Map & Directions

Find your way to a tropical paradise

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is the first luxury resort in the Maldives, south of the equator and located in Addu Atoll.

Upon arrival into Malé International Airport, an airport representative will greet and escort our guests to the Domestic Terminal and assist them with check-in.

From here, guests will embark on a 70-minute inter-island flight with ‘Maldivian’ to Gan International Airport, located in Addu Atoll. During the flight, passengers will receive a certificate after crossing the Equator. Upon arrival, another representative will assist our guests with the luggage and escort them to our exclusive private terminal.

All inter-island flights are scheduled in accordance with arriving and departing international flights. Guests will have a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 3 hours of waiting time prior to any domestic flight. All guests waiting for a domestic flight will be escorted to the Airport Lounge, where light refreshments and finger foods are available. In the event that a domestic flight is cancelled, accommodations will be arranged at our sister property, Traders Hotel in Male. Our airport representative will oversee all arrangements and ensure that our guests have a smooth transfer to the next available flight.

Due to the resort's unique location, please provide us with your international flight details. We will take care of everything, including your internal connecting flights, to ensure that you have a seamless arrival experience. The following charges will be applied for inter-island flights:

  • From 1 August 2014 until 4 January 2015: USD 340 per adult, USD 270 per child (2-11 years old) and USD 100 per infant (below 2 years old)
  • From 5 January 2015 until 31 October 2015: USD 380 per adult, USD 285 per child (2-11 years old) and USD 115 per infant (below 2 years old)
  • From 1 November 2015 until 8 January 2016: USD 410 per adult, USD 290 per child (2-11 years old) and USD 115 per infant (below 2 years old)

The above mentioned rates are subject to a 10% service charge and the prevailing government tax. Rates are subject to change by the domestic flight operator and/or government fuel surcharges.

For more information or to book inter-island flight connections, please contact our reservations team at

Airport Connections

Executive arrival & departure terminal  

Dedicated terminal for Shangri-La's guests only. Whether coming on private jet or connecting through Male, guests will be escorted to the private lounge comprising two separate large rooms and one VIP exclusive section, the lounge offers all first class facilities that guests might need upon arrival and departure.

Shangri-La's airport staff will escort guests to the nearby jetty (private pathway)

The resort is only a five-minute speedboat ride from the airport.

Private Jets  

To arrive and depart in effortless style, guests are invited to arrive directly at Gan Executive International Airport on their own private jet, which is ideally located on Addu Atoll, just five minutes away from the resort by private speedboat. The airport offers Shangri-La’s first-class service, a private jet lounge, on-site immigration, customs support and baggage screening.

The private jet experience at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives provides a selection of tailor-made benefits such as:

  • Accommodation in one of the resort’s Presidential Villas 
  • Champagne 
  • A romantic dolphin cruise
  • A daily massage at CHI, The Spa
  • An exclusive “Dine by Design” dining option
  • A personal mobile telephone 
  • A personal villa host

For more details or enquiries, please download our brochure or contact Kim Groneberg at (960) 6897888 or


Hotel Speedboat Service  

Complimentary speedboat service will be provided between the jetty in Gan and the resort. 


(960) 689 7888


(960) 689 7999



Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Republic of Maldives