Thomas & Jennifer Oliver
Sri Lanka 10 nights & Maldives 5 nights
We had an amazing time in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The 10 day tour we did around Sri Lanka had everything we could have wanted from wildlife to beautiful scenery, beaches and great food, history, culture and very friendly people! The highlight in Sri Lanka was seeing so many different animals just outside our door in the hotel in Sigiriya, sitting in the library with a glass of wine and listening to the birds at sunset. The Gilli Lankan Fushi hotel in the Maldives was the best hotel we have ever been to, it was paradise from the moment we left the airport and hopped on to the speed boat. We had an amazing dolphin cruise there where we must have seen at least 30 dolphins spinning and swimming with our boat. All in all the best holiday ever!
Our favourite hotels were Gilli Lankan Fushi, and the one in Sigirya - they all exceeded expectations.
Our driver in Sri Lanka was great, he made sure we were ok the whole time and we had some good chats with him. He was also a very good driver on the sometimes scary roads of Sri Lanka! He recommended some great local restaurants too.
The Horton Planes excursion was our favourite, the guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He also took us off track to get even better views. We also enjoyed the Yala safari - we just missed the leopard but did see wild elephants!
What's your best memory of the trip?: Overall there were so many! However, I think seeing our water villa for the first time and all the fish and sting rays surrounding it was amazing. In Sri Lanka watching the beautiful sunsets and listening to the birds singing was awesome.
Thomas & Jennifer