Escape to the Indian Ocean with Emirates

30 January 2020

Jet off to the idyllic Indian Ocean with Emirates and during your luxurious flight, enjoy a 5* travel experience. Regardless of which cabin class you choose, expect gourmet dining, award-winning inflight entertainment and exceptional service. Emirates allows you to enjoy opulence as you travel to your dream destination in one of the most stunning regions of the world.  

Fly Economy and receive 30kg baggage allowance, complimentary seat selection at the time of booking and a generous 34-inch seat pitch, or to really begin your trip in style, opt for the Business Class cabin. Enjoy priority check-in, and a huge 40kg baggage allowance, and if you’re travelling on the Emirates A380, socialise in the Onboard Lounge.

To experience new heights of luxury, Emirates’ First Class is simply stunning. The amazing extras onboard include a personal in-seat mini bar, refreshing Shower Spas, a dine-on-demand service, as well as a huge 50kg baggage allowance.

Business and First Class travellers will also benefit from a complimentary chauffeur service and access to exclusive airport lounges situated close to the departure gate.


Paradise on earth awaits on the breath-taking island of Mauritius. A place of exceptional beauty and renowned for its stunning picturesque landscapes, Mauritius is the perfect choice for either an active or relaxing getaway.

Explore the bustling shopping and dining scene of St. Louis, dive into the colourful underwater world to discover the amazing aquatic life or enjoy one of the thrill-seeking water sports that are on offer, such as parasailing and tube riding. Mauritius is also home to incredible National Parks and unique wildlife, and of course, the blissful beaches with their dazzling white sands and shimmering turquoise waters.

Stay at the Veranda Tamarin Hotel & Spa

The brand-new boutique-style Veranda Tamarin Hotel & Spa is idyllically located on Mauritius’ unspoilt west coast and faces the surfing hotspot of Tamarin Bay. Spend sun-dappled days learning how to ride the waves at the surf school, exploring the stunning coastline on a catamaran cruise, pampering yourself with a treatment at the Seven Colours Wellness Spa or simply relaxing poolside.

If you feel like venturing further afield, why not head out to explore the scenic hiking trails of the lush Black River Gorges? With excellent dining options, an exclusive rooftop bar and delightful guestrooms, the Veranda Tamarin is the perfect choice for a laidback Mauritian escape. 


An exquisite archipelago of 115 islands, home to powder white-sand beaches, crystal-clear aquamarine waters, breath-taking landscapes and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the sublime Seychelles is an ideal holiday destination for those looking to relax and unwind in the most stunning of surroundings.

There’s plenty for the more adventurous traveller to enjoy too, whether it’s forest trekking in the Morne Seychellois National Park, snorkelling with some of the most incredible marine life on the planet or exploring the postcard-perfect natural sceneries of the Sainte Anne Marine National Park - the Seychelles' main attraction.

Stay at Raffles Seychelles

Nestled on the north-eastern side of the beautiful island of Praslin, above the stunning Anse Takamaka beach, the 86 all-villa Raffles Seychelles is an oasis of laidback luxury. Featuring some of the most spacious villas in the Seychelles, each with their own private plunge pool and outdoor pavilion, this is the perfect destination for those seeking their very own slice of tropical island paradise.

With two glossy outdoor infinity swimming pools and the award-winning Raffles Spa, there are plenty of luxurious ways to relax here, and when it’s time to dine, you’ll find an excellent range of restaurants serving everything from contemporary Creole cuisine to finely crafted sushi and sashimi.


A dream holiday destination, the magical Maldives will take your breath away. Expect brilliant blue skies, sparkling seas, glorious powder-white sandy beaches and some of the world’s most exclusive luxury resorts.

Whilst you’ll be forgiven for not wanting to do little more than sip your favourite tropical cocktail on your plush sun lounger, there’s plenty more to the Maldives than meets the eye. Snorkel and scuba dive to search for a huge array of marine life, including turtles, manta rays, tropical fish and reef sharks, or head to the small capital of Malé and meet the friendly locals, sample the delicious local cuisine and visit the new National Museum. The Maldives is also one of the world’s top dolphin spotting destinations, with ample opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures prancing and playing in the crystal-clear waters.

Stay at Coco Bodu Hithi

Idyllically located on the island of Bodu Hithi in the North Malé Atoll, this charming resort is a haven of nature and wellness. Featuring a wealth of water sports, a marine biology and PADI scuba dive centre, an award-winning spa and various ‘Uniquely Coco’ experiences, including sunset cruises onboard a traditional Dhoni sailboat and guided trips to charismatic Malé city, you’ll find plenty to occupy your time here.

There’s also a gorgeous cocktail bar, an intimate wine loft and a superb variety of dining options offering everything from delicious local seafood and relaxed beachfront barbecues, to authentic Japanese sushi and mouth-watering Mediterranean flavours. The resort’s 100 ultra-stylish villas each boast their own unique charm and character, and with four types to choose from, there’s something to suit all tastes. Whichever luxurious option you go for, enjoy your own private infinity pool, a spacious outdoor deck and an indulgent bathroom.

Sri Lanka

The tiny tear-shaped island of Sri Lanka has so much to offer for all types of traveller, from fascinating ancient ruins and endless golden beaches, through to delectable cuisine and awe-inspiring train rides. Brimming with dramatic and diverse scenery, a wealth of beautiful wildlife and a unique culture and history, spectacular Sri Lanka is the perfect choice for those looking for a distinctive Indian Ocean island adventure.

For seriously stunning views accompanied by a good dose of culture, hike up the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, and for animal lovers, take an unforgettable game drive in the Yala National Park in search of elephants, monkeys and leopards. When you’ve had your fill of adventure, head to the idyllic palm-fringed beaches of the south coast and soak up the glorious Indian Ocean sunshine.

Stay at Uga Hotels

Uga offer a range of boutique hotels throughout Sri Lanka, including Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach in Trincomalee and Uga Bay in Pasikudah. There’s also the Residence – a unique boutique retreat in Colombo, and Chena Huts in the island’s safari hotspot of Yala. Whichever beautiful hotel you choose, expect luxurious comfort, first-class facilities and stunning design; all accompanied by a breath-taking backdrop of stunning natural beauty.


If you’re ready to escape to the idyllic Indian Ocean with Emirates, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.

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