9 Celebrity Vacation Hot Spots You’ll Wish You Could Afford (PHOTOS)

Mary Hawkins | May 17, 2012 Home & Garden

Did you get bit by the vacation bug the minute the weather started getting a little warmer? I sure did. The instant the sun came out and the snow melted, I immediately started dreaming of lazy days spent relaxing on the beach without a care in the world.

But as much as I'd love to jet away to an undisclosed tropical location and sip mango daiquiris under a palm tree, this year my family is playing it pretty low key and heading to the coast of Maine a couple of times. It'll be relaxing and fun, but nowhere near as luxurious as the types of vacations celebrities take each year. (Lucky ducks!)

And A-listers aren't only fortunate because they can afford to travel to super swanky destinations. They're also very privileged because they are able to take trips completely on a whim -- as long as they reserve a private jet a few days in advance.

When I think celeb vacations, the first place that pops into my mind is definitely Hawaii. From Justin Timberlake to Cameron Diaz to Hilary Duff and Oprah, the Hawaiian islands are one of the hottest playgrounds of the rich and famous.

But there are plenty of other amazing destinations celebs flock to as well. Take a look at the photos below to see some of their top spots to unwind.

If you could hop on a plane this instant and travel to any location in the world, where would you go and why?


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  • Cabo San Lucas


    Jennifer Aniston & Jessica Simpson have rocked tiny bikinis and partied in Cabo plenty of times.

  • Jamaica


    Hey, mon! Head to Jamaica and you just might spot Simon Cowell or Charlie Sheen chilling out on the beach.

  • St. Barths


    St. Barths is the go-to destination for celebs who demand luxury and privacy. A-list fans of the tiny island include Alessandra Ambrosio, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, and Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom.

  • Aspen


    Not all celebs prefer fun in the sun. Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, and Rande Gerber & Cindy Crawford regularly visit Aspen, Colorado.

  • Fiji


    Fiji is a very popular A-list honeymoon spot. Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and Trista Sutter all celebrated their nuptials at Turtle Island Resort.

  • Anguilla


    Celebrities love Anguilla for its pristine beaches, crystal clear water, and luxurious villas. Courteney Cox & Jennifer Aniston are both huge fans of the island.

  • Dominican Republic


    The Dominican Republic is gaining popularity among A-listers because of its unspoiled beauty and all-inclusive resorts. The whole Kardashian clan just got back from a trip not too long ago.

  • Miami


    Celebs can't resist the warm temperatures of this hot spot right here in the good old U.S. of A. Keep your eyes peeled while sunning on South Beach and you just might spot Justin Bieber, Katie Holmes, or Jennifer Lopez.