The Standard Maldives

Listed as The Best Hotels in The Maldives by Condé Nast Traveller, take a trip to paradise and make your island dreams a reality at The Standard, Maldives.

The Standard Maldives

Hotel Description

  • One of the Best Hotels in the Maldives by Condé Nast Traveller 2023
  • Soaking Bathtub with Disco Ball
  • Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hanifaru Bay to witness Manta Rays in their natural habitat during peak season, only a 35–45-minute ride away.
  • The communal Hammam in the spa offers hints of traditions from global bathing cultures such as Morocco and Turkey, but in a cool setting for good vibes.
  • Guduguda features authentic and celebratory Maldivian food. The menus are driven by locally caught seafood 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 outdoors on a patio overlooking the water.

The Standard Maldives

A short seaplane ride away from our private airport lounge at Male’s Velana International Airport. Our oasis is a perfect, romantic escape for friends and families alike. Each of our pool 115 villas, overwater or settled on the beachfront, has a private lounge deck and plunge pool. Spend your days exploring the island‘s natural beauty, with activities like snorkelling in our protected house reef, boating, deep diving and more. Relax and refresh at The Standard Spa, complete with a communal hammam, aroma steam room, and daily yoga. Nourish and refuel at various dining options, from our all-day dining spot Kula our authentic Maldivian restaurant Guduguda, an overwater bar for intimate sunset and izakaya Beru Bar to a fiery beachfront dining BBQ Shak.

The Standard, Maldives introduces a captivating experience even before guests set foot on its luxurious shores. We now offer a private lounge exclusively for our guests, where you can enjoy some delicious snacks and games while waiting for your seaplane ride to the resort.


  • Fitness Centre
  • Gym
  • Hammam
  • Kids Activities
  • Luxury Spa
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Watersports
  • Wi-Fi in Public Areas
  • Family Rooms
  • Yoga
  • Beachfront
  • Scuba Diving
  • Al La Carte Restaurant

Holiday Type(s)

  • Family Holidays
  • Activity Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Luxury Holidays



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.

Lagoon Overwater Pool Villa
Ocean Overwater Pool Villa
2 Bedroom Lagoon Overwater Pool Villa
Lagoon Beach Pool Villa
Ocean Beach pool Villa
2 Bedroom Lagoon Beach Pool Villa
2 Bedroom OceanBeach pool Villa
The Standard Residence

Food & Drink

Open Daily

Breakfast 6:30AM - 10:00AM

Lunch 12:30PM - 2:30PM

Dinner 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Kula is our all-day dining restaurant with a breezy and bright dining room.

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.

BBQ Shak
For a casual beach dinner, swing by our 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
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 be served table side 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 Bar
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 our 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
Open Daily
5:00PM - 12:00MN

Beru Bar is our overwater club perched above the ocean with a see-through dance floor. Enjoy the breeze with cocktails, fresh tropical juices and Izakaya dishes fresh from the ocean. We're serving up classic and new-wave sashimi, nigiri, maki and more with 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. The bar is open daily, food is served from Tuesday to Sunday.


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. Our indoor hydrotherapy playground boasts a communal hammam, cypress aroma steam room and contrast plunge shower to complete the circuit. Our 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 our indoor sun lounge providing wide open gazing of the water around. Open a book and your mind from our in-house selection.

All our outdoor watersports, like snorkelling, kayaking and diving, are available. Following HPA guidelines, all group activities are restricted to single households – just you and whoever is in your villa. Be sure to book at least two sessions so you can properly learn all water sports, with jet skis, wake boarding or kite surfing. If you would like to get off the island for a bit, our snorkeling or dive excursions are perfect for daytime activities.

Stay with us for 3+ nights and we’ll make it even better than the first time with a sultry set of perks.

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Or feel the heartbeat of one of the most wished-for destinations by splurging on unique experiences with your favorite person. See our Eat, Play, Love package for a Not-So-Standard Romantic Escape for you and your lover.


We live in an extraordinary time. Global travel has never been easier, or more accessible to so many people. The Standard exists for the thrill of experiencing new places, connecting with new cultures and hosting our guests in every corner of the world. Our way.

The Standard is more than just a place to sleep. Around the world, we do what we can to build community, help the planet and advance the causes we care about. It's in our DNA.

We’ve come a long way—with further still to go. These values guide our sustainability efforts now and in the future.

Since each of our communities is unique, we value creative, tailored solutions to fit each hotel's needs in efficient energy usage and waste reduction, from composting food waste in New York City’s Meatpacking District to ocean clean ups in the Indian Ocean. We’re committed to finding the best solutions to meet each Standard where it exists in the world. One size does not fit all.

Here are a few of the things we're doing for the environment:
The Standard, Maldives has installed solar panels, generating enough power to save 588.8 tons of CO2 emissions per year. That's 23,000 liters of fuel saved in the fight against emissions. We're currently testing the system to expand it sustainably in the coming years.
We lead sustainable bar soap and container recycling programs in participating hotels.
Our composting programs help eliminate kitchen waste in participating food + beverage outlets.
When it’s time to replace operating supplies, furniture, fixtures and equipment at our hotels, we prioritize sustainable liquidation and charitable donation. A recent design refresh at The Standard, East Village yielded 8.2 tons of donated and recycled material.
We've steadily reduced single-use plastics at hotels with the goal of eliminating them in 2024. Bio-plastics are the future!
Our teams participate in environmental cleanup programs where natural environments are threatened by pollution.

We care deeply for the humanity of our guests, communities and teammates—and their comfort, safety and inclusion are always our primary responsibilities. We actively look for and embrace individuals who bring unique perspectives. At The Standard, we celebrate individuality, not conformity. Our brand platform is built to help bring individual stories and experiences to light.

Here are a few of the ways we advance social causes:
We build teams where all are welcome regardless of background, and have won diversity + inclusion awards for the workplace culture we create.
Our team has access to complimentary mental health support (and physical health benefits) to foster a culture of wellness at every level of The Standard.
Through Ring Your Rep and other brand platforms, we elevate the issues and encourage our guests and teams to take action for social justice.
Our teams participate in direct action on behalf of local and global causes—medical research, alleviating poverty and strengthening community.
Pride is a stand-out moment across all properties. Around the world we proudly stand with the LGBTQ+ community through Talks, partnerships, events and fundraising efforts.
We use our platforms to elevate underrepresented voices in the arts, design, music, food and all creative sectors.

We believe that strong and ethical governance is the key to positive change. At every level of The Standard, we work to create fair, equitable and effective platforms for doing good in the world. From the way we act and communicate internally to how our company engages with the communities around us, governance is at the heart of our efforts to give back.

Here are some examples of our governance work:
Our company-wide Open Door Policy creates safe space for our team to report raise issues about misconduct, harassment, discrimination directly.
We provide state-mandated anti-harassment and diversity trainings at every level of The Standard.
Our manager-in-training programs foster emerging talent in hospitality, creating opportunities for advancement across The Standard.
We offer our teams complimentary financial wellness education.
Our teams recognize Black History Month, Women's Month, Ramadan, Pride, Asian American Pacific Islander Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Yom Kippur with on site and external staff events. Juneteenth is a paid company holiday in the United States.
We comply with local laws and ordinances such as Local Law 97 in New York, to reduce the emissions produced by the city's largest buildings 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050.

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