I am planning my honeymoon to the Maldives, and received a quote from http://www.elegancemaldives.com
Has anyone booked through them before?
Never heard of them. They look to be a local Maldivian agent, and whilst I'm sure some of them are very good, I've had a bad experience with one of them and learnt that it is best to book with an agent somewhere that has some form of consumer protection (search for Atoll Paradise on the forum!).
The agents used by regulars on the forum include Purely Maldives, Simply Maldives and Magic of Maldives. They are based in the UK but deal with international customers and offer great service and experience.
First time I heard it. Safer to book with a well recommended agent.
jennifernz022-I was also considering booking hotel accommodation with Elegance Paradise-slightly less expensive than booking.com. Did you receive any feedback if they are genuine/reliable?
Thanks in advance.
Morriceg- are you looking at Resort islands? If so a Maldives specialist in the UK will most likely be cheaper than booking.com
I was very apprehensive as well because there rates were over 2000 cheaper than any other booking web site that I could find. I asked them lots of questions and told them my concerns and they assured me that they were legitimate. So I went for it gave me my credit card info and as promised within 24 hours I had a booking number that I then confirmed with the hotel. And everything they said was indeed correct.
I think you can only really recommend or otherwise once the trip is over. Anyone can answer questions and emails and give assurances. It has happened in the past with other agencies that the booking has been made, confirmed by the hotel and so everything looked koshe but then the booking was cancelled and no refund was made to the client.
Hopefully all is well with this company but personally I would rather be safe than sorry.
Did anyone in this forum actually go ahead with a booking through Elegance Paradise? If so, would you mind advising if they were a legitimate company and was your booking succesful?
ThanksEdited: 14 February 2017, 09:56
booked with elegance paradise and got my booking confirmation for niyama resort with this elegance paradise.. and got my booking confirmation 4 days after i paid the total amount. now my family and i cant wait to go to this beautiful paradise!!Edited: 10 March 2017, 10:02
Is your booking confirmation from the agent or the resort. I would want to know that the money had been paid over to the resort as you cannot be sure until that is done. I hope all goes well and it would be helpful if you could report back to the forum after your trip to reassure others.
Hmm, post 8, joined today and already seems to have had one post removed/deleted, wouldn't hold your breath for a response Dianna but agree with what you say.