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
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.
Visiting Sri Lanka's most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches in utter luxury, enjoying the services of a private driver throughout and staying in only the finest hotels. Think beach villas and palatial country manors.
A week-long trip to Sri Lanka, including the Sinharaja Rainforest, Yala National Park, and whale and dolphin watching on the south coast