6 havens for a digital detox
In our fast-paced modern world it is getting harder and harder to escape and relax – to actually turn off your phone, disconnect your Wi-Fi, and just enjoy a place….without Snapchatting the whole experience! Here are 6 eco-havens that will make you forget the rest of the world exists. It is time to kick back, disconnect and experience these incredible destinations.
Wadi Araba, Jordan
Have you ever wanted to drink tea with Bedouins by candlelight in the heart of the rugged Jordanian desert? Well, in Wadi Araba, you have that chance. Here you can stay at the award-winning, solar powered Feynan Ecolodge where you will be far too busy checking out the stars in the night sky to think about logging on for the latest news about the stars in Hollywood!
Experience this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/feynan-ecolodge
Manaus, Brazilian Amazon
Surely we have all dreamed at one point or another about having an island all to ourselves? Step onto this island in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, where you will see more animals than a David Attenborough documentary. From parrots to pink dolphins, this rich ecosystem has it all! Spend your days swimming with dolphins and canoeing down the Amazon and then falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle. Much better than buying that Sounds of the Rainforest soundtrack online!
Experience this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/anaconda-amazon-island
If you can’t wait for your annual holiday to turn off and unwind, check yourself in to The Farm Camp for a mid-week getaway. Trade in your busy city life for a few days of yoga, archery and massages with your own luxury tent. This isn’t your standard camping experience – live like a queen in your luxury tent complete with log-burning stove and comfortable beds. Instead of herding the kids into the car for the school run, try your hand at herding sheep through the on-site herding course!
Experience this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/the-farm-camp
Baa Atoll, the Maldives
If you are looking for a school holiday activity that is more entertaining than the latest computer game, this is the retreat for you. Let your kids snorkel through UNESCO protected coral reefs, count stars at the onsite observatory, or spend hours trying to pick one of the 60 flavours of ice cream at the cafe. With 500 different wine options, and your own butler on hand to serve them, this is an escape that you will never want to end!
Experience this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/soneva-fushi-resort
Turn off the TV and be entertained by the wonderful and wild world of nature! At this family-run safari camp, try to see how many lions, cheetahs, zebra, giraffe and hyenas you can spot. When you have seen enough take a guided bushwalk, or kayak down the river as elephants stop past for a drink – just try not to get too wet!
Experience this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/ekorian-s-mugie-camp
Koh Kood, Thailand
On one of Thailand’s most pristine islands, Koh Kood, you have the opportunity to experience true luxury. Check yourself into one of the largest resort villas in the world, where you are only a few steps away from the sandy beach and surrounded by lush rainforest. Relax and take in the sights by your own private infinity pool. If eating food at ground level has become too mundane, strap yourself in for dinner at the Treetop Dining Pod where you are served by waiters on zip lines!
Experience this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/soneva-kiri
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