The Standard, Huruvalhi Island 

Miami meets the Indian Ocean

The Standard celebrates all that’s playful and downright cool, with hip restaurants, eye-popping interiors and watersports galore.

The Standard – casual luxury in paradise. Yes, there are glitterballs over bathtubs, DJs on the weekends and an overwater glass-floored nightclub, but there's also a kids' club and a great spa. Slink from a crystal healing or yoga session to the infinity-edged pool or back to your villa; all of them – overwater and beach – come with private plunge pools. Dining is equally enticing; coconut shell charcoal barbecues and Maldivian-style low-to-the floor tables facing the ocean.

Why we love The Standard, Huruvalhi Island

  • Grab snorkels and fins from your villa and go swimming with baby sharks.

  • Daily yoga, a luxe spa and a clubby vibe make it a cool spot for groups of friends.

  • Tot-to-teenager friendly with a buzzy kids’ club and a high season inflatable waterpark.

  • Try the reef fish in banana leaves at authentic Maldivian restaurant Guduguda.

5 stars
Nov - May
Maldives
Malé 10¼ hours
On Huruvalhi Island, at the southern end of the Raa Atoll
Approx. 40-minute seaplane ride from Malé airport
All Inclusive Option, Beach, Honeymoon, Suitable for children

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Children
  • Good to Know

Anywhere else, the off-beat vibe could distract you from your destination. Not at The Standard. There’s still a real sense of place here thanks to the focus on local eats; at the one-of-a-kind venue, Guduguda, you’ll be taken on a journey of Maldivian tastes as you sit on cushions around a traditional low table either inside or out in the open. Eating flavour- and spice-loaded curries with your hands to the soundtrack of the waves is one for the memory bank. If it’s the typically tropical island evening with your toes in the sand evening you’re after, then BBQ Shak post sundown is for you.

Kula
The main hub for meals is Kula, a cool and breezy hangout that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, served buffet style.

Joos Café
The poolside venue that is uber casual with many dishes cooked in the large open kitchen.

Guduguda
The Standard’s celebration of Maldivian tastes. The cuisine at Guduguda includes spiced rice, seafood and coconut milk curries.

BBQ Shak
A fun and social dinner spot where communal tables are set out on the sand and seafood and meat dishes are cooked right in front of you.

Todis Bar
Where cocktails are served alongside bar snacks in a lounge-like setting.

Beru Bar
Beru, the adult-only bar is located out above the water and has an incredible see-through dance floor.

At Guduguda, we love the fact that you sit on cushions at low tables – as is the tradition here.

What's included

Breakfast at Kula Restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast with coffee or tea and soft drinks and dinner with soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee at Kula Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast with coffee or tea and soft drinks • Lunch and dinner with soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee at Kula Restaurant
All Inclusive Plus • Breakfast with coffee or tea and soft drinks at Kula Restaurant • Lunch with soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee at Kula Restaurant • Dinner with soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee at Kula Restaurant, Guduguda, BBQ Shack or Joos Café (pre-booking at speciality restaurants required) • Selected beverages from resort bars (drinks at Beru Bar are included after 10pm) including premium brands of spirits, beer, liqueur, unlimited cocktails and mocktails, signature drinks, various juices, soft drinks, mineral water and a selection of teas and coffees, Champagne and over 50 premium wines, prosecco and sparkling wines from all around the world (rare wine and spirits are not included but discounted by 25%) • Minibar replenished once daily • Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival • 1 x excursion from a choice of sunset fishing, dolphin cruise, snorkelling safari or an island-hopping cruise which visits two islands • $50 credit per person per stay at the Standard Spa • One bag of laundry per stay
Extra All Inclusive inclusions for The Standard Residence guests: • $100 credit per person per stay at The Standard Spa • Welcome fruit basket with prosecco on arrival • Maxi Bar replenished twice a day • Special set Menu at Beru Bar • Beru Bar included without restriction.

From rose diamond facials and marine pedicures to warm stone massages and sun soothing body rituals, the spa offers a range of treatments. The hydrotherapy facilities here include a communal hammam, a cypress aroma steam room and plunge showers. Join a sunrise yoga class or a meditation session at full moon or work out at the fitness centre.

Explore the coral reefs on a snorkel safari where you may encounter turtles, mantas and whale sharks by day and bioluminescent plankton during a starlight snorkel. Also available are introductory and child PADI dive courses, digital underwater photography lessons and classes in fish identification. Watersports include waterskiing, kayaking, wakeboarding, windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding.

There's a focus on the natural enviroment at The Standard and they are commited to the conservation of marine life from coral to fish, turtles and rays. Products tend to be made from reused and recycled materials rather than plastic. One initiative is the use of glass water bottles refilled with distilled water from the the resort's own plant, and they use their biodegradable waste are used as compost in the gardens and on a neighbouring farm island.

The Lil Shark Kids' Club is a cool hang-out space for young guests over four (your under fours can also come but you'll have to supervise or make use of the babysitting service which comes at an extra cost). There's a paddling pool to cool off in on those sunny Indian Ocean days and a load of outdoor and indoor facilities and activities like kite flying, language learning (which they make fun!) and jewellery making. There's also a teen zone for your older offspring.

All Inclusive Plus is only available from 2023.

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