Luxury Indian Ocean Holidays

Home to beaches and islands of almost uniform perfection, the Indian Ocean is one of the world’s ultimate luxury holiday escapes. The sea really does redefine blue. The sands are truly sugar white. Overwater villas are a Maldives classic, Sri Lanka offers so much to explore in its gem-laden interior, and Mauritius features some of the finest open water diving in the world, top-flight golf and gourmet cuisine.

Whether it’s the seclusion of your own private idyll in the Maldives, a voyage of discovery through the verdant beauty of Sri Lanka, or an escape to the untouched splendour of Mauritius, Classic Collection Holidays has an Indian Ocean holiday that’s perfect for you.

Seychelles

  • Sun-drenched and exotic, the Seychelles seduces visitors with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world
  • With private island retreats, exclusive five star resorts, and romantic hideaways, it’s a true tropical island paradise
  • Seychelles also offers national parks and marine reserves. Unique and rare endemic species include the endangered jellyfish tree and the native Coco de Mer palm

Maldives

  • The water clarity is a little short of astonishing, and sea temperatures are so lovely and warm, a wetsuit no optional extra
  • Close to twelve hundred islands are scattered like exotic petals across the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean
  • Offers some of the best diving and snorkeling opportunities to be found anywhere in the world.

Sri Lanka

  • Come by scents of exotic fruits and spices, the verdant beauty of the landscape
  • This jewel of an Indian Ocean island, no bigger than the island of Ireland, is quite simply irresistible
  • Spellbinding views of mist-wrapped forests, water gardens and cave shrines

Mauritius

  • With one hundred miles of powder-soft, dazzling, white sand beaches encircling this Indian Ocean island paradise
  • Beyond coral seascapes framed by dolphins and turtles and dramatic open water dive sites
  • Mauritius is home to some of the world’s rarest plants and animals, and features a diversity of flora and fauna rare in such a small island

Our Indian Ocean specialists

Kirsty


I have worked in travel all my adult life; it’s my greatest passion! My areas of expertise and great passions are Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, but I’ve plenty of knowledge of the Indian Ocean and Middle East. I’ve climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and have incredibly fond memories of my own personal holidays in the Maldives. The service from the staff in resort is second to none, and the villas just take luxury accommodation to another level.

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Manon


I’m half French, half Turkish, so have grown up with different cultures all my life, and travelling is second nature to me. I believe that first-hand experience is the best way to learn. I’ve visited nearly 50 countries worldwide, including South East & Far East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, the Middle East, the Caribbean and North America. I have a real passion for the Indian Ocean and if you are a culture vulture like me, then combining Maldives with Sri Lanka is a good option. You get a perfect beach stay at the end of touring. Hoi An, Vietnam, has to be a personal favourite – it’s culturally rich, and the welcome was one of open arms and broad smiles.

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Lizzie

I have been creating personalised bespoke holidays to the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius as well as the Caribbean and the Middle East for the past 10 years as a Specialist. I have been lucky enough to have visited these incredible countries for work and my own holidays a number of times to learn them first hand.

Another country I know very well is Sri Lanka, I’ve studied the country as well as its geography, hotels and the experiences you can enjoy there. One of my most memorable experiences was standing at the top of Sigiriya Rock and it’s spellbinding.  There is so much to do in this beautiful country, I highly recommend the cookery course and then eating the delicious curry with your hands like the locals!  I would also suggest a Safari during the months of the Gathering, I will never forget the view of over 100 Elephants coming together in their herds!

 

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Natalie

I have extensive knowledge from the Far East to the Indian Ocean, and from Africa to Latin America and beyond. My own personal travel experiences and expertise mean that I am able to provide first-hand recommendations, resulting in personalised, unique travel itineraries for a truly memorable holiday experience.

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