Hilton properties dominate luxury travel, and here are six of the best to consider staying in when visiting the island nations of Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.
Indian Ocean: Top 6 Hilton Hotels in the Island Nations
Located in the Indian Ocean’s answer to Hawaii, the breath taking Hilton Maldives is located on an exclusive island, offering its guests a truly remarkable and memorable stay. Hilton Hotels & Resorts says:
“With its stunning location and wide range of activities, this Maldives resort is the ideal choice for your Maldives holiday - be it with the family or on honeymoon.“Based on traditional local concepts, every villa of this Maldives hotel is located on the beach or built on the water, boasting both amazing views as well as exclusive privacy. Whether dining at one of its eleven restaurants and bars, or indulging in the largest spa in the Maldives, Hilton Iru Fushi Resort and Spa is the ideal choice for that perfect island getaway.
“Enjoy complimentary access to the Hilton VIP lounge when you travel to the island by seaplane from Male International Airport and be the first to grab a glimpse of this Maldives resort's powdery white beaches and lush tropical vegetation from the sky.”
A haven of white sands, blue waters and luscious flora and fauna, the island of Seychelles is the ideal escape for anyone looking for luxury and relaxation. The Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa takes position on the beautiful Silhouette Island, just a 40-minute boat trip or 15-minute helicopter ride from the main island of Mahe. Hilton Hotels & Resorts says:
“Marvel at breath-taking mountain peaks, lush tropical plants and magnificent wildlife. Relax in a spacious Villa with spectacular Indian Ocean and island views and enjoy thoughtful amenities including complimentary WiFi and separate living area."Sip cocktails on the private patio or enjoy an ultimate island experience in this Seychelles hotel’s Presidential Villa which boasts a large pool, a personal butler and exclusive access to the beach.
“Positioned on a tranquil beach, against the Indian Ocean, the resort offers exciting leisure activities including water sports, boat trips and nature walks into lush jungle. Plunge into the outdoor pool, re-energize in the modern fitness centre or book a game on the hotel’s tennis courts. Let the children play at Jungle Fun Kid’s club while you pamper yourself with luxurious spa treatments at Silhouette Spa.”
If you’re looking for paradise then the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa will take you there. Perched on lush hillsides and nestles amongst secluded beach coves, this property is an exclusive retreat of private villas on the idyllic island of Mahe, just 25 minutes from the international airport. Hilton Hotels & Resorts says:
“With freshly prepared local seafood and traditional Creole Cuisine, dedicated chefs offer exotic flavours and a truly enchanting dining experience. Relax with a cool drink and take in magnificent views of the nearby Silhouette and North Islands or dine under the stars as you watch the sun sink in to the Indian Ocean.“The Duniye Spa at the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is the perfect place to soothe the body, stimulate the mind and enliven the senses. With an experienced team of therapists, the Spa is perched on spectacular, giant granite boulders overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Cool off in the sparkling outdoor infinity pool against a backdrop of breathtaking sea and island views. Stay active in the fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre.
“The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa welcomes guests of 13 years and over.”
For a pristine beach setting with tons of Mauritian charm, the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa provides the ultimate in luxury travel at one of the most picturesque spots in the world. Hilton Hotels & Resorts says:
“Located on the west coast of the island, in the scenic village of Flic en Flac, the hotel is a one-hour drive from SSR International Airport. Settle in to a Guest Room with tasteful Asian and Mauritian interiors opening onto private balconies or patios or choose a Suite for more space and a beachfront location.“Luxuriate in The Spa Mauritius featuring a full range of body and face treatments, a fitness center, hydrotherapy bath, steam room, sauna, and yoga and tai-chi classes. Play a game of tennis on one of the three outdoor floodlit tennis courts, take advantage of the free beachside windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing lessons, or simply relax in the sunshine by the outdoor landscaped pool.
“For dinner, enjoy an extensive buffet at the main restaurant, savor an authentic Thai meal at the Ginger Thai restaurant, discover an innovative and refined cuisine at the Melanzane restaurant or enjoy a romantic meal on the jetty. Sip exotic cocktails while watching the sun sets in one of two bars at the resort.”
Business or leisure, if you want to experience Sri Lanka’s largest city then this hotel is the perfect base to that from. With rooms overlooking both the city skyline and the Indian Ocean, the Hilton Colombo Residence blends together the best of both worlds. Hilton Hotels & Resorts says:
“Gaze out over the city or Indian Ocean from a luxurious suite at the Hilton Colombo Residence. Just 90 minutes from the Bandaranaike International Airport, the hotel boasts a conference center for 100–320, and wireless internet access in all suites. Stay in shape in the gym, swim laps of the pool and enjoy international and local cuisine in the poolside Verandah Bistro at this Colombo hotel.“You will find the Hilton Colombo Residence hotel has a choice of three upscale bar and restaurants, giving you the freedom to enjoy a personalized stay. Experience Colombo’s cultural blend of old and new by visiting the bazaar district of Pettah, or refresh yourself with some sea breeze along the Galle Face Green.
"On this Colombo hotel’s doorstep is the National Museum, with the floral haven of Viharamahadevi Park also just steps away. The Hilton Colombo Residence’s reception team can provide you with information on all Colombo attractions as well as arranging tours.”
A complete business haven, the Hilton Colombo Hotel was awarded the title of Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel and Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards, and rightly so, as this property is the place to stay if you are visiting the city on business. Hilton Hotels & Resorts says:
“This Colombo hotel is centrally located in Colombo’s business district. With a range of accommodation, from guest rooms and executive rooms to suites, this hotel in Colombo offers stunning views over the Indian Ocean.“With ten speciality restaurants and bars, from Il Ponte, Sri Lanka’s only Italian trattoria to Curry Leaf, serving its famed Sri Lankan cuisine, the Hilton Colombo hotel is a city favourite for both visitors and locals to dine at.
“Forty five minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport, this Colombo hotel offers business travellers both comfort and convenience. Directly connected to Colombo World Trade Centre, Hilton Colombo offers 25 onsite venues for business and social functions, including the city’s only pillar-less ballroom.”
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