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Indian Ocean

Overview

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.

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Regions & Cities of Indian Ocean

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  • Maldives
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    Maldives

    The Maldives are made up of a large number of small islands that evoke images of white sands, swaying palm trees and crystal blue waters. This is the quintessential picture-perfect holiday – with an added sprinkling of something special. Far-flung and exotic, it's the ultimate luxury beach escape and idyllic setting for a wedding or honeymoon.

  • Sri Lanka
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    Sri Lanka

    Holidays to Sri Lanka are perfect for those who like their beach-lazing with a side order of dazzling culture. Hanging like a teardrop off the Southeast coast of India, this compact country packs in an incredible array of sights - not least its footprint-free sands, backed by slender palms and washed by bath-warm sapphire seas.

  • Mauritius
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    Mauritius

    Mauritius is a tropical fantasy of an island in the southern Indian Ocean, blessed with sunshine, trade winds and endless beaches. With its superb climate, wonderful hotels and friendly people the island is a fantastic tourist destination. But there is a lot more to Mauritius than just swaying palm trees and soaking up the rays.

  • India
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    India

    India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum.

  • Seychelles
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    Seychelles

    Located in the western Indian Ocean between 4° and 10° south of the equator is The Seychelles Islands. This unique travel destination is renowned for its timeless beauty, tranquility and diversity, which rolls from emerald green rainforests down to crystal clear turquoise waters, home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth.

Resorts & Hotels of Indian Ocean VIEW ALL

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  • Mauritius Beach Resorts

    Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel

    Here time stands still and romance hangs in the air like a heady perfume. This idyllic love nest brings couples closer together and has the power to fan the flames of “l’amour” like no other setting.

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  • Residence Maldives
    Maldives Islands

    Residence Maldives

    The Residence Maldives has been thoughtfully built out over the lagoon, creating a series of splendid stilted huts that house the Maldives' only Spa by Clarins, a series of serene abodes and a sophisticated restaurant.

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  • AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort
    The Seychelles Islands

    AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort

    Whether you want a leisurely family break or romantic escape, AVANI hotels and resorts have been designed with you in mind, providing the right space for relaxed and inspired comfort, somewhere you can truly unwind.

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Indian Ocean Multi Centre Holidays VIEW ALL

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  • Enchanting Middle East & Indian Ocean
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    Enchanting Middle East & Indian Ocean

    The warmth of Arabian hospitality awaits you in the world class city of Abu Dhabi. Immerse yourself in this cosmopolitan city and later travel to the words best golden beaches of Sri Lanka and lose yourself in its natural beauty.

    2 holiday destinations

    12 nights

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  • Idyllic Dubai & Mauritius Indian Ocean Stay
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    Idyllic Dubai & Mauritius Indian Ocean Stay

    First of all, undertake an Arabian adventure and immerse yourself in the world famous, cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Then lose yourself in the charming beaches of Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

    2 holiday destinations

    10 nights

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  • Discover Abu Dhabi & the Maldives
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    Discover Abu Dhabi & the Maldives

    An idyllic combination between the amazing Abu Dhabi & breathtaking Maldives. Immerse yourself in an Arabian adventure with this luxury, cosmopolitan experience and later unravel yourself on the stunning white sand beaches of the Maldives.

    2 holiday destinations

    10 nights

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Hand picked deals VIEW ALL

  • 7 nights

    Silver Beach Hotel

    Mauritius Beach Resorts

    Travel period: Departures from September 2017 - June 2018

    Departure Airport: London Heathrow

    Includes: Transfers, Flights, Accommodation

    7 Nights, per person

    from£999.00

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  • 7 nights

    Mermaid Hotel Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Beach Resort

    Travel period: May 2018 - October 2018

    Departure Airport: London Heathrow

    Includes: Transfers, Flights, Accommodation

    7 Nights, per person

    from£799.00

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  • 10 nights

    Dubai & Mauritius

    Dubai, Mauritius Beach Resorts

    Travel period: February 2018 - June 2018

    Departure Airport: London Heathrow

    Includes: Transfers, Flights, Accommodation

    10 Nights, per person

    from£1799.00

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