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Best Boutique Island Hideaways in the Indian Ocean

Hand-picked collection of some of the best places to stay in Kenya, Mauritius, Maldives, Madagascar, Mozambique,

Seychelles and Zanzibar.

With prices guaranteed to be the same or better than going direct, with the security of ATOL protection and 24/7 support whilst your away, together with our expert knowledge, please get in touch by phone (it's always best, if possible) or email and let us know your brief. We'll do the rest. 


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Manda Bay is a laid back boho-chic island sanctuary located on a long stretch of sandy, protected beach on the north-western tip of Manda Island, in the Lamu archipelago, offering beautiful beach front accommodation, informal pampering and barefoot luxury. Manda is well known for its excellent cuisine, water sports and deep sea fishing for Marlin and Sailfish. And just a 20 minute boat ride to vehicle-free Lamu town - the oldest Swahili town of Islamic Culture dating back to the 13th Century and a world Heritage Site. Best from December to March, but still worthwhile from June to September.

Madagascar is still relatively unexplored and the mainland has charming, functional accommodation (which we can gladly organise for you as part of a tailor-made Madagascar itinerary) but, if you're looking for something really special, Miavana is a sublime all-villa boutique hideaway on an untouched island surrounded by glorious powder-soft sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. Apart from being an exquisite beach lodge that's perfect for kicking back and relaxing, it also offers all the adventures you'd expect on a safari, with wildlife, activities and adventures galore - something which truly sets it apart as a destination. Best months to visit are October/November and April/May.


Best to visit from December to March, the Maldives are sprinkled with an abundance of luxury boutique island hideaways, ranging in price from the stratospheric to surprisingly reasonable. Just let us know your dates and budget and we will propose the best options for you. In the meantime, do take a look at our featured luxury boutique hideaways: adult-only Huvafen Fushi, wellness orientated Como Maalifushi, family friendly Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, and superb Baros, with the highest repeat guest rate in the Maldives (minimum age: 8 years old). Please get in touch to discuss your holiday ideas.


If Most people fly to Mauritius for winter sun and the island's summer season runs from December to April. However, Mauritius is also a great destination during the European summer months (and astonishingly good value), and we would recommend a stay during this time on the west coast, somewhere like Trou aux Biches. There are lots of fabulous family friendly beach resorts and boutique beach hotels on the island and, generally speaking, lots of very attractive special offers as it's such a competitive market here. Just let us know your dates and budget and we'll recommend the best options for you. In the meantime, do take a look at boutique adult-only Paradise Cove, stylish boutique adult-only 20 Degrees Sud, or the exquisitely refurbished Le Saint Géran or brilliant family friendly Paradis. Please contact us if you would like to receive advice or a quotation.

Surrounded by the pristine waters of a marine sanctuary, Azura Quilalea Private Island is an uninhabited island paradise in Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago. With just 9 luxurious thatched cottages, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live out your ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway fantasies. The best time to visit is from May/June to November, during the cooler dry season.

Benguerra Island Lodge is on a beautiful little island off the coast of Mozambique, providing rustic luxury and charm with superb service. A little slice of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The Lodge is located on the north-west side of the island, in a protected marine conservation area. The Bazaruto Archipelago is warm and sunny year round with temperatures averaging 25°C from May to August and over 30°C from December to March. Rain is possible from November to March, but is usually in short bursts. The sea temperature varies with the seasons and currents, and ranges between 22°C and 32°C.


As the Seychelles are close to the equator, it's a good destination any time with year-round temperatures ranging from 24C to 31C. As with most Indian Ocean island hideaways, prices range from the reasonable to the eye-watering, but our experts will gladly point you in the right direction depending on your dates and budget. We feature two gorgeous wellness sanctuaries for a blissful, romantic holiday. Six Senses Zil Pasyon on the private island of Félicité, and the all-villa resort Banyan Tree Seychelles set on one of the world's most beautiful beaches on Mahé. Why not get in touch to talk through ideas?

Located just south of the equator, Mnemba is in the Zanzibar archipelago and is a year-round destination with temperatures averaging between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year. Ideally, you should avoid November and April/May if you want to be sure of no rain. On an exclusive island just 4.5km off the north eastern coast of Zanzibar, the 10 rustic (but utterly luxurious) palm fronted bandas of Mnemba Private Island Lodge are hidden in the shade of a tropical forest fringed by a soft white sand beach. Surrounded by spectacular coral reefs, the lodge has easy access to some of East Africa's most wonderful snorkeling and dive sites. Barefoot luxury at its finest! Call us on 0203 019 3722 to chat things through or please send us an email  

Whitewashed, sun kissed and fronted by a stretch of pure white sand, Constance Aiyana is a stylish and tranquil paradise on the shores of Pemba Island in the northern reaches of the Zanzibar archipelago. This tropical destination is the perfect beach-break setting. Enjoy barefoot luxury in one of this hideaways 30 fantastic villas as you slip into the relaxing pace of life here, where sublime scenery, pristine beaches and incredible cuisine are the orders of the day. Situated just south of the equator, temperatures on the Zanzibar archipelago average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year. There are 2 rainy seasons: sharp, brief showers in the morning last about an hour and occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. Call us on 0203 019 3722 to chat things through or please send us an email  

Tanzania - Zanzibar

Located on Zanzibar itself, we offer a choice of tempting recommendations, including the perennially popular all-villa Baraza Beach & Spa Resort (pictured) or Zawadi, the intimate new beach-chic adult-only all-villa hideaway. Located just south of the equator, Zanzibar is a year-round destination with temperatures averaging between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year. Ideally, you should avoid November and April/May if you want to be sure of no rain. Call us on 0203 019 3722 to chat things through or please send us an email  

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