For many people getting away for a trip means finding some peace and quiet, and certain resorts have taken that to the next level.
The Mandarin Oriental spas have put in place a Silent Night initiative, where after 5 PM there is not talking or music involved in their spa treatments. They also offer Digital Wellness packages that allow guests to detach a bit. They encourage their guests to ditch the phones completely. Jeremy McCarthy, the group director of Spa and Wellness says:
“Technology has brought us many great advances. But the expectations for instant communication and the increasing pace of change in the world can have a negative impact on our wellbeing.”
Other resorts make literal isolation the goal, at least temporarily.
The Velaa Private Island in the Noonu Atoll of the Maldives for example, offers guests the option of taking a private yacht to a private island for the day to relax completely alone.