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Customer service was excellent
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Bella arranged my flight at very short notice - if I had not had the luck to find her there was no way I would have made it to Barbados. I sing her praises every day and your company will be my first port of call for future adventures
Stevi and Fergus were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for either of them - especially when I booked the wrong hotel at the beginning!
Superb once again. Thanks for all your help .
As always, a professional service with updates along the way as necessary. Always pleased with the service provided by DialAFlight.
The service by DialAFlight was great but British Airways has severely declined in quality. Seats were very cramped and poorly designed so the space under the seat in front wasn't clear for bag and feet due to metal structures. Will not be travelling with BA again. Unpleasant start and finish to our lovely holiday.
The usual excellent service. Wonderful trip went like clockwork
Great service, will absolutely be using again and will refer. Only feedback is that when quotes are given try to give an indication of if and when they may be subject to change.
Once I book with DialAFlight I can relax. Thank you Callum
It all worked perfectly thanks.
Am always happy with Bradley and his team. The personal touch is amazing and the prices are always the best.
Vinnie is consistently good with recommendations and organisation. Another memorable trip.
All OK except the transfers
Excellent service especially from Elisabeth Lidbury
We loved our stay in St Lucia - thanks to Lloyd as always for a good recommendation! That was our first time with all inclusive
Good service as expected.
Patrick, our customer service representative was excellent. He was available to answer any questions. He was professional, knew his products and knowledgeable. It was easy to contact him when abroad and all transfers went according to plan. I would book again with Patrick because of his consistent , reliable and outstanding customer service.
I have booked all my transatlantic holidays with you for the last 10 years. Tony Judge is very goodand never lets us down
Simply the best
Oliver Orr is a good agent with excellent customer service skills. Always goes that extra mile.
My adviser Oliver Orr was magnificent In arranging and keeping us up to date. No request was too much trouble for him.
Good communication and prompt action regarding flight changes
Always a good service
Bella has been amazing. Harvey was also very helpful. Have already recommended you to many of my customers. Looking forward to dealing with Bella again.
The hotel selected is in bad need of refurbishment
Damian provided a great service to us and we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
There was a delay entering St Kitts as we had not completed the online immigration form, which is a requirement since COVID for all countries, as we were informed. It would be helpful to have this confirmed, as l have already booked and paid for my Brazil holiday.
Trailing vines and creepers brush my face as I scramble over tangled roots and fallen logs. The rainforest is hot and steamy, and the only sound is the shrill cries and hoots of birds calling to each other high up in the treetops.
Suddenly I hear a rustle of leaves and look up to spot black faces peering down at us. Vervet monkeys are checking us out before they leap off through the branches and disappear into the dense vegetation.
Earla is leading me along a nature trail at Stonyhill on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis. Some 3,000ft above us, the summit of the dormant volcano, Nevis Peak, is lost in cloud.
It takes a gruelling five-hour trek to reach it so I have opted for a shorter hike, learning about the healing properties of plants and trees.
As we pick our way across narrow ravines, Earla points out the prickly soursop fruit (anti-carcinogenic) and the creeping charlie ground ivy (good for high blood pressure). She picks up large brown and white leaves lying beneath my feet.
'They are from the trumpet tree,' she explains.
'We make tea with them to cure coughs and colds.'
Nevis itself is quiet and unspoilt but is easily accessible with direct British Airways flights to St Kitts, its larger sister, followed by a short speedboat transfer. The only traffic jams here are caused by herds of sheep and goats.
I am staying at the Nisbet Plantation, a former sugar plantation and the only one situated right on the beach. Its rocky groynes are used as diving boards by pelicans on the lookout for breakfast.
Pretty clapboard cottages are scattered among the palm trees and dinner is served in the Great House, where guests are greeted by Patterson, the flamboyant maitre d', who has a collection of 6,000 ties. Afternoon tea is served on the terrace beside the croquet lawn, and with friendly staff who all address you by name, it is easy to see why guests return time and again.
The ruins of a sugar mill stand at the entrance and the old stone oven is still intact with a plaque in memory of Fanny Nisbet, whom Horatio Nelson met here and eventually married in 1787.
Their wedding took place at the Montpelier Estate, now the deluxe Montpelier Plantation Hotel situated in the mountainous interior, and you can learn more about his life in the Nelson Museum in the capital, Charlestown.
The remains of sugar plantations are dotted across Nevis. The New River Coconut Walk Estate was the last to close in the 1950s and will soon become an open-air museum.
Others have been converted into hotels. My favourite is Golden Rock, which has fantastic gardens and panoramic vistas of neighbouring Monstserrat.
For an authentic Caribbean meal, head to Sunshine's on Pinney's Beach. I opt for spicy jerk chicken with rice and peas, and the owner's signature Killer Bee cocktail. Back at the hotel I flop into a hammock strung between the palm trees.
Most who venture to Nevis also take in the white-sand beauty of big sister St Kitts, which lies just 50 miles - but a breathtaking world away - from the glitzy enclave of Antigua.
Little St Christopher, as it's sometimes called, was the first Caribbean island to be spotted by Columbus and he gave it the name of his patron saint and namesake. Visually, it's a seductive fairytale island of dark forests and cloud-capped mountains, a tiny landmass in a crystal clear sea.
Columbus showed a little more imagination when he named Nevis because he thought the clouds surrounding its peak looked like snow. Its original name was Nuestra Senora de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows).
Less touristy than Nevis, St Kitts has a down-to-earth feel and in its quieter spots you're more likely to encounter wildlife than you are humans. There are more monkeys on St Kitts than people. The Green Vervets brought here by the French as pets look cute but they can be tricksy, with thieving a problem.
Key sites on St Kitts include Brimstone Hill, the island's one-time fortress. Play soldiers at this former British stronghold and you'll be rewarded with stupendous views and a site so pristine that the troops could just have moved out.
When night falls, head to the famous Strip for a rum punch stumble; home to Mr X's Shiggedy Shack and a string of other beach bars. Drink, dance and enjoy the stars in the big skies above.
And the perfect way to shake off a night on the tiles Caribbean-style? With one of those hammocks strung between palm trees, of course…
First published in the Mail on Sunday - June 2016
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