Shangri-La Villingili, Addu Atoll The Maldives, Central Islands
The Shangri-La Villingili is one of The Maldives' top resorts, combining the Shangri-La group's well-established service ethic and refinement with one of the world's most spectacular locations.
The Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to be located south of the equator. Offering guests a stylish experience in a spacious, all-villa environment, the resort is surrounded by lush vegetation, including 17,000 coconut trees, and over six kilometres of picturesque coastline with nearly two kilometres of white-sand beaches.
Stylishly furnished accommodation includes private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas - unique to the Maldives - with superb views.
Guests can enjoy a tempting selection of dining and entertainment facilities, innovative treatments at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and a variety of aquatic leisure activities, or explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road.
Those seeking an experience with a difference can enjoy a cruise on a luxury yacht with lunch on the equator. The resort is a 70-minute flight from Male and an eight-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll.
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
Well, what can I say! It was awesome! We had the best time and fell in love with Sri Lanka! The Maldives were also lovely but we both felt 5 days was enough even with the diving!