Dream holiday of the day: Swimming with dolphins

As if a holiday in the southwest Indian Ocean isn't a dream holiday in itself, the five-star Maradiva Villas Resort, Mauritius, is offering a new experience for guests: the chance to swim with wild dolphins in the blue, blue waters of Tamarin.

Depart as the sun rises, dive and snorkel off your private boat, swim with the dolphins which gather in their hundreds off the west coast of the island, then return for a well-earned massage in the hotel's holistic spa or loung on the 750m white sand beach.

The hotel knows how to treat its guests: little added touches also include a private pool for every villa. And as for the scenery... well, we think the pictures say it all.

Kuoni offers seven nights at the Maradiva from £2,353 per person. If swimming with some of the cleverest animals on earth tickles your fancy, you might also be interested in Responsible Travel's small group experiences in the Azores, or the trips run by Dolphin Swims in Egypt's Red Sea.

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