Luxury collection The Standard has made its island debut and chosen the chic hotspot that is the Maldives.
Just a short flight on a sea plane away from Male and guests can check in to one of the stunning 115 villas, which float above the lagoon or line the beachfront, featuring their own lounge decks and private pools.
The retreat is the absolute epitome of tranquillity – guests can spend their mornings snorkelling through the protected house reef or taking an excursion in to deeper waters. In the afternoon, the Standard Spa beckons with its communal hammam, cypress aroma steam room, contrast plunge shower and nine treatment rooms to ensure no guest leaves unpampered.
This is the place for yoga enthusiasts – the spa deck provides an ideal spot for sunrise yoga or a moonlight session under the stars, while the yoga and meditation programme includes vinyasa flow, restorative and aerial yoga as well as sound healing sessions.
When the dusk falls, the full moon meditation followed by a bonfire and moonlight swim is sheer bliss. For a more hedonistic vibe, dance the night away to tribal beats and head out on the glass bottomed overwater nightclub to party until sunrise.