We now live in an incredible world where staying connected
is never more than a click away. Wi-Fi, laptops, tablets and
mobiles enable us to sign in, tweet, post and Google from anywhere.
Yet this same technology also makes it tougher to get away from it
all and truly relax, especially when we are expected to be
In fact, nearly half of us feel so controlled by our
devices that we can't help but respond to every text and email even
if we are sunbathing by the pool.
There was a time when we went away to get away, when the
only correspondence we would have with our family and friends was a
postcard to say 'wish you were here'. Now of course, wherever you
go your friends, family and colleagues are in effect there
too, thanks to the latest technology. This
leaves those seeking a break from work and their digital
devices with two choices: travel far out of range or employ
the willpower to refrain from checking your emails. But
things could be about to change.
Just 10 years ago, leaving the wired world was easy. But
growing demand for mobile phone coverage and wireless Internet
access in even the most remote places has changed that. Perhaps
that's why, forward-thinking destinations and resorts such as Petit
St Vincent in the Grenadines and Soneva Fushi in the Maldives have
created unique environments where it is easy to enjoy
a technology detox and simply spend some quality
time with your loved ones making them the go-to digital detox
hotels. After all, it's hard to be persuaded to join a 'quick'
remote conference call if you never received the invitation in the
Hotels that are embracing this emerging trend to free us
from constant communication are often referred to as
black hole resorts, where the greatest luxury is dropping off the
If you want nothing more than to unplug
from your technology this year, embrace the joy of true quiet
with our selection of hand-picked digital detox