Celebrities are known for their indulgent vacations, flying to the most exclusive, tropical destinations for some rest and relaxation. From private islands that don’t allow cars to a secluded Mexican resort, OROGOLD reviews some of the destinations around the world where the rich and famous vacation.
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
Parrot Cay is one of the most exclusive resort islands in the northern Caribbean, with over a thousand acres of white sand beaches and lush, tropical landscapes. With no cars allowed on the island, guests make their way around by golf cart, and, since the resort can only be accessed by boat, it keeps away the paparazzi, giving celebrities their privacy. With world-class cuisine, elegant beach houses and villas, Parrot Cay, in addition to being the location for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s wedding, as well as Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, has also welcomed the likes of Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Bruce Willis and Donna Karan.
Punta de Mita, Mexico
Just 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita is a secluded beach-front destination with rustic villages mixed in with 5 star resorts. In 2011, Lady Gaga was the first celebrity to discover the beauty of Punta de Mita, and, since then, plenty of others, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kirsten Dunst and Charlie Sheen, have followed her lead. From touring volcanic islands, visiting hidden beaches, exploring bohemian surf towns, and indulging in the fresh seafood and local vegetable and herbs, this is an ideal location for a truly relaxing vacation.
Eden Rock, St Barths
St Barths has long since been a celebrity favorite, and Eden Rock, listed as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, is where many of them, including Tom Hanks and Mick Jagger, love to stay. The hotel offers luxurious villas, with Villa Rockstar being a 16,000 square foot villa spread out over three floors. The villa even has a fully equipped recording studio, which is where John Lennon recorded ‘Imagine’. Villa Nina is another one of Eden Rock’s villas, and comes complete with a private pool, a rotating art gallery, a movie theatre, and the exclusive use of a Mini Cooper.
Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro
The Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro has been around since the 1920s, and has seen the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Ava Gardner walk through its doors. It is usually especially packed with celebrities around the time of Carnival, where they relax by the pool after a day of celebrations. The presidential suites are where the rich and famous choose to stay, with giant bathtubs offering views of the ocean, as well as the exclusive use of a 35-foot pool.
Celebrities tend to splurge when on vacation, but that doesn’t mean that us non-famous folk can’t enjoy the same amazing destinations. If you are wanting to stay at one of these celebrity getaways, OROGOLD recommends booking well in advance in order to snag the best deal possible.