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The Standard's Island Escape


The first island destination of The Standard is set amidst the pearls of the Indian Ocean; The Standard Maldives. Located at a 40-minute seaplane journey away from Velana International Airport, The Standard Maldives offers a unique blend of relaxation and social life. Whether it is romantic or a family vacation, The Standard Maldives is the perfect getaway.

The Standard Hotels is one of the most popular brands in boutique hotel business. Since its establishment in 1998, the hospitality group based in New York, has built a reputation as a pioneer of hospitality, travel, dining, and nightlife over the years.

The luxury resort comprises of 115 lavish villas, each with a private lounge deck and a plunge pool. Guests can choose accommodation from beach front villas and water villas in 8 categories. All villas come with a king size bed, overstocked mini-bar, bathroom with Bluetooth speakers and a disco ball, free Wi-Fi, and many more!

When it comes to drinking and dining, the resort features a total of 7 bars and restaurants offering an array of diverse cuisines and exotic drinks. With a menu inspired by the bounty and beauty of the Indian ocean and regional tropics, The Standard Maldives invites guests to discover the new flavours at the resort.

Lagoon Overwater Villas at The Standard Maldives

For those seeking to revitalize and relax during the vacation, The Standard Spa is a complete indoor hydrotherapy playground offering a variety of treatments like crystal healing, sound therapy and even traditional Hammam rituals.

Whether it is lazing on a sunbed by the beach or swimming with manta rays, there are plenty of ways to have a blast at the Standard Maldives. Those who are looking for an adventure can go local island hopping and explore the Maldivian culture, cruise around in search of dolphins, or even hit the waves with surfers.


The standard is renowned for fun-filled parties. So, of course getting wild on your island getaway is bound to happen with the unique parties and activities offered on the island. From the Standard Pool Party to Moonlight Cinema, there is something for everyone.

It is true what they say, no Standard stay is ever complete without a night to remember. The only thing that will end the fun is the sunrise.

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Japan: The Latest Hotspot for Digital Nomads!

Japan just announced that the country is going to launch a digital nomad visa, here is all you need to know about it!

What is a digital nomad visa? If you have a remote job and dream of working in different countries, a digital nomad visa is your gateway to travel and freedom. A digital nomad visa acts as a temporary residency permit, which allows you to work remotely in any destination that provides this type of visa. Although digital nomad visas come with a specific period it is perfect for nomads looking for new work-travel locations. The most recent country to hop in on the trend of the digital nomad visa is Japan.

Over the past year, Japan has garnered popularity among travellers across the globe. Since the pandemic, more travellers have started exploring the beautiful cities of Asia, and many ended up falling in love with Japan. The country became so popular that it was even voted the best country in the world in the 2023 Reader’s Choice Award. Japan is popular not only for its beautiful landscapes. The country has a fascinating history, rich culture and some of the most well-loved cuisines. With this, Japan has always been a popular destination for digital nomads looking to work remotely in the beautiful country.

6-month Digital Nomad Visa

Until now, digital nomads were allowed to live and work in Japan for 90 days. The latest update might just allow you to explore the country a bit more. Early into February Japan Times made an exciting announcement. According to the newspaper, the Japan Immigration Services Agency (ISA) has plans to launch a six-month digital nomad visa! This exciting change is set to take place in late March.

This six-month digital nomad visa will be open to remote workers making around $66,760 per year. As of now, the digital nomad visa to Japan is set to be open for citizens from one of 49 countries and territories. Additionally, self-employed digital nomads are also open to applying for this visa if they have private health insurance.

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in Europe

Those who find the digital nomad visa requirements in Japan a bit steep can look into several other destinations that offer the same type of visa. When it comes to Europe, there are quite a few beautiful destinations that offer the digital nomad visa. One of the best is Georgia. While the exact term is not digital nomad visa, the country allows remote workers to stay proving you make $2000 a month.

Some other destinations include :

While these are some of the top destinations, there are around 58 different countries in total! If you’re looking for the best Asian countries for something similar to a digital nomad visa, you can explore destinations such as the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia.

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