Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort partners with irunners to host charity run on Global Wellness Day

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives has announced plans to host a charity run to mark Global Wellness Day.

On June 8, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort will partner with irunners, a Maldivian running group supporting a local foundation for children, for a jog across a six-kilometre jogging trail recently launched by Adidas global ambassador Adrienne LDN.

The train takes runners through 10 locations unique to the resort. Runners can get their hearts pumping as they pass Mount Villingili, the highest peak in the Maldives at five and one tenth metres, run through the lush jungle with 17,000 coconut trees and banyan trees, pass historical sites, witness natural lagoons and the turtle nestling beach, and step through the closest point to Antarctica. The route also passes along the sandy coastline and through the golf course.

As part of its Global Wellness Day events, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort will also offer healthy dishes and a reflexology session. The day will conclude with a sunset yoga session on Mount Villingili.

These events are part of a group-wide celebration. To mark Global Wellness Day, all Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts properties will be promoting health and wellness, introducing bespoke wellness experiences that will bring a positive change to every individual.

A private hideaway, in a world of its own, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for couples, with its secluded location as part of the Maldives southernmost atoll.

For the ultimate luxury experience, Villa Muthee, is the epitome of tropical refinement. The presidential villa nestles in its own luxurious environment with its private walkway entrance, a spacious deck with a private infinity pool and direct access to the ocean, a separate living room, yoga pavilion and even its own spa treatment room to let guests relax without leaving the villa.

Beyond Villa Muthee, the resort offers an extensive choice of accommodation, such as the unique Tree House Villas, Perched on stilts among the emerald green treetops, the villas offer intimate settings with marvellous views of the ocean and a large deck with its own private infinity pool. For true ocean lovers, the Water Villas, positioned over the lagoon, offer the perfect seascape for those who cannot resist slipping into the aquamarine waters teeming with tropical marine life. These open and airy villas come with overwater hammocks for languorous lounging.

The resort offers many options for water adventurers, such as turtle-quest snorkelling, diving to a unique shipwreck site, surfing with half a dozen great wave setups or parasailing for a bird’s eye view of the island. Tropical ‘havenists’ will also find their own piece of paradise in the unique flora and fauna that can be explored while cycling around Villingili’s jungle and coastal pathways or while playing on the only golf course in the Maldives. Couples can also enjoy a range of cultural experiences like no other in the Maldives, with guided tours of the neighbouring islands of Addu atoll, visits to the local farms and samplings of Maldivian cuisine.

The brightest gem in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Villingili island is a haven for those seeking true romance. As if it was meant to be, the resort is located in the heart-shaped Addu atoll, just a five-minute boat ride away from Gan International Airport.

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