Get 'off the grid' with Booking.com for National Day of Unplugging
Get ‘off the grid’ with Booking.com for the National Day of Unplugging
Booking.com launches exclusive competition to win at stay at the unique Treehotel in Sweden
We’re all guilty of not being able to switch off, whether it’s checking work emails at the weekend or spending way too much time scrolling through Instagram. In fact, Booking.com has recently surveyed the British public to find that 92% of us have thought about getting away from it all for a while by going “off the grid”.
So ahead of National Day of Unplugging on March 9th-10th why not give yourself a digital detox? It’s time to get off the grid and head somewhere truly remote on your next getaway. From staying in the treetops in Sweden to relaxing on a deserted beach in the French Polynesia, there are plenty of places options to help you switch off and relax.
Feeling inspired? Not only has Booking.com has put together a destination guide of some of the best places to go to get off the grid. The global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay is also offering an exciting chance to fully disconnect with the outside world by winning a stay at the unique Treehotel in Northern Sweden. For more information and how to enter, head here.
 Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among 2,219 respondents from Britain aged 18+. Respondent completed an online survey in January 2018.
Treetop hideaways in Boden, Sweden
With miles of forest to explore, the picturesque Scandinavian surroundings in Boden are the ideal place to relax. Just 50 miles south of the Arctic Circle, you can also witness the stunning Northern lights from this quaint town.
Where to stay: Nearly half of all Brits (45%) say that a converted tree house would be one of their top choices of unique accommodation they dream of staying in, so for a truly unique and isolated experience stay amongst the trees in the Harads forest at the Treehotel. Surrounded by the stunningly remote forest, the Treehotel offers eco-friendly rooms, which feature large beds as well as stylish, up-to-date décor and furniture. All rooms offer views of the forest and surrounding countryside. And the best part is from your treetop hideaway you can drift off to sleep underneath the magical Northern lights – illuminating the night sky above your cabin.
Luxury Ecocamps in Patagonian Parks, Chile
A beautiful view was voted the top accommodation requirement by 59% of Brit’s looking for truly ‘off the grid’ escape, so why not visit Torres del Paine National Park? Located in Chile, the park is a well-known destination for people who want to embrace nature and escape their busy lifestyles. With its soaring mountains, icebergs and rare wildlife, it’s an idyllic location to be at one with nature.
Where to stay: Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Ecocamp Patagonia is set in charming domes inspired by the ancient dwellings of the region. Guests can also enjoy guided tours of the surrounding areas and relax at night after an evening meal in the communal dome overlooking the majestic hills.
Remote Reefs in Rangiroa, French Polynesia
The weather plays a huge factor in planning a getaway, as 65% say the British weather makes us want to escape. Rangiroa is one of the largest atolls (a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral) in the world and the definition of complete seclusion. Spend your days on the stunning beach, head out on a boat trip or explore the beautiful lagoon, passes and reefs from under water.
Where to stay: Choose one of the Va'a i te Moana bungalows for your very own private home away from home. Just 9 minutes away from the beach, each bungalow has its own sun terrace and a garden or sea view to help you relax. Stand-up paddle boards and bikes are also available to hire from the bungalows, so you can explore Rangiroa by land or sea!
WiFi free zones on the River Amazon, Peru
Looking for a complete digital detox? Look no further than Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon jungle and the starting point for visits to the Manú National Reserve or Tambota National Park. Over 4 in 10 (43%) of us feel as though we need to be contactable 24/7 so this is the ideal location to escape, as there no WiFi or signal in many of the properties along the river. Nearby, other well-known attractions include the Monkey Island and the Snake Rescue House, where you can see reptiles up close!
Where to stay: Located in the middle of the jungle, the Sotupa Eco House features a range of rooms with views of the Tambopata River. Sotupa guarantees a quiet space for guests where they can enjoy the interrupted jungle. Fishing, canoeing, hiking, and cycling activities can also be arranged in the area.
Visit the end of the world in Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia is located in a bay on the southernmost coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and is often known as ‘the end of the world’. It’s regarded as one of the most extremely remote locations, in the middle nowhere. Home to penguins, stunning scenery and natural parks, it’s great for adventurers to explore.
Where to stay: Stay in the middle of the Cerro Alarkén Natural Reserve at the Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa. Located 820 feet above sea level, the resort is set upon a natural balcony overlooking the surrounding area. It has panoramic views of the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia Bay, so after a day of exploring the national parks, you can relax in the outdoor hot tubs and take in the landscape of one of the world’s most remote spots.
Head short haul to the Highlands, Scotland
Short haul holidays are very popular, as 74% of British travellers would prefer a trip close to home to escape. Take a trip to Tobermory, a small town remotely located in the Isle of Mull and surrounded by countryside, lochs and parks. With more than half (52%) of us saying that peace and quiet of the countryside is in their top three ‘happy places’ , this is an ideal location to stay.
Where to stay: the Glengorm Castle offers a unique and remote location in the Scottish highlands. You can relax in the comfortable rooms, overlooking either the sea or garden, or head down to the Castle’s lounge and warm up by the cosy fire. After filling up on a full-Scottish breakfast, guests will be able to enjoy activities in and around Tobermory, such as fishing.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among 2,219 respondents from Britain aged 18+. Respondent completed an online survey in January 2018.
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