Maldives

Your Maldivian dreams are about to come true at The Standard’s first island escape. A short sea plane ride away from Male, our oasis will offer 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 our 115 villas will feature their own private lounge deck and plunge pool. You will fill your days snorkeling our naturally protected house reef or dive deep on 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 ever complete without a night to remember; so whether dancing to tribal beats at a beach bonfire or at our glass bottom, overwater nightclub, the only thing that will end the fun is the sunrise.
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Food & Drink

Maldives

GUDUGUDA

Our authentic Maldivian Restaurant, GUDUGUDA is the first of its kind in the Maldives – featuring traditional celebratory Maldivian food, cooked by Maldivian “aunties” – the women who carry on the tradition of this remarkable cuisine. GUDUGUDA is the Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language) noun for a special shisha water pipe, and also describes the activity of relaxing and conversing while enjoying it. Traditionally an activity enjoyed by women in the Maldives, we invite all our guests to relax and partake 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. The restaurant is illuminated by a slatted wood screen emanating glowing light, and inside the space is dark and intimate, softened by sheer indigo drapery and natural woven rugs. Dining in the traditional style, low to the floor on cushions indoors and out, surrounded by rustic Maldivian furniture and decorations, guests are enveloped in warm, authentic hospitality that can normally only be found in domestic Maldivian spaces.

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Our authentic Maldivian Restaurant, GUDUGUDA is the first of its kind in the Maldives – featuring traditional celebratory Maldivian food, cooked by Maldivian “aunties” – the women who carry on the tradition of this remarkable cuisine. GUDUGUDA is the Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language) noun for a special shisha water pipe, and also describes the activity of relaxing and conversing while enjoying it. Traditionally an activity enjoyed by women in the Maldives, we invite all our guests to relax and partake 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. The restaurant is illuminated by a slatted wood screen emanating glowing light, and inside the space is dark and intimate, softened by sheer indigo drapery and natural woven rugs. Dining in the traditional style, low to the floor on cushions indoors and out, surrounded by rustic Maldivian furniture and decorations, guests are enveloped in warm, authentic hospitality that can normally only be found in domestic Maldivian spaces.

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KULA

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at KULA, our all-day dining restaurant, is a bountiful and casual affair in our breezy and bright dining room. Kula means “colors” in Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language) and a colorful menu is exactly what we feature – you can enjoy authentic American, European, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines, cooked by our diverse culinary team that hales from around the globe. They cook what they love – and we know you will too. The dining room is flanked on one side by a large kitchen with live food stations and with views of the pool and the ocean on the other. Lush plants fill the space, a vibrant jungle foliage pattern covers the dining banquettes. Large pendant lights made from palm fronds hang from the peaked ceiling, and two wood communal tables bring guests together.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner at KULA, our all-day dining restaurant, is a bountiful and casual affair in our breezy and bright dining room. Kula means “colors” in Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language) and a colorful menu is exactly what we feature – you can enjoy authentic American, European, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines, cooked by our diverse culinary team that hales from around the globe. They cook what they love – and we know you will too. The dining room is flanked on one side by a large kitchen with live food stations and with views of the pool and the ocean on the other. Lush plants fill the space, a vibrant jungle foliage pattern covers the dining banquettes. Large pendant lights made from palm fronds hang from the peaked ceiling, and two wood communal tables bring guests together.

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BBQ SHAK

For a feet-in-the-sand casual and supremely fun dining experience, 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. There is no pretense here – just great vibe, beach and reggae inspired music, and lots of great flavors to try. Our friendly servers take your order tableside, and from where you sit you can see our chefs grilling your selections made to order, and the ocean beyond on the horizon.

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For a feet-in-the-sand casual and supremely fun dining experience, 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. There is no pretense here – just great vibe, beach and reggae inspired music, and lots of great flavors to try. Our friendly servers take your order tableside, and from where you sit you can see our chefs grilling your selections made to order, and the ocean beyond on the horizon.

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JOOS CAFÉ

Head to JOOS CAFÉ for the perfect breezy and shady place to hang your hat. Come in for your daily smoothie, coffee or pastry ritual - 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. A mix of soft seating for lounging, cafe seating and large library tables allows guests to find the right cozy space for you. Lounge areas are lined with a library of vintage books and magazines, some of which explore the history and culture of the Maldives, as well as surfing, underwater exploration, and information about the natural ecosystem. Grab a book, or tune out the world to crank out a few last-minute emails before your go truly offline to relax.

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Head to JOOS CAFÉ for the perfect breezy and shady place to hang your hat. Come in for your daily smoothie, coffee or pastry ritual - 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. A mix of soft seating for lounging, cafe seating and large library tables allows guests to find the right cozy space for you. Lounge areas are lined with a library of vintage books and magazines, some of which explore the history and culture of the Maldives, as well as surfing, underwater exploration, and information about the natural ecosystem. Grab a book, or tune out the world to crank out a few last-minute emails before your go truly offline to relax.

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TODIS BAR

For an indulgent and playful afternoon, TODIS BAR is the spot. 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. And don’t forget 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! Order at the bar or throughout the space from one of our friendly servers. Or don’t budge from your pool lounger and we’ll bring it to you! For the kid in us all – head over to our custom-made 3D ping pong tables that have a concentric, tubular form, giving a timeless game a surprising twist. Or grab a table with checkers, chess and backgammon, all of which have been hand-painted directly onto the table tops, so you can play and sip at the same time.  

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For an indulgent and playful afternoon, TODIS BAR is the spot. 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. And don’t forget 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! Order at the bar or throughout the space from one of our friendly servers. Or don’t budge from your pool lounger and we’ll bring it to you! For the kid in us all – head over to our custom-made 3D ping pong tables that have a concentric, tubular form, giving a timeless game a surprising twist. Or grab a table with checkers, chess and backgammon, all of which have been hand-painted directly onto the table tops, so you can play and sip at the same time.  

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BERU BAR

As the sun sets, we invite our guests to BERU BAR, our adults-only, over-water-club which is perched just feet above ocean. We feature a world-class cocktail program which highlights luxurious fresh tropical juices and unique spirits, and crave-able bar snacks like tamarin-coconut prawns and banana blossom fish and chips. The exterior facade of BERU BAR is painted with a Dazzle Ship-inspired mural of warm orange tones, and the interior features raw and natural textures and comfortable floor cushions, creating a warm space to watch the sunset. This all sets the stage for a daily sunset ritual, led by a Boduberu dummer (a local Maldivian percussionist), thanking the sun for its daily energy and ushering in the twilight hours. Gentle breezes inspire joyful conversations, and on occasion, you’ll discover stars among you when we host night-time karaoke. And when the starts align just so, and the vibe is right, we launch the pontoon party boat to bring other island dwellers over for a dance party! Warm red lights and large disco ball activate the dance floor, and we invite local DJs to spin irresistible Maldivian inspired-beats, drawing everyone to the glass bottomed dance floor to move with the waves and sea creatures illuminated below.

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As the sun sets, we invite our guests to BERU BAR, our adults-only, over-water-club which is perched just feet above ocean. We feature a world-class cocktail program which highlights luxurious fresh tropical juices and unique spirits, and crave-able bar snacks like tamarin-coconut prawns and banana blossom fish and chips. The exterior facade of BERU BAR is painted with a Dazzle Ship-inspired mural of warm orange tones, and the interior features raw and natural textures and comfortable floor cushions, creating a warm space to watch the sunset. This all sets the stage for a daily sunset ritual, led by a Boduberu dummer (a local Maldivian percussionist), thanking the sun for its daily energy and ushering in the twilight hours. Gentle breezes inspire joyful conversations, and on occasion, you’ll discover stars among you when we host night-time karaoke. And when the starts align just so, and the vibe is right, we launch the pontoon party boat to bring other island dwellers over for a dance party! Warm red lights and large disco ball activate the dance floor, and we invite local DJs to spin irresistible Maldivian inspired-beats, drawing everyone to the glass bottomed dance floor to move with the waves and sea creatures illuminated below.

Programming

Fishing

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 with a guided hand line lesson or trolling deeper water on a big game boating excursion. 



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Snorkeling

Great for families or first-timers, snorkeling is an ideal way to enjoy the warm Maldivian waters and spectacular marine life. Our snorkeling trips include turtle excursions, giant manta ray snorkeling, starlight snorkels and more. If you're lucky you may even spot the elusive whale shark, the world's largest fish!

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Boats, Booze and Beyond

A boat for every occasion. Our charters will take you in search of dolphins, on a sunset cocktail cruise, surfing or even to your own private island. 

Come Aboard

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Water Sports & Dive Experiences

There's a fit for everyone at our extensive Dive Shack. From water sports and board sports to fun dives and specialty courses, let our Dive Shack staff amp up your activities.

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