Indian Ocean luxury holidays are difficult to describe without reaching for clichés; unspoilt islands ringed by white sands; vibrant coral reefs and crystal clear waters beyond. All this is certainly true; many of these isles are a blueprint for paradise itself! And yet nothing can truly describe the breath-taking beauty, captivating cultures and sheer diversity of this region...it has to be experienced for itself.
The Maldives weave their magic through a double chain of twenty-six atolls south-west of India, and are the definition of isolated beauty. Hosting some of the world’s finest luxury resorts, this exclusive region contains many private island retreats, where there is space to truly relax and get as far away from the stresses and strains of modern life as possible. No wonder, then, that the Maldives are such a popular destination choice for a luxury honeymoon.
Mauritius offers a diverse experience for travellers to her shores, with all the coastal attractions you’d expect from this stunning island nation, and plenty more besides. The natural wonders of Le Morne mountain - a UNESCO World Heritage site - and Black River George National Park are truly magnificent. Those with an interest in history will find the unique past of Mauritius is just as enthralling as its landscaes. Unsurprisingly, dining on the island is an unforgettable experience – a unique mix of Chinese, French, Indian, Creole and African cultures creating a fantastic fusion of flavours. With all this to see and do, plus famously welcoming locals, Mauritius makes a fantastic destination for a luxury family holiday, especially with older children.
The Seychelles are made up of over one hundred islands, scattered in random perfection throughout the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Intimate and exclusive private island resorts abound here, each with its own unique offerings, and all the definition of travel perfection. Beautiful, romantic spots abound here, making Seychelles luxury honeymoons high on any happy couple's wish list. But it is nature that is truly at the heart of every element of the wonders of these islands. Make the most of the opportunities to interact with its finest rare species, from watching the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on the beach to exploring the magical prehistoric forest of Vallée de Mai.
Sri Lanka sits just below India; a beautiful droplet falling from the vast subcontinent. Here you can follow the Ceylon Tea Trails, stay at a private nature reserve, or simply enjoy beachside luxury at a world-class resort. Sri Lanka is another destination that combines striking natural beauty with fascinating cultural heritage. Our Travel Specialists can arrange a multi-centre escape for you here, so that you can experience a little of all this stunning island has to offer.