Indian Ocean – Things to do

Indian Ocean Attractions

Paradise islands are ten a penny in the Indian Ocean. This vast expanse – the world’s third-largest – is scattered with pristine pockets of land in every size and shape, all the way from Africa’s southern tip to Australia. You’ll live out all your desert island dreams on the beaches of the Maldives, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s temples and tea plantations will leave you craving more in the way of culture.

Luxury spas

Relax to the max at one of the Indian Ocean’s world class spas, whose exquisite beach or jungle surroundings enhance your stay. Be pampered with an exfoliating facial or soothing wrap using fresh, local ingredients like seaweed and coconut. Lie back for a Thai or Indian massage then take the plunge in a deep hot tub. Work up a sweat at a yoga class at sunset, or rejuvenate with morning meditation among the palm trees.

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Otentik Cook Class, Mauritius

Cultural discoveries

With a mix of African, Indian, Asian, French, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences, every cultural element combines, to create a melting pot of customs, cuisine and art. Visit temples and mosques, admire colonial buildings, haggle for handicrafts at busy markets and watch vibrant dance displays. Be fascinated by the variety of languages and the fruits of the cultural combinations, all co-existing in this tropical heaven.

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Marine life, Seychelles

Snorkelling and scuba diving

The Indian Ocean is alive – admire intricate coral reefs and get close to the fish, turtles and rays by scuba diving or simply heading out into the lagoon with a snorkel and mask. Waters are clear so visibility is high. If you’re new to diving, experience the joy of breathing underwater for the first time by taking a beginner dive, with clownfish and seahorses as your companions.

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