Go to where the wifi is weak

Have you ever walked into a restaurant and everyone was on their phone? No one was enjoying their time together because they were updating their social media feed and taking selfies to upload on their social media pages. Sadly, this is the world we live in and everyone is doing it.

Then up comes National Unplugging Day, which is a 24-hour break from technology that is specifically for disconnecting from your devices to reconnect with the world around you. If you're in The Bahamas for this day, and we're hoping you are - we have some suggestions to help you get through this day.

Print this list, leave your cell phones in your safe at the hotel, pack your DSLR and prepare for an adventure.

1. Beaches: Unless you came for a conference or a wedding, most people visit for our beaches, which are ranked among the best in the world. We can't think of any other way you should be spending the day unplugging than on one of our beaches or doing something on this list. Writer's Suggestion: Jaws Beach - it's out of the way, serene and the only other people there are doing the same thing you're doing, connecting with the world around you.
Ocean View

 

2. Relax, Refresh and Recharge : We're ordering you to do just this and hopefully, you left your worries on the plane. So picking a spa and spending a few hours being pampered to should be especially high on your list. Writer's Suggestion: Espa Spa Baha Mar. It's amazing that everything at Baha Mar is an experience, from the lounge to the spa room to the sauna, everything is hand made to give you the ultimate relaxation experience.
message on a beach

 

3. Yoga: Studies show that Wellness Tourism is all the rave right now. Simply put, it's hot - no pun intended. Travelers are taking over 586 million wellness trips each year and we're inviting you to open your hearts, focus on yourself - Do you feel good?  Are you happy? Side note: if you're in The Bahamas, we already know you're happy but beyond that, are you mentally where you want to be? Writer's Suggestion - Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island. Even yoga is cooler in The Bahamas. If you're not staying on Paradise Island, you can catch a boat to the secluded island and get ready for an adventure in wellness. We won't ruin the surprise, but you'll be glad you took our advice.
yoga pose

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you tag us in it using the hashtag #itsbetterinTheBahamas. Remember, unplugging isn't a death sentence but rather an opportunity to interact with others and relax in ways that aren't possible when you're glued to your phone!