This five-star hotel set on the southeast (quieter) coast of Barbados is blessed with the island's most romantic stretch of sand - Crane Beach.

The hotel was opened in 1887 and was recently refurbished and extended to form a little village.

The faultless service comes with a smile, and the rum-punch cocktails are indisputably the best on the island. It's no surprise that mouthwatering fresh fish, from marlin to tuna, are delivered daily and prepared by the award-winning chef - though the local non-fish delicacies, such as black-belly pork, are a must-eat too.

Wow factor: Fish is flown in daily for the Zen restaurant which has the best sushi on the island, plus breathtaking views.

Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk