For its warmth, its fine beaches and the friendliness of its peoples – the Indian Ocean must be the most welcoming of our seas.

Think Indian Ocean and you can’t help thinking white sand, turquoise lagoons and exotic cuisine that combines tropical fruits with freshly caught fish. The clichés are a wonderful reality, but there’s much, much more to the Indian Ocean’s appeal. Dazzling fish, manta rays and dolphins that come out to play with divers in the Maldives, for example. The beachfront hotels in the Seychelles that whisper words like ‘romance’ and ‘honeymoon’. The glorious beaches and semi-wild, 300-year old gardens of Pamplemousses on Mauritius. Or the incredible flora, lemurs, birds and fantastical rock formations of Madagascar. Talk to our experts and dive into the depths of the Indian Ocean.