Many of us dream of fame and fortune but even if that celebrity lifestyle seems a little out of reach then you can still get a taste of it by following in the footsteps of the rich and famous. If you want to relax in style and enjoy the hidden hangouts and vacation destinations of the A-listers, then here are five celebrity holiday hotspots to check out:
If you want to jet off for a weekend of glamorous shopping or soak up the sun at any time of year, then Dubai offers everything you need, while many of the restaurants and nightspots boast price-tags that may seem a little steep if you don’t have the celebrity income to match.
Exquisite hotels and exquisite service means this place knows how to treat its stars and its ultra-modern skyline and money-is-no-object approach to building some of the world’s most impressive facilities and attractions makes it a must-see, with the likes of the Kardashians, Claudia Schiffer, Beyonce, the Beckhams and an endless list of footballers and sports stars all jetting of to this modern-day jewel in the Persian Gulf.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Truly the preserve of the stars, this is Sir Richard Branson’s own £60m private island but is open to anyone who can afford to stay there. Designed to be a private getaway, free from the prying lenses of the paparazzi or the irritating swathes of autograph hunters, it accommodates just 28 guests all staying in luxurious villas and beach houses with panoramic views of the crystal clear waters and perfect, palm-fringed beaches.
Champagne flows freely and the private chefs cook up sumptuous feasts such as lobster and caviar. In 2011 Titanic star Kate Winslet turned real-life heroine when she helped rescue Branson’s mother from a fire, but life on the island is not normally so dramatic.
Saint Tropez, France
A bottle of sun tan lotion is as close as most normal folk get to experiencing Saint Tropez style, but the likes of Rihanna, Elton John and Kate Moss prefer to sample the real thing, choosing this couture resort in the French Riviera for a break, sunning themselves on the gorgeous beaches, swanning around on multi-million dollar yachts or browsing the designer boutiques.
Ever since Brigitte Bardot started off the influx of star visitors – and subsequently the star-spotters – this has been a place to be seen as much as to see.
Will Smith sang about it, Michael Mann shot iconic 80s cop show Miami Vice there, and endless blockbuster movies and music videos have been filmed on its beaches. Miami not only looks like the set of a movie pretty much everywhere you go, but it attracts the big name stars on their holidays as well.
A true playground for the beautiful people, the kings and queens of bling as well as yuppies galore descend on South Beach to show the world how they live.
Goldeneye Resort, Jamaica
Another celebrity favourite for its combination of privacy and luxury, this was the place where Ian Fleming penned his James Bond novels and it has gone on to attract the sort of multimillionaire holiday-makers who you would expect 007 to be hanging around with.
Johnny Depp, U2 frontman Bono and Scarlett Johansson are just some of the names who’ve sampled this sumptuous hideaway nestled on the coast overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.
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