Hordes of celebrities can't be wrong. And they're all making an annual pilgrimage to the Platinum Coast on the west of Barbados, addicted to this stretch of white sand and its hip, laidback atmosphere.

Embracing this relaxed ethos, The House has been designed to feel like a home from home. Except this one has its own bar, pool and gasp-inducing beach on its doorstep.

From the moment you arrive and are welcomed with a rum punch and a massage, you know this is one house party you won't want to leave.

It's the little touches that make it special: free scoops of ice cream offered up as you bake on your sun lounger, complimentary champagne at breakfast, daily afternoon tea and canapés at cocktail hour.

Plus, ever-attentive 'House Ambassadors' cater to your every whim, from arranging island tours to fixing drinks.

WOW FACTOR: Ask your Ambassador to organise a private cabana on the beach with dinner catered by neighbouring Daphne's, one of the island's most famous restaurants.

FLIGHT TIME: 9 hours

GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk