Escaping reality just got a little easier with hotels and resorts around the world recognising the demand for digital detox holidays. If a place where sun-seekers and adventurers can log off, switch off and slow down sounds like your idea of heaven, read on… 

Digital Detox - The Cliff

We live in a world where connectivity is never more than a click away, and while the internet is an incredible asset, the norm of being ‘always on’ can be intense and stressful – particularly when you want to relax and spend quality time with loved ones on vacation. Thankfully, hotels are beginning to embrace this emerging trend for turning off the tech, with destinations such as the Caribbean offering private island hideaways and secluded sandy bays to those lusting after true peace and quiet.

Take a look at our top tips for a family digital detox in Barbados

1. Ditch digital and explore the dazzling coast
Perfect for: families of all ages

There’s no better way to reconnect as a family in Barbados than by exploring the island’s ethereal coastline. It’s a haven for waterbabies; many resorts offer swimming and sailing clubs for children as well as snorkelling lessons to make the most of the breathtakingly azure waters. Coral Reef Club Resort is one of the West Indies’ finest hotels and is perfect for families. The beach here is paradisiacal and immaculately kept - for the ideal family activity, make the most of the catamarans.

2. Tech-free activities at The Treehouse Club, Sandy Lane
Perfect for: younger children

The Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane is one of the best children’s clubs in Barbados and hosts activities such as sailing, craft sessions and outdoor film nights. You and your partner can steal away for an hour or two to experience the romantic side of Barbados while The Treehouse Club creates enchanting memories for your children.

3. Sign out and soak up the atmosphere at Oistins Fish Fry
Perfect for: families of all ages

A Bajan Guide to Island LifeTaking place in the charming fishing village of Oistins on the island’s south coast, Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday is one of the most popular nights out in Barbados. Stalls serve up fresh helpings of tuna, mahi-mahi, flying fish, swordfish and marlin, while the colourful sounds of calypso music permeate the air. The incredible atmosphere makes for a vibrant experience for families with young children.

4. Cleanse mind, body and soul with a yoga session
Perfect for: families with teenagers

Staying healthy as a family is important, and it’s also a great way to spend time with your loved ones. Where better to relax and perfect your yoga skills than this dazzling island in the Caribbean Sea? You’ll find a multitude of wellness centres and resorts in Barbados that offer yoga classes, where you can marvel at the spellbindingly scenic surroundings and cleanse your mind, body and soul. Find your zen at the  Top Spas and Wellness Centres in Barbados.

5. Get your history fix at St. Nicholas Abbey
Perfect for: families of all ages

Take a break from lounging poolside and head to this captivatingly unusual Jacobean plantation house dating back to the 1600s, brimming with centuries-old furnishings in elegant interiors. The estate itself is immaculately landscaped, with flourishing flower and herb gardens, and there are spectacular views from the plantation’s Cherry Tree Hill reserve, overlooking the rugged coastline.

Digital Detox - Barbados

A Bajan Guide to Island Life

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Topics: Barbados, Digital detox, Family

Author: Carrier