We might be fighting our way through an economic crisis, but there are a certain group of well-to-do individuals that can afford to holiday wherever they like in 2012 – and that is the celebrity crowd of movie, pop, and soap stars.
Often hiring entire floors in 5 star hotels, renting luxurious villas by the sea, or even leasing a secluded private island, A-Listers such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, and Simon Cowell want the very best when they go on holiday, and they are prepared to pay big bucks to get it.
If you dream of sipping cocktails with P. Diddy, sharing tacos with Jack Black, or playing beach volleyball with Jennifer Aniston, here are five destinations you might want to consider for your 2012 holiday!
Cabo San Lucas – Mexico
Sitting on the southern tip of Baja California, Cabo is packed with trendy hotels, pristine beaches, and all the nightlife one could possibly wish for, making this a prime holiday destination for the rich and famous. Gwyneth Paltrow, Usher, and Matthew McConaghey are all rumoured to have holidayed here.
St. Barts – Caribbean
A small but beautiful member of the Leeward Islands, St. Barts has been attracting the celebrity crowd since the 1970s. Luxury hotels, soft sandy beaches, and ‘to die for’ dining venues come as standard. Expect to bump into the likes of Steve Martin, Ellen De Generes, and Orlando Bloom.
Capri Island – Italy
Chic, cosmopolitan, and ultra cool, Capri is an enchanting island made of limestone rock. With a picturesque harbour, plenty of Grottos and hidden coves to sail, and beautiful hotels, Capri looks and feels luxurious, and appeals to the likes of Mariah Carey and Michael Douglas.
With over 300 islands between the Mamanucas and the Yasawas to choose from, celebrities can find the perfect holiday hideaway in the Fiji Islands. Spending their days doing nothing more than lounging on the beach, sailing the crystal clear waters, and eating freshly caught seafood away from the glaring eye of the paparazzi, Charlize Theron, Dennis Quaid and Tom Hanks have all holidayed here.
Cape Town, South Africa
The tip of South Africa, Cape Town has so much to offer the traveller that it attracts celebrities from around the world. Princes William and Harry are said to be huge fans of The Mother City, and as it provides a great base for discovering the rest of the country, the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio and Matt Damon favour this holiday destination.
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