I’m very excited to have joined Scott Dunn as a Caribbean and Indian Ocean specialist. I started my career front of house at the renowned Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxford and have since traveled widely around the world, including Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
My love of skiing led me to work abroad for a number of seasons in a variety of top European ski resorts, including two seasons in Zermatt as a Chalet Manager. However, Barbados was my first real taste of paradise having been very spoiled in visiting the Caribbean on my own family vacations. I joined Scott Dunn in 2010 and have been extremely lucky to see most of our properties in Mauritius, the Seychelles, the Caribbean, and recently 6 islands in the Maldives, which dare I say it, is now my absolute favorite place in the world! Australia's a firm second! I highly recommend Maalifushi by COMO for couples and Niyama for families (where we run a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club). Both are simply superb for style, atmosphere, service and food! I trained as a chef so I’m quite a foodie and have meticulous standards, and the testing of restaurants a very important part of my stay!
What my guests have said
"Scott Dunn have provided excellent service throughout. Lizzie and Rachel have both been fantastic and informative. We couldn't have decided which island to visit without Lizzie's input and she profiled us spot on and matched us to Maalifushi."
"Just landed (club class thanks to you) from an amazing trip you put on for us. I appreciate money talks with vacations but guidance is still the key and the fact you recommended the Oberoi (service off the charts) and Four Seasons that suited all was amazing. Many times in life people don't thank people for delivering a service as they have paid for it but I have to say from day one with 3 families to accommodate from different vintages your patience and happy to help attitude made for a very special trip. Thank you and as Arnie would say 'I will be back'."
"I would just like to thank Rachel Edgar and Lizzie Bray for their wonderful service and for making it so easy and stress free for us. Exactly what I needed whilst i was planning the wedding!"
"I am very pleased with the service we received from Lizzie and others from the UK office."
"Elizabeth Bray and Rachel Edgar were brilliant before and during our vacation. I was nervous about going on a 12 hour flight and to such a hot country with a toddler, but they not only dealt with all my special requests, but surpassed my expectations."
"I must say that no one could have been more friendly, charming and helpful than Lizzie Bray and she has promised to look into another trip for us when she returns from vacation."
"Lizzie Bray was brilliant. Very helpful in every way, thank you! The attitude and overall helpfulness and attentiveness of Lizzie made the whole booking process a trouble-free experience."
"We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua and that the help that Lizzie gave us was very valuable in putting together something that suited us all."
"Dear Lizzie, Just to say we had a really lovely time in Antigua and your recommendation of Nonsuch Bay worked out perfectly, so thank you so much for all your help and we would certainly recommend both the island, resort and your Company in the future."
"The vacation was stunning and everyone had an amazing time. Will definitely use you for our next break. Lizzie was fab....."
"Elizabeth Bray is a true professional. She has the patience of a saint, keeps her humor and kindness at all times. Anyone traveling needs a Lizzie Bray - her attention to detail is incredible, right down to a lovely card waiting for us on our arrival wishing us a happy anniversary. We can't rate her more highly."
"Just to say thank you again for all the hard work in making our trip to the Anahita this year absolutely wonderful. It was seamless from start to finish and the hotel and its staff were amazing and certainly made our vacation a very special one."
"We adored our trip! The kids had a ball and it was very lovely at the Residence. The flights were so worth stopping in Dubai for. I loved Emirates. Thanks so much Lizzie for everything!"
"I value the expertise of Scott Dunn and like the fact that when you ask a representative about a resort, unlike all the other tour operators, Scott Dunn representatives have actually been to the resort and can give you first hand experience. We had a couple of issues initially with the booking but it was all dealt with efficiently and with the professionalism that I expect of Scott Dunn. I will happily book through Scott Dunn again. I think they are the best tour operator."
"Good knowledge of location and hotels."
"Professional, knowledgeable, very polite, and quite simply light years ahead of the competition."
"I do hope to comeback to you in the future as you are the only travel expert we want to deal with."
"Amazing work by Lizzie - she is a STAR along with Dominic - incredible team and we booked because of them. Best service with my changes (of the trip last minute) that I have ever had."
"Extremely helpful & efficient. Knowledgeable about different destinations when booking and good knowledge of hotels which helped us choose. Fantastic attention to details and service."
"Scott Dunn take all the stress and hassle out of vacation. Definitely experts in the field and very client focused - you're almost guaranteed top quality accommodation."
"Lizzie has been great, Friendly, timely, helpful and willing to go the extra mile for each and every inquiry and request."
"Elizabeth made perfect choices for us in Little Good Harbour and Coral Reef Club. She seemed to know what we wanted better than we did ourselves! She worked within our fairly modest budget to find us the very best deal and the perfect hotels for us! It can be daunting booking a honeymoon in a part of the world you've never been and Elizabeth took all the stress out of it for us - throughout we felt in great hands."
"Both Lizzie and Jessica have been excellent in helping us choose a vacation, making arrangements prior and then ironing out a few small issues straight away whilst in resort."
"We have booked our vacations to Mauritius through Lizzie Bray for many years now. I simply would not want to book through anyone else. She is consistently helpful, efficient and a delight to deal with. She goes over and above what you would expect from Scott Dunn and is a complete asset to them. She is very ably backed up by Rachel Edgar, who again has Lizzie's efficiency and nothing is too much trouble to sort. They are a formidable team and I wouldn't want to book through anyone else. I trust what Lizzie Bray says. She is always warm and friendly and at the same time courteous, she has a wealth of knowledge and I just know that nothing will go wrong when I book through her,"
"Lizzie has been an absolute super star. She understood me, my likes and dislikes and made suggestions around these. She was fundamental to creating a dream honeymoon."
"My overall comment is one of appreciation for excellent customer service. The recommendation of the hotel and its service lived up to the comments made by your members of staff. We had a wonderful vacation and would like to return. Lizzie in particular was excellent."
"Lizzie in particular was excellent."
"Lizzie was extremely helpful and informative allowing us to have the perfect vacation."
"I don't know where to start. From the beginning to the very end, our stay at the Shanti Maurice was perfection in every way. Thanks to Elizabeth Bray and John Spence at Scott Dunn, for suggesting this superb experience."
"Many thanks Lizzie. It's been a very refreshing experience booking with you. I'm normally hands on and do everything myself. With so much going on in my life at the moment, I decided to outsource for the first time....and it was well worth it :)"
"Lizzie was very friendly, efficient, responsive and understanding. Travel documents were comprehensive, clear and accessible. Scott Dunn can be relied on completely. That matters, particularly when the destination is an unfamiliar one."
"Elizabeth Bray could not have suggested a better hotel for me and my family with Shanti Maurice! I was enquiring about another hotel initially - we visited it - thank goodness we were not staying there - it certainly was not my type of hotel at all!"
Favourite places I've been
- At NIYAMA in the Maldives, have lunch at the underwater Restaurant called Subsix and see all of the stunning marine life swim by whilst you eat!
My hot picks
I highly recommend Carlisle Bay, as they just seem to get everything right with lovely little touches like afternoon tea each day, your own cool box with ice and bottled water placed on a table next to your sun lounger on the beach and 11am fruit kebabs.
This ia a high end exquisite hotel, which feels more than 5 stars, yet so friendly and not at all pretentious this is the most perfect place to stay! Not to mention the food is out of this world.