Indian Ocean & Middle East

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 world’s 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 Réunion 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.

 

With its Arabian allure and direct flight connections with much of the Indian Ocean, there are few places better to combine with these dreamy islands than the Middle East. There’s the glamour and glitz of Dubai with its futuristic skyscrapers and gorgeous beaches, or if you’re after a more traditional side of Arabia then Oman and its capital Muscat delivers, with a rich heritage and culture that has barely changed over the past few centuries.

Destinations in Indian Ocean

Destinations in Middle East


Turquoise’s Best For Active Island Honeymooners…

23rd November 2011
by Lizzie Jones

Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives Positioned in the Maldives’ North Ari Atoll, close to some of the world’s best diving spots, Constance Halaveli Resort combines island romance perfectly with a range of activities that will keep even the most energetic brides and grooms happy. The island is tiny, but has a tennis court, badminton court, beach […]

Magical Memories Made At Le Prince Maurice

31st October 2011
by Lizzie Jones

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius Sublimely positioned on an isolated peninsula on the north-east coast of Mauritius, this exquisite hideaway is a member of the distinguished Relais & Châteaux hotel group and one of a few properties worldwide to earn the coveted ‘Purple Palace’ status. Lying within sixty acres of tropical gardens amidst idyllic surroundings, […]

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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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