HotelsSocial media can lead to very anti-social holidays, says luxury resort.

Another Bali hotel urges guests to stash the mobile phone

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Can you keep a secret? Four Seasons Bali hopes you can.
Can you keep a secret? Four Seasons Bali hopes you can.

Last month The Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali banned the use of phones and iPads around one of its pools from nine in the morning till five in the evening.

Another luxury Bali resort is encouraging guests to give social media a miss and enjoy those ‘instagrammable’ moments without a mobile phone or a selfie stick.

Last month The Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali banned the use of phones and iPads around one of its pools from nine in the morning till five in the evening.

Guests at The Ayana are encouraged to ‘live in the moment’ rather than peer at the mobile phone screen or pose for the perfect poolside shot to send to their fanbase.

Now the Four Seasons Resort Bali has kicked back against the overuse of mobile phone photography.

“Free WiFi is expected at five-star hotels nowadays, and is a standard inclusion for guests of Four Seasons Resorts Bali,” the resort says.

“But the paradox of the Internet and social media can be a very anti-social holiday where our phones never leave our sides.” 

The resort is offering five exclusive Four Seasons experiences that will inspire guests to be ‘in the moment’. 

Ranging from water blessings to high-flying yoga and surf tours, Four Seasons Resort Bali says guests will have the opportunity to disconnect from the Internet and reconnect to each other. 

Among the five tours offered is a temple tour during which guests are asked to resist the urge to post it on social media.

“If you agree, our guide will take you on a scenic three-hour tour from Four Seasons Sayan in an open-air vintage VW through nearby yet untouched rice farming villages. 

“Visit historic sites include a secluded water temple where you are welcome to bathe, or simply to enjoy the serene and undiscovered atmosphere far from selfie sticks,” Four Seasons Bali said. 


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