An cruise to the Indian Ocean can take you to unforgettable destinations such as Mombasa in Kenya, the home of safari and beautiful Madagascar as well as the other breathtaking isles found scattered throughout the crystal blue waters.
The beautiful islands of the Seychelles remain unspoilt and idyllic in every way, over a hundred islands scattered perfectly throughout the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean truly live up to their reputation as paradise isles. Enjoy a glass bottomed boat safari, soak up the stunning backdrop of Mahe's mountain peaks and snorkel among shimmering fish in the warm crystal clear waters. Explore shaded island paths and ancient ruins or for the more adventurous Morne Seychellois and its surrounding national park offers excellent hiking and stunning scenery. A visit to the islands capital of Mahe is a must, go hunting for souvenirs from the huge choice of local handicrafts or if your feeling extravagant why not island hop over to Praslin and splash out on a exquisite Black Pearl cultured at the only oyster farm in the Indian Ocean, stop for a lazy Creole lunch in a beachfront cafe or simply laze on powder soft sands and revel in a intimate and romantic haven.
In Mauritius you will find dramatic mountain scenery, beautiful beaches and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Luxurious hotels provide a truly amazing tropical hideaway and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are perfect for water sports such as sailing, fishing, diving and water-skiing. Visit Grand Baie, a small fishing village offering excellent nightlife, restaurants and shops or the capital Port Louis with its attractive harbour and modern shopping mall selling designer goods. Here you will also find open air markets selling traditional goods, herbs and spices. Other highlights include the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens housing an exotic mix of indigenous plants and the extinct volcano of Trou Aux Cerfs and incredible Verdant Mountains.
On a cruise to the Indian Ocean, you can also see the unspoilt natural beauty of the Maldives with its platinum white sands, azure waters and swaying palms make it one of the world's most luxurious hideaways. A diver's paradise with its astounding coral reefs and exceptional marine life, the Maldives offers some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world. Of course you could just master the art of doing nothing and recline under a coconut palm with a cool cocktail in hand which is truly what the Maldives is about!
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