Islands. There's something strangely comforting about holidaying in 'splendid isolation', and while that phrase originally applied to the British Isles, some rather more sunny examples exist in the Indian Ocean.

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Diving and snorkelling with more manta rays than I could count at Hani Faru Bay in Baa Atoll in the Northern Maldives. It is one of the best spots for mantas anywhere on Earth.

Louisa, Original Traveller

Top picks for Indian Ocean

Mauritius

Mauritius

Indian Ocean

This tiny Indian Ocean island has long set the standard for tropical luxury holidays.

Where to go

Mauritius
Niyama, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Niyama

Maldives

The little sister of one of our favourite Maldivian retreats, Huvafen Fushi, NIYAMA opened its doors in March 2012. It is every bit as luxurious and spoiling, with an added dose of funk and attitude in the form of the world's first underwater nightclub.

Where to stay

Niyama
Baros Maldives, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Baros Maldives

Maldives

Baros is an immaculate resort on a private, palm-fringed island surrounded by a shallow lagoon.

Where to stay

Baros Maldives
Dive Fregate Island

Dive Fregate Island

Seychelles

Fregate Island is situated on the edge of the inner group of granite islands that lie at the heart of the far-flung Seychelles archipelago.

What to do

Dive Fregate Island
Maldives

Maldives

Indian Ocean

Paradise islands don’t come much better than the Maldives.

Where to go

Maldives
Anantara Kihavah Maldives, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Anantara Kihavah

Maldives

A serious contender for one our favourite Maldivian hotspots, Anantara Kihavah leaves no stone unturned, with effortless style and a mega dollop of attention to detail.

Where to stay

Anantara Kihavah
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Maldives

Formerly Soneva Gili, this luxury hotel and spa occupies a tiny island set in a sparkling lagoon and surrounded by thriving coral reefs, ideally located just twenty minutes’ journey by speedboat from the international airport on Malé.

Where to stay

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Pool at Cheval Blanc Randheli, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Maldives

Sister property to the contemporary classic Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, Cheval Blanc Randheli caters to a similar audience of high flyers with an innate appreciation of the finer things in life.

Where to stay

Cheval Blanc Randheli
Aerial view of Constance Halaveli Resort, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Constance Halaveli Resort

Maldives

The new Constance Halaveli Resort has villas either on stilts in a beautiful lagoon or on the pristine beach.

Where to stay

Constance Halaveli Resort
Pool at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, luxury hotel in the Maldives

W Retreat & Spa

Maldives

As if choosing where to stay in the Maldives wasn't hard enough, along comes the W Retreat & Spa.

Where to stay

W Retreat & Spa
Water villa at Huvafen Fushi, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Huvafen Fushi

Maldives

One of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi is located half an hour by speedboat from the international airport.

Where to stay

Huvafen Fushi
Villas at Cocoa Island, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Cocoa Island

Maldives

Cocoa Island is located in the less developed South Malé Atoll of the Maldives, reached by a 30-minute private speedboat transfer from the international airport.

Where to stay

Cocoa Island

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