The 10 Best Tech-Free Places to go in 2016

By Halal Trip | 14, Jan, 2016
The 10 Best Tech-Free Places to go in 2016

Here are some great tech-free vacation spots and tech-free zones that are the ideal places for those of you who need a break from the stress of day-to-day life. Choose from some of the quietest places to head for a tech-free backpacking trip too. If you are obsessed with your smart phone, too attached to your phone, hear it buzzing even when it’s not, then yup! You need a break from technology online - a digital-detox, per se. So, we’ve put together a list of some stunning destinations that make it incredibly easy to unplug and unwind and to just connect with nature and the surroundings. Enjoy a tech-free holiday!

1. Tech-Free Mui Ne, Vietnam


The first tech-free place on our list is the beautiful resort town of Mui Ne. Once a sleepy fishing town, Mui Ne has been transformed into a top tourist destination in Vietnam. A tropical retreat, Mui Ne is known for its spectacular beach. It offers the perfect conditions for wind and kite surfing, as well as swimming and other water sports. And if relaxing on the beach is what you’re after, Mui Ne is well suited for that too! While the many luxurious hotels located on the shore of the beach may offer wi-fi, trying to get a proper connection outdoors will be quite a task. This will make it even easier for you to just put down your digital device and enjoy your getaway. .

2. Tech-Free Black Forest, Germany


While Germany has so many famous tech-free travel destinations, the Black Forest is probably one of its best holiday regions.

The mountainous region is known for its slightly sinister looking evergreen forests; which were inspiration to some well-known fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, and for being the home of the cuckoo clock; which has been produced here since the 1700s. The magic and mystery of the destination, combined with its great weather and even more spectacular scenery and quiet countryside’s, make the Black Forest unique and an absolute must-visit.

With some of the most beautiful sights in the world, in our humble opinion, you would be cuckoo to not go tech-free when here! .

3. Tech-Free Bali, Indonesia


The tech-free paradise island of Bali really needs no introduction whatsoever.

Known for its picture-perfect white sand beaches, lush jungles, stunning rice terraces, beautiful luxury resorts and its fantastic tropical weather, Bali is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Also offering a variety of water sports, and cultural and historical attractions, Bali has also fast become one of the best spots for a family vacation.

There is no doubt in our minds that Bali’s natural beauty and exotic sites will make any tourist want to take a break from anything tech-related and just soak in all of its magic. .

4. Tech-Free Santorini, Greece


Located in the Aegean is Greece’s most popular island, and probably one of the most popular islands in the world - Santorini.

Famous for its quaint white-washed villages perched high on top of massive cliffs, stunning sunsets, picturesque views, ancient cities, numerous beautiful beaches and for its geological uniqueness, the volcanic island is a destination that is known to offer a lifetime of memories. With so much beauty surrounding your, we’re pretty sure you will most likely find yourself forgetting that you even own a smart phone or a laptop when in Santorini! .

5. Tech-Free Kravice Falls - Trebižat River, Bosnia and Herzegovina


What better way to get over your technology addiction than to spend some time admiring one of the world’s most stunning natural attractions - the waterfalls of Kravice. On the Trebižat River, Kravice Falls is a natural phenomenon and a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina is thus incomplete without a stop here. Apart from being visually exquisite, the idyllic attraction is frequented by locals and tourists alike, and has become a popular swimming spot. It is also the perfect location for a fun, yet relaxing family picnic. Together, Kravice Falls and Trebižat River, along with its picturesque surroundings will make you want to escape the real world for a while. .

6. Tech-Free Boracay, Philippines


One of the Philippines’s top tech-free tourist attractions, the island of Boracay is magical and truly a dream travel destination.

Featuring pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear azure water, along with picture perfect surroundings, the island destination is one of the best holiday spots on earth. The setting is so spectacular that you could go hours just relaxing on the breathtaking beach, or enjoying some of the many activities the island offers, without even thinking of picking up your digital device. .

7. Tech-Free Kathmandu, Nepal


Nepal’s Kathmandu is a gem of a destination unlike any other. Vibrant and noisy, home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a mixture of sights and smells and one of the best places in the world to disconnect from technology and reconnect with oneself and nature. The remote area will have limited cell and internet service, but we promise, the breathtaking views and Kathmandu’s fascinating culture and attractions will make you forget all about your tech-obsession in no time! .

8. Tech-Free Byron Bay, Australia


The tech-free chic seaside town of Byron Bay is next on our list.

While it may not be so off the grid, it is definitely one of a few destinations that is sure to convince techies to unplug and truly connect with their surroundings. It is home to several beautiful beaches which are frequented by surfers from around the world, and is known for its laidback lifestyle and stunning natural beauty. Surf to your heart’s content, explore the spectacular wilderness, go on a whale watching excursion, scuba dive and spot an abundance of marine life or just day dream on a picturesque beach, without the distraction of technology! .

9. Tech-Free Gili Islands - Lombok, Indonesia


Sure to cast a spell on every visitor, the picture-perfect Gili Islands - Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, offer a remote island experience.

Off the northwest coast of Lombok, the Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands that are popular amongst those hoping to enjoy a wireless retreat. While Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three islands and is more populated, Gili Meno and Gili Air are not as developed. So remote that there are no motorised vehicles on any of the islands, the Gili Islands are all about powdery white sand beaches, clear aquamarine water, spectacular sunsets, stunning scenery, and fresh seafood, and therefore ideal for visitors looking to experience true island lifestyle. .

10. Tech-Free Kiruna, Sweden


Sweden’s most northernmost town, Kiruna is an extraordinary destination, totally perfect for those in need of a digital-detox.

Running through the biggest non populated area in Europe, visitors to Kiruna can spend their days chasing the magical Northern Lights or marveling at the midnight sun, discovering magnificent untouched wilderness, learning about the fascinating Sami culture, experiencing the thrill of dog sledding, visiting the largest underground iron-ore mine in the world or marveling the Kebnekaise - Sweden’s highest mountain!  

Check out more of HalalTrip’s Best 10 lists of 2016 here!


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