There are certainly plenty to choose from, ranging from atolls
of thousands of tiny palm-fringed coral islands in the Maldives to
the more substantial (and considerably more vertical) volcanic
outcrops of Mauritius and neighbouring Réunion and the granitic
gems of the Seychelles.
All of the above are perfect for honeymooners, with some of the
world's finest hotels in situ, but the appeal is far broader than
just for those in the first flush of post-wedded bliss. Families
will adore the slick service for all ages at the resorts of
Mauritius, while divers can enjoy some of the very best Indian
Ocean diving in the Maldives.
If you were lucky enough to dive the Maldives a dozen years ago,
you would have found them utterly spectacular. In 1998 they were
devastated by El Niño, which is said to have destroyed 95 per cent
of the region's coral. However, the coral is making a comeback and
the quantity and diversity of marine life remains magnificent. Add
to this a collection of the finest hotels in the world and you have
the makings of an incredible holiday. Here there are difficult
decisions to be made simply because the quality of accommodation on
offer is so impressive. Several of our team have travelled
throughout the islands and can recommend the best option for you,
from family favourites to dive destinations or honeymoon
Meanwhile the Seychelles islands are just downright spectacular.
You can see why this region remains so popular.