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


Constance Moofushi is a honeymoon haven

22nd March 2021
by Rhodri Andrews

The Maldives is a picture-perfect collection of islands that drip with exotic romanticism, which is why they have become the honeymoon destination of choice for so many newlyweds. It’s with good reason, as its palm-flecked beaches, crystal-clear waters and ridiculously vibrant reefs are even more brilliant in person. The coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately put paid […]

The Maldives: Overwater Villas vs Beach Villas

3rd March 2021
by Nick Prentice

It’s the timeless question we all ask our selves when we’re thinking of a trip to the Maldives: should I have my own little private beach in which to soak up the sun, or jump off my deck from my overwater villa into the turquoise ocean below? We’ve all seen the amazing images of the […]

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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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