Amy Winehouse has laughed off rumours she is causing havoc on the paradise island of St Lucia - branding reports she has ruined fellow holidaymakers' vacations with her debauched antics as "ridiculous".
The singer escaped to the paradise Caribbean island in December (08) following a month-long stint in a London hospital after suffering a allergic reaction to prescribed medication.
And despite the Rehab hitmaker looking happy and healthy throughout the break, British tabloids claim the star has been pestering locals for booze and upsetting fellow hotel guests with her wild ways.
But Winehouse refutes the reports - insisting she has simply been enjoying her holiday like any other young person.
She tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I'm certainly not out of control as some people have said. Yes, I've had a few drinks but I'm on holiday - I'm just young and having fun.
"I'm getting loads of exercise, eating brilliantly and I've really been able to relax. I wasn't really eating properly before with everything going on around me, but its different now."
And the star admits she gets upset when members of public try and cash in on her fame.
She explains, "It's a shame that people judge me on every picture someone sends back home, but I've grown to accept that it's the price you have to pay.
"It's sad, but what can I do about it? If I wanted a drink and they had refused to serve me there's plenty of other places to go. It's ridiculous."
Meanwhile, Winehouse hints she could be making the idyllic resort her temporary home - in a bid to shun her shambolic London existence.
She adds, "I want a bit more peace and quiet, away from all those cameras. To me, I am in the best place I have been in ages. I'm looking forward to the future."