If you own a social media account or have any contact with the outside world, then you’ll be familiar with the buzz surrounding the Indian Ocean; Seychelles, Maldives and Mauritius. Think dreamy islands blessed with white sands and surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters; the perfect escape from every day life. Whether you’re seeking a romantic break or a family holiday with activities to suit all ages, this article aims to find your perfect island match.
To start your trip on a high, why not opt for a seaplane transfer to appreciate the beauty that you will be living amongst throughout your stay. The aerial view of coral islands is like no other in the world. Choose a water villa for the feeling of ultimate escapism with nothing but crystal-clear water and an abundance of sea life surrounding you. Wherever you stay, you’ll be treated to refined luxury across all aspects of your holiday with first-class service from teams who want to ensure you get the most from your trip.
No trip to the Maldives is complete without taking to the water to witness the marine life up close. After all the swimming, opt for a more relaxing experience and take advantage of the many yoga sessions or spa treatments available across the hotels.
When visiting earlier this year, our team particularly enjoyed the delectable cuisine on offer. Taking a real influence from its African and Asian neighbours, the Maldives has a plethora of flavours to enjoy.
This tropical paradise really does have something for all types of traveller. Children can enjoy the endless beaches, try a traditional cookery class or spend the day at kids club with their fellow young wanderers. Whilst parents can use this time to relax and switch off under the shade of a palm or visit Constance Le Prince Maurice, home to the Indian Ocean’s largest wine cellar.
Your stay is sure to feature some of the finest traditional cuisine; French cooking with a refreshing African twist washed down with famous world-class rum. A trip to the local markets is a real treat to the senses. Here, the traditional spices are bountiful meaning you can take the taste of Mauritius home with you.
The Chamarel Falls are the most famous and recognized waterfalls in Mauritius and provide the perfect backdrop for those spectacular holiday snaps. We would also recommend stopping by the Seven Coloured Earths, a geological formation of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours.
Flight access to Seychelles is starting to improve allowing more and more travellers to choose to holiday on the beaches of this remarkable place. Seychelles is home to the Indian Ocean’s largest spa, perfect for anyone who is looking to completely switch off; experience true bliss and relaxation from the traditional treatments on offer. Constance Ephelia also boasts two fabulous beaches, a marine park and a stunning lagoon to keep the whole family entertained.
Head to Praslin Island, home to Vallée de Mai National Park, a fascinating world heritage site which is often described as a ‘Garden of Eden’ due to it’s secluded and mystical nature. If the beach is more your holiday setting, then La Dique is the place for you. Experience a true island vibe on La Digue and visit Anse Source d’Argent, the most famous beach in the Seychelles. Here you can also delve beneath the surface of the water for a diving experience; your chance to encounter a whale shark or enjoy the beautiful coral reefs.
Still undecided on where to stay? Our expert team have seen all that the Indian Ocean has to offer and will gladly assist in creating a tailor-made holiday designed around you. Call them on +44 1993 227 376 or contact us online.