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


5 reasons why we love Heritage Le Telfair

12th February 2019
by Rhodri Andrews

With its elegance, child-friendly nature and lush tropical gardens, we adore Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius as a family holiday destination. We’re delighted to say they’re one of the featured hotels in our Holiday Sale for 2019 and as a result we wanted to share five reasons why we love this dreamy Indian Ocean resort […]

5 reasons why we love Constance Moofushi

11th February 2019
by Rhodri Andrews

With its barefoot chic and laidback vibe, we adore Constance Moofushi in the Maldives for a honeymoon or holiday for couples. We’re delighted to say it’s one of the featured hotels in our Holiday Sale for 2019 and as a result we wanted to share five reasons why we love this idyllic Maldives getaway so […]

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"South Africa offers everything from an incredibly diverse geography, a fascinating history and wow-factor safari lodges!"

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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!"