This three-kilometer long island hotel lies at the southern tip of the Addu atoll. The island features a pristine sandy beach fringed with palm trees, an astonishing contrast with the opposite side where the sea is slightly rougher. Surrounded with 17,000 coconut trees, towering banyan trees, 45 different plant species and three fresh water lagoons, the stylish boutique resort harmoniously stretches within the island's lush vegetation. From the international airport of Male, guests take a 80-minute local flight to Gan and then a speed boat to the hotel –the boat transfer lasts about 15 minutes.
Scattered throughout the island, the 132 luxuriously appointed villas are either nestled in luxuriant vegetation or perched on stilts above the crystal-clear waters. All of them are fitted with an individual remote control air conditioning, a king-size bed, two iPods with a docking station, a plasma-screen TV, a DVD player, a telephone with an answering machine, WIFI access to internet, a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, an in-room safe, an oval bathtub, a separate shower plus an outdoor shower, a hair-dryer, bathrobes, slippers and a pillow menu.
On request: 2 Presidential Villas (275 m2)
Villa Muthee (with 1 bedroom) and Villa Laalu (with 2 bedrooms), the two presidential villas, are the ultimate luxury resort experience. One lies on the mainland while the other stands above limpid waters. A private butler service is available.
The five restaurants and bars will satisfy every palate through international dishes with Mediterranean influences as well as steaks and sea food specialties.
Designed like three lounge rooms, the Khazaanaage reflects the various cultural areas around the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabic Gulf. In the en-suite bar, guests will savour refreshing drinks while listening to soft Arabian and Asian lounge music.
Open for breakfast and afternoon tea as well as in the evening for cocktails, the Fashala Lounge offers a breathtaking view of the sea.
The Manzaru Bar is another idyllic place to unwind while listening to relaxing music and enjoying the picture-perfect view.
Ideally nestled in the heart of the island, the Endheri Pool Bar also invites guests to blissful moments of relaxation. The friendly hotel team will gladly arrange private events such as a romantic evening on a sandy shore or a dinner in the island jungle... your imagination is the limit !
Javvu Restaurant & Bar : international cuisine with a Mediterranean flair - dancing in the evening
Khazaanaage Restaurant & Bar : local delicacies
Sports and Wellness
The impressive recreational and aquatic leisure center offers : surfing, snorkelling, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing and yacht cruises at sunset. Underwater fans will particularly enjoy the hotel own diving station featuring a colourful reef as well as 25 other dive sites in the Addu atoll where manta rays live all year round. The "British Loyalty", a 14-meter-long ship wreck is another highlight for divers. Situated at a mere 30-minute boat cruise, the wreck lies 33 meters below the surface. Snorkellers will marvel at vivid corals and exotic fish species in the “Snorkelling Gardens” bordering the coastline. The hotel also features a fitness center and tennis courts. Complimentary bikes are available for those who would like to explore the island. Similar to village perched on the island peak, the CHI Spa provides relaxing and rejuvenating massages and treatments based on the traditions, the philosophy and the rituals of ancient China and the Himalaya region.
24-hour butler and room service, concierge, in-villa dining and medical care, laundry and dry-cleaning services, baby-sitter upon request, retail shops, beauty salon, 24-hour business center with access to Internet, transfer from Male or Gan included, kids club – the “Adventure Zone”- for children up to 12, entertainment center with PlayStation, billiards, air hockey and a lot more. At the Shangri-La environment center, guests can learn more about the environment friendly measures set throughout the island of Villingili. They will also find interesting information about the nature trails, the underwater world and the best dive sites in the area.