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


Our three top dining experiences in the Maldives

14th June 2019
by Emilie Mariaux

We love the Maldives and not just for its glittering turquoise lagoons and soft, white sands. The standard of food is incredible and there’s no end to its fine-dining options to match the Maldives’ amazing views, with each dish an explosion of fresh and tasty flavours that leaves you wanting more. Narrowing down the plethora […]

There’s just something about the Seychelles…

14th June 2019
by Melanie Payne

As a first-time visitor to this picturesque Seychelles, I was completely blown away – it was INCREDIBLE! I’ve travelled a lot, but I think the Seychelles is by far and away one of the most breathtakingly beautiful destinations I’ve been to. I was lucky enough to go island-hopping for two weeks and I loved discovering […]

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"For me, there is nowhere with more WOW factor than the magical islands of the Maldives"

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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!"

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"Vietnam is such a diverse country: from its vibrant cities and fantastic food scene to its iridescent beaches."