A holiday means indulgence – an extra hour of sleep, some extra cheese, and a luxurious stay that also matches the budget. Same goes for celebrities with the only difference that their holiday plans, more often than not, are not restricted by budget, which is why they have access to the best that the world of travel and leisure has to offer. Epitomising opulence and luxury, their places of stay are an inspiration for a serious case of wanderlust.
We bring you top five places where celebrities stay during their holidays:
Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, US Virgin Islands
Subjected to public scrutiny for most of their lives, celebrities love an occasional dose of digital detoxification amidst the natural settings, away from much of the civilisation. Serving the precise purpose is the Caneel Bay Resort in the Virgin Islands, accessible only by a boat and free of internet and TVs intentionally. Spread over 170 acres, the resort is designed to induce the feeling of wellness and a serenity of mind. The VIP suite in the resort is as stunning in architecture and tastefulness as your senses can imagine. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford and Denzel Washington have visited the resort at several occasions.
Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa
Surrounded by a marina on three sides, and offering romantic views of the Table Mountain, Cape Grace spoils its guests with hand-painted fabrics, marble baths and fresh flowers. The hotel staff is believed to be one of the most courteous in the world, even by frequent travellers, and remembers the guests by their names. May be it is the award-winning restaurant of the hotel – Signal or maybe it is the warm hospitality offered by the hotel that had celebrities like Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Matt Damon and Oprah Winfrey call it a home during their stay.
One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria and Ashton Kutcher have trusted the glorious One&Only Palmilla villas for accommodation during their Mexico visit, and a little research shows us why! The idyllic views, the infinity pool, the lush golf courses and the artistic Mexican decor are only a few of the things that make this oceanfront oasis alluring to visitors. With stunning vistas the Los Cabos landscape and a beachfront access to one of the most pristine beaches in the area, it is a world that everyone wants to get lost in.
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California
Nestling on the foot of Santa Ynez Mountain range, San Ysidro Ranch is a luxury resort with many celebrity fans. Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have enjoyed the 17-mile long bike trails, its grand fireplaces, outdoor hot tubs, Persian rugs and unmatched views of the Montecito foothills. Separated from the civilisation, the resort is the ultimate getaway for honeymooners and couples looking for a few private moments.
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India
Older than the Gateway of India, the flagship property of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Taj Mahal Palace hotel by the Arabian Sea is a heritage hotel known for its opulence and splendour. The Taj Mahal Palace introduced the country to many firsts in hospitality – the American fans, the German elevators as well as the Turkish baths. The hotel has hosted many prominent historical figures during its long history including Mahatma Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu and Muhammad Ali Jinah. Even post the devious terrorist attacks on the hotel in 2008; it has managed to bounce back, and has hosted the likes of Barack Obama, Kenneth Cole, the Beatles, and Mick Jagger in its premises.