This traditional 19th century Hawaiian ranch is situated on Oahu’s North Shore, close to some of the most famous surfing beaches in the world.
The estate is located near the historic surf town of Haleiwa and includes approximately 19 acres of oceanfront land extending to the ridge line adjacent to the Mokuleia Forest Reserve and the Waianae Mountains, offering views of Kaena Point and the world famous surfing beaches.
The heart of the property, the Big House, includes an elegant, 3,000 square foot Great Room with hardwood floors and fireplace and eight beautiful bedrooms divided into two wings. The Great Room is the perfect environment for daily practice on a yoga retreat and we will be featuring yoga heavily on this digital detox.
The estate is a truly rare one-of-a-kind retreat destination, offering all of the charms and essence of Hawaii, from white sandy beaches to mountain terrain with 2,700 acres of open green space scattered with coconut trees, monkey pods and rare plant species indigenous to Hawaii. You can enjoy yoga, surfing and hiking while experiencing the local culture and history on this digital detox, surfing and yoga holiday, all in one truly special place.
The style of the retreat is very much that of a house party rather than a hotel, you will be made to feel relaxed and welcome with traditional Hawaiian aloha.
We aim to hold our digital detox retreats always in areas of outstanding natural beauty. We believe the best antidote for a life spent head down scrolling is to get outside into nature. There can be few places in the world with a universally acknowledged reputation for natural beauty than Hawaii. Holidays in Hawaii offer an opportunity to enjoy a jaw-dropping natural coastline, white sandy beaches, dramatic interior volcanic landscapes and unique indigenous marine life. It’s the perfect choice for a digital detox that is part surfing break and part yoga holiday. We’re excited to be offering a retreat here.
As part of our digital detox worldwide programme we ensure that there are long-lasting benefits for the natural environments and communities that host our retreats. We practice responsible ecotourism and aim to leave no footprint after our visit. In each digital detox retreat location we select an environmental charity or community group to benefit: ensuring that in attending a digital detox with us you are directly contributing towards the conservation of the local natural environment. In Hawaii we have chosen Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii who work to inspire local communities to help care for the beauty and health of the coastline, for which Hawaii is world-famous.
At the beginning of the retreat we will have a ritual ‘handing-in’ of phones, tablets, laptops, fitbits, kindles, game consoles and any digital device with a screen. We’ll keep all your digital gadgets safe for you until it’s time to leave.
There’s an emergency landline phone number you can give to those who might need to get hold of you, and we will give you details of this when you book.
The nearest airport (40 minutes drive) is Honolulu (HNL), with the recommended connection via Los Angeles (LAX) to the UK. Transfers from Honolulu airport will be arranged once we have your flight confirmation.
8am: Silent mindful walk
8:30-10:30am: Energising yoga class, or guided Hawaiian culture hike
10.30am: Healthy brunch with juices and smoothies
11:30-1.30pm: Free-time for surfing lessons or read, create, swim, explore, relax
1.30pm: Plant-based light lunch (packed lunch if surfing)
2.30pm-4.30pm: Activities including creative workshops, body treatments, or relax
5:30-7:30pm: Restorative yoga class or guided Hawaiian culture hike
8pm: Plant-based vegetarian feast
9pm: Relaxation time
Accommodation is in eight beautifully restored queen (double) or twin bungalow rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. For more details or to make a booking please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.
Twin or queen room sharing £1,845pp
Single occupancy room (ensuite) £2,595
Your room price includes:
7 nights accommodation at the ranch
7 days all food* and refreshments (on two nights* during your stay dinner is not provided, enabling you to visit a local spot to try out Hawaiian cuisine)
All yoga, mindfulness and hiking activities
Your room price does not include:
Transfers to and from the ranch from the airport
Materials for the creative workshops
"Corny as it sounds, when the retreat was over, I felt cleansed. I hadn’t checked the news but I didn’t fear that the world had fallen apart. I felt recharged, not anxious about the work I’d missed."
"Three weeks later, I can’t quite believe I have managed to keep my tech use under control. Already I feel more connected and present during chats or out with friends"
"I found myself connecting much more deeply with the people around me. Without distractions, our conversations were much richer and more interesting."
"Small talk becomes big talk and silences become longer, more comfortable. It occurs to me how frantic technology makes me."
"Time to Log Off aren’t about disconnecting forever, they’re about remembering to disconnect when it matters."
“Doing this retreat has actually revealed just how unhealthy my internet obsession is. I've slept better, felt less stressed and had more energy. The retreat has given me some great ideas to help control my phone. I feel fantastic!”
“My expectations were very high but this exceeded them all. I feel like I have completely rebooted my life!”
“This really exceeded expectations. The food, company, setting. All of it was amazing - really serene. I think this will end up a vital experience for me. Thank you!”
"Time To Log Off offers retreats in places such as Hawaii, Italy and Cornwall. Perhaps for 2016 we should all have a go at stashing away our digital addictions ... and indulge in some good old analogue fun.
"This was a well-organised, friendly and worthwhile restorative. Blissful."
"We came away feeling astonishingly refreshed and restored. Our eyes have been well and truly opened to the extraordinary benefits and pleasures of a hiatus from the constant noise of information."
“It was so peaceful. I’m going to buy a non-smartphone to use at weekends and ask friends to call me instead of texting/Whatsaspp-ing!”
“I found the first day difficult but it subsided quickly. By the end of the break I didn’t want my phone back!”
“I loved it. After this, I’m going to get a landline and turn my mobile off for some weekends. I’m also going to take social media off my phone.”
“It was great to ‘lose’ my phone. I thought it would be stressful but it was surprisingly easy. I will definitely have down-time with technology in the future.”
“I wanted to test how I would react without my phone. Generally I felt much more relaxed and with better concentration. From this experience I know that I can live without my phone. I’m going to encourage other people in my life to develop this ability a bit more too!”
“A really great experience. I will be implementing a restricted phone and digital regime at home, i.e. no screens on a Sunday and no phones in the bedroom. I’ll also take off work email from my phone and be really mindful during the week of when I use the phone and Internet”.
"It was a revelation! I wasn’t aware how bad my digital addiction had become. Feel deliriously refreshed and restored – will definitely be incorporating regular technology breaks into my life. Everyone should!”
"Amazing! The experience made me realise how much I use my phone as a distraction. Not having my phone meant I could really escape from the stresses of everyday life. From now on I’m deleting work email from my phone at the weekends and I’ll be checking my phone a lot less regularly.”