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

Three pinch-me moments at LUX* South Ari Atoll

4th December 2020
by Rhodri Andrews

The Maldives is a tropical archipelago filled with unforgettable moments, whether it’s your first glimpse of pristine kaleidoscopic coral or realising the simple fact you’re living Robinson Crusoe’s ultimate fantasy. LUX* South Ari Atoll is an island resort laden with once-in-a-lifetime memories, incredible instances that will make your jaw hang open and your heart soar. […]

The all-inclusive experience at Constance Moofushi

28th November 2020
by Grace Wright

It’s safe to say we all deserve a bit of pampering to blow those lockdown cobwebs away. A tropical island escape like Constance Moofushi should do the trick, with its barefoot chic vibes, dreamy overwater villas and excellent diving opportunities. However, it’s Moofushi’s generous all-inclusive package which is the ultimate tonic we need right now […]

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