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Indian Ocean Beach holidays

Beach holidays in the Indian Ocean

Introduction

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

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,625 pp incl. flights

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.

Best of Sri Lanka

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,735 pp incl. flights

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.

Treasures of Northern Sri Lanka & East Coast

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,915 pp incl. flights

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.

Sri Lanka & The Maldives

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,390 pp incl. flights

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.

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Top offers for Indian Ocean Beach holidays

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Contemporary resort from £1,890 pp

Special
offer

Save 20% if booked 60 days prior to arrival (selected dates) – Save up to £210 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018

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.

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles

Contemporary resort from £4,275 pp

Special
offer

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.

Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Contemporary resort from £2,720 pp

Special
offer

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.

Constance Ephélia Resort Seychelles

Contemporary resort from £2,500 pp

Special
offer

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.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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