Kuoni launches new Indian Ocean programme
by Jessica Pook
Kuoni has added 13 new resorts to its ‘bestselling’ Indian Ocean collection.
The new resorts are spread across the Indian Ocean with six new resorts in the Maldives, four in Mauritius, two in the Seychelles and one in Sri Lanka.
The operator claims that Indian Ocean bookings make up more than half of the company’s advance bookings with The Maldives topping the list of best-selling destinations for 2022, followed by Mauritius, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles, based on forward sales.
The Indian Ocean remains the favourite honeymoon choice, says Kuoni, whilst demand for child-free resorts, special interest trips such as diving, and ultra-luxury is on the rise, with the average spend for 2022 Indian Ocean holidays up by 15%.
Highlights in the Maldives programme include Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa, a relaunched four-star all-inclusive resort made up of two islands, with a collection of water villas on the main island and a smaller second island with beach bungalows, designed just for adults.
Also in the Maldives is Hurawalhi Maldives, a five-star all-inclusive resort, Vilamendhoo Island Resort, Lily Beach resort in the South Ari Atoll and two five-star LUX resorts
Other additions include The Attitude collection, 20 Degrees Sud, Heritage Villas and Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge in Mauritius.
Also fratured are Carana Beach and Mango House, a brand-new Hilton LXR boutique hotel opening this month in the Seychelles and Santani Wellness Resort in Sri Lanka.
Sheena Paton, Senior Programme Manager for Kuoni, said: “Our focus has been on using our expertise and knowledge of the region to select the best in class so we can match our clients with the best possible holiday options.
“People’s ideas of luxury is hugely varied; some prefer a laid-back, rustic style and others look for chic, stylish simplicity. We’ve expanded our range with this in mind. From adults-only resorts to top diving locations and premium all-inclusives to health and wellness retreats, we’ve worked to find the best of the best.”