Digital detox holiday ideas…

No phones, no laptops, no worries.

It’s no secret that we’re working longer hours than ever before. Constant advances in technology make it all too easy to carry on working when we should be switched off, and even catching up with friends or the latest news tends to happen through our mobile phones.

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Perfect digital detox destinations

We’re big believers in taking time to relax, kick back and de-stress, and there’s no better way to do this than on a screen-free holiday.

Fiji

Holiday to Fiji and scuba dive some of the most diverse coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean.

Fiji

Bula is something you’ll hear a lot in Fiji. It means greetings from paradise. A holiday in Fiji does indeed offer a tropical paradise, but it is one with a difference. Of course there will be swaying palms and picture postcard beaches. And there are traditional villages and a gentle way of life. But there is also some of the broadest biodiversity here on Earth.

Comprised of 333 islands, of which only 106 are inhabited, the archipelago nation of Fiji contains over 10,000 species of plants and invertebrates, many of which are yet to be studied.

The majority of Fiji is protected as a nature reserve. Traditional Fijian protected areas, known as tabu, are coupled with modern conservation to allow vast swathes of ocean to be undisturbed by commercial fishing. This helps promote the diversity of species that call this remarkable group of islands home.

Due to its conservation efforts, Fiji’s justifiably renowned coral reefs are among the most diverse and intact in the Pacific Ocean. Getting beneath the waves is one of the best ways to explore those that are visitable and we’ll arrange your snorkelling or scuba diving trip with an expert guide.

Not just a destination in its own right, we can also recommend a holiday to Fiji as the ideal South Pacific stopover en route to destinations such as Australia or New Zealand.

 

Santorini & Mykonos

Experience the beauty of the Cyclades on a yacht cruise on the glistening waters of the Aegean.

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The Greek Cyclades offers a unique kind of barren beauty. Bedecked with whitewashed houses and rocky outcrops, our luxury Mykonos and Santorini holidays give you a sun-kissed getaway with excellent beaches, energetic hikes and relaxing chartered yacht cruises on the Aegean. Book one of our Santorini and Mykonos tours and see the very best of the Greek Cyclades.

The island of Mykonos is graced by stark white buildings that set off its colourful, cosmopolitan main town. Its proximity to the ancient site of Delos has made it one of the most popular Cycladic islands. On our luxury Mykonos holidays, we’ll arrange a Mykonos and Santorini cruise on a skippered yacht to help you explore islands such as Delos, Paros, Naxos and Rhinia. For a longer stay, we can arrange an accommodated cruise, allowing you to explore the Cyclades from the balmy waters of the Aegean.

Santorini is the most westerly of the Cyclades. The glamorous beauty of this volcanic island is often associated with the misty tales of Atlantis. White villages cling to towering cliffs, and within them you can sample local wines in an enchanting setting. On our tailor-made Santorini holidays, we can organise a day’s hiking trip for unrivalled views across the volcano’s caldera.

Epic history can be discovered at the excavation site at Akrotiri. This ancient Minoan civilisation was sealed in time by the last great volcanic eruption in the region, over 3,000 years ago. For this reason, it’s known as the Greek Pompeii, and it is not to be missed.

 

French Polynesia

The seductive paradise of the South Seas Islands.

French-Polynesia

Tahiti and its surrounding islands exemplify the romance of the South Seas, offering you the chance to soak up island culture and relax in total comfort. Our French Polynesia holidays can seduce anyone, from honeymooners and romantics to adventurers and travellers looking for escape.

The island of Tahiti towers over the ocean and is crowned with a circle of majestic peaks. Moorea soars out of the water in an explosion of green velvet. They’re almost exactly as you would imagine South Seas islands to be. A visit to Bora Bora is a must. Its lagoon resembles an artist’s palette of blues and greens. And you’ll discover perfect white-sand beaches and the castle-like Mount Otemanu piercing the sky.

Huahine is another real highlight with its deep, crystal-clear lagoon that surrounds the two islands. This is your chance to explore lush forests and quaint villages on one of Polynesia’s best-kept secrets. The flower-shaped island of Taha’a is blessed with a simple beauty. It’s all framed by soft mountain shapes and the rich aroma of vanilla lingering heavily in the air. Our multilingual expert guides will open up these islands on your Tahiti holiday, giving you a glimpse of the traditional life of the Tahitians.

 

Seychelles

Relax on coral castaway atolls.

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A thousand miles off the coast of Africa, the 115 islands of the Seychelles are scattered like gemstones across the sparkling Indian Ocean. With swathes of white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees, a Seychelles holiday is as relaxing as it is beautiful. One of our tailor-made holidays to the Seychelles gets you closer to the people and places that make these islands so special.

The seductive Seychelles offer 360-degree unspoilt beauty. Here you’ll find coral atolls and islands carpeted with rich vegetation, dominated by rugged granite mountains. Winding lanes meander through swaying coconut groves, while crystal waters lap the shore. Its reputation for its pristine, untouched environment won’t disappoint. Here you can catch glimpses of some of the rarest species on earth. Discover the smallest frog, the heaviest tortoise and the Indian Ocean’s only flightless bird.

Stepping offshore, the surrounding ocean offers plenty of opportunities for diving and snorkelling amongst iridescent corals and shimmering shoals of fish. Go island hopping to really get a flavour of these enchanting islands. And as night falls, take an intimate candlelit dinner beneath a blanket of stars.

The Seychelles is also a popular honeymoon destination, and for good reason. Whether you’re looking for total escapism on the exclusive islands of Denis and Cousine, or to experience the local culture on some of the larger islands.

 

Split

Sample fine wines against the azure of Croatia’s Adriatic coast in Split.

Split

The small town of Split in Croatia is one of our favourite destinations. Located on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, Split offers a bustling restaurant and cafe culture, in a town steeped with history.

A holiday in Split offers access to some of Croatia’s most historic coastline. The spectacular Roman Palace of Diocletian, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, dominates the town centre. While its location on the Adriatic makes Split ideal for sun-seekers, it is far from your average beach resort. Beyond the palace, the town offers a maze of narrow streets and stunning views from the peace and quiet of the nearby Jewish Cemetery.

You can hop on a ferry to the lively island of Hvar. Its main town, of the same name, is home to one of Croatia’s finest wineries. To ensure the best experience, we’ll book your transport and an afternoon of wine tasting with expert tuition from a Croatian wine connoisseur.

From Split you can also visit the striking island of Brač, Croatia’s exquisite Plitvice Lakes National Park and Trogir, which offers impressive architecture and fortifications. One of Europe’s lesser-known tourist destinations, a tailor-made holiday in Split will give you a true taste of the Adriatic with the added bonus of fewer crowds.

 

Maldives

Luxuriate in this paradise destination.

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Tropical islands with swaying palm trees, pure white beaches and brilliant turquoise lagoons, luxury Maldives holidays never disappoint. Lying off the southern tip of India, this slender chain of coral islands is a playground of vast lagoons in infinite shades of blue and turquoise, and dazzling underwater gardens.

Arriving in the Maldives you’ll enter a world of ultimate relaxation. The powdery sand and crystal-clear waters stretch out to the horizon. It’s a place in which time almost seems to stand still. But when the sun does eventually go down, it’s difficult to beat a sunset over the incredible waters of the Indian Ocean.

Experience pure escapism in five-star resorts that feature immaculate villas over the water. Private pools, glass-bottom floors and your own personal ocean ladder to have a quick dip in the warm water are all part of the package.

Our hand-picked resorts also offer a huge array of watersports, including scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and more. But no matter where you stay in the Maldives atolls, you’ll be sure to be refreshed and re-energised. Come with us on a tailor-made holiday to the Maldives and we’ll show you exactly why this has been called ‘the last paradise on earth’.

 

St Kitts & Nevis

Holiday in St Kitts & Nevis and experience old-world West Indies.

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Holiday in the neighbouring islands of St Kitts & Nevis for a reminder of how the West Indies used to be before the the age of tourism and the development of the beach resorts. Some might say the pleasures and treasures of this tiny two-island nation are more rustic than Barbados and St Barths. They may be right, but if you are looking for a peaceful escape in beautiful natural surroundings, this will only be music to your ears.

Holidays in St Kitts revolve around perfect, unspoiled beaches that are overlooked by the misty mountains of the interior. If you tire of all that relaxing head to the hills for a spot of hiking.

Nevis holidays, meanwhile, offer you the chance to discover more deserted, tranquil beaches. Head inland from these to discover the atmospheric ruins of historic sugar plantations hidden away on trails through the rainforest.

You can enjoy a day out on the slopes of Kitts’ towering Mount Liamuiga volcano, where you will find yourself surrounded by wildlife. On your journey to the spectacular Crater Lake, you will be accompanied by chattering vervet monkey and scurrying families of mongoose, plus roaming goat and black-bellied sheep.

And then its back to your swaying hammock…

 

For every destination we can recommend the best hotel to suit your needs, with our knowledge and expertise we can design a digital detox holiday perfect for you!

Interested to find out more? Call us on +44 (0)1730 711010 or email leisure@meonvalleytravel.com to find out more.

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