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
Rate discount for stays 08Jan-30Nov20 – Save up to £1940 pp
Book by: 30 November 2020
The Oberoi Mauritius, a luxury resort in Turtle Bay on the north-west coast of Mauritius, reflects the islands rich multicultural heritage, blending stone, wood and thatch within its 20-acre subtropical gardens. The resort overlooks a turquoise lagoon and has a 600-metre beach.
Save up to 30% year round if booked up to 60 days in Advance – Save up to £795 pp
Book by: 15 August 2020
Following an extensive renovation, this long-time island favourite brings the best in contemporary luxury to Mauritius’ Trou d’Eau Douce Bay. Complete your stay with a holistic treatment at the Chi Spa or work on your swing at the resort’s own Bernhard Langer-designed golf course.
Up to 30% discount during Nov-22Dec19 & May-Oct20 – Save up to £495 pp
Book by: 15 August 2020
Just a few paces from the water's edge, the accommodation at Baros Maldives is something of a picturesque fantasy, with a number of superb restaurants, villas on stilts and truly outstanding dining and relaxation areas.
Free half-board & 30% discount for 7 night stays – Save up to £1765 pp
Book by: 31 December 2019
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.