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At a time of constant, and often exhausting, technological connectivity, the island still remains the ultimate symbol of escape, respite and luxury; a place where the sea always pounds and completely surrounds and a well-stocked bar is never too far away. The allure of the island and its neverending shoreline serves to explain why so many travel companies and hotel resorts are now curating trips or entire destinations that have the island at the heart of the adventure. From private Maldivian atolls to a perfectly designed floating island all of your own, click through the gallery, above, to see some of the most desirable island locations in the world.

Words by Ms Caroline Hogan, Editorial Assistant, MR PORTER

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