Celebrity Winter Hot Spots
In the winter months, celebrities like to hit the slopes or the sand. Check out some of their top destinations.
celebrity-winter-spots_ss_001Whistler, British Columbia
The 411: Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains, this Canadian destination is one of the top mountain resorts in North America.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Fairmont Chateau, Four Seasons
A-List Visitors: Heidi Klum, Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Tom Cruise, Hilary Swank, James Gandolfini 960 1280
The 411: The village is located at 1,856 meters above sea level in the middle of the Engadin valley in Europe. Known for its dry, sunny climate year-round, it's a winter sports haven.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Badrutt's Palace, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, Kulm Hotel
A-List Visitors: Prince Charles, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley, George Clooney, Ivana Trump, Rupert Everett 960 1280
The 411: This Mexican destination offers beaches, world-class hotels and spas, fishing, golfing and water sports.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Las Ventanas, One & Only Palmilla, Esperanza Cabo, Casa Dorado, Villas Del Mar
A-List Visitors: Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Alex Rodriguez, Scarlett Johansson 960 1280
The 411: With 6 major islands featuring beaches, volcanoes, mountains and a unique culture, Hawaii offers something for everyone.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Halekulani, Kahala Hotel & Resort, Turtle Bay, The Royal Hawaiian, Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Grand Wailea Resort, Four Seasons Maui
A-List Visitors: Jennifer Garner, Rihanna, Randy Jackson, Matt Damon, Ben Stiller, Pierce Brosnan 960 1280
The 411: This Caribbean island features beaches and a tropical climate. The residents are known for their friendliness and love of sports such as cricket, and track and field.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Golden Eye, Half Moon, The Ritz-Carlton, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Royal Plantation, Rockhouse Hotel
A-List Visitors: Michelle Williams, Patrick Dempsey, Sigourney Weaver, Carmen Electra, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Mandy Moore 960 1280
The 411: This Wyoming town is one of the best-kept secrets for winter. It has the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the US, rising 4,139 feet from the valley floor to the top of Rendezvous Mountain.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Amangani, Four Seasons, Spring Creek Ranch
A-List Visitors: Jim Carrey, Sandra Bullock, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Matthew McConaughey, Ron Howard 960 1280
The 411: This French West Indies island is just 8 square miles and home to an eclectic mix of iguanas, night-blooming cactus and fabulous beaches.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Eden Rock, Hotel Taiwana, Hotel Le Toiny
A-List Visitors: Tom Hanks, Mick Jagger, Lorne Michaels, Harrison Ford, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas 960 1280
The 411: Fiji has 333 tropical islands, most of them are uninhabited. The islands have sandy beaches, rainforests, villages and a main city called Nadi.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Shangri-La, Turtle Island, The Wakaya Club
A-List Visitors: Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Pfeiffer, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Simpson, Bill Gates 960 1280
The 411: This city in Florida is one of the state's most popular vacation spots. It is well-known for beaches including South Beach, trendy nightlife, the Art Deco district, Calle Ocho and Little Havana.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: The Delano, The Setai, The Shore Club, Villazzo Villas, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Mandarin Oriental
A-List Visitors: John Mayer, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, Martha Stewart, Katy Perry 960 1280
The 411: Located in a pristine mountain valley at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River, Hunter Creek, Castle Creek and Maroon Creek, Aspen plays host to many events and is known for its winter sports.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Aspen Mountain Club, The Little Nell Hotel, Hotel Jerome, Sky Hotel, The St. Regis
A-List Visitors: Mariah Carey, Heidi Klum, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Jack Nicholson, Oprah Winfrey 960 1280
The 411: This British territory in the Caribbean is made up of one main island and a few smaller ones. It's a quiet country with beaches and friendly residents.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Cap Juluca, St. Regis, Altamer, Cerulean (a private villa for rent)
A-List Visitors: Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington, Caroline Kennedy, Glenn Close, Matt Lauer, Sheryl Crow 960 1280
idea_ss_oyster-island-retreats_012_596x334Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic The Gran Bahia Cayo Levantado is the only resort with its own private island in the Dominican Republic. Soak up the sun at the scenic beaches and beautiful pools, and relax in the luxurious rooms with private jacuzzi tubs. Read the Gran Bahias review 960 1280
idea_ss_oyster-island-retreats_008_596x334Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
The 2 gorgeous pools have bars nearby and plenty of lounge chairs, and both are exceptionally clean. The snack bar at the beach pool has a basic buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, rice, salad and selected entrees.Read the Gran Bahia's review 960 1280
idea_ss_oyster-island-retreats_002_596x334Ke Iki Beach Bungalows
Relax in the hammocks on the quiet beach at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, a charming but no-frills property on Oahu's picturesque North Shore. Oahu's most famous surfing spots are just down the street.Read the Ke Iki's review 960 1280
idea_ss_oyster-island-retreats_006_596x334Ke Iki Beach Bungalows
Location trumps luxury at these 11 beachfront bungalows. The bungalows are modest, with few amenities and minimal service, but a beautiful beach is just steps away. Read the Ke Iki's review 960 1280
The Hotel Hana-Maui delivers rustic luxury in the middle of Maui's lush and secluded east coast. It's not directly on the beach, but it has 2 beautiful pools. Read the Hana-Maui's review 960 1280
Hotel Hana-Maui has incredible service, a top-notch spa, excellent food and 77 rooms on acres of property. It may be hard to reach, but it's worth the trip.Read the Hana-Maui's review 960 1280
South Coast, Jamaica
Jake's is a member of Island Outpost, Jamaica's trendiest hotel group. Guests come to unplug -- there's no phone, internet, or TV in the cottages. Read Jakes' review 960 1280
South Coast, Jamaica
Jake's is a particular favorite because of the on-site painting and yoga classes, excellent food and the Driftwood Spa. The spa has several open-air treatment rooms that are built into cliffs overlooking the ocean. Read Jakes' review 960 1280
Port Antonio, Jamaica
The setting of the Geejam is gorgeous, the service is extraordinary, and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches is only 10 minutes away. The hotel offers guests peaceful isolation, but one of it's drawbacks is that there are no pool or spa facilities. Read the Geejam's review 960 1280
Port Antonio, Jamaica
The Geejam is made up of only 5 private, high-tech cottages in the lush foothills of Port Antonio. Modern electronics in the rooms include 42-inch flat-screens, AppleTV, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Read the Geejam's review 960 1280
idea_ss_oyster-island-retreats_004_596x334Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort
St. John, US Virgin Islands
Caneel Bay sits on 170 acres of a protected national park, dotted with 7 remote beaches. The largest beach also attracts non-resort guests, but the other beaches on the property are much more secluded. Read Caneel Bay's review 960 1280
idea_ss_oyster-island-retreats_010_596x334Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort
St. John, US Virgin Islands
Caneel's attentive service and gorgeous setting make it one of the Caribbean's best secluded resorts. The most notable of the hotel's 4 restaurants is Equator-- built inside and on top of an 18th-century sugar mill. Read Caneel Bay's review 960 1280
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