Luxurious Romantic Getaways in the Indian Ocean
March 6, 2019
The Indian Ocean is filled with stunning islands, all spread across different countries and continents and all boasting luxurious resorts, relaxing times, and romantic walks. In recent years, its islands have become synonymous with romance and luxury, and couples who want to spend time in each other’s company just can’t get enough of it! These are the most romantic Indian Ocean destinations that should become your next adventure:
With its 115 coralline islands, Seychelles comprises the world’s only granite-formed oceanic islands, each with its own distinct character. In the 1880s, Britain’s General Charles George Gordon even said that the Garden of Eden was located on one of Seychelles’ islands – Praslin. The best way to enjoy this luxury holiday and to take on all the beauties that this place has to offer is by hopping between the islands. Mahé, the largest island, boasts natural beauty, colourful birds, and breathtaking plants, while Praslin is home to Vallée de Mai reserve, a World Heritage Site where you can find the legendary coco de mer palm.
Choose between the numerous white-sanded beaches and crystal-clear waters; between the local cafes and restaurants available in Victoria, the capital of Seychelles; between the vast range of activities, such as snorkelling, hiking, fishing, and diving. Due to it being situated almost on the Equator, people can book their holiday all year round and, although small showers can be expected between March and November, there will also be plenty of sunshine. From super-high-end resorts and beaches accessible to the public to luxurious private islands, such as Cousine Island, Fregate Island and North Island, Seychelles is sure to give you and your partner an unforgettable experience!
The best way to describe the islands of Maldives is paradise on Earth! From the moment you arrive there, you’ll be astounded by the turquoise waters and the cotton-white sand. Initially developed as a honeymoon destination, it caters now for families and children too. But not to worry, because there are islands exclusively for adults. Depending on what kind of holidays you prefer, you can choose between the stunning overwater villas (a classic Maldives creation), the chic beach villas or the jungle retreats.
Dive in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, lose yourself in a yoga class or special massage therapy or enjoy a candlelit dinner under the starry skies. Location is not everything though and, if you want the perfect romantic getaway with your partner, then you must think of other things too. As online psychic portal TheCircle suggests, it is important to experience new things, to complement each other, and to laugh together – all these will only improve your holiday together while helping you benefit from all the good things in your relationship.
Mauritius was once a hideout for swashbuckling pirates, which, over time, turned into one of the most accessible islands in the Indian Ocean. A haven for beach lovers, the island is renowned for its gorgeous beaches, as well as waterfalls, rainforests and hiking trails. The diverse character of Mauritius, given by French, British, Indian, Chinese and Creole influences, attracts couples eager to discover its magic.
Home to the world’s third largest coral reef and some of the most mesmerising lagoons, this romantic destination is the definition of relaxation. “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius,” said Mark Twain once and he wasn’t wrong at all! It is also a fabulous culinary destination, with plates of hot curry that can be enjoyed in the quiet, authentic fishing villages.