From the crystal clear waters of the Maldives and the jungle covered mountains in Mauritius to the lush greenery of the Seychelles and Sri Lanka's cultural sights, there's something to suit everyone in the Indian Ocean. The colourful coral, exotic marine life and underwater wrecks make the Maldives a snorkeller's and diver's haven, while the award-winning spas and dazzling white beaches make this island nation heaven on earth. Championship golf courses, action-packed kids clubs, mouthwatering street food and 5 Star service are all waiting to be discovered in Mauritius, while those seeking a diverse holiday in paradise will enjoy exploring some of the world's best beaches, shimmering lagoons and lush forests while island hopping in the Seychelles. Sri Lanka, known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, offers an experience like no other, thanks to a myriad of cultural sights, an abundance of wildlife, cascading waterfalls, lush tea plantations and palm-fringed golden beaches.
From the pure white sands of the Maldives and the granitic islands of the Seychelles to an abundance of water sports in Mauritius and cultural discovery in Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean islands are perfect for both an action-packed or a laid-back tropical escape.
Welcome to the Maldives, a myriad of little islands straddling the equator, where the sands are as white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream and where the warm rays of the sun await. Each island resort is reached by speedboat or seaplane and is blessed with relatively deserted beaches of the softest powder-white sand and is surrounded by shallow, yet brilliant blue, lagoons and colourful coral reefs. Below the ocean is a unique world waiting to be discovered, a kaleidoscope of over 900 species of exotic fish, turtles, sharks, dolphins, whales and manta rays - a haven for divers. Exclusive island hideaways with beach or over-water villas and award-winning spas are the perfect honeymoon escape, while a wide variety of water sports offer activities for the whole family to enjoy.Discover More
Once the haunt of pirates, this tropical island paradise is now best known for its luxurious hotels, dazzling white beaches and sparkling turquoise lagoons. However, there's much more to Mauritius that's just waiting to be discovered: rugged mountains, colonial towns, quaint fishing villages, abundant water sports, award-winning spas, Championship golf courses and gourmet cuisine. It's also a great place to travel with children; the amusement parks, wildlife encounters and museums provide hours of entertainment for both little and big kids.Discover More
Imagine paradise and thoughts instantly turn to the Seychelles. This archipelago of 115 stunningly beautiful islands, just below the equator, sparkle in the middle of the Indian Ocean and are one of the world's greatest natural treasures. Deserted, pristine, dazzling-white beaches framed by granite boulders, shimmering turquoise lagoons, swaying emerald coconut palms, warm tropical breezes, lush forests and stunningly colourful underwater life await guests. Each of the islands are unique and exhibit an individual charm, personality and atmosphere of their own. Island-hopping is the best way to explore and many choose to take a day excursion to one of the inner granite islands or stay at one of the exotic island hideaway resorts. This is a place where natural purity and authenticity are perfectly cocooned from the hustle and bustle of modern life. A place where tranquillity and simplicity can be found and innocence rediscovered. A place like no other, and another world entirely.Discover More
Floating just off the southern coast of India, Sri Lanka is a country of diverse beauty, nicknamed the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Discover hundreds of cultural sights (including eight World Heritage sites), an abundance of wildlife, colonial architecture, cascading waterfalls, golden beaches, misty mountain tops, enchanting valleys, lush tea plantations, tropical rain forests and charming hospitality from the locals. Whether relaxing on beautiful beaches or discovering the island's colourful heritage, Sri Lanka offers incredible choices that deliver the perfect holiday.Discover More