Cultural Experience

The only Maldivian

destination that offers an authentic cultural experience

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives has launched a range of new tours for couples and families to enjoy around Addu Atoll. Each trip is designed to excite every interest, from historical and farming excursions to cycling tours and nature walks. All tours are led by resort guides to ensure that guests gain an insight into local life by those who know it best. The cultural tours available at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives demonstrate that the Maldives, renowned for its beaches and natural beauty, also has a rich and fascinating heritage.

Historical Tour

The island of Gan was once cryptically referred to as “Port T,” a strategic British naval base during the second world war. After the war, control of the island was handed to the Royal Air Force, until the British left Addu in 1976. The Historical Tour is an afternoon ramble among the remnants of the British occupation of Addu.

Duração per person
2 hr 30min USD 50

Meedhoo Farms Tour

The farmers of Meedhoo Island have historically relied on agriculture as their main source of livelihood, as the island is blessed with large undeveloped regions. The relatively recent development of tourism in Addu Atoll has presented the farmers with a new and attractive market for their traditional produce. The guided tour of Meedhoo local farms offers guests the opportunity to see first-hand the source of the locally grown produce used in the restaurants at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives.

Duração per person
3 hrs USD 80

Addu City Tour by Bicycle

Unlike other resorts in the Maldives, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is close to a thriving Maldivian community on the surrounding atoll. Linked by a series of bridges, guests can cycle to each of the islands to visit the local villages with the assistance of one of the resort’s local guides. Being part of the community themselves, the guides are able to offer guests a truly local perspective of daily life in the Maldives, as well as insight into how it has changed over the years.

Duração per person
2hr 30min USD 40

Addu City Tour by Car

Unlike other resorts in the Maldives, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is close to a thriving Maldivian community on the surrounding atoll. Linked by a series of bridges, guests can be taken to each of the islands to visit the local villages with the assistance of one of the resort’s local guides. Being part of the community themselves, the guides are able to offer guests a truly local perspective of daily life in the Maldives, as well as insight into how it has changed over the years.

Duração per person
2hr 30min USD 50

Villingili Nature Walk (Complimentary activity)

The natural, dense vegetation surrounding Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives sets it apart from many other resorts in the Maldives. The island has 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, 17,000 coconut trees, 45 species of plants, 3 natural lagoons and nature trails for guests to explore.

Duração Unidade
1h 30min USD --


Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives - Cultural brochure

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(960) 669 7888

Localização

Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Republic of Maldives

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