Guest Blog: Where the Celebs Vacation 

 A room with a view at Esperanza in Los Cabos, Mexico. Image courtesy of  Esperanza .

A room with a view at Esperanza in Los Cabos, Mexico. Image courtesy of Esperanza.

 

Your favorite celebrities are Vacationing in Mexico, the Caribbean and the Meditteranean—They're just like us?  

By Lilly Browne

If there is anyone that can inspire and influence our vacation styles, it’s a Hollywood A-lister. From private dinners on the beach to personal cabanas with butler service, they definitely know how to treat themselves right while on vacation. Even if you can’t afford a five-star hotel for yourself (nor your entourage), the following celebrity-frequented destinations have accommodations for just about every budget.

Mykonos, Greece

One of the most popular tourist travel spots in Greece is Mykonos, which is famous for its summer party atmosphere. According to Quintessentially Travel, famous names such as Alessandra Ambrosio have spoiled themselves on Mykonos’ idyllic beaches, sipping on handcrafted cocktails and watching the sunset over the emerald sea. As the day turns into dusk, many people move from the beaches to the town center to get a taste of the nightlife for which the island is best known.

Saint Michael, Barbados

 Barbados is known for its dreamy beaches. Image courtesy of  Berit Watkin .

Barbados is known for its dreamy beaches. Image courtesy of Berit Watkin.

From her beauty routine to where she goes on vacation, fans of Rihanna are obsessed with everything the Anti singer does. Although she has traveled around the world, her favorite holiday destination is none other than her birthplace in Barbados. The eastern Caribbean hotspot of Saint Michael is where she often escapes to for a little rest and relaxation. It’s also where Celebuzz says she owns a $22 million condo in the luxury estate, One Sandy Lane. And once you visit Saint Michael—the parish that’s home to the capital, sandy beaches, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and more—you’ll see why Rihanna loves her home country so much. 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Los Cabos has seen a variety of visitors over the decades, from families to spring breakers and Hollywood stars. MSN explains that celebrities have lodged in luxe hotels such as The Resort at Pedregal, which has a 300-meter tunnel carved into a mountain. Actors, singers and TV personalities who have stayed at this resort include Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake and Oprah Winfrey. But Los Cabos is known for much more than just its beautiful, pricey hotels—tourists revel in the thriving nightlife and famous landmarks such as El Arco (a natural archway located in the sea cliffs) and Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach).

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Some of the biggest names in pop music—including Beyoncé and Justin Bieber—have splurged on ultra-luxe vacations on Bora Bora. While this small South Pacific destination doesn’t cater to all budgets, Bora Bora is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Imagine lounging in a thatched-roof bungalow over the turquoise lagoon, waking up to the gentle waves of the ocean and only having to walk three steps from your doorstep to go for a swim. The surrounding coral reef makes Bora Bora an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Other than the Queen Bee and Biebs, Veranda shares that several other celebs, including Nicole Kidman, have also vacationed in this tropical paradise. 

Havana, Cuba

Speaking of Beyoncé (because Beyoncé = everything), she and her husband Jay-Z have traveled all around the world, but they seem to have a special place in their heart for Havana. In fact, they chose this Caribbean destination to celebrate their five-year anniversary. Despite their trip causing some controversy, Beyoncé and Jazy-Z helped to pique interest in travel to Cuba, particularly among Americans. Check out Cuba Journal for an insider’s guide on their dining and accommodation choices in this historic destination.

 
 Bora Bora. Image courtesy of  Chris McLennan  and  Tahiti Tourisme .

Bora Bora. Image courtesy of Chris McLennan and Tahiti Tourisme.

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