Scenes from the Indian Ocean: Our favorite paradise islands



It doesn’t take a lifetime to get to paradise; a plane ticket to the Indian Ocean should do the trick.

We love the islands in this corner of the world and are lucky to have the most beautiful hotels of the region in our Collections. For those who haven’t had a chance to visit, here’s a few selected pics from our favorite hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. If you ever want to go, just get in touch, we’d love to hear form you.


Is there anything more beautiful than the Maldives? Whatever your answer, it certainly makes a very good case for itself. A trip to this atoll paradise will have you sandwiched between emerald seas and opal skies. Not a hint of exhaust fumes or crowds here, just the scent of the ocean, a buttered lobster on an open grill and the soft sizzle of tanning lotion… Perfect!Cheval Blanc Randheli Image 1

A sunset at the Cheval Blanc Randheli

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You’ve never had a spa session quite like this (Cheval Blanc Randheli)

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A private moment for two (Four Seasons Resort Maldives At Landaa Giraavaru)

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Evening cocktail at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

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Your front porch at the Six Senses Laamu


Newlyweds get dreamy eyed when talking about the Seychelles. The island is one of the world’s favorite honeymoon destinations and as it’s brochure picture material at every angle, it’s easy to see why. Whether it’s digging your toes in the warm talcum powder sand, trekking underneath the cool canopy of the mountains or heading out for a boat excursion, there’s a little something for everyone here.

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Morning view at the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

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Welcome home (Four Seasons Resort Seychelles)

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Strolling through your backyard at the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

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Bathtub with a view at the Raffles Praslin

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Dinner for two at the Raffles Praslin

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Beachfront at the Raffles Praslin

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Picnic anyone? (Constance Lemuria)


According to Mark Twain the blueprint for paradise is the island of Mauritius and we wouldn’t dare argue. One of the world’s most exclusive luxury destinations, the island and its resorts are a well kept secret shared among those in the know. And who can blame them? One look at these azure blue waters and lush tropical forests and you’ll want to keep it all to yourself. The heart of this island beats to the rhythm of African drums and for the flavor of Vanilla rum and curry and while you’re here, yours will too.

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Welcome to the Four Seasons Resort at Anahita Mauritius

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Now that’s a golf course! ( Four Seasons Resort at Anahita Mauritius)

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Quality time with the family (Four Seasons Resort at Anahita Mauritius)

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Perfection (Beachfront at the Royal Palm)

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Quiet afternoon by the poolside (Royal Palm)

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About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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