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Sansiri’s ‘Standard’ brings top class to Maldives

Aug 26. 2019
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By The Nation

Opening this autumn in the most tranquil and celebrated part of the Indian Ocean, the Standard Huruvalhi Maldives gives the American luxury-accommodation chain its newest home on a naturally protected island just a short seaplane ride from Male.

The resort, with 115 private pool villas, is the brand’s first property in Asia. Sansiri became a majority stakeholder in late 2017 and adds the Standard Huruvalhi Maldives to its menu of destinations spanning Koh Samui, Phuket, Hua Hin, London, Milan, Paris, Lisbon, Bordeaux, Mexico City and Chicago.

While the Maldives has traditionally been a “couple’s destination”, the Standard has taken its usual atypical approach, welcoming singles and groups of friends as well. It’s perfect for a romantic escape or a getaway with everyone you know.

The lobby is airy and accessible 24 hours a day. Each of the 115 villas features its own private lounge deck and plunge pool, and there are six ways to dine, from a beachfront BBQ shack to Maldivian cuisine with ingredients straight from an island farm.

Guided diving and snorkelling are offered in a naturally protected reef, sunset boat excursions to uninhabited islands and night fishing and private-destination dining. 

The indoor hydrotherapy oasis, the Standard Spa, has a communal hammam, aroma steam room, daily yoga, personal training and nine private treatment rooms. 

For nightlife, there are tribal beats around a beach bonfire and a glass-bottom nightclub – not to a disco ball above your bathtub for your own private party.

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