Have you ever wanted to experience how the other half live? Have you always wanted to scrap your yearly camping trip and opt for something a bit more fabulous? Do you swoon over your favorite celebs’ vacation Instagram stories? Well, you’re not alone. Thanks to social media, it’s now easier than ever to compare your lives to those of your favorite famous faces, which can often make you feel a little down in the dumps. Especially when it comes to your vacation. Thankfully, you’ll be happy to know that you can live like the rich and famous (at least for a week or two) if you check out the elite getaways the world’s biggest stars visit to relax.
If you fancy your chances of bumping into the likes of Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martha Stewart or Ellen DeGeneres on your walk from your room to your breakfast table, you might want to book your flights to St. Barts. This Caribbean island gives you a taste of the Caribbean while giving you all of the culture and the food of France. From the beautiful golden sands to the yacht-filled harbor and the designer shops, St. Barts is constantly teeming with celebs who are looking for a little R&R. Could you be joining them?
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Known more commonly as Cabo, Cabo San Lucas is one of the most famous destinations in Mexico – and not just with college students on their Spring breaks! When they’re not filming the latest blockbuster, recording a hit album, or taking the mic as a television host, some of the biggest names in Hollywood make their way down to Mexico to embrace local culture. And when we say embrace the local culture, we really mean laze on the beach, drink margaritas, and eat yummy Mexican food.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is known as the playground for the rich and famous, and every year thousands of celebs with cash to splash make their way to the United Arab Emirates for a spending spree. From the ridiculously overpriced (yet fabulous) hotel rooms to the incredible skyscrapers that feature Michelin-star restaurants, and the desert which is just begging to be surfed, Dubai has everything a rich celeb could possibly want. Yet, with more and more non-famous folk increasingly making their way to Dubai, it’s becoming even more accessible for the average Joe.
If you’re not fond of the warm weather and need to take a break just like Sofia Vergara and Kate Hudson, you might want to consider Aspen as your next vacation destination. Located in the snowy hills of Colorado, Aspen is the perfect place to grab your skis or your snowboard and unwind from the daily grind. Finish your day off with a little Apres-Ski and keep your eyes peeled for some of the famous faces of the world.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Okay, this one is a bit more elite – but if you can wangle a room here, you know you’ve made it! As the private island of the Virgin business mogul, Richard Branson, Necker Island is an elite island that only a few have been able to enjoy. Guests are chosen by Branson himself, and those who visit might even have the pleasure of dining with the businessman himself. In the past, the Obamas, Kate Winslet, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have all enjoyed the incredible beaches.
If you’re looking to get away for a relaxing vacation, you might also be looking for something a bit more impressive than your average vacation. This is why you need to take a leaf out of your favorite celebrities books and travel to where the elite hang out…