Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, located
on the southern-most tip of Addu Atoll in the Maldives,
welcomed its first guests on Sunday.
The resort comprises 142
spacious stand-alone villas, from private ocean retreats to
tropical luxury tree house villas perched three metres above the
An elevated infinity pool
further enhances the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
addition to long stretches of white, powdery sand, the three-kilometre-long
island features 12 hectares of lush vegetation, 17,000 coconut
trees, 45 species of plants and ancient banyan trees as well as
nature trails for guests to discover the colourful wildlife.
months of preparation and tailored training in order to provide
our guests with discreet, personalised and renowned Shangri-La
hospitality, we are delighted to launch Shangri-La's Villingili
Resort and Spa, Maldives," said Jens Moesker, general manager,
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives. "In a unique
location featuring luxury accommodation and offerings, we are
confident that the newest property in our portfolio will be the
top of mind destination when visitors think of the Maldives."
CHI, The Spa - Shangri-La's signature spa brand - is located
in its own spa village at the resort's highest geographical point,
and offers a diverse range of treatments based on Chinese,
Himalayan and Asian healing rituals; as well as Kandu Boli
experiences, and unique indigenous treatments inspired by tiger
cowrie shell and other natural treasures found in the Maldives.
To discover the fascinating lifestyle and culture of
untouched Maldivian villages, guests can take a short boat ride to
Diving enthusiasts can explore the well
known "British Loyalty" shipwreck or dive with giant manta rays
with wingspans of more than four metres, which live year-round in
Other recreational activities include an Eco Centre and
a dive and water sports centre, which features surfing, scuba
diving, snorkelling and a variety of non-motorised water
The resort's health club offers a well-equipped gym
and two tennis courts. An entertainment centre, four retail shops,
a dedicated area for children - the Adventure Zone - and a medical
centre, are also available at the resort.
Restaurant, the resort's flagship dining outlet, offers three
living rooms serving three different regional cuisines from the
Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Persian Gulf.
celebration of its opening, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and
Spa, Maldives has launched a special promotion. From now until 31
October 2009, guests can enjoy a seven-night stay for the price of
five. In addition, the offer includes benefits such as return
domestic flight transfers from Male to Gan, daily half-board as
well as a CHI experience for two.
Guests looking for a shorter
break can enjoy a complimentary night when paying for a
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