Paradise Islands with private butlers and crystal clear waters with colourful coral reefs. Are these places you have dreamed of?
I have teamed up with Tropical Sky who offer a wide selection of holidays to the Indian Ocean. Their expert staff have visited many of the hotels and they will be able to recommend the right hotel to suit you. I have listed three luxurious, but affordable, five star resorts in the Indian Ocean but Tropical Sky have many more options available, which you can see HERE. Whether you want B&B or All Inclusive, an organised tour of Sri Lanka’s cultural centre or pure relaxation in your own water bungalow, Tropical Sky can arrange it for you.
Sri Lanka is one of those islands that thankfully has not yet been discovered by the masses. With a coastline of white sandy beaches and an interior full of rolling hills and tea plantations, it is the perfect island of contrasts. For those who fancy some culture mixed with beach time, the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, fascinating temples and elephant safaris should tick all boxes. See all Sri Lanka holidays here.
5* Anantara Kalutara Resort & Spa, Flights, Transfers & Hotel Half Board €1279!
Anantara are renowned for offering deluxe hotels and the Kalutara Resort & Spa is no exception. Overlooking the Kalu River this luxurious hotel offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday, but within reach of Sri Lanka’s highlights. There are three restaurants and three bars on site, as well as a Spa, two swimming pools, yoga, gym and numerous watersports. This amazing deal includes a free upgrade to Half Board and is valid for 2018 and 2019 departures. Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, just read the reviews if you still need convincing!
Another idyllic island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers year round sunshine, white sandy beaches but surprisingly so much more! Explore the hidden waterfalls at the heart of the jungle and go in search of some of its extraordinary wildlife. You will be spoilt for choice with the many watersports available, you can even go whale watching! The lush green interior provides some championship golf courses and the mix of Asian and African cultures help to provide some mouthwatering creole cuisine. See all Mauritius holidays here.
5* Heritage Le Telfair Hotel, Flight, Transfers, B&B €1469!
Located on one of Mauritius’ best beaches, Heritage Le Telfair is the sophisticated choice. The decor will remind you of a former plantation house and the added extras like the butler service and nespresso machines in every suite, makes for a truly luxurious holiday. There is a fitness centre and tennis school on site, as well as numerous watersports at the beach. The Seven Colours Spa Millesime Collection is one of Mauritius’ best Spa’s and will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated. Kids are welcome too, in fact up to 2 children stay free if travelling between the 13th of May – 15th July or 26th August to the 30th of September. This small deluxe hotel is receives outstanding reviews on tripadvisor and was a travellers choice award winner this year.
A destination on every bucket list, you only have to mention the Maldives and people start to daydream! Expect over water bungalows and an underwater paradise to match. Some resorts even have underwater restaurants and some bungalows have their own personal slide into the sea! When it comes to luxury paradise islands, the Maldives ticks all boxes and then some! One might think that all of these resorts come with a hefty price tag. Not so…. See all Maldives holidays here.
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, B&B, Flights, Sea Plane Transfers & Beach Villa from €2059!
A tropical paradise, the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort has thatched roofs, a adult-only infinity pool and according to the International Hotel Awards, has the best Spa in the Maldives. Your cool beach villa has stunning views with a comfy day bed. There is a fitness centre on site as well as mini-golf and tennis courts. Non motorised watersports are included in the price of your stay so you can snorkel away to your hearts content! There is a wide choice of dining options and you can choose to upgrade to an all-inclusive package if required. Privacy is paramount at this hotel, it even has a no drone policy. This paradise island receives excellent reviews on tripadvisor, so you can expect to have a holiday of a lifetime!
Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by Tropical Sky but all views, as always, are my own.