20 Getaways For A Digital Detox In 2018

Getaways for a Digital Detox in 2018

Disconnect from technology so you can truly connect with nature and people. Consider a place where you're obliged to hand in your phone and laptop when you check in; where TVs in rooms are replaced with stargazing opportunities; where the goal of a vacation is pranks, dancing barefoot, laughing out loud, and eye contact; or an entire city where cellphone and Wi-Fi are illegal.

Miraval Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona

Situated on the outskirts of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval's accommodations are aimed at wellness enthusiasts of all kinds. From photography to horseback riding and outdoor adventure challenges to their "anti-inflammatory" kitchen this rustic resort leaves no area of health, wellness, or fitness uncovered. A focus on sustainable living serves to help guests achieve physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual balance in their lives.

Ultima Thule Lodge, Chitina, Alaska

There's no phone or service at Ultima Thule Lodge. This is one of the last places on the planet that is beyond the reaches of cell coverage and phone lines. In many ways, that's part of what makes it so special. But it doesn't mean lack of indulgence – huge beds, luxury linens, handcrafted furniture, extensive collection of Alaskan art, etc. October is considered a shoulder season, so prices will be lower.

Harvey's Point, Ireland

Remind yourself what it was like when people didn't use cell phone or other devices to constantly stay connected to other without actually experiencing anything meaningful. Recharge your mind, body and soul by booking the De-Stress & Digital Detox package. You will disconnect from technology and turn on life with meditation classes, mindful walking in a nature reserve, breathing techniques, healthy cooking demonstration, and group discussions. Leave your phones with reception and have fun beside a turf burning fire and eating delicious food.

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; 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 diving, snorkeling, sailing, skydiving and even dolphin encounters.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Make the most of the resort's new program Disconnect to Reconnect and enjoy a digital detox. Go kayaking, birdwatching and dancing instead. You'll discover that unplugging is not that difficult at all. And you get an extra incentive – with the complimentary program, guests receive brand new custom iPhone covers when they turn in their iPhone at reception.

Far View Lodge, Colorado

Far View Lodge is located 15 miles inside Mesa Verde National Park. The lodge was designed to reflect the true spirit of Mesa Verde, with seclusion all around you and freedom from the distraction of TVs or cell phone service. There is plenty of wildlife watching and other adventure opportunities. Stargaze from the comfort of your private balcony to enhance your vacation.

Oasis Surf Camp, Santa Catalina, Panama

You are going to be truly off the grid here. The Oasis Surf Camp has been becoming one of Central America's most attractive surf spots. You wake up, walk onto the sand and start surfing. You can spend all day on the waves and hop to your bungalow for a little break -  no need to ever use a cell phone or a computer. If you need to, there is a WiFi area. When you want something different, go on a diving or fishing tours.

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Relief, Australia

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Twenty-four private beaches and only 40 suites and villas mean a private beach for every guest, couple or group. A big part of its charm is that fact that there is no mobile phone reception or TVs. Internet access that is only available in its guest lounge. This is a true paradise for snorkeling and diving.

Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar, 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.

Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park, Canada

Rooms have private baths, balconies and wood burning fieldstone fireplaces; the hotel is even very pet-friendly. But there is no cell phones reception. Enjoy a truly relaxing vacation in the absolutely stunning national park. Vertical rockwalls and dizzying peaks draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. Hiking along stunning summits and humongous glaciers is exceptional; majestic waterfalls including the popular Takkakaw Falls offer a unique glimpse of Canada's natural wonders.

The Ranch Malibu

One of the world's top wellness and fitness retreats, The Ranch Malibu spans 200 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, and provides the perfect setting to calm the mind, return to nature and focus on your mental and physical health goals. Guests are in a sequestered environment with no cell and limited Wi-Fi service available to further aid in a mental detoxification.

Camp Grounded, Navarro County, California

The summer camp for adults' motto is "Unplug and Get Away." This is exactly what you do. You trade in your electronic gadgets to build memories that will last a lifetime. It's a place where singing 'til the sunrise, pranks, laying under the stars, dancing barefoot, laughing out loud, eye contact, and exploring the great outdoors are valued most.

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, South Carolina

Guests are not obliged to but are strongly encouraged to give their car keys away for the duration of their stay. You can also opt to have your TV disabled. Give up for cell phone too and get a spa credit. The Keyless Survival Kit that you will be given upon arrival includes sunrise and sunset alerts, island walking and biking maps, and flashlights. Make the most of them.

Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

There are no televisions, radio, or telephone in the infinity pool sanctuaries and sky sanctuaries in keeping with the overall resort experience. Guests at Jade Mountain are kindly asked to not use their cell phones in public areas and keep them on vibrate setting whilst on property. Internet access is available near reception. This 600-acre beach front resort provides you with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. 

COMO Hotels, Bhutan

You won't find good, if any, cell phone reception deep in the Himalayas. This is the perfect chance to unplug. There are two locations with off-the-grid villas and other lodges – one by Mo Chu River and one in Paro Valley, which is very close to the country's most famous landmarks. This Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas' eastern edge is a secluded land of monasteries and fortresses. If you are looking authenticity, this is the place.

Campo Cortez, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico

This eco-lodge a true escape – there is no internet or cell phone coverage. Enjoy the stunning views and wild adventures such as grey whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon. There are 15 solar-powered cabins with solid beds and some electricity so you can recharge cameras from the solar panels. Your only complaint will be that you'll have to leave eventually.

The Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland

This is where authenticity has survived; this is where you go for a true Irish experience. There is limited cell phone service almost anywhere you stay on the islands. WiFi is even spottier, so just plan to not have access at all. You won't need either anyway because you'll be too busy being in awe of the stunning views surrounding you.

The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola Bay, Fiji

This is where you go to give up technology, but you have to option to stay on the grid if you prefer. But why would you do yourself this disservice when you are at this gorgeous exotic and remote resort? If you give up these "luxuries" you are going to have your own butler. But if you caught cheating, he or she will issue "pampering penalties," which are still pretty awesome, according to Travel Monitor.

Tsylos Park Lodge, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Tsylos offers you a real chance to disconnect. You're not available by cell phone, Facebook or even email. You have the perfect excuse to take a true vacation that allows you to take a mental, physical, and emotional break. The place says it doesn't have cell phone access for any reason, unless it's an emergency.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, Washington

You'll appreciate the fact that there is no cell phone service (neither are Internet or TVs). The resort is in the Olympic National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the country. It has three unique environments – mountains, coasts and rainforests. Hiking the park feels like you are in an imaginary world. There are no roads to spoil the natural beauty.