6 ways to vacation like a celebrity
Ever wanted to visit one of the glamorous spots you see on your favourite celebrity’s Instagram? Well, good news: it’s easier than you think! From lavish butler service to A-lister dining and sprawling suites, you can enjoy the celebrity treatment at one of these six glamorous destinations. You might even spot someone famous while you’re there!
Oprah declared the island of Saint Lucia “one of the top places you have to visit in the world” in her magazine – and it’s easy to see why! From the majestic peaks of the Pitons to the island’s unbelievably blue waters, the beauty of Saint Lucia will take your breath away. Oprah has frequently been spotted at hotspots around Saint Lucia and it’s rumoured she even owns a villa there! You too can enjoy a vacation fit for a media mogul like Ms. Winfrey when you stay at Royalton Saint Lucia, which offers lavish amenities and top-notch service. We bet celebrities would love the Luxury Presidential One Bedroom Suite, which offers spectacular ocean views and a rooftop Jacuzzi.
Who hasn’t heard the story of famous Canadian, Justin Bieber, proposing to his girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin, in the Bahamas this past July? The couple enjoyed the ultimate romantic getaway down south – complete with a ten-carat engagement ring – where they soaked up the warm Bahamian sun and strolled along the famous sparkling white sand beaches. You can explore the romance of the Bahamas yourself when you stay at The Cove Atlantis, a long-time celebrity-favourite resort that’s nestled on the picturesque coast of Paradise Island. The property is also home to a chic beach club (perfect for date nights!) and a sprawling pool where you can kick up your feet and enjoy the poolside concierge service.
For one of their first public trips as a couple, Prince Harry and his now-wife Meghan Markle jetted off to Montego Bay, Jamaica. During their stay they swam in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and attended their friend’s destination wedding at a nearby resort. While the couple stayed in a private luxury villa, you can also vacation like royalty at the adults only Hideaway at Royalton Negril. This luxurious resort is fit for a Duke and Duchess with butler service that’s worthy of a palace, reservation-free dining with gourmet cuisine and an elegant beachfront area with Bali beds.
Los Cabos has always been a popular destination for celebs looking for a paradise getaway, since it’s just a short plane ride away from Los Angeles. One of the world’s most famous (and arguably most swoon-worthy) actors, Brad Pitt, has been a frequent visitor of this Pacific Mexico hideaway ever since filming the movie Troy (2004) there. With its secluded beaches, beautiful desert landscapes and luxury resorts, Los Cabos is a perennial A-lister favourite. You can enjoy a celeb-worthy vacation yourself at the adults only Riu Palace Baja California, opening in December 2018. The resort offers an unparalleled level of service and a glamorous infinity pool where you can take the perfect Instagram shot.
Numerous celebrities have vacationed at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, a secluded resort enclave located just outside of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Everyone from Elton John to Oscar de la Renta and former U.S. President Bill Clinton have stayed at this luxury resort. The celeb-frequented resort is world-renowned for its luxury villas and three Pete Dye-designed golf courses. Power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé have frequented this resort numerous times, where they have been spotted soaking up the sun by their own private pool and strolling along the sparkling sands of Minitas Beach. You can vacation like the Carters at this luxury resort that’s ideal for both family vacations and romantic getaways, whether you’re sipping on the pina coladas at the beach club or getting a relaxing massage at the spa.
If there’s one thing the Kardashians are known for (aside from their love of selfies, of course) it’s their uber-exclusive family vacations that are featured on their hit reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. One of the famous fam’s recent vacations was to Costa Rica, where they spent time soaking up the sun on the Papagayo Peninsula and visiting the Dinosaur Park at Blue River Resort and Hot Springs. Had the Kardashians visited Costa Rica this year, we would have recommended they stay at the soon-to-open Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica! This luxury resort is fit for Hollywood royalty and even features authentic Hollywood memorabilia; along with VIP-worthy gourmet dining, sprawling suites and rock star riders for guests who upgrade to Star Class™.