Celebrities' Favorite Beach Vacations

When celebs need a little R&R, the world’s most exotic beaches, exclusive nightlife and luxurious resorts become their oyster. Here’s where to go (and stay), so you, too, can vacation like a star.

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St. Barts

This glamorous Caribbean island boasts glitzy nightlife and glamorous sunbathing at St. Jean beach where you can rub elbows with celebrities like Jay-Z and Beyonce or Jessica Alba, who dock their yachts at the glistening port.

A-List Accommodations: Eden Rock, Hotel Saint Barth Isle De France

Lake Como, Italy

One name — George Clooney — comes to mind when you conjure up images of Lake Como. Can't you just see yourself relaxing at his oceanfront 18th-century villa alongside Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and half a dozen of his other famous pals? Well, one can daydream.

A-List Accommodations: Villa D’Este, Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Related: Italy's Top 3 Secret Beaches

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Before the excitement of the upcoming World Cup and Summer Olympics, celebrities like Madonna, Gerard Butler, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have long flocked to Rio's Ipanema Beach for a piece of tropical paradise (and perhaps a few caipirinhas at Carnival).

A-List Accommodations: Fasano Hotel, Copacabana Palace

St. Tropez, France

This Cote d'Azur seaport continues to attract celebrities including Cindy Crawford, Tom Cruise, Rihanna, P. Diddy, Jack Nicholson and Catherine Zeta-Jones to its over-the-top beach clubs like Club 55, first made famous by French beauty Brigitte Bardot.

A-List Accommodations: Intercontinental Carlton Cannes, Villa Romana Club & Restaurant

Bondi Beach, Sydney

With its world-famous surfing and sailing under the Harbour Bridge to Coogee's cliff tops, Bondi Beach attracts celebrities like Nicole Richie, Hugh Jackman, Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio when they are looking for a little adventure Down Under.

A-List Accommodations: The Park Hyatt Sydney, InterContinental Hotel

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles, it's no wonder this Mexican resort city has become a mainstay for stars like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Seacrest and Julia Roberts looking for a little rest, relaxation and... margaritas.

A-List Accommodations: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Esperanza, One&Only Palmilla

Maui, Hawaii

Of Hawaii's many islands, Maui seems to attract the most star power. Who are the stars giving Hawaii a resurgence of star power? Owen Wilson, Oprah, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, to name a few.

A-List Accommodations: Four Seasons Resort Maui, Grand Wailea


One look at Anguilla’s cerulean waters is all it takes to see why stars like Uma Thurman, Paul McCartney, Michael Jordan, Michael J. Fox and Liam Neeson picked this sunny spot in the Caribbean to unwind.

A-List Accommodations: Four Seasons Anguilla, Cap Juluca

South Beach, Miami

She may still be "Jenny From the Block," but it's no secret that Jennifer Lopez has spent plenty of time in sexy South Beach. Miami's bustling nightlife and Art Deco charms have also convinced stars like the Kardashians and Shakira to vacation stateside.

A-List Accommodations: Fonatinebleau, The Delano

Related: The Newest Reasons to Visit Miami Beach

Necker Island

Richard Branson's 74-acre private island estate has been rebuilt after a tragic fire in 2011 (when Kate Winslet heroically carried his mother to safety). We're sure it will continue to host the very rich and very famous, such as Oprah, Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg, for years to come.

A-List Accommodations: You have to join the ranks of these gazillionaires to afford to rent out this private estate.

Turtle Island, Fiji

What superstar doesn't value their privacy? This super-secluded resort has nearly 100 staffers on hand to cater to a maximum of 28 guests at a time. Both Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears have honeymooned here (with their now exes).

A-List Accommodations: Turtle Island

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's mutual attraction is rumored to have been sparked at the picturesque cliff-side Hotel Santa Caterina while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- and with vistas like that, who could blame them?

A-List Accommodations: Hotel Santa Caterina

Related: Italy's Best Beaches

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The privacy that these over-the-water bungalows provide (not to mention the romance) have attracted stars like the Kardashians, Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, Rob Lowe, Sharon Stone and Charlize Theron.

A-List Accommodations: Four Seasons Bora Bora, Bora Bora Nui Resort

Related: 10 of the World's Most Decadent Overwater Bungalows

Malibu, Los Angeles

Of course, the No. 1 beach for celebrity-spotting would be right in their own backyard. Here, David Beckham catches a wave with sons Cruz, Brooklyn and Romeo in Malibu.

A-List Accommodations: Malibu Beach Inn, Four Seasons Los Angeles, Chateau Marmont


A gorgeous island in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka, this exotic locale has lured stars like Eva Longoria, Penelope Cruz, Kate Moss and Jude Law to indulge in its warm waters and pristine white sands.

A-List Accommodations: Velassaru Maldives, Kanuhura

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