Vacationing on the Big Island - Disconnecting From a Tech World

Vacationing on the Big Island - Disconnecting From a Tech World

  • Mauna Kea Realty
  • 10/19/17

Of course, as Big Island luxury property brokers, we think living on Hawaii Island is much preferred over the occasional vacation, but even visiting every now and then is a great way to relax, unwind, and reconnect with yourself. Speaking of reconnecting, it’s often the disconnecting from an already socially disconnected way of life that’s most important.

Think about it; between smartphones, texting, an increase in tech workers, working from home, and a constant presence on social media, we’ve lost the personal interaction and socializing aspects of our lives. It’s sad, in many ways, that our lives are constantly plugged in and we’ve lost the human touch, however, it’s also not healthy mentally.

While we strongly recommend a luxury estate or home on one of the most relaxing, beautiful islands in the world, vacationing on the Big Island is a great way to switch off and rejuvenate; to reconnect with your inner spirit. Whether it’s relaxing on the beach; indulging your senses at the spa; playing a few rounds of golf; or just having dinner with friends or family in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere where it seems you don’t have a care in the world; switching off is vital to your health and well-being.

It’s good to let your brain wander and put the plugged-in life behind you, even for a week or so. Instead of the constant deadlines and pressure of the online world, you actually feel the anxiety and stress melting away.

Another aspect of “real” life is the constant bad news you’re exposed to everywhere you look, whether on the web, television, radio, or newspapers. What’s ironic is that, while having the Internet was a luxury in the late 90s, today it’s become a luxury to disconnect. When you visit Hawaii, you’ll find that, amongst the calming sunset and mountain views, the sounds of the ocean, and the spectacular landscape that surrounds in every direction, it’s a place where both residents and visitors aren’t bothered at all by the fact that they don’t have to be plugged in to Facebook, bombarded by the latest CNN or Fox News, or keep their phones plastered to their ears or faces – in fact, they prefer it that way. Paradise!

Doesn’t engaging in water sports, being pampered at the spa, lounging at the side of the ocean, or hiking, sound heavenly compared to the hectic, busy lives we often live, that leave no time for relaxation or socializing?

​​​​​​​At Mauna Kea Realty, we strongly recommend you schedule a vacation on the Big Island to see how the “other side” lives. Perhaps you’ll be so enamored by this lifestyle you’ll decide it’s time to work with our Big Island luxury real estate professionals so you can enjoy your own piece of paradise, whether on a permanent basis or as a vacation or second home!