Indian Ocean holidays
The Indian Ocean is dotted with idyllic island getaways that are perfect for an indulgent escape, beach holiday or honeymoon.
Whether you come in search of opulent retreats, empty beaches or the opportunity to indulge in some world-class watersports, the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles are ideal luxury holiday spots, with superb accommodation, spa facilities and snorkelling, diving and sailing on the doorstep.
Sri Lanka offers more of the same with the added benefit of some spectacular history and culture as well as wildlife watching opportunities amidst the jungles and hillscapes of the interior.
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The Indian Ocean islands including the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles boast some exeptional, exclusive, luxury beach holiday options, where service and style are as exquisite as the sands the beach resorts stand on, making them ideal escapes and honeymoon destinations.
Travel to the Indian Ocean to find idyllic islands and a selection of natural wonders, especially in Sri Lanka.
The gorgeous bourtique hotels and over-water villas in the Indian Ocean are ideal romantic retreats for people on honeymoon here, with the Maldives, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Sri Lanka all popular choices.
Although some of the Indian Ocean islands have only been inhabited for a relatively brief period, others, including Sri Lanka have a long-standing history and a wealth of cultural attractions to explore.
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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.
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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.
30% early booking discount – Save up to £1140 pp
Book by: 19 July 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.
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