Jump on a Long Haul Flight and Escape to Luxury
Discover our top luxury long haul destinations and hand-picked hotels for March.
You know that feeling when you need to escape to sunnier climes but the Costas just won’t cut it this time? Do you yearn to be on distant shores, far away from everything and a chunky time difference between you and your everyday life? Yes, we know it too and we know exactly where you should go to scratch that itch. This week, we take a look at some of the best luxury long haul destinations that’ll hit the spot.
Okay, so you need to spend a little bit longer in the air but the end result is so worth the journey. The boredom of the long flight will quickly fade but the memories of a holiday in one of these dazzling locations will last a lifetime.
Our Top Ten Hot Picks for late getaways for March:
Dubai is one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers of all ages right now and has more than earned its place as a luxury hotspot on the world stage. This flamboyant, sun-kissed playground is the perfect choice for sun worshippers and shopaholics alike and it’s certainly the place to see and be seen if you like rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
Glamour and luxury go hand in hand in the super-stylish hotels of Dubai and there’s so much to see and do that the only problem you’ll have is fitting it all in. That just means you have a great excuse to go back! The bright lights of Dubai offer all the glitz and glamour of a city break but with the lunar landscape of the nearby sand dunes to explore on a day where you want to experience the mystery and allure of the desert.
Our top luxury Dubai hotel choice is the Atlantis, The Palm.
If you’re looking for a great deal, ontheBeach.co.uk have some fantastic prices on package holidays to Dubai.
Much of the Seychelles’ action can be found in the capital city of Victoria which has many museums and cathedrals that are worth visiting when on you’re on Mahé Island but being truthful most people usually head to these paradise islands for the spectacular beaches.
Also a popular spot for watersports, Mahé Island offers some amazing deep-water diving, snorkeling and kayaking. A combination of the two largest islands of Mahé and Praslin is the best option if you want to experience all that the Seychelles has to offer.
Our Seychelles hotel of the week: Savoy Resort & Spa
If you want the best of both worlds from your trip, Cancun in Mexico will not disappoint. If you love sunning yourself on tropical beaches but also need a culture fix too, then look no further – here’s your new holiday paradise. Cancun’s vibrant beach life is also within easy reach of ancient Mayan ruins and a whole lot of other amazing sounds, sights and adventures.
The popular resort of Cancun has become a firm favourite with holidaymakers from around the globe and you’ll find a fantastic choice of top notch hotels.
Our top luxury Cancun hotel choice is the Moon Palace.
You can find the perfect trip to Mexico with TUI Moon Palace package deals.
Sugar white sandy beaches fringed with lush palm trees and crystal clear twinkling waters …is this what you had in mind? We thought it might!
The Maldives is the place to be for sun worshippers and quite simply one of the most picture-perfect holiday destinations you could ever dream about.
At first glance, they might seem too far away but with decent long haul packages on offer these days, The Maldives have never been so accessible.
Our top luxury Maldives hotel choice is the Jumeirah Vittaveli.
Check out letsgo2 for great package deals to Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives.
China is arguably one of the most fascinating and alluring countries in the world and it’s no surprise that visitors flock to her shores in search of a taste of the Orient as well as excitement and adventure. This vast mystical land is a melting pot of cultures and ancient traditions and offers the discerning holidaymaker an experience they will never forget. China is fast becoming the place to visit for the trip of a lifetime.
Our top luxury China hotel choice is the Shangri La Beijing.
Why not grab a great deal on China package holidays with Wendy Wu Tours.
Thailand is a real melting pot of ancient cultures and religions all inhabiting this exotic landscape. Away from the bustling cities there is lush countryside and idyllic beaches to be enjoyed. Thailand offers a myriad of adventures for the holidaymaker – it’s an assault on the senses and the resort of Koh Samui is the perfect place to discover the tranquil bliss of Thailand’s island life and an ideal way to kick start your Far Eastern love affair.
Our top luxury Thailand hotel choice is the Four Seasons Koh Samui.
Key West, Florida
The ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida has so much to offer and it’s a great choice for a holiday at any time of the year – even if you’ve been many times before.
Fancy something a little different this time? Key West in the southernmost tip of the USA is a stunning location and one you might have overlooked in favour of Orlando or even Miami. It will suit holidaymakers who simply want to grab a book, a cocktail and a sun lounger and spend the day doing little else but there’s also plenty going on if you want some fun in the sun. The Key West nightlife is busy enough to bring out your inner party animal or you can just enjoy a quiet sundowner to end your perfect day. Go on; give it a whirl…
Our top luxury hotel in Florida’s Key West is the The Reach Waldorf Astoria.
The ultimate Caribbean getaway!
Talcum powder beaches, crystal clear waters and swaying palm trees – it’s the stuff holiday dreams are made of. Barbados is the shining star of the Caribbean and you can be assured of a warm welcome from the friendly locals.
Here you can just switch off from everything and get into rhythm of the island – you can pick up your life, your emails and anything else you want to escape from on your way back to the airport.
Our top luxury Barbados hotel choice is the Fairmont Royal Pavilion.
If you’re looking for a fantastic prices on Barbados package holidays, Teletext Holidays have some great offers.
Looking for some serious luxury in the bright lights of a big city? You’ve hit the jackpot!
Billed as the entertainment capital of the world, decadent Las Vegas is a playground for grown-ups and offers 24/7 thrills. This dazzling metropolis in the heart of the Nevada desert will leave you spellbound – and probably a little exhausted too, but that’s the fun of it all.
Our top luxury Las Vegas hotel choice is the The Palazzo at the Venetian.
If only an exotic and mystical land will do for your luxury getaway, may we suggest Bali?
The best time to visit is between April and October when there is less rainfall and humidity is lower. Days are pleasant and sunny, perfect for relaxing into the laid-back vibe of this atmospheric island.
Despite being a world-famous resort aimed attracting lots of overseas visitors, Bali remains largely unspoilt, leaving the natural beauty at peace yet it offers first class hotels and amenities for tourists.
Our top luxury Bali hotel choice is the The St Regis Bali Resort
Thomas Cook have great St Regis Bali Resort packages for the perfect getaway.