Top 10 Celebrity Holiday Travel Hotspots
We all know that celebrities like to spend their money on lavish things, and one of these is holidays. There are some places around the world where celebrities are bound to go on their vacations, however, believe it or not, most celebrities would rather not be followed, spotted or stalked when they are relaxing on their holidays.
So they’re beginning to change their holiday destinations to lesser known places so that they can catch a break.
These places are not only great for celebrities because it means there is less chance of them being bombarded by fans or the media, but they’re also great for the “regular folk” because they offer a less crowded destination where you can go to enjoy the more luxurious things in life. However, there are plenty of well-known places where you can go to experience the party lifestyle, too.
Whether you’re looking for a place to go to enjoy the celebrity lifestyle, or you want to do some celeb-spotting yourself, here are the top 10 celebrity sure places to visit this year.
This is a little French island located in the Caribbean, measuring 8.1 square miles, which is also known as St. Barts. Well known for it’s fine gourmet dining, beautiful beaches and high-end designer shopping, St. Barts is known by many as a playground for the famous and the rich. Many celebrities own properties on the island including Steve Martin and David Letterman, and lots of other celebs are frequent visitors. One of the best things about this island is that it is so deserted. There is only one tiny airport which cannot accommodate planes from major airports, and the harbour is not big enough for cruise ships, so it is hard to get to. However, the journey will be worth it once you’re there.
2) South Beach
Although Miami is well known for being a holiday destination for A-listers mainly thanks to the Kardashians, the South Beach area has been attracting celebrities for years. Known fondly as SoBe, South Beach is an ideal place for those who are really looking to holiday like a celebrity. With miles of gorgeous beaches, some of the most amazing shopping in the world, excellent cuisine, lots of exciting nightlife which will keep you up till the early hours and an exotic Latin atmosphere, Miami is the place to go if you want to party. Since the weather is nice all year round, it’s a great place for those spontaneous out-of-season holidays. There are holiday options available from Dialaflight.com; where you can check out the latest deals on flights to Miami.
Located in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Necker Island is owned by Sir Richard Branson, who transformed it into a luxury holiday resort for the famous and the privileged. Although there are times when couples and singles can enjoy the island with other members of the public, the island is most rented out entirely by those who can afford a £30,000-a-day vacation. Not a lot of people outside of celebrity-world are going to be able to afford to stay there, but if you happen to be on a nearby island, or you known which airport to go to, you might be in with a chance of spotting a filthy rich celeb. Necker Island is a favourite for Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
This is a favourite with celebrities such as Posh and Becks, Paris Hilton and Penelope Cruz, and is a great place to visit if you’re into the daytime activities such as shopping, lazing on the beach, dining in chic cafés, checking out studios and exploring historical buildings and sites. Although a lot of the shops and restaurants are expensive, the further inland you go, the cheaper they get, so don’t fret at the prices you see when you get there, just walk a couple of blocks further in to get to the more modest prices.
One of the most attractive Hawaiian islands, Maui Island is nicknamed “The Magic Isle” because of its sheer beauty. Watch humpback whales breaking the water, see amazing waterfalls everywhere you go, explore the natural beauty of the island and see Iao Needle and the Haleakala Crater. When you’ve got over the shock of how gorgeous the island is, make the most of the lack of people there. The island has a small population, so it’s a great place to go whether you’re a celebrity trying to hide from the paparazzi, or a holiday-maker who’s looking for somewhere relaxing and quiet to go. Some of the beaches here have been voted among the best in the world, so they’re the ideal place to relax, and if you feel like having a more active day, there are plenty of shops, museums and restaurants to visit in the town.
Celebrities such as TomKat and Oprah Winfrey have residences at Telluride, and why shouldn’t they? As one of the most glamorous ski villages, offering stylish designer shopping and classy restaurants, Telluride attracts celebrities from all over the globe. With a history of having been a Native American hunting ground and a mining site, and a reputation of being a ghost town to locals, Telluride gains a wealth of tourist interest in the Winter months for its skiing opportunities, and in September is home to the annual film festival.
Located in Jamaica, this is the place for wannabe spies and James Bond fans to visit. Ian Fleming used this place as inspiration for his Bond novels, and this is where they were written. Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, has since purchased the estate, and you can now rent smaller villas to vacation in the same place as celebrities like Johnny Depp, Kate Moss or Bono.
For those who like to party hard, Ibiza is the place to be. Famed for its megaclubs, Ibiza is the island where the rave was created, and is one of the most popular destinations for lovers of late nights and loud music. Particularly popular with young people, Ibiza has been visited by celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Leonardo DiCaprio and many premier league football players. Although best known for its nightlife, Ibiza also offers some beautiful beaches which are often quiet, making them the perfect place for a morning-after recovery.
Nestled among the Caribbean islands, Barbados is well known for its gorgeous golden sands and exclusive luxury resorts, as well as private beaches where celebrities can go to relax in peace, and cabins which are perfect for hiding away from the paparazzi (and anyone else for that matter) in. Celebrtites who have been spotted here include Kate Middleton, Katy Perry and Rihanna.
Home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks, amazing art galleries, serious shopping, delicious cuisine and world famous fashion shows, the French capital is an attractive destination for A-listers, and a great place for a bit of celebrity spotting. Celebrities who regularly visit Paris include Reese Witherspoon and Kate Moss.