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Dr. Ali's

This exceptional restaurant pays tribute to a much-loved Maldivian doctor called Dr. Ali, who delighted everyone with his wonderfully woven nature stories and enticing recipes.

The cuisine, prepared in a tempting range of international styles, is simple, fresh and innovative – and the first of its kind in the Maldives.

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Fashala is located at the northern tip of the island, where the tranquil lagoon waters meet the Indian Ocean – the perfect setting for a romantic dining experience. 

Local produce from the surrounding waters and neighbouring farms is at the centre of the gastronomic offerings, and skilfully incorporated into Mediterranean-inspired recipes.

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Javvu, meaning "atmosphere" in the local Dhivehi language, is the perfect spot for al fresco dining around the clock, offering a menu of international favourites in a setting of exquisite natural beauty.

Javvu is located along the turquoise shoreline, offering stunning vistas across the ocean.

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Meaning "black coral" in the local Dhivehi language, Endheri’s location next to the pool, beach and water sports centre makes it the perfect place to indulge in tropical fruit juices, healthy drinks and early evening cocktails.

Comfort food and kids’ meals are also available.

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Manzaru offers an elegant setting and relaxing music, making it the perfect place to enjoy sunsets and evening cocktails. 

Exposed rafters and a limestone wall give the venue a chic, contemporary feel. Swaying palm trees cast their shadows across stone columns, and colonial lounge furniture adds to the tropical ambience.

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M-Lounge is a trendy beachfront venue that comes alive as the sun sets on the beautiful crystalline waters.

Beautifully located along the coastline, M-Lounge is the perfect spot for enjoying sundowners and late-night cocktails, as well as wine and Champagne.

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Simplicity, freshness and natural textures

Chef Michael McCalman joins Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, with over twenty years of international experience in the culinary industry. He has held various positions at luxurious properties in Australia, Europe and Asia, including several prestigious Shangri-La properties such as the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong and the Futian Shangri-La in Shenzhen, China.

Chef Michael’s world experience has allowed him to develop an unparalleled passion for gastronomy. He brings creative, international flavours and creations to the Maldives, which are enhanced by his wide knowledge of Asian techniques and tastes.

Before joining Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, Chef Michael worked for various international luxury hotel brands and a five-star resort in the Maldives as executive chef.

Chef Michael’s role at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, encompasses all culinary operations and management, including overseeing the restaurants Fashala, Dr Ali’s and Javvu, and in-villa dining. In addition, he will oversee the resort’s culinary team and tailor in-flight menus for private jet travellers.