The jetset's favourite hideaway, the small but perfectly formed private island of Mustique is an idyllic place for luxury-loving couples. Its sweeping white-sand beaches and lush hills have long attracted a secretive clutch of celebrities, including Mick Jagger, Tommy Hilfiger and Bryan Adams, who all own houses here.

Set between Endeavour Bay on the Caribbean side of Mustique and L'Ansecoy Bay on the Atlantic, the Cotton House is the epicentre of it all. Oozing colonial chic (think dark wood floors, whirring ceiling fans and huge white sofas), the hotel's 17 rooms and suites lie dotted between manicured lawns and lily ponds, overlooking a perfect stretch of beach.

Don't miss the weekly Tuesday-night cocktail party, to which guests and island residents are invited - who knows which famous residents might turn up?

Wow factor
: The feeling of holidaying on such an exclusive and legendary island.

Flight time:
From nine hours via Barbados or St Lucia.

Go:
Carrier (0161 491 7620; carrier.co.uk) offers seven nights B&B in a Cottage room from £1,775 per person, including flights and transfers.