Home to some of the most famous islands in the world, the Indian Ocean is renowned for its tropical climate, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on the coral atolls of the Maldives, a private island off the Seychelles, or beachside in Mauritius, the laid back and relaxing atmosphere of the Indian Ocean is everywhere. Discover unspoiled beaches and private infinity pools, explore thriving coral reefs and tropical fish and experience once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Our expert concierge team will find your perfect Indian Ocean holiday.
The Indian Ocean has a wonderful tropical climate with warm annual temperatures. The best time to visit Mauritius and the Seychelles is from May through to December. The Maldives on the other hand, enjoy their finest weather from December to April.
Regardless of when you visit, these islands are all prone to a healthy dose of sunshine which'll help ensure you leave the islands with a lust to return. Expect temperatures to remain fairly constant, with highs in Seychelles reaching 28 degrees Celsius and lows dipping slightly to 26.
As you'd expect, the Indian Ocean offers up plenty of fresh seafood, and you'll see that reflected in the cuisine. You'll find tropical fruits and fragrant spices are staples of the Indian Ocean, along with a combination of various Asian, African and European influences in the food.
Along with the local fare, you discover the island-nations of the Indian Ocean can cater to all tastes, and offer plenty of international options, such as Mediterranean mezes, Japanese teppanyaki, and continental breakfasts.
You should carry identification with you at all times and it's a good idea to keep a photocopy of your passport. Visa requirements vary from place to place, so be sure to check conditions in advance. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.