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Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

Natural wonders and luxurious dream getaways await in the Indian Ocean.

Holidays in the Indian Ocean

Imagine tranquil beaches, unspoilt views, and hour upon hour of glorious do-nothing downtime. When it comes to tropical paradises, this stretch of shimmering ocean is heaven. Drenched in tropical sun, laced with white sand, and surrounded by warm, cyan waters, the islands nestled in the Indian Ocean are about as far away from the daily grind as you can get, making them the perfect romantic escape. Among the most exotic and exclusive places in the world to holiday, these destinations are at the top of many bucket lists. But there’s more adventure to these luxury all-inclusive islands than meets the eye.

Travel guide

For some winter sun or an ultimate summer getaway, the Indian Ocean Islands are a fantastic year-round holiday destination. With blissful temperatures and secluded beaches, these islands are the perfect romantic beach break or honeymoon highlight. 

  • Best time to visit: July-September
  • Average temp: 29°C/84°F
  • Average flight time: 12 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Time Difference: +5 Hours


Whether you want to kick back on powder-soft sands or discover the natural beauty of a faraway land, our choice of unique boutique hotels to luxury 5-star resorts allows you to shape your break the way you want it.

Dolphins, Daring Dives, and the Deep Blue

Dolphins, Daring Dives, and the Deep Blue

There isn't the usual action-packed holiday resort lineup of activities in the Indian Ocean - that's kind of the point of holidaying here. However, many hotels on these islands offer a great choice of water sports, diving instruction and fishing trips to keep guests entertained.  Soar across peaceful waters on a jet ski, or delve into the warm, clear sea, and discover some of the most amazing coral and tropical fish in the world. If you’re feeling extra daring, why not swim with some larger locals- the peaceful whale sharks? If you can bear to tear yourself away from the dreamy beaches, there is plenty to do in the deep blue.

Wildlife Spotting in Sri Lanka

Wildlife Spotting in Sri Lanka

A land of rolling paddy fields and landscape adorned with pink lotus flowers, the island of Sri Lanka isn’t your typical Indian Ocean Island.  It’s home to tigers, sloth bears, iridescent birds and so much more. Hop aboard a jeep and head for one of the 100 parks and reserves scattered around the island to uncover a world of breathtaking nature. From free-roaming elephants to the elusive leopards hidden in dense jungle canopies, Sri Lanka is an animal lover's paradise just waiting to be explored.

Private Island Hopping

Private Island Hopping

Looking for the ultimate indulgent holiday extra? Home to a host of completely uninhabited sandbanks and tiny island escapes, a holiday in the Indian Ocean is the perfect chance to have your very own private island experience. For the ultimate romantic date, take a boat out to a tiny island and have it to yourselves for the day. With many high-end hotels offering this as part of their activity package, it's surprisingly easy to live like a celebrity for the day. Enjoy a picnic on the beach, pop the bubbles, and watch the blazing sun sink into the horizon. If the island's natural wonders haven’t captivated you yet, this is sure to impress.

food and drink

Food & Drink

It should come as no surprise that freshly caught fish features heavily on the islands’ menus – and many hotels give you the chance to go out and catch dinner yourself. As well as seafood, most hotels have a selection of international restaurants, serving up cuisine from China, India, Italy, and beyond. 
The local food is unmissable in Sri Lanka. With curries amongst the most flavoursome and aromatic in the world, homegrown ingredients at chefs' fingertips and plenty of just-picked herbs and spices, Sri Lankan cuisine is a treat for the senses that needs to be indulged in.


Average monthly temperature in the Indian Ocean (°C)

  • Jan 28°C
  • Feb 29°C
  • Mar 29°C
  • Apr 30°C
  • May 30°C
  • Jun 29°C
  • Jul 29°C
  • Aug 29°C
  • Sep 29°C
  • Oct 29°C
  • Nov 29°C
  • Dec 29°C
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