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CLOSED: Win a luxury six-night stay in the Maldives

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Quintessentially Travel and Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru to offer you a luxury six-night stay in the Maldives

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Published 2 May 2019, 08:43 BST
Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru
Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru.
Photograph by Banyan Tree

The destination

Imagine an escape where sparkling turquoise waters, powdery sand beaches and coconut palms swaying in the breeze are the backdrop to leisurely walks on the beach. A world away from urban living, situated on a gorgeous secluded island, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru’s exclusive villas and private pools offer the ultimate in luxurious beach getaways. Not only can guests unwind and enjoy first-class hospitality, they’ll also be checking in to one of the first resorts in the Maldives to have hired marine biologists to carry out conservation work — pioneering efforts that continue to shape the resort’s conservation and sustainability ethos.

Outdoor Massage at the Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru Spa.
Photograph by Banyan Tree

The prize 

The winner and a guest will spend six nights at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in an Ocean View Pool Villa on a B&B basis. Return flights from London will be courtesy of award-winning luxury travel specialists Quintessentially Travel. Also included are combined return transfers to and from the airport by speedboat, one complimentary beach barbecue dinner and one complimentary Discover Scuba Diving session for two people (if beginners) or one complimentary House Reef Dive for two people (for certified divers only). As an added bonus, the winner will receive a copy of The Deep; this latest book from Dr Alex Rogers, leading marine biologist and advisor on BBC One’s Blue Planet II series, will inspire readers to embark on an underwater adventure of their own. 

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Terms & Conditions

There is one prize consisting of a six-night trip to the Maldives.

The prize includes: 6 night stay for 2 people in in an Oceanview Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort, Maldives with daily breakfast; return speedboat transfers on shared basis; one complimentary Beach BBQ Dinner; one complimentary Discover Scuba Diving for 2 persons (if beginners) or One complimentary House Reef Dive for 2 persons (for certified divers only); return economy flights from London to the Maldives; one copy of The Deep by Dr Alex Rogers

The prize does not include: airport transfers between the prize winner’s home and the departure airport; the cost of any passports, visas, or travel documentation required for the prize winner to travel to the Maldives; travel insurance; personal spending money; any food or drink; tips; or any activities or additional expenses not mentioned in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.

The prize is valid for travel from 1 June 2019 – 31 May 2020. The following black out dates apply: 
Eid-al-Fitr – 1 to 10 June 2019
10 July 2019
1-31 August 2019
1-6 September 2019
1-5 October 2019
21 October - 01 November 2019
1-31 December 2019
1-31 January 2020
1-29 February 2020
8-24 April 2020

The prize must be booked at least four weeks in advance of the intended date of travel.

The prize is subject to availability, non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no cash alternative. No purchase necessary for entry.

In the event of cancellation by the winner, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.

Flights will depart from a London area airport and the exact times and route will be at the discretion of Quintessentially Travel based on available options at the time of booking.

It is the responsibility of the prize winner to ensure they have a valid passport and travel insurance and obtain any necessary visas for their trip.

Banyan Tree and Quintessentially Travel reserve the right to cancel or amend the Prize Draw and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the Prize Draw will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by Summer France on the competition entry page.

Banyan Tree and Quintessentially Travel retains the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event that the original prize offered is not available.

The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity on behalf of the prize providers.

The prize draw is open to residents of the UK and Ireland aged 18 and over. Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted. The competition closes 30 June 2019 at 11.59pm GMT. The winner will be drawn at random from entries received before this time.

The winner will be notified by email within 15 days of the competition closing. The winner will be contacted using the email address provided at the time of entry. Once notified, the winner must reply within two weeks.

The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited, Banyan Tree, Quintessentially Travel or anyone connected with the administration of the competition, or their families.

The promoter is APL Media Limited, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. Usual terms and conditions apply. For details visit

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