There are not too many hotel pools we know that have their own beach but this one does. A half moon of sand as blonde as Donatella herself; specially shipped in so you can get the feeling of sand between your toes without having to cope with salt on your skin, weeds or waves. As befits a Versace hotel, Palazzo's pool is beautiful. Like the frill on a designer dress it flirts at the hem of the hotel giving many of the rooms glorious pool views. The Luxury Travel Bible suggests booking into the Deluxe Suites with deep pool-blue bedcovers and bright Versace patterned cushions. At 213 feet long (65 metres) edged with Medusa-headed palm trees and suitably over the top urns it is a tribute to all things decadent and designer. We like!