The Standard Huruvalhi island

Your Maldivian dreams come true at The Standard’s first island escape. Nestled in the Raa Atoll on Huruvalhi island, a short sea plane ride away from Male, our oasis offers a unique blend of relaxation and social life, perfect for a romantic escape or a getaway with everyone you know.

Whether an overwater villa floating in our lagoon or settled on a pristine sandy beach front, each of the 115 villas feature their own private lounge deck and plunge pool. You’ll never go hungry with six unique dining options ranging from a beach front BBQ Shak to Gudaguda, a traditional Maldivian restaurant, serving-up freshly caught seafood with real “Aunties” cooking you their traditional recipes. Your daytimes are filled with snorkeling our naturally protected house reef, or dive deeper on a boat excursion through the local waters. Physical activity not your thing? Relax in our indoor hydrotherapy oasis, The Standard Spa, complete with a communal hammam, aroma steam room, daily yoga and nine private treatment rooms to leave your body refreshed. No Standard stay is complete without a night to remember; whether dancing to tribal beats at a beach bonfire or at our nightclub, Beru Bar, with a glass bottom dance floor, the only thing that could end the fun is the sunrise. Rinse and repeat.


  • Star Rating: 4 Stars
  • Location: Raa Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: 40 minutes by Seaplane & 20 minutes by Domestic flight with a 35 minutes Speedboat ride
  • Total Rooms: 115 Villas
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Accommodation

ALL VILLAS FEATURE
King size bed in each room • Air conditioning • Infinity plunge pool • Sun loungers with private decks | Direct access to lagoon, ocean or beach • Overstocked Mini-bar • Soaking bathtub & shower with disco ball | Flat screen TV • Custom Bath Amenities • Free Wi-Fi • In-room Bluetooth speaker • In-room Snorkeling Equipment.

IN-ROOM ACTIVITY WALL INCLUDES:
Snorkelling gear • Life jackets • Ukulele • Torch • Dry bag • Floatie (Complimentary use during your stay for all guests. Additional snorkelling gear available on request and can be purchased inhouse).

Dining

RESTAURANTS & BARS
Food and drinks at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives are inspired by the bounty and beauty of the Indian ocean and regional tropics, and guided by  The Standard’s commitment to authenticity. We weave special ingredients throughout our menus, some grown on our own agricultural island, and we  offer both local and global cuisines that respond to the stunning landscape and ecosystem. We invite our guests to discover new flavors with us, while  also indulging in many hotel classics - dishes that are familiar and comforting to our diverse, sophisticated and well-traveled clientele.

GUDUGUDA
Our authentic Maldivian Restaurant, GUDUGUDA is the first of its kind in the Maldives.  We feature traditional celebratory food, cooked by Maldivian “aunties”, the women who carry on the tradition of this remarkable cuisine. Guduguda is the Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language) noun for a special water pipe, and also describes the activity of relaxing and conversing while enjoying it, which we invite you to enjoy in our adjoining lounge. You can dine in the traditional Maldivian style, low on the floor on cushions indoors and out, surrounded by rustic furniture and decorations. Enjoy flavorful coconut curries with carefully selected fresh herbs and spices, delicate and aromatic rice dishes, fresh fruits and vegetables, and perfectly cooked flat breads.

KULA
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at KULA restaurant, our all-day dining spot, is a bountiful and casual affair in a breezy and bright dining room. Kula means “colors” in Dhivehi and a colorful menu is exactly what we feature - you can enjoy authentic American, European, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines, cooked by our diverse culinary team that hales from around the globe. They love what they cook - and we know you will too.

BBQ SHAK
For a feet-in-the-sand casual and supremely fun dining experience, swing by our BBQ SHAK, where fresh seafood and meats are grilled to perfection over coconut shell charcoal, and offered with a variety of house-made sauces, specially paired with each dish. There is no pretense here – just great vibe, beach and reggae inspired music, and lots of great flavors to try. Our friendly servers take your order table side from where you can see our chefs grilling your selections to order, the ocean sits just to your other side.

JOOS CAFE
Head to JOOS CAFÉ for the perfect breezy and shady place to hang your hat. Come in for your daily smoothie, coffee or pastry ritual - we offer savory and sweet breakfasts, and perfectly light but satisfying lunches with fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. Meals can be served table side, around our plush lounge chairs and tables, or even by the pool. Our indoor lounge areas are lined with a library of vintage books and magazines, some of which explore the history and culture of the Maldives, as well as surfing, underwater exploration, and information about the natural ecosystem. Grab a book, or tune out the world to crank out a few last-minute emails before your go truly offline to relax.

TODIS BAR
For an indulgent and playful afternoon, TODIS BAR is the spot. Located just off the pool deck, we serve luxurious bar favorites like burgers n’ fries that are universally loved – but with a local culinary twist. And don’t forget to order a drink featuring “toddy,” a special Maldivian coconut nectar you simply have to try. For the kid in us all, you can head over to the custom-made 3D ping pong tables to sip and play at the same time.

BERU BAR
BERU BAR serves world-class cocktails and bar snacks as the sun starts to set behind our over-water club. Warm red lights and an oversized disco ball activate the room whilst DJs spin irresistible global beats, drawing everyone to the glass dance floor to move with the waves and sea creatures below.

TONIC
TONIC is our swim-up wellness bar perched on the edge of the adults-only, over-ocean pool at The Standard Spa, Maldives. Our mixologists collaborate with herbalists to create flavorful cocktails and non-alcoholic tonics and elixirs made from herbs and plants with medicinal benefits. Our offerings are the perfect complement to any of our spa treatments, and also make healthy in-between meal moment. Packed with adaptogens, superfoods, prebiotics, anti-oxidants and aphrodisiacs, our drinks help boost immunity, aid digestion and even balance hormones. Dive deeper into your relaxation ritual by ordering a ceremonial herbal smoke treatment, by spiking your drink with an anti-inflammatory tequila or a mood balancing avocado blossom CBD honey!

Spa

THE STANDARD SPA
Whether for recovery or a reboot, The Standard Spa is a complete indoor hydrotherapy playground complete with a contemporary communal hammam, aroma cypress steam room and contrast shower experience. Chill out with a do-it-yourself mud experience for one or a massage for two while taking in The Spa’s ocean views from our nine private treatment rooms, couples den, and yoga studio hosting daily classes. Tonic, our swim up bar and adults-only pool, is the perfect place to kick-back post treatment or yoga session or maybe for a moonlit soirée. The Sun Lounge experience offers crystals and an apothecary for body and mind that includes skincare and lifestyle products.

Diving

Fun Dives & Courses
Whether you’re an experienced waterman or wanna-be mermaid, there are dozens of diving opportunities from introductory courses to shipwreck scavenger hunts. 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, clear 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.

Sports

Water Sports
Aqua Park • Jet Ski • Tubing • Kayaking
Speedboat-driven water sports are adrenaline-filled fun for the whole family, or take a more leisurely outing such as a sunset kayak or paddle a glass-bottomed boat. Either way, our water sports are some of the best ways to explore the open water around the resort. Please just watch out for our turtle friends along the way.

Board Sports
Stand Up Paddle Boarding • Windsurfing • Kitesurfing
Waterskiing • Wakeboarding • Monoskiing
Sheltered by reefs, the waters surrounding The Standard are a boardrider’s dream. Enjoy the calm interior atoll location with a leisurely stand up paddleboard cruise around the resort. If that’s too tame, get high with a kitesurfing class.

Excursions

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 the Maldives.

House Reef Snorkel
There’s no easier way to enjoy the ocean than The Standard’s 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
Experience an entirely different community of marine life that are active only at night, beneath a sky filled with more stars than you’ve ever seen.

Hanifaru Manta Snorkel
Swimming with giant mantas is the experience of a lifetime. Watch them glide through the water as various fish swim alongside and under them in harmonious symbiosis.  (Available from May to November only).

Lucky Dolphin Cruise
Board a boat cruise in search of the over 20 species of dolphins that call the Maldives home, all while sipping a cocktail and working on your tan.

Local Island Hopping
Take a boat to visit different island communities and learn about the Maldivian lifestyle, including coral architecture, fruit picking, a guided tour of Ibrahim Fulhu Museum, and a visit to a traditional doctor.

Surf Safari
Travel by boat to a nearby reef (length of voyage depending on season) and paddle into an empty line-up, for many a once-in-a-lifetime surfing experience. Maldives may be famous for the underwater world, but there’s some amazing waves for all levels of surfers.

Inflatable Water Park
Playtime for adults and kids alike as you slip n’ slide around on our 82 square metres of inflatable water park fun.  (High season only).

Standard Pool Party
After 20 years of epic pool parties in Los Angeles and Miami, join one of our legendary afternoon parties and kick back at our main infinity pool overlooking the crystal-clear waters and lounge all day long with a cocktail in hand & our beats in the air.

Moonlight Cinema
Enjoy weekly movie screenings on our beachfront, including films for both families and adults. Stretch out on the sand or plop down in one of our cozy loungers and enjoy our curated menu of snacks and drinks inspired by the films.

Coconut Fishing
Enjoy a demonstration in traditional tree-climbing techniques from an experienced staff member as he kicks off his shoes, throws on a sarong and free climbs to retrieve a fresh coconut. Then head over to Todis Bar to extract the juice for a custom-made cocktail, served right in your coconut shell.

Palm Frond Weaving
Enjoy a demonstration of palm frond weaving and then join a workshop to make your own hand-made souvenir. Using traditional techniques passed down through generations, you will weave your own hat, fan, beach mat, or basket.

Traditional Boduberu
The Boduberu team meets at Todis Bar for a night of tribal beats, chanting, and dancing. The stage is set for anyone brave enough to join the Boduberu trance or sit back and enjoy the show.

ROOM TYPES

  • Lagoon Overwater Villas 32 Units, LAGOON OVERWATER VILLAS | 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. At 110 square meters, this villa comes with a king-sized bed, daybed and all the Standard amenities, of course.
  • Ocean Overwater Villas 52 Units, OCEAN OVERWATER VILLAS | 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.
  • 2 Bedroom Lagoon Overwater Villas 03 Units, 2 BEDROOM LAGOON OVERWATER VILLAS | Just warning you now, you’re probably never going to want to leave once you’ve checked in to our 221 square meter 2 Bedroom Lagoon Overwater Villa. Perfect for friends or families traveling together (sleeps up to six people), these two villas are connected by a shared private deck and large plunge pool so you have plenty of space for togetherness and plenty of space for when you need a break, too. 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 at all times.
  • The Standard Residence 01 Unit, 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, or whoever claims it first. Perfect for large families or groups of friends seeking a private yet social environment that feels like home.
  • Ocean Beach Villas 17 Units, OCEAN BEACH VILLAS | 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.
  • Lagoon Beach Villas 07 Units, LAGOON BEACH VILLAS | The 137 square meter, coveted Lagoon Beach Villa features stellar views of our white sand beach. You might find yourself trying out one of the resort’s many water sports activities, or you could simply chill out in your villa because everything you need is right there, including a king-sized bed (as well as a separate daybed), a private deck with sun loungers and a plunge pool, an open-air bathroom with a giant bathtub, double vanity sinks, bath accessories, and more.
  • 2 Bedroom Lagoon Beach Villas 02 Units, 2 BEDROOM LAGOON BEACH VILLAS | The dreamy, 2 Bedroom Lagoon Beach Villa gives groups a little bit everything. At 306 square meters, this is one of our largest rooms on the property features stellar views of our white sand beach. The two villas are joined by shared deck with large private plunge pool and each has a king-sized bed, one daybed, fancy linens and fluffy bathrobes, to name a few.
  • 2 Bedroom Ocean Beach Villas 01 Unit, 2 BEDROOM OCEAN BEACH VILLA | The dreamy, 2 Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa gives groups a little bit everything. At 306 square meters, this is one of our largest rooms on the property features white sand beaches and starry nights. The two villas are joined by shared deck with large private plunge pool and each has a king-sized bed, one daybed, fancy linens and fluffy bathrobes, to name a few.

FACTS

Sports and Recreation
  • spa
  • kids club
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • outdoor pool
  • private beach
  • fitness center
Facilities
  • shops
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • tours
  • poolside bar
  • Airport Transfer
Recommended For
  • Romance
  • Beaches