You only have to look at the wealth of magazines, celebrity updates and TV shows that drown us to notice that we British have an insatiable appetite for spotting anything remotely related to the famous. The popularity of shows such as ‘I’m a Celebrity’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ have proven that you can never have enough exposure to the actors, musicians and TV personalities when it comes to getting a fix of fame. However, many of us will never get the opportunity to meet a celebrity in real life unless we deliberately seek out ways to bump in to them.
The good news is, by putting yourself in the way of potential celebrity hot spots, you stand a great chance of coming across some of your favourite famous people simply by being in the right place, at the right time. Here’s our pick of the top holiday destinations to provide your best possible opportunity for spying on celebrities…
Head off to Verbier for celebrity skiing
The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is a popular destination for A listers across the globe, providing great spotting opportunities both on and off piste. Rub shoulders with royalty, as Kate Middleton and her fiancé, and the Duchess of York have all graced the slopes, or take your chances on bumping in to people who own homes in the area, including singer James Blunt, and soul diva Diana Ross. Who knows, you may even bump in to Virgin boss Richard Branson, who owns a luxury chalet in the area – or, increase y our chances by renting his home for a smooth fifty thousand a week.
Hang out in Mexico for Hollywood-list holidays
For the best possible chance of bumping in to Hollywood royalty, you can’t do better than Mexico. Los Cabos in Baja California is a popular hotspot for celebrities looking for a nature fix. You could bump in to Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, John Travolta, Jay-Z and Beyonce as you stroll along the beautiful white beaches, head off for some scuba diving or do some whale watching.
Check out the rich and famous in Sardinia
The Emerald Coast of Sardinia is a beloved destination for a host of celebrities from comedians to singers. Jetting off to this beautiful destination could give you access to a host of footballers, Wags and millionaires, including Christine Bleakley, Louise Redknapp, Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch. Hang out with the richest people around by spending time at the Billionaire’s club, which is frequented by celebs including Naomi Campbell, Lenny Kravitz and Bruce Willis.
Bake in Barbados
Sun, sea, sand, and celebrities. You can’t get better than this heady mix of luxury and riches, and it’s all to be found in Barbados. A popular haunt for musicians including Mick Jagger and Elton John, sports stars including the Beckhams and Tiger Woods, and TV celebrities including Simon Cowell and Lindsay Lohan, you can get the holiday of a life time while you spend time dining in fine restaurants, building a killer tan and chilling out spotting A listers in your spare time.