Charter in Indian Ocean: a fusion of cultures

Charter in Indian Ocean: a fusion of cultures

Pulsating with vivacious culture and charm, the Indian Ocean boasts of an unspoiled paradise. Home to some of the world’s most idyllic destinations with powder-soft sands enveloped by aquamarine waters. The Indian Ocean is dotted with specks of land. Each island has its unique ecology and is rich in adventure, treasure and local beauty. From secluded tropical beaches to emerald lagoons, the dazzling Indian Ocean is perfect for intrepid travellers. The Seychelles is legendary for its lush hills and white sandy beaches. Venture out and spot exotic birds and giant tortoises in Mahé or discover the rolling hills in La Digue. Witness the powerful blend of Asia, Africa, France and Britain by visiting Mauritius. The diverse culture, unique cuisine, and tropical climate are perfect for winter cruising. The Indian Ocean is perfect for a superyacht charter holiday around any of these idyllic destinations.

Imperial is delighted to provide charter guests with the option to choose from FLYING FOX (Lürssen 136m) – the largest charter superyacht available, as well as LANA (Benetti 107m) the brand-new superyacht that was just delivered this summer 2020. In addition, the iconic RoMEA (Abeking & Rasmussen 81.8m) which has already traversed the Indian Ocean. Witness a different journey with these three unique vessels and the abundance of activities they offer. From a private beach barbeque to the ultimate diving experience on FLYING FOX’s professional on-board dive centre. The world is your oyster when chartering with Imperial.

Idyllic destinations for a superyacht charter in Indian Ocean

La Réunion
La Réunion is most famous for the Piton de la Fournaise, its literal translation to Peak of the Furnace. Piton de la Fournaise is more than 500,000 years old and is one of the most active volcanoes in the entire world, with more than 150 eruptions. Set off on an adventure with the luxurious and bespoke limo-tender of LANA which will bring you to the most secluded spots to explore the black volcanic sand beaches or dive into the island’s rich and diverse ocean wildlife. Hike up the volcano and take in the splendours of the lava-shaped landscapes and vegetation. Furthermore, ask your chef on-board to cook you a delicious Creole dish such as massalé or rougail. The cuisine on Reunion Island has been influenced by Indian, Creole and African cultures. Visit the famous rum distilleries that tie together history, tradition and a unique experience.

Madagascar
The 4th biggest island in the world, off the coast of Mozambique, Madagascar has a wide cultural mix of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Covering 587’041 km2 (Spain and Belgium united), you will be amazed by the variety of landscape and the curious indigenous fauna and flora. While trekking with a local guide, you will have good opportunities to observe multiple species of lemurs, chameleons and amphibians.  RoMEA’s expert crew along with Imperial’s charter department are able to tailor an exciting itinerary to complement your interests. Explore the Tsingy Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Witness how water and wind spent over 200 million years carving the limestone into unique shapes and peaks. One of Madagascar’s trademark beaches is Nosy Be. It is a volcanic island however no eruptions have occurred in recorded history. Walk on the diamond white sandy beaches. The crew on-board will organise amazing snorkelling, diving and fishing around this tropical island paradise.

Maldives
The Maldives is a surreal experience with the turquoise sea and sugar-white sands. Each atoll contains a cluster of desert islands to explore. The atolls create wave breaks where surf fanatics can ride the perfect wave. The Maldives is also home to the worlds best dive spots. It has thirty-metres of visibility and 2,000 species of fish to discover. The FLYING FOX crew are ready to provide all the equipment and guidance for any water activity you wish to do. Explore the underwater world with full face mask speciality, scuba diving or nitrox. As well as fun dives for all levels. Get up close and personal with huge mantas, groupers and whale sharks. In addition, enhance your charter trip by visiting Imperial’s partner Velaa Private Island resort and enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars in total privacy. Embark on a fascinating experience and go fishing in the Maldives. Learn different methods of fishing from the traditional way to line fishing. Ask your chef on-board to prepare your catch of the day.

Mauritius
The beauty of Mauritius is beyond words. Rich with lush forest, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife, rocky mountains, white sand beaches and breath-taking crystal-clear turquoise lagoons. Visit Chamarel, a charming village best known for its rum distillery and seven coloured earth geopark. The geopark is a vast area of sand dunes from red to violet to green to blue. Hike up Le Morne Brabant, a majestic mountain of 550 metres, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a famous place filled with history. Discover the many uninhabited islands that boast of dazzling waters and sublime snorkelling. Venture out to visit Ile aux Fouquets or Ile aux Cerfs and go quad biking on the island. Tour the lush jungles with wild flora and fauna before heading back to the superyacht.

Seychelles
A thousand miles off the African coast, in the western reaches of the Indian Ocean, the 115 equatorial islands that make up the Seychelles are the epitome of a tropical paradise. The natural arrangement of granite islands, curved coral reefs and sheltered saltwater lagoons make the Seychelles an ideal venue for water sports. For those who are looking for an underwater adventure, dive down and scuba or snorkel to view the magnificent coral reefs, marine walls and wreckages. Trek through Copolia trail in Mahe Island where you will see some jaw-dropping views of the island. For lovers of bird watching, visit this UNESCO paradise. Vallee de Mai is one of the rarest places on earth where you can spot endangered Seychelles bulbul or the black parrot. End your charter journey with the crew of FLYING FOX, LANA or RoMEA inviting you to enjoy a rustic evening on a deserted beach. A hand-made fire pit and freshly caught lobsters on the barbeque are the perfect equation for a perfect sunset experience.

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