Hi. I am planning a birthday trip in January 2014 and I am flexible on timing and location. I'm looking for 4 or 5 star location/accommodations, beautiful white sand beaches and some shopping and nightlife (doesn't have to be much though). Looking outside USA and for something leaning toward the more exotic or out of the way that maybe I haven't been before, so not Hawaii, Cabo and the typical Caribbean islands (but open to smaller, less touristy islands).
I'll take any and all ideas anywhere in the world as this is a special celebration. Thanks.