Detox Breaks North America

7 Of The Best Digital Detox Breaks In North America

Looking for relaxing digital detox breaks in North America? 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 destinations have everything you could want from a dreamy, stress-free vacation. Hand over your phone, 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.

Digital Detox Breaks In North America

1. The Ranch – Malibu, California

This is not your typical spa or resort vacation. The Ranch’s results-oriented, fitness and wellness programs will “recalibrate the mind and body”, through an intense fitness and wellness regimen paired with a highly structured plant-based nutritional diet.

Each day includes eight hours of exercise including daily hikes, core and ab workouts, body toning and sculpting, weights, yoga sessions, nap time and deep tissue massage. We repeat: nap time.

The Ranch Breaks For 2019

2. Rancho La Puerta – Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

La Puerta is a “digital noise-free environment,” so device ringers and alerts must be silenced, and the resort prefers guests use cell phones in their rooms rather than public spaces. You’ll stay in one of 86 individual casitas throughout the resort, which has four pool and an organic farm with a cooking school.

Sink into a mountain sage massage and float under the Baja California sun. As you walk winding brick paths, you’ll happen upon a wine bar, juice bar or art studio. It’s paradise.

Rancho La Puerta

3. Travaasa Hana – Maui, Hawaii

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 stay here: 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.

Travaasa Hana

4. Playa Viva – Juluchuca, Mexico

Rooms are free of telephones and televisions at this unique eco-destination. 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.

Playa Viva

5. Nimmo Bay Resort – Canada

Nimmo Bay Resort’s Nature and Nurture Retreat is for those looking to swap their daily routine and busy lifestyle for some relaxation and outdoor adventure. Where better to do so than the Great Bear Rainforest?

Activities can include rainforest hiking, ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, morning yoga sessions, and warming up in the wooden hot tubs or at the floating sauna. The spacious-yet-cosy cabins have waterfall views, homemade cookies and eh, Crocs. Now that is true comfort.

Nimmo Bay Resort

6. Amangiri Resort – Utah

Hidden away in the heart of the desert, this is a unique spa resort in The Rockies, close to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley.

With stylish suites looking out at views of the desert, a natural rock plunge pool and pure luxury at every corner. This is one resort you’ll never forget staying in… Apart from the insane desert views from every angle? The resort also offers daily guided hikes through the nearby mountains, yoga retreats and state-of-the-art dining.


7. Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort – Calistoga, California

A luxury resort in a Napa Valley canyon, this is a charming grown-up version of a treehouse, with tree trunks peeping through cabins. Rooms have outdoor rain showers and are beautiful. They’re so cosy, you’ll have to force yourself to leave them.

This is all about embracing the outdoors. Enjoy a personal wine-blending session in their wine cave, or collect honey from the beehive. When it comes to digital detox retreats, this place is so relaxing.

Detox Breaks North America

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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