Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

One of the southernmost Maldivian islands, Villingili is home to this exceptional all-villa private island resort. Fringing an ancient natural forest and bordering a warm crystal-clear lagoon with a 2 kilometre beach, residences here range from Private Ocean Retreats to Tropical Tree Houses, each offering a unique boutique style.

Contemporary chic, Indian and Arabian elements marry to create an atmosphere of individual style and refinement. Some villas feature their own private pools, while all boast a 40 inch LCD TV, Bose DVD player, Nespresso machine and iPod docking station.

Entertainment and activities exist in abundance to suit all ages and interests. The village-based Cool Zone kids club for 4–11 year olds offers hours of fun while for adults in need of thorough relaxation, the heavenly CHI, The Spa incorporates traditional Asian healing philosophies in its treatments. Guests can also enjoy tennis, the gym, 17 kilometres of cycle paths through authentic Maldivian villages, watersports and a magnificent freeform infinity pool with lavish Jacuzzi, as well as the first true Maldivian golf course with
9 holes set upon 7 acres at the southern end of the island.

All-day dining venue Javvu offers dishes with a Western and Mediterranean feel while Dr Ali’s serves Pan Asian cuisine; fine dining restaurant Fashala features culinary creations using fresh local ingredients from the surrounding waters and neighbouring farms.