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5 Star Luxury Villingili Resort and Spa in Maldives

May, 24 || 2 Comments | Tags: , , , ,

Villingili Resort ┬áis one of the islands inhabited by Gaafu Alif Atoll. It is located at the northeastern edge of the Atoll Huvadu. Traditionally, this island is also known as “Atoll Huvadu Vilingili”. Once, Vilingili boat owners used to decorate their fishing boats, with rich and varied decorative patterns. This practice was discontinued in 1970.

Separation of Ari Atoll (formerly Alifu Atoll), from March 1, 1984, in a section of North and South formed two divisions of administrative latest Maldives, Alifu Atoll namely Alifu Alifu Atoll and Dhaalu. Alifu Atoll Dhaalu found south of the line between channels Himendhoo Genburugau Dhekunukandu and Kandu.

There used to be a beautiful ancient mosque in Fenfushi island having decorated wooden ceilings and panels lacquerwork.
Buddhist remains, including a stupa, were found in Ariadhoo Island.

In 1997, the Maldives government Abonmarche American company contracted to build a large resort and marina there to attract tourism. Subsequently, the Government drew up the contract in 2000 and, finding no other bidders, granted to another company called “energy Tours” to build a smaller station. Energy Tours unable to this contract.
In 2005, Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom contracted Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, a Hong Kong company, based, to build luxury resort in Addu Atoll. The resort is under development by Addu Investment Private Limited (70%) and the Government of Maldives (30%). The complex will cost an estimated U.S. $ 150 million will open in early 2009. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa will feature a series of 142 villas, including two presidential villas.
The island is also notable for having the highest natural elevation in the Maldives, an anonymous place about 2.4 meters / 8 feet above sea level.

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  1. Diana says:

    Maldives, wonderful place. I’ve been there once and since then i hope i can get back as soon as possible

  2. […] Looking for a place to stay in Maldives? Read our review of Vilingili Resort and Spa in Maldives […]

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