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
A tailor-made journey through Sri Lanka, visiting its most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches as you explore Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and more. Discover white-sand beaches, verdant tea plantations and architectural wonders dating back to the 11th century.
From sweeping tea plantations to UNESCO-listed treasures and the wildlife of the Yala National Park, spend two memorable weeks exploring the history, culture and beaches of this Indian Ocean gem, a land of smiles that's long made it a travellers' favourite.
Explore Sri Lanka's temple-filled plains and national parks, home to elephants and rare leopards, before relaxing on Passikudah's dazzling white-sands. Along the way you'll stay at some of the country's finest hotels.
Top offers for Indian Ocean Beach holidays
Save 20% if booked 60 days prior to arrival (selected dates) – Save up to £210 pp
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Situated amid the white-sands beauty of the Le Morne Peninsula, this chic Beachcomber resort is set against a backdrop of forested mountains and one of Mauritius' best golf courses. There's also a Clarins spa, a kids' club and dining venues showcase flavours both Continental and Creole.
15% discount for stays 28Jun-19Aug, 02Sep-20Dec18 – Save up to £635 pp
Book by: 20 December 2018
The tree-house villas of the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles perch on a jungled hillside overlooking the sparkling green coastline of Petit Anse on the island of Mahé.
Up to 40% early booking discount year round – Save up to £1190 pp
Book by: 30 September 2019
The Constance Lemuria of Praslin, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, resembles a lost paradise of lush vegetation, untouched for centuries - and yet offers super facilities, an 18-hole championship golf course and three gorgeous stretches of beach.
Book 45 days prior to arrival and receive a 30% discount – Save up to £565 pp
Book by: 11 November 2018
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.