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The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives
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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 and the Maldivian restaurant, serving-up freshly caught seafood and sourcing ingredient directly from our personal island farm 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 with glass bottom dance floor, the only thing that could end the fun is the sunrise


All you can see are naturally white sand beach and beautiful shades of blue. In the distance, the ocean and horizon blend and the colours transition with the hours from blue to red to black. Relax with a book or your favourite playlist as you dip in the pool, swim in the ocean or simply relax in your own space.

Just steps away from the beach, admire the scenery under the shade of your private terrace. This is the perfect place to watch the stars on a peaceful evening by the Indian Ocean. You may have to pinch yourself to believe its real.
  • Ocean Beach Villa
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Directly from your terrace, feel the natural, white sand beneath your toes and stroll across our wide beach to the shimmering blue lagoon. This is the iconic Maldives experience you imagined, on your doorstep.
Stroll around the island, stop to join in a game of Petanque and then return to the privacy of your own slice of island life. With a private terrace and lounge seating to match, there’s space for everyone when it comes to post-activity and pre-dinner drinks with new friends.
  • Lagoon Beach Villa
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You couldn't be closer to the lagoon if you tried. Crystal clear, shallow water beneath your private deck, its no wonder these are some of the most popular iconic Maldivian villa accommodations. Cosy up in the private plunge pool or take a few steps down into the vast lagoon.

Return to play your favourite tunes in the personal music system and pop open a bottle of house wine included in the full board package. If this isn't lagoon living at its finest, we don't know what is.
  • Lagoon Overwater Villa
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Just a few meters away from the house reef teeming with marine life and with a view of nothing but ocean, and distant horizon. Enjoy some of Carpe Diem’s finest ocean view rooms in Raa Atoll. Imagine sitting on your private balcony, drink in hand and spotting dolphins.

Explore rare corals on the house reef and return to relax with newfound friends and like-minded travellers. Alternatively, retreat to your comfortable bed and cosy up with a movie on the TV. If you’re thinking life doesn’t get much better than this, your probably right.
  • Ocean OverWater Villa
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Bring the family or travel with friends for a beach getaway like no other. Enjoy the intimacy offered on your private deck and enjoy time together in your shared pool, or step outside your villa entrance to a myriad of resort activities on your doorstep.

Cool off in the shimmering, shallow lagoon and never tire of the turquoise colour. Return to dry off under the shaded spot outside your room, where the comfiest of sun loungers waits. Trust us, you’ll have to peel yourself away from it.
  • 2Bedroom Lagoon Beach Villa
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All you can see are naturally white sand beach and beautiful shades of blue. In the distance, the ocean and horizon blend and the colours transition with the hours from blue to red to black. Relax with a book or your favourite playlist as you dip in the pool, swim in the ocean or simply relax in your own space.

Just steps away from the beach, admire the scenery under the shade of your private terrace. This is the perfect place to watch the stars on a peaceful evening by the Indian Ocean. You may have to pinch yourself to believe its real.
  • 2Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa
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Bring the family or gather friends for a retreat together in this unique resort setting. Two villas provide your own personal space with easy access to a shared deck and pool for uninterrupted socializing and a bespoke retreat, just as you imagined.

Snorkel in the lagoon directly from your villa and return to watch the stars unfold as the sky transitions from light to dark blue. Memories are made of this.
  • 2Bedroom Lagoon Overwater Villa
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Picturesque, secluded, luxurious and spacious, the Carpe Diem Water Residence is everything you’d expect from one of the Maldives finest over water pool villas. Located at the beginning of the overwater pier with uninterrupted views to the ocean horizon, you’re within a short distance to all the main island action to one side, and the popular end-of-the-pier Buena Vista Club to the other side.

A spacious living area becomes the hub of your time together, where the day's events are planned and memories made.
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As the sun sets, we invite our guests to head to BERU BAR, our adults-only over-water-club, which is perched just feet above the ocean, featuring fantastic views, comfortable loungers and.....a glass floor bottomed floor! A sunset ritual is led by a Boduberu dummer (a local Maldivian percussionist), thanking the sun for its daily energy and to usher in the moon hours. We invite local DJs to spin irresistible Maldivian inspired-beats, drawing everyone to the dance floor to move with the waves and sea creatures illuminated below. And if all that talk and dancing makes you thirsty or hungry, we have you covered. Our craft cocktails feature luxurious fresh tropical juices and our bar snacks include crave-able treats like tamarin-coconut prawns and banana blossom fish and chips.
For an indulgent and playful moment, TODIS BAR is the spot for you. Located just off the pool deck, we serve luxurious and satisfying bar favorites that that are universally loved - fresh oysters, fried chicken sandwiches, and dry aged beef burgers and fries to name a few. Order at the bar or throughout the breezy, fun space. Or don’t budge from your pool lounger and we’ll bring it to you! For the kid in us all – head to one of the many table games we’ve scattered throughout the space for daytime diversions – 3D ping pong and board games abound. And for the adults in the room - make sure to order TODIS namesake cocktail, which is served in a half coconut shell and made from “toddy”, a local specialty liquor made by fermenting fresh coconut water!
Head to JOOS CAFÉ for your daily smoothie, coffee or pastry ritual. Flanking our gorgeous pool, this is the perfect shady, breezy place to hang your hat. Grab a book from our library, or tune out the world to crank out a few last-minute emails before your go truly offline to relax. We offer savory and sweet breakfasts, and perfectly light but satisfying lunches with fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. Served tableside, around our plush lounge chairs and tables, or even by the pool.
Our authentic Maldivian Restaurant, GUDUGUDA is the first of its kind in the Maldives. Featuring a traditional celebratory Maldivian cuisine cooked by Maldivian “aunties” – the women who carry on the tradition of this remarkable cuisine, GUDUGUDA is the Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language) verb for relaxing and conversing while smoking a special shisha water pipe. This is an activity traditionally enjoyed by women in the Maldives, but we invite all our guests to relax and socialize in our adjoining lounge before or after their meal. Our menus are driven by locally caught, seafood-driven dishes, flavorful coconut milk curries with carefully selected complimentary fresh spices and herbs, fresh regional fruits and vegetables, delicate and aromatic rice dishes and perfectly cooked breads.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at KULA, our all-day dining restaurant, is a bountiful and casual affair in our breezy and shaded dining room. Kula means “colors” in Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language) and a colorful menu is exactly what we feature – you can enjoy authentic Western, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisine, cooked by our diverse culinary team that hales from around the globe. They cook what they love – and we know you will too.
For a casual late afternoon picnic or dinner, you can 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. This is a feet-in-the-sand spot – no pretense, great vibe, reggae music, and lots of great flavors. Our friendly servers take your order tableside, and from where you sit you can see our chefs grilling your selections made to order!
The Standard, Maldives Food & Beverage program is driven by authenticity, simplicity and quality. We celebrate regional food bounty by weaving special ingredients throughout all our menus, offering both local and global cuisines that respond to our stunning island. We invite our guests to discover new flavors with us, while also indulging in many of our “Global Standards” - dishes that are familiar and comforting to our diverse, sophisticated and well-traveled clientele.


Join the resident marine biologist to visit the coral nursery in the lagoon. Learn all about how corals grow, how to nurture their growth, replanting corals, and how to make new corals. Its all about keeping our oceans healthy.

Facilities and Activities

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, chromotherapy and contrast shower experiencel. Chill out with a mud treatment for one or a massage for two while taking in The Spa’s ocean views from our ten private treatment rooms, one couples’ dens, and yoga studio hosting daily classes. The Spa Deck and Tonic Bar plunge pool is the perfect place to kick-back post treatment or yoga session or maybe for a moonlit soirée. The Spa Garden experience offers crystals and an apothecary for body and mind that includes skincare and lifestyle products.

Traditional Hammam Rituals
Do-It-Yourself Hammam Bar
Massages and Body Treatments
Facials and Nails
Hair Treatments and Beauty Rituals
Movement and Fitness
Sound Therapy
Crystal Healing
Astrological Readings
If you have children, they will think you chose the Maldives for them, while really you chose Carpe Diem for you. The Sharky and Friends Kid's Club keeps the little ones entertained, while young adults congregate around the teen zone for more grown-up games.
Parents relax and kids rejoice, the Lil’ Shark Kids Club provides professional childcare services complete with their own paddling pool; for children 2 years and above. Children below 2 years can access kids club with adult supervision. Teen zone is available for older children to enjoy more grownup games and recreational activities. Babysitting service is also available for children from 2 years and up.
Diving And Snorkeling
On the pristine house reef, you can discover 98 types of coral that are home to over 220 species of marine life. Learn about coral conservation with our marine biologist at the coral nursery.
Water Sports
From riding the waves on a Jetski to catching the breeze while windsurfing, a range of water sports ensure you make the most out of your time in The Maldives.
The resort owner is a previous Maldivian National Tennis Champion, so of course, this means we also have an international standard tennis court at the resort. For any guest who feels they have what it takes to beat a champion, challenge the owner and the winner receives a complimentary night during their stay! Game On!
Take your fitness regime on a holiday and discover new workouts with the selection of Les Mills programmes. A state-of-the-art equipment ensures your indulgent dining and steady waistline remain in sync.
In the resort boutique, spa and water sports centre we have your island wardrobe needs covered. Leave your sun lotions at home and try the ocean-friendly range of items. The boutique sells a range of gifts to make your holiday as memorable as possible, without the need for extra baggage allowance.
The vast lagoon is the perfect playground to paddle around in a kayak. Go once around the island or to the end of the lagoon and back. The refuel your energy with a bite at Acropora and relax by the pool.
Improve your balance, strengthen core muscles and give your biceps a workout, all while working on your suntan. And when it gets too hot, just slip off to the side, or take a rest and float on the board. Remember to lather yourself in our Aethic ocean-friendly sunblock lotion!

Getting There

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is located in Raa Atoll on Huruvalhi island. Your transfer from Velana International Airport is a breathtaking 35-minute seaplane ride, or combined 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo and 35-minute speedboat ride to the resort, either of which we will be happy to arrange.