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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.

Natural World 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

Beach, One&Only Le Saint Géran

Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius

15-day tailor-made journey from £6,695 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 Cities & Beaches

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,055 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 journey from £4,245 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 journey from £2,710 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

Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

7-night luxury holiday from £4,165 pp incl. flights & transfers

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Free half-board & 30% discount for 7 night stays – Save up to £1305 pp
Book by: 31 December 2019

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.

Bedroom at Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Guide price from £3,715 pp incl. flights

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Save up to 30% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 August 2019

Opened in 2011, Raffles Praslin, Seychelles is located on the north-east of the island of Praslin, the second largest granite island in the Seychelles, a short 15-minute flight or 45 minute boat ride from the main island of Mahe. The hotel has an enviable location with direct access to the beach at…

Water Villa

Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

7-night luxury holiday from £3,185 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

40% room discount, all-Inclusive upgrade & air discount – Save up to £1110 pp
Book by: 31 August 2019

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.

Lux* Maldives

Lux* South Ari Atoll, the Maldives

7-night luxury holiday from £2,030 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

35% room discount on select dates Jul-Jan & free half-board – Save up to £450 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

Lux* Maldives provides an experience of sublime beauty, elegance and service, with suites and villas perched over water or scattered along the beach in authentic luxury style. It's all complemented by a stunning array of facilities and gourmet dining experiences.

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