Pauline, Chris, Clive & Anita

England, January 2019

What did you like most about Sri Lanka?

The friendly people, lovely varied scenery, culture, wildlife and excellent accommodation.

What did you like most about Maldives?

Snorkelling, warm beautiful sea. [Filitheyo Island Resort]

What did you like least about Sri Lanka?

Yala National Park was overcrowded and badly managed.

What did you like least about Maldives?


What is your opinion of your accommodation in Sri Lanka?

Wonderful. All hotels were individual and very different. We liked them all for different reasons. Probably our favourite was Buckingham Place [Tangalle], though 98 Arcres [Resort, Ella] came a close second.

How would you rate your resort in Maldives?

Accommodation – Good (4/5)

Beach – Good (4/5)

Diving – N/A

Food – Satisfactory (3/5)

Responsible and/or sustainable travel – Good (4/5)

Service – Satisfactory (3/5)

Snorkelling – Very good (5/5)

Spa – N/A

Transfer (seaplane) – Very good (5/5)

Overall experience – No rating given

What is your opinion of your chauffeur guide in Sri Lanka?

Excellent. Ravi was a super guide and driver. He enhanced our experience in every way, suggesting changes to the itinerary so we could avoid crowds for example.

What is your opinion of your flights to and from Sri Lanka?

They were fine. [SriLanka Airlines - Economy Class]

Any other comments?

We really enjoyed our holiday and thought the itinerary worked out for us by Tikalanka was perfect. The accommodation in Sri Lanka was exceptional. We loved staying with Pathi and his family in Kandy [Hanthana House].

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