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"Paradise on Earth"
Truly a fantastic resort with excellent staff services. We stayed in a deluxe pool villa..Usually all the deluxe pool villas doesn't have a beach..we were lucky that we got one..We got few days to enjoy the bright side of Maldives since my wife was not feeling well due to pregnancy. We couldn't even fly on our actual departure date due to her health issue..But our host Aslah took great care of us. He took us to a nearby Clinic in the city immediately & he was checking on us daily. He was extremely friendly & the "I am willing to do anything" attitude was visible all through. I would recommend to ask for him during your stay as he is the best. Hopefully we will visit Shangri-lla Villigili one day soon with our baby.. Thank You again to all the staffs who made our stay memorable..
"Paradise on Earth"
We’ve all seen them online: photos of perfect blue skies, magnificent sunsets, clear crystal waters– The Maldives seems like the perfect paradise. Is it even real' Well, it is! At the most southern point of the Maldives, 7 minutes by speedboat from Gan Airport, Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa is a stunning escape from the world. An island community itself with 3 room types to choose from: the Beach Side Villas are made invisible by the lush greenery by the shore; The Tree House Villas where you get to enjoy the gentle roar of the Indian Ocean; and the Over Water Villas which permits crystal clear views into the stunning lagoon of the atoll. On our first night, we stayed at their Tree House Villas. It was great. The villa was huge and the sounds of the Indian Ocean's waves crashing was like a lullaby. However, we wanted to experience the quintessential Maldivian water villa, so we requested to be moved into one of their Over-water villas. All villas exclusive and private. All of the accommodation is a blend of classic Shangri-La style and comfort, with practicality and respect for the environment. The villas are beautiful and designed for a luxurious indoor/outdoor experience. Bathroom amenities are packaged in simple biodegradable or reusable packaging, and water is filtered and bottle on the island. The whole property– the whole island is huge! Good thing each villas are provided with bikes so guests can freely explore. The sheer beauty of the island, the lagoon, the lush green canopy, and the powdery sand can easily distract one from the bountiful amenities and activities offered by the resort. Day time should be spent near, over, or in the water. The resort’s house reef is vibrant with an endless display of colourful fishes, with occasional cameos from stingrays, reef sharks, and sea turtles Shangri-la’s culinary team brings a mix of local and international flavours from three stunning vantage points on the island: A la carte fine dining at Fashala, to bountiful seafood feasts at Javvu, and Dr. Ali’s Middle- Eastern fare. Service isn’t a forced obligation at Shangri-La Villingili, rather there’s a sense of community, friendship, and a genuine desire to provide guests with a comfortable and flawless experience. Seriously, add The Maldives to your travel bucket list and stay at the Shangri-la! – clear waters, vibrant sea life, and breathtaking sunsets are guaranteed! Visit THEHERMITISOUT on Facebook or @thehermitisout on Instagram for more about our trip in the Maldives.
"New hotel, with great facilities"
Yes, it is a bit of a trek to get down to Villingili, plane form London to male, another 90 minutes to the local airport and then a 20 minutes boat. But when you get there you are in heaven. The villas are very spacious and the ones with a Private Pool are superb, worth the stretch in the budget. Food is not spectacular but it is very good. You need to choose which part of the beach to stay, some villas have no direct access to the sea (because of reef) and some will face the ocean villas, so ask for a map and get a spot where you can walk 10 steps and be in the sea. You will get bikes for the whole family that is the best transport on the island, great rides at sunset by the golf course, which offers superb views.
"Paradise you can dream of!"
I had an amazingly wonderful week at the resort last week. Since I came back to Shanghai this week, it still feels like it was a beautiful dream that I spent a week in Maldives. Getting there was not very easy from Shanghai as I had to stop over at Singapore, Male.. but once I got there, it was just perfect of everything. Just the right size of the island i can ride a bike to anywhere in the island. I really enjoyed riding a bike in the tropical forest or along the costal line looking over the ocean. It was exceptionally Beautiful cristal clear water where I can snorkel to meet all kinds of sea animals such as baby sharks, sting rays, puffer fish, sea turtle, sea horse, huge sea eel.. It was the most amazing experience in the ocean in my life that a beautiful sea turtle was staring at me just in front of me in peace for a long time and hundreds of beautiful golden tropical fish were swimming around me in a group.... I felt like I jumped into a video clip by national geography, it was unbelivable! The weather was perfect, beautiful sun shine, warm and dry.. The resort staffs are very polite and friendly. They are so well trained that they give us enough privacy but also give us a feeling that they are always there to help us if we need any help. The restaurants such as Dr Ali's(Pan Asian) and Fashala(Western) are located at the two different ends of the island. Both has a very romantic setting on the beach and foods were also very nice. It is an expensive accomodation but once you are there, you could feel that the resort cant be run that nicely without such a high maintenance cost to look after the island in that nice condition and in an eco friendly way. Most foods consumed in the island are also high quality, mostly imported. I would like to add one more thing I enjoyed during my stay. I really liked bath products at the resort. I have very sensitive skin so normally I carry my own bath products on my travel but I used the resorts' ones during this holiday. High quality and very mild, natural products.... I think that my review is already very long so maybe stop here... All I want to say is that I wish I can go back there again one day!! Thank you, Shangri la Maldives~~~ ^^ It has been an unforgettable holiday.
"A beautiful island getaway"
It's been a very long time since I have had such a beautiful and cozy stay at a resort. My wife and I, being on our honeymoon were treated so well and In a way spoilt by the comfort given. The GM, Mr Allwyn Drego took personal interest into ensuring that just the case for which we are very grateful. The other staff all over the island are courteous and kind. Some names that come to mind are my villa host Arif and Nihad, Ashelsha, Rohit, Rushi, Sendi, Nanda, Shiraz, and Vianni. Wow those were a lot of names but they are definitely worth remembering. And I thank them for the lovely memories.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM