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Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean holidays

Overview

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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Essential experiences in the Indian Ocean

Anse Lazio beach, Praslin island, Seychelles

Beach holidays

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.

Nature Holidays

Travel to the Indian Ocean to find idyllic islands and a selection of natural wonders, especially in Sri Lanka.

Honeymoons

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.

History and culture

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.

Spa holidays

The Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles are perfectly set up to cater for people looking to soothe away everyday stresses on a luxury spa break.

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Top itineraries in the Indian Ocean

One&Only Le Saint Géran

Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius

15-day tailor-made holiday from £6,995 pp incl. flights

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.

Local fishermen at Unawatuna, near Galle

Sri Lanka’s West Coast Highlights

10-day tailor-made holiday from £1,995 pp incl. flights

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.

Baros Maldives

Sri Lanka & The Maldives

16-day tailor-made holiday from £4,260 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.

Beach, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made holiday from £2,730 pp incl. flights

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.

Top offers in the Indian Ocean

Oberoi Mauritius

The Oberoi, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £2,300 pp incl. flights & transfers

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Rate discount for stays 08Jan-30Nov20 – Save up to £1,270pp
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.

Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £2,165 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

Save up to 30% year round if booked up to 60 days in Advance – Save up to £680pp
Book by: 15 August 2020

With its Chi spa and Bernhard Langer-designed golf course, this long-time island favourite brings the best in contemporary luxury to Mauritius’ Trou d’Eau Douce Bay.

Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

7-night luxury holiday from £3,725 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

40% Summer discount for travel period May-Oct20 – Save up to £1,750pp
Book by: 31 July 2020

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.

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Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

7-night luxury holiday from £3,375 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

30% villa discount & free half-board during selected dates – Save up to £935pp
Book by: 16 July 2020

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is a luxury all villa-resort set amidst banyan trees and lush vegetation on powder-white sand beaches. There are seven styles of accommodation to choose from beach and ocean villas to tree house villas.

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