Villingili is one of the inhabited islands of Gaafu Alif Atoll. n former times, Vilingili boat owners used to decorate their fishing boats with rich and varied decorative patterns. This practice was discontinued in the 1970s.
The island is 378.07 km (235 mi; 204 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé. It is located on the northeastern rim of Huvadu Atoll. Traditionally this island is also known as 'Huvadu Atoll Vilingili'.