Meet our Indian Ocean specialists. They share a passion for these picture perfect islands and would love to share their enthusiasm and experience with you.
My favorite place in the entire world has to be the Maldives. Despite visiting over 5 times now I will never get bored! The views from the seaplane as you fly over the atolls still amaze me, the crystal clear waters are home to the most colorful fish where you can spend hours snorkeling and the service and quality of cuisine is exceptional! Further to the west, watersports are complimentary in Mauritius, making it a great spot for those wanting an adrenaline rush and for those wanting to chill but perhaps wanting a bit of an island hop, go to the Seychelles - a true bucket list destination!
The Indian Ocean has not only some of the clearest waters and idyllic white sand beaches also some of the world’s best spas and golf courses. For that idyllic private island getaway, you cannot beat the stunning Maldives. If you seek a little more than pristine beaches and want to experience a destination fully, then Mauritius will not disappoint. With incredible scenery, world class golf courses and a whole host of activities and experiences you will be sure to have as active or relaxing time as you wish.
I have been visiting the Maldives since beginning my career in travel and despite initial reservations that it would be too quiet I am drawn back again and again. I think partly, it is that every island has its own identity which makes it fun finding the right island for each of my guests. I also specialize in Mauritius which offers a great alternative to the Maldives especially for those who like to explore. With such interesting history and landscape it is perfect for those wanting to be more active.
Having joined Scott Dunn in 2010 I have been very lucky to visit or experience most of our hotels in the Mauritius, Seychelles and more recently the Maldives. The Indian Ocean is a real passion for me. The islands provide stunning scenery, accommodation, cuisine and the excellent service. Australia was my favorite place in the world for many years but now having just been to the Maldives this has just topped it! You would not believe the views of the atolls and islands beneath you as you look out from the sea plane! The turquoise sea shades and sand are almost surreal, a real must in everyone's lifetime!
The Indian Ocean has some stunning destinations – I love snorkeling, so the Maldives with its fantastic marine life in the glorious turquoise waters is one of my favorite places in the world for this. There is also fabulous over water accommodation for something a little different! Seychelles feels totally unspoiled with its lovely sandy beaches and the many islands to explore, all with their own charm. I have been to Mauritius a few times now and have a great appreciation of the luxurious hotels there, with a few personal favorites.
I’m a relative newcomer to the world of the Indian Ocean, having first visited Mauritius in March 2014 where I fell in love! Since then I am lucky enough to have also visited the Maldives, and will shortly be heading for the Seychelles to tick off the hat trick! My favorite so far has to be Six Senses Laamu. I adore the barefoot luxury of the island, and it has the bonus of a world class surf break to keep my husband happy! As Mum to a five year old, NIYAMA has to be up there too with what I think is the best children’s club I have ever seen!
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