The best holiday we have had - well organised and just what we wanted
Excellent service from Darren
Mark delivers well, as always.
In terms of ease of booking and transfers being seamless DialAFlight were great. The only issue we had was that the resort became very heavily populated with children half way through our stay. This was a honeymoon and at times the resort felt like a creche. It might be better to give a bit more information to the client as to the type or resort it is likely to be. Apart from this the holiday was lovely
Stuart got everything correct for us as always.
BA flight check-in is awful but you're great
Leah is incredible. So patient with us while we are trying to find our perfect destination and then always happy to answer my ongoing questions!
Amazing trip to the Maldives organised by Stacey. Thank you again for such an incredible holiday. You’re the best!
Scott answered all questions and made sure I had all documents and no final questions which was added reassurance of your commitment to customer service. Resort excellent and all travel arrangements went smoothly. Mny of my family and friends have been recommended to you so please keep it up.
Scott is always helpful and knowledgeable about destination and makes the whole process less stressful.
Had a lovely time - perfectly organised
Rupert advised us perfectly - the holiday was amazing!
10/10 for Dexter once again. Absolute pleasure to deal with and it goes without saying I’ll be contacting him again without hesitation to plan my next trip.
Great to have someone on the end of the line for reassurance if needed. They come back to you when they say they will.
All went to plan travelwise
Nicole is one amazing lady, have dealt with her for many years
All your staff are very helpful and friendly
Michelle came recommended to me by a work friend. We wanted something special as it was our honeymoon and she really helped us find the holiday of our dreams. Once we had agreed on the package, Michelle arranged everything. The process was so slick and straightforward I have already passed her details on to friends
Very efficient service as always.
Dominic - great personal service, thank you
Jacob, thanks as always for your help. Always end up changing things which you accommodate efficiently or asking questions as I did whilst away recently and you always respond very promptly.
Great service as usual. Very happy
Kieran was fantastic as always. Everything went smoothly with all six flights and hotel was more than we expected. Absolutely stunning.
Troy is fab!
Philip is superb. Shows some exceptional diligence that makes you feel calm when spending a lot of money!
Amazing personalised service from start to finish. Andrew looked after every issue and the holiday was planned to perfection!
Mason was absolutely superb and went above and beyond what I would expect from a travel agent, and when he wasn't around anyone else I spoke to was always so helpful.
Kept us informed of any changes along the way
The service with DialaFlight is second to none. I asked for a Maldives holiday which was what I had planned to take from my retirement money from work. After speaking to Jordan, he recommended a different island to meet my needs. He got a beach bungalow for us within budget and it was just perfect. He contacted us before we went to ensure everything went well and answered some last minute questions. He is excellent and very caring in his job and I wouldn't hesitate to book either flights or full package with DialAFlight again. This company is amazing and competitive with prices.
We would thoroughly recommend the Jacussi Beach bungalows on Vilamendhoo.(north side). They have immediate access to a great house reef and benefit from both the sunshine all day on the beach and also shade. They are situated in the adults only section which has its own restaurant and pool. Food was excellent.
As we were waiting for our flight to the Maldives to be called, I started to have a few serious doubts about my sanity. Here I was, heading halfway round the world with three youngsters who find it absolutely impossible to stay still for even a minute.
What's more, we were flying to an island that I feared might be just too small for a whole week's stay.
We'd heard that Kandima Maldives - on part of the Dhaalu Atoll - was different from the usual five-star luxury honeymoon spots. It is billed as a four-star lifestyle resort - on a lush tropical island with a large natural lagoon - and what particularly attracted us was the promise of an exhaustive list of activities for both adults and children.
Still, this, our first foreign beach holiday in 12 years, was a bit of a gamble. But we got off to a very good start. Before the flip-flops had even come out of our suitcases, Sarah, 11, discovered that at 4pm they turn on the water at Kandiland, a kids' club which has a large wet play area. And parents can have peace of mind by knowing that the Kids' Club here is supervised by a multilingual team of fully qualified child carers.
After getting soaked and bouncing on the trampoline for a while, she scanned the Kandiland itinerary and signed up for candy-floss making, Maldivian drumming, rock painting, an art class and mocktail mixing.
George, 17, was itching to go on a jet ski, but when he declared it was the only activity he would try, my heart sank - because my husband Gavin and I had set our hearts on mojitos by the pool.
However, all was not lost. George discovered Burn, Kandima's fully equipped air-conditioned gym - he's sports-mad and cannot waver from his intense training schedule, so this was a real godsend.
He also joined us on a sunset fishing trip, landed a red snapper and ate it for lunch the next day.
I worried about the food on offer before we left the UK, as our children are fussy eaters. We always argue about where to eat and there would plainly be no McDonald's, Starbucks or Burger King available at Kandima.
We were on an all-inclusive package, which included all meals in the resort's self-serve Flavour restaurant - and fortunately the choice on offer there was immense.
They had everything from a full English breakfast through to curries, freshly griddled fish and a dizzying array of salads. In fact, Sarah and her 15-year-old sister Alice were both so inspired by the food at Kandima that they were only too happy to sign up for a pizza-making class. We also had high tea in the Deli - known as K Tea.
There are a number of other restaurants and bars including Azure, which has a chic beach house atmosphere and provides casual dining by day and elegant Mediterranean dishes by night.
Sea Dragon has excellent authentic Chinese
cuisine, served family-style. To end the evening in some style, with exotic
cocktails, there is the ultra cool
Forbidden Bar where DJs are in action late into the night.
Sea Dragon has excellent authentic Chinese cuisine, served family-style. To end the evening in some style, with exotic cocktails, there is the ultra cool Forbidden Bar where DJs are in action late into the night.
For perfect steaks, fresh fish and incredible sunset views, Smoked restaurant was the place. Guests dine al fresco here, and the food is prepared barbecue style.
The temperatures in the Maldives tend to hover around 28–30°C (82–86°F). We liked to stick to the shaded areas, of which there were plenty to be found, until about 3pm. Thankfully, our Sky Studio with interconnecting rooms was blissfully air-conditioned. It was also spotlessly clean, modern and had a vast bathroom. Best of all, it had a balcony, complete with a swing seat, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Of course, no parent needs me to tell them that a holiday with the kids is never really a total break, but our trip can only be described as a huge success.
George, Alice and Sarah were happily exhausted at the end of each day and us adults even found that we could manage to grab the odd siesta.
For all of us, Kandima turned out to be exactly the right mix of paradise and practicality.
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