To experience this new Manta season The Standard Maldives launches its first-ever three-month-long ‘Go Deep Blue’ campaign to celebrate theis new manta season as well as the diverse ocean discovery offered by the resort.
The Standard Maldives Go Deep Blue campaign started May 01 2022 and will run until 31 July 2022. During these 3 months guests will have the chance to get up-close and personal with Manta Rays.
Holidaymakers can take advantage of Manta Magic package to experience the magic of manta season, in a private villa with up to 30% off best available rates, bookable for stays from 1 May to 31 November 2022. Once booked, guests can get up close with these gentle giants and create some Manta Ray Magic In The Maldives.
The Standard maldives is close to Hanifaru Bay
Being located just a 35-minute speedboat journey from the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Hanifaru Bay, guests at The Standard Huravalhi Maldives will have the chance to be whisked away on their first sight of mantas in all of their glory and swim alongside these gentle oceanic giants with the resort’s ‘Manta Snorkeling’ excursions.
Further, they will have the unique opportunity to partake in various activities and adventures, including snorkelling safaris, deep dives, turtle expeditions, sunset dolphin cruises, and sea sports.
About Manta Rays
Measuring up to 4 meters, manta rays are among the largest species of ray in the world. They are also highly intelligent and often swim together in large social groups. From May to November the “flying” giants flock to Hanifaru Bay, a Marine Protected Area and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve to feed on planktons.
Undersea exhibitions and Eco Care highlights
In addition to seeing an abundance of oceanic life in its natural habitat, guests at The Standard, Maldives can take part in the resort’s eco-inspired initiatives such as tree planting, island clean-ups, and supporting the coral reef regeneration project from the Dive Centre team.
The young and the young-at-heart, on the one hand, can join Saaidh Badheeu, a visiting local Maldivian artist, for workshops and classes from the 2nd-8th May 2022 as he demonstrates how to create beautiful paintings using acrylic, inspired by the undersea beauty of the Maldives. An exhibition of his paintings is also up for sale, which can make great mementos guests can keep to relive the good times of their trip to the Maldives.
The resort has also teamed up with Mula Maldives, a Maldivian-owned brand that prides itself on offering all-natural and coral-reef friendly sun care products, certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. Mula Maldives’ SPF 50 Sunscreen and After Sun Gel will be available at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives’ boutique. This recent step taken by the resort furthers its dedication to responsible and sustainable tourism practices, encouraging divers and snorkelers alike to use the reef-safe products, as they help to preserve the precious coral life in the Maldives and beyond.
Diving at The Standard Huravalhi Maldives
Certified divers who are keen on deeper exploration of the colourful and stunning underwater world may opt for dive excursions that allow them to plunge into pristine marine ecosystems and uncover extraordinary dive sites. Diving courses are also available for aquatic lovers who wish to begin their dive journey, under the guidance of highly trained and well-qualified PADI Divemasters.
The Standard’s Manta Magic Package
The magic of manta ray season is there ! When you book a Manta Magic special a The Standard Maldives, you’ll enjoy a private villa, whether over the water or on the beach with your own plunge pool primed for dips, plus a hearty breakfast to keep you full and set you up right for a day of magic with Maldivian manta rays.
- Up to 30% off the resort best available rates
- Free use of snorkeling equipment and a daily 30-min kayak or paddleboard rental
- Complimentary access to the gym and sports facilities
- Free use of the tennis court and beach volleyball facilities
- Access to scheduled group yoga and wellness classes
Huravalhi All-Inclusive option
The Standard Maldives also offers an All-Inclusive package that includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the main restaurant, a $50 USD nightly dine-around per guest as well as coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, selected alcoholic beverages and a daily refilled minibar in your villa.
For guests staying 5 nights & more, a complimentary 60-minute signature Spa treatment and one excursion (choose from sunset cruise, dolphin cruise, or turtle expedition) per guest per stay are also offered.
Once you’re booked, make sure to take advantage of the resort Manta Snorkeling excursion. An adventure on a scenic high-speed boat journey across turquoise waters before you jump in and make fast friends with the manta rays themselves.
Get up to 30% off the resort best available rates, bookable for stays from 1 May to 31 November 2022
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