From seafront yoga in Goa and football on Kenyan sands, to Sri Lankan fishing villages and Maldivian dhoni sailing boats, we love the Indian Ocean for the laidback beach living that goes with it. Whether you are eating fresh-caught seafood in Zanzibar or watching hip-swaying sega dancers move to the beat of a drum in Mauritius, the pace of life mirrors the gentle rhythms of the ocean.
With luminescent sand blending gently into the greens and blues of the water, the beaches of the Indian Ocean are as close to paradise as it gets. In Zanzibar, that perfect sea blue is punctuated by wooden dhow boats. In the Maldives, any one of the 200 uninhabited islands will make you feel like a castaway. And practically everywhere you go a colour chart of marine life darts beneath the ocean surface.
The greatest aquarium on Earth, the Indian Ocean’s warm, clear waters were made for viewing the fascinating marine life in front of you. Scuba dive or snorkel with fish in every colour and shade, graceful turtles, gliding rays, and gentle giant whale sharks. Above the surface, enjoy island hopping, sunset cruises, fishing trips, and water sports from kayaking and catamarans to windsurfing and water skiing.
Mosques and temples, botanical gardens and colonial architecture, bustling markets and seaside towns; evocative cultures ripple through Indian Ocean holidays like sea water. Hear the rhythms of Taarab music in Mombasa. Shop for handicrafts in the Maldives’ colourful capital, Male, breathe in the scents of spice plantations in Goa, and discover the Seychelles’ famous Coco de Mer, the largest seed in the world at a weighty 30 kilos.
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