Voyage edit: Top resorts for a digital detox
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W Maldives
North Ari Atoll, Maldives

Need to go off the grid for a while? Take a trip to one of these luxury hotels located in a signal free zone, where you can properly switch off and reconnect with nature.

W Maldives

The Maldives is renowned as a destination for getting off-grid, but guests at W can take things a step further with a two-day Robinson Crusoe experience on the private island of Gaathafushi. It’s a tech-free zone (apart from a single resort phone) but you don’t need to be quite as enterprising as Crusoe: a private chef will pop over to set up a candlelit dinner for two.

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Chiva-Som Hua Hin
Hua Hin, Thailand

Chiva-Som is ideal for those who like a carrot-and-stick approach to detoxing – you will be chastised if you have a mobile phone, Kindle, laptop or camera in public areas. Svelte celebs – including Kate Moss, Eva Mendes and Elle Macpherson – swear by its use of traditional Thai therapies and Zen atmosphere.

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Alphonse Island
Outer Islands, Seychelles

Sitting in the Seychelles’ Outer Islands, 400km south-west of Mahé, this emerald speck has limited Wi-Fi and phone signal. Instead of talking to friends back home, commune with the giant tortoises that roam its tropical paths or the spinner dolphins that frolic off its white shores.

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Petit St Vincent
The Grenadines

Swap phone reception for flag signals (each cottage comes with a flag to call staff) on this 46-hectare tropical island in the heart of the Grenadine chain. If yoga, watersports and the Jean-Michel Cousteau Diving Caribbean centre aren’t enough to keep you distracted, there is a 4,500-bottle fine wine cellar to work your way through.

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Lizard Island
Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Captain James Cook climbed the verdant peak of this 1,013-hectare island, now a national park, to chart a route through the maze of the Great Barrier Reef. Nowadays you still won’t be able to use Google Maps in this signal-free location, but you can enjoy access to some of the world’s best dive sites.

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