Map & Directions

Find your way to a tropical paradise

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the only Maldivian resort located just south of the equator, which is only accessible by domestic flight. This makes it quite exclusive. After landing at Male International Airport (MLE), your magical journey to our beautiful resort begins. The 70-minute scenic flight will offer you a magnificent aerial view of the breathtaking turquoise/blue water world of the Maldives before landing at Gan International Airport, which is located within the Addu Atoll.

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.

Return domestic airfares from Malé to Gan are priced at USD 385. Discounted airfares are available for children (guests 2 - 11 years old) and infants (guests below 2 years old). Airfares are subject to a 10% service charge and the prevailing government taxes. Airfares include complimentary return speedboat transfers between the resort and Gan Airport. Please provide your international flight details at the time of booking.

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

Airport Connections

 Executive Arrival & Departure Terminal   

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