Disconnect From the Digital World in Bali

Disconnect From the Digital World in Bali

The Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali is banning smartphones and electronic devices from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the pool area. Would you still want to visit this resort?

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Is it time for you to unplug and climb out of your social media cave? Maybe you just need the right opportunity. The Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia, is banning smartphones and other electronic devices from one of the resort’s 12 pools.

According to the resort’s “In the Moment” program, guests will not be able to bring their electronic devices to the River Pool; however, those who don’t want to leave their devices unattended can put it in a locker for safekeeping. Don’t worry, you won’t be churning butter or playing the harmonica to keep busy – unless you really want to.

Some guests enjoy reading books or magazines, while others keep busy by playing cards, Jenga or chess. Spending time by the pool without a phone, iPad, digital camera, Kindle or tablet – surrounded by island vibes, lush vegetation and cocktails – might just be the escape you’re looking for. A rep from Ayana told CNN Travel that “the ethos of River Pool is to create a place of tranquility, where our guests can truly relax and be in the moment.”

However, not all travelers want to part from their electronic devices. According to CNN, a study done by OnePoll shows that 53% of American travelers have never switched off while on the go. The irrational fear of being without a phone is called nomophobia, according to Psychology Today, and per the study, some people admitted that they just couldn’t separate from their devices while traveling – 20% of the survey respondents said that they checked their phones at least once an hour, and 14% said they checked it twice an hour.

If you refuse to cut the cord and give up all the exciting photo ops, there are 11 other pools in the resort – or an ocean – for a perfect selfie backdrop. Read  more on CNN here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

The Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali is banning smartphones and electronic devices from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the pool area. Would you still want to visit this resort?

Totals
80% Ya, detox
20% No, can’t do it
Males
73% Ya, detox
27% No, can’t do it
Females
90% Ya, detox
10% No, can’t do it

Ya, detox

No, can’t do it

Disconnect From the Digital World in Bali


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