Everything went as planned.
Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. Would definitely recommend to everyone
The package that was put together was excellent. The staff could not have provided a better service.
Les went over and above to assist us
Thanks to Stan for organising this for us. We had an amazing time and everything was exactly as promised.
Jay gave us the perfect holiday - sorted everything from start to finish with plenty of contact leading up to the holiday. We will definitely book through Jay again as we feel we are in safe hands.
Dominic always on hand to advise and support. Thanks to him everything went to plan
We had a really fabulous holiday, all thanks to Marshall, for sorting everything out for us. Everything was as planned. Lovely room. Good food and the weather was fab too. Looking forward to going back again.
As usual, a trouble free and fabulous holiday - thanks Kylie!
I was a complicated customer and would have been in trouble without you
Kelly was helpful, informative and delivered everything we asked for - quickly and efficiently. Will definitely book via Kelly again and have already recommended DialAFlight to friends and family.
I received an excellent service. Will use DialAFlightt again in the future. Thank you, Jordan.
Excellent service from my DialA Flight operator George, Very very helpful, would highly recommend using this company again.
Thank you Archie - thank you for your help!
Amazing service, Warren was so accommodating and made things so easy and simple! Much nicer talking to an actual person down the phone than struggling online with last minute adjustments!
Your service was good but Lufthansa is shocking and will never travel with them again. We lost a whole day due to delays.
As always Troy and his team sorted a brilliant holiday
We received excellent customer service from you from the 'get go'. We had a lovely holiday and all documents and itinerary were perfect. We will definitely be using your services in future as well as recommending you to our friends and family.
I will always book through you
My flight was cancelled because of those drones at Gatwick but you managed to get me another flight. I was very impressed with that and could not have done it myself.
I have used DialAFlight on a few occasions now. Your service is excellent and I have recommended you to others for future trips!
Otis is a great help not only in organising but following through as the holiday approaches
First time I have used you and the service was excellent! I'll certainly be using you for my travel. Lisa was fantastic guiding me through the process.
Many thanks for the excellent service from Jarvis and Darryl. We had a fabulous holiday in Mauritius and the app was invaluable.
Everything ran very smoothly, the team were very helpful and all went as planned
Marshall was a great help when booking our holiday to the Maldives and he was always a joy to talk to.
I will certainly go to DialAFlight again and have already suggested it to friends and colleagues. Very impressed with the service. Well done all of you
Glen was especially helpful, always replied very quickly to my emails and made the planning very easy
Thanks Frank. Another great holiday. I have already recommended friends.
Brilliant service from Ivor as always
The dodo's image is everywhere you look in Mauritius, from the moment you arrive at the airport to the cover of restaurant menus. It seems a strange emblem to use to promote the island, considering it was the very place they were hunted into extinction in the 17th century.
The 3ft-tall, flightless birds were killed by dogs, cats, rats, pigs and, of course, humans who ate them, despite the unpleasant taste, until they became extinct in the 1660s while the island was under Dutch rule. But it's the national bird of Mauritius. And, like the dodo, the island has a complicated history. Replacing the Dutch, the French invaded in 1710 and ruled Mauritius for 100 years.
The population speaks French today despite the British colonisation beginning in the early 19th century (Mauritius became an independent nation in 1968). The majority of the population is of Indian descent, with residents also hailing from Africa, Fiji, China and, of course, Europe.
Mauritius is surprisingly verdant, full of rich green hills, woods and lush farmland. And another big surprise was its incredibly well-maintained road network.
Mauritius is a wealthy island with its sugar, rum and cut-flower exports. I travelled north up the east coast to Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort, which reopened at the end of last year after a major refurbishment (previously owned by the One&Only group).
No matter what time you arrive, your breath will be taken away by the entrance to the hotel with its huge mangrove tree filled with fairy lights - and then by the local art and huge, blown-glass light fittings in the foyer.
The resort sprawls across the bay with low-level beachfront villas connected by a path which you can use to pop to one of the three private beaches.
Depending on which way the wind's blowing, you will always find a tranquil suntrap; well, mostly tranquil - sometimes you'll get a party boat whizzing by with rum-soaked guests dancing on deck. As well as the beaches, the Mauritius hotel has two beautiful, and very quiet, swimming pools surrounded by tropical plants and trees. Lying in the shade and taking the occasional dip to cool off, the days could not have been more perfect. The hotel also has regular motorboat shuttles to its two private islands.
One is the venue for watersports such as parasailing and kite-surfing, while the other has an 18-hole golf course and a huge stretch of totally unspoilt beach, where we were serenaded by a guitarist who played Light My Fire ('Have you heard of The Doors?' he asked).
You might not want to, but there are plenty of opportunities to leave the resort. You can canoe among the mangrove trees, visit a local rum distillery, cycle along the coast or have a speedboat tour along the coast.
Our driver Charles was no stranger to full throttle, and we charged along with music blaring, leaving boats of Japanese tourists bobbing in our wake. We anchored at the Blue Bay Marine Park where we dived from the boat to snorkel among beautiful fish. Back in the boat, we were taken to a waterfall where we saw monkeys eating mangos from the trees on the bank, then to Fouquets Island, which houses an old lighthouse built by slaves, and to an ocean sandbank for a great view of the island.
The only view that's better is through the plane window as you leave, but you'll be too sad it's all over to appreciate that one.