spa that offers the ultimate in traditional Chinese healing therapies.

The Shangri-La is a great resort for couples and families as it has the space to accommodate both. The Water Villas are more private and designed primarily for couples. For families, the beach accommodation is ideal as the villas have an additional living area which is great for extra space. The Kids Club at the Shangri-La is active and fun and there is a central village area located around the main pool that is a hub of activity with shops, the water sports centre and the Kids Club.

The service at the Shangri-La is exceptional and on arrival at the resort you are met by your Villa Host who will look after your every need over your stay. You are given a mobile phone to use during your stay that has your Villa Host's mobile phone number pre-programmed, along with other essential numbers such as the Spa and Water Sports Centre.

Extraordinary Escapes' Favourite feature: For lovers of authentic spas, the Shangri-La Chi Spa takes you to another era. What we love about the Shangri-La is that it has a great balance of everything, from dining to the Spa, house reef, bikes and of course space.

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Must Do: For the quintessential Maldivian experience, the Water Villas are absolutely perfect. They are spacious and elegant with a beautiful outdoor bathroom shower which is quite unique for an over-water villa. If you are a land lover or a family, then the Deluxe Pool Villas and Beach Villas are beautiful villas and are very private and spacious.

The Shangri-La villas are modern and stylishly furnished. Internally the Villas are extremely spacious and have everything you could possibly want for in luxury accommodation. They are designed with a contemporary Asian feel and have a beautiful view from the bed out to the Indian Ocean or for some land villas, out to the stunning bright aqua lap pool.


The Water Villas are the same villas internally as the Pool Villas, with the Water Villas set on stilts in the lagoon and the Pool Villas set in lush gardens with a Private Pool. These villas are perfect options for couples with the decision being just based on location. Over-water versus palatial garden.

The land villas all have private pools and are set so far apart you often cannot see the roof of the next villa. The next three categories of beach villas are perfect for families. The Deluxe Pool Villas and Beach Villas are the same villas internally but again with different locations. Both villas have huge private entry gates to the villas creating a very private garden for families. They have a separate living pavilion complete with lounge, flat screen TV and mini bar. This living area is a great extra space for families.

The Two Bedroom Villa has two large bedrooms located around a private pool. Also set behind private entry gates with your own private garden and beach, these villas are ideal for families with older children that prefer separate sleeping quarters as the bedrooms are not inter-connecting.

Pool Villa: 133 sqm

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

The Room features:
 Private infinity pool
 Personal villa host
 Twice daily housekeeping service
 24-hour in-villa dining
 Open-air terrace
 Exquisite bathroom with oval bathtub, indoor and open-air showers, his and hers vanity counters
 40-inch LCD television, Bose home theatre system with DVD player, iPod docking station
 Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
 International Direct Dial telephone, Personal safe, Voicemail
 Shangri-La premium toiletries, Pillow menu, Hair dryer, Bathrobes & slippers
 Nespresso machine, Mini-bar and Tea pot with 5 varieties of tea

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Must Do: The Villas at Shangri-La, whether over-water or on the beach, have huge outdoor areas that are perfect for a private dinner set up. Over-water, dine under the stars with the water lapping under the deck. On the beach, dine with the sand under your feet in the privacy of your villa garden.

Shangri-La offers extensive dining options with three restaurants and a pool bar. They also offer a range of destination dining options from a candlelight dinner on the beach through to a jungle dinner. The Shangri-La has a gorgeous sailing boat where they also hold private dinners.


Jaavu the main restaurant is beautiful and light with indoor and outdoor dining, offering an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fashala Restaurant is at the sunset end of the island, offering a more romantic and intimate dining experience, with a classic seafood menu.

Dr Alis is one of the best restaurants in the Maldives by way of cuisine and decor. Arriving at Dr Alis for the first time is very impressive. At the end of an elegant palm tree lined driveway, is a circular drive with a staff member waiting to greet you. The restaurant is a stunning building made the same way the local Maldivians build their homes, from smooth round bricks made of old coral giving them a white appearance.

It is curved in shape with spot lights shining up the coral bricks at the front. The indoor seating areas are themed beautifully with antique furniture, low lighting and cushioned seats. They also have a stunning outdoor area with two private tables located under salas by the water's edge.

Dr Alis offers three dining experiences in one location with three different menus, the Indian Menu, the Arabian Menu and the South China Sea Menu. The cuisine for each is unbelievably authentic and delicious.

Dr. Ali's

Adventure awaits the palate. The exceptional Dr. Ali's has three distinctive, Eastern-style living rooms representing the different cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf.

Activities

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Must Do: Snorkelling the house reef at the Shangri-La is a must, along with a round of golf on the Maldives only golf course. The Shangri-La's amazing luxury 21 meter yacht 'Horizon', is perfect for a sunset sail. Or better yet, you can arrange to book it privately for a sunset sail followed by dinner on the deck.

The Shangri-La is certainly an island for the active at heart. It has so much to do that it would be difficult to get through even half over a week. The Shangri-La island is three-kilometres long and has 12 hectares of lush vegetation, 17,000 coconut trees and 45 species of plants. It has over six kilometres of coastline and three natural freshwater lagoons.


One very unique activity that the Shangri-La offers guests is a nature walk through the jungle where you learn about the natural flora and fauna of the island. They also offer a unique bike excursion through the local islands of the Addu Atoll. The Shangri-La even has the Maldives only 9 hole golf course. Located at the far end of the island, it is an amazing place to have a round of golf with the turquoise lagoon in the background.

The Shangri-La has an outstanding house reef that is home to turtles and eagle rays, not to mention the stunning vibrant corals on the reef and the technicolour fish. It is a fantastic reef to snorkel and it is just off the Water Villas.

The Shangri-La is a perfect island for families with so much space, an amazing main pool with plenty of areas for kids to explore and a great Kids Club called the Cool Zone. The Cool Zone has an outdoor area and indoor area with its own ball pit and padded slide area.

Activities at the Shangri-La include some of the following:

' Nature: Explore lush foliage & natural lagoons of the island
' Snorkeling
' Diving: PADI qualified Dive Centre
' VillIngIlI Golf Course: The first of its kind in the Maldives, The Villingili Golf Course is nestled on seven and a half hectares at the southern end of Villingili Island. Spectacular sights await at each of the nine holes, mostly Par 3 and averaging of 123.4 yards in length.
' Sunset Sailing on the resort's luxury yacht "Horizon"
' Dolphin Cruise, Night Fishing and Big Game Fishing
' Guided Bicycle Tours in Addu
' Tennis Courts
' Catamaran sailing, Wind surfing, Kayaking, Kite Surfing, Paddle boards, Parasailing
' Fun tubes and banana rides, Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board and Seabob
' Private Boat Charter and Small Dhoni Sailing
' Entertainment Centre: snooker and billiards, and a selection of books and magazines. A resident artist features contemporary Asian paintings in the Q Gallery. A bar and mini mart serve snacks and drinks and offers basic personal necessities.
' Eco Centre: Shangri-La Eco Centre is a place to discover, entertain and educate, in an interactive and lively atmosphere.
' Jogging Trails: total of four kilometres and Health Club.
' Yoga and Meditation
' Cool Zone: Kids Club for children

SPA

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Must Do: For a massage, you cannot go past the Chi Balance Signature Massage designed to balance our inner Yin and Yang. For a treatment, the Harmonising Chi Signature Journey leaves you feeling like a new person.

The Shangri-La's Spa is called 'Chi' which in traditional Chinese philosophy, is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. The Chi Spa is exactly that. A Spa offering a completely holistic approach to your health and well-being. It is set in beautiful private grounds and from the moment you walk into the reception area, you feel as if you have been transported to somewhere in central China.


Each treatment room is named and set within its own private garden with a private dressing area and a private steam room . The Spa uses dark colours and wood to create a feeling of calmness.

Massages and treatments at the Chi Spa are based on authentic natural healing methods found in traditional well being practices shared by many Asian cultures. The treatments use the island's natural botanical and herbal products, leaving you feeling completely relaxed and centred.

Chi, The Spa

Pampering for the body & soul CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. This secluded sanctuary is located in its own spa village within the resort, with spacious individual treatment villas offering "spa-within-a-spa" environments. There is also a unique yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean, and individual treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms.

The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments, alongside locally inspired treatments and specific well-being programmes.

In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch'i or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch'i must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, "dis-ease" and illness follow. Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages. Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.