Luxury Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa vacations

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the biggest luxury resort in the Maldives. It’s also one of the best. Shangri-La’s Villingili is located on the most southerly atoll in the Maldives, making it a true paradise escape. Its location is so distant and unique it operates in its own time zone.

Villingili Island is two miles long, huge by the standards of a Maldivian island. White sand beaches are surrounded by corals and thick forests. To get to Villingili Island you’ll fly from Malé, the capital of the Maldives, to the airport at the nearby island of Gen and get a speedboat from there.

Space can be a little hard to come by in the Maldives and some resorts feel crowded. Here you’ll enjoy privacy, wide open spaces and luxury. The Dine by Design experience gives you the chance to dine in an outdoor location of your choice, be it the jungle or on the equator on a luxury yacht.

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  • Largest resort in the Maldives
  • Set in its most remote atoll
  • Set in its own time zone
  • Luxury overwater villas

Despite having problematic laws concerning LGBTQ+ rights, the Maldives is one of Out Of Office’s most popular destinations. Due to the geography of the Maldives, each island is essentially run by the resort that occupies it. We work with an incredible selection of resorts, many of which have LGBTQ+ management, that are welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community.


Surrounded by forest and overlooking the ocean, the Pool Villas have a private terrace, open-shower and pool. The decor combined Asian influences with Indian and Middle Eastern elements.

All villas include:

  • Premium toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Pillow menu
  • Twice daily housekeeping
  • LCD TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • iPod dock
  • Nespresso machine
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Built on stilts in the lagoon, the Water Villas give you the perfect Maldivian overwater experience. Surrounded by clear blue waters with abundant marine life, the setting is spectacular. Unwind in your hammock and enjoy the castaway experience.

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Villa Laalu is the most luxurious villa. There are two large bedrooms, a living area and a spacious outdoor deck. The private pool overlooks the ocean. Carefully curated artworks are displayed throughout the villa including rare Indonesian urns and sculptures.

Enjoy round-the-clock dining at the villa or in the al fresco pavilions.

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Dr. Ali’s serves a range of international cuisine and particularly good curry. On the northern tip of the island you’ll find Fashala, where the lagoon meets the ocean. Serving local seafood, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic meal. The third restaurant is Javvu. Located on the shoreline, you’ll be dining in a stunning al fresco setting.

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The Chi Spa offers a range of excellent treatments. It has a diving centre, a gym and an infinity pool on the beachfront. You can also make the most of the only nine-hole golf course in the Maldives.

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Our Experts

Maria Gardner

Maria Gardner

Luxury Travel Expert

"The Maldives is a stand-out when it comes to luxury travel and our most popular destination. We are also proud to be able to work with properties that are welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community."

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Jaike Rowe

Jaike Rowe

Luxury Travel Expert

"Staying in an over-water bungalow is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I'd recommend to any traveller. It's amazing to swim in some of the world's most impressive coral reefs and the sunset's divine."

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