Long-haul holidays – totally worth it!

Enjoying the beach at Constance Ephelia Seychelles
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Is the prospect of a long-haul flight putting you off visiting some of the world’s most beautiful destinations? We can promise you that it’s well worth those extra hours when a holiday of a lifetime awaits you…

With more comfortable aircraft and flights connecting more parts of the world than ever, it’s no wonder that more people are traveling further afield. For example, trans-Atlantic air travel has increased by 50% over the past 15 years, and the longest commercial flight in the world is now over 17 hours long!

Who knows, you might even enjoy your long-haul flight! After all, it’s the destination that counts, not the distance…

Sunset at Constance Moofushi Maldives Sailing into the sunset at Constance Moofushi Maldives

The Maldives, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Madagascar… These beautiful Indian Ocean island destinations may seem a long way away, but that just makes a holiday there all the sweeter.

If you’re looking for a slice of paradise, we’ve got some compelling reasons why you should go long-haul to find it…

  1. A new climate… for sun-kissed skin

Far away from home, you’ll discover climates far from what you’re used to! Guaranteed sunshine and balmy ocean breezes await.

Bikini weather at Constance Ephelia SeychellesIt’s always bikini weather at Constance Ephelia Seychelles

  1. A new culture… a new you

Life can be very different if you fly for just a few hours longer! Immerse yourself in a new culture and experience vibrant art, unique traditions and culinary delights you’ve only ever dreamed of. From year-round Mauritian sunshine, to the beautiful Seychelles to exotic Madagascar or the romantic Maldives, where will you choose?

Palm tree at Constance Halaveli MaldivesTime for a new perspective?

  1. A new time zone… beach o’clock!

It may surprise you how different life in another time zone can feel. If you’re looking for a temporary escape from day-to-day stresses and responsibilities, well, the further the better! Indulge in a long-haul holiday to the Indian Ocean.

Relaxing at Constance Halaveli MaldivesRelaxation is the only thing on the agenda for @iamdanielleking at Constance Halaveli Maldives!

  1. A new pace of life… taking it easy

Escape to a far-flung destination and adopt a more laid-back pace of life to discover true relaxation and really make the most of your holiday.

Meditation at Constance Ephelia SeychellesTaking time out at Constance Ephelia Seychelles

If you’re going long-haul, you want to make the trip worth it! Take a proper break and truly unwind. Where better to do that than on the pure sand of Indian Ocean beaches? Find out why our guests loved their breaks at Constance Hotels & Resorts.  

Frequent flyer?

A stay at Constance Hotels & Resorts could earn you air miles to use for future trips! We have partnerships with Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines.

Stay at any one of our resorts in the Maldives, Mauritius, the Seychelles or Madagascar and you could qualify for added benefits as well as air miles.

 White sand at Constance Halaveli Maldives
Earn air miles for visiting miles of pristine beaches! @gloriaghi

So is travelling to far-flung destinations worth the effort? There’s no doubt about it! Here are some tips to make the most of your long-haul journey:

  1. Take plenty of entertainment

You’re sure to find lots of on-board entertainment provided, but why not take your laptop or tablet to catch up on that television series you missed? Don’t forget the noise-cancelling headphones!

Or maybe it’s a good opportunity to finish that novel that’s been sitting on your bedside table for months?

Reading by crystal clear watersYou can always finish your book when you arrive! @oliviathebaut

  1. Pack a change of clothes

The trick to getting comfortable on a long-haul flight is to pack some comfortable clothes to change into (including some warm socks) – this will help you relax and fall asleep more easily if you want to take the opportunity to catch up on some zzz’s!

Change back into your other clothes before landing and you’ll feel refreshed and ready to go.

  1. Bring a survival kit

An inflatable pillow and an eye mask are a must! It’s also a great idea to take a toothbrush, toothpaste and some other toiletries so you can freshen up before arrival.

  1. Stretch your legs

When you’re not eating, sleeping or watching movies, take a stroll around the cabin to stretch your legs and get your blood flowing.

Avenue of the Baobabs in MadagascarSoon you’ll be strolling down Madagascar’s ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’

  1. Jet lag massage 

Indulge in a jet lag massage when you arrive at your hotel. This blissful 30-minute treatment (or longer, if you fancy it!) is guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood and get your long-haul break off to the perfect start.

So now you’re all set to make the most of your long-haul flight, what are you waiting for? Paradise is just a flight away!

How often do you take long-haul flights? Where’s the furthest you’ve been?

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