Ohhhh girrrrrl! What kind of busted up blog post is this? I don’t know… I drank way too much coffee today, put some Deep House on Spotify and this just kind of happened. Relax into it, just, go with it and know, beforehand, I prioritised images of the celebrities over images of the destinations.
As much as I’d like to play it off that I’m way too cool to care about celebrities and where they holiday, I’m really not. I do care. Because, really, if it’s good enough for Mr. and Mrs. Carter, isn’t it good enough for me too? Yeah, you betcha. So, I thought I’d do some serious cyber-stalking, find out where our fav celebs love to vacay and turn into a guide for us… here are my tips on where you should travel, based on your favourite celebrities! (Note: could also be used as a ‘where not to go’ guide if you hate some of em).
Eva Longoria, Rob Lowe, or Charlize Theron – Bora Bora, Tahiti
For the ultimate in luxury, relaxation, and exclusivity, find yourself a luxury, over-the-water villa in Bora Bora. The French Polynesian destination is a dream spot for us mere mortals, but an idyllic escape for celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Jason Bateman, Beneduct Cimberdutch… no, wait,… Bunedict Cucumberswatch…. no, hold on, I’ve got it…. Blenderglitch Combover.
Jennifer Aniston – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Dreaming of ice-cold margaritas, warm weather, idyllic beaches, sprawling, exclusive resorts and great food? Then you need to get ya Jen Aniston on and take a trip to Cabo San Lucas. Given it’s a 2-hour flight from Los Angeles, it’s become a favourite holiday escape for celebs like Cameron Diaz, Ryan Seacrest, and Julia Roberts too.
Jay Z & Beyonce or Chrissy Teigen & John Legend – St Barths, Caribbean
It’s no real surprise the Caribbean’s most expensive and exclusive island, St Barths is a favourite spot for celebrities. We’re talkin’ pristine beaches, beautiful climate, stunning water to swim in, luxury accommodation and incredible food and drink, of course. It’s a well-loved holiday spot for Jay-Z and Beyonce as well as Demi Lovato, a Kardashian or two, Bella Hadid, Ellen Degeneres and Nick Jonas.
George Clooney, Matt Damon or Brad Pitt – Lake Como, Italy
I feel like, if you go to Lake Como and don’t see George Clooney, you’ve pretty much been robbed. Italy just needs to make him the official Lake Como mascot or something. The area is not just famous because GC and his friends hang out there, it’s well-known for its dramatic scenery, set against the alps. It offers an upscale escape in Northern Italy and the chance to rub shoulders with celebrities.
Rihanna or Kate Moss – Saint-Tropez, France
Nothing screams celeb luxury quite like the stunning French Riviera and when it comes to living la vida famous, where better than Saint-Tropez?! Made ridiculously famous by Bridgette Bardot in the 50’s, the small fishing village has now become a luxury haven for the rich and famous (and us too, right guys?) In addition to RiRi and MoMo, you may also cross paths with Lady Gaga, The Beckhams, Angelina Jolie and Neil Patrick Harris’ adorable family.
Nicki Minaj or Kylie Jenner – Turks and Caicos
Have you been going to the gym a lot? Has your focus been on building up a booty for the ages? Well, damn Gina, you better get yourself over to Turks and Caicos immediately cos, as Nicki and Kylie showed us, it’s the ideal spot to flash your bangin bikini bod. The must-visit spots for the rich and famous are Parrot Cay and Pine Cay, where you can twerk it out in your luxury private rental mansion (of course!) You may also spot Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Rihanna, Ashton Kutcher, Jerry Seinfeld or Gwyneth Paltrow.
Kate Hudson, Oprah or Owen Wilson – Maui, Hawaii
Another stunning beach destination, another celebrity-approved holiday spot! With its perfect spot in the Central Pacific, the Hawaiian island of Maui offers some pretty incredible resorts for relaxing as well as gorgeous scenery too. Perfect beaches, waterfalls, a volcano, fantastic hiking spots and much, much more. It was the wedding destination of choice for Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green and a favourite vacay spot for Bieber, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears too.
Uma Thurman or Michael J. Fox – Anguilla, Carribean
If you’re a big fan of Uma Thurman and picture-perfect beach destinations, Anguilla might just be the pick for you. Located in the Carribean, the small islands offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with pristine, crystal water and a laid-back tropical vibe all of its own. Anguilla has been a ho-liday spot for Paul McCartney, Michael Jordan, Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi.
Jennifer Lopez – South Beach, Miami
Jenny may originally be from the block, but she loves her some beach time in Miami. If the warm weather and beaches aren’t enough, it’s the crazy bar and club scene, amazing food and vibrant culture that’ll seal the deal for you. Head directly to South Beach for a chance to ogle yourself some Kardashians, Shakira, Hillary Duff, Britney Spears, Giselle and even Lindsay Lohan from time to time.
Leonardo DiCaprio – Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
Has he been back there since he filmed The Beach? I don’t know. But, it’s a pretty awesome experience when you visit, knowing the film was shot there (especially if you loved the movie like Matt and I did). I got the chance to visit some of the spots where a few scenes were filmed and it was all kinds of goosebumps amazing. The Phi Phi Islands will always be iconic.
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Penelope Cruz, Jude Law or Kate Bosworth – Maldives
One of the world’s dreamiest destinations, the Maldives has to have popped up on just about everyone’s travel bucket list at some point. While we just dream about the exclusive villas, white sand, lush palm trees and impossibly perfect private retreats, celebs like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Bar Rafaeli, Madonna and The Beckhams.
British Royal Family – Klosters, Switzerland
You know it’s classy when the royals go there and, interestingly, they opt for a winter destination, not the usual beach spots celebs seem to favour. Take one look at a photo of Klosters and you’ll see why the destination has been a celeb favourite for years – it’s all things snow-covered, mountainous, lodgey and fairytale perfect. Find yourself the perfect chalet and cosy up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate, mulled wine and a good book. #QueensNeedVacaysToo
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During #RoyalVisitParis The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had the chance to visit the Trocadéro which looks out onto the Eiffel Tower. Here The Duke and Duchess met British and French school children from British Council programmes and witnessed a display of rugby. Later that evening their Royal Highnesses attended the Wales V France rugby match at the Stade de France.
Note: Images and destinations may not align – I would have loved if all these celebrities posted photos on their social of their trips that I could easily embed into this blog post, but they really just didn’t.
Watch our video from our trip to Boracay!
Phoebe Lee is a travel writer and award-winning blogger with a love for storytelling. Phoebe creates practical, fun and engaging written content designed to inspire and energise travel-lovers and dreamers. Follow her and Matt’s adventures at home and around the world, right here on Little Grey Box, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.