Win a Five-Night Stay on a Private Island in the Maldives (Flights Included)


Stop daydreaming. We're sending you on a five-night getaway to the Maldives, with flights.

Days spent meandering between the Indian Ocean and an over-water spa. Sundowners among the treetops. Evenings in luxury villas. Want to let loose on not one but two islands in the Maldives? Enter our competition now.

Dare we say it, the Maldives is the ultimate island getaway; a palm-fringed, white-sand destination so Instagram-perfect it's almost a tropical pastiche. On this verdant trail of sun-baked islands set like jewels in the glistening lagoons of the Indian Ocean, honeymooners hole up and hedonists let loose.

We knew that'd pique your interest, which is why this competition's a little… extra. We're spoiling you with not one but two island getaways. In collaboration with luxury tour operator Destinology, we're flying you and a friend out for five nights of total Maldivian escapism at the luxurious Niyama Private Islands and Anantara Dhigu Resort. That's right, a double whammy. No strings attached.

After touching down in Malé International Airport, your adventure will kick off with a speedboat ride to Niyama Private Islands, where a beachside villa with your name on it awaits. Split across two islands - one called "Play", the other "Chill" - the next three days at this leafy resort will be spent alternating between scuba gear and cocktails as you flit from one haven to the other.

Choosing your complimentary spa treatment may be difficult, but picking a restaurant for dinner will be harder still - one is nestled among the treetops, another serves seafood fresh from the ocean floor and a third is a one-kilometre boat-ride off shore, offering 360-degree underwater views as a side course to your main. Like the sound of this? Winners can tuck in to the full works - aperitif, starter, dessert, wine, the lot - on the house.

Next, it's time to meet Anantara Dighu Resort, a cluster of three islands scored by cycling paths and fringed by gently lapping tides - and a place which you'll call home for two nights. Check in to your Sunrise Beach Villa, before joining a snorkelling trip to spot turtles, limbering up for beachside yoga or fobbing it all off for an easy afternoon on the nearest sun lounger.

Days here start with dramatic sunrise breakfasts and end with golden sundowners. Between then time between punctuated by kaleidoscopic smorgasbords of local fruit - best eaten on sugar-white sands backdropped by tumbling green forests.

Before you catch that final speedboat home, we're giving you one final treat: a massage in their glass-bottomed spa which hovers over the resort's private reef. Watch psychedelic sealife slip and slide through unspoilt reefs as you drift into the bliss of a coconut-cream massage.

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The Lowdown

About Destinology

Leaders in luxury travel for over 14 years, Destinology continues to exceed clients expectations, delivering tailor-made holidays to destinations across Europe and worldwide. Every holiday is looked after by a dedicated and knowledgeable personal travel consultant.

The Lowdown

About Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Set across two spacious private islands, appropriately named 'Play' and 'Chill', Niyama is a truly special Maldivian resort in the south-western atoll of Dhaalu. Here, guests will enjoy their own private paradise in a Beach Pool Villa, with direct access to the beach.

The Lowdown

About Anantara Dhigu Maldives

An Indian Ocean paradise of discovery, adventure, relaxation and overwhelming beauty, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort offers 20,000sqm of lush island to explore. At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, adventures await across three islands, at sea, and below the water's surface.