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5 Ways to Minimise Effects of Jet Lag

5 Ways to Minimise Effects of Jet Lag

28 Feb 2023

There is an ocean of must-do activities awaiting at Kuredu – and the last thing you want is to have the first few days of your stay spoiled by jet lag. When jetting across time zones, your circadian rhythm can be thrown off, however with a few simple tricks you can say ‘goodbye’ to sluggishness and ‘hello’ to the holiday of your dreams, unhindered by your body clock. Here’s how to minimise jet lag and get your holiday at Kuredu 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 sleep and don’t let your pre-Kuredu travel fever harm 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 of the frequent flyers claim that seeing the destination time throughout the flight makes it easier for them to adjust. Try catching shut-eye, but do it wisely! In case you didn’t know: for daylight saving purposes, Kuredu observes island time, which is 1 hour ahead of Male’ time – we recommend switching your phone to Malé Maldives time as you board the flight.

Water, please!

Although a celebratory glass of fizz seems like a great idea, it’s better to avoid alcohol and caffeine during your flight and drink plenty of water instead. Although the old cliché says ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, in the case of Kuredu, we promise you it’s more about the destination (although the seaplane flight is epic!). Stick to rehydrating beverages, moisturise, use an eye mask and a pillow to help you doze off and you’ll step off the plane in Malé feeling and looking your best.

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 paddle board out for a spin to use that last bits of energy to ensure your first night sleep is a restful one. The trick is to sync your body with your brain, so crawl under the covers only when ‘Kuredu time’ tells you to.

Rise and shine and spa!

Use the Kuredu App to book your slot at Duniye Spa for a Signature Massage on your first morning. A combination of Asian and Western techniques; Shiatsu, Swedish, Yogic stretching and Lomi Lomi that will unblock your stiffness, tensions and align your spine and muscles – perfect after a long flight. Himalayan salt rock will increase the blood & lymphatic circulation and activate the Chi flow leaving you with a sense of calm and fully ready to enjoy your stay. Book either 60 minutes, or a more indulgent 90 minutes of pure bliss.

Download the Kuredu App to browse and book a vast array of activities to create you very own bespoke itinerary – note that ‘recovery from jet lag days’ do not feature so follow the above tips to ensure your holiday time doesn’t slip away in the haze of journey recovery!