Business Traveller (Middle East)



The Standard is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male Velana Internatio­nal Airport and features

115 over-water and beach villas, each with a private lounge deck and plunge pool. It’s a property for the young and hip, couples, families, and if you travel solo, there’s plenty to keep you occupied, from snorkeling, paddle boating, scuba diving and fishing to the luxury spa, yoga sessions, the gym, guest DJ and cinema nights, and the four onsite restaurant­s and three bars. Highlights include the snorkeling safari, with the opportunit­y to see exotic fish, coral, turtles, clams, and even lobsters; lunch at Joos Café, overlookin­g the infinity pool and Indian Ocean; and for authentic Maldivian cuisine, Guduguda, where dishes are cooked the local way.

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The snorkellin­g safari

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