Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world’s oceans, covering 19.8% of the water on the Earth’s surface, and houses some of the world’s most beautiful islands and bustling cities.

The region is famous for yoga and meditation retreats, unique wildlife, amazing cuisine, and fascinating culture, and birthed a practise called Ayurveda. Based on herbs and diet, this 5,000-year-old practise was the region’s only medical treatment method until the introduction of western medicine in the 1800’s and is still used today.

One of the smaller countries in this region is Sri Lanka, but despite its size, there’s a lot going on. There are a huge number of species of animals and plants that are only found in this country, so you’re sure to see something unique on your trip. With a diverse population, it’s no surprise that Sri Lanka is one of the countries with the highest number of religious and cultural holidays and festivals throughout the year, there’s always something happening. In Sri Lanka you can opt to take things slow and visit and Ayurveda retreat or step it up a level and take part in the many water sports and land-based adventures that the landscape lends itself to.

India is full of diversity, in culture, religion, cuisines, architectural styles and landscapes. To make the most of this diversity, we recommend travelling the Golden Triangle. Combining three vastly different major cities of India, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, the Golden Triangle gives you the opportunity to experience the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the best bazaars in Jaipur, and the bustling city streets of Delhi. Or head to Goa for a yoga retreat with daily yoga classes and meditation sessions to help you relax and re-centre.

Or for a more relaxing on the beach vibe, you could give the island life a try with Mauritius, The Maldives or The Seychelles. Think white powder-soft sand beaches, clear blue-green seas and pure tranquillity. You could opt to spend the day scuba diving around the reefs, or lounging by a pool or the sea, and after you can watch the evening go by with a private meal on the beach for the perfect romantic end to the day. A trip to Mauritius, the Maldives or the Seychelles is the ultimate way to relax.

If any of this has piqued you interest about holidaying in the Indian Ocean, call us today to speak to one of our experts.

 


A Selection of Holidays

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa - Mauritius The elegant Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa sits on the majestic Le Morne Peninsula - it's this tranquil location and the luxurious all-suite accommodation that makes the hotel perfect for c...
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Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Mauritius Victoria Beachcomber has a superb location set between the Mauritian capital Port Louis and vibrant Grand Baie, so is the perfect Mauritius hotel if you are looking to get out and about to ...
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Coco De Mer Hotel - Seychelles Named after the unique palm trees of the tropical forest that surround it, the Coco de Mer Hotel is situated in over two hundred acres of natural beauty on the quiet southwest coast of Pras...
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Blue Water Hotel & Spa - Sri Lanka The delightful Blue Water Hotel & Spa is set in fourteen acres amongst waving coconut palms on the edge of the small town of Wadduwa, about a two hour drive from Colombo Airport. This p...
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Komandoo - Maldives Set among crystal clear lagoons and lush tropical gardens, Komandoo Island Resort is a small, intimate tropical oasis with an air of rustic charm. A popular island honeymoon destination, th...
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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru - Maldives This heavenly little island surrounded by talcum white sand and sky blue waters is a mere twenty minute speedboat ride from the airport. Aptly referred to as 'a sanctuary for the senses', t...
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Tamassa - An all inclusive resort - Mauritius Located at Bel Ombre, on the island’s beautiful south-west coast, Tamassa portrays a picture postcard tropical landscape with a mountainous backdrop, idyllic sandy beach and a turquoi...
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Maia Luxury Resort & Spa - Seychelles  The impeccable Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is situated on its own private peninsula overlooking the secluded beach of Anse Louis with aquamarine water and lush tropical boundaries. W...
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Maafushivaru Maldives - Maldives Reopening in February after a luxury refurbishment, the new-look Maafushivaru will be an architectural gem with a small island charm. Just 350m in length, Maafushivaru is small and romanti...
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Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa - Seychelles Set on the largely undeveloped Silhouette Island, Hilton Seychelles Labriz stretches along a perfect white sand beach, overlooking an enchanting lagoon and with a backdrop of tro...
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Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer - Madagascar Love gorgeous landscapes, unusual creatures, and exploring the outdoors? Then why haven’t you been to Madagascar? This nine-day adventure introduces you to Africa’s remote island paradi...
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Ultimate Madagascar Adventure - Madagascar Home to mind-blowing scenery, lush rainforests, curious lemurs, and all the outdoor splendour you could possibly ask for (and then some), Madagascar was made for adventure travel. This comp...
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Sri Lanka Expedition: Village & Tea Treks - Sri Lanka SUMMARY Venture off the tourist trail and uncover the raw beauty of Sri Lankan paradise on this heart-pumping, soul-warming, active adventure that takes you behind the scenes of this irresi...
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Sailing Sri Lanka - North Coast - Sri Lanka Seeking to satiate your spontaneous spirit? This eight-day sailing tour around the north coast of Sri Lanka ensures you hit all the region's best highlights but leaves room in the itinerary...
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Fregate Island Private - Seychelles You will discover the ultimate in eco-luxury combined with discreet service in an outstandingly beautiful setting.16 Indonesian-inspired villas are hidden among tropical foliage; most of th...
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