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


Three Best Honeymoon Hotels in Mauritius

23rd October 2018
by Emilie Mariaux

There are a number of wonderful hotels in Mauritius, a hotel for everyone. But only a handful that pass the Turquoise romantic test for the perfect honeymoon. We have scoured the island and bring you the three very best honeymoon hotels… 1. St Regis Resort Mauritius Not only is the St Regis a truly stunning property with incredible […]

Soneva Jani: A Closer Look Inside The Maldives’ Most Luxurious Resort

19th October 2018
by Grace Wright

This overwater world is something quite unique even for the Maldives. No news, no shoes is their moto and we would even say ‘’no rules’’. When we say no rules we really mean. There really are no rules at Soneva Jani, for example you can have breakfast whenever, wherever, however you wish, the staff never […]

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"Holidays to Jamaica give you everything you could possibly wish for. Perfect beaches, crystal clear waters, relaxation, thrill seeking day trips, authentic Caribbean culture, lively bustling towns and wonderful people. The question shouldn’t be ‘Why Jamaica,’ the question should be ‘When?’"

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"With so many glorious and varied islands to choose from, deciding which ones to visit can be tough! Between the specialists here at Turquoise Holidays, we’ve seen and fallen in love with each and every hotel that we feature, so we’ll be able to guide you, inspire you and create the perfect Tahiti holiday for you!"

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"South Africa offers everything from an incredibly diverse geography, a fascinating history and wow-factor safari lodges to ultra-stylish boutique hotels and a gastronomic revolution in food that puts Cape cuisine up there with some of the best food in the world!"

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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!"