More destinations stood out in the recent years because they are constantly visited by many celebrities. When luxury is essential and the money is not a problem, it’s not very hard to travel around the world in order to see the most spectacular regions. Next, you will discover the favorite destinations of the stars, whether we are talking about the best beaches, clubs, ski resorts or cultural destinations.
Cote d’Azur, France
Many celebrities, such as Elton John and Brigitte Bardot, own houses on Cote d’Azur. The region features special arrangements for yachting and cruises, which ensures its popularity among celebrities. Moreover, 90% of the world’s mega yachts visit Cote d’Azur at least once. Tourists can visit Nisa, the largest urban settlement in the area, a location that kept the aspect of a medieval city, with houses covered with red tiles and small restaurants that offer the unique experience of a French cuisine. Other touristic attractions are: Promenade des Anglais street with a spectacular view over the Mediterranean Sea and Musee d’Art Classique in Mougins town. Cote d’Azur became popular among the British elite during the 18th century, when was functioning as a wellness resort. Celebrities began to appreciate this region in the second half of the 20th century, after Grace Kelly chose the French Riviera for her wedding with Prince Rainier, an event watched by 30 million people.
This island in the Mediterranean Sea seems to be detached from the rest of the world, being ruled by fun and exclusivism. Its popularity is increasing due to the tourism association, intense nightlife and the presence of the travellers around the globe, and the fact that Ibiza is part of the UNESCO patrimony is another big advantage. Paris Hilton, Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris and Mario Balotelli are just few of the celebrities who choose to spend their holidays in Ibiza, especially because of the incendiary atmosphere in the nightclubs. The island is the ideal destination for the party people, and Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs and The Prodigy often have performances here. Also, Sant Antoni golf, Cala d’Hort beach and the boat cruises should not be missed when visiting the famous island.
Goldeneye Resort, Jamaica
The cottages and the apartments forming this complex are situated in the neighborhood of the Oracabessa golf in Jamaica and offer a gorgeous view over the entire region. The complex is preferred by wealthy people due to the variety of facilities offered. They can opt for the cottages with one or two bedrooms, but also for the Fleming villa that can host up to 10 people. There’s also a spa, the tennis courts, free WiFi and a minibar. The full moon nights are truly special here because the staff here takes advantage of this special opportunity to organize dinner accompanied by torches, the organic food complementing the beautiful experience. The complex was built by Ian Fleming, the man who invented James Bond character. Moreover, he wrote the scripts for the James Bond movies while staying at the Goldeneye Resort. The duchess of Devonshire, Princess Margaret, the prime minister Anthony Eden, Johnny Depp, Sting, Scarlet Johansson, Bono and Kate Moss are among the celebrities attending this luxury resort.
In the area of the Lomaiviti archipelago in Fiji, there’s a private island, known under the name of Wakaya, which features all the facilities that somebody could want in a luxury resort. These include a church, a gym, a landing strip and a wharf. In addition, the island is known for the virgin territories and fresh water reserves that supply the population of Wakaya. The island is the property of the billionaire David Glimour, who built his fortune from the golden mines exploitations. The Wakaya club is the main attraction for those who visit the island with the purpose of spending time near the family and friends. The club includes 10 bungalows and luxury houses, and also a spacious villa for those who want relaxation away from the urban agitation. The accommodation at Vale O Villa costs $7,600 per night, while the houses can be rented for $2,000 a night. Keith Richards, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Bill Gates are among the loyal customers of the island.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Sveti Stefan, consisting of a small island and a resort is truly unique. Celebrities have started to frequent this place since the ‘60s – ‘80s, and today is part of an international hotel chain. The special ambiance and the beaches make from this region a really attractive place for celebrities like Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Princess Margaret or the regretted Elizabeth Taylor.
Former silver mine in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado has turned into a top ski resort. The scenery is excellent for such a business, because the forests are dense and the cliffs are spectacular. Joseph T. Zoline is responsible for the inauguration of the first ski lift in Telluride, currently frequented by celebrities like John Denver, Daryl Hannah, Bob Dylan, Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey. Beyond skiing, we recommend the region for mountain biking, rafting and hiking.
Lake Como, Italy
George Clooney bought in 2001 a luxury villa by the lake, and from that moment, that area in Lombardy became one of the favorite destinations for celebrities. The Lake Como guest list includes Matthew Bellamy, Madonna, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Branson, Ben Spies and Pierina Legnani.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have visited the exotic communist state in the first part of this year to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Although the event took place some time ago, the region is expected to become a major touristic attraction for celebrities in the near future, considering that the communist state gave up the travel restrictions imposed in the past.
Although the Hawaiian island group was known for its picturesque scenery, it became really famous after the repeated visits of Elvis Presley. The actor/ singer first visited the islands in the early ‘50s and since then it remained its ideal place for relaxation. The king of rock’n’roll shot for no less than three films here, and Hawaii became one of the most popular destinations for celebrities like the regretted Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Mila Kunis, Sean Penn, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and Paris Hilton.
The little Swiss resort is ideal for the exclusive circles, so the actors who played the role of James Bond, and the royal personalities frequent Gstaad. The small village lies at the foot of the Eggli Mountain in the Swiss Alps and is dominated by the imposing presence of the hotel-palace Gstaad Palace. Although the region features facilities for skiing, we highly recommend it for shopping and the magnificent sights. Bernie Ecclestone is one of the most famous fans of this luxury resort.