Indian Ocean

These are the screensaver places you see when you open your computer – islands and archipelagos so perfectly formed you need to rub your eyes to check they’re real. Go off-grid to powdery the beaches of the Seychelles or Zanzibar, fly by seaplane to all-singing, all-dancing resorts of the Maldives, explore more than just the beach in Mauritius – and see the wacky wildlife of Madagascar. Picture pure white sands, palm-fringed seas and glass-like lagoons, and you’re almost there.