This Resort Is Offering Free Perks to Guests Who Ditch Their Cellphones During Vacation
Would you part with social media for a complimentary spa service?
While it can certainly be satisfying to collect virtual likes on a bombshell beach photo of you #LivingYourBestLife, there are a whole slew of vacation experiences that can be—dare we say it—even more enjoyable. Maybe it’s savoring a sunset with your sweetie, playing card games by the pool with your kids, or simply sitting by the ocean on a beautiful day and just being present.
That’s the idea behind a new incentive program at the Grand Velas Rivieria Maya resort, which is challenging guests to go technology-less (meaning no phones, laptops, e-readers, and TVs) during their stays. And in return for such a bold ask? Well, let’s just say they’re offering some pretty tempting perks.
By signing up for the Digital Detox program, guests are able to unlock complimentary resort extras designed to make participants forget they even had a smartphone. Included in the program are free bike tours, ecological tours of the property’s flora and fauna, snorkeling tours, and facials and massages at the resort’s swanky spa.
And if you think you can sign up and still sneak a quick Instagram peek, it’s not that easy. Thanks to a designated Detox Concierge, whose job is to hold all technology and remove TVs from rooms, the choice to disconnect can’t be interrupted by the temptation to cheat.
Ready to hand in your smartphone for a blissful week of escapism in Mexico? If you’re hesitant, we know what you’re thinking—photos! Not to worry: The Grand Velas Riviera Maya has another service to help you out. For a grand total of $660, you can hire your very own paparazzi to shadow you and your boo on vacay for up to three hours and capture all of those ‘Gram-worthy moments—of which, distraction-free, there’s bound to be many.
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