This part of the world is picture postcard paradise. You are spoilt for choice with desert islands in the Maldives, beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka coupled with temples and giant Buddhas, or try Mauritius for it's world class hotels, food and service which is second to none. The Seychelles has some of the most beautiful islands in the world and you may also come face to face with a giant turtle.
For pure luxury, a special experience like a honeymoon or wedding or for a dream family holiday, this part of the world won't disappoint.
Flying Time: 11 Hours
Time Difference: GMT +5 hours 30 minutes (Sri Lanka)
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
The Indian Ocean can be considered as an all year around destination, although there are some areas where certain weather conditions have to be regarded. For example, Sri Lanka has two monsoon seasons. From May until July it’s the south west monsoon and from October until January it’s the north east monsoon.
If you’re looking for a paradise island destination, look no further than The Maldives. Perfect weather, immaculate beaches and fantastic service are just three of the reasons to visit this spectacular area. The Maldives consists of 26 atolls and more than a thousand coral islands each surrounded by a stunning aqua blue sea teaming with exotic tropical sea life.
Apart from its beautiful beaches and fantastic scenery, Sri Lanka is steeped in history. The ancient Buddhist citadel, Sigiriya, is definitely worth a visit. Created in the 5th century, a climb to the top of Sigiriya offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. On the way you pass beautiful frescoes painted on the rock face. Anuradhapura is easily accessible and is the ancient capital of Sri Lanka and was built 2000 years ago.
Situated 2000 Km off the southeast coast of Africa, Mauritius offers spectacular scenery, fantastic weather and stunning beaches. For sports lovers there’s even a horse racing track in the island’s capital of Port Louis.
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