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Last minute questions - Travel and Restaurants

I am very excited as we are off on honeymoon to Kuramathi on Sunday, and I am just hoping I haven't forgotten anything!

So questions -

We are travelling with Kuoni and in our travel docs it says we need to take our marriage certificate with us to prove that we are on honeymoon. Does anyone know if this is true?

We are currently booked into a BV but apparently are guaranteed an upgrade as we booked so early, anyone else had this and what did you get?

How good are the restaurants at providing Gluten Free foods or being able to inform guests what does/doesn't have gluten in? I am intolerant, so can have some, but don't really want to spoil the honeymoon by feeling rubbish!

We are also thinking about doing the sunset cruise, is it worth it?

Thanks in advance

(I have loved all the advice I have managed to find on here so far!)

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1. Re: Last minute questions - Travel and Restaurants

Cant be definitive about the certificate but i do know a lot orf people who try things on to get freebies so better safe than sorry.

You should get an upgrade as an early freebie...... the DBV is the one to get and is the room grade above urs - take it!!!

If you are going select AI it should be easier to find out the gluten thing. The website menus state which are veggie and contain nuts. The buffets might be trickier. If i were you i would e -mail the resort now and let them know your requirements. Generally the chefs on all islands are very very good in catering for individual requirements so let them know. Forewarned is forearmed. We did the sunset cruise as part of the AI package and it was nice to get off the island for a few hours. We saw dolphins and had some sparkly wine

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2. Re: Last minute questions - Travel and Restaurants

You will have to take the certificate for a good reason not a bad one ie some sort of gift like champagne or fruit, so take it. It's not they want to prove you are married before you share a room:-)) you don't have to take it, but it may mean you miss out on something.

As for gluten free, just like anwhere else in the world,you will likely have to ask. However emailing them is not a bad idea, but you should be able to identify these foods yourself most of the time, as I guess you have lived with it and are used to taking responsibility for it, so meat, eggs, salads etc will be fine, especially if you can consume small quantities, if you are asking can they prepare gluten free meals with specialised gluten free products, then remember this is a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean and ingredients are not that easy to come by,

Sunset cruise,,absolutely worth it.:-))

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3. Re: Last minute questions - Travel and Restaurants

Our documents said we also had to take our certificate but didn't get asked for it. The candlelit meal is a bit miss sold there isn't a candle in sight, just an egg shaped light in the center of the table.

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4. Re: Last minute questions - Travel and Restaurants

You may not be asked for the certificate, but as there has been fraud of people taking advantage of honeymoon offers,it's posible that the resorts ask for it more often...

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5. Re: Last minute questions - Travel and Restaurants

Thanks guys! That is really helpful! I dont expect GF products, though it would be nice! I have already looked at some of the menus so have got some ideas already of what to expect!


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