The Indian Ocean is a massive expanse of water off the east coast of Africa that is famed for its crystal clear waters and sub-tropical islands that guarantee winter sunshine for UK tourists.
With the earliest of civilisations being traced back here, the region is entrenched in history, making sightseeing an essential part of your tailor-made holiday. If the idea of a desert island life is more to your fancy, you can book a luxury hotel on a quiet beach and soak up the beauty of your surroundings while sipping on a glass of champagne.
One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Indian Ocean is Mauritius and is probably best known for its luxury hotels with great golf courses and fantastic spa facilities as well as first class service. Mauritius attracts all kinds of visitors from families to honeymooners but they are all looking for one thing, a relaxing break on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The Maldives offer equally luxurious hotels and resorts but also come with a more remote island experience. The Maldives comprise of over 1,000 islands, with 89 of them developed for tourism which have large water villas on stilts boasting hot tubs and outdoor spa areas. Diving is a major draw and the majority of the islands have reefs that enable you to wade out just a few metres through the turquoise waters and see an amazing array of tropical fish.
Why not twin the amazing adventure of a Kenyan safari alongside the stunning beaches of Zanzibar?
Sri Lanka, stretching from the pristine beaches to the emerald green tea plantations offers everything from safari to all inclusive indulgence.
The possibilities and experiences are endless as they are diverse.
A tailor made holiday in the Indian Ocean should appear on everyone’s bucket list.