Ask any American if they know The Standard Hotel and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. The very first hotel opened on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood and has been a regular spot for celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman. The hotel made waves when it launched “The Box” – a popular installation where men and women lounged in a glass enclosure. Since then, The Standard has opened properties across the world, including Bangkok, Ibiza, Hua Hin and The Maldives.
In its iconic style, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives explodes with art and colour, all while blending seamlessly with the Indian Ocean. Opened in 2019, the resort is The Standard’s first island escape. Nestled in the Raa Atoll on Huruvalhi Island, the oasis is a short seaplane ride away from Malé, offering a unique mix of relaxation and social life.
With 115 villas, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is not just your usual resort. Whether perched on the lagoon or nestled into a pristine sandy beachfront, all villas feature a private sundeck, plunge pool and direct access to crystal blue waters.
Guests will also find an activity wall in their villa, fully equipped with life jackets, snorkels, fins, floatie, dry bag, a flashlight and your own ukulele for a sundown serenade. Adults and kids alike will love the disco ball adorned bathroom, where you can relax in the soaking tub as you watch the lights dance across the ceiling.
Dining at The Standard
Inspired by the bounty and beauty of the Indian Ocean, the resort has six unique dining options. From a beachfront BBQ Shak to Guduguda, a traditional Maldivian restaurant serving fresh catches cooked with authentic recipes and Joos Café for smoothies, coffee, salads and sandwiches, there’s an option for whatever you’re craving.
There’s never a dull moment
Whether it’s under the sea or on dry land, there are plenty of activities to fill your day – and night.
Adrenaline seekers will love big game fishing, a turtle expedition, snorkel safari and water sports including jet skiing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, mono skiing and wakeboarding. In between heart-racing activities, slow down with a sunset dolphin cruise, destination dining on a private island complete with a beach bonfire or stay in your villa for a floating breakfast in your own pool.
In the evening, catch the movie of the week as you stretch out on the sand in comfy loungers. Music-enthusiasts should be prepared to sing their hearts out on Karaoke Night while others might prefer the silence of a starlit snorkel as they observe the sea below by night. In addition to a range of amenities such as a tennis court, 24-hour gym, and complimentary bicycles for island exploration, The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives offers guests a fun entertainment experience at Todis Bar with a tubular ping pong table and classic board games.
The Standard Spa
For ultimate relaxation, The Standard Spa has just what you need, whether that’s recovery or a reboot. The Spa’s hydrotherapy playground stuns with a communal hammam, aroma cypress steam room, and sultry shower experience. Chill out with a do-it-yourself mud experience for one, or a massage for two. Guests can also have some fun and unwind at the yoga and meditation studio or make a splash in the Tonic Bar while taking in the picturesque ocean views.
The kids are alright
At The Standard, play time is serious business. Parents can relax knowing their kids are entertained all day at the Lil’ Sharks Kid’s Club. Led by professional careers, the club includes a paddling pool for kids aged two and above, along with games and activities for older kids.