Dream destinations are usually a little further away and often require more of an adventure. Expect exotic temperatures, picture-perfect beaches and some of the greatest cities in the world when you embark on your dream break away.


Which destinations are worth the long haul flight?

Depending on what type of holiday you’re looking for there are many destinations which are worth travelling the extra miles for. Pick from a choice of luxurious hotels including adults-only resorts, beachfront hotels and swim-up hideaways so you can make the journey worthwhile. Although your trip may be a little more expensive than your average European break, most packages offer low deposit options so you can spread the cost of your holiday and secure a great deal as soon as you see one. Most resorts will also offer all-inclusive options so everything can be paid for upfront meaning all you have to worry about is relaxing!

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It’s time to get inspired! We’e picked our top long haul destinations with the type of break you may be looking for…


A beach break: The Caribbean Islands

Flight time to the Caribbean: On average from the UK the average flight time to the Caribbean is 9-10 hours.

Pristine beaches, turquoise waters and luxurious resorts are a given when travelling to the Caribbean. With 7000 islands to choose from, the Caribbean definitely offers diversity and has no shortage of things to do. Relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and discover the famous Pink Sands beach in the Bahamas. The powdery pink sand stretches three miles along and features crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkelling or scuba-diving. Make the most of the sunshine and warm temperatures in the early months of the year and escape the winter back at home.

We recommend: TUI BLUE El Dorado Seaside Suites, Mexico (View hotel)

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An adventure: South Africa

Flight time to South Africa: Total average flying time from the UK is approximately 11 hours.

Discover a magical adventure on an exhilarating safari holiday in South Africa. From 4×4 drives to fly-in safaris, connect with nature and come face to face with Africa’s wildest animals. Whether you wish to stay in a luxury private lodge or a tented campsite, your holiday can be how you make it. Experience the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation and luxury at the same time. Safari holidays are truly inspiring, unpredictable and a once-in-a-lifetime holiday which will have you returning with a new found love for Africa. Why not combine your trip with a tropical beach holiday? A popular pair is Tanzania and Zanzibar!

We recommend: The Safari & Sands Tour in South Africa with First Choice (View tour)

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A city break: New York

Flight time to New York: Flights from the UK to New York takes anywhere between 8 hours to 10 hours.

Situated on the east coast of the United States, New York is definitely the city worth travelling for. Although New York is a long haul destination many people find themselves going for a long weekend break. It’s nearly impossible to get lost with something to do or an attraction on every corner. If you like to shop, it’s heaven. If you like the theatre, you’ve got Broadway, and located right in the middle of Manhattan is Central Park – the world’s most famous city centre park. Must see New York attractions also include The Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty.

We recommend: Hilton Times Square, New York (View hotel)

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An island break: Mauritius

Flight time to Mauritius: The flight time from the UK to Mauritius is around 12 hours.

Mauritius is an island that never fails to satisfy those seeking picture-perfect surroundings, tranquil mountains and warm temperatures all year round. Offering various exciting activities for every taste, Mauritius has proved to be the perfect spot for a family holiday, a romantic break or even those who are solo travelling. There are a number of golf courses to get stuck into, as well as a variety of water sports including scuba diving, snorkelling and kite surfing. Often compared to paradise, Mauritius is perfect for those looking for a luxury island holiday surrounded by platinum white beaches.

We recommend: LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius (View hotel)

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We have plenty of long haul holiday packages without the excessive price tag. Find your next travel deal with us today!

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