Villingili Island also houses the Shangri-la Resort, which has been trying to pull a Pasta Point and claim exclusive rights to one of the best peaks in Addu Atoll. Although it is not as defined as Pasta Point, Shangri-la Resort wants to enforce a strict “you can only surf here if you stay here” policy. If you get the chance, try and take advantage of any uncertainty and hit this spot—it will be one of the more memorable moments of your surf trip.
Taking its name from the adjacent resort, Shangri-la is a clean righthander that wraps around the reef on the east coast of the island. It breaks best during a solid southerly swell, but is unusual in also benefitting from a more easterly swell direction as well. Ranging between two to five feet, it tends to break the best and get the most size during the summer months. It breaks at any stage of the tide, so if any open opportunity to surf Shangri-la presents itself, definitely jump on it.
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