Helen & Neil

Sri Lanka 10 nights & Maldives 4 nights

July-August 2016

Overall review: We really wanted to have the trip of a lifetime for our honeymoon and that is exactly what we got. From the day we met Reece at a wedding fair right up to the moment we touched down at the end of our trip we were thoroughly taken care of. We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more from our trip and will forever be able to look back on our honeymoon with such fantastic memories.

Hotels: We stayed in 7 different hotels during our 14 day trip and each of them was fantastic. We always received great service and the rooms were not only comfortable but normally had a great view and a luxury feel. We especially enjoyed our time at Jetwing Vil Uyana and 98 Acres. Both these places were so peaceful with stunning views and surroundings. The food in the hotels was also really good and very reasonable priced. Being vegan we were pleasantly surprised at the variety of food we could have and we have fallen in love with Sri Lanken curries.

Chauffeur-Guide: Our Chauffeur guide, Rukan, was fantastic and we were sad to say goodbye to him at the end of our trip. He looked after us so well and took care of all ticket buying and checking into the hotels. I'm sure he even managed to get our rooms upgraded a few times. Whilst we were driving from place to place he would point out places of interest and give us a bit of information on certain areas. He knew all the best places to take us for lunch and even took us to a couple of extra places such as an ayurvedic herb and spice garden that came with his recommendation. We would have been lost without him, literally!

Excursions: The excursions we went on were brilliant and very varied. We especially enjoyed the safari trips and loved learning more about Sri Lankas wildlife but it was nice to see the heritage sights and temples also. It was well worth getting a tour guide at most places and Rukan always seemed to know the best ones.

Best memory of the trip: It's very hard to choose just one best memory from our trip because we have so many. For us seeing the elephants at the elephant orphanage and safari was incredible. We're big animal lovers so to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat was very special. We also have lots of wonderful memories of amazing sunrises and sunsets watched from our balcony or on the beach which were stunning and we got some beautiful photos of them.

How was the trip overall: Excellent

Could we have served you any better?: I can't think of any way possible that we could have been served better by Invite to Paradise. The travel pack sent through a couple of weeks before the trip was very useful and helped us get our head round the currency etc before getting there and any questions I had were answered promptly and thoroughly by Reece.

Any ideas on what we could do differently to make our travel service even better?: If I could think of anything you could do better I would tell you but we really felt that everything was perfect and we were in the best possible hands.

Good enough to recommend?: Yes

Would you travel with us again?: Yes