Where to catch the best sunsets in the Indian Ocean

Sunset over the sea hammock Constance Moofushi Maldives
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Sunsets. There’s something magical about watching the sun go down, creating beautiful colours in the sky, reflections on the water and shadows on the ground. And with over 158 million pictures on Instagram tagged with #sunset, the world agrees!

Many of us have great memories of sunsets in particular places, perhaps shared with loved ones or simply in a spectacular location. Where did you experience your most memorable sunset?

Pink pastel sunset at Constance Ephelia SeychellesAn enchanting pastel sunset captured at Constance Ephelia Seychelles by @campsbaygirl

With sparkling seas and beautiful, open skies, a holiday in the Indian Ocean is guaranteed to leave you with an abundance of Insta-worthy sunset snaps. Here’s where to head for the best sunset experiences.

1. Sandy Seychellois sunsets

Anse Georgette beachAnse Georgette Beach
Photo credit: I Love Seychelles

Often listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Anse Georgette is a secluded bay surrounded by dramatic Seychellois boulders, lush greenery and, best of all, is accessible by a nature trail from Constance Lemuria. Spend the day enjoying the white sand, turquoise seas and abundant marine life before taking in incredible views as day turns to night.

Romantic sunset dinner at Constance Ephelia SeychellesSeychelles sunsets are like no other!

 The Seychelles has the highest air quality in the world, making for unique sunsets featuring exquisite colours. You won’t be able to put your camera away!

2. Golfing into dusk in the Seychelles

Sundowner at Lemuria Golf CourseWrap up your round and enjoy a glass of fizz as the sun goes down

The championship golf course at Constance Lemuria Seychelles not only offers incredible golf, but incredible views too.

You can enjoy a private and tranquil sundowner experience from the course with a well-deserved drink, simply taking in the panoramic sunset views as dusk arrives.

Have you ever golfed in a setting like this?

Tee 18 on Lemuria golf course offers unrivalled views across Cousin and Cousine Islands – dreamy!

Peacock at Constance Lemuria SeychellesCome and join this sunset poser!

3. Sandbank wine tasting and sunset cruises in the Maldives

Completely dependent on the tide, a sunset wine tasting experience on Maldivian sandbanks at Constance Moofushi is rare – relish the opportunity when it comes about!

A selection of winesGathering on the sandbank to sip on exquisite wines and take in the views

The Maldives are well known for some of the best sunsets in the world. What could be better than experiencing one from a glorious white sandbank, wine glass in hand?

Pastel Maldivian sunsetThis glorious pastel Maldivian sunset was captured by @elsaandrose

At Constance Moofushi, you can also take a sunset cruise in a traditional sail dhoni, allowing you to experience the beauty of the Maldives beyond the shores of the resort.

Sunset dhoni sailingYour sunset dhoni cruise will be complete with chilled Champagne and delicious canapés!

 Need any more incentive to get yourself to the Maldives? Thought not!

4. Catamaran cruise in Mauritius

Mauritius is well-known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and lively reefs – as well as its superb sunsets, of course! In fact, Lonely Planet named Mauritius as one of their top 10 travel destinations for the coming year.

Catamarans on the beachTake to the water! Photo credit: The Life Bath

There may be no better place to view a Mauritian sunset than from the ocean itself. At Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius you can enjoy a family catamaran sundowner trip, taking to the water to witness stunning colours and reflections.

Sunset reflections at Constance Prince MauriceNo filter needed!

5. Marvel at the Madagascan sundown

You’re guaranteed to end your stay at Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar with memories of deep burnt orange and red skies as the sun sets over the beautiful ocean. Why not sit back and take it all in with a glass of wine in hand?

Cheers to Indian Ocean SunsetsHere’s to another stunning sunset at Constance Tsarabanjina!

Whether you’re on the water or on land, and no matter which island you visit, you’re guaranteed to witness unbelievable Indian Ocean sunsets during your holiday. Where will you visit first?

Have you witnessed a stunning Indian Ocean sunset? What do you love most about sunsets?

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