This barely explored “eco-resort” located off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, represents one of the world’s best examples of true off-the-grid luxury travel. It’s a perfect destination for budget jet setters who really need to disconnect from world for a while. Sound like someone you know?
In Transformative Travel we call this “De-Gridding.” For the solo traveler the focus is unusually on seeking peace, quiet and solitude in nature.
Spiritual development, soul searching and personal reflection typically plays a key role in motivating this type of travel.
For couples and families the motivation is focused more on strengthening relationships, making new shared memories, and spending quality-focused time together. But the idea of disconnecting-to-reconnect is essential for any type of life-changing adventure, and de-gridding is sometimes the best way to do it.
Why? Because epic, life-changing adventures don’t typically happen when you spend all day staring at your iPhone. It’s really that simple.
The primary motivation for the “de-griding” traveler is a desire to disconnect from the trappings of the modern world for just long enough to experience things like renewal, refreshment, and relaxation in a transformatively-powerful and authentic way. Why would you settle anything less?
If the following points are priorities for your next trip, then de-gridding might be the right travel option for you.
1 – Finding solitude and peace, connecting with nature, enjoying the outdoors in a spectacular fashion.
2 – Spending quality time with loved ones, strengthen bonds by sharing life-changing adventures together.
3 – “Media-detoxing” by abstaining from digital communications (within reasonable, self-defined limits)
Sound appealing? Then the Gili Eco Villas might be your next paradise destination! Read on to see if its true….
A TASTE OF WHAT TO EXPECT
So welcome to your own personal beachfront resort. I am arriving to the Eco Villa’s after a 15 minute bike ride around to the far side of the island. I am standing meters away from the Eco-Resorts own private beachfront. With a max occupancy of 25 guests in the entire resort, and no traffic in sight, its the ultimate reclusive paradise done right.
The Eco-villas were actually the brainchild of some clever European expats who found a way to create their own private mini-resort vacation property as a vacation “escape” from Bali.
After already falling in love with Bali myself, I felt compelled to come see for myself why the expats in Bali expats love coming here so much.
With only a few other guests ever around, the grounds will feel like a private paradise for you and your group. Throngs of international travelers are just a 10-minute bike ride away, providing just enough company and activity to not feel completely isolated. Oh, did I mention there are NO CARS on the island of Gili? The only means of travel are by foot, or bike, or mule drawn carriage. And there are no paved roads.
Each private villa is designed in the traditional-Indonesianstyle with open-air bathrooms and large, covered patio areas. The villas are constructed out of reclaimed teak and other exotic, sustainable materials. But the most impressive eco-accomplishment of this resort is it’s water, electric and plumbing are self-sustaining “off-grid” systems. The high-tech electric windmill and water reclamation system reveal a smart and rugged DIY sensibility that I admire and appreciate.
Lear more at www.giliecovillas.com