There are several islands in the Indian Ocean. They are divided into three based on their locations in the Indian Ocean – Eastern, Western, Southern Indian Ocean. They belong to various countries. Some of the islands in the Eastern Indian Ocean are Sri Lanka (an island country), Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Penang, the resort island of Phuket, and Christmas Island. The ones to the west of India are called Western Ocean Islands. Some major islands are Maldives, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Lakshadweep etc.
India has two sets of islands that belong to it – Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; commonly known as the Indian Islands. To the east of the Indian mainland is the group of islands called the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Union Territory stretches over an area of around than 700 Kms. from north to south with 36 inhabited islands. These undulating islands are covered with dense forests and an endless variety of exotic flowers and birds. The sandy beaches on the edge of the meandering coastline are fringed with coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea. The rare flora and fauna, underwater marine life and corals, with crystal clear water and mangrove-lined creeks, offer a dream-view of the rare gifts of nature.
There are a growing number of Yacht Clubs throughout the world. It’s a good tourism boost for countries that have a broad coastline and good harbour facilities. Yachting is one of the most interesting things you can do during your vacation. Other options that go with yachting are snorkeling, big game fishing and scuba diving. Some of the main Yacht Clubs are located in Singapore, New York, Hong Kong, Lakshadweep, Goa and the Caribbean. A variety of options in terms of yacht sizes, facilities, destination choices and packages are offered. Everything from a two day cruise to a forty day cruise along the world’s famous islands is available.More Yachts Destination..
Cruises are arranged from major cities in the world. A cruise along the inland waterways or the backwaters can be a relaxing idle away time. Cruises boats cater to a small group whereas cruise ships can accommodate many families on board. You can travel through the local areas or venture out into the sea and discover nearby islands. Most of the cruise boats are small and have a few crew members and you practically ‘own’ the vessel. Click here for Cruise Packages..
Private Island Resorts
Imagine this – a sandy beach, sun kissed waters, clear blue sky and a leisurely vacation. Resorts built on private islands provides for a getaway from the busy and ever beckoning world. Just get to a private island resort and enjoy nature at its best.The deep, warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean with its myriad flora and fauna are an irresistible invitation to the scuba diving fraternity all over the world. Almost every island country has scores of resorts catering to a varied audience. Come away from the noisy concrete jungles and get the real taste of nature right here! Island Resort Packages..
Scuba Diving Centre
Scuba Diving is the best way to explore underwater life. Maldives and Lakshadweep are great destinations for diving. There are many Diving schools that provide training for tourists. Most hotels and island resorts rent out boats and necessary diving equipments.What better way to discover the marine flora and flora around the world than scuba diving! It’s a great hobby and an even better travel option. Scuba Diving Destination (2012 Packages)