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15 Absolute Musts In The Maldives

We know, a stay at The Standard, Maldives is a bucket list experience in its own right. The thing is, we want you to make the most of it. Once you step foot onto our island oasis, there will be countless new experiences to check off your list.  

Here are a few musts you can’t miss when you visit us in the Maldives.

1. Sunrise, sea, sand, salt, sunset, repeat. Nothing more, nothing less.

2. Get set to snap some views! The 35-minute scenic seaplane journey from Velana International Airport to our gorgeous resort is the ride of a lifetime. 

3. Each one of our 115 villas, whether floating above a turquoise lagoon or nestled into a pristine sandy beach, has a private plunge pool primed for dips. 

4. Give us your best barefoot casual. Stuffy dress codes were never our thing.

5. Let us do your part for the environment. We have our own water bottling plant, eco-friendly amenities, and electric-powered buggy cars.

6. We’re just 35 minutes away by speedboat from the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Hanifaru Bay. Swim in one of the country’s richest marine biodiversity areas with the world's largest aggregation of manta rays from May to November.

7. Look around you! Our natural playground is ideal for snorkeling and water sports enthusiasts. An ocean of thrilling adventures awaits you here.

8. While you’re at it, pop on over to our coral breeding station, an eco-inspired initiative from our very own Dive Center team.

9. Feel fresh as ever after a hydrating facial, stress-melting massage, or both, at The Standard Spa.

10. Say yes to an early evening cruise with the breathtaking Maldivian sunset and possibility of dolphins jumping beside you at any moment. 

11. Hungry? Our six restaurants and bars range from a beachfront BBQ Shak to a traditional Maldivian restaurant we call Guduguda.

12. Dance the night away at our overwater, adults-only, Beru Bar, featuring the largest disco ball in all of the Maldives.

13. Traveling with the kiddos? Don't worry. Our Lil' Shark Kid's Club will keep them busy and entertained, too.

14. Take a chance at romance. When you Eat, Play, Love, you get couples’ massages, private hammam experiences, dinner under the stars, and sunset cruises. 

15. If you’re not ready to leave (because who would be), get rewarded with special rates and perks when you stay on vacation longer as a Stowaway.

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