5 Exotic Vacation Spots Celebrities Love

Julia Millay Walsh

header-capru STAR POWER: Famously the favorite destination of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Italian island Capri continues to draw stars like Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mariah Carey, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Tommy Hilfiger, and the Ferragamo family. NOTED NIGHTLIFE: Practically hidden, Taverna Anema e Core is the most fashionable spot in town, with live regional music night after night and a dance floor rife with the rich and famous. For a more laid-back evening, head to piano bar Lanterna Verda. WHERE TO STAY: A luxury hotel set in a 19th century palace near the Piazzetta, Capri Tiberio Palace embodies mod-Mediterranean hospitality with its cool '60s-inspired design and artful accents. Still, its truly wonderful interiors are no match for the incredible coastal views outside its windows. MUST-VISIT SPOTS: The Blue Grotto, Capri Village. WHERE TO EAT: Waiters in pink waistcoasts at A Capannina serve up superb specialties like ravioli capresi and spaghetti alle vongole, and did we mention the wine list boasts more than 200 Italian and international wines? header-france STAR POWER: The French daily Figaro once said St. Tropez in the summer has the "greatest number of famous faces per square meter." The Olsen twins, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, Robert DeNiro, Elton John, Sting, Beyoncé, and countless other A-listers have all been known to visit the Provençal town. WHERE TO STAY: In the heart of the French Riviera, celebrated designer Christophe Pillet and hotelier extraordinaire Shahe Kalaidjian's Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez has a distinctive Provençal design on lush grounds, just a skip away from the beach. NOTED NIGHTLIFE: St. Tropez parties late, which is to say, all night long. Some of the famed addresses for reverly are Les Caves du Roy, VIP Room, and Papagayo. MUST-VISIT SPOTS: The Citadel, Quai Jean Jaurès, Place des Lices. WHERE TO EAT: The finest restaurant in town, Résidence de la Pinède has three Michelin stars, and its chef, Arnaud Donckele, was named French Chef of the Year last year. You'll pay a fortune, but it's worth it. header-mexico STAR POWER: A destination for the Hollywood elite of the '50s, Acapulco is seeing a revival with stars like Brad Pitt, Salma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas flocking there for a quick getaway from Los Angeles. WHERE TO STAY: With a vintage exterior that looks straight out of a midcentury movie, tropical rooms with large hammocks, outdoor living rooms, and private gardens, the retro-cool Hotel Boca Chica is the most relaxing place to escape. MUST-VISIT SPOTS: La Quebrada Clavadistas, Mural Diego Riviera, Fuerte de San Diego. NOTED NIGHTLIFE: Coco Wash, the stylish lounge of the Boca Chica has become one of the chicest late-night bar scenes in the area for trendy locals and hotel visitors. WHERE TO EAT: One of Acapulco's most exclusive restaurants, Kookaburra boasts picture-perfect views and local specialties like camarones en mole de tamarindo and rack de cordero. header-mykonos STAR POWER: The Kardashian-Jenner family took a high-profile trip to the Greek island last year. Other famous faces who've been spotted yachting round the island include Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, P. Diddy, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Harrison Ford, Matthew Williamson, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Roberto Cavalli. WHERE TO STAY: With a carefree '60s gypsy aesthetic and unbeatable views of the Aegean Sea, San Giorgio Mykonos is the epitome of bohemian luxury. NOTED NIGHTLIFE: The world-famous Paradise Club regularly has performances by top musicians and DJs like Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and Boy George. A little cocktail bar with a fashionable lounge scene, Caprice has been drawing the most beautiful people for 30 years. MUST-VISIT SPOTS: Paradise and Paranga Beaches. WHERE TO EAT: A local institution with no phone or sign, Kiki's on Agios Sostis Beach is a tavern with a simple yet mouthwatering menu of barbecue meat, rustic Greek salads, and flawlessly cooked fish of the day. header-spain STAR POWER: An influx of celebrities flock to this Spanish island during the summer. Some recent have included Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Goldie Hawn, Eva Longoria, and Sharon and Kelly Osbourne. NOTED NIGHTLIFE: Without a doubt, Puro Beach and Nikki Beach are the island's hottest beach clubs. When the sun goes down, Pacha Mallorca and are also places to see and be seen. WHERE TO STAY: In Mallorca's old town, Hotel Cort features serene, spacious, and inspiring suites and a luxurious rooftop pool. MUST-VISIT SPOTS: Deià Beach, Figuera Beach, Es Trenc Beach. WHERE TO EAT: A time-honored classic on the island, restaurant/bar/club Garito Café has been drawing trendy, avant-garde crowds with its art deco aesthetics, innovative menu, and top-notch tunes. Want to see what else celebs are up to? Visit our Celebrity tab. Photographs: 1. Capri Tiberio PalaceHôtel Sezz Saint-TropezHotel Boca ChicaSan Giorgio MykonosHotel Cort

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