August 30, 2007
Caribbean resort Palm Island bans the use of cell phones
Holidays are meant to be savored, you are supposed to forget the outside world, relax and rejuvenate yourself. How are you going to get that precious rest and relaxation if you are going to stay connected with your office all the time? I’m glad that places like the Palm Island Resort are going with the no-cell phone policy. According to Rob Barrett, chief executive of the Elite Resort Islands (owner of Palm Island) guests will be prohibited from using mobiles, laptops or PDAs within half a mile of Casarina beach. Encouraging you to enjoy the beauty of the sand, surf and sea, Rob defends the resorts stance by adding; “There is nothing worse than lying back in your double hammock, sipping on your strawberry daiquiri and hearing the Motorola jingle in the background.”
Quite a paradox situation, I mean how many of us can actually live without our everyday gadgets? Be it the cell phone or the laptop, it’s impossible to totally relax and stay like a yogi in the Himalayas without the cell phone ringing faithfully by our side. Heck even the Himalayas boast of excellent network connections these days! Think about it.