From snorkelling and scuba diving at all levels, to big-game fishing, sunset sailing aboard the resort’s luxury yacht and dolphin cruising, an amazing variety of water sports and aquatic activities awaits guests of all ages.

Diving & Snorkelling

Addu Atoll is a veritable haven for divers and anyone curious about the underwater world.

For resort guests there is excellent diving and snorkelling available for all levels of ability. The creation of a snorkelling garden close to the resort’s shoreline is an ideal site for snorkelers and children. For advanced divers, numerous world class diving locations teeming with marine life await exploration.

Scuba diving for both experienced divers and beginners are offered at the resort, including a selection of PADI courses such as:

  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Discovery Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Specialty courses

Water Sports Activities

The following water sports activities are available at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives.

  • Glass bottom boat
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Fishing, including deep-sea fishing and traditional Maldivian night fishing
  • Fun tubes and banana rides
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing
  • Paddle boards
  • Parasailing
  • Private Boat Charter
  • Seabob
  • Surfing
  • Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board
  • Wind surfing
  • Jet Ski


From deep-sea fishing to a luxury sunset cruise, there are many possibilities to explore the surrounding waters of Villingili Island.

Sunset Sailing on the resort’s luxury yacht "Horizon"

Come along and watch the sunset while sailing on our 21 meter-long luxury yacht. Enjoy a glass of Champagne while sailing beautiful Maldivian waters.

Dolphin Cruise

Hop on a boat and explore the surrounding waters on the lookout for the many spinner dolphins living in the area.

Night Fishing

Venture out for a traditional hand line night fishing trip. Our expert chefs will be happy to cook any fish you catch.

Big Game Fishing

Have you ever wanted to fish at the break of dawn? Hop on a well-equipped private boat and be ready to fight barracudas, sailfish and tunas, among others, with the help of our experienced crew members.


The snorkeling area between the Whispering Palms water villas provides a shallow, accessible place ideal for less experienced swimmers and children, before taking the snorkeling channel leading out to the resort's house reef on the northern end of Villingili Island. Resident marine life along the way include branching corals, sea anemones, Maldives anemone fish and much more.