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Make your island dreams a reality at The Standard, Maldives. A short sea plane ride away from Male’s Velana International Airport, our oasis is a

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LAGOON OVERWATER VILLA
110 square meter overwater villa with king bed, one daybed, private deck with direct water access and plunge pool. Those looking for the iconic, overwater experiences (yes, like the ones you’ve seen on Instagram) will be right at home in the Lagoon Overwater Villa. With crystal clear, shallow water beneath your private deck (with a private plunge pool, too), direct access to our expansive lagoon, a fully stocked mini bar, and comfy bathrobes to hang out in all day, this villa is exactly what dreams are made of.
OCEAN OVERWATER VILLA
If snorkeling is your thing, (or sunbathing and soaking in views is more your thing), the Ocean Overwater Villa is ideal. Situated just a few meters away from the house reef, this villa has some of the finest uninterrupted ocean views around. It’s 110 square meters of pure luxury, with a king-sized bed, daybed, a private deck with plunge pool, a rain shower, partial open-air bathroom (can you smell that ocean breeze?), and a fully stocked mini bar.
TWO BEDROOM LAGOON OVERWATER VILLA
Just warning you now, you’re probably never want to leave once you’ve checked in to our 221 square meters 2 Bedroom Lagoon Overwater Villa. Perfect for friends or families traveling together (sleeps up to six people), connected by a shared private deck and large plunge pool, these two villas have plenty of space for togetherness and plenty of space for alone time. Each villa has a king-sized bed, daybed, a partially open-air bathroom with a separate shower, and transparent floor panels so you can see what is going on underneath.
TWO BEDROOM OCEAN BEACH VILLA
The 2 Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa features the white sand beach and an uninterrupted ocean view for a perfect morning stroll or stargazing. At 306 square meters, this is one of our largest rooms on the property, the two villas are joined by a large private plunge pool and shared deck. Each villa has a king-sized bed, one daybed and everything you need.
OCEAN BEACH VILLA
Paradise is calling your name. Enjoy endless white sand beaches and starry nights with one of our 137-square meter Ocean Beach Villas. Take a swim to the house reef, or retreat in your private plunge pool with a good book (or maybe a lover). Expect a king-sized bed (plus one separate daybed) with luxurious linens, and naturally, you’ll get all the Standard amenities like a fully stocked minibar with delicious snacks, nightly turndown service and fluffy pillows, just to name a few.
THE STANDARD RESIDENCE
221 square meter flagship villa with the best access to uninterrupted ocean view and our house reef. Your neighbors are the abundant rays, baby sharks and fish friends that call this atoll home. This villa welcomes you with a glass floor entryway, living room with bar counter and dining room table; private deck with 4 sun loungers, oversized infinity plunge pool and a perfect sleeping hammock, for whoever claims it first. Perfect for large families or groups of friends seeking a private yet social environment that feels like home.

Dine

KULA

Kula is our all-day dining restaurant with a breezy and bright dining room. It serves up a mix of cuisines buffet style, with a large open kitchen and food stations to make your selections. Enjoy your meal with open views of the pool and ocean among lush plants that fill the space.

GUDUGUDA

Guduguda features authentic and celebratory Maldivian food. The name “Guduguda” describes the activity of relaxing and conversing while enjoying a meal. The menus are driven by locally caught, seafood-driven dishes like flavorful coconut milk curries, regional fruits and vegetables, spiced rice and homemade bread. Dining in the restaurant is done in traditional style, low to the floor on cushions, with seating available indoors and out on a patio overlooking the water.

BBQ SHAK

For a casual beach dinner, swing by our BBQ Shak, where fresh seafood and meats are grilled to perfection over charcoal, with a variety of house-made sauces paired with each dish. Watch chefs grill your meal right in front of you while enjoying the ocean breeze and views.

Experiences

Swimming with Manta Rays

Hanifaru Bay, a Marine Protected Area and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve area, is famous for its concentration of reef manta rays. These gentle creatures swim around with ease and grace, and now you can join them! With our Manta snorkeling experience, you’ll head out to the bay on a scenic high speed boat ride before diving in yourself to behold this aquatic marvel all for yourself.

Snorkeling

Turtle Expedition There are few more exciting and yet leisurely experiences than floating along side a green sea turtle as it gently dines on sea grasses. Take it slow, and go with the flow on an afternoon turtle expedition. Turtles are easy to locate, love shallow water with lots of marine life, and they don’t mind sharing the water with snorkelers. Five of the world’s seven different sea turtle species call the Maldives home. Discover the beautiful Maldivian aquaculture hidden just beneath the surface from a turtle’s perspective. Snorkel Safari After a short, 20-minute boat ride, choose a buddy, suit up in snorkeling gear, and jump into the pellucid aquamarine waters of Maldives, swimming with an array of exotic fish and coral. Look carefully and you may well spot some turtles, eels, clams, and even lobster. House Reef Snorkel There’s no easier way to enjoy the ocean than The Standard House Reef. Meet in the lobby, walk to the jetty, and jump into one of the most spectacular underwater worlds imaginable, including 98 types of coral that are home to over 220 species of marine life! Starlight Snorkel Imagine floating quietly in the sea beneath a sky filled with more stars than you’ve ever seen. The Maldives is one of the most remote locations on earth, making it ideal for stargazing. Roll over and shine your waterproof flashlight on the reef and experience an entirely different community of marine life that are active only at night. Depending on the season, shut off the light and swim amidst the glitter of bioluminescent plankton! Hanifaru Manta Snorkel Swimming with giant mantas is the experience of a lifetime. These giant creatures may seem imposing but they’re extremely gentle and not at all shy. Watch them glide through the water as various fish swim alongside and under them in harmonious symbiosis. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a whale shark, the world’s largest fish!

Water Sports & Dive Experiences

Water Sports Waterskiing Wakeboarding Mono-skiing Tubing Kayaking Speedboat-driven water sports are fun for the whole family, especially tubing, while leisurely pursuits such as sunset kayaking in a standard kayak or glass-bottomed boat is always a pleasant outing. Looking for more excitement? Jump on a jet ski and explore the open water around the resort (just watch out for turtles!). Board Sports Stand Up Paddle Boarding Windsurfing Kitesurfing Sheltered by reefs, the waters surrounding The Standard are a board rider’s dream. Enjoy the calm interior atoll location with a leisurely stand up paddle board cruise around the resort or if that’s too tame, get high with a kite surfing class. Fun Dives & Courses Every trip to the Maldives must include some time underwater, mingling with some of the world’s most diverse marine life. From introductory and children’s PADI courses to specialty instruction, including digital underwater photography and fish identification classes, there’s an aquatic experience for everyone. Suit up and slip into the peaceful and pellucid waters of the Maldives, including our pristine house reef, which is home to 98 types of coral that are home to over 220 species of marine life.

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