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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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.
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.
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.
Air discount – Save up to £115pp
Book by: 31 January 2020
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.
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30 discount during May-Sep20 (4-19Apr) – Save up to £305pp
Book by: 31 January 2020
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.
Save up to 39%, free half-board on select dates & air offer – Save up to £1,030pp
Book by: 15 February 2020
Luxurious accommodation, a near-endless spread of fine-dining options and two kilometres of powdery white sands – for many, this is the finest resort in Mauritius.
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.
Save up to 30% year round if booked up to 60 days in Advance – Save up to £680pp
Book by: 15 August 2020
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.
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