Indian Ocean

Maldives

Maldives, where sands are white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream & sunny all year long , and the deep rays of the sun waits to engulf you in their arms.

There is something to do for everyone in the Maldives. For those who prefer indoor sports activities there are many excellent facilities available at the resorts. A popular indoor sport in the resorts is table tennis or ping pong, indoor dart, pool tables & some resort have modern squash courts.

There are some selected resorts in the Maldives that offer outdoor sports including golf, tennis as well as engaging in the popular recreational activity of snorkelling and/or scuba diving at popular dive sites dispersed around the vast ocean of the Maldives.

The Maldives offer the opportunity for couples to relive their special day to tie the knot in a symbolic marriage in Maldivian resorts. Your symbolic marriage will be made extra special by adding local traditional touches. Get married in beautifully decorated wedding pavilions.This service will be conducted by a minister who will usually bear the title of Island Chief. Check whether your resort has authorisations to conduct such services.

Products of internationally acclaimed brands are available in boutique shops operated in the major resorts. Almost all the resort islands have shops that sell basic items like food, clothing, medicine, cosmetics and stationeries. Resort islands organise excursions to inhabited islands. These are great opportunities to interact with locals and purchase local souvenirs.

Mauritius

Situated off the coast of Madagascar, the beautiful island of Mauritius has long been a popular holiday destination for those seeking warm year-round temperatures, luxurious surroundings and a sense of exclusivity. An increasing numbers of visitors are discovering the timeless beauty and undeniable luxury that are the hallmark of the island.

When to go

The fantastic sub tropical climate of Mauritius ensures that it is warm throughout the year.

January through to April is the hottest time of the year in Mauritius, with temperatures regular exceeding 30°C. While it can rain during this period, it is often in the shape of short heavy showers rather than prolonged rainfall. It is also worth noting that during February Mauritius occasionally feels the tail wind from an anti-cyclone. However, this generally only lasts for a couple of days and is normally followed by beautiful conditions.

The coolest time to visit Mauritius is between May and August. With daytime temperatures still averaging around 25°C this is a popular time for families with young children to visit as well as those who just prefer the heat a little less intense.

September through to December is when a holiday to Mauritius is at its most popular, with temperatures hovering just below 30°C and humidity. This period also sees many of the country’s religious ceremonies and festivals.

What to See

There’s a great number of reasons why so many people choose to holiday in Mauritius. Often thought to be the perfect island getaway, and an ideal destination for honeymoons in particular, the island boasts numerous excellent attractions, including luxury spa facilities and an extensive array of world class golf courses. The island also boasts an abundance of fine restaurants where guests can sample many of the local speciality dishes.

Mauritius also provides visitors with a wide range of sporting and leisure activities, with guests able to explore the spectacular scenery on horseback, moutain bikes and quad bikes. The Black River Gorges National Park provides visitors with stunning views of natural rainforest full of unique plants and wildlife.

A particular highlight of mauritius is the fantastic diving opportunities it offers, with safe, shallow waters that are perfect for snorkelling as well as excellent diving excursions that will test even the most experienced diver. Deep sea fishing for Marlin, Sharks and Barracuda are also popular.