Few places are like Ibiza with more celebrities per square meter during the summer season. They can also be seen in Bali, Los Cabos and other paradisiacal places where they share space with tourists and paparazzi. However, even those celebrities, when the time comes to disconnect, prefer other places on the planet and not the most populous beaches.
Beyond mere curiosity, knowing where celebrities escape when they need to take a breather means discovering all kinds of wonderful corners with a common bond: peace and tranquillity. In them, they pass unnoticed and, incidentally, enjoy gastronomic, scenic and cultural charms. The most curious thing is that some have stayed that way for decades, hosting generations of celebrities for many years. These are the ones you should know!
Forte Dei Marmi (Italy)
Forte Dei Marmi is a coastal city of the Ligurian Sea in Tuscany presided over by a large marble fortress erected by Leopold II in the eighteenth century. It barely has 8,500 inhabitants who live above all on tourism (marble activity has been declining over the years and is no longer the port of departure for Carrara marble to other places). It attracts the attention of a high number of celebrities, especially Italians. Giorgio Armani, Elisabetta Gregoraci, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon… And foreigners like former basketball player Magic Johnson or actor Samuel L. Jackson retreat there. Its coquettish jetty on the sea, the houses crowded on the slope, ending in a dreamy beach; make this town a must-see.
Byron Bay (Australia)
Byron Bay receives its name because it is the bay formed by the Cape of Bron, the easternmost point of continental Australia. It barely has 5,000 inhabitants but among them none other than Chris Hemsworth and his family. As a whole, it is an environmental conservation park where, for example, you can spot humpback whales. Its lighthouse is one of the most recognized sites by those who visit it, who take advantage of it to do some surfing and diving, as well as enjoy its secluded beaches in the middle of nature, which are, according to Tripandtravelblog, some of the best beaches in Australia. It is considered one of the ‘most bohemian towns in the world’, which is a plus in a country that is already pure. Simple life, crafts, organic fruit and walks in the sand are some of the activities.
Guanacaste (Costa Rica)
There is a place that looks like the paradise depicted in books and legends in north-western Costa Rica. It corresponds to the province of Guanacaste and, without exaggeration, is an orchard of nature, peace, and tranquillity. It is not surprising, therefore that Christian Bale, Lindsay Lohan or Selena Gomez have chosen it as a getaway. Additionally, Jude Law celebrated his last birthday there. Jaco Beach, Herradura Beach or Puriscal are some of its fashionable places facing the Pacific. In addition to beaches and surfing, in Guanacaste, you can visit forest reserves, see the Arenal volcano and the path of Las Coladas de Lava and more.
Carmel del Mar (California, USA)
Less than 4,000 people appear in the census of Carmel de la Mar, in the Californian county of Monterrey. However, this beautiful corner of unparalleled scenic beauty, has been associated with Hollywood for many decades, and not for being the location of filming, but precisely for being where the famous actors moved to from the day to day life(Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Doris Day and Charlie Chaplin for example). Some of the celebrities rent luxury yachts to enjoy the time on the ocean, while, most of them have their own yachts docked but they don’t use them so often. Closer to San Francisco than to Los Angeles, its tourist offer summarizes what one expects from the luxury hedonistic life of the region: with many wine tastings, spaces to develop and buy plastic art (especially paintings and jewelry), quiet beaches in which to rest and events that, almost always, revolve around the local gastronomy.
Parrot Cay (Turks and Caicos)
Demi Moore is a lover of this corner of the Turks and Caicos, where she has been for years, with Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher, but not only her. Alex Rodriguez, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner when they were a couple also chose this destination. It’s easy to understand why. To begin with, it is a small island to which access is made only through the sea. All of it is part of a unique exclusive resort, which is reached after 35 minutes by boat from the main airport, Providenciales. There, fine white sand, a sanctuary of wildlife and the most exquisite rest await you. Legends say that this private island was the place of refuge of the pirate woman Anne Bonny in 1720. The resort is owned by Bruce Willis and Keith Richards, among others.
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