Alice and Joe Ward

Sri Lanka 10 nights & Maldives 4 nights

July 2017

Overall review: We booked through invite to paradise not knowing an awful lot about Sri Lanka but fell in love with some of their pictures whilst at a wedding fair and decided it looked like a great place to go!The service we received has been fantastic and we were left so excited once we had received our intinerary that we couldn't wait to go! This trip exceeded all of our expectations and really did give us a dream honeymoon! I cannot recommend Sri Lanka enough, it was stunning and had so many beautiful sights to see! Each excursion was fantastic and really made our trip unforgettable! We could not have planned a better honeymoon ourselves and cannot thank you enough!

Hotels: Every single hotel we stayed in was fantastic!! The staff go out of their way to make your stay special and are always so friendly. Our personal favourite was the 98 acres hotel, it had such a lovely atmosphere, the food was fantastic and the views were incredible! We also loved Jetwing Vil Uyana, the private pool was a real bonus! I could not fault a single one of the hotels we stayed in whilst in Sri Lanka or the Maldives, the rooms were comfortable, the food was good and the staff all helpful!

Chauffeur-Guide: Our chauffeur guide Mohan was brilliant, he really helped to make our trip stress free and enjoyable! He made sure to point out any thing he thought we may want to see and sometimes even stopped so we could get out and take photographs. He informed us of good restaurants to visit and also gave us the opportunity to do some additional excursions if we wished. One of the additional things we did was visit a spice garden, this was a brilliant experience, we would recommend everyone to do this it was interesting and nice way to break up our journey.

Excursions: All of the excursions were fantastic, we loved the elephant orphanage and it was so nice to watch the elephants be bathed and the babies be fed milk. The sea turtle hatchery was also very good and was lovely to see the babies but also the adult turtles which had been rescued and are being cared for until they are well enough to be released! We found the balance of excursions was perfect and although we did lots in our 10 day trip we still had plenty of time to ourselves to relax too which was lovely.

Best memory of the trip: It really is hard to pick a favourite memory from the trip as the it was all fantasic. One of my favourite memory's is whilst on the elephant safari we managed to see a few elephants up fairly close and got to watch them for quite a while. One elephant in particular spent a while trying to push down a tree and a baby elephant was throwing lots of mud over itself, it was amazing to see. That is just one of many brilliant memories from our trip

How was the trip overall: Excellent

Could we have served you any better?: There is nothing you could have done to make our trip any better, the service was exceptional from start to finish and gave us the most perfect honeymoon

Any ideas on what we could do differently to make our travel service even better?: I honestly cannot think of anything you could do differently that can improve the service

Good enough to recommend?: Yes

Would you travel with us again?: Yes