Hollywood award season is underway for 2018, and celebs from George Clooney to Beyonce are prepping for one glitzy show after another. We’re talking hours of being pampered by hair and makeup experts, deciding which ridiculously expensive gown they want to wear, and being chauffeured from one after-party to another. We’re exhausted just thinking about it. After it all finishes in March, they need a holiday. But who can you spot where?
Escape to Mexico
Who’ll you’ll spot: Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Celine Dion, Gwyneth Paltrow
Mexico is a fave holiday destination in the celebrity world. The rich and famous head here in their droves thanks to the short flight time from Los Angeles and the year-round sun on both coasts. Most favour the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean Coast thanks to its prime location, just over an hour away from Cancun, and 20 minutes from the wild nightlife of Playa del Carmen. This part of Mexico flaunts beautiful white sand beaches lined with palm trees, Mayan ruins, and its own barrier reef. Keep an eye out for Oscar winners like Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts making the most of this destination.
Travel back in time in Sardinia
Who’ll you’ll spot: Lindsey Lohan, Mariah Carey, Sir Elton John, Rihanna, Zac Efron
It’s not unusual to stumble across swanky yachts in Sardinia, and Costa Smeralda is your destination for flashy, Hollywood types. Mariah Carey, Zac Efron, and Rihanna are just a few of the many celebs who have spent time on this Italian island, which still hangs on to its Spanish influence. Take a walk through Alghero on the north-west coast and you’ll see it in the architecture and the restaurants and cafes – some offer menus in Catalan and Italian.
Explore the provincial towns of the French Riviera
Who’ll you’ll spot: The Kardashians, Uma Thurman, Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss
Celebs love this stretch of coastline so much, they’ve moved in. With the likes of Cannes, Monaco, and St Tropez to make the most of, it’s not surprising that everyone from Bono to Bill Gates has a home here. The charming streets fill with markets and locals as much as they do millionaires, but you may spot Kim Kardashian and co out on the water or Kate Moss at one of the St Tropez clubs. But don’t fear – the Riviera still holds all of the French charm you’d expect.
Let go of your worries in Jamaica
Who’ll you’ll spot: Stevie Wonder, Jude Law, Eddie Murphy Kayne West
It’s not hard to see why the rich and famous love Jamaica. Gorgeous beaches, historical buildings surrounded by local markets, and the famous laidback approach to life – spend some time on the island and you’ll soon understand why Bob Marley said don’t worry, be happy. It’s been attracting stars for generations, too. Hollywood’s Grace Kelly and later, former U.S President John F. Kennedy both used to holiday here. These days, you’re more likely to see Jennifer Lopez in Negril relaxing after another awards ceremony, or Stevie Wonder in Montego Bay.