Explore natural wonders and relax on white sand beaches on this breathtaking collection of islands between Africa, Asia and Australasia.
Le Reunion . Maldives . Mauritius .
Seychelles . Sri Lanka
If you are looking for luxury and indulgence, then these tropical islands could be the perfect choice. The Indian Ocean is great for a multi-destination trip – whether it be island hopping in the Seychelles, or combining the culture and wildlife of Sri Lanka with a luxury stay in an over-water villa in the Maldives, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Vibrant cultures and romantic landscapes make this a favourite for couples and honeymooners, but there are also options for those looking for something a bit more off the beaten track.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN:
Go island hopping in the Seychelles. Home to over 100 islands, make sure you visit as many as you can! Don't miss Cousin Island, a beautiful nature reserve and home to some of the Seychelles’ rarest birds, and Praslin’s Vallee de Mai, known as the original ‘Garden of Eden’.
Spot Whale Sharks in the Maldives! Diving in the South Ari Atoll, which is a Marine Protected Area, is one of the places to spot these gentle giants.
Visit Black River Gorges National Park in Mauritius. For those who love the outdoors there are a number of hiking trails - the ideal opportunity to see panoramic views of the landscape, including waterfalls, gorges and peaks.
Dine under the stars in the Maldives. For a truly magical moment head to your own deserted island for an exclusive meal cooked by your own private chef.
Climb Sigiriya (Lion Rock), one of Sri Lanka's seven World Heritage Sites, for incredible views and an insight in to the ancient palace which once sat atop the rock.
Take a helicopter ride over La Reunion! This is the best way to view the amazing Jurassic Park-like landscapes of this unique Indian Ocean island. Don't miss one of the world's most active volcanoes - Piton de la Fournaise.
Visit La Digue in the Seychelles. This dreamy island is best explored on bike – enjoy a tour of the fascinating plantation at L’Union Estate, meet its giant tortoise residents and then head to Anse Source d’Argent, considered one of the best beaches in the world.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
The Indian Ocean enjoys year-round sunshine with many regions reaching highs of 30°C. January to April are generally the driest months in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while Mauritius experiences the driest weather conditions in October to November. It does however all depend on where you are going, and which area of that country you are visiting.