About us

Who We Are

We are a UK based, family-run, independent travel company, which provides luxury holidays and honeymoons to the paradise destinations Sri Lanka and The Maldives.

Because our founders know Sri Lanka so intimately, we're confident that we can give our customers the most detailed service and holiday experience possible. We know paradise, so will only ever give you the very best hotels to stay at, the most unique excursions to experience and tell you all the little secrets that we spent years unlocking. We give you first hand in-depth local knowledge and advice based on our own personal experiences and also the experiences of our many customers, which is unavailable anywhere else.

We have trusted people on the ground in Colombo and Male and we love creating bespoke holiday or honeymoon tours tailored to your exact preferences. We want to give you a trip of a lifetime, because your time in paradise should be the most special escape you ever have.

Invite to Paradise founders, and husband and wife, Reece and Claire Turvill in rural Sri Lanka, having local rice and curry at a friend's house.

Invite to Paradise founders, and husband and wife, Reece and Claire Turvill in rural Sri Lanka, having local rice and curry at a friend's house.

Our Founders' Story

For years, every weekend in Sri Lanka Reece and Claire would escape to a different hotel to relax and explore the paradise island they had fallen in love with and called home. This was the perfect tonic after a hard week’s work in the lingerie design studio where they worked. Reece and Claire worked in the garment industry, specialising in the design and marketing of innovative textile technologies and fashion trend forecasting for some of the world's leading brands, such as Marks & Spencer and Calvin Klein.

It's easy to see why we feel the fabric of our company is literally and metaphorically woven with Sri Lanka.

Because they visited so many top hotels, they got to learn which ones were actually the best for service, design, swimming pools, rooms, restaurants, facilities, value and locations. Without any influences from travel agents, they absorbed the experiences of the island and discovered which places are the best to go to from first-hand experience. Doing this from a customer’s point of view is different to how other travel companies experience the hotels (should they even ever stay at them) because they get a preferential service that can differ from that of a regular stay.

The story started when Reece and Claire were at university together in Leicester, where, in between the 2nd and 3rd year, Claire won a 'live brief' design project as part of her Contour Fashion course (the only one of its kind in the world). Claire had created the best on-trend textile designs for the innovative narrow fabrics company, Stretchline. The prize for winning the design project was a 2 month work experience trip to sunny Sri Lanka. Claire loved discovering paradise and Reece soon visited for a week and also fell in love with the beauty of this little-known tropical paradise. Following an interesting sequence of events, the two of them were subsequently offered full time jobs for when they graduated a year later.

Reece and Claire visiting another favourite hotel in Sri Lanka - they stayed here 7 times!

Reece and Claire visiting another favourite hotel in Sri Lanka - they stayed here 7 times!

2 weeks before their graduation ceremonies, the pair were needed in Sri Lanka to begin designing and managing an international fashion exhibition in France. They flew out, started their jobs and were flown back to Leicester 2 weeks later to graduate and collect their respective degrees. Both had achieved first class honours. Thereafter they left England to begin the adventure that would in turn lead to the birth of this exciting travel business.

Their jobs in Sri Lanka saw them embark on global design and marketing projects for all things bras and knickers for the world's leading lingerie and sportswear brands such as M&S, Calvin Klein, Victoria's Secret, Diesel, Nike, Adidas and many others. These projects included lots of travel, most often annually, to many different places such as New York, Paris, Lyon, Munich, London, LA, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

During their years in Sri Lanka, they built up a network of contacts which we are now able to draw on, along with first hand experiences of the amazing hotels, wildlife and culture. We use these experiences to design our tour itineraries in a unique way so that you can gain from the local knowledge that we have.

We know how to give our customers a luxury trip whilst also managing to be one of the most affordable companies to book with. We are really passionate about travelling all over the world, but naturally have a soft spot for Sri Lanka and the neighbouring islands of The Maldives.

We pride ourselves on serving our customers in a helpful, friendly and approachable way - just what you deserve.

If you would like to receive a personalised package and price from us, then please get in touch as our team are always here to help you.