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


24 hours at One&Only Le Saint Géran

31st March 2020
by Caroline Horn

After a complete refurbishment in 2017, One&Only Le Saint Géran has cemented itself as one of the best luxury properties in Mauritius. Thoughtfully designed and with no expense spared, it’s a perfect option for families and couples alike. Here’s what you could do in your first 24 hours at Le Saint Géran could look like… […]

Can we visit the Maldives in the wet season?…Yes!

23rd March 2020
by James Bell

The Maldives is one of the ultimate destinations when it comes to a beach holiday or luxury honeymoon, and some of the most common questions we get asked are ‘What is the weather going to be like’ or ‘Can we go in the monsoon season’. I visited some of the resorts that we work with […]

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"Between the specialists here at Turquoise Holidays, we’ve seen and fallen in love with each and every hotel that we feature,"

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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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