Long Haul Holidays

Long Haul Holidays

Beaches, beaches, beaches. If there’s one thing a long haul holiday can guarantee, it’s the perfect beach. Dreamy white sands and bright turquoise waters come as standard with a far-flung escape. Whether you’re taking the family away on an exotic escape or treating your partner to some quality time in paradise, we’re sure there’s a long haul destination that is perfect for you. Marvel at the colourful sights of Cuba, explore the beautiful blue waters of the Maldives or take a beachy tour of Thailand packed with culture and new experiences. There’s a world out there just waiting to be discovered, so get out there and discover it!

What is the best time to fly long haul?

With gorgeous weather all year round, it’s pretty easy to work a long haul holiday around your busy life. Beating the January blues? Long haul. Feel like topping up that tan with an autumn getaway? Long haul. In need of an Easter escape? Long haul! Whenever you feel like jetting off, we have you covered.

Whilst a long-haul summer holiday is tempting, we think the ideal long haul break is either in spring or autumn. It’s a way to get ready for the long hot British summer (well, maybe not so long) or to keep that summer going for just a couple of weeks longer. Not to mention, the temperatures are usually just right and the days are mostly sunny and dry. Perfect, right?

Have we tempted you to try a long haul holiday for your next sunny escape? Take a look below at some of our favourite long haul destinations. We’ll tell you why they’re great, all you have to do is choose which one to tick off your travel list next.


The glittering jewel in the United Arab Emirates’ crown, Dubai is the epitome of opulence and glamour. From the bustling streets of the city’s bazaar to the high-tech and up-market city centre, and the gorgeous sands of Jumeirah Beach, a Dubai holiday offers both city break and beach holiday in one shimmering package. Plus, with Sunshine.co.uk, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Choose from high-end hotels without the high-end price tag or enjoy a bargain beachfront break, the choice is yours.

Las Vegas

Vegas, baby! Neon lights, casino-lined streets and plenty of fantastic hotels. If you’re looking for a holiday that you’ll never forget, then Las Vegas may just be the place for you. Think top-class restaurants with world-famous chefs, hotels with views to die for and enough entertainment to keep you going until dawn. And, with an up-and-coming art scene and big-name acts performing regularly, Las Vegas is a real all-round destination.


For the young and the young at heart alike, a holiday to Orlando brings out the big kid in all of us. Experience the magic of Walt Disney World or enjoy the adrenaline rush of Universal Studios. An Orlando holiday is full of excitement and will leave you begging to come back for more. So grab your mickey ears, put on those walking shoes and explore!


A truly Instagrammable island with postcard-worthy views, Mauritius is a haven of sun, sea and some of the whitest sands around. Located in the Indian Ocean, this island has plenty to offer. From the completely unique sights of the Seven-Coloured Earth of Chamarel to the chic and cosmopolitan Port Louis, this little island is packed with culture and brimming with things to do. Don’t forget to learn the traditional Sega Dancing before you head home.


Close your eyes and imagine paradise. The endless blue waters, the pristine white sands, over-water villas and the sound of pure peace and tranquility. Got it? Well the chances are, you’ve just pictured The Maldives. With picture-perfect hotels and cosy, intimate rooms, a trip to The Maldives is perfect for whisking your partner away on a romantic getaway for two. Spend your days snorkelling amongst the colourful coral reefs or relaxing on the warm sands before taking a moonlit stroll to a private dinner table on the beach. Dreamy!


Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is the epitome of Thai beauty with its white-sand beaches and jade-hues waters. Whether you’re looking for a flop and drop beach holiday, a foodies escape or an unforgettable party getaway, Phuket is sure to be the perfect destination for you. Marvel at the huge limestone karsts that create the most stunning sea views, take a wander through the Sino-Portuguese influenced Old Town and dance the night away down the world-famous Bangla Road.


Aruba, Jamaica oh we wanna take you to… much more of the Caribbean than The Beach Boys do. Forget Kokomo, we’re talking Jamaica, Tobago, Barbados, Cuba, Antigua, Dominican Republic and St. Lucia. From the reggae beats of Jamaica to the mountainous cocoa plantations of St. Lucia, no two Caribbean holidays are alike. Enjoy delicious food with that infamous jerk spice and rum cocktails that will certainly put a spring in your step.


Tequila, it makes me happy! It may be the birthplace of this famous spirit, but you certainly don’t need tequila to fall in love with this wonderful place. From the perfect white sands of Cancun to the crystal-blue waters of the Yucatan cenotes, Mexico is full of beauty just waiting to be explored. Did we mention that Mexico is also the home of the almighty taco? If that alone isn’t a good enough reason to visit, then we don’t know what is!

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