Close your eyes and imagine…… the sea breezes rustling the palm trees overhead, the warmth of the sun as you relax on a luxurious sun-bed, as the Indian ocean dazzles the most turquoise of colours. An amazing vista of palm trees, fine white powdery sand, and azure seas surround you when enjoying a holiday in the Indian Ocean. Ideal for both families and couples.
Whether you have chosen; the Maldives with its enormous cluster of fine jewels in an aquamarine setting, Mauritius, the Seychelles, or Sri Lanka. We can offer a huge selection of luxury sea front properties, or even nestled amongst tropical palms, all promising to calm, relax and pamper your every need. Gourmet restaurants, serving tantalizing menus. Spas that will massage, rest and soothe your weary soul. All providing expert therapists in a wide variety of treatments and healing therapies.
The Maldives are a collection of paradise atolls and a truly unspoilt destination. They can be reach by either speedboat or seaplane from Male airport. The people are warm, open and friendly and the food is fresh with a fish curry being the national dish. This is a divers ideal destination with many islands having their own coral reef teeming with marine life including manta rays, sharks and turtles.
The Maldives are warm all year round. Rainfall can vary with November to April being the driest months and the most popular time.
Mauritius has a coastline almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs and white sand beaches. The hotels offer exceptional service and accommodation. The variety of cultures means there is a real mix of languages, customs and cuisine. December to April brings hot summer temperatures followed by a cooler drier period from May to November. The winds are at their strongest in July and August and the east coast can be a bit cooler, though this can be pleasant.
Sri Lanka beckons with a glittering display of never-ending beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, fabulous train journeys, fields of tea plantations and flavoursome food – tempted? If you wish to go back to nature there are world class diving sites and rain-forested peaks, along with an herds of elephants and an astounding eight Unesco World Heritage sites, then visit Sri Lanka. Truly, a diverse island paradise.
A tailor made tour can be arranged with a private car and driver around this beautiful island incorporating the Cultural Triangle, or the Tea Trails in the hill country and south to Galle where you can discover one of the best examples of a living fortified city built by the Europeans in South Asia. Sri Lanka is warm all year round, however December to March is the most popular time to visit. The two monsoon seasons have the highest rainfall and fall between April and June and October and November.
India is an incredibly diverse country. From the vibrant cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Kokkata to the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. The wind-swept deserts of Rajasthan are a fascinating area of India with its forts, palaces and temples as well as the famous Taj Mahal.
Enjoy a photo safari in the National parks pristine jungles in search of a Royal Bengal tiger, leopards and elephants in Central India. In the south why not cruise the tranquil backwaters of Kerala on a converted rice barge, a relaxed way to explore the regions laid back vibe. Mumbai in the west is a buzzing city where you can wander through busy bazaars and amongst Art Deco architecture or in the northeast Calcutta excudes neo-Gothic architecture and colonial heritage.
There are many escorted tours to join either in a large or small group, or perhaps you would like a tailor made itinerary to discover this brash, bustling and beautiful country independently.
Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indian Ocean to the south, Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east and Pakistan to the West. We can find you an amazing holiday ranging from a few days staying in a luxurious palace by the Taj Mahal, Tiger Safaris in the south, trekking in the Himalayas, or even a luxury train journey aboard ‘the palace on wheels’.
Free spirit holiday is a totally independent travel agent specialising in high quality resorts around the world. We are able to secure competitive prices from our extensive database of suppliers. We have many ideas and options for your holiday and would be delighted to discuss these further to find you the perfect holiday.