Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is encouraging guests to check in and unplug with a new Digital Detox option that rewards them for ditching their cellphones.
Upon arrival, travelers can opt to leave their cell phones with the front desk in a secure, safety deposit box and embark on their vacation without constant pop-up alerts, buzzes and email notifications going off. After surrendering their cellphones, guests are gifted a disposable camera so that they’re still able to snap some photos and create memories without the distraction of editing photos and flipping through filters. If travelers are able to make it through the majority of their stay without requesting to have their phone back, they’ll be rewarded with Marriott Bonvoy points to use for a future vacation.
If those staying for two nights can give up their phone for one night, they’ll receive 5,000 Bonvoy points. Guests on 3- to 4-night stays will receive 5,500 Bonvoy points if they can last two nights without requesting to have their phone back. Those who stay for five or six nights and resist the temptation of their cellphone for at least three of those nights will receive 6,000 Bonvoy points, while guests staying for a full week or more will be rewarded with 6,500 Bonvoy points if they make it four nights without their phone. With two pools, beachfront dining, UTV desert tours and more, guests participating in the Digital Detox will have plenty of entertainment and distractions to make them forget their cellphones.