Nomophobia – a term describing our addiction to our phones, is on the rise, causing more Australians to look for isolated holidays with no WiFi access.
Due to this increased use of technology, the Agoda Travel and Tech Study found that three-fifths of us want to travel to secluded and lesser-known destinations.
“Digital Detox getaways are becoming more and more popular across the world, with 77 per cent of Aussies in our recent survey admitting they like to travel to escape from the stresses of life,” Agoda global director for brands and communications Andrew Edwards says.
Luckily, there’s a variety of fantastic places to go ‘off the grid’ and help cure our tech addiction, with Agoda’s expertly compiled list of the best isolated getaways, with little to no WiFi distractions.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve & Lodge – Port Douglas, QLD
This secluded getaway is situated on a huge stretch of untouched coastline, where travellers can enjoy the private beach, massages and poolside cocktails. The only WiFi available is in reception.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Hotel – Cape Range National Park, WA
Sal Salis is glamping at its best, situated miles off the grid. It is an exclusive safari camp boasting nine spacious tents in the dunes. You can check-in at the bar and open lounge area but you won’t be able to ‘check-in’ online, making it a special offline experience.
Bamurru Plains – Mary River, NT
This remote safari camp allows you to soak up the beauty of the surrounding Savannah and wetlands without any distractions as there is no internet, TV or telephones. It doesn’t get any more remote than this immersive technology-free experience.
Mawun Raya Resort – Lombok, Indonesia
Located in Indonesia’s up and coming destination for Aussies, Lombok, this scenic getaway is perfect for those wanting to log off. There will still be plenty of entertainment provided including horse riding and snorkelling, making this experience unforgettable. If you really want to post scenic snaps online, there is WiFi in the public areas.