Shangri-La's Villinigili Resort & Spa Seenu atoll

Our Opinion
The first luxury resort in the Maldives located south of the equator with a plethora of great
facilities. A 3km long island of white sandy beaches and 17000 coconut trees, banyan trees and
natural dense vegetation.

The resort and Spa is a 70 minute domestic flight followed by a 7 minute boat trip from Malé
International Airport. Don’t be put off by the domestic flight as it is reliable and does not
succumb to the vagaries of the seaplane in terms of daytime departures and rough seas.

Whilst this hotel is incredibly private, with its wonderful self-contained villas with private pools,
due to its size the resort never feels busy unlike some islands. The size truly allows for
escapism, however at meal times you can socialise in the restaurants or bars if you choose to.

The resort consists of 132 spacious villas, each featuring a vast array of luxury furnishings and
modern amenities. All villas enjoy a good degree of privacy and are carefully placed around the
island and accessed by pathways.
There are a selection of restaurants and couple of bars that serve a variety of international fare,
my favourite
being Dr Ali’s which blends the cuisines of the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the
Arabian.
Summary
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives is the first luxury resort in the Maldives south of
the equator, located in Addu Atoll. The resort is reached by a 70-minute inter-island domestic
flight from Male to Gan International Airport (passengers will receive a certificate after crossing
the equator), where there is a dedicated arrival/departure terminal for Shangri-La's guests -
from there the resort is a short speed boat ride away.

The resort is home to more than 17,000 coconut trees, over six kilometres of picturesque
coastline and two kilometres of white sandy beaches. Accommodation comprises 132 tranquil
villas in 7 distinct styles, ranging from private water villas and tropical tree houses to pool villas
and beachside residences.

Services & Facilities
*Meet & greet service at Male & Gan airports
*Express check-in / check-out service
*Babysitting / child care
*24-hour villa host service
*Wireless internet in villas
*Complimentary airport boat shuttle transfer
*3 restaurants / 2 bars
*Decompression chamber
*Foreign exchange counter
*Hair / beauty salon
*House doctor on call
*Clinic
*IT butler
*Laundry and valet service
*Non-smoking villas
*Four retail shops
*Safety deposit boxes
*Eco centre
*Photographer
*24-hour Business Centre (incl.internet, email, delivery & secretarial services)

Dining & Restaurants/Bars
On half board you eat in Javvu only, if you wish to eat in other restaurants please contact us for
meal options.
The resort's restaurants and bars cater for all eating and drinking tastes, whether cafe dining
during the day or fine dining in the evening.

Dr Ali's (Arabic, Indian, Cantonese, Vietnamese cuisine)
Dr Ali's is on the east coast of the resort, facing the ocean. It features three distinctive,
Eastern-style living rooms representing the different cultures and cuisines of the Indian Ocean,
South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf.

Fashala (Seafood)
Fashala is located at the northern tip of the island offering spectacular views of the ocean. The
restaurant serves fine dining cuisine featuring local produce from the surrounding waters and
neighbouring farms.

Javvu (International cuisine)
Javvu is the resort's all-day-dining restaurant, featuring quality cafe dining during the day and
refined Western cuisine in the evening, including prime steaks and seafood with a touch of the
Mediterranean.

Endheri
Very much the heart of the resort, Endheri is a stylish pool bar located right on the beach,
serving snacks and beverages - a perfect venue for chilling out. This is also the main
entertainment area of the resort.

Manzaru
A lively bar located near the arrival pier - Manzu has a chic, contemporary feel and serves
international bottled beers as well as a fabulous collection of cocktails. Snacks are also
available.
M-Lounge
One of the few upscale live DJ spots in the Maldives.

Recreation Facilities & Activites
*Snorkelling
*Dolphin Cruise
*Boat charter including a luxury yacht
*Big game fishing
*Watersports
*Supervised children's activities
*Tours of neighbouring islands
*Jogging trails
*Jungle trails
*Yoga
*Health Club
*9-hole golf course
*Outdoor swimming pool
*Tennis courts
*Badminton court
*Entertainment centre

Kids' Activites
Located in the Village, The Cool Zone for children is the place to find toys, educational
activities and lots of land and beach-based activities. The Cool Zone is open daily for children.

Watersports

Dive Centre
Addu Atoll is a haven for divers and anyone curious about the underwater world. There is
excellent diving and snorkelling available for all levels of ability - the creation of a snorkelling
garden close to the resort's shoreline is an ideal site for snorkellers and children. For advanced
divers there are numerous world-class diving locations teeming with marine life.

Scuba diving for both experienced divers and beginners is offered at the resort, including a
selection of PADI courses such as:

*Advanced Open Water Diver
*Discover Scuba Diving
*Open Water Diver
*Speciality courses

CHI - The Spa at Shangri-La
The spa is located in its own spa village within the resort, with spacious individual treatment
villas, a unique yoga pavillion overlooking the 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.

Details of the full spa menu and speciality treatments can be found on the resort's own website.
Dining Options
Diving
Domestic Flight
Kids Club
Overwater Villas
Speedboat Transfer
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