Indian Ocean

In Sanskrit, Indian Ocean means ‘the mine of gems’, and indeed, it embodies island gems that are incomparable with anywhere else on our big blue planet. Flanked by Asia to the north, Australia to the east, Africa to the west and Antarctica to the south, this vast body of water is home to around 20% of the worlds water. The islands of The Maldives, Mauritius, The Seychelles and Sri Lanka are all incredibly unique and seriously boast the holiday WOW factor. Access from the UK is easy with a number of direct and in-direct airlines to choose from. We love combining these paradise isles, Sri Lanka and the Maldives and Mauritius and Reunion being two of our favourite twins. The proximity of the islands to both Africa and the Middle East means they are the perfect accoutrement to a safari or city stopover.

Destinations in Indian Ocean


Hiking Le Morne Brabant

15th August 2019
by Suzy Higgs

It’s 6.45am and I’m standing at the base of Le Morne Brabant, one of the most eye-catching peaks on the beautiful island of Mauritius. As I gaze up at the sheer walls of rock rising above the surrounding lush forest, I begin to wonder why I’m not still fast asleep in my luxury hotel room. […]

La Digue: The Seychelles hidden gem

20th July 2019
by Melissa MacSween

Out of the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles, few are as authentic as La Digue. It’s largely untouched by development, its stunning beaches and tangled jungle interior left gloriously natural. If you’re looking to experience real island life, then make sure your stay on the island (or pay a day visit if you’re […]

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