From the Maldives’ necklace of turquoise atolls, to the tropical sands of Mauritius and the golden beaches and lush vegetation of the Seychelles – the honeymoon destination of a certain Kate and Wills – the Indian Ocean delivers world-leading beach resort options by the spadeful. But if you’d like to follow snorkelling alongside turtles and garish tropical fish with seeing some of the most striking wildlife wonders on dry land then an Indian Ocean honeymoon offers some incredible combinations. You could, for example, see the migration of wildebeest in Kenya as they teeter between the jaws of crocodiles and cheetahs, and then head off to the island escapes of the bird-rich Seychelles. Or you could hit the green fairways, white sands and deep-blue sea of Mauritius before seeing lions in South Africa or elephants in Botswana, or even lemurs in Madagascar. Or you could mix the Maldives with spotting big cats in the forests of India or Sri Lanka.
Whatever your choice of destinations, rest assured that you’ll be staying in hotels and lodges that are good enough for royalty – which is exactly how your beloved spouse deserves to be treated, right?