Celebrities are known to jet-set all over the world. Whether it be for work shoots in exotic locations or vacations in luxurious destinations, there are many places that celebrities visit to avoid the spotlight. Here are five island vacation spots where celebrities like to hide:
More simply known as “St. Barts,” this Caribbean island is popular for its white sand beaches and for being one of the most luxurious Caribbean Islands that also plays host to mega-yachts in-season (December through February). With designer shopping, yachting, and high-end restaurants, it is no wonder why moguls and celebrities are attracted to St. Barts. There are no direct commercial flights from the U.S., which can make traveling a bit daunting, but this makes it a perfect vacation for A-listers who seek to avoid the spotlight. Celebrities like Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba, and Derek Jeter have all vacationed on this beautiful luxurious island.
Anguilla has seen many celebrities visit its stellar beaches: Liam Neeson, Adele, Leonardo DiCaprio and Sandra Bullock. Known for its impressive coral reefs, (including the second largest barrier reef in the world), Anguilla is the perfect island destination year-round with the average temperature being 80 degrees while remaining relatively dry. It can be argued that Meads Bay is Anguilla’s premier beach, with many resorts and amazing dining options, like Blanchards, known to be one of the best restaurants in the Caribbean. The island does not cater to travelers looking for all-inclusive resorts. Instead, occupying its shore are five-star hotels and private villas amidst the dazzling bright white sand. These upscale accommodations make this vacation spot one for tranquility and relaxation for every celebrity that visits.
Turks and Caicos
With its turquoise water and white sand beaches, Turks and Caicos Islands are picture-perfect ― like many of the celebrities that choose this destination for there rest and relaxation. Justin Bieber, Cara Delevingne and Drew Barrymore have been known to frequent Turks and Caicos. These celebs commonly choose to stay at Parrot Cay, a private island known for its isolated location. Getting to Parrot Cay is a 15-minute drive from the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) to the Leeward Marina, followed by a 35-minute boat ride to the island. The 4 miles of gorgeous beaches and fine dining make it worth the time.
The Bahamas is a popular travel destination for everyone, even celebrities. Paradise Island is well-regarded for its tropical beachfront and crystal clear waters, and has played host to many celebrities, such as Hillary Duff, and even Prince William and Kate Middleton. Some neighboring private islands where celebrities find their space from the limelight include Rooster Cay, owned by Eddie Murphy and just five minutes from Nassau; White Bay Cay, owned by Tyler Perry, who has built his own private spa and mansion here; and Little Halls Pond Cay, famously owned by Johnny Depp.
Bora Bora is a French Polynesian island that entrances celebrities to visit because of its unrivaled bright blue water and surrounding striking green mountains. These gorgeous views can be seen from luxury huts and bungalows across the island lagoons. Getting to Bora Bora from the U.S. is not easy: you fly into the international airport in Tahiti before taking a seaplane to the island. One of the greatest attractions for the elite is snorkeling in the turquoise water, home to vibrant coral gardens and hundreds of dazzling vibrant fish. If snorkeling isn’t enough, there are myriad other water activities: sunset cruises, jet ski tours, and spa experiences, such as the pareo massage at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora. Celeb couples who have honeymooned here include Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux.