Looking for a relaxing break? These tropical getaways will do the trick. You could simply switch on airplane mode and take a break, but wouldn’t it be nicer to jet off somewhere that does it all for you? Digital detox resorts are on the rise and we can see why.
These beautiful tropical getaways have everything you could want from a dreamy, stress-free vacation. Go tech-free and embrace the real world – it’s worth it. January is a popular time to switch off, so take a break at any of these retreats.
Best Tropical Getaways to Book in January
Mumbo Island is a deserted tropical island floating on the waters of the Lake Malawi National Park. Can you picture a better place to go offline? Kayak Africa run Mumbo as an entire off the grid camp, so it remains as perfect as can be.
Swim in the lake (what many consider the best freshwater snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the world) and swing in a hammock on this ‘Robinson Crusoe’ island.
The Hideout provides an atmosphere of tropical luxury – comfortable accommodation, gourmet dining, wellness and mindfulness programs. Their special Digital Detox program is all about disconnecting from distractions (no gadgets, screens, or noisy neighbours here!).
Chill out in your private open-air treetop paradise, where you’ll be inspired to engage in daily meditation and mindfulness practice as the first step in “your journey back to self.”
Experience unplugged barefoot luxury at Petit St. Vincent. The 115-acre Caribbean island resort has no telephones, televisions, or Wi-Fi in the 22 one- and two-bedroom ocean view cottages and villas.
Guests are encouraged to leave their cell phones at home. Instead, enjoy some low-tech activities, such as yoga, spa treatments at the Hillside Spa or simply rent out the entire island for the ultimate alone time.
Located in a dense rainforest in the Arenal Volcano Region, the five-star Tabcon Thermal Resort & Spa gives you a chance to experience balneotherapy — the treatment of disease by bathing in mineral springs.
With 20 natural thermal springs warmed by the volcano’s magma, the warm water is sure to melt away any worries. The 103-room property is on tropical rainforest reserve and has two restaurants, four bars, five pools, a swim-up bar, and thermal water slide.
In the town of Hana on the eastern tip of Maui, this is the first resort on the island to greet the rising sun. There are countless things to do here. Picking up your jaw from the ground is one of them.
Here’s what to expect from a Travaasa experience: healing and pampering spa, authentic Hawaiian lei making, ukulele, snorkelling, a pool with an ocean view and outdoor yoga. The rest of the world—even the island of Maui—feels as if it’s a world away.
Rooms are free of telephones and televisions at this unique eco resort. Choose from among 12 EcoLuxury rooms each with a beachfront view, including their award-winning oceanfront treehouse. Who doesn’t want to stay in a treehouse by the ocean?
Chill out with a morning yoga practice, or even host a beachside yoga retreat, volunteer in the turtle sanctuary, give back to the local community, engage in a workshop, or just relax completely in paradise.
This truly all-inclusive island is home to only 14 couples at a time, with 12 private beaches to explore. From your spacious villa you’ll have views of the Blue Lagoon, as well as other tropical Fiji islands. This might just be the most peaceful place on the planet.
The menu, which uses fresh seafood from local waters and fruits and vegetables grown on the island, is a real highlight. Pro tip: book your trip around the release of the Baby Turtles.