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“It's the largest single-resort island in the archipelago and operates in its own time zone for the ultimate in disconnect. Super-spacious, come here to totally escape to another world. The sheer size of this property also lends itself to families: the kids can run free and further distraction is provided by dolphin-watching excursions and the activity centre.”
Island life goes large at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives where you’ll find a 30-acre island of towering Banyan trees, thousands of coconut palms, three natural lagoons and one-and-a-half miles of white sandy beach. There’s a huge sense of space for total escapism. Rooms and facilities are dotted around the jungle and on the beachfront so it never feels crowded, and each room comes with bicycles so it’s easy to get around.
From private ocean retreats to tropical tree houses, room options vary and come with modern conveniences and touches of Middle Eastern and Indian inspiration. Expect enormous bathrooms, open-air showers, walk-in wardrobes and comfortable beds. Outdoor decks give access to the sea; villas on dry land have private plunge pools. There’s a choice of bars and restaurants offering waterfront settings. Facilities include Chi, The Spa for massages and therapies, an eco/dive-centre, gym, beachfront infinity pool and the Maldives' only nine-hole golf course.