Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa: the Island That Stays in Your Heart Forever

Down at the southern tip of the 800 km island chain of Maldives, next to the local Gan airport there is a tropical paradise called Shangri-La. Here you are welcomed by an unbelievably starry sky (it’s just 60 km south of the Equator), a lush green tropical forest, and of course a 5* luxury hotel, privacy and a sense of space – unusual for Maldives – which is what I loved about it the most.

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Villingili is a large island and has a lot to offer: three freshwater lagoons, the only nine-hole golf course in Maldives, wide white sand beaches and lush tropical jungles. And the most amazing - The Chi spa, where treatments are inspired by local healing traditions

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The food here is worth separate post. Each lunch or dinner in one of three restaurants was a gastronomical orgasm. And here I tried the best tuna sashimi and the best lobster dinner of my life. 

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Going by bicycle (each guest has their own bicycle) is something especially enjoyable here, as you can go around the two-mile-long island, stay in the middle of the tropical jungle and just listen to the sounds of birds and flying foxes…

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This cutie lived in our villa. Flying foxes or red head bats are absolutely harmless animals. 

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The sunset dolphin cruise allows you to watch amazing spinning dolphins of the island’s vast turquoise lagoon coming along with the boat.

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Like a pearl in its oyster, you’re embraced by the soothing ambience of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa.

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Villas are on the beach, above the water and even up a tree. My choice is the water villa where during your relaxation you can enjoy the stunning view of the azure waters meeting the sapphire-colored skies.

See more photos and info at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa  

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I fell in love with traveling much earlier than I fell in love with my first man. And I'm still faithful to that love (But I have exchanged some men since my first one). I have never had a reason to regret my passion. I constantly dream of going further, it gives me indescribable emotions and meaning to my life.

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