Competition Details

WIN! A luxury trip to the Maldives – worth £5,000

Competition by:
Lonely Planet

Competition type:

Category: Holidays
Enter: Online
Expires: 15th March 2020

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Competition Description

The Prize

– Two return economy flights from London to the Maldives

– A four-night stay at Varu by Atmosphere

– Return speedboat transfers to and from Malé Airport

– An all-inclusive Varu Plan, which covers food, beverages and several activities

After a flight from London to Malé, the gateway to the Maldives, you will take a speedboat transfer across the atoll to the island that’s home to one of the newest hotels in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Varu by Atmosphere takes its name from a word in the local Dhivehi language meaning ‘strength, resilience and life in abundance’, and around the resort you’ll see evidence of Maldivian culture, in the décor and also at one of the four restaurants, which specialises in the spicy and seafood-rich cuisine of these islands.

The 108 guest villas are designed in a minimalist style, and either give onto curving beaches or the lagoon itself. You’ll have a chance to join unlimited snorkelling excursions to nearby sites in the atoll, home to manta rays and other dazzling reef species.

There’s also the option to try windsurfing, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as a treatment at the over-water Elena Spa, and a fishing boat excursion in time for sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Competition Terms and Conditions

Promoter information: Immediate Media Company London Limited, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London W6 7BT.

Closing time and date: 2359 on 15th March 2020. Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered. Only one entry per person.

The winner must be over 18 years old and hold a valid 10-year passport – with six months or more remaining after return to the UK.

The Promoter will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with the Immediate Privacy Policy (


This Prize Draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over, except for employees of Immediate Media, Lonely Planet, Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts and their families, agencies or anyone else associated with this competition.

There will be one overall prize for one winner plus guest. The prize includes two return economy flights from London to the Maldives (Malé Airport), four-night stay at VARU by Atmosphere for two people, in a Beach Villa or Earth Villa (pending availability), return speedboat transfers for two to/from airport and all-Inclusive VARU Plan – which includes all food, beverages, in-villa mini bar stocked twice daily, use of non-motorized water sports, use of snorkelling equipment, a sunset fishing cruise and one spa treatment.

The maximum total prize value is £5,000 based on the recommended retail value at the time of printing. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prize.

The flights and accommodation must be taken in one trip, and both require 14 days advance booking and are subject to availability. Travel must be taken by 31 Oct 2020 and is subject to availability. Travel not permitted 24-30 Jan and 8-15 Apr 2020. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

Prize travel is subject to the airlines General Conditions of Carriage. The winner and their companion must travel together on prize flights and will not accrue frequent flyer points on the prize travel. An upgrade cannot be purchased on airfares with cash or frequent flyer points.

Immediate Media, Lonely Planet and Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts make no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at the destination.

Compliance with any health or other government requirements is the responsibility of the prize winner and companion.

The winner and their chosen companion must comply with all relevant customs, security and immigration requirements, including appropriate passport and visa requirements. Immediate Media, Lonely Planet and Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts will not be responsible for any passenger’s failure to comply with these requirements.

The prize winner and the companion are responsible for holding a passport with at least six months validity. And must organise relevant visas where required.

The prize does NOT include any insurance, travel to and from the UK departure airport, or any travel or other expenses during the trip. Any out of pocket expenses (such as phone, room service, drinks purchases, gifts and food are not included in the prize.

The package is non-transferable and no alternative packages will be offered.

There is no cash alternative.

The prize is subject to availability.

Immediate Media, Lonely Planet and Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts shall not be responsible for any indirect, special or consequential damages or losses suffered by the entrant or a third party.

The prize is provided by Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts.

The winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. The Promoter’s decision will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be notified by the prize provider by email within 28 days of the competition closing date.

If the prize provider can’t contact the winner within a month of such notification, the Promoter will offer the prize to a runner-up, or re-offer the prize in another promotion.

You must provide your full name, address and daytime telephone number. We will use your personal details to administer this promotion, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without your permission.


When you enter the competition, you agree to be bound by these rules.

The Promoter does not accept responsibility for loss, damage or injury occurring to the participant arising from his or entry into the promotion or occurring to the winner(s) arising from his or her acceptance of a prize.

The promotion is subject to the laws of England.