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


Top wildlife experiences in the Seychelles

17th October 2020
by Rhodri Andrews

Mother Nature clearly had a soft spot for the Seychelles, blessing it with an abundance of natural riches across its 115 islands. There’s everything from lush jungle swathes to rainbow-hued reefs and with every gorgeous Seychellois landscape comes a variety of exotic creatures, some of which you can’t find anywhere else. As well as being […]

Discover Dhigali

8th August 2020
by Grace Wright

Located in the Raa Atoll, is the contemporary island of Dhigali in the Maldives. Known for its stunning sandbank right at the tip of the island, Dhigali opened in June 2017 and is a Turquoise top pick. Accessible by either a domestic flight and speedboat or a seplane journey and welcome to paradise! If you […]

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"Between the specialists here at Turquoise Holidays, we’ve seen and fallen in love with each and every hotel that we feature,"

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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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