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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives

Looking out from your plane window our out from the bow of the speedboat you will see an emerald jewel fringed with alabaster sand and surrounded by sapphire waters looming closer with the thought that this is where paradise must live. Here resides Shangri La’s Villingili Resort, a world class 5 star resort and your retreat from modern day life.

The resort hosts over 130 private villas in 9 different styles from Water Villas presiding over the turquoise lagoon, Treehouse Villas perched amongst the tree tops surrounded by a dense verdant canopy, or Villa Laalu, a luxury two bedroom villa, titled the jewel in the resorts crown, set in the middle of the island in complete privacy with incredible ocean views and deluxe amenities and facilities.

Explore Asian cuisine at Dr Ali’s restaurant featuring signature Cantonese, Vietnamese, Indian Ocean and Middle Eastern dishes inspired by the travel of Dr Ali himself presented in eclectically decorated rooms reflecting the foods regional origins. Guests can also indulge in the fresh seafood locally caught and farmed at Fashala on the northern tip if the island. Ingredients such as freshly caught fish and Maldivian lobster are combined with papaya, mango and herbs and spices to create an unforgettable culinary experience.

Pampering and relaxation can be found at Chi, The Spa at Shangri La offering a range of treatments and facilities to enable you to find well-being and vitality through traditional Chinese philosophy. Indulge in a range of massages and body therapies to rejuvenate your body and reinvigorate your senses or find inner peace and relaxation with a private yoga session or meditation session.

The daily activity schedule leaves no room for boredom or idleness such as; regular excursions to the house reef, snorkelling with turtles or glass bottom boat rides, Early morning boot camp for a great way to wake up and regular marine conservation presentations.