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Where you can travel with us in Indian Ocean

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

The Indian Ocean conjures images of palm trees and footprint-free beaches that shelve gently into aquamarine waters. And, we can say from experience that it doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re interested in a private-island retreat, the best coral atolls or experiencing genuine island life, we can create an Indian Ocean holiday to suit.

The islands strung across the Indian Ocean have their own qualities, some tailoring toward honeymooners while others offer enough activities to keep children entertained for weeks. In the Seychelles, you’ll find giant tortoises and nesting turtles while the Maldives are surrounded by flourishing coral gardens. On Mauritius, head inland to explore volcanic mountains and subtropical forests. For a mixture of temples, wildlife and colonial architecture, we suggest Sri Lanka, while Zanzibar proves ideal as a beach break after an African safari.

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Trip ideas in Indian Ocean

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to exploring Indian Ocean

Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in Indian Ocean, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.

  • Mauritius

    Which Island? An Indian Ocean comparison guide

    Deciding between the Indian Ocean’s Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius can be a challenge. Our specialists compare the trio in this guide, concentrating on what sets each destination apart, as well as tips for couples, honeymooners, families and those eager to snorkel or dive.

  • Creole lunch, Mauritius

    The best cuisine across the Indian Ocean

    Cuisine across the Indian Ocean ranges from home-cooked curries to à la carte tasting menus served on a private sandbank. Focusing on Mauritius, the Maldives and the Seychelles, our specialists explore each region’s culinary signatures, and the best ways to sample them.

  • Mauritius

    Family holidays in Mauritius

    Plan your family holiday in Mauritius with country specialist Natalie. Her highlights include snorkeling in Blue Bay National Marine Park, trying the activities on offer in Casela Nature and Leisure Park, and spotting wildlife in the Vallée de Ferney.

  • Whale Shark, The Maldives

    What to do in the Maldives: our highlights guide

    Dive with turtles and whale sharks, take a dolphin cruise, and find out where to stay and eat some of the best seafood the Maldives has to offer. Maldives specialist, Francesca picks her favourite things to see and do when visiting this collection of islands in the Indian Ocean.

  • Masoala Beach, Madagascar

    Honeymoons in Madagascar

    Home to unique wildlife, dense rainforest and beautiful white sand beaches, Madagascar has something for the most discerning honeymooners. Add to this small, boutique hotels and great food, and your Audley tailor-made honeymoon to Madagascar won't disappoint.

  • Praslin, Seychelles

    Honeymoons in the Seychelles

    White sandy beaches and crystal clear waters where you can snorkel with turtles and tropical fish make the Seychelles an ideal choice for a honeymoon. Seychelles specialist, Hannah, highlights some of her top places to stay, what to see and do, and the possibility of including a safari in Africa.

  • The Maldives

    From beach to beach: island hopping in the Indian Ocean and Caribbean

    Sail around the Caribbean, catch a local ferry in the Seychelles or watch the Maldives spread out below on a scenic flight. Our beach specialists reveal how journeying between islands is as interesting as the destinations themselves, and suggest their top island-hopping combinations.

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