Celebrate the “Year of the Dog” in all grandeur at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

For a blissful Chinese New Year to remember, we invite you to experience the Maldives like never before! One of the many highlights of the season includes the Buddha-Bar Beach Pop-Up which is one of the world’s most recognized restaurant brands, known for its pulsating energy and unforgettable atmosphere. You will also be able to experience specially curated menus with Chinese delicacies prepared by our expert chefs, Chinese themed festive activities for the young ones and recreational activities for all, in a lively atmosphere bringing in the joys of the season. Wishing you a wonderful Chinese New Year! Philippe Claverotte General Manager

Experience the world renowned blend of gastronomy, mixology and music straight out of Raymond Visan’s vision of “Buddha-Bar” for the very first time in the Maldives. Be taken by the unique aura which draws its guests into a magical atmosphere just as you step into Buddha-Bar Beach restaurant. The Buddha-Bar Beach a la carte menu is a fabulous culinary invitation to exotic lands of myriad of flavours, with pan-Asian specialties combined with western influences served family style at the restaurant.

From 14 to 23 February, you can enjoy:


•  A specially curated 3 course set menu with a choice of three starters, mains and two desserts

•  Chinese beer on offer to supplement your meal

•  Welcome drink on arrival

•  Special catch of the day display at the restaurant

•  Dance show every night

•  Fire blowers to entertain the diners


Venue: Dr. Ali’s Restaurant

Timing: 6:30 p.m. onwards




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Set across two pavilions, Javvu has an airy and sophisticated atmosphere. The menu features expansive sea food grills created to suit the most discerning palates with all the festive delicacies.  

Reunion Gala Dinner


Enjoy the Chinese New Year's Eve with a sumptuous buffet offering an endless selection of Chinese delicacies. Begin at the Longevity Noodle Station, continue with the Live Cooking and Carving stations for the best Maldivian reef fish and suckling pig, and move onto the tantalizing main course selection from the Indian Ocean, to conclude with Mandarin crème brulée, caramelized pineapple rice pudding or deep fried sesame ball to name a few. Live projection of the Chinese festival ceremony in China during the evening and late night with a special welcome arrival drink- with DJ and Chinese music.


Date: 15 February

Timing: 6.30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

From 14 to 23 February, you can enjoy:


•  A special beverage menu with selected Chinese beers and wines

•  Tea Station brewing six types of loose teas from six different regions of China

•  The Black Pearl our local band will play festive Chinese local songs

•  Mahjong games to bring in the festive family spirit

•  Chinese Lamien Noodles served by our specialist during the New Year celebrations


Timing: 6:30 p.m. onwards

CHI, The Spa

The secluded sanctuary has its own spa village within the resort. Eleven spacious treatment villas offer the CHI signature “spa within a spa” concept, featuring private treatment rooms, lounging areas, steam rooms, outdoor gardens and bathing facilities along with two meditation pavilions and a yoga pavilion with views overlooking the Indian Ocean. The extensive CHI menu features signature therapies like the Himalayan Healing Stone Massage and the Mountain Tsampa Rub based on the ancient healing traditions of the mystical Himalayan region, while in the Maldives, natural indigenous ingredients and products like coconut and cowrie shells feature in a number of exclusive therapies highlighting the local culture of the islands.

This festive season, when booking a 60 minute massage / therapy, you can avail one of the following on complimentary basis:


•  Hot oil hair and scalp treatment

•  Anti-aging probiotic massage lotion

•  Hydrating hand and foot treatment


Timing: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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