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Best beaches in the Indian Ocean


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Best beaches in the Indian Ocean
Best beaches in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is known for boasting some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Whether you are enjoying complete luxury in the Maldives, or experiencing a new and interesting culture in India, these places all have one thing in common – spectacular beaches.

India – Palolem Beach, Goa

Palolem Beach in the famous hippy haven of Goa in India is a major tourist attraction. Gently nestled away from the bustling city, enjoy complete relaxation and tranquility at Palolem Beach. Fringed by swaying palms and offering gloriously turquoise waters, this is any beach lover’s paradise. Savour the laid back atmosphere while soaking up the sun in India.

Kenya – Diani Beach

Imagine the epitome of idyllic bliss and images of Diani Beach should come to mind. Diani Beach is most famous for its long white beach, azure waters and coconut trees. Spend your days whiling on the sun drenched beach, and as the sun sets, retreat to your beach resort for world class seafood and an exuberant nightlife.

Madagascar – Ile Sainte Marie

This idyllic beach lies about 8 kilometres off the eastern shore of Madagascar and offers a peaceful respite from the bustle of the city. Ile Saint Marie is also a haven for whale watching in season, usually between July and September. Here you will also find some of the Indian Ocean’s premier diving locations.

Maldives – Banyan Tree, Cocoa Island, Nika, Sovena Fushi Islands etc

The Maldives is one of the more popular of the Indian Ocean islands and welcomes visitors with sparkling azure waters, silky soft sand and warm and gracious hospitality. The beaches are idyllic, offering visitors nothing short of complete bliss in natural and beautiful surroundings. The beach resorts of the Maldives are a popular honeymoon destination, offering newlyweds the privacy, romance and solitude they need.

Mauritius – Trou aux Biches, Flic en Flac, Paradis beaches

Mauritius is another Indian Ocean island renowned for its endless and picturesque beaches. Here visitors can enjoy calm, crystal clear waters – ideal for swimming and sailing. Diving is also great on this beach from December through to March, while surfing is recommended from June to August.

Seychelles – Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Anse Source d’Agent, La Digue Island, Ile Souris (Mouse Island), east cost of Mahe Island

Seychelles is a year round destination, making it popular with families, friends, and lovers. Windsurfing and sailing is best between May and September, while diving is best from October to April.

Sri Lanka – Unawatuna resort area

Tanzania is unique – it is here that you can enjoy a spectacular bush and beach experience, all rolled into one. For a completely private experience head to Northern Tanzania to Ushonga Bay or Bagamoyo. Also, the peaceful village of Pangani is fast becoming a beach resort destination of note, offering unspoilt beaches and basic accommodation options. The beaches of Pangani are also ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Zanzibar – Bwejuu Beach, Jambiani Beach and Nungwi Beach, on the east coast

Zanzibar is situated about 50 miles off the coast of Tanzania and is one of the most popular beach resort islands in the Indian Ocean. Here you will find breathtaking beaches – great for diving and snorkelling – and also a few exclusive resorts.

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