Travel Dream - Winter 2017/18

12 All Inclusive Luxuries at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa in the Maldives W ithin the Addu Atoll, just on the south side of the equator, lies one of the Maldives best kept secrets. Amid 17,000 coconut trees, surrounded by sapphire waters, home to a challenging 9-hole golf course and fringed with two kilometres of white sands is the dreamy location of Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa. Both the land based and overwater villas feature extensive views of the surrounding ocean plus either private infinity pools or easy access to the sea. The well appointed accommodation incorporate luxurious bathrooms with a signature large oval bathtub for luxuriating soaks. Modern conveniences such as a 40-inch LCD television, iPod docking station and complimentary internet access all come as standard while 24-hour in villa dining is on hand. Shangri-La is known for featuring first class dining at all of its resorts, a tradition that is certainly continued here. Dr. Ali's celebrates three styles of eastern cuisine from the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Arabian Gulf. All day dining is offered at Javvu, where steaks and seafood with Mediterranean twists can be savoured. A paradise island getaway is the perfect time to enjoy some serious pampering. CHI, The Spa is a secluded sanctuary offering treatments that will leave you feeling completely restored. While adults relax in the spa, children will find hours of fun in Village, The Cool Zone. A Clever Way to Fly As the resort is located at the southern end of the Maldives a highly recommended air routing from the UK is with SriLankan Airlines via Colombo, where an onward flight takes you to Gan International Airport, which is just a short 5-minute boat ride transfer from the resort.