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Goodbye Nomophobia Hello Paradise

October 24, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The bad news is your mobile phone will work on Bokissa. But since the service is reliably unreliable you’ll find yourself at the cutting edge of the latest trend in world travel – the digital detox holiday.
A Bokissa digital detox has much more to offer than any of the growing number of “techno break” packages on the market now in major cities where hotels are offering “technology free” and “tranquility suite” packages for techwrecked humans. Some even offer rewards like massages and outdoor activities if you can remain device-free. In the travel trade they call this “promoting human interaction.”545481

The really good news from Bokissa is that after a brief withdrawal period you’ll probably be happy to interact human-wise and get on with dreaming, fishing, paddling a kayak, diving and just scuffing the warm white sand between your toes as you walk a few steps from bed to beach.

For those with incurable nomophobia  (that’s the fear that strikes when your mobile won’t work) the resort has an Internet connection and phones in the guest lounge. You’ll find recidivists here downloading their emails.

Tell them hello and goodbye and head for the walking tracks that thread through 71 hectares of rainforest, alive with tropical birds and butterflies in the day and sweet smelling after sunset with the blooming of flowers locals call Ladies of the Night.

While Bokissa is an ideal couples and honeymoon attraction it actually has even more special rewards for kids used to seeing the world through the prism of an iPad. Visiting children up to 12 can go to the local school or kindergarten and interface with classmates who know all sorts of clever ways to study the world. Like how to blow bubbles through a flower stem, or the correct aerodynamic proportionality of the perfect paper dart.

About 100 people live on Bokissa, a nature reserve 30 minutes by boat from Espiritu Santo. This makes the resort, the only one on the island, very much part of the local culture without swamping it since there will never be more than 48 guests at any time.

Accommodation is in TV, radio and phone free air-conditioned fales, well separated from each other for privacy with their own deck chairs, gardens and hammocks. There are 13 fales that take a maximum three people, one that takes four and a villa for five.

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