BA outbound flights were not up to standard, inbound much better
My travel went very smoothly, couldn’t have asked for more.
We couldn't have wished for a better service. We were looked after incredibly well every step of the way by Daniel Webb. Our resort was beautiful, the transfers were managed well and we couldn't have wished for a better holiday. As regular customers of DialAFlight, we know we can always rely on you to provide a great service and lots of helpful advice.
Rupert and team were phenomenal. Thanks so much
Thank you Jason!
Justin was fabulous- personal touch, great communication - absolutely brilliant service
The best and only travel agent I use. Always a great deal, great service and very competitive. My agent is the best !
Perfect handling of my holiday from start to finish. Thanks again Ross for all you do.
The service was top notch help when need. Prompted about things that needed to be done. Out of hours service is a help in a pinch. Start to finish A1 service
Too many times airlines change flight times which happened twice to us. More pressure should be put on airlines to financially compensate for this. I can't fault DialAFlight.
Everything was sorted and worked like clockwork. We had the best honeymoon and didn’t have to arrange a thing.
Orlando was a star as always. From the original enquiry to just before we departed he kept in contact and made us feel that we were always in his mind. Great service from a very helpful employee
Fabulous holiday with room we wanted. Thanks as ever, Kylie. We had a great time. Not being a whizz on the computer, we found the Maldivian health online form a bit of a challenge. It worked much better on our phone, in the end.
Mark was very professional and gave us all the information that we needed for a successful and stress free trip
Very good service all round but it would have been really beneficial to have had our passenger ticket numbers earlier than the day of departure. This would have enabled us to check in online 24 hours before departure rather than on the day itself
Service was brilliant. Always updated when needed and contact with Niall was always quick and easy if we had any queries. Would definitely recommend and we will be using again to book our holidays
Amelia is excellent, always willing to help!
Had a great holiday, thank you for an amazing time
Not overly impressed with BA Premium Economy.
Great customer service
Arthur is the dream maker of DialAFlight
Yet another well organised holiday. Over 15 trips with DialAFlight and they never fail to deliver .
Troy Morris always does an excellent Job
Stacey arranged an amazing holiday for us!
Another wonderful trip organised for us by Eric. Can’t wait to rebook again soon!
Outstanding service from the outset. We had some difficulties due to personal reasons meaning our holiday had to change twice. Harvey was nothing put patient, courteous and professional. Out holiday was fantastic and went smoothly. I will definitely use again and would recommend to others.
John Huff arranged another perfect holiday for us. From start to finish he thought of everything. It’s so nice to travel stress free. The resort he chose was absolutely perfect. Big thank you's!
Over the moon with the experience from start to finish. We will definitely use you guys again.
100% perfect! Well done
Check in reminder for return flight would have been helpful but other than that DialAFlight delivered the goods yet again. Have been using them for over 10 years and their calm, professional and efficient service is always so much appreciated. A special thanks to Gino on this trip. It went like a dream in spite of some irritating last minute changes made by me.
Perhaps we were mad to go back to the Maldives 20 years after honeymooning there. We remembered it as deliciously romantic, with impossibly white sand and turquoise seas. Bounty Bar stuff. We were young and in the first flush of love – and now we are 50-something.
This time, we picked JA Manafaru because it promised a level of luxury we couldn't possibly have afforded when we got married.
You get a choice of a secluded beach bungalow hidden in the jungle undergrowth with its own private plunge pool and sectioned-off area of beach; or a water villa suspended on stilts over the crystal clear water. Oh, all right then.
I'd always hankered after the idea of stepping off private decking into your own personal bit of sea. In addition we have a hot tub, outdoor shower, a glass floor in the bedroom to watch fish below and a secluded black-tiled infinity pool on the deck.
On our honeymoon island there had been one restaurant with a one-choice menu each day.
But here we have seven options: White Orchid for Asian fusion, Ocean Grill for seafood and steaks served right on the beach, Andiamo for pizza and pasta beside a calm, dark green jungle swimming pool, Infinity, serving salads and sandwiches, Kakuni for a gourmet breakfast spread, The Cellar for dinner and prestigious wines and Horizon Lounge for fabulous smoothies.
We'd gained a few pounds and a few grey hairs since we were last in the Maldives, and the islands have changed too. First time around we chummed-up with other honeymooners on the beach. Now, although we are told the resort is almost full, we stroll the whole island - which is 800 metres long and 600 metres wide - without seeing a soul.
It was on our first honeymoon that I noticed a fundamental difference between me and my beloved - he can happily spend hours lying about in the sun, whereas I need to keep busy.
I won't deny our differences have been the source of stern words over the years. But this is a special holiday, so all bets are off.
We have the options of windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding, water-skiing and scuba diving, but I book twice daily yoga sessions and leave Jon studiously 'tanning his edges' at the beach, to join the resort's marine biologist on a snorkelling trip.
I am rewarded by the appearance of a huge pod of wild dolphins pirouetting out of the water and performing wonderful synchronised manoeuvres below us – one more item from my bucket list unexpectedly getting a tick alongside it.
You won't find many Maldivian resorts without a spa, and JA Manafaru is no exception. After a rigorous side-by-side couples massage, we are ushered into a side room where a huge round bed has been scattered with petals and bamboo spelling out 'happy second honeymoon'.
Well, inviting indeed. Perhaps 20 years ago we might have thrown the petals aside and caution to the wind, but my husband's massage has rendered him monosyllabic and I still have the imprint of the bed etched on my face. But it was a nice thought.
But later, with a glass of champagne, no kids, incredible comfort and doting attention, I don't mind confessing that the earth shakes - just a little.
Yes, we could have arranged to renew our vows; we could have booked a 'romantic cruise on a love dhoni' - a dhoni is a sailing boat with an auxiliary motor that is unique to the Maldives and has played a significant part in transport between the islands – not to mention romance.
But when the sand is so white and the sea so blue and you don't have to worry about a thing, a place like this could wring romance out of a stone.
First published in the Daily Mail - April 2019
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