Make your island dreams a reality at The Standard Residence, Maldives. A short seaplane ride away from Male’s Velana International Airport, the oasis is a unique blend of relaxation, socializing, and adventure, perfect for a romantic escape, a getaway with friends, or a family vacation. Each of the 115 villas, overwater or settled on the beachfront, has its own private lounge deck and plunge pool. Spend your days exploring the natural beauty of the island, with activities like snorkeling in the protected house reef, boating, deep diving, and more. Relax and refresh with luxe spa treatments at The Standard Spa, complete with a communal hammam, aroma steam room, daily yoga, and nine private treatment rooms. From morning to evening, nourish and refuel at a variety of dining options, from the all-day dining spot Kula to the authentic Maldivian overwater restaurant Guduguda.
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Room size: 221 sqm. Accommodates 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child.
221 square meter flagship villa with the best access to uninterrupted ocean view and the 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.
Kula is the 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 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.
For a casual beach dinner, swing by the 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.
Joos Café is the perfect place for a quick snack, bite or refresh. The all-day spot offers small items like smoothies, coffee, and pastries, as well as full breakfast dishes and light lunches like salads, wraps, and sandwiches. Everything is served tableside in the café or out by the pool. The lounge area, also a great spot to work, is lined with a library of vintage books, magazines, and more.
Todis is the spot for a relaxing and playful afternoon. Located off the pool deck, Todis serves up bar snacks like fresh oysters, fried chicken sandwiches, and dry-aged beef burgers, plus plenty of fresh cocktails, cold beer, and wine. Take a break from the sun to play in the custom-made tubular ping pong table, or sit down with a drink and classic board game or book, all available for your use.
Beru Bar is the adults-only (18+), over-water club perched just feet above the ocean with a see-through dance floor. Enjoy the breeze with cocktails and fresh tropical juices, and the best sunset-viewing seat in the house. Carry on into the evening, with the largest disco ball in the Maldives, and dance the night away.
Recover, play, chill or explore. The Standard Spa (adults only, 18+) continues the Standard’s tradition of communal bathing, and do-it-yourself services accessible to all. The indoor hydrotherapy playground boasts a communal hammam, cypress aroma steam room, and contrast plunge shower to complete the circuit. The spa deck is the perfect place for a sunrise yoga session or moonlit soiree under the stars. If you really need to chill you’ll find the coolest most comfortable views in the indoor sun lounge providing wide-open gazing of the water around. Open a book and your mind from the in-house selection.
Hints of traditions from global bathing cultures such as Morocco and Turkey, but turned upside down in a coed setting. Take a traditional treatment for one or two or bring your crew for the afternoon for a session of bathing and good vibes. Or join the hammam sampler special with your global tribe for a communal do-it-yourself session. We provide the scrub and mud!
As offbeat as we are, the in-house and visiting practitioners offer retreats for individuals, couples, and groups to dive into the deep play. Explore new techniques and practices and gain access to authentic traditions as well as new modalities.
The Standard Spa’s overwater setting and ever-blue surroundings serve as the backdrop for the Yoga + Meditation Program. Vinyasa flow, restorative, and aerial yoga as well as sound healing sessions. Catch us on a full moon for the full moon meditation, bonfire, and moonlight swim.
Freedom of movement… We’ve got you covered with a fully-equipped fitness center for all your workout needs, and a tennis court to go one-on-one or two-on-two with both old and new friends.
Great for families or first-timers, snorkeling is an ideal way to enjoy the warm Maldivian waters and spectacular marine life. The snorkeling trips include turtle excursions, giant manta ray snorkel, and many more.
No experience brings you closer to Maldivian culture than fishing, a vital economic and social island activity. With one of the world’s most diverse aquatic ecosystems, you can enjoy fishing like a local or enjoy a big game of fishing.
A boat for every occasion. The charters will take you in search of dolphins, on a sunset cocktail cruise, surfing, or even to your own private island.
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 are always pleasant outings. Looking for more excitement? Jump on a jet ski and explore the open water around the resort (just watch out for turtles!).
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
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 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 the pristine house reef, which is home to 98 types of coral that are home to over 220 species of marine life.
Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hanifaru Bay to witness Manta Rays in their natural habitat in peak season.
The kids are alright. Watersports and excursions can suit the whole family, but the Lil’ Shark Kids Club and Inflatable Water park (seasonal) are sure to keep the kids entertained.
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