8 Must-Visit Destinations for a Digital Detox

Leave your smartphone at home – these are the best spots to unplug. And unwind.

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Image courtesy of Aja Malibu.

Some places in the world are so remote that the adage “If I don’t Instagram it did it really ever happen?” need not apply. Or there’s no Wi-fi to connect to anyway in order to share that toes-in-the-sand snap with your friends back home. But that’s beauty of the jetting to an exotic locale and fully disconnecting from your daily life (and flurry of emails and notifications that comes with it): you get to truly live in the present moment. And since social distractions of our day-to-day realities make that nearly impossible, we recommend booking a stay at one of these relaxing, digital-detox resorts where they eliminate the temptation to update your Facebook status for you. Go ahead, leave your phone (and tablet and laptop) at home. You’ll thank us later.

1. Aja Malibu
Malibu, CA

Opening this spring, this Malibu wellness retreat offers cleansing vegetarian cuisine grown on the property’s biodynamic gardens, meditation and spa treatments and an onsite apothecary where guests can mix up their own natural beauty and bath products. The eco-friendly luxury guestrooms are stocked with all-natural products made from the resort’s own herbalist and is a phone-and-TV-free environment. Plan your day around spa treatments, early-morning Pilates and tea ceremonies. Repeat.

Where to Find:
Aja Malibu
1821 Latigo Canyon Rd.
Malibu, CA
1-310-457-7024; ajamalibu.com