The Indian Ocean conjures up images of palm trees and white sandy beaches shelving into clear turquoise waters. It is an exotic, enticing ocean littered with coral and sand islands - and we can say from experience that it doesn't disappoint.
This part of the world is simply paradise. The Maldives is a desert-island dream where tiny islands are scattered like jewels across the ocean, each surrounded by a turquoise lagoon. The perfect honeymoon and diving destination, you'll find resorts that exude romance and have a choice of luxurious villas, from retreats with a private stretch of beach to over-water hideaways with their own private infinity pool.There are thousands of islands strung out across the Indian Ocean. Some, such as Mauritius and the Maldives and the Seychelles are well known as honeymoon destinations, while Zanzibar is ideally situated as a beach break add-on after a safari in East Africa. Others, such as Sri Lanka and Madagascar are real gems in terms of their cultural nuances and biodiversity - particularly wildlife.