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


Five travel programmes to watch

19th December 2020
by Rhodri Andrews

With everyone spending a lot more time at home we won’t be hopping on a plane anytime soon. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your imagination whisked away to somewhere altogether more exotic. Even when you’re stuck indoors for the majority of the day, a wealth of books, films and TV programmes can help […]

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. […]

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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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"Vietnam is such a diverse country: from its vibrant cities and fantastic food scene to its iridescent beaches."