From Capri to Cabo and the Maldives to Miami, Hollywood’s stars know just where to go to get away from it all in fabulous style. And they don’t let a little thing like weather get in the way of year-round holidays to domestic and exotic destinations. Celebrities like Katy Perry, Penélope Cruz, and Leonardo DiCaprio find winter sun in some of the world’s most beautiful and popular paradise-like destinations. The difference between their holiday and yours is simply that they combine that beach paradise location with nearly unattainable sumptuous lodgings.
Some power players like George Clooney may go the private villa route when planning their sun-filled vacations, but plenty of stars book into exclusive and pricey suites in some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. One of the world’s most beautiful couples, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, have been photographed on more beaches than we can count, but they recently jetted to Rio de Janeiro’s shores for a lavish stay at the Copacabana Palace. Fellow supermodel Kate Moss found time to sun-worship in the Southern Hemisphere while on safari in South Africa, and Jennifer Aniston has been known to lounge by the sparkling infinity pool at Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico. And earlier this year, guests at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea had to wait in line behind Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the breakfast buffet.
While we’re sure there are a few celebrities who love a snowy holiday — we’ve seen a few brave A-listers skiing down slopes and piling on warm layers — for the most part, Hollywood’s rich and famous can be seen sunbathing on the sand and playing in the bright blue sea. So where are their choice spots for warming up in the winter sun? Read on for 12 celebrities’ not-so-secret sunny escapes.