15 Off-The-Grid Places To Detox By The Water

15 Off-the-Grid Places to Detox by the Water

Whether you are lounging beside it or snorkeling beneath it, being by the water is captivating. Science has proven it; researchers have studied it; and an author even wrote a book about it.

The best way to detox your mind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life is to venture to an off-the-grid destination. Whether it is a luxurious resort situated on a stunning beach or an island comprised of little-known beaches, you're in for a treat.

Tikehau, French Polynesia

Located northeast of Tahiti in the Tuamotu Islands you will find Tikehau, a destination with endless coral beaches, white and pink sands and incredible scenery. It is surrounded by a stunning lagoon. Lay out on the warm sand and relax while gazing out at the bright-blue water.

Bazaruto Island, Africa

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head to Bazaruto Island, a destination with gorgeous beaches and stunning hotels that offer gorgeous views. Scuba diving is a favorite in the Bazaruto Archipelago; prepare to see 2,000 species of fish, mantas, dolphins, and turtles.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Between the beauty, culture and gorgeous beaches, it's no wonder the Amalfi Coast made the list. Many of the beaches are located at the base of steep cliffs; you can access them by sea on a tranquil boat ride. Some of the most famous beaches on the Amalfi Coast include the beaches of Amalfi, Nerano, Positano, and Praiano.

Sugar Beach, St. Lucia

Nestled beneath the Pitons is Sugar Beach, the perfect off-the-grid romantic getaway. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort offers a gorgeous and tranquil atmosphere. Book a Luxury Beachfront Bungalow for easy access to the beach and a private courtyard with an outdoor shower and Jacuzzi.

Soufriere, St. Lucia

The gorgeous Jade Mountain Resort is a 600-acre beach front resort that provides you with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. View both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains from beyond the Caribbean Sea and explore pristine coral reefs just off the shore. A review on TripAdvisor said: "Jade Mountain is by far the nicest, most memorable tropical resort I've ever experienced."

Punta Placer, Oaxaca, Mexico

Located right on the sandy beach of San Agustinillo is Punta Placer, a complex made up of eight rooms, which are divided into four bungalows. A review on TripAdvisor said: The "bungalows are as close to the beach as you can get! The wild surf of the Pacific Ocean is right outside your door and a beautiful stretch of the Mexico coast awaits you."

Herm Island, Channel Islands

No crowds, no cars, and no stress – sounds like the best place to relax. Herm Island is home to a variety of unspoiedt beaches, turquoise blue water and stunning views. The only way to get there is aboard a private yacht or on the passenger ferry. Some of the best beaches on the island include Shell Beach, Belvoir Bay, Fisherman's Beach, and Bears' Beach.

Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique

This luxury Indian Ocean retreat provides its guests with private access to 86 pristine acres. Relax in the comfort of your seafront villa or head out to the island's shores and go snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. A review on TripAdvisor said: "Yet another wonderful stay at Quilalea. One of the best places to unwind and relax. Had 2 wonderful dives and saw a turtle! Accommodation is rustic beachside luxury at its best. All the meals were outstanding and everybody on the island makes you feel welcome. Loved every minute..."


Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors will enjoy kayaking in hidden bays, walking along the dunes, swimming in the clear blue water, and sun tanning on pearly white sand. Visit during the summer when wildflowers blossom on the island.

Laucala Island, Fiji

Laucala Island is a private resort in Fiji. For a once in a lifetime experience, go for a swim in its glass-edged pool. You can see the island's surroundings from underwater. Also take advantage of their stone and wooden baths; they are dispersed across the island's beaches.

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Set in a protected marine conservation area, Benguerra Island is home to gorgeous golden beaches and colorful coral reefs teeming with marine life. This is an ideal destination for swimming and snorkeling, as the island is surrounded by premier diving sites.

Little Palm Island, Florida Keys

It is often called the most exclusive and romantic resort in all of Florida Keys. It's discreetly located and so remote that it's only accessible by seaplane or boat. You won't find any phones or TVs – just a lot of opportunities for active adventures and a lot of fun – deep sea fishing, scuba divingsnorkeling, sailing, skydiving, and even dolphin encounters.

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas

This 96-acre private island retreat offers luxurious accommodations, laidback hospitality and untouched beauty. Find serenity at Kamalame Cay and detox by the miles of deserted coast. A review on TripAdvisor said: "The sheer beauty of the beach and the feeling of privacy coupled with exceptional food along with the warmth of the people running the place is what makes this a destination not to be missed on your bucket list."

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

Dunton Hot springs is a small exclusive resort famous for their pampering massages and sensuous hot springs. It's the perfect destination to get away with your significant other and enjoy the beauty of the San Juan Mountains, while staying in a luxurious tent and relaxing in the steamy hot springs.  They have been shown to promote healthy skin and improve circulation within the body.


Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania

This is a private nature reserve with a protected coral reef and forest with rare animal breeds and no cell phone service. Prepare to go off the grid. Swim with hundreds of special of tropical fish and snorkel around unspoiled flora. Go on unique nature walks. All buildings are based on eco-technology aiming at zero impact on the environment – rainwater catchment, photovoltaic energy and solar water heating.