The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Head to Raa Atoll and experience The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives (aka Carpe Diem Resort & Spa) where a white sand beach surrounds a picture perfect private island. Turquoise waters at every vantage point and a healthy house reef become the backdrop for your escape. Splash around a unique inflatable water park for young and old, immerse yourself in coral reef conservation, rebalance your mojo at the Spa and relax with friends at a beach BBQ. Whether it's mellow dining, exciting diving or fun dancing you seek, Carpe Diem Resort has it all.

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers a variety of 115 contemporary private pool villas, each with lagoon or ocean views. Some villa choices are ideal for couples; some specifically for the solo traveler and others are for families and friends, yet each offer the same relaxed, spacious, contemporary design throughout. There are 4 restaurants to choose from. From breakfast to evening meals, a selection of creative food stations and dining choices create international dishes with ingredients made and grown locally as well as sourced from around the world. Offering one of the best breakfast menus in Raa Atoll, you’ll be fueled up for a day of fun. Your full-board stay comes with 3 meals per day at Acropora restaurant, including complimentary house wine and beer at mealtimes, as well as unlimited access passes to our unique water park in the lagoon. This is the perfect place to stay before or after a Carpe Diem cruise!

Diving and Snorkeling

On the pristine house reef, you can discover 98 types of coral that are home to over 220 species of marine life. Learn about coral conservation with our marine biologist at our coral nursery.


The vast lagoon is the perfect playground to paddle around in a kayak. Go once around the island or to the end of the lagoon and back.

Latin Dancing

Take the lead from our residence dance teacher in Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha and Merengue classes. Learn to perfect your moves or train your two left feet. When evening falls, Buena Vista is the where you can show off your new dancing skills.

Water sports

From riding the waves on a Jetski to catching the breeze while windsurfing, a range of water sports ensure you make the most out of your time in The Maldives.

Paddle boarding

Improve your balance, strengthen core muscle and give your biceps a work out, all while working on your suntan. And when it gets too hot, just slip off to the side, or take a rest and float on the board.


The resort owner is a previous Maldivian National Tennis Champion, so of course this means the resort has an international standard tennis court at the resort. For any guest who feels they have what it takes to beat a champion, challenge our owner and the winner receives a complimentary night during their stay! Game On!


Take your fitness regime on a holiday and discover new workouts with our selection of Les Mills programs. State-of-the-art equipment ensures your indulgent dining and steady waistline remain intact.

Quo Spa

Helping you to live a life that is striking, dynamic and remarkably versatile, our range of Hammam and bespoke treatments complement aerial yoga, chromotherapy and a relaxation area bring you to a spa with hints of transformational experiences, addressing life’s ebbs and flows and guiding you to future health possibilities.

Kids Club

Clever and talented, Super Shark is the hero of our Kids Club. Suitable for children aged 2 years to 8 years and supervised by qualified childcare professionals. Activities might include dolphin spotting and octopus hunting, treasure hunts, coconut skittles and Arts & Crafts. The kids club has its own paddling pool, sand pit and jungle gym. The Kid's Club also offers evening babysitting services at $15 per hour. For older children and teenagers, check out our teen zone next door for the games with beach credibility.


In the resort boutique, spa and water sports center, we have your island wardrobe needs covered. Leave your sun lotions at home and try our ocean-friendly range of items. We also sell a range of gifts to make your holiday as memorable as possible, without the need for extra baggage allowance.

Coral Conservation

Join our resident marine biologist to visit our coral nursery in the lagoon. Learn all about how corals grow, how to nurture their growth, replanting corals, and how to make new corals. Its all about keeping our oceans healthy.

From Male your travel to the resort is a 35-minute scenic seaplane journey over the breath-taking sight of coral reefs and atolls. Alternatively, you can take a 45-minute combined domestic flight and speedboat.

Rescue a Reef

The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve coral reefs globally is one of the most important issues facing us today. In the Indian Ocean, the Maldives falls outside of the territory covered by most globally recognized environmental organizations, making global funding for reef restoration projects all the more challenging to secure.

Carpe Diem implements measures, which vary from large-scale initiatives – such as a clear policy on providing all our guests with reusable water bottles, recycling, energy conservation and dimmer switches, and finding ways to reuse waste water for watering plants – to everyday operational awareness such as reusing scrap paper as notepaper. Most significantly though, Carpe Diem Maldives takes a concerted approach towards protecting and restoring the health of coral reefs and marine life in the Maldives. Our “Rescue a Reef” CSR program incorporates voluntary donations from our guests towards funding reef restoration projects, as well as an annual series of “Dive with a Purpose” marine expeditions through our three cruises vessels. We partner with expert scientists and marine organizations to assist in their research and tackle problems such as Crown of Thorns Starfish outbreaks.

Since 2015, together with visiting international conservation organizations, our crews and guests have removed over 10,600 starfish from reefs in the Maldives. In 2018 five “Dive with a Purpose” marine expeditions will see divers take a hands-on role in documenting the marine life, assessing and cleaning reefs, and assisting scientists in collecting valuable data to better understand the ongoing changes, where they originate and what we can do in the future.