With turquoise water, fairytale white sand and colourful coral reefs, Zanzibar is a magical island escape.
Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, consisting of Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja), Pemba Island, and many smaller islands.
Zanzibar’s biggest draw is undoubtedly its stunning beaches with powdery white sand and bright coral reefs where visitors can snorkel with a range of tropical fish, seahorses, turtles and the elusive Dugong.
The interior of the island is as equally stunning as its coastline, with verdant tropical forests filled with brightly coloured exotic birds and lots of cheeky monkeys. Holidaymakers can explore the exotic Butterfly Centre and spice farms which are bursting with vanilla, nutmeg, and black pepper.
At the heart of the island’s capital of Zanzibar City you will find colourful Stone Town which is a UNESCO Heritage site. The Old Town has stunning cathedrals, grand mosques, vibrant marketplaces and maze-like streets, providing the perfect location for those holiday photographs.
Music fans can visit the Freddie Mercury Museum, which is dedicated to the life and music of the lead singer of Queen, who was born on the island.
If you are a Foodie, you’ll love Zanzibar with its street vendors and food markets serving a range of delicious dishes influenced by Arab, Indian and European cultures.
Zanzibar offers a range of beautiful boutique hotels, luxurious resorts and private villas, all surrounded by palm trees and tropical gardens.
Why not book a multi-centre holiday and explore Tanzania? You could climb Mount Kilimanjaro or go on a Safari adventure in the Serengeti.
No matter what you’re looking for, our team of Travel Experts are on hand to help you plan your Zanzibar escape.
The lush archipelago of the Seychelles is the perfect place to relax.
The Seychelles is a picture-perfect collection of 115 tiny islands anchored in the Indian Ocean.
With dazzling white shorelines, rainbow coloured coral reefs, warm blue waters, coastal mangroves and rainforests, the islands are the perfect choice for a lazy, relaxing beach break where you can unwind and soak up the sun.
The Seychelles also offer a host of activities for adventure lovers, whether you want to hurtle over the waves in a speedboat, hike across rugged mountains, dive amongst shoals of rainbow-coloured fish, or take a thrilling helicopter ride over the islands.
Perhaps you would prefer to have your own Robinson Crusoe experience, enjoying a picnic lunch on a deserted desert island?
When it comes to cuisine, visitors will find plenty of fragrant, spice-laden dishes in the Seychelles. Why not book a table at Marie Antoinette, the oldest restaurant in the Indian Ocean, and sample Creole favourites like aubergine fritters, mango salads, and - for those brave enough - curried fruit bat.
The islands offer a wide range of stunning accommodation, including eco-retreats, charming Creole villas and luxurious five star resorts.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing romantic break or an action-packed getaway, our Travel Experts will help you to plan your perfect holiday to the Seychelles.
Sri Lanka, otherwise known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ is the perfect place for an island getaway.
Lying off the southern tip of India, the tropical island of Sri Lanka has attracted visitors for centuries with its beautiful secluded beaches and famous Ritipanna stilt fishermen.
The island offers stunning scenery including lush rainforests, mist-draped mountain ranges, huge tea plantations and immense rock formations. The train ride through the heart of the island between Ella to Kandy is known as the world’s most beautiful rail journey.
Sri Lanka also has plenty to keep cultural vultures occupied. Marvel at the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the rock fortress of Sigiriya. A must-see is the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy which is said to contain one of the most important relics in Buddhism.
Wildlife enthusiast will discover elephants roaming in the wild, witness native creatures such as sambar deer and sloth bears in their natural habitat and can go in search of the elusive Sri Lankan leopard.
If it’s luxury you’re after, the idyllic island of Sri Lanka offers a range of exclusive and stylish resorts with ever amenity imaginable, as well as charming and hospitable local people who go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome.
Get in touch with our team of Travel Experts today who will help you to explore the exotic island of Sri Lanka.
Magical Mauritius has the ‘wow’ factor, making it a must-visit bucket list destination.
Created by a gigantic underwater eruption over eight million years ago, the tropical island of Mauritius offers beautiful white-sand beaches, colourful coral reefs and bright blue lagoons.
The far-flung land of the iconic but now extinct Dodo is also a biodiversity hotspot where visitors will discover magnificent mountains and wonderful waterfalls, as well as rare birds, dolphins, whales, giant tortoises and sea turtles.
Beyond the stunning coastline, there is plenty for holidaymakers to see and do. You can visit rum distilleries, lush botanical gardens, vibrant markets, colonial plantation houses, and bright-coloured Hindu temples.
Mauritius is a pot pourri of cultures with people from Indian, African, French and Chinese heritage, so visitors can look forward to a varied range of delicious cuisine, as well as a warm and welcoming population.
When it comes to choosing accommodation in Mauritius, you will be spoilt for choice. The paradise island has some of the world’s most luxurious four and five star resorts as well as beautiful private villas and apartments.
You could extend your trip with a Mauritius multi-centre holiday. Why not fly via Dubai and spend a few days shopping in the mega-malls, or add a wild safari adventure in South Africa?
Whatever you’re looking for, our Travel Experts will help you plan your dream holiday.
If it’s a slice of paradise that you are after, the Maldives are the ultimate getaway.
Famous for its white sands, colourful coral reefs and sophisticated overwater villas, this island nation is synonymous with pure luxury and is a true bucket list destination.
Most of the coral islands have to be reached by seaplane or a speedboat, meaning that your Maldives holiday will be a thrilling adventure from the moment you arrive.
The idyllic islands are popular with honeymooners and couples looking for the ultimate relaxing retreat. Imagine unwinding with a massage in an underwater spa or having a picnic on a glass-bottomed boat surrounded by dolphins and manta rays.
The pristine waters and crystalline lagoons of the Maldives also offer fun-filled water sports including fishing, jet skiing, scuba diving, kayaking and windsurfing.
There is plenty to do in the Maldives when the sun goes down. Perhaps you would like to experience a candlelit dinner on your own private island or dine in a treetop restaurant? Maybe you would prefer to watch a movie in an open air cinema in the heart of the jungle, or gaze at the stars on a floating observatory?
Whether you are looking for a luxury overwater bungalow, a romantic hideaway, or a family-friendly hotel, our Travel Experts will help you plan the perfect holiday in the magnificent Maldives.
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