Indian Ocean Islands – Island Holidays

Diving

Indian Ocean Islands are home to some of the world’s finest coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen. Teeming with hundreds of gaily-coloured fish, the underwater world of the Indian Ocean can be deemed a natural wonder in its own right.

Scuba divers are spoilt for choice of dive sites. There are numerous dive sites strewn all over the islands. Beginners can start at the shallow beaches, whereas experienced divers can head straight for the more adventurous dive sites such as cliffs, caverns, reefs, pinnacles and wrecks.

There are several dive centres on the islands and most run courses using the international PADI system of diver education. This way, the certification you gain can be used anywhere in the world.

Mauritius

An island of beauty and charm… the clear, warm waters and white sandy beaches on Mauritius make tropical dreams come true. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday.

Life is full of pleasant decisions on Mauritius… world-famous water sports – most of which are offered on a complimentary basis to resort guest – unforgettable sunsets, trendy bars, top restaurants and spa’s.

You can either spend all your time at the resort, or do sightseeing like at Grand Baie, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, Chamarel Village & The Rhumerie de Chamarel, Black River Gorges and Le Morne Brabant just to name a few.

There is a wealth of accommodation to choose from in Mauritius – ranging from small to medium-sized hotels and charming villas right through to luxury resorts. Each is as welcoming as the next, and offers the same exemplary levels of service. Some resorts are ideal for families and friends, other resorts are more suitable for couples, or people who just want to relax. You can choose your own meal-plan, from all-inclusive to self-catering.

Mauritius is among the top five best places to get married and take a honeymoon, thanks to its stunning scenery, warm tropical climate and the natural hospitality of the Mauritian people. Most hotels offer extensive wedding and honeymoon packages and have their own experienced wedding coordinator who will organise every last detail according to your wishes.

Seychelles

Seychelles, one of the world’s very last frontiers, promises adventure and breath taking natural beauty in pristine surrounds still untouched by man, above and beneath the waves.

Seychelles is famous for having some of the best beaches in the world. 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.

Ace Travel offers great opportunities for island-hopping between the 16 islands that currently offer accommodation. These range from luxury 5-star resorts to rustic island lodges and cosy beachside bungalows or self-catering apartments. Even better – explore Seychelles Islands from the comfort of a small yacht.

Seychelles is home to no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms and the fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.D.

Various excursions will introduce you to the pleasures of glass-bottom boating, or enjoying a choice of water sports. There is also a 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.

Ace Travel itineraries will help you to make the most of your holiday by introducing you to the islands in a logical way and giving you a wide range of experiences.

Maldives

The Maldives is sunny all year long, has waves like nowhere else and the beauty of an underwater paradise! Accommodation ranges from budget to luxury resorts, ideal for families, couples, honeymooners. Whether you are an adventure-seeker and crazy about sport, or want to relax, do yoga and spoil yourself with beauty treatments, this heavenly tropical island is the ultimate holiday destination for all.

Make your stay in Maldives fun and adventurous with beach football, beach volleyball, jogging around the beach, cycling around the island. Under the bright sunshine, enjoy a wide array of water sport activities in the tropical Maldives. There are hundreds of popular dive sites dispersed around the vast ocean of the Maldives. Resort islands operate, world-class water sports centres to thrill their visitors. Some of the water sport activities that you can partake in at the resorts include; canoeing, catamaran sailing, water skiing, fun tube, kayaking, wakeboarding, surfing, Jet Ski tours, parasailing, banana boat towing, windsurfing, snorkelling, kitesurfing and knee boarding.

Reunion

From moon-like volcanoes, to clear blue lagoons, this tropical island offers a unique combination of emotions. In a very short space of time, you will be able to travel from a volcanic desert to a dreamlike lagoon, and then to the most incredible green tropical forest located at the heart of the island. From Asian cuisine to creole markets, from Buddhist traditions to Tamil, Islamic or Christian rituals, Reunion is a melting pot of cultures.

On Reunion Island, there is accommodation for every taste, every need and every type of budget. We have accommodation best suited to your wishes, whether you prefer the seaside or would rather stay by the mountains, the simplest type of accommodation to luxury resorts.

Treat yourself to a unique food experience inspired by the many cultures represented on the Island.

Taste the very special dishes of Reunionese Cuisine, an authentic treat of fish dishes as made by those who can prepare them best: Reunion Islanders themselves! Other dishes you will be likely to find are the soft cake of crab and prawns with orange and pink grapefruit, the crusty ravioli of oyster and mushrooms with lobster, the flamed trout with vanilla sauce, or the traditional coconut chicken…

Discover all kinds of activities, attractions and leisure parks. While the Island has a multitude of hiking trails past deep canyons, lava cliffs and waterfalls, it offers many other attractive activities such as diving in the deep blue sea, or flying over the island. See and experience touristic attractions – Gardens of La Reunion, Reunion Aquarium, St Denis, Villages Créoles, Mare à Poule d’Eau, Marine Cemetery, sugar plant and rum distillery plant, museums, Roulof Vanilla Plantation, la Cueillette de Goyavier.

Madagascar

Searching for paradise? You will always find it in Madagascar, where some of the finest beaches in the world await you. Discover lush accommodation and personalised service in a remarkable variety of locales – from tropical coastal Parks to mountain-cradled retreats to lively cityscapes. Relaxation and adventure await you from our elegant luxury resorts.

The most popular coastal location is in the North West. Its creeks, harbours and islets make it ideal and popular for leisure boating. Underwater, Madagascar’s well-located coral reefs are among the world’s most beautiful diving sites. Grab your boards and go surfing, windsurfing or kite-surfing!

Other water activities are snorkelling, whale-watching, fishing, sailing and rafting. Try out some land activities like canyoning, hikes, climbing, spelunking, paragliding, off-road raids and adventures.

Madagascar is one of the six countries in the world which retains the greatest part of the world’s genetic reserves in their rain forests, a true Garden of Eden. More than half of the 285 recorded bird species in Madagascar are endemic, rates that are rarely achieved elsewhere. Other natural attractions not to be missed are Avenue of the Baobabs, Ile Sainte Marie, Isalo National Park, Tsingy de Bemaraha Reserve. Look out for the great variety of chameleons and lemurs!

Ace Travel will tailor-make packages to suite your travel needs in Madagascar.

Indian Ocean Island Cruises

Exotic Seychelles is the perfect destination for both summer and winter cruises due to its warm climate. Discover this paradise and extraordinary fauna and flora from a luxury yacht environment. Either you seek a romantic honeymoon, or just fancy an enticing cruise to Seychelles, this is the ultimate experience for you and the people you love. We have specially designed itineraries from which to choose, in order to experience a unique island-hopping voyage. Our Seychelles cruises are full of wonderful excursions that will give you the chance to dive into a breathtaking underwater world, walk through tropical jungles and capture heaven beaches.

Enjoy a luxury cruise while sailing between Mauritius, Madagascar and the Seychelles.

Costa neoRomantica is a prestigious and sophisticated ship, surprising in its elegance, where attention is paid to every detail. Guests on board can refresh themselves in a fully contained spa which offers beauty treatments, therapies and personalised instruction – or relax in one of the 789 generously proportioned and luxuriously appointed staterooms. The Costa neoRomantica also comprises of exclusive restaurants and bars, a gym, thalassotherapy pool, sauna, Turkish bath, UVA solarium, 2 pools, outdoor jogging track, casino, disco, library and much more.

Cruise the popular Mozambique, South African Coastal and Namibian itineraries. Everything you require for the most relaxing holiday is included in your fare – from comfortable accommodation, to first-class entertainment, mouth-watering cuisine, entertainment for the whole family, world-class life and wellness amenities, and kids under 18 cruise for free.

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