Born out of a life-long desire to unveil the beauty of our treasured island home with the world, we began our journey as Golden Isle Travels, two decades* ago. Reflecting the passion of our founders Mrs Paddy Paul, and a hotelier partner – both respected veterans in the Sri Lankan Tourism industry, the company focussed on creating a crafted, curated product to meet individual needs. The goal to be distinctive, to stand apart from the rest and be identified as a destination specialist with a difference is a philosophy, we continue to follow.
It is our firm belief that a dream vacation cannot be copied. So, we see each inquiry we receive with fresh eyes; see it as an opportunity to share the wonders of our island in a unique and unforgettable way. To do so, we have gathered what we call our ‘box of treasures’ – little gems we have uncovered during our extensive forays around the island in search of them. As we do not imitate, or follow the paths well worn, we have the flexibility needed to provide once-in-a-lifetime journeys to each of our guests.
Mrs Paddy Paul – the continuing strength and the driving force behind Golden Isle today, is renowned for the innovative MICE programmes she created and respected for the improvements she initiated in that sector. Her experience and expertise in the travel industry is unmatched in Sri Lanka. She is ably supported by a dedicated team who follow her ethos of being ‘hands-on’ and personal. From the first inquiry to the last goodbye we ensure that every request is met to the best of our ability, every detail is attended to, and every journey and experience is a lasting memory made.