Beat Jet Lag and Get Your Holiday off to a Great Start

With so many incredible experiences awaiting you at Komandoo Maldives, the last thing you want to do is waste your precious time struggling with your body clock for too long. When changing time zones, your circadian rhythm will be thrown off, however with a few simple tricks you can say ‘goodbye’ to sluggishness and ‘hello’ to the ungrumpy, rested and raring-to-go version of yourself. Here’s how to beat jet lag and get your holiday at Komandoo off to a great start:

Start out well-rested

Make sure you get a good night’s sleep before you set out on your trip. It might be a serious test of will, but refrain from checking the webcam when it’s bed time. Try to catch some zzzs and don’t let your pre-Komandoo travel fever hurt your chances of living it up once you actually arrive.

Reset your watch as soon as you take off

Some of the jet lag is psychological, so many frequent fliers claim that seeing the destination time throughout the flight makes it easier to adjust. Try catching shut-eye, but do it wisely! In case you didn’t know: for daylight saving purposes, Komandoo observes ‘island time’, which is 1 hour ahead of Male’ time.

Water, please!

Avoid alcohol and caffeine during your flight and drink plenty of water instead. there will be plenty of opportunity for celebration cocktails when you arrive at Komandoo. To ensure you’re ready for the thrill of your epic seaplane transfer, whilst on your international flight stick to rehydrating beverages, moisturize, use an eye mask and a pillow to help you doze off and you’ll step off the plane in Male’ feeling and looking your best.

Exercise during your flight

Practising aisle yoga mid-air might turn a few heads, but do ensure you move around as regularly as you can. Rotate your feet, keep your heels on the floor and point your toes up and vice versa, clasp both hands around your knee and lift it to your chest – by working out a little bit you can avoid becoming super-stiff and ward off thrombosis.

First hours in paradise

If you arrive early in the day, refrain from nodding off in your villa, and make sure each cocktail is accompanied by a glass of water. Get plenty of sunlight, maybe join a game of beach volleyball, take a kayak or SUP out for a spin to use those last bits of energy to ensure your first night’s sleep is a restful one. The trick is to synch your body with your brain, so crawl under the covers only when ‘Komandoo time’ tells you to.

Rise and shine!

Start as you mean to go on and give your mind body and soul a starting boost to bannish any hint of jet lag or tension stress from the journey with a blissful 75 minutes spent at Duniye Spa during our signature massage – ‘Ocean Dreaming’. Wave-like movements and massage techniques from the oldest traditions around the world evoke a deeply relaxing and uplifting massage experience. Herbal poultices are used to evoke a warm, nutrient-rich relaxation to tense muscles. This massage works with the body’s natural energy system to harmonise the energy flow. Utilizing our miracle African Potato body balm to revive your senses whilst enriching your skin with anti-oxidants & deep hydration. Your treatment can be pre-booked through Komandoo’s App or as a voucher through the Komandoo Gift Store if you’d like to surprise your loved one.

To try out our jet lag prevention tips, first check the special offers page and book your trip!