David & Lauren
England, September 2014
What did you like most about Sri Lanka?
Some of the hotels we stayed in: The Wallawwa [Airport], and Ellerton [Kandy] especially.
The elephant safari and Sigiriya rock.
What did you like most about Maldives?
The reef at [Angsana] Ihuru was amazing - we saw reef sharks, sea turtles and stingray.
The setting was superb, weather good and service excellent.
What did you like least about Sri Lanka?
There was a lot of travelling (which we knew before but which was probably more than we wanted).
It was also unfortunate that our first driver/guide [Kapila] was ill although he did organise substitute guides for us.
What did you like least about Maldives?
The bar area on the island [Angsana Ihuru] was closed for refurbishment which was not ideal.
What is your opinion of your accommodation in Sri Lanka?
The Wallawwa [Airport] - Excellent food, accommodation and service. A great start to the trip.
Hotel Sigiriya [Sigiriya] - Slightly tired around the edges but facilities and food okay and view fantastic.
Ellerton [Kandy] - Our favourite. Would highly recommend. Excellent staff and setting great. Would have liked to stay longer.
[Jetwing] Warwick Gardens [Nuwara Eliya] - Great setting but a slight let down for the price. Would not recommend.
Villa Araliya [Airport] - Okay for a night but a bit run down. Staff friendly.
What is your opinion of your accommodation in Maldives?
Accommodation - 4/5
Beach - 4/5
Diving - 4/5
Food - 4/5
Responsible and/or sustainable travel - 3/5
Service - 4/5
Snorkelling - 4/5
Spa - N/A
Transfer to and from airport - 4/5
Overall experience - 5/5
What is your opinion of your chauffeur guide in Sri Lanka?
Unfortunately our first guide [Kapila] was ill. He was therefore unable to show us around Polonnaruwa or up Sigiriya rock. He did organise an alternative guide at both however and did organise a substitute driver when he could no longer continue. The second guide [Niroshan] was on much better form and would highly recommend.
Any other comments?
We would like to say thanks for helping us organise a fantastic honeymoon which we will never forget. We met some great people and saw amazing sights and stayed in fantastic places.
All the logistics/travel plans/timings you arranged worked perfectly and would definitely recommend your firm to friends.