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:
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.