(CNN) — Some hotels and resorts depend on social media posts to get future guests inspired to visit.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week, guests will not be able to bring smartphones to the the resort’s River Pool.
People who don’t want to leave their phones unattended in their rooms can put them in a locker while they swim.
Guests are encouraged to truly unplug while poolside. Some are using the opportunity to read books or magazines or to simply sunbathe, and the resort is providing some fun non-digital amusements like Jenga, decks of cards and magnetic chess to keep people busy.
However, while some travelers intentionally seek out opportunities to unplug while traveling, not everyone has an easy time letting go.
While some of that phone usage while traveling is due to necessity and ease — using apps to translate menus, check directions or confirm bookings, for example — some admitted that they just couldn’t cut the cord altogether.
Twenty percent of respondents said they checked their phone at least once an hour while traveling, while 14% confessed to checking twice an hour.
Consider ordering one of the Ayana’s special cocktails — namely, the aptly named Digital Detox, which is made of vodka, yuzu, honey and clear tomato juice.
This story has been updated to clarify that the electronics ban is in effect at only one of the resort’s 12 swimming pools.
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