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.
Carter great as ever!
You go the extra mile and do what you say you're going to do.
Carter was excellent. We had the best holiday ever. Having used you for many years we are always delighted. The hotel was perfect and Carter understood exactly what we were looking for. We always recommend DialAflight to others.
All the arrangements went well. The assïstance for Mr Noble were all in place and we cannot speak highly enough of the arrangements you made. We have no hesitation in recommending you.
We have used DialAFlight for many years and I can honestly say I would never use another travel agent
Everything was lovely, the flights the hotel and we will be booking with DialAFlight again
Tristan came up with the goods recommending Qatar Airways for our trip - they were superb in every way, knocking BA into a cocked hat!
Seamless as always. Wonderful tour, guide/driver and hotels in Sri Lanka. Lily Beach proved to be the paradise it always is. Thank you Josh and Ed. We will definitely be using DialAFlight in the future.
The holiday to the Maldives went like a dream. Perfect in every way. Thank you Theo for all your help.
Harvey and his team were excellent
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.
As usual, a trouble free and fabulous holiday - thanks Kylie!
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.
Thank you Archie - thank you for your help!
Otis is a great help not only in organising but following through as the holiday approaches
Marshall was a great help when booking our holiday to the Maldives and he was always a joy to talk to.
Thanks Frank. Another great holiday. I have already recommended friends.
Excellent as always
Amazing personalised service. Highly recommend
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.