2010 is very nearly here and with so many countdown’s being pushed out left, right and centre for best track, TV show or movie of the Noughties, we thought we should get in on some of the action and fill you in on the top places that the celebs headed to for their holidays over the last decade. From Simon Cowell to Michael Schumacher, Cheryl Cole to Angelina Jolie, we have all the celebs favourite holiday destinations covered!
Turkey – It is not so much of a secret these days and by staying separate from the Euro, celebs and your everyday holidaymakers can find some amazing holiday deals in Turkey. From its beautiful beaches to its bustling cities, Turkey is the perfect retreat for Kate Moss and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Caribbean – With stunning beaches, warm weather and plenty of sunshine a holiday to the Caribbean is hard to beat! Simon Cowell, otherwise known as the nasty judge on the X factor, loves the Caribbean so much that he has purchased a holiday home for £15million there! Perhaps we can expect to see Wayne and Coleen Rooney, Katy Perry and Amy Winehouse invited around for a house warming considering that they are all regular visitors to the Caribbean!
Italy – Rome is possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world; full of romance, spectacular sights and don’t forget the incredible food! Rome city breaks are popular for everyone and if you are heading over to the Italian capital keep your eyes peeled for the likes of Jamie Oliver, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake and George Clooney. If you are looking for a little less hustle and bustle, but still want that authentic Italian experience head to Sardinia and rub shoulders with Guy Richie, the producer of the latest blockbuster release of Sherlock Holmes.
Maldives – For a truly relaxing holiday in picturesque surroundings you really can’t beat the Maldives. Davina McCall, the Big Brother Host, is a regular visitor to the Maldives 1000+ islands; making it the perfect holiday destination for celebs that really want to escape from it all. Lily Allen, Phil Collins and Tamzin Outhwaite and are hooked on the Maldives unique beauty and friendly locals.
Majorca – The Baleariac Island of Majorca has long been a family holiday favourite with your average holidaymaker, but it is also hugely popular with the celebs! Actors Micheal Douglas and Catherin Zeta Jones own a home on the island and don’t forget about the tennis superstar, Rafael Nadal, who was born on the island. With its year round sunshine and closeness to the UK it means holidays to Majorca can be a quick getaway for anyone – you might even find Michael Schumacher cruising around the streets in his preparation for his return back to Formula 1!
Ibiza – It’s no secret that if you want to party, head to the clubs in Ibiza! Anyone who is anyone will head to the shores of this beautiful Spanish island to dance the night away to the beats of the world famous DJ’s. Katie Price, Paris Hilton and Kate Moss are regulars at Amnesia, Pacha, Space and Eden; so if you are looking to rub shoulders with celebs, holidays to Ibiza are a great choice!
Africa – From climbing mountains to adopting babies; so many celebs have visited Africa in the last decade and it seems they are discovering what a beautiful holiday destination it is. With the likes of Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles, Fearne Cotton and Gary Barlow all heading to Africa to scale the heights of the immense Kilamanjaro in aid of charity and Angelina Jolie and Madonna heading over there for a very different reason. What the celebs might’ve missed out on we will get the chance to appreciate; from searching for giraffes on a safari to relaxing on a stunning beach, there really is so much choice on holidays to Africa. Why not get a taster of this incredible continent with a trip over to South Africa for the World Cup…?
St Tropez – The young, rich and famous flock to St Tropez every year to relax in the sun of this glamorous sea side resort. While most of us have to settle for a hotel room, celebs opt for the more glitzy option of a yacht with Beyoncé and Jay-z, Kylie Minogue and Hugh Grant all choosing to spend their time on the crystal blue sea rather than on land.
Mexico – For fun in the sun, a holiday to Mexico can’t be beaten. Celebs flock to the incredible beaches at Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Cozumel and with luxurious resorts catering to their every need, they are kept very happy. Most recently the shores of Mexico have seen Rihanna sunbathing on them, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin strolling along them and Lilo partying on them.
Dubai – Nothing screams luxury more than Dubai and with its glitzy hotels it has been the place to be seen for the rich and famous in the noughties. With celebs such as David and Victoria Beckham, Robbie Williams and Pamela Anderson making the most of the sunshine and spending time at the Burj Al Arab and other lavishly decorate hotels; it’s no wonder why it’s so popular. Tiger Woods is also designing a golf course that will be part of a resort.