The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

This colourful, contemporary paradise must be one of the coolest spots in the Maldives. Your own private plunge pool, stunning Indian Ocean views at every turn, and a range of activities to enjoy – it’s all waiting for you at The Standard Huruvalhi, just a short seaplane ride from Male airport. As well as direct water or beach access, and (believe it or not!) a disco ball in every bathroom, your room comes equipped with an activity wall, meaning you can grab a snorkel and head out into the ocean whenever the mood takes you. Whether you’re trying your hand at ping pong at Todis, indulging in local cuisine Maldivian style at Guduguda, or dining with your toes in the sand at BBQ Shak, you’ll love the fun, social vibe here. Enjoy events such as beachfront movie screenings or karaoke nights, as well as regular entertainment and excursions – and getting around is made easy with complimentary bicycles. However you choose to spend your time, an unforgettable stay is The Standard here...

Amenities

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on Huruvalhi Island, Raa Atoll, to the Northwest of Male. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 40 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

115 villas, all featuring a king size bed, separate day bed, air conditioning, plunge pool, sun loungers with private decks, direct access to lagoon or beach, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, flat screen TV, mood lighting, soaking bathtub and shower with disco ball, flat-screen TV, custom bath amenities, comfy bathrobes, WiFi, and an activity wall. Lagoon Overwater Pool Villa’s feature direct water access from the private deck and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Breakfast Included: all stays include daily buffet breakfast with coffee, tea and juice in the main restaurant Kula. 

Half Board: two-meal plan, including daily buffet breakfast with coffee, tea and juice included, and dinner in main restaurant Kula. 

Full Board: three-meal plan, including daily buffet breakfast with coffee, tea and juice included, lunch, and dinner in main restaurant Kula. 

All-Inclusive: breakfast, lunch and dinner with select beverages served at Kula Restaurant only. Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (valid at Kula, Todis, Joos Cafe, Guduguda, and BBQ Shak during operating hours). Select minibar items replenished once daily. For stays of 5 nights or more, guests will receive resort credit of $50 USD per villa per stay.

All-Inclusive Plus: breakfast and lunch with select beverages at Kula Restaurant only. Dinner with select beverages served at Kula, Guduguda, or BBQ Shak. Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (valid at Kula, Todis, Joos Cafe, Guduguda, and BBQ Shak during operating hours). Select minibar items replenished once daily. Afternoon high tea at Joos Cafe. 25% discount on beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that are not included in All Inclusive. 25% discount on Guduguda and BBQ Shak a la carte items non included in All-Inclusive. For stays of 5 nights or more, guests will receive; one-time 30-minute spa treatment per person once during the stay (applicable for adults 18+ only. Spa treatment for adults aged 12-17 will be transferred to parents automatically.) One-time boat excursion (sunset fishing, turtle expedition, or sunset cruise) per person per stay.

Ocean Overwater Pool Villas are situated just a few meters away from the house reef, with amazing, uninterrupted ocean views. These villas feature a partial open-air bathroom, as well as direct water access from the private deck and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Lagoon Beach Pool Villas feature stellar views of the white sand beach, with direct beach access from the private deck, great for taking advantage of the resort’s many water sports activities. With open-air bathroom (with giant bathtub and double vanities) and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Beach Pool Villas have gorgeous views of the white sand beach and ocean, with direct beach access from the private deck and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

KULA (main restaurant with a colourful menu, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner). TODIS BAR (just off the pool deck, serving luxurious bar favourites with a local twist). JOOS CAFÉ (all-day hangout spot serving smoothies, coffees, sweet and savoury breakfast, and light meals). GUDUGUDA (dine in traditional Maldivian style, with delicious local cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients, and an adjacent lounge serving shisha). BBQ SHAK (casual and fun feet-in-the-sand experiences, with fresh seafood and meat grill beachfront). BERU BAR (cocktails and bar snacks in a stunning overwater setting). TONIC (adults-only, wellness-focused swim-up bar located at The Standard Spa).

The Standard Spa*. Ping pong at TODIS BAR. DJs and dancing at BERU BAR. On-island photographer*. Tennis court. 24-7 fitness centre. Complimentary bicycles for riding around the island. Main pool with panoramic ocean foods and a complimentary poolside snack. Standard Pool Party (subject to schedule). Fishing*. Boat rides* including Turtle Expedition, Sunset Dolphin Cruise and local island hopping. Snorkel safaris and experiences*. Private dinners*. Dinner on Baby Island with private chef*. Floating breakfast*. Castaway Island Picnic*. Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (one hour complimentary per day). Dives and diving courses*. Karaoke night. Traditional Boduberu at TODIS BAR. Weekly movie screenings on the beachfront. Cooking classes*. Inflatable water park (November to June, weather permitting). Lil’ Shark Kid’s Club* (4-12 years, children below 4 must be accompanied by a parent) with fun activities.

The Lobby, open 24-hours a day. Complimentary WiFi in-room and all public areas. The Shop at The Standard (beauty and wellness items, plus island essentials). On-island doctor.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable experience and staffs

May 15, 2024 Marian Kae H

The experience was amazing the staffs of the standard huruvalhi is explicit Mr bavan of veru bar made our stay unforgettable everything here is amazing from the place experience the rooms and activities the food as well thank you guys for making our 1 st time in Maldives unforgettable we will definitely come back to the standard
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfection, Beautiful Paradise!

May 12, 2024 BibiSydney Edgecliff, Australia

The beautiful natural setting exceeded our expectations. We had an over lagoon and over ocean villa. We loved swimming in the warm aqua water of the lagoon and from the steps of over ocean we loved snorkelling over coral and the beautiful fish. I even found two memo eating an orange plant on coral. We had all our meals in the buffet and the food… Read more
The beautiful natural setting exceeded our expectations. We had an over lagoon and over ocean villa. We loved swimming in the warm aqua water of the lagoon and from the steps of over ocean we loved snorkelling over coral and the beautiful fish. I even found two memo eating an orange plant on coral. We had all our meals in the buffet and the food was excellent and varied on different days with a lot cooked as you wait. All the staff were wonderful and helpful. Enjoyed our cocktails watching the beautiful sunset. If you have to stay overnight in Male make sure you request the first seaplane out in the morning leaving hotel at 5.30am and then you have a full day there. Dawn and family from Australia 17-24 April 2024 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon done right!

May 11, 2024 Nithin M

We went for our honeymoon and the resort went above and beyond to look after us. The resort was clean, well maintained. The rooms were beautiful with amazing views. The washroom was a delightful surprise with the disco ball and see through sections for viewing the lagoon fishes. All this along with the small additional tokens, we fell in love with… Read more
We went for our honeymoon and the resort went above and beyond to look after us. The resort was clean, well maintained. The rooms were beautiful with amazing views. The washroom was a delightful surprise with the disco ball and see through sections for viewing the lagoon fishes. All this along with the small additional tokens, we fell in love with the place. Special shoutout to shaan, our guide at the resort for making sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. Mr. Lijo John, the commercial director who personally met and inquired if we had any requirements. The restaurant staff and manager who were constantly ensuring we were having a brilliant time and for making us feel at home. Thank you once again and we hope to return soon! Read less
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May 10, 2024 Brett G

The best trip for our honeymoon. The place is same as the internet photos and the staff are absolutely brilliant. Mr D and bavan in the sobuke bar made us and a little 8 ball crew feel super welcome every night and stayed up later for us. Every member on the island is brilliant also! The chef who made the menu made it perfect also!
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May 7, 2024 Resort51385819257 Calgary, Canada

Our stay at The Standard in the Maldives was an unforgettable experience. From the moment our seaplane landed. the staff went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was nothing short of exceptional. The diving experience at The Standard was amazing. The clear waters were filled with a wide variety of marine life (sharks, turtles and countless… Read more
Our stay at The Standard in the Maldives was an unforgettable experience. From the moment our seaplane landed. the staff went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was nothing short of exceptional. The diving experience at The Standard was amazing. The clear waters were filled with a wide variety of marine life (sharks, turtles and countless species of colorful fish) that made each dive an adventure to remember. The dive instructors were knowledgeable and friendly. Special shout out to Raphh for guiding me through my refresher. The service at The Standard was outstanding in every way. Every staff member was warm, welcoming, and attentive to our every need. Whether it was getting ice delivered to our villa to providing recommendations, or a friendly chat the staff were wonderful. The restaurants at The Standard were excellent. From fresh fruit, baked goods, fresh caught seafood to tasty international dishes, every meal was delicious. Our favorite places to dine were the buffet at Kula which offered several international choices and the BBQ Shak; must try the beef cheek… We want to extend a special thank you to Fawwaz our host who was nothing short of amazing. Fawwaz was always available on WhatsApp and was able to answer all of our questions in short order and also worked diligently to ensure our requests were fulfilled. Shakhawat was very welcoming from our first breakfast in Kula and throughout our stay. Remembering our names, specialty coffee preference, always attentive and whose exceptional hospitality made our stay at The Standard truly unforgettable. Charon thank you for your great service in the Todis bar always with a big smile. Read less