Best places for a true digital detox


Imagine a world where you aren’t constantly interrupted by work emails, notifications, tweets or texts. A world where you can get lost in your thoughts and connect with the beautiful world around you. If the fear of being out of touch forever is overwhelming, consider one of these digital detox vacations instead. You might just find that a life without buzzing smart phones and TV is the right one for you!

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: The Caribbean archipelago of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which encompasses 32 tropical islands, is one of the first in the world to offer “digital detox” packages. These packages include TV free hotel rooms, WiFi free zones and concierges who collect digital devices at the front desk. They’ve even prepared detailed guides to help you acclimate to a tech-free vacation.

Amankora, Bhutan: This remote destination is an ideal spot for those who want to escape the high-tech world, thanks to the stunning backdrop of the Himalayan Mountains and plethora of invigorating experiences. For true relaxation, indulge in a hot stone bath. Locals mix river water with Artemisia leaves and heat it with fire-warmed river stones. You won’t be tempted to connect, not only because you’re experiencing self enlightenment, but also because there’s no internet.

Mirval Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona: Located in the Santa Catalina Mountains of Arizona, this wellness resort is designed for relaxation. They teach courses on healthy lifestyle changes, including altering relationships with digital devices to foster healthy digital habits. When not in class, take advantage of yoga classes, go horseback riding, take a long hike, or try challenging group fitness class.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland, Finland: If the cold is more your thing, get cozy in a glass or snow igloo at this arctic resort. While they won’t take your phones from you, you’ll be too mesmerized by the northern lights, twinkling stars, reindeer safaris, and dogsledding adventures to check your devices.

Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania: Follow the wildebeest migration through plains and river crossings on this nomadic safari trip. You’ll see plenty of other animals along the way too, like lions, elephants, hippos and more. A private guide will lead you through this enriching wildlife experience. While there are some creature comforts, the internet is not one of them, but you won’t miss it a bit while you’re on this adventure.

The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola Bay, Fiji: Travelers can take the “Ultimate Business Break” here, and trade in technology for a personal Itokani Butler. If the Butler catches you checking your emails during your stay, you’ll be forced to enjoy pool time and cocktails as punishment.

Ask our travel specialists about booking a digital detox getaway. Enjoy your time off the grid!

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