Kuoni Indian Ocean – what’s new for 2019

Kuoni’s Indian Ocean 2019 brochure is in store now and packed full of exciting new additions and upgrades, making it even easier for you to find your perfect holiday in paradise! Two of the most exciting additions to Kuoni’s Indian Ocean collection are brand-new destinations in the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives. Read on to find out more…

Ajman, just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, is the smallest of the seven Emirates and boasts a beautiful 16-kilometre stretch of beach along the Arabian gulf. Providing a more affordable alternative to Dubai, Ajman may be small but there is still plenty here to keep you entertained.

For history, visit the fascinating Ajman Museum where intriguing historical artefacts and archaeological finds are housed in an impressive 18th century fort. For shopping, head to one (or all!) of Ajman’s many city-centre souks – foodies will love the vibrant sights and smells of Ajman’s food markets. For nature lovers, Al Zarah is the place to be; this stunning nature reserve, located over one million square miles of mangroves, is home to a vast number of species including beautiful pink flamingos. For sport, Al Zarah Golf Club is home to an 18-hole Championship Golf Course or you could always go horse-riding along the beach as you’re sure never to be far from a stable full of the famous Arabian steeds.

Kuoni have a great selection of hotels in Ajman, from the family-friendly 4* Ajman Hotel to a range of utterly indulgent 5* properties. Ask our travel experts for more details.

Sandies Bathala is a brand-new island resort in the Maldives, which will be exclusive to Kuoni customers in the UK. Set to open in February 2019 after a complete refurbishment, Sandies Bathala will be a great value 4* all-inclusive property.

A small island in the North Ari Atoll just 15 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport, this spot is already well known for its excellent diving and is the perfect base for discovering the amazing underwater world of the Indian Ocean. Bathala’s house reef is stunning and regular visitors include reef sharks and turtles, as well as plenty of colourful fish. The resort offers a number of ways to explore the reef and beyond: take a snorkelling trip and stop for lunch on a deserted island; head out to deeper waters to go diving with an experienced PADI instructor; or enjoy a night-time excursion for a unique ocean experience.

The all-inclusive buffet restaurant will boast a barbecue and live cooking stations, grilling fresh fish and preparing the best local dishes right in front of you. If the mood takes you, you can splash out on a romantic lobster dinner at the additional seafood restaurant, which will serve freshly caught seafood specialties right on the beach. The beach bar will be the perfect place to quench your thirst after a game of volleyball and relax with a sundowner at the end of the day. 

The jewel in this island’s crown will be its 24 Water Villas with private terraces set right over the glittering Indian Ocean. Villas like this that allow you to slip right into the crystal-clear waters of the reef have become iconic in the Maldives and thanks to the resort’s great value pricing, you’ll be able to live this Maldivian dream for less. Alternatively, choose one of the 47 charming beach villas and feel the soft, white sand between your toes from your first step outside each morning.

Sandies Bathala is perfect for families and couples who are after affordable luxury and a laid-back holiday vibe. Speak to our travel experts about your 2019 Maldives holiday.

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