What you need to know about the Indian Ocean and the remote islands holidays
The Indian Ocean is a vast swathe of brilliant blue bordered by Africa on one side and Asia on the other, scattered with the most spectacular islands in the world.
It is probably a long way to go for most of the travellers however it is all worth it.
These tropical island have all the tourist infrastructures and English spoken concierge service in all the villas and luxury accommodation we offer.
Staying in one of these beautiful islands you are never far from the water and the beach. From the Maldives, with 26 coral atolls in a chain, 1200 islands and more than 100 resorts, stay in one of Haute Retreats Maldives villa rentals and luxury resorts and you will experience one of the best vacations in your life, to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is one of the best places anywhere where you can spot blue whales
Get close to nature
Whether on land or in the water, the islands of the Indian Ocean have plenty to offer the nature lover. Sri Lanka is one of the best places anywhere to spot blue whales, with a 90% chance of seeing the world’s largest mammals as they feed in the plankton-rich waters around Mirissa on the island’s south coast between November and May.
Sri Lanka could be described as one of the most beautiful islands around the world. It is set just off the southern Indian fringe at about 600 miles north of the equator in the Indian Ocean. There is strong evidence that human civilization has existed in this tiny island nation for over 2000 years now. The island’s teeming natural beauties, a great legacy of its historic events, and a well-admired ability to host the outside world have always been applauded by travelers. Those who love exploring ancient worlds, the serenity of nature and going through the excitement of life will always want to be part of Sri Lanka holidays.
Many of the Indian Ocean’s islands have interesting histories to share. Their strategic locations meant that they were fought over by colonial powers in centuries past, and the legacies of previous rulers now mix with the cultural traditions of many waves of immigrants.
Ayurveda — derived from the Sanskrit words for life (ayuh) and knowledge or science (veda) — is an ancient science dating back more than 5,000 years. The sister science to yoga, Ayurveda is a holistic health system that focuses on your true nature and finding balance for living a life of wellness and vitality through daily practices. The doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha are representations of the elements, Air, Fire, Earth, Water and Space. The practice of Ayurveda assists your body and mind in healing itself. Ayurveda is a beautiful accessible practice you can incorporate into your life to bring peace and joy every day. Immerse yourself in one of the Ayurveda treatment centres in the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Ayurveda experts will explain you how this form of treatment helps boost the immune system, promotes a general sense of well-being and even helps delay the ageing process. The Ayurvedic principle of body, mind and soul is becoming very popular in the West where many people are now looking to travel more often to Sri Lanka.