Living life in the spotlight can take a toll on celebrities. While it may all look like fun and games, they face an enormous amount of criticism and hostility from their so-called biggest fans. Getting haircuts or running to the store in pajamas can result in exposure on the fronts of magazines.
Celebrities are just like the rest of us in their need to getaway once in awhile. Of course, while your idea of a getaway may be a night out of the house, a star getaway likely involves a private jet to a tropical vacation. Included here are a few favorite travel destinations for celebrities.
A-lister Kim Kardashian has enjoyed indulgent stays in Dubai, complete with extravagant hotels and perfect warm weather. Burj Al Arab resort treats its guests to ostentatious care, including the use of a gold-plated iPad during their stay. Other celebs to frequent this hotspot include the Beckhams, Kelly Brooks, and Rita Ora.
The French Riviera
It is no secret that European vacations have long been admired by those with extra cash flow. The French Riviera is a hotspot, including Cote D’Azur and St. Tropez, for celebrities. A multitude of celebrities have been sighted here, including: Ashton Kutcher, Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Moss, Johnny Depp and Colin Firth. Simon Cowell has been seen repeatedly lounging on his super-yacht in St. Tropez.
With bright blue oceans and stunning views, it is no surprise Bora Bora has been the destination of choice for many celebs. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban celebrated their honeymoon back in 2006 in Bora Bora, complete with luxury spa treatments and thrilling water sports. Many other celebrities, including Eva Longoria and the Kardashians, have been sighted in this tropical hotspot.
If you are looking for a destination state-side, a great star-spotting spot is Aspen, Colorado. Beloved for its picturesque boutiques and stunning ski slopes, many celebs have found this destination irresistible. Jack Nicholson, Elle Macpherson, Paris Hilton, and Mariah Carey have all been known to hit the slopes with their loved ones.
Cabo San Lucas
With year-round sunshine and Michelin star restaurants, it is no surprise A-listers love this bohemian paradise. The Capella Pedregal resort funnels guests through an underground tunnel to their quarters where they enjoy private plunge pools and unrivaled ocean views. Celebrities who love Cabo San Lucas include George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, and Justin Timberlake.
With 115 pristine islands, Seychelles has drawn the rich and famous for decades. Celebrities who desire privacy enjoy traveling to the Seychelles, including Prince William and his new bride Kate Middleton during their 2011 honeymoon. Other celebrities who have indulged in private honeymoons in the Seychelles include Salma Hayek, Francois Henri Pinault, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.