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


Huvafen Fushi: Alluring Five Star Luxury in the Maldives

11th March 2019
by Grace Wright

Awaken to a new reality at Huvafen Fushi, where dreams are no longer conjured by your imagination. Barefoot luxury has become a byword in the Maldives, yet Huvafen Fushi still manages to stand miles apart. This island paradise is a hop, skip and a jump away, just a 30-minute speedboat from the international airport of Malé. […]

Island-hopping in the Seychelles: The Ultimate Itinerary

7th March 2019
by Grace Wright

With adventure and relaxation to be had right across the Seychelles archipelago, why just pick one place to stay in? Our marketing manager Grace has put together the ultimate island-hopping itinerary, so you don’t have to… Days 1-2 Land into Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles and home to the nation’s capital, Victoria, which […]

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"Indian Ocean Holidays tick all the boxes – gorgeous islands, beautiful weather and friendly local people. The islands are so special and perfect for twin-centre combinations!"

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