The Top 10 Global Travel Destinations To Vacation Like A Celebrity, And Maybe Even See One

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TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, recently announced its top ten global travel destinations where travelers can vacation like a celebrity. Based on destinations renowned for nightlife from TripAdvisor reviews, recent public celebrity posts on their own Instagrams also confirm the A-list popularity of these hotspots.

“Travelers can take a page from the Hollywood elite and plan their own lux vacations in these glamorous destinations. TripAdvisor rolls out the red carpet for travelers to discover high-end hotels, unique things to do away from the crowds and nosh at the best local restaurants – and travelers may even spot a star if they’re in the right place at the right time,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.

To help travelers feel like celebrities, TripAdvisor also surfaced highly-rated luxury hotels, hot clubs as well as fine dining restaurants for the ultimate star treatment.


1. Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza is the place to see and be seen, as one of Europe’s favorite nightlife playgrounds, and many celebrities enjoy spending time on this iconic Spanish island. Just ask Alessandra Ambrosio, Steve Aoki, Rafael Nadal, Chiara Ferragni, Romee Strijd, Olivia Culpo or Shay Mitchell who recently posted about their visits there.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: Ca Na Xica – Boutique Hotel & Spa – from $649 per night on TripAdvisor
• Cool beach club: Nikki Beach and Blue Marlin
• Glam restaurant: Alma Sushi

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Domingo en familia😉!family Sunday!😍

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2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a destination that mixes modern culture and history, along with offering outstanding shopping and entertainment. Travelers can catch a show at the Dubai Opera, see downtown from atop the Burj Khalifa and spend an afternoon along Dubai Creek exploring the gold, textile and spice souks. Niall Horan, Gigi Hadid and Josephine Skriver recently posted about their visits.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – from $1,123 per night on TripAdvisor
• Explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve like Joe Jonas
• Enjoy dinner with a view at the world’s tallest building: At.Mosphere

3. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This well-known beach destination is beloved by spring breakers and celebs alike who are looking to work on their tans and blow off some steam. With recent sightings of Gwyneth Paltrow, Sabrina Bryan and Jordan Spieth in Cabo, travelers are sure to catch a glimpse of famous folks.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: The Resort at Pedregal – from $635 per night on TripAdvisor
• Dance the night away at Mandala Club Cabo San Lucas
• Taste Mexican cuisine at Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar

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Cabo ☀️🌊

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4. Saint-Tropez, France

Brigitte Bardot frolicked on the beaches of St. Tropez in the 1950s, and now, it is the playground of international socialites. In fact, Lily Aldridge and Natasha Poly recently posted about having fun in the sun.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel where Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Christie Brinkley, Coco Rocha and Emily Ratajkowski have stayed: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
• Visit this award-winning, sandy hot spot: Plage de Pampelonne
• Have dinner overlooking the Gulf of St. Tropez at Le Micocoulier

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5. St. Barthelemy

“St. Barts” is a chic Caribbean island that is a popular winter getaway for the stars – including Scott Disick and Karlie Kloss — who love spending their time sunbathing and frolicking in the water while being surrounded by breathtaking scenery, luxurious villas and excellent French restaurants.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: Eden Rock – St Barths – owned by Pippa Middleton’s in-laws and available for bookings in December after hurricane renovations
• Tan on the island’s best stretch of sand: Colombier Beach
• French seafood overlooking the harbor at Bonito St. Barth

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suns out, buns out

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6. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a city where history collides with pop culture and travelers can wander zen gardens and museums before rocking out at a karaoke bar. Models Heidi Klum, Bella Hadid and Alexis Ren recently visited, while Hugh Jackman sipped on espresso.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: Park Hyatt – from $607 per night on TripAdvisor
• Spend the day at Tokyo Disneyland like Karlie Kloss
• Taste fresh Japanese sushi at Nobu Tokyo

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Japan is the One ❤️

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7. Mykonos, Greece

This popular Greek island in the Aegean Sea is all about energy and attracts a diverse and upscale crowd that thrives on its stylish nightlife. During the day, travelers can lounge at the private and secluded north beaches before getting ready to party at night along the south beaches. Just ask Shay Mitchell, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski or Scott Disick who recently visited.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: Cavo Tagoo – from $1,836 per night on TripAdvisor
• Book a private Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Tour for the day
• People watch over a Mediterranean meal at Scorpios Mykonos

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Not a bad view

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8. Montego Bay, Jamaica

While this Jamaican spring break favorite is great for party animals, it can also be surprisingly low key. Montego Bay has excellent duty-free shopping, vibrant nightlife, and calm waters. Float serenely down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft and let your troubles melt away under the sun on vacation like Kaitlyn Bristowe, Danielle Bernstein, Hailey Baldwin and Alexis Ren.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: Round Hill Hotel and Villas – from $266 per night on TripAdvisor
• Explore the best of Jamaica with the Jamaica Combo Tour: Dunn’s River Falls and Bob Marley’s Nine Mile
• Don’t forget to try the jerk chicken at BUSHBAR

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Jamaica 🌿💚💛

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9. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is the very picture of leisure and the beaches are simply perfect: calm, warm waters that gently lap at stretches of fine white sand. Experience the thrills of a zip-line adventure, clap along with traditional Dominican music at a cultural performance, or explore the magical lagoons of the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park. Olivia Munn and Gabrielle Union recently visited.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel, designed by Oscar de La Renta: Tortuga Bay Hotel Puntacana Resort & Club from $398 per night on TripAdvisor
• Mega music star Julio Iglesias has a home close to Club Med and frequently holds concerts on the island
• Let the wait staff put you at ease at Lorenzillo’s Punta Cana

10. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Whether you’re a high roller or a low-key lounger, Las Vegas has something to suit your vacation taste. Travelers can sample fare from top chefs, get lucky at one of the world’s premier casinos, or take in a spectacular show on the Strip. Just ask Mariah Carey, Steve Aoki, Stephanie Shepherd and Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton who recently visited.

Where to eat, stay and play like a celeb:
• Lux hotel: The Mirage Hotel & Casino – from $169 per night on TripAdvisor
• Get a private table at Tao Restaurant and Nightclub
• Catch a glimpse of celebrity chef Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace

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#Vegas nights 🦋

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[Hotel pricing on TripAdvisor as of July 31, 2018.]

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