Beach holidays in the Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean islands are exclusive, expensive places to take a luxury beach holiday, often in conjunction with a honeymoon or particularly special escape. Holidays in the Maldives, Mauritius holidays, trips to the Seychelles and holidays in Sri Lanka usually focus on the beach and the amenities that can be found there and you'll be spoilt for choice when choosing white sand stretches. The best beaches in the Indian Ocean include:
- Nalaguraidhoo Island in the Maldives has a powder soft sand beach encircling it and a nearby reef ideal for diving.
- Ile Aux Cerfs in Mauritius is a small island with gorgeous sugar-white beaches and in-shore reefs alive with marine life.
- Anse Source d'Argent in the Seychelles curls around the island of La Digue, with the pink sands backed by giant boulders.
- Unawatuna in Sri Lanka inspired the Hindu epic Ramayana and its palm-fringed shore remains utterly spectacular.
These are just a handful of the options available though. Additionally, tailor-make your beach holiday in the Indian Ocean by adding a cruise or excursion to create a truly sensational escape; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.
Our top itineraries for Indian Ocean Beach holidays
Discover city greats, the Big Five and white-sand beaches in style, enjoying everything from an all-inclusive safari to indulgent dining and stays in southern Africa's finest properties.
In the company of your own driver/guide, you’ll explore the Dutch-colonial gems and stunning Indian Ocean beaches of Sri Lanka’s southwest corner, taking in Colombo, Galle and Bentota.
Offering idyllic islands, scenic splendour and cultural encounters, this best-of-both tour shows off both Sri Lanka and the Maldives at their absolute finest. Enjoy the sparkle of the Indian Ocean and stroll past giant-sized recumbent Buddhas in this tailor-made journey.
Top offers for Indian Ocean Beach holidays
Free half-board & 30% discount for 7 night stays – Save up to £1305 pp
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Huvafen Fushi is a 5-star resort set on its own private lagoon - the perfect escape into paradise. This chic and contemporary resort is modest in scale and provides guests with a haven of peace and tranquillity.
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Opened in 2011, Raffles Praslin, Seychelles is located on the north-east of the island of Praslin, the second largest granite island in the Seychelles, a short 15-minute flight or 45 minute boat ride from the main island of Mahe. The hotel has an enviable location with direct access to the beach at…
35% discount from 04Jul19-05Jan20 & free half-board – Save up to £450 pp
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Lux* Maldives provides an experience of sublime beauty, elegance and service, with suites and villas perched over water or scattered along the beach in authentic luxury style. It's all complemented by a stunning array of facilities and gourmet dining experiences.
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Only opened in 2010 and set in 296 acres of lush and rare vegetation by two of Mahé’s most beautiful beaches – and overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay – Constance Ephélia Resort is already the envy of the archipelago.