Which island in the Indian Ocean is ideal for your honeymoon?
From the colorful atolls in the Maldives to the luxury accommodations in the hills of the Seychelles; the spectacular natural colourful paradise of Mauritius and the clear waters in Zanzibar, the Indian Ocean is home to some of the most beautiful and iconic islands in the world. Spanning countries and continents, this is where you’ll find an incredible mix of natural beauty, awash with powdery white sands, vibrant blue waters, Perfect Jungle-like interiors and some of the most stunning coral reefs on the planet. There are thousands of islands in the Indian Ocean, each as distinct and unique as the next; We love combining a couple of days of adventure with a beach getaway. We’ve chosen our favorite islands in the Indian Ocean to help you decide which one is right for you.
Best for: Honeymoon and family trips in search of white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving.
It may be the smallest country in Asia, but this faraway paradise of over 1000 coral islands is the ultimate escape from the Indian Ocean. It’s luxurious and exotic, where hypnotic white sands disappear into the watery waters and each perfect island is home to a single resort. Delightfully warm weather is combined with incredible coral reefs, and beautiful ocean sunsets complement the elegant overwater villas, the glamorous
icons of the Maldives
. A destination made for honeymoon, this dream archipelago is a romantic retreat, home to some of the best diving experiences, restaurants and spa in the world. But it’s the resorts here that really make the islands stand out. From Robinson Crusoe-style retreats to the innovative and ultra-luxurious, this is where cutting-edge design really comes into play. You can dine on a secluded terrace in the middle of a lagoon in Baros, or shake things up with a stay in quirky Finolhu. Find rustic-chic luxury at Constance Moofushi, a high-end island with natural nautical beauty, or head to Kuramathi, one of the Maldives’ most popular resorts thanks to its wide range of restaurants and incredible array of facilities.
Best for: island hopping, nature lovers and fascinating aquatic wildlife
Few places in the world can rival the Seychelles for their rustic natural beauty. Northeast of Madagascar, this extraordinary archipelago is an unspoiled paradise where dusty white sands and spectacular coral reefs give way to green hillsides dotted with plantations and misty forests that are home to some of the rarest birds on the planet. Here, protected nature reserves and UNESCO World Heritage sites sit alongside ultra-luxurious hotels and some of the world’s most photographed beaches. Composed of 115 granite and coral islands, each impresses with its own natural charm. Mahé Island is the most populous and most developed of the islands, home to the Seychelles capital Victoria and the stunning Morne Seychellois National Park. Praslin is the second largest island, an exotic paradise of Eden that delights in the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, declared a World Heritage Site. La Digue is the underdeveloped treasure of the Seychelles, where you can find slow-paced island environments and vibrations back to nature. Beautiful white-sand bays here are protected behind towering granite boulders, and cars are replaced by traditional bicycles and bullock carts. Find nautical beaches and spectacular scenery on Silhouette Island, a wildlife lover’s paradise with amazing biological diversity.
From island adventures to deserted island getaways, there’s no doubt about the romance and levels of luxury in the Seychelles. And wherever you go in this honeymoon paradise, we guarantee indulgence is never hard to find. Stay in a villa paradise in a national marine park in Silhouette or discover the secluded hillside villas and suites at the Anantara Maia in Mahé. You can also play on one of the best golf courses in the Indian Ocean: the Constance Lemuria is a super luxurious highlight where you can find 18 holes of golf, one of the most famous beaches on the planet and a gastronomy of one of the best chefs in the world with a wine tasting room in the world.
Best for: Golfers, boyfriends and families in search of nature, culture, beaches, spa & wellness
A small-sized garden of Eden in the southern Indian Ocean, Mauritius is nature at its best. Surrounded by the third largest coral reef in the world, this exotic island comes alive with its beaches and waterfalls, national parks and centuries-old sugar cane plantations. Where dreamy white sand coastlines combine with spectacular mountain interior, it’s an Indian Ocean island paradise made for discovery and exploration. Stroll past ancient colonial villages and hike to a sacred lake in the crater of an extinct volcano in the same day while enjoying a world-class golf spot and sunbathing on untouched white sands. A beachgoer’s paradise where soft flour sands melt into sapphire waters, it’s home to some of the best beachside hotels and spa retreats in the world. It’s also as popular with families as it is for honeymoons. On the tranquil west coast, the Long Beach is an indulgent accommodation escape with a pool, while on the southwest coast, the LUX Le Morne sits against an incredible backdrop of La Morne Brabant Mountain. For couples who want a secluded adults-only hideaway, Oberoi Resort on the north coast of the island is a full honeymoon territory. And for family fun, the stylish Sugar Beach on the West Coast has exceptional facilities and fantastic local cuisine.
If you are inspired by one of the islands for your Honeymoon, do not hesitate and contact one of our Consultants Specialists in Honeymoons and together we design your dream trip!