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Top 10 A-List Celebrity Romantic Getaways

Many celebri­ties like to keep their love life under wraps, so it’s not sur­pris­ing that count­less celebri­ty cou­ples have often been spot­ted on roman­tic get­aways.

For many celebri­ty cou­ples, these roman­tic retreats are one of their few oppor­tu­ni­ties to spend qual­i­ty time togeth­er, away from their hec­tic work sched­ules, A-list events and hordes of fans. So when they do get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to escape on a roman­tic get­away, they ensure that the des­ti­na­tion they choose fits the bill per­fect­ly – just as these celebri­ty cou­ple get­aways do: 

1. Mal­dives

The pic­ture-per­fect Mal­dives is a hot spot for A-list celebri­ty cou­ples who want to cosy up in the pri­vate beach-side huts on the par­adise isles in the Indi­an Ocean.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Bey­once and Jay-Z, Nao­mi Camp­bell and Vladislav Doronin, Cather­ine Zeta Jones and Michael Dou­glas, Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, Eva Lon­go­ria, Jude Law, Pene­lope Cruz.

2. Dubai

The star of the Mid­dle East” boasts the world’s only sev­en-star hotel – the Burj Al Arab. With suites priced from US$2,000 up to US$28,000 per night, it’s no won­der celebri­ties often fea­ture on the hotel’s guest list.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Clau­dia Schif­fer, Michael Schu­mach­er, David and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, Ser­e­na and Venus Williams.

3. Italy

The food, the wine, the cul­ture, the art, and, of course, the romance, make Italy a top celebri­ty cou­ple get­away des­ti­na­tion. As an extra treat for their beloved, celebri­ty cou­ples can shop to their heart’s con­tent at Italy’s many world-renowned fash­ion hous­es.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jen­nifer Anis­ton, Sylvester Stal­lone.

4. Bar­ba­dos

As well as being renowned for being the birth­place of singer Rihan­na, this Caribbean island is also home to some of the world’s most spec­tac­u­lar white sand beach­es with their glit­ter­ing turquoise waters, as well as fine din­ing and swanky hotels.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Elton John, Prince Andrew, Sting, David and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, Will Smith, Tiger Woods.

5. Bahamas

Only 40 out of more than 700 of the islands of the Bahamas are inhab­it­ed. It’s no won­der then that it’s a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for celebri­ty cou­ples seek­ing pri­va­cy. When celebri­ties have had enough of soak­ing up the sun amid gor­geous beach­es, they can indulge in the islands’ glitzy nightlife.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Jen­nifer Hud­son, Car­rie Under­wood, Lily Allen.

6. Mia­mi

Fun-lov­ing celebri­ty cou­ples love head­ing to Mia­mi for some fun under the sun. Stars can go club-hop­ping all night long at South Beach, groov­ing to Latin beats.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Shaki­ra, Janet Jack­son, Gwen Ste­fani, Jen­nifer Lopez, Justin Tim­ber­lake, Cameron Diaz, Bey­once, Kate Moss.

7. French Riv­iera

One of the jew­els of the Mediter­ranean, the French Riv­iera, or Côte d’Azur in French, pro­vides for one of the most roman­tic back­drops in the world. It is dot­ted with many lux­u­ry hotels as well as pri­vate yachts.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Joan Collins, Lily Allen, Elton John, Eliz­a­beth Hur­ley, Cather­ine Zeta Jones and Michael Dou­glas, Brad Pitt and Angeli­na Jolie.

8. Mex­i­co

It may not be asso­ci­at­ed with glitz and glam­our, but Mex­i­co still attracts many celebri­ty cou­ples thanks to its warm sun and palm-tree lined beach­es. Its nightlife is anoth­er sell­ing point, and celebri­ties can often be found down­ing tequi­la shots in one of Mexico’s many bars and clubs.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Brit­ney Spears, Hei­di Klum, Sien­na Miller, Jen­nifer Anis­ton and John May­er.

9. Rio de Janeiro

The sec­ond largest city of Brazil is the per­fect place for celebri­ty cou­ples to get away from it all and let their head down. Whether celebri­ties are off to the flam­boy­ant Car­naval, to an action-packed foot­ball match, or to the beach to dance some sam­ba on the sand, Rio always guar­an­tees them a good time.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Nao­mi Camp­bell, Calvin Klein, Mick Jag­ger, Gise­le Bünd­chen.

10. Paris

No roman­tic get­away list would be com­plete with­out the world’s cap­i­tal of romance – Paris. When celebri­ty cou­ples are in the mood for romance, they head to the City of Lights – a place just as glam­orous, fash­ion­able, and famous as they are.

Celebri­ty sight­ings: Reese With­er­spoon and Jake Gyl­len­haal, Katy Per­ry, Dita Von Teese, Emma Wat­son.