Stars do love their vacations, and it's fun to imagine being able to vacay just like them at the gorgeous, exotic and luxurious places they chose around the globe!
There are those celebrity beach vacation spots in the Caribbean and the South Pacific, where the likes of Brad Pitt, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and royals Prince William and Kate Middleton love to frolic. Or those A-listers who adore a Mexican coastal holiday like Jennifer Aniston, Kourtney Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon.
Then there are those vacations in great cities like New Orleans, Marrakesh and Dubai (Justin Bieber loves it in Dubai), or in glamorous spots like Lake Como (hi, George Clooney!) and the French Riviera.
Here are 25 incredible celebrity vacation spots you can visit, too!
The star treatment: This gorgeous resort on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy Island overlooks sweeping private beaches, surrounded by a reef-protected lagoon, and is the perfect vacay for celebs such as Steve Martin and Bethenny Frankel. It boasts colorful cottages and lush, tropical garden paths. There is also the restorative spa, the Clarins' Spa My Blend that pampers you in style and gourmet restaurants where you can dine.
Best part: It's St. Barts! Who doesn't want to lap up the luxury in such a breathtakingly beautiful place?
3. The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
The star treatment: The Reeds at Shelter Haven is a 37-room luxury boutique property situated in the southern Jersey Shore town—a destination that has welcomed celebrity guests such as Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews and Kelly Ripa. Located directly on the bay and just steps away from the beach, it's a relaxing place to unwind, dip your toes in the Atlantic and eat some excellent food at their superb restaurants.
Best part: You can go to the Wafflewich for a Coney Island-style waffle ice cream sandwich. Come on!
The star treatment: Stars such as Brad Pitt, Ryan Seacrest and Katie Couric have frequented the Providenciales, and Justin Bieber has been spotted in front of the luxurious The Palms Turks and Caicos. The expansive 72-suite resort sits on 12 acres at the heart of Grace Bay Beach and offers a quiet and tranquil place to get away from it all. There's a 25,000 square foot spa and state-of-the-art infinity pool, outstanding architecture, fine dining and boutique shopping.
Best part: Those pristine white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters are consistently ranked among the most beautiful beaches in the world. It beckons.
4. Baoase Luxury Resort, Curacao
The star treatment: This 23-room boutique hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway for couples such as Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. With a Balinese-inspired look and feel, those staying at Baoase are treated to candle-lit coziness with unspoiled beaches and opportunities for tranquility at the Hindu shrine or with Indonesian-style footbaths that sit near every door. Oh, you also get gift bags left on your bed.
Best part: The Baoase resort really does cater to romance with rose-petal turndowns, private dining experiences and more.
5. The Geejam Hotel, Jamaica
The star treatment: Rooted in rich Jamaican culture, this small resort only has seven double rooms consisting of three deluxe cabins, one suite, and a self-contained three-bedroom villa. There's a spa, naturally, but the hotel offers complete privacy, with each villa having its own pool, and dining area where the guests take their meals in. It's also in close proximity to Frenchman’s Cove, one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Celebs like Sharon Stone and Grace Jones have stayed there.
Best part: The Geejam also had a recording studio, which is why Gwen Stefani once gave it a shout-out at the Grammys after she and her group No Doubt recorded an album there.
6. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
The star treatment: For stars like Vanessa and Nick Lachey the isolated Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia provides a haven for those who truly want to unplug. Designed by architect Nick Troubetzkoy, the resort has 29 guest rooms that all share the stunning view of St. Lucia. Also, there are no TVs or radios. Instead, you have infinity pools, daily yoga, organic cuisine, and access to the gorgeous beaches and a dive center.
Best part: If you are looking for a quiet, more adult vacation, this is it. No kids under the age of 16 are allowed.
7. Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas
The star treatment: Cabo San Lucas is a south-of-the-border getaway celebs really love (think Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and Gwyneth Paltrow). It's close to L.A., has beautiful beaches on the Sea of Cortez, and hotels which pamper you the right way such as Las Ventanas al Paraiso. This desert beach hideaway has expansive suites and The Spa at Las Ventanas, the resort's sanctuary of renewal and revitalization.
Best part: The resort does have some exquisite culinary experiences with five different restaurants, overlooking some spectacular views.
8. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, French Riviera
The star treatment: The French Riviera is a hotspot for Hollywood's A-listers, especially around the Cannes Film Festival. They are those who might charter yachts, but many others stay at the historic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. It is famed for its 33 cabanas and offers rustic charm and secluded privacy. There's great dining, an infinity pool, and a kids club for a family-friendly environment.
Best part: You can't beat vacaying in the South of France. Period.
9. Sandy Lane, Barbados
The star treatment: This 112-room resort in the stunning Caribbean island of Barbados attracts celebrities like David and Victoria Beckham, Tiger Woods – and Barbadian beauty Rihanna. The spa offers hydrotherapy, and you definitely don't want to miss the sunset while dining at the resort's restaurant, L’Acajou.
Best part: If you love golf, the Sandy Lane Resort is the place to be. Their Green Monkey course has been carved from an old limestone quarry and is super-exclusive but if you book way in advance, it's worth teeing up.
10. The Little Nell, Aspen
The star treatment: Ready for an ultra-luxe ski vacation? Aspen has some of the world's best skiing and stars like Bella Hadid, Kate Hudson and Mariah Carey come to the Rocky Mountain resort year after year. The luxury hotel Little Nell, which is at the base of Ajax Mountain, has all kinds of amenities, dining and comfort to let you relax after a day on the slopes. Or in the summertime, too!
Best part: The Little Nell also has a fabulous art museum, filled with original abstract works of art by internationally recognized painters, sculptors and photographers.
11. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kona, Hawaii
The star treatment: Surrounded by white sand beaches and black lava landscapes, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is perfectly situated for all kinds of island adventures or for a relaxing vacation on the Big Island, with good food and plenty of spa time. Riverdale couple Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have visited there, along with Eva Longoria and Britney Spears.
Best part: At the Hualalai, you can learn the basics of snorkeling and marine biology from an expert in their 1.8-million-gallon, lava rock aquarium. So cool!
12. The Kelley House, Martha's Vineyard
The star treatment: This low-key island off the coast of Massachusetts is a favorite vacation spot of many celebrities, such as Jake Gyllenhaal and Neil Patrick Harris. In the charming town of Edgartown sits the historic hotel Kelley House, with its cozy rooms and colonial charm and is just steps from the waterfront, ferries, shops, restaurants, and a wide variety of things to do on Martha's Vineyard.
Best part: The Kelley House is steeped in rich American history, having first opened its doors in 1742 and has since been celebrated as one of the oldest hotels in the country.
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13. Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica
The star treatment: Costa Rica draws many celebs to its lush environs—like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, Zac Efron and Matt Damon—and the Hacienda AltaGracia resort offers a unique Costa Rican experience. It is nestled in a region previously unexplored even by local Costa Ricans with thatched roof palapas, hammocks sprinkled throughout and a wealth of culinary, cultural, scenic and sporty adventures.
Best part: You can horseback ride across the 865 acres of Costa Rican beauty, and then have dinner El Grill, where guests dine on fresh gourmet food, grown on the property.
14. Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
The star treatment: Vin Diesel, Beyonce and other stars have stayed at the Casa de Campo, the world-class resort in the Dominican Republic. The 7,000-acre complex is fairly expansive, with three golf courses, tennis courts, polo facilities and much more. Of course, there are gorgeous, private beaches, fine dining, an awesome spa—you won't want to leave.
Best part: You even get your own complimentary golf cart to take from place to place on the hotel grounds.
15. One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
The star treatment: This amazing resort is a one-of-a-kind vacation spot in the spectacular Maldives, “a surreal land of blue lagoons and soft white sands,” which is why rich and famous people like Prince William and Kate Middleton go there. The Reethi Rah resort has all the perfect amenities, including a spa that offers a Thai massage over the sea, or breathe in richly fragrant spices of a warm oil treatment, all under the expert care of therapists trained in philosophies both ancient and modern.
Best part: The water villas are drop dead amazing, with gorgeous decks and wrap around hammocks. You can wake up and dive right into the Indian Ocean from your bedroom.
16. Sanará Tulum, Tulum
The star treatment: Tulum is another popular celeb spot on Riviera Maya with boutique hotels like Sanará Tulum, drawing the likes of Drew Barrymore, Sienna Miller and Reese Witherspoon. The resort situated on one of the world’s most stunning and popular beaches and features a spectacular beach-appointed Yoga Studio, a world-class Wellness Center, and highly acclaimed restaurant, The Real Coconut.
Best part: Sanará organizes trips on Tulum, trekking to ancient Mayan ruins or freshwater lagoons and sacred cenotes (freshwater limestone sinkholes). Sign us up!
17. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
The star treatment: New Orleans has always been a hotspot for celebs to go and have a blast. Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage and others all love visiting there. The historic Ritz-Carlton is on the edge of the vibrant French Quarter on Canal Street and a great way to experience the vitality of the Big Easy.
Best part: It's Nawlins', baby! Time to drink and party, eat the best food, listen to great jazz and so much more.
18. La Mamounia, Marrakech
The star treatment: This ancient city of Morocco has seen its fair share of celebrities—Katy Perry, Usher, Lily Allen—who come to luxuriate in swanky hotels like La Mamounia, which has recreated the intoxicating mood of an Oriental palace. There are sprawling gardens and wonderful exotic smells from citrus trees, rose blossoms and olive groves, while top chefs prepare delicious meals at the hotel’s three signature restaurants.
Best part: The sights of Marrakech should be enough to make an incredible vacation, including day trips to see the rugged Atlas Mountains.
19. Villa d'Este Hotel, Lake Como
The star treatment: Lake Como has become synonymous with George Clooney, having made it one of his main residences, and it makes sense since it's an exquisite Italian locale. But if you're not invited to stay with the Clooneys, the posh Villa d'Este Hotel comes close to perfection, with its aristocratic tastes and luxurious lake views. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski even got married there.
Best part: The hotel is a museum in itself having been built in the 16th century. It is surrounded by a private park where you can admire art sculptures and more.
20. Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
The star treatment: The Burj Al Arab hotel is considered the world's most luxurious hotels, attracting stars like Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, and its unique design represents a symbol of modern-day Dubai. There's private beach access, some of the world’s best dining venues, including the highly acclaimed Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah suite-only accommodation offers discreet checkin within your suite, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers.
Best part: For even more extravagance, there's an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce to take you around the city and helicopter trips from an iconic helipad.
21. St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Puerto Vallarta
The star treatment: Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Lawrence are just a few celebs who love to vacay in this Mexican seaside town, often staying at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. The resort features spectacular grounds, two Jack Nicklaus Signature championship golf courses, tennis courts, three infinity pools, a spa, and superior international cuisine.
Best part: The beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta are always a plus!
22. Four Seasons Resort, Jackson Hole
The star treatment: This upscale mountain town in the Rockies is a favorite of celebs like Harrison Ford, Matthew McConaughey and Kim Kardashian and hubby Kanye West. There is plenty of outdoor activities, but at the resort, try the soothing massage or a soak in the year-round, heated pool.
Best part: The nearby Grand Teton National Park offers gorgeous hikes, an array of wildlife and fresh mountain air.
The star treatment: The Four Seasons also has a five-star resort in the South Pacific island of Bora Bora. Benedict Cumberbatch honeymooned there, as did Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Overwater bungalows and underwater adventures are what draw you to this amazing locale, nestled in the shadow of Bora Bora’s Mount Otemanu.
Best part: You can watch sunsets from your private plunge pool or jump into the clear waters teeming with exotic reef fish and colorful corals. Oh, please, take us away!
24. Mykonos Grand Hotel, Greece
The star treatment: The beautiful sun-drenched Greek island Mykonos provides the perfect getaway for celebs like Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande and Bella Hadid. At the Mykonos Grand Hotel, there are the azure beaches, spas and spacious Aegean-styled rooms all made with the finest quality of Greek Marble and Mykonian architecture.
Best part: Mykonos is also a wonderful place to explore Greek culture.
25. Meno a Kwena, Botswana
The star treatment: Prince Harry loves Africa and took his then-girlfriend (now wife) Meghan Markle there for a romantic getaway for her birthday, staying at Meno a Kwena, a tented bush camp. Perched on a rocky clifftop above the Boteti River in Botswana, the nine tents look down on a menagerie of animals at the water below, from herds of majestic elephant to dazzles of nomadic zebra. So cool!
Best part: Going on an African safari, of course! Day trips to the Makgadikgadi Pans, guided walks with the San Bushmen, and wildlife-watching boat trips.