Beaches, Nature and Luxury
With beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and some of the worlds most stunning private escapes, the islands lying between Africa, Asia and Australasia are many peoples idea of Paradise.
Scuba diving along untouched coral atolls, trekking through pristine jungle, or sipping a fresh cocktail on your own picture-perfect beach, there is as much or as little to do here as you want.
You’ll find mouth-watering cuisine, vibrant culture, astonishing landmarks and luxuriant hotels to make the Indian Ocean your ultimate 5 star holiday destination.
A luxury holiday to the Indian Ocean offers dazzling beaches, superb sunshine and the warmest of welcomes. It is the perfect destination for a honeymoon, a luxury scuba diving experience, or simply as an escape from the stresses of everyday life. Here, the loudest thing you’ll hear is a palm tree swaying in the wind, warm waters lapping powdery sand, tiger prawns sizzling on a beach barbecue, or the pop of a champagne cork. Enjoy complete seclusion in your private over-sea villa, or island-hop in seaplanes and catamarans. With your every wish taken care of, this is the perfect destination for a luxury getaway.
Honeymoon and Wedding
For a stress free wedding in the sun the Indian Ocean is perfect. Let the experienced resorts take care of your wedding arrangements and make your vows on the beach. Why not bring a few friends and family and have your special day in paradise? For your honeymoon crystal clear lagoons, vibrant coral reefs and palm-fringed beaches come as standard, and candlelit dinners under starry skies, exclusive upgrades and bespoke experiences make for an extra special start to married life. Iconic overwater villas are particularly popular with honeymooners and secluded beach villas are romantic choices too; often complete with outdoor bathrooms or private plunge pools.
Diving is done all around the islands of the Indian Ocean. Barrier reefs create shallow lagoons good for beginner divers, while caverns and crevasses make for interesting advanced dives. Boat diving a bit further offshore often includes shark sightings, pelagic fish, dolphin, and humpback whales. The waters around Mauritius boast more than 430 marine species and 200 coral species, several of which are endemic to the island. The ocean around Sri Lanka is home to large families of cetaceans including blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins. There are numerous wrecks from both the 18th and 19th century and recently sunk ships suitable for diving.
Despite its small size Sri Lanka is among the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. Asian elephants, sloth bear, leopards, sambar and wild buffaloes attract wildlife enthusiasts also keen to spot rare red slender Loris, Toque Macaque, and Purple-faced Langur. Madagascar separated from the African continent millions of years ago and has given life to an amazing selection of flora and fauna. Isolated from the African continent and the Indo-Malaysian world, nature has produced and continues to produce unique species. Madagascar is one of the six countries in the world which retain the greatest part of the world’s genetic reserves in their rainforests. Nature lovers will be enraptured by the incredible biodiversity of this region.
Beaches and All Inclusive
The Indian Ocean is often referred to as paradise on earth, and after spending a few days visiting one of its island nations, you’ll no doubt agree. Relax on soft sands surrounded by the gently waving fronds of lush green palm trees, listen to the sound of the waves gently lapping the beach, gaze up at azure skies and across turquoise ocean and experience a peace of mind that you won’t find anywhere else. What better way to usher in this feeling of relaxation and wellbeing, than to remove any worries, and go all inclusive. In many resorts in the Indian Ocean it’s not just meals and drinks that are included, some offer free spa treatments, free water sports or an excursion or two.
White sand beaches, unrivalled watersports and a colourful display of marine life combine to make the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka the perfect family hideaways. Enjoy resorts with a wide range of facilities, from entertaining kids’ clubs for youngsters and water based fun for teenagers to indulgent spas for parents that need a little rest and relaxation. For the ultimate peace of mind some of our family friendly resorts are all inclusive or offer fantastic all inclusive options. For those who seek the finer things in life we feature a number of wonderful world class resorts that offer unrivalled service, magnificent facilities and sumptuous villas – ideal for spoiling loved ones on your Indian Ocean family escape.