Malliouhana, Anguilla, Caribbean

Situated on a rocky outcrop between beaches of perfectly luminous sand, with a sea so sparkly you'll need your shades, Malliouhana oozes glamour.

The hotel has been lavishly redesigned and revitalised by Auberge Resorts, with slick interiors, exquisite food, and a ridiculously good spa. The suites at this pocket paradise are mega A-list opulent: enormous, cool and contemporary in bright pastels, with bold fabrics and rattan furniture. Jungle scenes on the walls are a nod to the Caribbean jet-set crowd of the '50s and '60s.


You want a super beach? Why not have two, with comfy sunloungers to collapse into, and lots of water-based activities like snorkelling, and diving. Alternatively, nip to the Auberge Spa for a banana rum hair and scalp treatment. Saunter to the Sunset Bar to chow down on local tuna poke (raw fish salad) with black sesame and white soy. Tip: make sure you overhaul your holiday wardrobe before arriving - this place is for rock stars.

WOW FACTOR: As the sun sets, grab a rum punch and try to catch a glimpse of a humpback whale from your terrace.

GO: Carrier ( offers seven nights from £5,265 per person, B&B. Includes flights and private transfers.

FLIGHT TIME: 12 hours with stopover