Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, will open Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa Male, Maldives, on July 26, 2009.

Located in Addu Atoll, the resort is surrounded by nearly 2 kilometres of beautiful white-sandy beach and more than 6 kilometres of breathtaking white sandy beach.

The landscape of Villingili is dominated by 17,000 coconut trees and 45 plant species, including the noni plant.

The island has three natural freshwater lagoons, naturally tinged red, green or blue.

The Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa Male offers 142 spacious stand-alone villas and 16 luxury tree house villas, uniquely designed in five distinct styles with panoramic views.

Shangri-La’s signature spa brand, CHI will offer treatments, therapies and well-being programmes based on Chinese, Himalayan and Asian healing rituals.