5 Digital Detox Retreats for Unplugged Wellness Holidays
Unplug from technology and swap virtual tweets for the sound of real birdsong on a digital detox which will leave you with a restored sense of wellness. With many of us spending the majority of our day scrolling down our smart phones or responding to emails, it is difficult to fully switch off and relax. This over-exposure to technology can leave us feeling disconnected to the present, stressed and overwhelmed; affecting sleep, focus and even our relationships with others.
Give yourself the gift of a digital detox wellness holiday that will allow you to reconnect with your inner happiness, be present in the moment and enjoy your surroundings. Clear your mind with meditation, soothe your soul with holistic therapies and indulge your senses with stunning scenery. Embrace interests or activities that may have been swiped aside during constant flicking between apps and rediscover your love for them. Be in the moment, rather than seeing it through an electronic screen, and return home rejuvenated and renewed.
Sri Lanka: Santani Wellness Resort & Spa
Find your inner zen with yoga at Santani
Disconnect from the outside world for complete relaxation on a de-stress holiday at this secluded Sri Lankan haven. Spend your days in blissful harmony with group yoga and meditation sessions, or up the pace with some active stress-relief through guided hikes or mountain biking. Your daily activities will be supplemented with nutritional guidance and a personalized meal plan comprehensive with detox, vegetarian or healthy dishes, rejuvenating your system from head to toe. Of course, no anti-stress retreat would be complete without daily spa treatments and rituals bespoke to your needs, so sit back, relax, and let your worries be massaged away.
Information and Booking: Santani Wellness Resort & Spa
Soak in the surroundings in the digital free environment of Kamalaya
Indulge in luxurious spa treatments amongst the lush landscape of Koh Samui on a tranquil spa holiday in Thailand that will make you forget all about work emails and social media scrolling. Phones and electronic devices are forbidden once outside of your room, in order to preserve the calming energy of the surroundings. Walk through the tropical rainforest, visit the Buddhist monk cave this digital detox retreat is built around and allow your mind to empty of everything except appreciation for the moment. Unwind further with organic facials and detoxifying scrubs, as you experience the serenity that accompanies the absence of technology.
Information and Booking: Kamalaya
Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic
Reconnect and re-balance free of electronic distractions at SHA
Enjoy the liberating sense of total freedom on a digital detox holiday on the Spanish coast, as you leave behind the demands of the virtual world and set your own pace. Mobile and music devices are rigorously banned, so instead take the opportunity to listen to quiet calm before watching the sun set on a peaceful beach walk. Let go of worries and rebalance yourself both mentally and physically on a healing holiday through yoga, reflexology and time spent in nature in the beautiful Zen garden. Unplug completely and experience the world at a slower pace as you savour every rejuvenating moment.
Information and Booking: SHA Wellness Clinic
Learn how to be present in the moment at SwaSwara
Experience harmony of body and mind amongst unspoilt countryside in Gokarma on the West coast of India. Embrace the absence of phone, tablet or laptop on your unplugged wellness holiday as you discover your true self through holistic practices such as meditation and mindfulness. Find new perspective on a spiritual and holistic holiday as you detach from the modern world and discover states of deep relaxation through full body naturopathic massages and cleansing detox treatments. Learn how to breathe and re-centre yourself with guided yoga classes, which will help you manage any work-orientated stress that may threaten to overwhelm.
Information and Booking: SwaSwara
Thailand: Chiva-Som International Health Resort
Supplement your digital detox with restorative mediation at Chiva-Som
Set within a haven of tropical gardens on the coast of Hua Hin in Thailand, experience a reviving digital detox retreat at this healthy hideaway. With electronic items prohibited in public areas, stretch out with a book from the communal library or embark on a cleansing detox holiday and learn about healthy nutrition during spa cuisine cooking classes. Get back to nature with a hike through the landscape or explore the coast by kayak on excursions that will surely thrill your senses. Try an intense session of Muay Thai, before soothing sore muscles with a massage for a state of total unplugged relaxation.
Information and Booking: Chiva-Som International Health Resort