Win a luxury holiday in the Maldives worth £65000 –

Win a luxury holiday in the Maldives worth £65000 –

V oting in the 2018 Telegraph Travel Awards is open, giving you the opportunity to reward those operators and destinations that continue to surpass your expectations. And because we recognise you need to invest time and energy to make these awards what they are, as a reward for your efforts we are delighted to offer you the chance to win one of 20 luxury holidays – including a five-night luxury stay in the Maldives at Huvafen Fushi’s The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion, travelling with Quintessentially Travel worth £65,000.

Playtime beckons at the alluring adults-only Maldivian dreamscape Huvafen Fushi, with five nights in the iconic island’s sensational new PlayPen – the ultimate Maldives experience for discerning sophisticates. An architectural hymn to pleasure at the heart of this glamorously grownup tropical rendezvous, The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion weaves fluid New York loft-style living with a nostalgic neo-Parisian penchant for vintage pieces and an eclectic collection of handpicked furniture.

Conveyed to their private paradise courtesy of tailor-made experts Quintessentially Travel, winners will be pampered with signature thakuru butler service, exquisite dining experiences and daily sensuous massages in legendary underwater spa PEARL in an experience worth £65,000.

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Awaken to a world of timeless luxury with five nights in Huvafen Fushi’s The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion – a true Maldives penthouse. This is a uniquely imagined, 800 square metre exemplar of vintage nostalgia meets contemporary Parisian chic, with an enigmatic dash of Upper East Side style. Upstairs, an open-plan chamber-cum-”playroom” features a centrepiece bed, oversized ocean view bath and wet area with steam and sauna. A panoramic west-facing balcony draws the eye over a burgundy floodlit lava-stone infinity pool and private jetty to sunsets over the house reef.

Accessed via a dramatic private courtyard, the ground floor is a fluid, unconstrained living and entertainment space. The lounge and dining area – with a Bang & Olufsen soundsystem, plasma TVs and bottomless cocktail bar – and culinary gallery flow seamlessly out to the private deck. Daybeds, outdoor shower and a private BBQ area frame that striking infinity pool and the beach beyond.

Opened over a decade ago, Huvafen Fushi built a deserved reputation amongst dynamic connoisseurs seduced by the island’s sensuous embrace. Now run by The Small Maldives Island Co, the perennial poise and allure of this fashionable global icon has been lovingly rekindled. It has been reinvigorated for a new generation of sophisticates drawn irresistibly by the promise of a glamorously grown-up rendezvous.

The 44 modern villas – all with private pools – are refreshed, and the famed spa resculpted and enhanced by celebrated wellness practitioners from PURE Massage to Teresa Tarmey. New culinary experiences include modern Japanese cuisine with a Latin twist at Feeling Koi and designer drinks dreamt up by mixologists from London’s Purl, complimenting the established gastronomic lineup including underground wine trove Vinum, alfresco Italian Forno and relaxed deck dining at Celsius.

This lavish experience includes return flights and a five-night stay for two in The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion with daily breakfast and dinner, including an unforgettable private destination dining experience and a subterranean wine pairing dinner in Vinum; a daily 90-minute massage at the world’s first and only underwater spa, PEARL; and return transfers on Huvafen Fushi’s dashing 45ft Italian luxury launch Veloce.

The providers

Huvafen Fushi ( is situated in North Malé Atoll, Maldives and features the world’s first underwater spa rooms; some of the largest guest rooms in the Maldives – all with private pools – and offers unsurpassed levels of service, comprehensive spa facilities, and fine dining experiences, all with elegant, cutting-edge design.

Quintessentially Travel

Quintessentially Travel (020 7022 6560; is the award-winning tour operator and travel agent for Quintessentially, the world’s leading Lifestyle, Concierge and Travel company. Quintessentially Travel clients benefit from a personal Travel Specialist and access to complimentary privileges at over 2,000 of the finest hotels.

Terms and conditions

Valid between November 1 2018 until October 31 2019, excluding December 10 2018 – January 10 2019, Easter, UK public and school holidays. Other blackout dates may also apply. Prize flights are economy class, for departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick only. Prize voucher is valid with Quintessentially Travel only.

Winners must arrange their own travel insurance, visas and valid passports. The prize excludes any flights, additional meals, drinks, excursions, attractions, treatments, gratuities, personal expenses not expressly stated as included in the prize. The prize as described is available on the date of publication.

Quintessentially Travel will not accept responsibility for hotels/tours/transport companies etc being unavailable, withdrawn or amended. See here for full terms and conditions.