There are few places on earth that so fully encapsulate the idea of island opulence as Sandy Lane in St James. Since the 1970s, it's been a favourite with A-listers - from Joan Collins to Beyoncé. A recent multi-million-pound revamp included the refitting of the spa, the introduction of hi-tech features such as speakers on room balconies and a new colour scheme - everything from the toiletries to the towels is now embellished with the pink and white SL monogram. The hotel is more popular than ever. With its impeccable service and beautiful scenery (including a perfect stretch of white-sand beach), you'll be hard-pressed to find a more romantic setting. Just five days here will leave you feeling like a truly spoilt A-lister yourself. Wow factor: The dazzling selection of fruit and pastries at the out-of-this-world breakfast. Flight time: Eight hours 45 minutes. Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or visit for more details or email <a href=""></a>