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Luxury holiday destinations of the rich and famous

Curious to know which luxury holiday destinations the rich and famous jet off to? We’ve uncovered their favourites to provide you with some luxury holiday inspiration. As the coronation of Charles III and Camilla approaches we first looked at where they like to visit.


Holiday in the Galapagos Islands like King Charles III and Camilla

Luxury holiday destinations don’t come much better than watching wild animals on uninhabited volcanic islands and a Galapagos cruise holiday and tour can offer you just that!

Luxury Galapagos tours can include:

  • Eating lunch in subtropical gardens.
  • Observing unique animal and plant species such as giant tortoises, iguanas, penguins, frigate birds, waved albatross, blue-footed boobies, and a wealth of rare flora.

The cost of a Galapagos holiday will depend upon which mode of transport you use to travel around the islands. It will also depend on what time of year you go, as well as which Galapagos package holiday you book. There are many to choose from – such as a Galapagos diving holiday for the adventurer in you. Another place to go diving is The Maldives.

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A luxury Indian Ocean holiday for the Beckham’s

The Maldives is one of the best luxury destinations a footballer can take his family to. When guests are not lounging on immaculate white sand, next to crystal clear blue waters, they’re being pampered in style, cocktail in hand, at a luxurious authentic Asian spa. There is also the National Geographic dive centre where you can learn to dive and become PADI certificated on holiday.

Top all-inclusive holiday resorts on the Maldives include:

  • The One & Only Reethi Rah resort
  • Kuramathi resort in the Maldives
  • The Six Senses Laamu
  • The Lux South Ari Atoll
  • The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

In contrast, if you’d prefer a private villa to a resort, take inspiration from Michael Douglas.


The best luxury beach vacation for Michael Douglas

The best vacation an acclaimed producer and actor can enjoy is their own luxury estate in Mallorca for a long Spanish holiday in the sunshine. In fact, Douglas celebrated 30 years holidaying on the island in 2019 within his S’Estaca estate, Valldemossa, which he bought in 1989.

If you’d like to spend some time soaking up the sun in a luxurious villa, the best villas in Mallorca can be found in:

  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Alcudia
  • El Arenal
  • Playa de Palma

On the other hand, George Clooney prefers a villa holiday in Italy…

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George Clooney’s Lake Como Villa

One of the most luxurious Italian holiday destinations is Lake Como – found in the north. It sits gracefully surrounded by vivid scenery, against the foothills of the Alps. In 2002, Clooney loved the location so much that he purchased his own villa, to own a little slice of Lake Como for himself.

Stay in a Lake Como resort as a base to enjoy sailing around the waters. You can also jump on a bus, for excursions to:

  • Milan
  • Bellagio
  • Lugano
  • St Moritz

Places to stay in Lake Como include:

  • Allegro Terminus Hotel
  • Palace Hotel
  • Filarial Hotel
  • Grand Imperial Hotel
  • Hotel Florence

Another luxury holiday destination on the waters edge is St Tropez.

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It’s a trip to Saint Tropez, South-eastern France for Bono

Holidays in St Tropez along the French Riviera, have been enjoyed by the U2 frontman since he bought a beautiful sea-front coral mansion, with a private beach. He’s now regularly seen by the locals in this serene fishing village for his holidays in France.

Start a St Tropez vacation by taking a short flight to Nice. While there, drift around on a yacht in the sunshine or walk to the historic Place aux Herbes. Here, you can sample local fruits, vegetables, and fresh fish from the farmers market.

St Tropez holidays are not cheap during the heat of the summer. However, flights and accommodation are more affordable outside of peak season. Go in May for the annual Bravade festival for dancing, singing, and plenty of eating and drinking.

However, if you’re looking for a little more heat on holiday head to Havana like Mick Jagger.

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Enjoy the heat of Havana like Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones played on this Caribbean island in 2016. To ensure the gig went off with a blast, Jagger visited the island beforehand. He famously stopped at a private club called the Shargi La bar & restaurant and posed for pictures with staff.

Since the concert, Cuba has emerged as a popular tourist destination, with a selection of some of the best Caribbean vacation resorts.

If you want more than a poolside luxury holiday Cuba has the best of both worlds. Try an excursion such as the Varadero to Havana tour. Usually, travellers spend two nights in an all-inclusive resort in Havana, Cuba. Plus, a week in Varadero. Havana is around 130 km away from Varadero, so can be visited by bus.

The difference between Havana and Varadero is that Varadero is a beach lover’s dream because its home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. On the other hand, Havana is draped in vivid colours, architecture, and cultural style.

Will you book a luxury family holiday destination? For more inspiration visit the Luxury Travel Magazine website which also provides more information about reading the small print on your travel insurance policy.

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