Let’s talk about something fun and to look forward to. What else but a holiday, of course! Many of you read the articles I wrote and commented to me that you wanted so much to take a break but every time, you ended up not enjoying your holiday because you will always be checking your phone, or reading your emails or updating your Calendar etc. So put your mobiles, iPads and laptops aside and get ready to take the plunge – Going Unplugged.
- The Meridian Club Turks & Caicos
Watching the wonderful sunset from my room, enjoying the sea breeze caressing my hair without a care in the world. According to the hotel website here, they ban phone usage in the hotel area and rooms and provides little internet access. Of course, during an emergency (we’re talking about your boss had pulled out all his hair or whatever left of it), you can still use your mobile in a designated area only.
2. Bloomfield Lodge
G’day, mate! This wonderful secluded area is located in Queensland, Australia. The moment you step off the private plane, your mobile signal drops really low. It is definitely a good way to avoid calls from your pesky secretary. For more beautiful pictures of the lodge, come here.
This cool organisation offers camping trips for adults. Once you are there, you will be prohibited to use any electronic devices and you will also go without a watch. Zero technology. The best part is talking about work is strictly not allow. Imagine not having to listen to your partner gripping about work for days! Ahhh… Bliss! Find out more here.
4. Paya Beach Resort
My favourite beach resort in the world!! I have been a regular guest here just because they do not offer internet services in the room and their mobile signal is super low (one bar exactly). My boss often groan whenever I tell him I am going to Tioman retreat, he knows he couldn’t get me there and god knows, how often he tried. Love it here.
Another resort that I always wanted to try at Tioman is Bagus Place. There is no wifi, no air conditioned and only one restaurant opened on certain allocated times. The beauty of this place is that they truly bring you back to basic. Each of the huts are so isolated that you might not bump into your neighbours until meal times.
Looks like I have just shared 5 gems that the world have been hiding from us! I’m sure there are more but these are my favourite getaways. Remember a holiday break means a break from everything. If you constantly check what’s new on FaceBook or what is showing on HBO, you never get the much-needed rest. Give your eyes (tiny words on a tinier mobile screen), your ears (from the ‘ding’ arrival Whatsapp sound), your heart (from boiling in anger that some bugger screws your latest project) and your mind a well-deserved break. After all, your boss can’t fault you for not answering emails when you are so far away.
Love these locations or do you have somewhere better? I love to hear from you! Remember, I am just an email away.
Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food
Connect with me @ Kally@ladyredot.com