Posted by: Las Terrazas Resort
Many of us have a love-hate relationship with technology. We see the demands it makes on our lives, the way it tethers us to people and work, and the constant pressure to respond to emails and texts, meet deadlines, and keep up with the Joneses. With that in mind, Las Terrazas Resort has created a new Digital Detox package
that will help you take a much needed break from your screens! Designed for couples (but can be enjoyed solo or with a friend), this package promises a holistic detox, serving your relationship, mind, body, and sense of adventure. By intentionally setting your phone aside for four days of unwinding in Belize, you will be able to focus completely on your loved one.
Not sure how to go phoneless? Let us help you! Each of the residences at Las Terrazas Resort offers an in-room hotel safe where you can store your device away during your stay; though if its proximity remains a temptation, our General Managers
will be happy to store it for you in their safe. We encourage you to pack some of your favorite books, magazines, and games along with you, in order to continue minimizing technological distractions and channeling your pre-modern self where play and laughter are found in the simplest ways.
Beyond your room there is more digital detoxing and relationship enhancing to be found. Your romantic, candle-lit dinner on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea is another opportunity to fully detox, allowing you to engage all of your senses at once as you peer into one another's eyes, hold hands across the table, and take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the majestic ocean landscape beyond your table. Included with your Belizean dinner by O Restaurant
, you'll find a set of talking points designed to fine tune and strengthen your communication and help you delve further into your relationship free of screens. We aren't just offering a detox meant to limit and cleanse, but also a package intending to offer the opposite as well: a total reset meant to intoxicate and satisfy your life and relationships!
Relationships aside, our physical health also suffers from the daily demands of technology. Our bodies are tight and tense from sitting in our cubicles, hunched over computers and looking down at phones. Las Terrazas Resort has some solutions that promise to relieve these digital aches and pains! While on your stay, we invite you to enjoy a romantic couple's massage for two from our onsite Serenity Spa & Wellness Center
. Nestled under a cabana on our white sand beach, you'll be able to relax as our licensed massage therapists work to release those strained muscles and ligaments. Enjoy a full body massage or request our personally designed Digital Detox massage which specifically focuses on your neck, back, chest, shoulders, arms, and hands to help release the muscle strains that our modern lives negatively contribute to through constant texting and typing. Our hot stone massage and therapeutic techniques will serve to decompress both mind and body and are sure relieve those over-used muscles.
Your Serenity Spa & Wellness Center experience will be serene indeed, but it doesn't end there! After your massage, you can continue detoxing your body from the pressures of technology. Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit by taking advantage of our yoga mats and heading down to the beach where you can stretch as the ocean waves continue carrying your tension away. Rest comfortably in a hammock as you watch the aquamarine waves roll onto the shore or watch the stars emerge in the endless Belize sky. Detox from mindlessness and engage your mind by checking out a book from our hotel library (located at the Front Desk) for a lazy afternoon of reading on the beach. Something about the outdoors, the salty ocean breeze, and the sound of the ocean waves that serves to refresh the body in mind in ways our devices were never intended to do.
We often forget what it looks like to see the world through our own eyes, too often looking at it through a lens and perfecting it with a filter. Let us encourage you to experience the island up close and personal, without a screen to come between you and the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize! Our Front Desk will provide you with an old-fashioned paper map to help you explore the island without Siri as your guide (though on an island consisting of only three streets, not even a map is necessary!). Enjoy the waters up close and personal with our complimentary kayaks, Hobie cats, water bikes, and paddleboards
, and let the water continue your detox as you experience the natural peace and healing touch that ocean water brings. Las Terrazas Resort's complimentary bicycles are available for you to tour the island of Ambergris Caye and will serve as a refreshing physical experience rooted in simplicity and child-like fun.
We know that one of the major concerns guests will have is how to document their memories while on Ambergris Caye
, Belize. Rest assured that our Digital Detox does not mean you have to sacrifice taking pictures in order to have a keepsake for your time on the island. We know that with adventure and experience comes the desire to document memories, and we don't want our Digital Detox package to hinder that in any way. Rather than toting your phone across the island, consider instead bringing your camera and capturing the island with its high-quality capabilities. Or, opt for a blast from the past and take a disposable camera along instead. These now-vintage cameras can be easily toted around without the weight and fragility of our nicer cameras.
Are you sold yet? With all of the hard work and demands that life expects from you, we eagerly offer you the chance to unplug for a few short days; long enough to allow your mind and heart to breathe, but not long enough to be overwhelmed and drowning when you walk back into the real world. And while technology can undoubtedly offer the alluring temptation to mindlessly unwind, to escape, to be distracted by and entertained in the midst of life's demands and heartaches, we would argue that the island does a more satisfying job of meeting those needs and will leave you more fulfilled and happy than your devices ever could. With our new Digital Detox package, you are freed up to experience the sand and the sea in all its glory-- without being tempted to distract or escape from the wonder that is Belize. Contact Las Terrazas Resort's reservations office
to book your Digital Detox today!
*upgrades available upon request