Velas Resorts encourages guests to detox from their tech. // © 2015 Thinkstock
As hotels and resorts around the world scramble to be as tech-friendly as possible, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Grand Velas Riviera Maya are offering the opposite with the new 2015 Digital Detox Program.
Rather than plugging in while on vacation, couples and families staying at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit can opt to power down with help from a Detox Concierge, who removes electronic devices from participants’ rooms — televisions, phones, laptops, game consoles, iPads and personal devices — and replaces them with classic board games.
With their extra free time, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the resort’s all-inclusive options. Kayak tours in Banderas Bay, yoga classes and biweekly interactive animal shows for children are among favorite activities. At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, detox participants earn additional complimentary treats such as massages.