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With warm, vivid-blue waters, kaleidoscopic underwater scenery and powdery white beaches, the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean are pure paradise - think Robinson Crusoe, with luxurious linens, sun cream and a way to leave, if you can force yourself. Hospitable people, sumptuous hotels and world-class restaurants and spas make them wonderful places for honeymooners, couples and families seeking relaxing beach holidays. From the bustling island of Male to the idyllic, paradisiacal islands of the southern atolls, island hopping by boat or seaplane is a fantastic way to explore. Pick your beach, or even your own island, and let someone else transport you to your own personal corner of nirvana. The islands are easily combined with Africa or Sri Lanka, where you can get a hit of safari or culture (or both) by discovering ancient cities and civilisations and incredible wildlife.

But the Indian Ocean is a destination in itself - the Maldives, composed of 26 coral atolls and hundreds of islands, is one of the world's most popular travel destinations, and is a diving mecca that yields fabulous marine life on practically every descent. Mauritius was once the crossroads of the African and Arabian trade routes and encapsulates a melting pot of cultures. The Seychelles is made up of 115 islands, and you can see everything from tangled jungle (Praslin) to incredible hiking routes (Mahe) and of course, tranquil beaches (everywhere). The Indian Ocean is more than just a beach destination, but the beaches are an ideal place to start.

The Indian Ocean with A&K
It's often dreamed about, but rarely done. Our guest, recently returned from the Maldives, spent two days alone on a pristine paradise island: a tiny coral fringed lagoon around a ring of white sand and splatter of tropical jungle. There were no annoying insects, no humans, just a raised four-poster bed built by a luxury resort with crisp white linen and iced boxes of drinks and snacks, with evening meals delivered by speedboat and served by waiters. 'It was incredible,' he reported. 'Castaway life as imagined by Ralph Lauren.'


It's just one of many extraordinary experiences A&K can arrange for you in the Indian Ocean, from dancing in an underwater nightclub to submarine trips and feeding sting rays. Along with well-established relationships with stunning resorts, we use the very best guides and arrange easy island hopping - flights are rarely more glorious - along with seamless connections with Africa and India.

Whether it's your honeymoon or luxury holiday, travel to the Indian Ocean with Abercrombie & Kent and we'll reveal impossibly perfect white sand, waving palm fronds and exquisite marine life.

The low-lying necklace of the Maldives, straddling the equator, pioneered the over-water villa. Vast emerald lagoons and coral frescoed with multi-coloured blizzards of fish are par for the course, but the expanding range of private island resorts now offer everything from Michelin-starred chefs and underwater spa treatments to tree house villas.

Further south, the Seychelles now boasts superb shabby chic castaway resorts including North Island - Prince William's choice for the royal honeymoon. The flat-topped atolls and lushly forested granite mountains offer heavenly nature - several have their own environmental programmes - including the planet's largest fish, smallest frog and heaviest tortoise.

And don't forget stunning Mauritius. Its wonderful coastline, premium hotels and excellent water sports, come with Hindu temples rising out of the sugar cane, historic tea plantations and fabulous local cuisine.

Even if you don't have your own Robinson Crusoe Island, the Indian Ocean offers an awful lot - and with A&K it's all possible.



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Offer Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru with Abercrombie & Kent

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Baa Atoll  

Discover a more intense experience of nature at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, in the remote Baa Atoll. Fringed by one of the Maldives'...Find out more

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PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi

Maldives  

Set within its own lagoon, PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is a naturalist's wonderland, where the landscape above and below the waterline is an attraction in...Find out more

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Offer Six Senses Laamu, Maldives with Abercrombie & Kent

Six Senses Laamu

Maldives  

Six Senses Laamu is an exclusive resort in the paradisiacal Southern Maldives. 97 Beachfront and Water Villas have been elegantly designed with a focus...Find out more

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Royal Palm

Grande Baie  

An oasis of luxury and calm, this exquisite five star luxury hotel is set in lush tropical gardens, overlooking turquoise seas and is on one of the finest...Find out more

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North Island

North Island  

Begin the evening by attending an environmental talk in the library. Glass of wine in hand, you will learn about the island's various conservation programmes,...Find out more

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Amilla Fushi

Maldives

Amilla Fushi is an entirely new, refreshing concept for the Maldives. Luxury hotels are understandably ten a penny in this island paradise but Amilla...Find out more

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Maldives

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary. A haven of pool villas on your very...Find out more

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Atmosphere Kanifushi

Maldives

Occupying a stunning turquoise lagoon in the quiet Lhaviyani Atoll, Atmosphere Kanifushi is not only a treat for the eyes but also for the toes; the picture...Find out more

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Banyan Tree Seychelles

Intendance Bay  

Nestling among the swaying palm trees and tropical forest of Intendance Bay, on the main island of Mahé, Banyan Tree Seychelles is a romantic hideaway...Find out more

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

North Male Atoll  

Banyan Tree have set themselves the objective of researching and pioneering projects supporting marine life, as well as helping to increase the ecological...Find out more

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Baros

North Male Atoll  

24 Deluxe Villas sit among tropical foliage by the beach, featuring a large teak-floored bedroom opening onto a veranda facing the ocean. The bathroom,...Find out more

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Bird Island Lodge

 

Bird Island Lodge is all about simplicity and the environment that you are in, there are no telephones and no phones, so just immerse yourself in the...Find out more

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Cheval Blanc Randheli

Maldives

Situated just north of Malé, the glistening waters of Noonu Atoll can be reached by a short 40-minute journey upon the resort's bespoke seaplane. Offering...Find out more

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COMO Cocoa Island

Maldives  

Floating elegantly on sparkling shallow lagoon waters, the timber dhonis and villas of COMO Cocoa Island offer luxurious and ultimately private accommodation....Find out more

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COMO Maalifushi

Maldives

Experience the laid-back island vibes of COMO Maalifushi, the Maldives' latest addition to its impressive portfolio of resorts and no exception to the...Find out more

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

South Ari Atoll  

Treat yourself at the destination spa, based on the four elements, its philosophy highlights how crucial each element is for life, health and well-being....Find out more

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Constance Belle Mare Plage

 

Located on the eastern coast of Mauritius, Constance Belle Mare Plage is spread along two kilometres of soft white sand and protected by an offshore reef...Find out more

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Constance Ephelia Resort

 

For those who are looking for more than just relaxing on either North or South beach, Ephelia offers anything from windsurfing to kayaking to a fully...Find out more

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Constance Halaveli Resort

 

Shaped like a Maldivian dhoni sailing boat, Constance Halaveli Resort is exquisitely located on a curved island retreat in the North Ari atoll. Surrounded...Find out more

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Constance Le Prince Maurice

Poste de Flacq  

Evoking the splendour of a distant era, Le Prince Maurice is named after Prince Maurice van Nassau, pioneer of the spice trade in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded...Find out more

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Constance Lemuria Resort

Anse Kerlan  

Constance Lemuria is surrounded by rare and luxuriant vegetation and washed by the warm waters of a turquoise lagoon. The architecture and design have...Find out more

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Constance Moofushi Resort

Maldives

Situated in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives, Constance Moofushi Resort, combines luxury and style with laid back, barefoot relaxation. Stay in a fabulous...Find out more

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Denis Private Island

Seychelles  

Make sure you find time to explore the island which includes a 100-year old lighthouse and densely forested interior. Look out for Toby the tortoise (about...Find out more

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Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa

 

An elegant five star resort, Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is a haven of peace and tranquillity - the ideal setting for a luxury holiday in Mauritius....Find out more

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Four Seasons Explorer

 

Four Seasons Explorer is a luxury catamaran catering for a maximum of 22 guests. Visiting pristine beaches and wonderful dive sites this is a truly magical...Find out more

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Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

 

Once you have landed on Kuda Huraa it soon becomes apparent that no expense has been spared to endorse the hotel's mantra: 'Quite possibly the closest...Find out more

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Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Grande Riviere Sud-Est  

Cocooned by a private sanctuary on the east coast of Mauritius, the Four Seasons at Anahita embraces endless views of blue waters against a backdrop of...Find out more

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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Baie Lazare  

The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles spills dramatically down a lushly forested incline, to the white powder sands below. Villas and resort buildings have...Find out more

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Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island  

You will discover the ultimate in eco-luxury combined with discreet service in an outstandingly beautiful setting.16 Indonesian-inspired villas are hidden...Find out more

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Gili Lankanfushi

North Male Atoll  

Gili Lankanfushi is all about escaping the cares of the world. The 37 overwater Villa Suites and Residences line three jetties that stretch out from the...Find out more

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Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

 

On arrival at Malé International Airport board a 55 minute domestic flight to Kaadedhdhoo Airport in the south atoll. From here, a 15 minute speedboat...Find out more

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Jumeirah Vittaveli

 

Jumeirah Vittaveli is an intimate escape or indulgent family experience with a unique activity for every guest, an array of choices that focus on fun,...Find out more

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La Domaine de L’Orangerie, Seychelles

 

The 63 villas are located a few steps away from famous Anse Severe beach. Each villa has its unique features and enjoys a zen style with earthy tones...Find out more

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L'Archipel

 

L'Archipel is set above one of the most beautiful beaches on Praslin, a small boutique property, charming with great character and a great place to be...Find out more

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Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort

Mauritius

Nestling on the edge of one of the island's longest, widest and most beautiful natural beaches is Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort. All of the rooms have...Find out more

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Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Anse Louis  

Maia captures the style and culture of Eastern influences in a unique Seychelles setting. 30 acres of lush tropical gardens and pristine beachfront at...Find out more

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Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa

Flic En Flac  

An exclusive haven of luxury and solitude, Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa spreads through 27 acres on the west coast of Mauritius, overlooking the soft...Find out more

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One & Only Reethi Rah

 

Located on one of North Malé atoll's largest islands, the Reethi Rah encompasses an extraordinary six kilometres of sugar white coastline and reefs that...Find out more

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One&Only Le Saint Géran

Mauritius

Basking on the golden peninsular of Belle Mare on the island's northeast coast under the calm sway of countless coconut palms, the hotel is situated amid...Find out more

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Paradis Hotel & Golf Club

Morne Peninsula  

Paradis Hotel & Golf Club has a superb location on the island's south-western tip and is a haven for sports lovers and families alike. The resort...Find out more

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PER AQUUM Niyama

Maldives

Per AQUUM Niyama is an edgy, modern resort that will offer guests more than a romantic Maldivian escape, balancing tranquillity with a sense of discovery,...Find out more

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Raffles Praslin

Raffles Praslin

Raffles Praslin is the latest addition on Praslin island and is a beautiful all-villa resort. There are 86 villas designed in a contemporary style, each...Find out more

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Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa

Pointe Quatre Cocos  

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is one of the world's great resorts. With a collection of 200 rooms and suites plus three exclusive villas...Find out more

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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa

Maldives  

The 142 Villas are split into distinctive concepts, all offering a unique experience that will last long in your memory. The Water Villas, Pool Villas,...Find out more

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Shanti Maurice, A Nira Resort

Chemin Grenier, Mauritius  

Nestled between sugarcane fields and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shanti Maurice promises an indigenous Mauritian experience that will enlighten...Find out more

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Soneva Fushi

Baa Atoll  

Fringed by white sand beaches shelving gently into a crystal-clear reef-protected lagoon, this secluded resort is a true Robinson Crusoe-style barefoot...Find out more

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The Oberoi Mauritius

Turtle Bay  

Sitting on three crescents of soft white sand, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The Oberoi Mauritius is surrounded by beautiful subtropical...Find out more

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The Residence

Mauritius

With a perfect combination of bygone charm, contemporary luxury and a reputation for impeccable service, The Residence exudes an atmosphere of grace and...Find out more

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The St. Regis Mauritius Resort

Le Morne Peninsula

The UNESCO World Heritage site Le Morne Mountain provides a befitting backdrop to the resort and with the world's best diving and kite surfing spots moments...Find out more

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Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa

Mauritius

Trou aux Biches is set on a 35 hectare estate with beautiful tropical gardens and a beachfront setting; it is a sublime place to relax and be pampered...Find out more

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Velassaru

 

The beautiful resort of Velassaru is located on its own private coral island in the Maldives, reachable by short speedboat ride from Malé International...Find out more

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