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Indian Ocean Holidays

Overwater bungalows in the Maldives

Discover the Indian Ocean

The ultimate Escape destination, you’ll find paradise and variety on the islands of the Indian Ocean. Where stilted huts stand over turquoise waters that brim with exotic marine life, palm trees shade exquisite beaches, and lush forest trails lead to inspiring lookouts. Whether you want to explore and meet the locals, or prefer to just relax in the warmth of the tropical sun, this easy-going destination has plenty to offer. 

Popular Indian Ocean Holidays

You deserve to treat yourself once in a while. And the ultimate way to treat yourself is with one of our Escape Holidays to the Indian Ocean. Designed by our Experts, these holidays include flights plus 4 to 5-star hotels that have been tried and tested by our team. These holidays are designed to ensure you enjoy the very best of the region with everything from transfers to extras such as room upgrades included.

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Where to Go in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the holiday destination of your dreams. Boasting an A-star line-up that includes the likes of the Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles, you just know you’re destined for a fantastic experience. For honeymoon lovers looking for overwater bungalows, romantic sunsets and privacy, the Maldives and the Seychelles are ideal spots to visit. If you’re looking for a mix of beautiful beaches and culture, we recommend Mauritius, beloved for its colonial plantation homes and Creole cuisine. Or if you’d rather more adventure in the form of surfing, temples, elephants and tea plantations, Sri Lanka can offer it all and more.

Indian Ocean Holiday Types

A holiday in the Indian Ocean can offer a whole range of experiences, from relaxing on beaches to adventures in national parks and spiritual journeys in ancient temples. For more inspiration on what you can experience in the Indian Ocean, browse our holiday types below.

Indian Ocean Holiday Ideas and Advice 

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Top 3 Things to Do in the Indian Ocean

  • Go scuba diving in the Maldives
  • Spy wildlife in the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius
  • See the ruins at Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Top 3 Beaches in the Indian Ocean

  • Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles
  • Passekudah Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Trou aux Biches, Mauritus

Top 3 Dishes to try in the Indian Ocean

  • Curry with dholl puri (local bread), Mauritius
  • Fish ambul thiyal (sour fish curry), Sri Lanka
  • Garudhiya (fish broth served with rice), Maldives

Top 3 Hotels in the Indian Ocean

  • North Island, Seychelles
  • Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius
  • Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Why Book Your Indian Ocean Holiday with Flight Centre

We know the Indian Ocean: Our Experts have created our Indian Ocean holidays based on first-hand experiences. These holidays include flights with our partners, hand-picked hotels and more. And best of all, these holidays can be tailor-made to suit you and your interests.

Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we have staff on the ground in Sri Lanka who will act as your tour manager throughout your holiday. Many of our Experts have also visited the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles, so wherever you’re looking to travel, we can offer you personalised travel advice.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to the Indian Ocean, you’ll also enjoy our concierge service and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.