Cody went above and beyond on several occasions including when an issue cropped up on the trip. He ensured we had the most amazing holiday. I have highly recommended him to my friends.
Very good customer support, answered every concern and questions we had.
Always great holidays from booking with you and using Stacey with her fantastic guidance and knowledge.
Howard Crafter was brilliant. So was the rest of the team when I got in touch and he was on a call.
Jeff Lee was fantastic, so helpful. Can’t wait to book another trip with you guys
You certainly came up trumps. Everything as promised! My son said he'd never felt so relaxed. Would recommend the hotel and DialAFlight
Many thanks to Ashley and colleagues for a wonderful holiday.
Brilliant as always
Eric could not have been more helpful every step of the way - we WILL be using DialAFlight again
Glen was amazing!
Jim Camahin was exceptionally polite, professional, friendly and helpful. He made the experience very seamless and stress free - couldn’t ask for more.
Danny Sharma was amazing in all respects. Thank you
Please tell other visitors to Maldives they need to fill out immigration info online before leaving UK as very stressful doing it in airport after queuing for an hour only to be sent away .. staff member Nicole is a diamond
Roy gets it right every time
Excellent service as always from Stacey Rayner. Great holiday and some wonderful memories. A*
Thank you Bradley! Incredible holiday. It was flawless
Jim is an excellent and professional member of your team - second time we have booked with him and he's been amazing.
Lloyd was excellent. Really felt looked after. Thank you
Excellent arrangements. Darren Is amazing as always. Definitely recommend to friends and colleagues.
Excellent as always
Excellent customer service
Very helpful and great service
Would not recommend a stop in Abu Dhabi if layover is 4 plus hours as facilities are poor.
Not only excellent service from staff but also very competitive price for holiday
Gary and Tammy were very helpful and ensured that best flights were booked despite the airline constantly changing them.
Excellent. Richard is been amazing. Nothing is too much trouble.
Toby was excellent, easy to get hold of and delivered as per request. We will use him again for future holidays for sure.
Glen Blackburn really understood what my wife and I required from our holiday. He provided us with all the relevant details that really made it easy for us to make a decision. He understood exactly what we wanted, keeping in line with our budget and provided a first class service.
Marie was amazing throughout the whole process.
With glorious beaches, superb diving and all-year sunshine, this nation of 1,000 coral islands and 26 ring-shaped atolls in the Indian Ocean is a rare beauty. There are so many amazing and varied resorts to choose from all with their own unique features.
Kuredu Resort & Spa This tropical island resort is a hideaway near the capital, a short transfer by seaplane. Take your pick from honeymoon suites, water villas and beach bungalows at this pleasant, quiet getaway. And there are five restaurants from which to choose.
Kurumba This is a lovely little island resort near the capital. It's particularly good for energetic guests, offering tennis courts, a gym, snorkelling and a dive centre. The restaurants serve Japanese, Thai, Italian and Middle Eastern dishes.
Reethi Faru Resort On Raa Atoll, this is an ideal destination for families and foodies. You can pick up Maldivian cooking tips at the open-air grill. The resort opened last November and comprises a series of smart villas, a spa, a games room and a watersports centre.
Reethi Beach Resort Activities galore await at this resort on Baa Atoll. It has a PADI-registered dive centre, watersports centre, floodlit tennis courts, squash courts, badminton courts and a gym. So it suits the sporty. You stay in secluded villas. Supermodel Cara Delevingne spent a week on the island in 2016 with dozens of her friends and family.
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Resort A romantic highlight at this hotel on Baa Atoll is the option of a candlelit Maldivian meal in the resort's kitchen-garden. Spicy dishes are served amid basil and rosemary plants. Afterwards, enjoy a cocktail on the beach before retiring to your thatched villa.
Makunudu Island Resort Located on North Male Atoll, this destination offers night fishing with the locals and your catch will be cooked to perfection in the hotel kitchens. A full range of watersports such as surfing and sailing is available too. This little resort has 36 extremely comfortable thatched bungalows.
Kandima Resort You can dance the night away at the Beach Club bar and enjoy late-night cocktails in cabanas while listening to DJs spinning 'party tunes' at this hip new resort on Dhaalu Atoll. It has 266 colourful studios and villas. And lively as it is, it suits families as well.
You & Me by Cocoon Underwater dining is a fabulous attraction at this new adults-only island resort on Raa Atoll. Watch the fish glide by as you eat. Drink champagne at the Veuve Clicquot bar and try a treatment at the Elizabeth Arden spa. Rooms have a 'rustic chic' look.
Shangri-La Villingili There's only?one complete golf course, a nine-holer, in the Maldives and it's to be found at this resort on Addu Atoll in the far south. Enjoy golf by the equator. Accommodation is in swish villas and there's also a great spa. Supermodel Elle Macpherson spent a week at the hotel in 2016 with her two sons.
Faarfuushi Maldives This is a brand new resort on Raa Atoll that's already a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Group. Infinity pools lead to 'relaxation pavilions' and a spa with a hydro pool.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas The sky's the limit at this resort on Baa Atoll - it's possible to see the stars of both the northern and southern hemispheres - as well as the rings of Saturn - from the hotel's observatory. The resort's plush villas come with plunge pools.
One&Only Reethi Rah Wild turtles lay eggs on the beaches at this resort, and their nests are carefully protected by marine biologists. Tennis, snorkelling and wakeboarding are all available. The resort, with elegantly-furnished villas, is popular among celebrities including the Beckhams and Tom Cruise.
Velaa Private Island In the north of the Maldives on Noonu Atoll, this is one of the most exclusive resorts. Villas have mahogany panel walls, teak furniture, private pools in secluded gardens and dedicated butlers.
Cheval Blanc Randheli Each of the 46 villas at this resort, also on Noonu Atoll, have a 12.5-metre infinity pool. Private butlers, a spa and a tennis island are also features. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent a week here in 2014.
A guided island-hopping holiday is also possible, with deep-sea fishing and meals at local homes. With a maximum group size of 16, the itinerary covers five islands in Male Atoll, staying in simple hotels and catching ferries. A tour of Male is included.
Tom Chesshyre is the author of Gatecrashing Paradise: Misadventures In The Real Maldives (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, £10.99).
First published in the Daily Mail - September 2019
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