Top 10 Islands In Indian Ocean To Soak Up The Sun

OT Staff


Renowned for its crystal-clear waters, overwater bungalows, and vibrant coral reefs, the Maldives is a paradise for luxury seekers and divers. The biosphere is rich with marine life, including manta rays and whale sharks.

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Chagos Archipelago

Known for its remarkable marine biodiversity, the Chagos Archipelago is a haven for divers and nature enthusiasts. This British Indian Ocean Territory boasts pristine coral reefs, abundant marine life, and secluded beaches.

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Known for its pristine beaches, granite boulders, and unique wildlife, Seychelles offers an idyllic escape. The Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, houses the rare coco de mer palm.

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Réunion Island

This volcanic island offers dramatic landscapes, including Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano. Réunion’s lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls attract hikers and adventure enthusiasts.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a cultural treasure trove combining rich history, diverse wildlife, and stunning coastlines. Major attractions include the ancient city of Sigiriya, tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, and Yala National Park.

View of the Galle lighthouse in Sri Lanka during sunrise | Shutterstock


Famous for its unique biodiversity, Madagascar is home to lemurs, baobab trees, and pristine rainforests. Key attractions include the Avenue of the Baobabs, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, and Nosy Be Island.

Tropical beach with a pleasure boat in Sainte-Marie island, Madagascar | Shutterstock


This Tanzanian archipelago offers white sandy beaches, historic Stone Town, and vibrant spice markets. Visitors can explore Jozani Forest, home to the rare red colobus monkey, and the nearby Mnemba Atoll for world-class snorkelling.

A dhow in the Indian Ocean, Paje, Sanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa | Shutterstock


Known for its unspoiled beauty and diverse marine life, Comoros offers tranquil beaches and vibrant coral reefs. Significant attractions include Mount Karthala, an active volcano, and Moheli Marine Park.

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Celebrated for its white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and multicultural heritage, Mauritius is a haven for relaxation and adventure. Key attractions include the Chamarel Seven Colored Earths, Le Morne Brabant, and Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.

View from the height of the east coast of the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean | Shutterstock

La Digue, Seychelles

Famous for its secluded beaches, such as Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue offers a peaceful retreat. Visitors can explore the Veuve Nature Reserve, home to the endangered black paradise flycatcher.

Aerial panoramic view of Beach Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue | Shutterstock

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