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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

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

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,795 pp incl. flights

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.

Sri Lankan Wildlife and Whales

9-day tailor-made journey from £2,165 pp incl. flights

A week-long trip to Sri Lanka, including the Sinharaja Rainforest, Yala National Park, and whale and dolphin watching on the south coast

Best of Sri Lanka

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,560 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £420 pp
Book by: 15 October 2018

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.

Treasures of Northern Sri Lanka & East Coast

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,915 pp incl. flights

Explore Sri Lanka's temple-filled plains and national parks, home to elephants and rare leopards, before relaxing on Passikudah's dazzling white-sands. Along the way you'll stay at some of the country's finest hotels.

Top offers in the Indian Ocean

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Contemporary resort from £1,895 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Up to 40% discount & free half-board between 04May-21Sep19 – Save up to £620 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

Following an extensive renovation, this long-time island favourite brings the best in contemporary luxury to Mauritius’ Trou d’Eau Douce Bay. Complete your stay with a holistic treatment at the Chi Spa or work on your swing at the resort’s own Bernhard Langer-designed golf course.

Best of Sri Lanka

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,560 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £420 pp
Book by: 15 October 2018

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.

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Contemporary resort from £1,725 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save 20% if booked 60 days prior to arrival (selected dates) – Save up to £350 pp
Book by: 25 September 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.

Lux* South Ari Atoll, the Maldives

Contemporary resort from £2,225 pp incl. flights

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offer

25% hotel discount & air discount offer on selected dates – Save up to £510 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

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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