The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Best Experience: Water Villas, Couples, Family, Beaches, House Reef snorkelling, Diving

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Best Experience: Water Villas, Couples, Family, Beaches, House Reef snorkelling, Diving

July, 2019

A short sea plane ride away from Malé, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers a unique blend of relaxation and social life, perfect for a romantic escape or a getaway with everyone you know. . A new addition to the world of Maldives luxurious over-water resorts, The Standard, Huruvalhi stands out for its accommodation, which is specially designed for different types of travelers. Bespoke and signature dining choices, a contemporary Spa, and an overwater tapas and sunset club with a transparent dance floor combine with a myriad water sports experiences to create a truly unique, forward-thinking resort. Regardless of whether you travel a romantic duet, alone or with a family, you will find here an experience that suits your needs. With the emphasis on an activity-driven atmosphere, the resort’s tagline ‘Social by Nature’ reflects an easy-going travellers’ finesse against the backdrop of a healthy house reef and a significantly large lagoon.

Carpe Diem Beach Resort and Spa is set to change hands in Fall 2019, as it transforms into the first Asian property in US-based The Standard Hotels’ portfolio.

Carpe Diem Beach Resort, developed by local hospitality group Carpe Diem Maldives, opened in late 2018. The resort has been welcoming guests ever since. Following its groundbreaking London debut, Standard International, the parent company of The Standard, is set to mark its entry into Asia with the rebranding of Carpe Diem Beach Resort which will see it being opened as The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives in Fall 2019.

In total, the hotel has 10 different categories and 115 villas, all of which have private pools. The resort also includes 5 Over Water Pools that are tailored to suit the individual needs of the guests and offer shared double rooms. Five restaurants and bars, an inflatable Aqua Park in the lagoon, outdoor swimming pool, an array of water sports and diving, including a marine centre and training room, a gorgeous house reef and our own coral conservation nursery in the lagoon, the resort also have lots and lots more for you to do.

“It is such a treat within the same year to show the world what The Standard can be in on one of the busiest places and one of the most tranquil places on the planet,” Amar Lalvani, CEO of Standard International, was quoted in a statement, as saying.

“What makes me so proud is that despite the vast difference in setting, the culture of both are unmistakably Standard.”

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The Island

Located on the edge where Baa and Raa Atolls meet, the area is rich in marine diversity; Baa Atoll, renown for the annual Manta Ray migration from May to November in Hanifaru UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve, is just 15 minutes away by speedboat. The home base of Raa Atoll is teeming with wildlife and a survey in June 2018 by US-based marine organisation Coral Reef CPR identified an extraordinary array of rare coral species, some of which are 500-1000 years old, attracting over 215 fish species to the house reef at The Standard, Huruvalhi.

Whether it's mellow dining, exciting diving or fun dancing you seek - like-minded travellers meet where a white sand beach surrounds the private island. Turquoise waters at every vantage point and a healthy house reef become the backdrop for your social retreat. Splash around a unique inflatable water park for young and old, immerse yourself in coral reef conservation, rebalance your status quo at QUO Spa and relax with friends at a beach BBQ. Overlooking the beach, with a view to infinity and beyond, the public swimming pool is 25m long.


Raa atoll or North Maalhosmadulu is one of the northern, most visited atolls in the Maldives, separated from Baa atoll by Hani Kandu is a canal 5 km wide. Almost 70 km long and 30 km wide there are 88 islands in Raa atoll, 15 of which are inhabited. Raa atoll is home to a some luxury hotels include: Emerald, Kudafushi and an ultra luxurious Joali Maldives. Read More...

With daily flights direct from Velana International Airport, Male, The Standard, Huruvalhi is closer than you think. The resort is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male airport, or a 20-minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll combined with a 25-minute speedboat transfer. When arriving into Male airport, after customs clearance you will be greeted by The Standard representative who will help to expedite your arrival process and assist with your luggage.

Villas and Suites

Discover the beauty, enchantment and wonders of the private Maldivian island. Pamper yourself at home in a spacious overwater villa to the blue lagoon below, or on the beach with a soft white sand on your doorstep. Create your own blend of serenity mixed with tropical adventure. A full-board stay for all guests at The Standard, Huruvalhi includes house wines and beer, as well as access to an inflatable water park in the private lagoon.

Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa offers 115 contemporary private pool villas, each with lagoon or ocean views. Some villa choices are ideal for couples; some specifically for the solo traveller and others are for families and friends, yet each offer the same relaxed, contemporary design throughout. Each of the private pool villas at The Standard, Huruvalhi has sliding doors leading on to a large deck with a shaded seating area and a sun-drenched plunge pool. Ten accommodation choices have been designed with a modern and social traveller in mind to offer a vibrant addition to this revered Indian Ocean destination. Introducing a new room category to the Maldives market, five Over Water Pool Villas are dedicated to solo travellers looking to share twin bed accommodation, omitting the need for a single supplement.

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If you love the beach and tranquil lagoon waters, the Lagoon Beach Pool Villa is perfect for you. Ideal for families with small children. Directly from your terrace, feel the natural, white sand beneath your toes and stroll across the wide beach to the shimmering blue lagoon.

Lagoon Water Pool Villa is perfect if you're not a strong swimmer but would like the over-water Maldivian villa experience.

Start your day to the sound of the waves and the ebb and flow of the Indian Ocean. Finish it to the sight of a sky in every sunset colour imaginable. In an Ocean Sunset Water Pool Villa, you're never far from the action at Carpe Diem Maldives. By day, the ocean and island activities are to your right, by night the Latino vibes of Buena Vista will have your feet tapping to the left.

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With views perfect for dolphin spotting, Ocean Water Pool Villa is your ocean hideaway just a few meters away from the house reef teaming with vibrant marine life and with a view of nothing but ocean, and distant horizon.

Maximum relaxation you can get at The Standard Water Residence that ideal for a romantic escape or tropical holiday with family and friends. Picturesque, secluded, luxurious and spacious, the The Standard 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.

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Restaurants and Bars

Four restaurants and bars and countless occasions. The full-board meal plan include soft drinks, house wine and beers. From breakfast to evening feast, a selection of live food stations and bespoke dining choices create international dishes with ingredients made and grown locally as well as sourced from around the world.

Ocean Deep is the resort's signature restaurant and the Maldives first Nikkei restaurant serves the Japanese-Peruvian fusion cusine. Discover what happens when you marry the simplicity and precision of Japanese culinary techniques with the Andean tubers, chilies, and fresh seafood of Peru.

Acropora is the main restaurant for every meal in your full-board stay. From breakfast to evening fare, a selection of live food stations cook up international dishes with ingredients made locally and sourced from around the world. If you’re after a little variety for your midday platter, start and end the search here. The breakfast buffet experience is enhanced by a refreshing fresh juice and smoothie station serving nutritious fruit and vegetables, as well as several gluten-free options.

Packed with snacks and drinks, Anthias offers a relax by the poolside with refreshing drinks and casual dining. This dining place perfect for gatherings of all sizes and served with a wide range of timeless delicacies. Expect a burgers, pizzas, pastas, salads and much more.Larger groups can take advantage of the communal tables while smaller gatherings will love our terrace and beach cabanas. #Relaxed. #Effortless. #Mouth-watering. The instagram hashtags you’ll be using to describe your breezy day at Anthias. After creating an appetite in the water sports department, whether its drool-worthy snacks or cocktails as the sun beats down over The Standard, Huruvalhi, there’s really no wrong time to take a seat, poolside, and graze away.

For chilled afternoons and spirited nights out with delicious food, head to Buena Vistaoverwater sunset bar. Comfortable, relaxing and with ocean views in an ambiance full of energy, it’s perfect for any casual gathering. Watch the sunset from the terrace, dance away the night on the transparent dance floor. When it comes to 9pm your feet begin to tap to Latin Dance beats in Buena Vista.

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Things to Do

Today, The Standard's guests now have a wider array of choices – go diving or surfing on a luxury cruise for a few days, or stay in one place with a naturally soft, white-sand beach, spa and a multitude of dining options where like-minded travellers meet… Even better, do both!”

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers a broad spectrum of choices for you to find your balance between serenity and activity. From daily excursions to snorkelling and dive sites, sandbanks and fishing trips, to enjoying the beach and a variety of off-the-water attractions, there is no shortage on ways to fill your days. In addition to an unique inflatable Aqua Park in the lagoon, outdoor swimming pool, an array of water sports and diving, including a marine centre and training room, a gorgeous house reef and the coral conservation nursery in the lagoon, the resort also have lots and lots more for you to do and see.

Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced diver, Raa atoll is blessed with wonderful dive sites to explore close by the island. Dive & Water Sports Centre also fun fishing excursions, outings to sandbanks and sunset cruises. Explore the Maldivian waters any way you wish.

If you travel with children, they will think you chose the Maldives for them, while really you chose The Standard for you. The Sharky and Friends Kid's Club keeps the little ones entertained, while young adults congregrate around the teen zone for more grown up games.

Meanwhile, you can perfect your backhand on our professional standard tennis court, take time for yourself at Quo Spa, train your two left feet to follow a Latino beat with dance classes, or just go with the flow and embrace island life The Standard way.


In our opinion: Today’s holidaymakers are seeking a more engaging environment paired with adventure and excitement, rather than a romance and honeymoon emphasis, and The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is the right choise to go!

... Exceptional, It’s beautiful resort and excellent service, A topper, I would recommend this hotel to everyone as it will surely meet expectations, You will be sad when you leave, Superb, LOVE it and Would repeat it soon!!, overpriced and overrated, Viaggio indimenticabile, Nouvelle hôtel, très jolie, il sera parfait dans quelques mois car tout est en rodage....

Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa

What the Guests Love

  • a New resort
  • The beaches are beautiful and clean
  • Very modern and well furnished villas.
  • The main swimming Pool is magnificent
  • Snorkeling is exceptional and very beautiful
  • The staff is friendly and helpfull
  • food is delicious. The chef is very talented
  • Pool bar
  • Gym is good equipped.
  • nightlife
  • Tennis court
  • value for money
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What You Need to Know

  • The resort is located on a private island in Raa Atoll in 20 minutes by domestic flight from Male airport + 20 short boat ride
  • Check-in from 14:00, Check-out before 12:00
  • All Children are welcome
  • lagoon villa as it offers the best view and privacy in the hotel
  • After 22:00 there is literally no food. Kitchen closes after serving dinner.
  • Limited amount of bikes available.
  • the wifi there is very poor
  • no showers near the main swimming pool
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