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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 5 July 2015

First of all, Shangri-La Maldives IS a 5 Star Deluxe resort. Having said that, my review will be based on the standards that they advertise themselves to be. Being in the Maldives, with a multitude of ultra-high end resorts to choose from, one has to surpass the guests’ expectations in order to be rated 5 stars. As gorgeous and as...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your honest and very detailed review. Glad to hear that overall, your vacation was impressive, minor the few hiccups. I will personally handle the matters with housekeeping to see what more we can do improve the personal attention and enhance the creativity. Your review is a great reminder that not everything is perfect, and that...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed there for 4 nights in a Water Villa. We have been to quite few Shangri-la hotels in the past and we are never disappointed. But this one is a JEM! From the moment we exited the international arrival terminal of Male Airport to the moment we had to go back there everything went smoothly, without any kind of...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest “Waoow” right back at you! What a magnificent review and thank you singing your praises about Shangri-La Villingili. Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa is worth travelling the extra mile, an undeniably the most private hideaway, where you can retreat in style under a luscious tropical forest or crystal clear turquoise seas. I love that you used the bicycles....

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Maldives really is perfection. Paradise on earth. We loved every moment of our experience. Just be warned that this resort is 1 hour by plane from Male. I didn't realize this...but it was fine. ROOM: We stayed in a Water Villa and I would highly recommend this as you are isolated and have access to the water from your...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a grand review! The complete breakdown of your personal experience is not only delightful to read, but incredibly insightful for future guests. Thank you! You have many choices to choose from within Maldives, and the extra effort to reach true nirvana of paradise worked out beautifully. I understand that proximity is a driver for many, but Shangri-La’s...

Reviewed 29 June 2015

We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights and at first was worried about the 1 hr 10 mins travel from Male since we only have a short break. But our stay made every minute of the travel time worthwhile. I love everything in this resort. From our water villa, to the food, the staff, environment, everything is just...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest “Amazeballs”, what a whimsical way to describe paradise! Thank you for your enthusiasm and praise. I know the distance is a tad bit long, but isn’t reaching true paradise worth the extra mile? Happy to hear the Dine by Design dinner from your fiancé worked out beautifully. Every experience at Shangri-La is personal, including your journey to our...

AbuDhabi
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Not only is this resort beautiful as you would expect but I can't say enough great things about the amazing team of people that run it! We arrived to what was the the most isolated water villa on our first evening and because of where it was we were unfortunately hit by a huge gusts of wind that night. The...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the positively radiant review. Despite the few weather bumps, I’m so happy that your vacation was amazing. As often we are blessed with plentiful of sunshine, the occasional rain does welcome gusts of wind, but it’s all very temporary. Nevertheless, my engineering and housekeeping teams are always on stand-by and can remedy the situation in...

Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Of all the hotels we have stayed at globally (and the are numerous), this resort stands leagues ahead. Truly the most relaxing experience in paradise. We stayed in both beach and water villas, both outstanding in their quality and comfort. The service and friendliness of the staff is extraordinary (we had 2 year old wish us, baby bicycle seat, nappies,...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Smashing review! Your sentiments of “5 Stars is not enough” is a resounding statement that has all of us glowing with excitement and pride! Thank you for your celebrated review, and making all of us at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa even more proud. Traveling with a toddler is no easy feat, and I’m glad your experience was...

Mumbai
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is by far the best hospitalitly I have ever received during my stays at any hotels. The staff was very helpful and warm. Since I'm a vegetarian visiting Maldives from India for honeymoon food was pretty important for my stay. Breakfast had only few selections for vegetarians but the dinner had good options at Javvu and Dr Ali. The...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fanfare of a review! As a seasoned and a well-travelled guest, you have many choices and we are very fortunate you made the winning choice to stay at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives. It may be further away than other resorts, but your review certainly made a resounding approval that true paradise is...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I don’t have enough good to say about this place. My husband and I elected to spend our honeymoon, and 17th anniversary (of having met) at the Shangri-La resort, on Villingili Island in the Maldives. It has been near-perfect. We’ve been able to snorkel, try our hand at diving, parasail, plant coral, spy sea turtles, watch dolphins do amazing acrobatics,...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to share such a warm and generous review of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa with us. You have beautifully captured the true spirit of our resort and the essence of Maldives with your detailed review. I’m amazed by my team on a daily basis. Their commitment to take initiative with...

Wollongong
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We have just returned from our short stay at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and we could not be happier with our time there. The natural beauty of the island was only surpassed by the friendliness of the staff. We wish to personally thank Aagib Ahmed for making our stay perfect.

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are beyond elated that your trip went off perfectly. Thank you for recognizing our team member, Aagib. He was so touched by your kind words. We hope to have you back here real soon, and hopefully for a longer period. Best Regards Allwyn Drego

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 7 June 2015

As I am an quite picky traveller (this hotel was my third choice after I had already cancelled two due to different reasons) I got very good, if a little bit slow service via e-mail before our trip. We had a few food requests beforehand (allergies and special diet) and these were noted I guess, but in no way recognised...

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your detailed and candid feedback about your experience. The housekeeping team was happy to hear that their services met your standards and thank you for recognizing our team member, Aarish. It truly made his day! As for the food, I’m disappointed to hear you felt the food was sub-par. Both the Food, Beverage team and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An all-villa resort, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives offers a unique selection of accommodations ranging from private beach retreats and overwater villas to unique tropical tree house villas perched on the tree top canopy. All villas are luxuriously appointed with the best of media and entertainment technology, have spacious sun-decks and patios, and feature private swimming pools or direct access to the turquoise waters of the lagoon for snorkelling among the beautiful coral reefs. Villingili is one of the largest and most vegetated islands in the Maldives, being the venue for the Maldives' only golf course. Guests on the island have many restaurants, bars and lounges to enjoy. Those seeking a more unique experience have private dining available in locations of your choice across the island and even lunch on the equator aboard the resort's 70-foot luxury yacht. Private and blissful CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La promises relaxation with ocean views within a secluded sanctuary. Neighbouring islands are easily accessible and perfect for touring by bicycle, providing a unique and interactive experience with local Maldivians. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives

Address: Villingili Island, 20189
Region: Maldives > Addu Atoll > Villingili
Price Range: €650 - €1,764 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 132
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“Villa 129 fantastic - small beach but very private as nobody walks or kayaks past. Also very close to the kids club, restaurant and pool”
 of 5 bubbles MillyG33, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We think our pool villa offered more privacy versus the overwater villas.”
 of 5 bubbles RandomFlair, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All villas have good view.”
 of 5 bubbles 94Nany, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for a beach or water villa”
 of 5 bubbles Khansa123, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I guess villa rooms get best sea view and more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles DerandiN, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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