How to holiday like a celebrity

How to holiday like a celebrityBauer Griffin

They know all the best places to go, so if you're stuck for ideas for your next holiday, just make like your fave celeb. You won't be disappointed...

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Portofino, a small fishing village located on the Italian Riviera, is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful harbours in the world: a fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by a host of celebrities, including supermodel Heidi Klum and her hubby Seal, who enjoyed a family holiday there in August 2010.
Coleen Rooney loved it so much she even tied the knot there in June 2008, enjoying a lavish reception at the 700-year-old former abbey, La Cervara. Well, if it's good enough for Heidi and Coleen...
Ever since Brigitte Bardot fell in love with St. Tropez, the beautiful town on the French Riviera has been known as the playground for models, moguls and millionaires, not to mention royalty. Princess Beatrice and her beau Dave Clark have made it their holiday destination of choice, while Kate Moss is often spotted enjoying its charms and fabulous restaurants, including the uber-cool Club 55, the ultimate in see-and-be-seen beachside bars. Kate Hudson is also a fan.
Want to holiday like a Desperate Housewife? Make like Eva Longoria and head to Croatia's gem on the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik, for a vacation rich in culture, sightseeing, and partying. Eva and Tony Parker enjoyed a fun-filled night at one of the city's most famous nightclubs, Carpe Diem. Don't forget your guidebook and... your heels!
Where does England's top TV presenter and football duo, Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard, head when they need a bit of lose-yourself luxury? Sardinia, of course. This Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea is well known for its stunning scenery and fabulous wines, and when you're all sunbathed-out, you can head to the capital of the island, Cagliari – fabulously situated atop a hill overlooking the port - for an atmospheric, lively evening out. Olivia Palermo has also been spotted holidaying on the island, but if you want the same 5-star experience as Frank and Christine stay in the upmarket village of Porto Cervo. Check out the Sheraton Cervo Hotel.
Thought Thailand was just a haunt for gap-year students? Think again! Kate Moss chose to see in 2010 with a family-and-friends holiday on this stunning island situated on the south west of the country. Enjoy a picnic at the waterfalls in Khao Praew Thaew National Park, saunter around the delightful Phuket Old Town, head to a theme park, or, take a leaf out of La Moss's holiday to-do book, and soak up the sun on the endless stretches of magical icing sugar-beaches.
St. Barts: the holiday honeypot for the beautiful and the tanned! Everyone from Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, to Lily Cole, Helena Christensen, Marc Jacobs and Lindsay Lohan have been snapped lapping up its luxurious turquoise seas and beyond-beautiful beaches. Making up part of the French West Indies, St Barts – short for Saint Barthelemy – is 21 square kilometres of pure holiday heaven. Won the lottery? Live it up like a celebrity and book yourself into the Eden Rock Hotel. It has to be seen to be believed.
OK, if you really want a star-spot spectacular, wing your way over to Miami beach because that's where the celebrity party's at! A who's who of Hollywood – including Hayden Panettiere, P Diddy, Halle Berry and more - regularly head here to enjoy the buzzing party scene, brilliant beach, flashy cars, flashy shops and even flashier hotels. The place to be? Fontainebleau. Lady GaGa loves it, so who are we to argue?
When Hollywood power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes needed some time out from movie promotional duties, they headed to the party capital of the world, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. Famed for its street carnivals and lively beaches like Copacabana, this is one city where you won't be short of things to do. Make like Katie and Tom and stay at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, and take a tour of nearby Angra dos Reis Island.
Many celebrities actually live in the affluent beachfront city of Malibu in California, but those that don't often like to take a break there – and it's not hard to see why! Brad Pitt actually owns a sprawling holiday home here, and he recently treated Angelina Jolie and their six children to a fabulous family vacation, where mum and dad sipped martinis and wine, while the little ones enjoyed the sun and sand. Hollywood's young elite also flock here, like Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, who was recently snapped emerging from the sea looking flawless as usual.
When celebs are looking to soak up some culture instead of sun, they leave their yachts in St. Tropez and head to the country's capital, Paris. Eva Mendes was recently snapped adding to her own holiday photo album as she enjoyed a visit to the Orangerie Museum in the Jardin des Tuileries before moving on to the Rodin Museum. How very civilised!
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