Top 10 Incredibly Special Moments In The Heart Of The Indian Ocean



These are ten things you won't want to miss out on...

20th November 2014


From sunset beaches and a champagne cruise to the equator line, to a dinner table in the jungle and a candlelit BBQ hosted by a private chef - these are the top 10 special moments to enjoy whilst in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Introducing Shangri-La Maldives For The Most Extraordinary Events.

Shangri-La Maldives is a boutique-style all-villa resort on Villingili Island, home to more than 17,000 coconut trees and spread over six kilometers of picturesque coastline. All accommodation is within private villas in 9 distinct styles, including overwater villas, tropical tree houses, pool villas and luxurious beachside retreats. Offering exclusive luxury in a tropical location, all villas are spacious, stylish and thoughtfully designed. The water villas are the signature experience and a firm favourite with visitors to the Maldives. Built on stilts over the turquoise waters of the resort's lagoon, their spacious sundecks complete with daybeds and over water hammock are perfect for secluded relaxation. The two presidential villas on the resort offer something really special for those celebrating; Villa Muthee is a substantial over water residence with its own dining pavilion and infinity pool while Villa Laalu has its own extensive garden and private beach.

For weddings, there are few more romantic places. Celebrate love and fall in love all over again while you share the celebration with your dearest friends and family at this refined ocean retreat. The resort enjoys nearly perfect temperatures all year round and has many hidden locations that are perfect for weddings. These include secluded beach spots, by the shores of the island's in-land lagoon, on the immaculately kept golf course, inside the dedicated wedding pavilion or at the beautiful CHI Spa. For those looking for something a bit different, the resort offers underwater weddings with a divemaster or over water weddings whilst aboard the luxury sailing yacht 'Horizon.' The resort will organise everything including candlelit celebratory dinners, spa treatments, floristry, a photographer and everything else in order to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Dedicated to creating unique and special dining moments, the 'Dine By Design' team will put together an exclusive dinner experience in the jungle, on the beach, in the chef's garden, on the golf course or wherever guests desire. Those seeking an experience with a difference are invited to take a cruise for lunch on the equator aboard one of the resort's fleet of private boats. Three on resort restaurants provide a variety of choice for visitors with Dr. Ali’s restaurant fast becoming a 'go-to' destination in the Maldives, now in the capable hands of Executive Chef Filippo Abisso. Fashala at the northern tip of the island is an open and atmospheric restaurant facing out to sea. It has two private dining pavilions ideal for couples looking to share a special moment and it can also be used to host wedding celebrations and receptions. Javvu restaurant offers fine dining in relaxed and stylish surrounding at the heart of the resort and breakfast here is an experience. The buffet features Western classics as well as handmade noodles, Asian delicacies and a seemingly never-ending giant fruit stand.

Once guests decide to venture from the privacy of their villas, there are a variety of resort activities. There is excellent snorkelling at the resort’s house reef, some of the finest dive spots globally and plenty of land based activities including tennis, golf, volleyball and lawn bowls. M-Lounge on the beach front is the ideal venue for watching the sun go down or for enjoying a night cap under the region's fabulous array of stars. The on site luxury CHI spa, offers innovative therapies in a secluded sanctuary overlooking the calming vistas of the Indian Ocean. While the setting is romantic, couples are not the only visitors you will find here. Families of all descriptions enjoy the privacy of the secluded villas, the variety of island activities and the beauty of Villingili Island. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most prestigious venues in the Indian Ocean; it is Shangri-La Maldives.

These are ten things you won't want to miss out on...

  1. Gazing at the sea-life in the turquoise waters around a water villa by night.
  2. Cruising to the equator on a luxury yacht with a glass of champagne in hand.
  3. A candlelit in-villa gourmet dinner with a dedicated private chef.
  4. Enjoying a round of golf at one of the most beautiful courses in the world.
  5. Hosting a ceremony in paradise with special friends and family.
  6. Raising a toast to an incredible sunset from a private beach pavilion.
  7. Breakfasting like a king by the pool in a private tree house villa.
  8. Celebrating with friends in a stylish ocean side glass pavilion.
  9. Enjoying a torchlit private moment in the middle of an island jungle.
  10. Taking a bath in an 'inside out' bathroom enclosed in a private water villa.

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