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In a world of its own, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the only Maldivian resort located south of the equator, making it an exclusive destination for a retreat in style. In the heart of extraordinary physical beauty that only nature can create, Villingili’s unique location allows visitors to experience an island unlike any other, with emerald green jungle, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters.

Malé International Airport is conveniently served by a large number of international and charter airlines, including British Airways, Condor, Austrian Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air India, and Malaysian Airlines.

From Male International Airport you can conveniently fly to Gan International Airport, which is located just 5 minutes away from our resort by boat, on a domestic Maldivian Airlines flight. Alternatively, you can choose to fly to Colombo and take a direct flight from Colombo to Gan via Sri Lankan Airlines.

 Sri Lankan airlines 

Direct flight from Colombo to Gan   

Conveniently fly with Sri Lankan Airlines from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Gan International Airport. Four times a week, direct flights connect the capital of Sri Lanka with Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll. Then, your journey will conclude with a five-minute speedboat ride to the resort.

The award-winning airline provides convenient connections to its global route network of 100 destinations in 47 countries.

Colombo to Gan 

Day Departure Arrival Duration 
Thursday, Saturday, Monday07:0108:2001:49 Direct flight


Gan to Colombo 

Day Departure Arrival Duration 
Thursday, Saturday, Monday09:0511:2501:49 Direct flight

 * Schedules are subject to change

For more information visit, www.srilankan.com 


 Maldivian Airline 

Airport Connections

Domestic flight – A scenic journey to your private hideaway  
Upon arrival at Malé International Airport (MLE), you will be personally welcomed by one of our airport representatives who will escort you to the Executive Lounge. While you refresh, relax and take advantage of the food and beverages on offer, our airport representative will coordinate your connecting experience to our exclusive island.

Our elite hideaway is only accessible by domestic flights with Maldivian Airlines. For a smooth journey, the flights are available across a wide range of times, coinciding with international flight arrivals, day and night.

Embark on a 70-minute scenic flight, on board a comfortable Maldivian Airlines Dash 8 - a twin-engine, turboprop, 50-seat airliner. Enjoy the memorable experience of marveling at the magnificent bird’s eye views of the turquoise waters before landing at Gan International Airport, located on Addu Atoll.

For more information or to book a domestic flight, please contact our reservations team at reservations.slmd@shangri-la.com.

Malé Intl. Airport to Gan Intl. Airport  

Departure in Male

Arrival in Gan




12.00noon* / 12.30pm**






9.35pm* / 9.40pm**




Gan Intl. Airport to Malé Intl. Airport  

Departure in Gan

Arrival in Male



7.55am** / 8.00am*


12.20pm* / 12.50pm**






9.55pm** / 10.00pm*

11.30pm** / 11.35pm*

*Monday, Thursday, Saturday

**Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Please note that the flight schedule is subject to change. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, does not take any responsibility for the content of the above flight schedule nor any delays which may be caused by the airline and unforeseen circumstances.

The return domestic airfare from Malé to Gan is priced at USD 470 per person. Discounted airfares are available for children (2 - 11 years old) at USD 380 and infants (below 2 years old) are entitled to enjoy the flight. Airfares are subject to a 10% service charge and the prevailing government taxes. Please provide your international flight details at the time of booking.

In the case of unforeseen circumstances or delays caused by your international journey, you can take advantage of our sister property, Hotel Jen, which is Male’s only five-star hotel, for an overnight stay. Our airport representative will oversee all arrangements, including your booking on the next available flight.  

For more information visit, www.maldivian.aero 

Private Jet – Exclusive arrival
Getting to our resort by private jet is a spectacular arrival experience like no other in the Maldives. Take advantage of our ideal location, only few minutes away from Gan International Airport. Arrive in style at the Executive Lounge, with onsite immigration, customs support and baggage screening for a smooth and personalised process.

Speedboat – Only few minutes to paradise…
Once you touch down, at Gan International Airport, you get the chance to experience our exclusive location first hand. Take in the stunning ocean scenery on board Shangri-La’s speedboat, which will bring you to our private luxury sanctuary in just five minutes.


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Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Maldives