Inside Celebs' Favorite Resorts: See Where Gwyneth Paltrow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Moss and More Vacation

Travel to the best luxe hideaways

By Brad Virata Jun 24, 2014 10:46 PMTags
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Ever wonder where A-listers go for a little rest and relaxation? Now, you can as we unveil the who, what, and where of the most star-studded resorts around the globe. Check out one of these luxurious resorts and you might find yourself dining next to one of the most sought after names in Hollywood. Read on to find out where they stay! 

Where: Molori Safari Lodge

Celeb Fans: Kate Moss, Lily Allen, Mischa Barton 

Molori Safari Lodge is situated deep within South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve and caters to the well-heeled, discerning traveler in search of absolute privacy, relaxation and a genuine connection to their local surroundings. Home to elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and over 350 species of birds each suite has a retractable glass wall so that you can truly experience the African wilderness at it's finest. Did we mention there is an infinity pool located in every suite?

Where: The Villa by Barton G

Celeb Fans: Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Donatella Versace 

When the former home of fashion designer Gianni Versace, now an exclusive boutique hotel opened to the public—the Kardashians were among the first to visit, natch. Extravagant, colorful and over-the top, the 10 suites—including Versace's old bedroom, now the Villa Suite—retain Versace's lavish style and opulence. Guests have private lounges, in-room spa services and their personal butlers. The rooms overlook the most iconic feature of the property, the Thousand Mosaic Swimming Pool: a 54-foot mosaic-tiled swimming pool lined in 24-carat gold designed by Versace himself. You can always stop by the Ocean Drive property just for an evening and enjoy a meal at Il Sole, its critically acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant where you will be served in Versace-designed dishware. 

Where: Esperanza

Celeb Fans: Gwyneth Paltrow, LeeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Aniston, Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio

Dramatically set on the bluffs overlooking two private coves at Punta Ballena near Cabo San Lucas, Esperanza is designed for guests seeking a truly luxurious getaway. The southern Baja subtropical desert climate offers a blissful 350 days of sunshine, warm temps and breathtaking views, making this resort an ideal year-round destination. Snorkle, sail or just relax on the beach and be sure to experience Cocina del Mar's local farm-to-table (or sea-to-table) deliciousness. 

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Where: The Four Seasons Florence

Celeb Fans: John Legend, Big Sean, André Leon Talley

In a city renowned for its art and history, Italy's The Four Seasons Florence has enough to impress and delight its guests without even stepping outside of their hotel. Looking for art? Renaissance artworks have been painstakingly restored and displayed throughout; you might even enjoy original frescoes in your own hotel room. How about history? It was formerly two Renaissance palaces, one of which was once a convent, and also boasts Florence's largest private gardens. Or feel free to just lounge by the pool and then dine at Michelin star rated restaurant, Il Palagio.

Where: The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Celeb Fans: Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Dame Helen Mirren

Overlooking Victoria Harbor with breathtaking views, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has been around for over 50 years and set the tone for a level of customer service and elegance you won't find anywhere else. With 10 restaurants and bars, there's a lot to choose from and you really can't go wrong. May we recommend Man Wah's signature dish of stir fried lobster, egg white, caviar, scallop mousse, beautifully sprinkled with gold leaf? We hear Spacey is a fan. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental has been dubbed one of Asia's best and will invigorate all of your senses. 

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Where: Aman Sveti Stefan

Celeb Fans: Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe

Montenegro lies on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Southeastern Europe between Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast and Albania to the southeast. Once a fortified village dating back to the 15th century, the island of Sveti Stefan is a uniquely atmospheric setting of cobbled lanes, quaint courtyards and remarkable sea views. If want to party like the stars from Hollywood's Golden Age, then a visit to Aman Sveti Stefan is as close as you can get. At the center of the island is a piazza complete with a historical church, tavern and a variety of shops where you can eat, drink, mingle or just enjoy the view of the Adriatic Sea. 

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Where: Kasbah Tamadot

Celeb Fans: Sir Richard Branson 

Per the reqeust of his mother Eve, Sir Richard Branson purchased this slice of heaven as his own private resort and residence that is now open to the public. Kasbah Tamadot (translation: soft breeze) is a fairy-tale castle set in the foothills of the Atlas mountains. The decor has a luxiourious Moraccann theme and is ultra-colorful and tastefully festive. Snow-capped Atlas mountains provide the picture-perfect vistas. Throw in mature gardens, a vegetable patch and a menagerie of animals (two camels, three donkeys and four mules) and it's very much like being a guest at someone's private estate. 


Where: Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Celeb Fans: George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Bar Rafaelli, Diane Kruger

This Los Cabos resort is Jennifer Aniston's favorite vacation spot; its peaceful and secluded location is perfect for A-listers that want a break from reality. With A luxury spa, 24-hour butler service, private infinity pools, and, of course, a private beach, it promises to truly be a "Window to Paradise." The drinks and food appear to come out of nowhere as the hotel has extensive underground tunnels for its staff. Each room has a telescope to watch the stars (the ones in the sky) and during migration season you can whale watch, enjoy snorkling or just lounge on the white sand. 

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Where: Amanpulo

Celeb Fans: Mariah Carey, Tom Cruise, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro

Set in its own private island in the Sulu Sea, guests have to be flown in to Amanpulo by private plane. You can stay in the beach casitas, which have private walkways that lead right to the beach, or there are the treetop casitas, situated above the tree line right in the middle of nature. Or enjoy the private villas right at the beach, each with its own pool, lounge, kitchen and your very own cook and housekeeper. When Emily VanCamp recently stayed at the Amanpulo, she tweeted about her relaxing holiday. With beaches known for soft white sand and the turquoise blue waters you can behold, it's easy to see why the Revenge star called it #paradise.