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


5 reasons why we love Heritage Le Telfair

12th February 2019
by Rhodri Andrews

With its elegance, child-friendly nature and lush tropical gardens, we adore Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius as a family holiday destination. We’re delighted to say they’re one of the featured hotels in our Holiday Sale for 2019 and as a result we wanted to share five reasons why we love this dreamy Indian Ocean resort […]

Family Fun at Long Beach, Mauritius

31st January 2019
by Lizzie Jones

Nestled on one of the longest, widest and most beautiful natural beaches on the island is the aptly named Long Beach. Innovative in design, this luxurious resort perfectly combines traditional Mauritian details and contemporary features. With the focal point of the resort being an Italian style urban piazza, you can guarantee that there will always […]

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