Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is home to Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

The Maldives resorts are typically lagoon styled offering the ultimate in privacy with each desert island surrounded by turquoise waters ideal for diving.

Boat-sunset-Indian-Ocean.jpgSeychelles is fringed by golden sand beaches with water hideaways, luxurious private villa retreats with lush green vegetation offering a welcome coolness in the heat of the sunshine. The Seychelles is perfect for however you define luxury, be it sand between your toes or an exclusive resort with butlers and helipad either way it still Seychelles. You can opt to experience the culture by partaking in the creole cuisine a fusion of African, European and Asian cooking complemented with local tipples Seybrew, Coco D’amour Liquer or Ecu all of which will be made to your specification.

Even with a little less cash to splash you can still experience authentic creole hospitality as there are other islands where you can enjoy the same climate and beauty. Here in the Seychelles, there are several beautiful islets awash with accommodation surrounded by azure blue waters and with large granite boulders and white sandy beaches, providing an interesting and relaxing backdrop to your holiday. We will be pleased to book a holiday to any of these islands for you.

Destination highlights

North Island, Denis Island and Labriz are just a few of the islands offering you a holiday hideaway where your holiday is a truly unique experience. On North Island you have your own personal butler and you decide your meals, activities and exactly how much or little you wish to do on the island. The islands have National Park status and offer private villas, restaurants serving local and international cuisines, spa treatments in a forest or beach setting, using local produce a truly sustainable approach. Each island offers you a holiday away from the noise and chaos of the world.

Coco de Mer Forest on Praslin , is where you can explore the Coco de Mer Palm trees, thought to be 650 million years old!

Morne Seychellois Park which is home to tropical plants and giant tortoises 150 years old.

Activity Highlights

Island hopping from Mahe to Praslin, La Dique and Cousin Island, by seaplane, ferryboat, helicopter or airplane, as any way you choose will be a true adventure.

Water lovers there is sailing, snorkelling and diving, and fishing tuna, barracuda and king fish.

For explorers there is hiking through lush hills and for nature lovers the islands themselves are hosts to spectacular flora and fauna, birds and tortoises at the sanctuary.

Cooking the local creole dishes with local produce are just some of the activities you can take part in whilst staying on the islands. Some islands offer a free sunset cruise or even an overnight stay!

Horse riding is available on the islands where you can ride off into the sunset, along the beaches or even through the reserves and rainforests depending on the island you’re staying in.

If you’re into golf, then the Constance Lemuria on Praslin island offers an 18-hole challenge and is set in breath-taking surroundings and superb facilities.

LGG_Villa_Empereur-Mauritius.jpgMauritius awash with enchanting waterfalls and expanses of sugar-cane-fields, boasts some of the world’s most well-appointed villas. Miles of white sand beaches combines harmoniously with the ocean. If it’s luxury you’re after then Mauritius is a leading destination with exquisite style and incomparable accommodation choice. Why not arrive in style by helicopter to your five star hotel or private villa with plunge pools, personal butler and chef. In Mauritius there is no shortage of gourmet dining restaurants, a dinner-cruise

Destination Highlights

Parc Adventure in Chamarel where you can undertake a military styled obstacle course through the forest and the country’s only zipline adventure park with  cannoning and trekking in the river.

Frederica Nature Reserve where you can quad bike passing the stunning waterfalls.

Le Morne for kite surfing in a shelterd lagoon and host to the annual competitions with lessons for beginners and advance levels.

Grans Baie is the place for water sports and here you can parasail, water surf and submarine cruise past olden ship wrecks. For a romantic getaway, take a catamaran cruise or paddle boat down the Citronnier River.

Mountain biking, abseiling and Kayaking are offered complimentary by some hotels on the island along with free tennis and golf.

If you’re not a diver then a Captain Nemo Solar walk on the oceans floor is just for you. For an unforgettable thrill, why not try the semi-submersible oxygenated scooter which glides past shoals of tropical fish.

Activity Highlights

Kite surfing, windsurfing, and pedalos are complimentary at most hotels.

ME-Indian-Ocean -Main-view.jpgSnorkelling and diving are best at the National marine parks, Turtle bay and Blue Bay with glass bottom boat rides to see amazing coral reefs and water skiing are provided free of charge.

Casela Nature and Leisure Park offers a chance to walk with lions and trek to the highest summit of Black River peak at 6,500 hectares. Here at the park you can also expect to see giraffes, African zebras, ostrich and dolphin watching at Tamarin on a catamaran is a must.

Les Vanille Reserves Mascareingnes are great for children as they get to hold baby tortoises and crocodiles and watch cheeky monkeys clamber around. The Mauritius Aquarium helps young snorkelers identify underwater creatures before they head into the real waters of Mauritius themselves.

Trekking, quad biking, mountain biking and archery are popular on the island with horseback riding affording you stunning views of the Waterfalls.

Mauritius is renowned for world leading spa treatments using exclusive international beauty brands and combined with holistic and therapeutic practices led by Mauritius’ heritage giving you the a choice of options to relax, rejuvenate, revitalise and restore your mind and body from modern day stress with detoxifying and Ayurvedic spa treatments. Depending where you stay the hotels specialise in offering their own signature offerings to include spa treatments blended with yoga & meditation, nutrition and detox, manicure and pedicure, male grooming, a 24-carat gold facial, full body cane sugar and coconut butter exfoliation and fitness for you and your partner on a pavilion overlooking the sea o in a couples room. Spa treatments are a family affair and there are edible treatments for children and teens including hair braiding too.

Sri Lanka has fire dancers, elephants, temples and tea plantations entwined with the golden sandy beaches provide a spellbinding sense of excitement and adventure. You can also do white water rafting and dolphin whale watching so much more than you’d expect.

Activity highlights

LM-seaplane.Mauritius.jpgYala National Park for elephants and wild leopards or Pinnawela Elephant orphanage where you can watch the babies feed and take photos with the elephants

Ngombo city tour for Bhuddist temples and excellent value shopping options well below UK prices where you can get a mix of Sri Lankan and Western clothes.

Dambulla a village for ancient temples  with over 150 sculptures of Bhudda, and caves with ornate paintings and pre Christian rock inscriptions dating back a hundred years BC.

Amaya Lake for the Ayurvedic spa where you can relax in the calming therapeutic milk or oil baths accompanied by incense and drums where you’ll drift into serenity.

Destination Activities

Bird watching, mountain climbing, elephant riding, pony riding climbing and surfing are just a handful of what you can do in Sri Lanka’s animal sanctuaries and wild life parks and reserves.

Sigiriya – a world heritage site, a royal palace where you can climb the Lion Rock, a 200 metre summit over-looking terraced water gardens and not one for the faint-hearted.

Minneriya National Park a 900 acre park safari where you can see herds of elephants, antelopes, species of birdlife, monkeys and abundant water birds and an ideal opportunity for lots of photos.

Polonnaruwa is a must see as you will be awed by the beautiful temples, bathing pools, dagobas, Bhudda statues amongst the 1000 year old ruins.

For a taste of the Indian Ocean, get in touch with and we will be happy to create a customised holiday for you.