Escape the demands of all your devices with a restorative break at one of these glorious digital detox retreats. We pick our top favourites.

We all know the upsides of living in this fast-paced, globally connected, digitally sophisticated era. The downsides, however, are startling. According to research, many of us now check our phones 150 times a day and spend more time online than we do asleep. If technology’s lure is overwhelming you, give yourself the chance to log out, switch off and rest up. Here is our pick of the places, all over the world, that will encourage you to do just that.

UNPLUGGED WEEKEND
www.unpluggedweekend.com


The mission here is to help people manage their digital habits and lead healthy, balanced lives. The method is a luxurious weekend of calming, device-free nourishment in beautiful British countryside.

THE RANCH MALIBU
www.theranchmalibu.com


During a stay at this gorgeous ranch in California, you are encouraged to put down your phone and take up low-impact, results-driven exercise. You will wake up to the sound of Tibetan chimes and fill your days with an organic, plant-based diet, hikes, naps and massages.

CHEWTON GLEN DIGITAL DETOX
www.chewtonglen.com


The luxury hotel and spa in Hampshire now offers a two-night digital detox at which, with your devices locked away if you want them to be, you’ll lose yourself in a world of Nordic walking, yoga, meditation, mindfulness and alkaline eating.

DIGITAL DETOX RETREATS
www.digitaldetox.org


This internationally renowned, tech-free personal wellness retreat – whose motto is: “disconnect to reconnect” – has outposts all over the US. “Rules” include no phones, internet or screens, no bosses, no anxiety and no FOMO (fear of missing out).

RESTIVAL
www.restivalglobal.com


A complete rebalance of your physical and mental equilibrium is the aim of this eco-lux, device-free, five-day, annual festival. It and its occasional spin-off retreats take place in deliberately remote locations such as the Sahara Desert and Arizona’s Navajo territory.

TIME TO LOG OFF DIGITAL DETOX RETREATS
www.itstimetologoff.com


On arrival at one of these retreats – whose stunning venues vary from Somerset to Italy to Hawaii – you’ll hand in all your technology and swap it for mindfulness, meditation and movement in the great outdoors.

RECLAIM YOURSELF YOGA RETREATS AND HOLIDAYS
www.reclaimyourself.co.uk


Reclaim Yourself’s Yoga and Digital Detox Weekend package combines total, rural tranquillity an hour north of London, yoga, meditation, accommodation in a stunning 17th-century manor house and super-nourishing, plant-based meals.

EREMITO HOTELITO DEL ALMA
www.eremito.com


This enchanting former ruin claims to be among the first digital detox hotels in Italy. Simple comfort, vegetarian food, candlelight and plenty of Gregorian chants are on the menu here for the ultimate rest for your soul.

May 2017