The islands of the Indian Ocean are gorgeous getaways with spectacular beaches; destinations in the Maldives such as Fuvahmulah, Kaafu Atoll and Lohifushi Island are especially spectacular.
There are a number of natural wonders in Sri Lanka too. The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, so called because of its amazing natural beauty has a wealth of natural wonders; Aberdeen Falls plunge 322ft, Hortan Plains National Park is renowned for the rich biodiversity found here, Sigiriya is a large stone and ancient rock fortress made from a single spire jutting 200m above the surrounding plains and Unawatuna boasts some exceptional beaches and corals.
These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your natural world holiday in the Indian Ocean by adding a beach holiday or excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.
Our top itineraries for Indian Ocean Natural World 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.
A week-long trip to Sri Lanka, including the Sinharaja Rainforest, Yala National Park, and whale and dolphin watching on the south coast
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.