Maldives on a Budget
A getaway in the Maldives is the stuff of dreams, but its world-famous white sands, eye-catching atolls and sapphire surf don’t come cheap. The private island resorts there are unrivalled for their seclusion and luxury, with a price tag to match, so when it comes to the Maldives any deal is a good deal.
To celebrate its 25 years, Banyan Tree is shaving 25 per cent off the cost of rooms at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and throwing in some decidedly divine experiences at no extra cost. Choose from a private yoga class, breakfast on a traditional Maldivian boat, or – our favourite – a guided snorkelling trip in the crystal-clear waters this island nation is so famous for.
You can also spend the day exploring the eerily beautiful shipwreck of the Rannamaari, which sank two decades ago and has since become a thriving ecosystem of marine life. Along with lessons on conservation, you can plant coral and have up-close-and-personal encounters with some majestic creatures such as manta rays, sharks, sea turtles and the largest marine animal – the whale shark. People can access this promotion by booking a minimum of two nights from now until 18 December, 2019.