Maldives, where sands are white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream & sunny all year long , and the deep rays of the sun waits to engulf you in their arms.
There is something to do for everyone in the Maldives. For those who prefer indoor sports activities there are many excellent facilities available at the resorts. A popular indoor sport in the resorts is table tennis or ping pong, indoor dart, pool tables & some resort have modern squash courts.
There are some selected resorts in the Maldives that offer outdoor sports including golf, tennis as well as engaging in the popular recreational activity of snorkelling and/or scuba diving at popular dive sites dispersed around the vast ocean of the Maldives.
The Maldives offer the opportunity for couples to relive their special day to tie the knot in a symbolic marriage in Maldivian resorts. Your symbolic marriage will be made extra special by adding local traditional touches. Get married in beautifully decorated wedding pavilions.This service will be conducted by a minister who will usually bear the title of Island Chief. Check whether your resort has authorisations to conduct such services.
Products of internationally acclaimed brands are available in boutique shops operated in the major resorts. Almost all the resort islands have shops that sell basic items like food, clothing, medicine, cosmetics and stationeries. Resort islands organise excursions to inhabited islands. These are great opportunities to interact with locals and purchase local souvenirs.
Situated off the coast of Madagascar, the beautiful island of Mauritius has long been a popular holiday destination for those seeking warm year-round temperatures, luxurious surroundings and a sense of exclusivity. An increasing numbers of visitors are discovering the timeless beauty and undeniable luxury that are the hallmark of the island.
When to go
The fantastic sub tropical climate of Mauritius ensures that it is warm throughout the year.
January through to April is the hottest time of the year in Mauritius, with temperatures regular exceeding 30°C. While it can rain during this period, it is often in the shape of short heavy showers rather than prolonged rainfall. It is also worth noting that during February Mauritius occasionally feels the tail wind from an anti-cyclone. However, this generally only lasts for a couple of days and is normally followed by beautiful conditions.
The coolest time to visit Mauritius is between May and August. With daytime temperatures still averaging around 25°C this is a popular time for families with young children to visit as well as those who just prefer the heat a little less intense.
September through to December is when a holiday to Mauritius is at its most popular, with temperatures hovering just below 30°C and humidity. This period also sees many of the country’s religious ceremonies and festivals.
What to See
There’s a great number of reasons why so many people choose to holiday in Mauritius. Often thought to be the perfect island getaway, and an ideal destination for honeymoons in particular, the island boasts numerous excellent attractions, including luxury spa facilities and an extensive array of world class golf courses. The island also boasts an abundance of fine restaurants where guests can sample many of the local speciality dishes.
Mauritius also provides visitors with a wide range of sporting and leisure activities, with guests able to explore the spectacular scenery on horseback, mountain bikes and quad bikes. The Black River Gorges National Park provides visitors with stunning views of natural rainforest full of unique plants and wildlife.
A particular highlight of Mauritius is the fantastic diving opportunities it offers, with safe, shallow waters that are perfect for snorkelling as well as excellent diving excursions that will test even the most experienced diver. Deep sea fishing for Marlin, Sharks and Barracuda are also popular.
The diversity of the Seychelles landscape rushes up to greet you the moment your aircraft begins its descent and promises a long list of exciting things to do.
Seychelles is famous for having some of the best beaches in the world, pristine and uncrowded. Some are framed by age-old granite boulders and others offer powder-soft sands, turquoise clear waters and sublime opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and pure relaxation.
There are great opportunities for island-hopping between the 16 islands that currently offer accommodation. These range from sumptuous 5-star resorts to rustic island lodges and cosy beachside bungalows. On your way, you will discover such gems as the legendary Vallée de Mai, home to the legendary Coco-de-Mer.
You will also find proud national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists’ studios, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breathtaking natural wonders above and beneath the waves. Various excursions will introduce you to the pleasures of glass-bottom boating, or enjoying a choice of water sports.
There’s also golf course and for the keen explorer, guided nature tours where to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Not forgetting the mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can take in a casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.
What sets Seychelles apart from so many other holiday destinations is its wide variety of islands — each one with its own particular geography, character and history. Whether you choose a day excursion to one of the many Inner granitic islands, or an extended stay on one of our exotic island hideaways, Seychelles has something exceptional to offer for everybody.
Experiencing more than one island during your stay is a must and will add a dimension to your holiday experience that you will never forget.
Whatever your choice, a regular network of air and sea transport operating out of the principal island of Mahé will cater for most itineraries. Ferry services, domestic flights and even helicopter transfers are also available on a daily basis to many of the islands.
The island of Sri Lanka lies off the southern tip of India in the Indian Ocean, a verdant paradise that is the cradle of the Buddhist faith. Apart from hundreds of miles of the world’s most beautiful palm-fringed beaches, Sri Lanka boasts seven World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO, ranging from sacred cities, palaces and cliff-top citadels to colonial strongholds, spanning nearly 3,000 years of history. To complete the picture of perfection, Sri Lanka is situated just three degrees north of the Equator, meaning the weather is constantly hot, humid and tropical. Sunny skies are the order of the day; even in the brief monsoon season there is always a daily spell of sunshine.
Adventurous visitors who enjoy some mystery and wonderment will marvel at the ancient sites of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Panduwasnuwara, where the remains of a great civilisation are to be seen.
Sri Lanka offers leisure and pleasure opportunities at a gentle pace; this is no average package holiday destination but rather one to be savoured by discerning travellers who enjoy the excitement of discovering what a country has to offer independently.
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