There’s scientific proof that a sea view has significant impact on your mental health. So for your next getaway, why not fly and flop on a beach? Ker & Downey has access to some incredible rates to make your fly and flop getaway as relaxing as possible.

What does “Fly and Flop” mean?

It’s a silly term that packs in serious spoiling. First you fly somewhere you’ve dreamed of, then you “flop” onto the nearest chaise or beach chair. Then let the beauty of the place fill your senses for many days. Think beach side bliss and pampering in paradise. Sound good? We’ve rounded up our top destinations for a fly and flop getaway. They take advantage of Ker & Downey’s attractive rates for a relaxing tropical holiday.

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You’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world in the Seychelles. Mahe is the largest and most developed of Seychelles’s 115 islands. You’ll find a wealth of activities there – snorkeling with whale sharks among the most unique. Praslin, the second largest island of Seychelles, is home to Anze Lazio. It consistently ranks as one of the best beaches in the world for its soft white sand. The clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean are ideal for diving and snorkeling. There you’ll find coves and coral reef ripe for discovering exotic marine life. As far as fly and flop destinations go, you can’t get more ideal than Seychelles. For the perfect fly and flop journey in Seychelles, we suggest either the Raffles Praslin or the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles.

Raffles Praslin Seychelles | Floor to ceiling windows in the Raffles Praslin’s 86 luxury villas frame views of the ocean and gardens and allow light to permeate the space. When you aren’t lounging on the beach or participating in water activities, take in the incredible landscape on your expansive outdoor deck or from your private plunge pool.

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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles | The 67 tree house style villas at the Four Seasons are sleek and airy. They sit perched on the jungle hillside or close to the beach among lush greenery. While are the Four Seasons, be sure to take the personalized art class. It starts with a light hike through cinnamon and takamaka trees to a granite plateau for the best view of Petite Anse Bay. Under the guidance of locally renowned artist Nigel Henri, you’ll sketch the picture-perfect setting – a unique souvenir to cherish forever.

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Following a trip to Mauritius Mark Twain quoted an islander saying, “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” He was certainly right. Due to its location near the equator, the tropical island enjoys ideal beach weather year-round. Its white sand beaches and turquoise waters draw visitors from around the globe for relaxing fly and flop beach holidays. For a getaway in Mauritius, we recommend booking a room in The Oberoi Mauritius or Four Seasons at Anahita.

The Oberoi Mauritius | The Oberoi Mauritius is pure beach side bliss. The property is set on twenty acres of tropical gardens, with over 650 yards of combed white-sand beaches. It enjoys a prime location on the shores of Turtle Bay – a marine park with vibrant coral reef to explore.

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Four Seasons at Anahita | Seamless indoor-outdoor living defines the 123 villas at the Four Seasons. Large windows and doors provide views of boundless blue waters and lush, green mountains. Outdoors you’ll have a private landscaped terrace with a plunge pool, and an open-air bathroom with a deep soaking tub. Enjoy the private beaches and lagoons of the Four seasons, or a round of golf on the resort’s Ernie Els Golf Course.

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There’s a wealth of properties in Asia that are ideal for a fly and flop getaway with private island resorts full of swaying hammocks and soft sand beaches. Visit the far flung islands of the Philippines or Indonesia, or spend some time visiting the ancient Khmer temples of Cambodia before spending a few days lazing on the beaches. Combine your journey with a few days in Thailand or Laos at a stay at one of our favorite properties. Contact one of our luxury travel designers specializing in our Asia destinations to find out about Ker & Downey’s unique touches for travelers at some of our favorite properties in Asia.


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