The large number of pictures being uploaded to social media sites such as Twitter showing celebrities lounging on the beach has had an impact on the collective psyche. It has made us all want to holiday like the stars.
And why not? When people work so hard throughout the year and only have short periods of time off the temptation to go on luxury holidays is unavoidable. So why not treat yourself like a celeb and head off to the Caribbean this year?
Barbados – Coleen Rooney and Rihanna
Recently the island of Barbados has seen the likes of Coleen Rooney, Simon Cowell and Olly Murs all taking their holidays there. Rihanna also joined them due to the fact that it is her home country and she has been fronting the latest marketing campaign for the destination.
Visitors may wish to spend their time in all manner of activities, such as scuba diving, jetskiing and swimming with turtles. The waters off the island are home to the leatherback and hawksbill varieties of turtle – the latter was once endangered but now has a much better outlook. Swimming with these animals is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
When it comes to food the place to dine in Barbados in Daphne’s, which offers Italian food of the highest quality and boasts A-list celebrities and royals amongst its clientele. Expect to be served local fish such as marlin as you star spot over lunch.
Puerto Rico – Pixie Geldof and Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Nick Grimshaw have all been spotted on the island of Puerto Rico this season, showing that there’s plenty to do for the younger crowd. Why not charter a yacht to explore the seas around the island and head off to remote beaches?
It also allows you to have the party onboard with extra privacy out to sea, but still the chance to sunbathe and relax in the hot Caribbean sun with beautiful crystal clear water all around.
Augusto’s Cuisine is the best fine dining offering in Puerto Rico and is situated within the Excelsior hotel, with some guests even commenting that it is near Michelin star standard. The chef has won several other awards and this is where the highest class of food is served on the island.
Hawaii – Katy Perry and Barack Obama
If it is good enough for the president of the United States of America then it is good enough for us! Hawaii has seen the likes of Barack Obama and Katy Perry enjoy its natural delights this year, making it a top destination within the luxury holiday market.
Also visiting the island recently have been Jude Law and Steven Tyler, with its wonderful reputation as the ultimate holiday getaway.
The Hawaiian Islands offer a great opportunity to be pampered as there are so many world-class spas set up offering myriad treatment options. A wonderful feature of the facials is that they contain local ingredients, such as papaya and honey ginger. Natural seawater and heated stone therapies will also help to melt any stresses away.
Head to Honolulu to experience Alan Wong’s fantastic foodie creations, as his establishment was voted number eight in Gourmet Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants in America list for 2006. It maintains its reputation for fine food and an excellent standard of service. Click here to find out more