Get out of your head what you think you know about Maldives resorts: this playful paradise celebrates family fun! Kids, couples and singletons alike are welcome in 115 villas near either the beach or ocean.
Smith24 will arrange your 35-minute seaplane transfer from Male’s Velana International Airport to The Standard Huruvalhi and relax in its spa with DIY self-care facilities such as communal hammams and aroma steam rooms – plus 9 treatment rooms!
Overwater or Beach Villas
Maldives is an idyllic island chain boasting crystal blue waters, palm-dotted islands and lush jungles – but its luxurious overwater bungalows with water slides and private pools can cost a pretty penny. Out Of Office is here to help find budget Maldives resorts perfect for couples or families on any budget – including cheap overwater villas offering everything from butler services to free Wi-Fi access!
The Standard Huruvalhi stands out as an oasis in Raa Atoll with its vibrant decor and luxurious style – its first island escape by boutique hotel brand that likes to do things differently. Just an easy seaplane ride away from Male, the 115 villa property makes an ideal destination for romantic couples or groups of friends travelling together.
At this LA resort’s spa, guests can find treatments ranging from gemstone-powered vibrational sleep rituals and cannabidiol-enhanced hot stone massages to cannabidiol-infused hot stone massages. Plus there’s an impressive hammam, aroma steam room, thrice daily yoga classes, nine private treatment rooms or luxurious lagoon beach pool villas as a lavish treat option.
Just steps from the house reef, these spacious villas provide ideal conditions for snorkeling. Offering either sunrise or sunset views, two-bedroom Lagoon Overwater Villas feature a king bed, daybed and private deck that opens directly into the water.
Beach villas offer guests an unforgettable experience, featuring vibrant splashes of colour, private sundecks and plunge pools that look out across either ocean or lagoon views. Upgrade to a deluxe beach villa for even more space – two bedrooms, private beachfront terraces and rooftop terraces, plus even an equipped kitchenette await guests here!
If you’re travelling with children, the hotel offers services tailored to them to help make sure everyone can take full advantage of everything the resort has to offer. Lil Shark Kids Club caters to ages two and up and offers fun entertainment such as stargazing, cookery classes and arts & crafts activities; additionally there is an 82 sqm inflatable water park for them to have lots of laughs in.
No matter your mood or experience level, The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives provides both. Their inaugural tropical venture features their laid-back approach and vibrant decor (think neon pinks and sunshine yellows with clean white walls!).
Expect the same high standards found at their luxurious city hotels with an eventful calendar tailored specifically to Boduberu dancing nights or sunset cheers by the beach; guests have plenty of ways to get their groove on here!
Restaurants take full advantage of the breathtaking turquoise backdrop by featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and jaw-dropping ocean views, enabling diners to take full advantage of this exotic location. Dress for dinner at Joos or Kula where pressed linen and cocktail dresses are welcome or relax and enjoy BBQ Shak’s casual beachfront atmosphere where fresh seafood and meats are expertly grilled to perfection!
When it’s time to unwind, head to the Tonic bar for drinks served in half coconuts or tubular 3D ping-pong tables; while at the spa you’ll find nutritious beverages with an eye toward wellness. And if you happen to be there during a full moon, join them for spiritual evening of rituals and moonlit yoga on the beach, followed by an excursion for family picnicking as the sun goes down!
The Standard is an unforgettable luxury resort experience: an engaging playground for couples, friends and families looking for rest and recreation. Spacious beach and overwater villas feature natural decor in their spacious floor plans while cutting-edge spa services, glass-bottomed nightclub, water sports activities and cultural experiences make The Standard an exciting and exclusive island retreat.
The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives is only 35 minutes by seaplane from Male, located on an idyllic island called Huruvalhi in Raa Atoll – northernmost among Maldivian Islands. All-Inclusive packages at The Standard Huruvalhi include dining at Guduguda or BBQ Shak for convenient dining experiences.
At the main restaurant, local aunties create authentic Maldivian dishes from curries to perfectly baked breads while you relax on floor cushions or woven rugs. On select nights, BBQ Shak serves grilled seafood and meats next to a beach complete with its signature homemade sauces for an unforgettable dining experience.
Todis Bar offers an informal atmosphere and features tubular 3D ping-pong tables as well as classic games of chess, checkers and backgammon for a laidback day of outdoor fun in the sun. Plus you can order moreish bar food such as fried chicken sandwiches and burgers! For something livelier try Beru Bar, an overwater adults-only nightclub with sunset drum ceremonies and local DJs setting the scene!
Take your senses on an incredible voyage 5.8 metres beneath the surface at Hurawalhi, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. Experience an unforgettable dining experience that is both visual and gastronomic delight – reservations required.
The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives, located on Huruvalhi Island in Raa Atoll, is an irreverent paradise that celebrates all that’s cool. Offering total relaxation, social activities and vibrant cultural experiences that welcome couples, families, friends and solo travellers alike; from sunrise yoga sessions, beach volleyball and cycling to overwater tapas, transparent dance floors and lively nightclubs this forward-thinking resort provides an idyllic Maldivian escape for its visitors.
115 rooms and suites are situated over water or on the beach, all featuring private plunge pools for both privacy and socializing, featuring colourful decor with light accented colors as well as disco balls in each bathroom. It marks this sociable hotel brand’s inaugural tropical venture after successfully expanding to cities like New York and LA.
Rejuvenate at The Standard Spa with its hydrotherapy circuit, communal hammam for DIY mud scrubs, aroma steam room and nine treatment rooms. Their holistic menu draws upon their California roots with CBD treatments and crystal healing available alongside oceanside yoga, sound healing and meditation sessions.
Evenings offer buffet-style cuisine at Kula or Guduguda for celebratory Maldivian food, while BBQ Shak offers delicious grilled seafood and meats on select nights of the week with low seating on floor cushions overlooking beautiful waters. There’s also a bar/lounge on the beach offering drinks and cocktails alongside an illuminated dance floor.
The Standard is unlike airy, beige resorts that provide similar experiences: its unique blend of relaxation, socializing and adventure will keep guests enthralled for years. Perfect for romantic island escapes, family bonding activities and friends looking for some time away – its 115 contemporary villas are located steps from the beach and offer uninterrupted water views. Activities designed specifically to appeal to families include day trips out to sandbanks for blissful picnics as well as sunset scuba diving sessions; kids can also take part in movie nights under stars or an exquisite family beach dinner experience!
Aqua lovers will appreciate The Standard Resort’s array of nonmotorized watersports such as windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkelling for non-motorized watersports fun. More adventurous guests may wish to emulate Melville by line fishing like locals do in deeper waters for tuna and swordfish; afterwards they’ll return back home where we will prepare their fresh catch in preparation for dinner back at The Standard!
At sunset, you can experience breathtaking sunsets while dancing to Maldivian-influenced beats by the sea while sipping cocktails by a see-through dance floor. For an intimate dining experience, Kula offers all-day dining with international classics or Guduguda offers local seafood dishes served on low tables with traditional Maldivian attire – both are great choices for an all-inclusive dining experience!
At Joos Cafe and Todis Bar you can order tropical cocktails while overlooking the lagoon or ocean, while Joos Cafe provides smoothies and light bites, or simply relax at the Beach Club with a drink and game of tubular ping-pong.