Our luxury holidays to the Indian Ocean are tailor-made and offer an outstanding choice of luxury hotels in the Maldives, the Seychelles and Mauritius, from island hideaways to sophisticated resorts. The Indian Ocean is the ultimate luxury holiday destination, combining natural beauty with hotels offering superb service, luxurious accommodation and wonderful leisure facilities from spas to tennis, diving to golf. Our tailor-made luxury holidays to the Indian Ocean will satisfy those who are looking for rest and relaxation as well as those seeking a more active break.Click on the tabs above to find out more about us, our holidays and the islands of the Indian Ocean.
An Expressions Indian Ocean holiday is tailor-made according to your exact requirements. The basis of our truly bespoke holidays lies in the wide range and diversity of islands and hotel accommodation that we have selected to offer you. We offer you here is a fantastic range of the very best in hotels and resorts on the islands of Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives. Some of these are known worldwide as being the best in their category and this can be small, private island retreat or a highly-developed resort with outstanding leisure attractions. Our Indian Ocean appeals to couples, honeymooners, families and singles. Our range of holidays will satisfy those who want peaceful rest and relaxation as well as those who are seeking for a more active break, whether island-hopping, fishing, playing golf, tennis, diving, learning new water sports, spa treatments or taking a local cookery lesson.Holiday arrangementsExpressions Indian Ocean includes scheduled return flights from the airport of your choice, plus appropriate transfers from the airport to your chosen hotel by taxi, boat, plane or helicopter. We can also offer you the services of a chauffeur-driven transfer from your home to the airport. The cost varies according to the distance to the airport.We offer a huge range of hotels on the different islands of the Indian Ocean, where you can also choose between a variety of board arrangements and room types. As all our holidays are tailor-made, we will put together an option that is suited to your exact requirements.Scheduled flightsWe are pleased to offer you the services of British Airways, whose name has become synonymous with outstanding levels of customer service and satisfaction. We include World Traveller with British Airways in all our holidays, but World Traveller Plus, Club World and First cabins are also available on most routes. Online and self-service check-in options are other advantages on offer. British Airways flies to Mauritius, Maldives (winter only), Cape Town, Johannesburg, Dubai and Muscat.Emirates offers award-winning levels of comfort and outstanding facilities and service for the long-haul traveller on board its modern fleet of Airbus 330-200s and Boeing 777s. With three classes to choose from, you can opt for the services that suit your preferences most. Emirates flies not only to the Maldives but also from Dubai to Colombo and between Colombo and Malé (sometimes code-shared with SriLankan), and from Dubai to Mauritius or the Seychelles.We also work with Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, Sri Lankan Airways and many more airlines. Special interest holidaysWe have made a very special selection of special interest holidays that are highly suited to the Indian Ocean, from honeymoons to family holidays, from diving to spa holidays. Almost all the hotels we feature have excellent facilities for families, offer advantageous bonuses for honeymoon couples and are now equipped with superb spa facilities. Remember that our sales consultants will make any special arrangements for you before you travel, from babysitting to diving lessons.
Expressions Indian Ocean is an independent specialist tour operator which was established in 1989 and offers tailor-made holidays to the Indian Ocean, providing personal service with a professional approach. We pride ourselves on interpreting your demands and requirements to provide you with the holiday that you want, ensuring a successful match between client and holiday.Personal and professional serviceWe personally know the majority of the hotels that we feature, and we put together our holidays with our clients in mind. Contact with Expressions Indian Ocean means contact with the people who know the holidays, who will share their knowledge and experience with you – our team of specialist travel consultants know the islands very well, and operate a concierge service that helps you to explore every aspect of special interest or activity that fits with your holiday. All aspects of your holiday are personalised, from the itinerary to your holiday confirmation and documentation which provides you with information that is relevant to you. From the point of initial contact with us, you will deal with the same sales consultant, who will handle all aspects of your booking and ticketing. We approach your holiday in a way that offers you the arrangements you want, not to slot you in to pre-existing arrangements. This might mean juggling dates, securing the last available room at a hotel or tailoring a complex itinerary involving numerous components. Your holiday is as individually fashioned and tailor-made as you want it to be.How we price your holidayAll prices mentioned on our website and in our brochure are simply guides, as there are many variations that might affect the price including exchange rates, flight costs and special offers. To find out exact prices for the holiday that you are interested in, contact us for a tailor-made quotation.All our holiday arrangements have been designed to afford you maximum flexibility and freedom of choice. We include all travel arrangements as well as many nights' hotel accommodation as you want, in as many different places.Our Price GuaranteeWe guarantee that once you have made a firm booking with a deposit payment, there will be no increases in the price of your holiday due to currency movements. If, for any reason, there have been changes in the price of the holiday you want, you will be advised at the time of booking.Full Financial ProtectionFull financial protection is offered when you book a holiday with us. Our air holidays are ATOL protected, and we are a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited to protect non-flight packages. We are also members of ABTA and AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators), an organisation of some of Britain’s best specialist tour operators.
The Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives enjoy a worldwide reputation for offering a holiday experience of luxury, elegance and refinement, whether sophisticated or more casual. Tourism on these islands has developed carefully, with the hotels blending into the natural environment. Mauritius and the Seychelles are not big mass-market charter flight destinations, and the Maldives by nature of its geography does not cater for huge resorts.MauritiusMauritius is a fascinating melting pot of peoples and cultures, a place where the religious traditions of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Buddhism sit comfortably with the racial mix of African, Indian, Chinese and European. It is a serene landscape of sugar-cane fields and mountain peaks, lush tropical fruit trees of banana and coconut, spices and bursts of bougainvillaea is bordered by soft white sands lapped by clear, vibrant turquoise waters. Casuarina trees line the beaches and just offshore are often moored small, flat fishing boats. Mauritius is a luxurious holiday paradise, yet made special and ultimately welcoming by its charming and courteous people.Luxury holidays to MauritiusSeychellesThe Seychelles are scenically some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Just south of the equator and outside the cyclone zone, the visitor to the Seychelles encounters the archetypal tropical island of white sand beach and palm trees. The people and culture are a mix of Arab, Indian, African and European; the institutions a blend of French and British. Laidback luxury encompasses the way of life for the visitor to the Seychelles. Island-hopping allows you to visit more than one of these beautiful islands and affords a range of island holiday experiences.Luxury holidays to the SeychellesMaldivesThe Maldives are perfect for luxurious seclusion and outstanding relaxation, with low-lying, coral atolls, white sand beaches amid a dazzling blue-green sea. The hotels fit snugly into the landscape of the island, and great care has been taken to meet environmental regulations. Hotels on the Maldives have been constructed on designated islands so have become island resorts where little contact with the ‘real’ Maldives is possible. Below the surface of the sea an amazing world of coral beckons with some of the most extensive reefs in the world. An away-from-it all island experience with sensational underwater sightseeing.Luxury holidays to the Maldives
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Capital:MaléAirport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).
MauritiusCapital: Port LouisAirport: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.Size: 865 square kilometresCurrency: Mauritian rupee (£1 = 35 Rs)Population 1.1 millionTemperature: The hottest months are from January to April, although this is also the cyclone season and the weather can be humid with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Centigrade. There is no distinct rainy season. The Mauritian winter months are June, July, August when temperatures average about 24 degrees Centigrade with the evenings being about 16 degrees Centigrade. However, the weather does vary from the east to the west coast. The east is breezier, and feels cooler during their winter months. The north-west near Port Louis is often the driest and the warmest part of the island. During their winter months you should have a jacket or jumper for the evenings. Dining is outside throughout the year.
Capital: VictoriaAirport: One to two hours on the boat from Mahe, or about 20 minutes by helicopter.Size: 455 square kilometres
Currency: Seychelles rupee (£1 = 8 Rs)Population: 73,000Temperature: The Seychelles fall outside the cyclone zone. The seasons divide into May to October, when the south-east trade winds blow and November to April when the winds are from the north-west which can bring rain, particularly in January. January is the wettest month, July and August are the driest months. The temperature is pretty constant throughout the year, ranging between 24 and 31 degrees Centigrade and humidity is around 80 percent.
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