Fly Away: Fabulous Celebrity Getaways/Vacations
Where do they go and what do they do when celebrities want to escape? Here are a few fabulous getaways!
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL, USA
It’s where a kid can be a kid, right? But, celebrities love it too! Ariana Grandesaid, “I wanted to be a kid for a little while.” Celebrities also enjoy taking in the sights at Walt Disney World with their kids, friends and family. There really is something for everyone!
Villa d’Este, Como, Italy
Alfred Hitchcock famously spent every summer at Villa d’Este. He even filmed his first movie there. But the famous vacation getaway also is the place favorited by Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Sir Paul Smith, Calvin Klein and countless others. Beyond the beauty and elegance of the place, it’s got stories and history galore.
Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados
Simon Cowell is just one of the celebrities who has been spotted at Sandy Lane. But Oprah also used it as a the backdrop when she interviewed Rihanna. Other celebrities include: Elton John,The Queen of England and Gwyneth Paltrow. With white-sandy beaches, a spa, a 7,500-square-foot swimming pool, and so much more, it’s a perfect getaway.
Le Meurice, Paris, France
Le Meurice is located a short distance away from Le Louvre. The 18th-centuryarchitectural decor was inspired by the Marquis de Pompadour, but the design has been updated and infused with the very latest technology. The hotel is famous as a place of serenity.
Anguilla, St. Barts
Justin Bieber stayed at Anguilla, St. Barts, but he’s not the only one. St Barts is a favorite getaway for the rich, famous and celebrity among us. It’s been called the “St. Moritz of the Caribbean”. The Rothschild and Rockefeller families were historically known to visit St Barts for vacations and getaways.
La Concha Resort, Puerto Rico
Located in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has a Tropical Marine climate. Celebrities love Puerto Rico, because you can find pretty much anything you’d dream of doing. With the beautiful beaches, you also have the opportunity to experience caves, zip lines and other adventure tours. Celebrities like Aaron Eckhart, Alexa Chung, and Pixie Geldof love the Caribbean beachfront.
Canary Islands, Spain
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Ker both enjoy getting away to the Canary Islands. You have your pick of experience across the Canary Isles: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro. Of the islands, La Palma is called “Beautiful Island” with its gorgeous archipelago views. Across the spance of space and terrains, celebrities find exactly what they need.
Hotel Hassler, Rome, Italy
Hotel Hassler, in Rome, has been called one of the world’s best hotel for celebrity sightings, and that’s saying something. Just a few of the famous patrons have been Gwyneth Paltrow, the Beckham family, Jennifer Lopez and even Tom Cruise. The beautiful panoramic views are just one reason celebrities love it.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA, USA
It’s not too far from most of the US celebrities’ homes, but it’s still a beautiful getaway. Shay Mitchell was spotted there, but with so many beautiful spots to stay along the way, other celebs love the Big Sur too. Post Ranch Inn is just one of thehotels that celebrities love.
Other Options At Big Sur: Ventura Inn & Spa, USA
Ventura Inn & Spa is another popular California getaway for celebrities, and it’s also another hot spot for weddings and other celebrations. Meandering gardens and hot tubs are embellished by the stunning views of the Big Sur. How could celebs possibly resist?
North Island, Seychelles
Celebrities visit North Island for the stunning beaches, and they stay for the fabulous luxury resort. It’s a tropical island paradise. Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their honeymoon on North Island. Jean-Bernard Carillet captures it: “The sun reflecting off the white sand, turquoise water, green jungles and fiery sunsets make everything surreal, a tropical dream-come-true.” He says that the place still leaves him “speechless”. What more can we say?
La Mamounia Marrakech, Morocco
The Marrakesh has been called opulent, luxurious and serene. It’s the best combination of luxury and service combine with the indoor pool and spa, the marble room and the gardens to make the place lovely and unforgettable. It’s not a surprise that celebrities love to visit the fabulous Marrakesh.
Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
Italy is a favorite destination for fabulous celebrities, and Positano is famously the legendary place that was captured by John Steinbeck’s pen. Even in 1953, Steinbeck wrote: “We went to the Sirenuse, an old family house converted into a first class hotel, spotless and cool, with grape arbors over its outside dining rooms.” The hotel has been all-in-the-family every since, and it’s still as beautiful and unforgettable as it was back then.
Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Esperanza is a beachfront paradise, and Forbes is now saying that it’s the perfect time to travel to Mexico (now that the election is past). Luxurious villas overlook the ocean. So celebrities experience breathtaking views, beautiful rooms, and really great food. It’s the perfect combination.
The Resort at Pedregal (aka Capella Pedregal), Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith are drawn to The Resort at Pedregal for all the reasons that celebrities are drawn to Cabo San Lucas in the first place. It was named the “Best Luxury Resort in Cabo San Lucas, 2016”. Besides the great service, there’s the private infinity pool and the perfect location right on the beach.
Bhutan is a landlocked state that also features the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. It’s been called a Shangri-La paradise. Bradley Mayhew writes: “From Gross National Happiness to crazy wisdom, a journey to Bhutan is a journey into a different reality.”
Bora, Bora, French Polynesia
Bora, Bora has been called the most beautiful island in the world. When you consider the neon-lit turquoise lagoon waters and the panoramic overlooks, it’s really difficult to think of anything else. Then, throw in the beaches, tropical forests, and outrageous sites. It’s no wonder celebrities love it. It’s one of the most romantic places in the world.
CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Anguilla
CuisinArtGolfResort & Spa is a beachfront luxury resort, located on Rendezvous Bay. With those white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, celebrities can relax and enjoy the calm-and-tranquil environs of 98 luxurious suits and private villas, while enjoying the award-winning Venus Spa.
St. Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
The St. Regis Princeville Resort is located in a secluded beach cove, but it’s also just a mile from Queen’s Bath tide pool, five miles from Hanalei Bay and nine miles from Kilaueua Lighthouse. After a multi-million-dollar renovation, the resort claims to be even better prepared to support the demands of its famously celebrity guests.
Round Hill, Montego Bay, Jamaica
The hotel site was once a sugarcane plantation, but it’s been turned into a fabulous beachfront resort. Round House has grown into something spectacular, with 36 oceanfront guestrooms and 27 luxury villas. Celebrities love the mix of tennis, golf, spa, water sports and beyond.
One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
It’s been designed and themed as a colonial-era estate, with gorgeous Versailles-style gardens, but also embellished with a spa. The resort is known for that serenity and privacy. Celebrities also enjoy the recently launched high-end fashion experience at One & Only Ocean Club.
It’s one of the most popular destination getaways of the Mediterranean, with beaches, mountains and sea. Kerry Christiani writes how much she loves falling in love with the island upon each return. It’s fabulous: “cliff-top walk in spring when the rosemary is in bloom or with a monastery stay in the wood smoke-scented depths of winter.”
Celebrities like Keanu Reeves, Vicky and David Beckham, and even Jay Z, and Beyonce have been spotted in Saint-Tropez, France. With its share of beaches, museums, walking tours, visitor centers, and boat tours, it’s a fabulous getaway for celebrities.
Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy
Bellagio at Lake Como calls itself the “Pearl of the Lake.” It’s an established tourist destination, a resort that’s located right at the intersection of Lake Como’s branches. George Clooney’s villa is also located in Bellagio.
Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
Clint Eastwood took over as the owner of Mission Ranch in 1986, continuing a long tradition that had begun in 1852. The celebrity getaway features a tennis court, dining and fitness center.
Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Burj Al Arab is a hot spot for celebrities like Rita Ora, Kelly Brooks and Kim Kardashian. It’s exotic and luxurious (read: not cheap). One of the perks while staying at the Burj Al Arab is the gold-plated iPad that’s on loan to each guest for the duration of the stay.
Vail, CO, USA
Vail is famous for its great skiing, and that’s why the Kardashian-Jenner clan make it their luxury getaway. Vail is more than just a winter vacation spot, though. It’s also beautiful, offering awesome outdoor adventures in the warmer months too. You’re likely to see celebrities year round at this famous celebrity destination.
Maui, HI, USA
There’s something for everyone here. You can go scuba diving or golfing or even hiking. That’s part of why celebrities like Selena Gomez, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Kate Hudson, Justin Bieber, and Paris Hilton all getaway to Maui on occasion. And, let’s not forget the beach. Every celebrity and non-celebrity alike loves the Maui beaches.
Hotel du Cap, Antibes, France
Fabulous celebrities like Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez and Colin Firth enjoy the Hotel du Cap, with its ideal location on the French Riviera. That means the celebs enjoy the yachts, beaches and unforgettable dining experiences. Even Simon Cowell has been spotted in the area.
Little Nell, Aspen, CO
Not to be confused with Vail, Aspen draws celebrities like Elle Macpherson and Jack Nicholson. Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton have also made the tabloid news when they were spotted in Aspen. Celebrities love the fireplaces and luxurious spaces at the Little Nell, which just happens to be the only 5-star hotel in the area.
Rangali Islands Resort, Maldives
The Rangali Islands Resort features the best, most luxurious resort experience, with a remarkable beach and thatched roof water villas. Each room is accompanied by a Jacuzzi and treatment room. Of course, there’s also the underwater restaurant. Celebrities are dawn to the coral gardens, the spectacular views and the amazing palm-fringed appeal of the tropical islands.
Gwinganna Health Retreat
Hugh Jackman owns part interest in the Gwinganna Health Retreat, located on Australia’s Gold Coast. The co-owner is Tony de Leede, and they’ve got fellow celebrities, like Nicole Kidman and Joel Edgerton, who stay at the special VIP house. For his part, Jackman uses the spa to get in shape. The Gwinganna Health Retreat is known for spa and stress treatments/therapy.
Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks both own houses in Mykonos, Greece. Named after Apollo’s grandson, Mykonos features white-sand beaches, as well as an unforgettable cultural experience. Beaches of Ftelia and Kalafatis are great for windsurfing, and there are plenty of other spots for sightseeing and experiencing Mykonos.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Gerard Butler, and even Madonna fly to Rio de Janeiro to enjoy the tropical paradise getaway. Now, with the Olympics and World Cup experiences, even more celebrities are headed that way. You can experience the 8,300-acre Tijuca National Park, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the beaches (aplenty).
Jumby Bay, Rosewood, Antigua
Jumby Bay is regularly listed as one of the most luxurious Caribbean resorts. This 300-acre island, located off the coast of Antigua, is a privately owned getaway that’s only accessible via boat. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett have visited this hideaway, as have Paul McCartney and Kevin Spacey. One of its claim-to-fame perks is that it is virtually untouched, with bike paths winding through the island, but no cars.
Laucala Private Island, Fiji
Laucala is an exclusive private island refuge, owned by Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, in the South Pacific. Mateschitz is also the co-owner of the Red Bull energy drink company. It’s been called a “Disneyland” for adults. As a refuge, you’ll find bee hives, a cattle farm, an orchid nursery and more.
Bermuda regularly appears on the lists of Top 5 Islands in the world by Outside, Conde Nast Traveler and National Geographic. Celebrities like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have houses in Bermuda, but you’ll also see where John Lennon stayed and wrote his final album. You may also see John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, or Danny Glover. Beyond the celebrity sightings, you’ll experience caves, museums, the aquarium, and much more.
Amanpulo is located on its own private island, and is owned by the Aman Resort group. This southeast Asian tropical paradise features white-sand beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine waters. Celebrities like Emily VanCamp, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell have all discovered the emerald lagoons and island-hopping adventures.
Intercontinental Carlton Cannes, Cote d’Azur
Cindy Crawford, Rihanna, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tom Cruise all getaway to Cote d’Azur. The Intercontinental Carlton Cannes is close to the airport and train station. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono and JayZ all have their favorite spots when they arrive in Cote d’Azur for the Cannes Film Festival.
Little Palm Island, Florida Keys, USA
Accessible by boat only, Little Palm Beach is an exclusive private island resort. With a world-class restaurant and spa, Little Palm Beach is also featured as one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the USA.
Now, you too can fly away to enjoy the fabulous celebrity getaways, both in the US and around the world.