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9.0
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8.5
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Excellent location
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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives - See map
"Wonderful resort, wonderful staff, wonderful service."
Tatiana - March 2, 2018
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.8 facilities on premise
Exceptional cleanliness
9.6 rating for cleanliness
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

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Review score - United States
9.8/10
Cleanliness score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
9.5/10
Room size
189 sqm.
Better than
99
%
of Maldives Islands properties
Better than
98
%
of Maldives Islands properties
Better than
98
%
of Maldives Islands properties
Bigger than
96
%
of Maldives Islands properties
Value for money8.3
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportGan International Airport (GAN)
Distance to airport4.6 km

Rooms available at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

9.5
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Water Villa
Water Villa
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  • Room size: 166 m²/1787 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Tree House Villa with Pool
Tree House Villa with Pool
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  • Room size: 231 m²/2486 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Beach Villa With Pool
Beach Villa With Pool
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  • Room size: 189 m²/2034 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Pool Villa
Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 133 m²/1432 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Ocean View Villa with Pool
Ocean View Villa with Pool
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  • Room size: 218 m²/2347 ft²
  • Ocean view
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2 Bedroom Beach Villa
2 Bedroom Beach Villa
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  • Room size: 224 m²/2411 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 king beds
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Deluxe Pool Villa
Deluxe Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 189 m²/2034 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Double Standard
Double Standard
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    Double Beach Front
    Double Beach Front
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      Double Deluxe
      Double Deluxe
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        What people love about Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

        • 9.2
          Exceptional

          "All is great."

          ANDREW

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          June 17, 2018

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The staffs were very friendly ."

          sherine

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          January 22, 2018

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Great ammenities."

          RICHARD

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          August 13, 2017

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        9.6
        Exceptional

        "All the staff were very hospitable and friendly from the tim..."

        Sze

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        January 13, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional

        "It was truly a wonderful stay in paradise!"

        Sze

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        January 13, 2019

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        Agoda Reviews (139)Booking.com Reviews (186)
        9.0
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        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness9.6
        Facilities9.8
        Location8.5
        Room comfort and quality9.5
        Service9.3
        Value for money8.3
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (73)
        8-9 Excellent (42)
        7-8 Very Good (10)
        6-7 Good (1)
        <6 Below Expectation (6)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (43)
        Jun - Aug (33)
        Sep - Nov (21)
        Dec - Feb (35)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Suyin from Singapore
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

        Excellent Stay”

        Connected via Colombo. Travel time takes quite a bit, but I would say it’s all worth it! Clear waters, enormous rooms, great service, large island to explore, very private and romantic. Restaurants are quite pricy, but dishes are delicious and Michelin worthy (in my opinion). Highlight of the trip was the private jet ski tour where we ended up jet skiing alongside heaps and heaps of dolphins! Thanks Hussain for the amazing video you made!

        Reviewed February 24, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        feng from China
        Business traveler
        Pool Villa
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018

        Nice resort service, good for family”

        Nice resort service, good for family holiday

        Reviewed July 02, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        feng from China
        Business traveler
        Pool Villa
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        good experience, good service”

        good experience, good service

        Reviewed July 02, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        feng from China
        Couple
        Pool Villa
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Nice resort service, good for family”

        Nice resort service, good for family

        Reviewed July 02, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Sze from Hong Kong
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

        We loved our stay! ”

        We are so happy and pleased with our stay in Shangri La. All the staff were very hospitable and friendly from the time we landed all the way until we left. During our time there, we celebrated my husband's birthday and were extremely thrilled by the treats and surprises arranged. It was indeed an idyllic holiday for us. The villa and bathtub was spacious, the spa experience was soothing and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the island. It was truly a wonderful stay in paradise!

        Reviewed January 13, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Ricky from Singapore
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

        Wonderful vacation place”

        Pros: nice location since the hotel occupied the whole island lots of activities and nice pool friendly staff decent food and not so expensive that expected... (e.g. avg $50 per meal per pax, of course depends what you order), compare to "Maldives standard" dedicate bicycle to ride around the island wonderful room, spacious and nice decorated. Bedding setup and décor is a surprise. Cons: only main part of beach is "cleaned", other parts are filled with plants and not so good for swimming quite a lot of bats that make the smelly air when evening starts, 6pm some restaurant not open everyday, limit choice for dinner Activities are expensive Tips: better to have room near the main buildings areas, otherwise have to cycle a lot to go around. be careful to decide when to swim, especially near the water villa, water level can be up / down and windy. go for GAN international airport if possible, save a lot for domestic flight only if you eat a lot, otherwise don't go for full boat meal.

        Reviewed January 02, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        sherine from Singapore
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

        Excellent resort ”

        The staffs were very friendly . They get everything done for you very nicely. And the water villa we stayed in was perfect . We wished we could have a longer stay . The dolphin tour we went was worth the money as well! Truly an amazing experience. The only thing with the resort is its location. It’s another 2 hrs flight from male airport. So, One will need to put this into planning.

        Reviewed January 22, 2018
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Majed from United Arab Emirates
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

        Memorable Stay! Incredible and unforgottable Stay!”

        1. Villas Unique Design and facilities provided 2. Location is chosen perfectly great with all green cover forest trees 3. provision of everything the guest may need including many kinds of sports.

        First of all I would like to congratulate the wonderful team with the magnificent Shangri-La Resort and Spa you all run perfectly, each one at his own level of responsibilities. I came along with my wife and it was an outstanding stay due to the outstanding standards provided to make the guest not only feel like home but to make feel he owns the home, I would not return so quickly and leave the resort but we have to work and then find the chance to enjoy. Definitely the Shangri - La is the best option because this is our first time in Maldives and the choice to be with your resort surpassed our expectations by far!! in view of all of the above, we are considering visiting the Resort but next time will be with our kids during one of their school holidays so that to get a wonderful chance to enjoy everything within the Resort and have a lifetime memories of their own we really LOVED It so much Thanks for every thing we saw, felt, and lived with joy and happiness

        Reviewed May 31, 2015
        8.3
        Excellent
        ZHANG from China
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

        wonderful place”

        big size room, amazing view, paradise

        the stay in this resort was wonderful, three restaurants you can choose for dining, very help and nice staffs, they also have lots of activities such as water sports and diving, tennis, golf and so on. over all I was satisfied except one thing, prior to departure, I sent hotel about my travel details and asked them to arrange the domestic flight. I sent several emails and tried to communicate with the customer service manager. But still I just got some very not communicable reply, then again I asked agoda to help to send the flights details. Surprisingly, when we arrived, we could not find any staff from the resort and after quite some while, we were told that they have the wrong flight info. I was quite upset, I sent at least three email with our flight details, how come they still took it wrongly! all in all the resort was amazing except the long travel distance from male airport.

        Reviewed January 14, 2014
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ng from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Pool Villa
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

        Highly recommend”

        Large and exceptional room amenities, great service,great food,great environment.

        Reviewed February 24, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Cheau from Malaysia
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        Excellent ”

        Everything is great. Feel like stay at own house with all the familiar neighbors. Is really worth to travel along the way and pass through equator. Really had a great holiday and more than what is expected.

        Reviewed December 19, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Long from Vietnam
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 1 night in May 2016

        Great Resort”

        Despite the location is so far from Male Airport, it takes about more than minutes on old domestic air plane to GAN airport then 5 minutes speed boat to the resort, the resort is so beautiful, nature and amazing. The staff are so much nicely and helpful. Foods is not really good bur acceptable. Good for couples to enjoy the honeymoon.

        Reviewed May 24, 2016
        8.7
        Excellent
        abdullah from Saudi Arabia
        Couple
        Pool Villa
        Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

        Immazing scape from everything,, perfect for relax”

        1-service 2- food options 3- privacy. It was a great escape from work pressure.

        It was one of my best holidays.. The staff are very friendly, the service was amazing ,,the hotel is very huge you can find daily activities if you like such couples cooking, spa, water activities, etc. The only two things I would say that affected my mood were: 1- the hotel is very far from Male airport. You have to take domestic flight that is scheduled on specific times ( for 70-90 minutes) which means if the got delayed) such my case), you will wait in the airport and the Traveling day will go for nothing. 2- all the resort beach is not clean. You can find dead bird or full of plants that will not make you comfortable walking.

        Reviewed August 25, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Andrew from United States
        Family with young children
        Pool Villa
        Stayed 6 nights in June 2015

        Amazing. ”

        Location, Staff, Rooms

        Our original reservation was for four days, but we stayed for ten days. It was incredible. The location and the resort are top notch. The staff was delightful. Our five-year old loved it, too. I would recommend this resort to anyone for as many days as you can spare.

        Reviewed July 06, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        ERIK from Indonesia
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

        Beautiful place and great staff”

        Comfortable room, friendly and fast response staff, beautiful scenery

        Over all our stay in Shangri-La is perfect. Beautiful place, nice and comfortable room, very friendly staff and everything is well coordinate. We can do some cycling around the hotel area and do a lot of activities that they provide for the guests. There are some free activities but most of exciting activities u need to pay and book it in advanced. Better to book everything 1 day before especially the chi spa. They will have the list of everyday activities so u can know what kind of activity and also the time they will start.

        Reviewed July 15, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Raymond from United States
        Family with teens
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

        Fantastic”

        Room, Service, Everythin

        It was extremely surreal. My only critic would be that this location is way too far. You have to fly in from where ever you are coming from to Male then transfer to the domestic terminal and fly another 70 minutes to Gan where Shangri La picks you up on a speed boat over to their island. BUT, it was all worth it. It was an awesome island. For all ages. Great food and fantastic room and service. Beautiful beach and view. Lots of activities.

        Reviewed July 10, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Raymond from United States
        Family with teens
        Water Villa
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

        Breathtaking”

        Room, Service, and Everything

        It was extremely surreal. My only critic would be that this location is way too far. You have to fly in from where ever you are coming from to Male then transfer to the domestic terminal and fly another 70 minutes to Gan where Shangri La picks you up on a speed boat over to their island. BUT, it was all worth it. It was an awesome island. For all ages. Great food and fantastic room and service. Beautiful beach and view. Lots of activities.

        Reviewed July 10, 2013
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Mohammed from Saudi Arabia
        Couple
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

        Excellent Resort and best service”

        Everything with care

        the whole island of villingili is owned by the shangri la resort, imagine how big the resort and how many activities on the island. there are three restaurants which they are offering a very delicious food. and there is many sport activities in the sport center such as ski-boat, ski-board, para-sail...etc, and there are also romantic activities such sea tour, dinner at yacht. overall it was a dream island, morning sport and night romance fulfill your desires in the moment.

        Reviewed February 18, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        EE from Singapore
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 6 nights in September 2012

        Heaven on earth. Incomparable service ”

        Gorgeous surrounds. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.

        maldives is beautiful. that was something we expected anyway. yet this resort surpassed our expectations : 1. gorgeous island. on one side, calm peaceful lovely water villas. the waters make one itch to jump in to frolick, snorkel. on the other side of the island, strong waves, rougher beach terrain, strong ocean breeze. a different view n mood altogether. 2. service staff were amazing. multi-lingual, from many different parts of the world. it was eye opening chatting with them. polite always, and ever ready to help. we even had several surprises by the staff - honeymoon sweets and decorations in the room, hubby's birthday cake and birthday decorations, and even a steaming hot bath prepared for us on our last night of stay! 3. food was surprising good. international buffet breakfast had much of an asian theme. after 5 days we were still enjoying the buffet spread. some of the chefs were specially brought in eg. hong kong, vietnam... dinner was amazing also. especially indian food from dr ali's. 4. this resort stood out as being the only one in maldives with a golf course. a nice simple relaxing 9 holes was fun for a beginner like me. we alternated between water and land activities. never a boring moment! only issue we had was how long it took us to get there from male airport. the domestic flight was supposed to be 1.5h but due to delay, and a prolonged stop over, it took us almost 4h!! followed by a short boat ride which was quite pleasant. pricier than many other resorts, but now that i have experienced their service standards, i think many other resorts would pale in comparison.

        Reviewed September 28, 2012
        9.7
        Exceptional
        May from Hong Kong
        Couple
        Water Villa
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2012

        Stunningly beautiful marine life around hotel”

        Coral reef right in front of water villa, abundant variery of marine life, high quality service

        Overall we had wonderful experience for our stay in Shangri-la Maldives and would definitely recommend for anyone going to Maldives! We were amazed to see the abundant in-house coral reef right in front of water villa, with wide variety of marine life around. Near sunset we could easily see some baby sharks and baby eagle ray swimming by. One night we were lucky seeing a sea turtle visiting the coral reef by our villa. My husband had scuby diving to coral reefs near the islands and were amazed being surrounded by hundreds of coral fishes and dozens of sea turtles etc. In terms of hotel facilities and service, each villa is supplied with 2 bicycles to enjoy cycling trip around the island. From the moment we arrived at Male till last minute entering custom for departure, we were well taken care and accompanied by hotel designated staff. We were completely free of any admin or possible burden. In terms of dining, there are several restaurants providing Western and Asian cuisine, and even cooking for your fishing catch. In addition, we also recommend in-villa dining, where you can enjoy candle lit dinner under star light facing the peaceful Indian Ocean.

        Reviewed August 28, 2012
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