When it comes to tropical destinations in the Indian Ocean, you have a number of islands to choose from. Some of the most popular to visit for beach-forward vacationers are Mauritius, the Seychelles, and the Maldives to name a few, and they are all wonderful countries to visit if you get a chance.
But if you can only go to one and you're having trouble deciding between which to visit, you're not alone. While the destinations look similar on the surface, there are a few key differences between them that we wanted to highlight in this one. After reading, you'll have a better idea of which country is best for your needs and interests!
Note: Due to their size we are not including Madagascar and Sri Lanka in this article. This post is purely looking at beach-forward island destinations in the Indian Ocean. We hope to visit Reunion soon to add it for comparison purposes!