Celebrities: they’re just like us… except with a lot more money. If you fancy living it up like them for a week or two, why not plan a getaway inspired by the stars. To help you out, here are some of their favourite extravagant holiday destinations.
Lake Como, Italy
If it’s good enough for the Clooneys, it’s good enough for us! George and Amal Clooney tied the knot at the breathtaking Aman Hotel, and often head back to the banks of Lake Como to visit their luxurious villa. How do we know the villa is pretty great? Emily Blunt and John Krasinski also got married there. Serious heart eyes.
When you’re living the Hollywood life, you’re bound to want a bit of peace and quiet eventually. For a lot of celebs, Mykonos is the place to enjoy that luxury (with the added bonus of feeling like you’re in Mamma Mia). Everyone from Demi Moore, to Robbie Williams, to Nicole Scherzinger has been spotted there this summer, so Mykonos must be doing something right. Oh, and Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks own homes there. No big deal.
Los Cabos, Mexico
If you’re anything of a celeb enthusiast, you’ll have heard the name “Cabo” before. Anyone who’s anyone has visited this resort city in Mexico, which has become more and more popular recently. The list of regulars includes Selena Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Justin Timberlake. Not sure about you, but I wouldn’t mind lounging around the pool with that line-up.
Certainly not the place for partying, Mallorca is quite a classy spot. This is great news for celeb-spotters, as it means the place is full of A-listers! Keep your eyes peeled for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones who own a home here, as well as Annie Lennox and Gwenyth Paltrow who visit frequently.
Not all celebs live for the stereotypical sunny beach holidays that we envision. Some prefer a wintery ski break, and will even stay inside the states to do it. Aspen hosts one of the world’s finest ski resorts, which has had visits from Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and Leonardo DiCaprio. You know it’s a good place to be in winter when Mariah Carey, aka the Queen of Christmas herself, gives it her seal of approval.
When it comes to something a little more lively, celebs can always be found in the party city of Ibiza. Some of the most iconic DJs around love to host raves here, including David Guetta, Craig David, and of course Paris Hilton. If that’s not enough, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Idris Elba, Kate Moss and Shakira have been spotted there countless times. Viva Espana!
When it comes to living like a royal, who better to take notes from than Wills and Kate? The pair love visiting the island of Mustique in the Caribbean, probably because it’s a place where paparazzi are banned. That means if you were lucky enough to see a famous face or two there, you’d have your own exclusive scoop which the world would never see. Not sure about you, but I wouldn’t mind an exotic holiday with an inside look at royal life.
For even more holiday ideas, check out our list of the best Christmas markets in Europe.