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.
Indian Ocean travel guides
From tracking wildlife in Sri Lanka’s national parks to inspecting over-water bungalows on a coral atoll, and picnicking on sandbanks in the Maldives, our Indian Ocean specialists have years of experience exploring this glorious region. They’ve put together a series of travel guides to pass on their tips and advice to help you make the most of your time.
A good starting point when planning, they contain the latest information on new developments in the region and help you know what to expect once you arrive, whether you wish to track hawksbill turtles in the Seychelles, dine on a hand-crafted dhoni beneath billowing sails, or drink freshly crushed sugar cane straight from the back of a truck.
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Ideas for how to explore the Indian Ocean
Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for the Indian Ocean. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.
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.
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.