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22 Hidden Spots Celebs Travel To So They Can Dodge The Paps

If you had all the money in the world, where would you go? Probably somewhere far from greedy hands and prying eyes. Celebrities with cash to blow often choose remote, secluded, and oh-so-private vacation destinations just for that reason. Who can relax with people keeping track of your every move, right? Blow off the paparazzi (or your exes, or your boss) at an amazing resort that’s completely separate from the rest of the world.

Your own personal hideaway can be found by browsing the ritzy selection of celebrity favorites. There’s no better way to find out how private a space is than to learn whether uber-private celebs have stayed there. We’re not talking about celebrities that can get away with walking the streets of a busy city with nobody knowing, or caring, who they are. We’re talking about the Beyoncés and Britney Spears' of the world, the celebs who can’t set foot in a city without being hounded by paps and fans. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to travel abroad, you won’t find them staying at a Hilton Garden Inn. Celebs of this status need to find places that go above and beyond to ensure that their privacy is protected.

Sometimes, a resort can fill this need by having super heightened security and exclusive access rules. In other cases, a hotel’s simple geographical location can ensure that it’s kept away from busy streets and meddling tourists. Whether secluded by nature or by design, we’ve rounded up a list of the 22 most frequented spots that celebrities visit to hide out from everyone else. Find your favorite below.

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22 Molori Safari Lodge, South Africa - Mischa Barton, Lily Allen And Kate Moss

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Ever wondered how stars take international trips without being tracked by all the tabloids? Some of them head all the way to South Africa’s chic retreat, the Molori Safari Lodge. Mischa Barton, Lily Allen, and Kate Moss are just a few celebrities to have experienced African wildlife and luxury via this elite destination.

A private South African Safari is part of each guest’s experience at the Molori Safari Lodge. Imagine hopping in a jeep and rolling through sub-Saharan scenes of elephants, white rhinos, cheetahs, and buffalo grazing in the fields. Maybe you should plan a vacation here right after the new live-action Lion King comes out and live your full safari fantasy. Or maybe re-watch Black Panther and get inspired by African pride and stunning landscapes. At the Molori, you can see the rolling hills and gorgeous wildlife for yourself.

By night, the Molori offers guests the chance to stargaze in its observatory and take in the constellations of the wide African sky. The best part? Well, this lodge is so far off the beaten path that you can feel completely comfortable hanging out in cargo shorts or a bikini with absolutely no chance of running into an ex, an in-law, or any single person you do not want to vacation with. Just kick back in one of the Molori’s five luxury suites and say “Hakuna Matata.”

21 Eden Rock, St. Barth’s - Mick Jagger, Tom Hanks And John Lennon

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Eden Rock has celebrity-studded villas with 16,000-square-foot master suites. Villa Rockstar and Villa Nina are the favorite choices of celebs like Mick Jagger and Tom Hanks, and John Lennon himself recorded Imagine on studio equipment on the premises. Along with that original recording space, Eden Rock offers its elite guests

a private gym, film screening room, private dining room that can serve up to 12 of the guest’s friends, multiple pools, a pool table and bar, and the use of one of the hotel’s own Mini Coopers for day trips while they stay. It’s also got plenty of arts and culture to keep you entertained within the hotel’s walls, like an art gallery of rotating exhibits and historic architectural cloisters. Villas are multiple levels high, offering its high-rolling guests exclusive access to every floor.

It seems like an ideal spot for both relaxation and inspiration. Great minds like SNL’s Lorne Michaels (and of course, John Lennon) have chilled out by the seaside to clear their minds and come up with new creative pursuits. If you’re looking to stimulate your creative energies in a richly cultural and serene environment, then you can’t go wrong by booking a room at Eden Rock.

20 COMO Parrot Cay, Turks And Caicos - Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner's Private Beach Wedding

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This destination is so gorgeous, sunny, and ultra-secluded that it could have easily been higher on this list. Unfortunately, all of the famous couples who we’ve read have vacationed here ultimately broke up. This could mean nothing, but it doesn’t exactly set the scene for a romantic getaway where you live like the stars. You and your main squeeze probably don’t want to model your trip after Ashton and Demi’s, Hugh Heffner and the House Bunnies’, or Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s. The latter even got married right on the hotel’s private beach, and we all know how that turned out.

Breakups aside, COMO Parrot Cay seems like a great place for anyone who doesn’t want any chance of running into stray tourists or other couples during their trip. In order to vacation on this 1,000-acre private island, you need to hop into a boat and commute to your room by foot. No cars are allowed—they would spoil the mile-long white sand beach! This one rule guarantees that only those who have paid for their villa and boat trip can make it across to their rooms.

The rooms here are total Turks and Caicos luxury. They’re big and spacious so you can feel the salty ocean breeze even while relaxing indoors. Whitewashed walls capture all the sunlight the island has to offer, and teak antiques offer a driftwood-filled shabby-chic vibe to the main living spaces. Step from the terracotta floor into your own four-poster bed and breathe in the full extent of your extravagant surroundings.

19 Hotel Lone, Rovinj, Croatia - Naomi Watts And Gwyneth Paltrow

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Go to it alone at Lone in bright urban Croatia. Hotel Lone is a celebrity hotspot because it combines an offbeat design aesthetic with a focus on promoting overall health and wellness.

Its exterior architecture has been designed to look like a massive cruise ship sailed over to Croatia’s shores and parked among the trees. Surrounded by a lush forest, you’re sure to get the exact kind of serene seclusion you’re looking for from your next European vacation.

Others who’ve enjoyed the quiet life at Hotel Lone include Naomi Watts, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the Trumps. Parts of the Princess Diana biopic Diana were filmed on its grounds, and we believe that she would have loved the privacy and luxury of this hotel if it existed in her time.

The hotel is a short walk from Mulini Beach and includes a nightclub, multiple restaurants, a spa, hot tubs, and a casual café right within the hotel. You don’t need to travel far from your bed to enjoy a wide range of luxury activities which all keep you hidden away in this gem of a resort. If you ever find yourself wanting to escape from the world and head to the old country, Hotel Lone beckons you!

18 Mykonos Grand, Greece - Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio And Benedict Cumberbatch

Mykonos is a Greek Island famous for attracting Hollywood’s top actors and actresses both on and off the screen. On screen, you’ve seen it as the setting for movies like Mama Mia and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Off screen, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Benedict Cumberbatch are frequent visitors. Even Mariah Carey, the diva herself, considers Mykonos to be a worthy vacay destination.

You can probably easily picture Mykonos in your imagination. Think whitewashed walls on stacks and stacks of seaside houses, cyan blue waters, and ancient Adriatic architecture. Of all the lovely Grecian hotels available to stars with money to burn, the most private celebs choose to stay at the Mykonos Grand. It’s just remote enough to offer celebs a slice of paradise with its own private beach, lavish lobby, and secluded rooms. It even has a cocktail bar where stars relax to watch the iconic Mykonos sunsets.

It’s a good thing that this upscale resort is beyond the reach of most paparazzi because its services could make for some scandalous photographs. You’d definitely want complete privacy while enjoying the outdoor pool, yoga classes, and rainfall showers. Picture unwinding in your own personal hot steam room and recline on your oceanview balcony. Pure private bliss.

17 Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy - Reese Witherspoon Honeymooned With Husband Jim Toth

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Positano is a hidden gem of an Italian city for international tourists. Villas are multi-colored and mosaicked, with historic church domes and Tyrrhenian seascapes. The scenes are so photogenic that some celebs have revealed their private vacation locations through Instagram posts from Positano. Their views of the city below could only come from one super exclusive hotel, the Le Sirenuse.

The hotel is set into a hillside overlooking the Amalfi Coast. Even if you’ve never been to the gorgeous and glamorous Amalfi Coast, you’ll recognize its name from loads of rap songs about living the high life. It welcomes swarms of celebs every year, including Shay Mitchell, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Palermo, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Reese Witherspoon honeymooned on the Amalfi Coast with husband Jim Toth, and the pair chose to stay exclusively at La Sirenuse.

Because of the hotel’s proximity to the water, it’s an ideal vacation spot for celebs with yachts. And really, which top celebrities don’t have yachts? Poppy Delevingne loves the region so much that she created the hashtag #Poppytano to commemorate her connection to Positano, where the hotel is located. If you choose to stay at La Sirenuse, consider hashtagging your ‘grams with #WhenInPositano to be sorted alongside elite celebs like Giovanna Battaglia and Rachel Zoe.

16 The Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta - Prince William And Kate Stayed Here (Baby-Free)

If you know anything about the luxurious lifestyle in Canada, then you know that Fairmont Chateau hotels are the place to go for luxury accommodations from coast to coast. Every major Canadian city offers its own take on Fairmont elegance, from Ottawa’s location with castle-like exteriors that rival the Parliament buildings to the famous location that stands like a modern gem in the heart of centuries-old Quebec City. Fairmont Banff Springs lives up to its family name, offering you world-class luxury at the peak of one of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

It’s modeled after a Scottish castle, which might be why royalty feels so at home here. Prince William and Kate stayed here baby-free during their royal visit to Canada in 2011. Other guests have included Alec Baldwin, Glenn Close, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Douglas, and Catherine Zeta Jones. Baldwin has been a guest of the Fairmont Banff Springs more than five times. As he told the Calgary Sun, “I always tell people it’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.”

The destination could leave the same impression on you. It’s attached to Banff National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site with truly awe-inspiring views to behold. The hotel itself gives guests plenty to do, like browse its library or relax in front of its fireplace and listen to tunes played on the living room’s grand piano. So cool.

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15 Spring Creek Ranch, Wyoming - Matthew McConaughey, Jim Carrey And Uma Thurman

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Who would have guessed that celebs like to hide out in middle-of-nowhere Wyoming? It makes sense when you consider the privacy factor. Unlike in New York or L.A. which are swarming with paparazzi 24/7, you’re unlikely to find a stray photographer stalking celebrities in Middle America. But Wyoming has a lot of charm to offer that larger city’s just don’t bring to the table. Cowboy culture, anyone?

Spring Creek Ranch is smack dab in the middle of a rugged rural landscape that’s home to coyotes, elk, eagles, and a smattering of other countryside creatures. If you look closely, you might spot a celebrity or two among the wildlife! Sandra Bullock and Ron Howard are the site’s most regular celeb visitors, but Matthew McConaughey, Jim Carrey, and Uma Thurman have all stayed here too.

The Ranch’s appeal is its roomy suites with cowboy-couture vibes. Its interiors are a perfect blend of elegant and rustic with cathedral ceilings made of local fir, spruce, and pine wood. Giant stone fireplaces keep guests warm and toasty. Nothing could be cozier than a ranch nestled in a mountain range. Outdoor activities also abound, and celebrities love the wildlife sanctuary on site. Become one with nature (sans paparazzo) at Spring Creek.

14 The Little Nell, Aspen - Beyoncé And Jay-Z

Aspen has long been a top tourist destination for American elites. Celebrities know that if you want to escape to Aspen without getting swarmed by paparazzi, you should stay at The Little Nell.

It’s relatively small for a luxury hotel (hence ‘little’) with 92 rooms. Claim one of the 92 and you’re likely to rub shoulders with some famous figures like regulars Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Katie Couric, and Antonio Banderas.

It has a living room space that feels like it’s right out of a 60’s spy movie. The original Pink Panther film’s luxurious ski lodge look is all around, drawing out celebs like Britney Spears and Heidi Klum to warm themselves by a massive fireplace. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have also graced The Little Nell with their presence over the years.

If you vacation here, be sure to take advantage of the five-star dining options offered by the hotel. Truffle fries, beef tartar, dry-aged duck breast, king crab, and butter-poached lobster are just a few dishes available to guests of The Little Nell. Restaurant too crowded for your taste? Order room service and dine in sweet solitude among stylish ‘Aspen casual’ furnishings in your own room. Consider taking a dip in the rooftop pool or laying out in the mountain air while you wait.

13 The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida - Tennis Center Is A Major Draw For Roger Federer And Serena Williams

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If you’ve ever been to a beach in Florida, then you know that privacy can be hard to find. This Ritz-Carlton hotel is just a ten-minute drive from busy Miami, but somehow, it feels like it’s a world away. Paparazzi is kept at bay by a seven-mile private beach only accessible by the hotel’s guests and staff. Yes, you read that right, a seven-mile private beach.

Any celebrity’s trip to Miami is perfected by the Ritz-Carlton’s location. They can take in all the action happening in Miami and then escape to their own uber private quarters in no time. Celebs who’ve taken advantage of this hotel’s private reputation include Whitney Houston, Anna Wintour, Bill Murray, Michael Kors, Simon Cowell, Martha Stewart, and Conan O’Brien. The hotel’s adjacent Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center is also a major draw for pro players like Roger Federer and Venus and Serena Williams.

Hit up this hotel if you want to soak up Miami’s sun and enjoy a rum cocktail on one of your own private terraces overlooking the beach. The hotel offers more than 50 varieties of rum at its Havana-themed bar! Then, put on your pap-blocking sunglasses and head into the nearby city center for some mojitos and croquetas at Miami’s best restaurants.

12 St. Regis Bora Bora, Tahiti - Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban (Multiple Honeymoons)

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A private beachside resort overlooking the crystal waters of Bora Bora. Now that’s what we’re talking about. The St. Regis Bora Bora is less than ten years old but has already made a splash on the celebrity vacation scene.

It offers beachfront villas with lounges, private gardens, open-air showers, infinity pools, a chef on-call, and butler service.

It’s built on a beautiful French Polynesian lagoon just 3 kilometers away from the Mount Otemanu volcano. Fans of natural history can behold the amazing volcano with their own eyes and reach it by boat from the resort. Fans of man-made history can visit the Bora Bora WWII Guns, a historic site just 2 kilometers from the St. Regis.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban stayed in St. Regis’ Royal Estate Villa for one of their multiple honeymoons (of course, these celebs couldn’t just have one honeymoon) and enjoyed the full St. Regis experience. This means a personal chef, private pools, and ultra glam scenery. Take a hottie to Tahiti and feel guarded against any paparazzi or unwanted tourists. With the hotel’s complete commitment to protecting its A-lister guests’ privacy, you can trust that what happens at the St. Regis, stays at the St. Regis.

11 Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, France - Emily Ratajkowski

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Whenever Cannes Film Festival season comes around, celebrities from all over the world flock to the French Riviera’s most private and luxurious hotel, which is the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. This has been the case for almost a hundred years. A-list celebrities come to see their films premiere at Cannes and dodge the paps by checking into their own private rooms at this elegant hotel.

Historic guests include John F. Kennedy, and modern years have brought out everyone from Katy Perry, to Orlando Bloom, to Will Smith, to Jessica Chastain, to Tobey McGuire, and to a flock of Victoria’s Secret Angels. Don’t be surprised to see this hotel’s scenery in the background of shots on Emily Ratajkowski or Coco Rocha’s Instagram accounts.

Not only does the hotel play host to these stars overnight, but it also invites celebrities to visit for black-tie affairs like the amFAR Galas and De Grisogono Parties. Hotel de Cap-Eden-Roc is just 15 minutes from the city of Cannes and an even shorter trip to France’s Picasso Museum, but we’d be surprised if you wanted to spend any time away from this hotel’s luxury villas. The sea views are unforgettable from terraces, balconies, and lounges. Everything is private. A private pool, a private butler, what more could you need for an elite French holiday?

10 Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire UK - Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

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It couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly had some of their first dates at this stunning, top ten, paparazzi-free hotel destination! Then, in March of 2018, Meghan hosted her bridal shower on this ultra-private and stylish little resort. You can enjoy the same surroundings that helped her royal romance bloom at the Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, England.

This hotel’s former guest list includes the whole who’s-who of British celebrities, ranging from models Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Kate Moss, and Cara Delevingne to soccer star and Spice Girl David and Victoria Beckham. It’s just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of London and Oxford to attract visitors seeking a little rustic glamour.

Even when celebrities aren’t staying the night here, they often pop by to relax by the calm waters and grab a bite and a drink in the Soho Farmhouse’s renowned restaurant space.

Stay here if you’re a fan of English countryside charm, boat rides, sunlight walking paths, and peace and quiet. Come alone if you find yourself in England and in need of a good quiet rest. Better yet, bring a new partner who you’d like to turn into a life partner. It worked for Meghan!

9 Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, Los Cabos - Jessica Simpson And Jennifer Lopez

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This resort is an introvert’s paradise. Don’t want to deal with a stressful front desk? Check in via your own personal butler, assigned to help you get everything you need at a moment’s notice. Want to stay in and read your vacation days away? The hotel offers advanced copies (!) of highly-anticipated books for its guests to peruse long before the general public can consume them.

It’s a great place to travel to alone (if you want to be alone) or bring a close circle of friends to if you want to experience Mexico’s most awe-inspiring landscapes with friends. Think mountains, deserts, and oceans all at your doorstep. The infinity pools at this resort will give you views you’ll never forget. Take it from Jessica Simpson, who told Rolling Stone that a Las Ventanas infinity pool is one of her favorite places in the world.

Jennifer Lopez is also a huge fan. She lives it up Latina-style with open-air massages offered by the resort. Fergie, Harrison Ford, Kevin Costner, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio all love to stay in the sunny seclusion of Las Ventanas. Leo is kind of a leisure lifestyle icon of ours (how is he always on vacation?) so we’re happy to follow in his sandy footsteps anytime.

8 Round Hill Hotel And Villas, Jamaica - Even The Owners Are Celebs

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Have you ever heard of the movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back? It’s an essential 90’s viewing! Here’s a quick rundown of the plot if you haven’t seen it. A lady named Stella gets dumped and feels bummed out about life. Her friends make her go on a trip (to Round Hill!) in an effort to help her cheer up and feel like herself again. Stella lives it up in Jamaica, lands a few babes, and (you guessed it) gets her groove back. It’s basically a less bougie version of Eat, Pray, Love.

The magic of this resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica was able to completely transform Stella’s life! These days, dozens and dozens of celebrities head to Round Hill to get their Stella on.

Paul McCartney, Michelle Williams, Mena Suvari, Gabrielle Union, Emma Watson, Nicole Miller, Patrick Dempsey, Sigourney Weaver, Russell Simmons, and the one and only Shaggy have all lived it up on this little island.

Even the owners of Round Hill are celebrities, so you know they make privacy a top priority. Ralph Lauren currently owns a piece of it along with Jamaican celeb Merlene Ottey. Betsey Johnson used to have a hand in it as well. If it attracts designers, it’s gotta be chic!

7 Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia - Heidi Klum, Justin Timberlake And Queen Latifah

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Surprised to see a snowy destination on this list? Well, not all celebrities are sun-obsessed, are they? If you had all the money in the world, wouldn’t you get bored of tropical destination after tropical destination too? Sometimes, it’s nice to switch it up, and that’s what celebrities choose to do when they frequent the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. This snowy British Columbian coastal destination offers the ultimate choice for any west-coast vacay during any season of the year.

Heidi Klum, Justin Timberlake, and Queen Latifah have all chosen to stay in the Fairmont Chateau and explore its spectacular grounds. The Rocky Mountains and nearby glacial landscape make for unforgettable views fit for any celebrity Instagram. The hotel itself is set into the base of Blackcomb Mountain. It’s accessible by car, helicopter, and skis! A “ski-in, ski-out” option is available for guests who want to ride the slopes right into their hotel lobby.

Skiing is a major draw for this hotel, so if you’re into winter sports, then this destination is a must-see. You’ll be steps away from world-famous ski and snowboard sites where winter Olympians train year-round. Thankfully, the mountain range, climate, and distance from Hollywood will keep you, celebs, and Olympians all safe from the public eye.

6 Setai South Beach, Florida - Beyonce, Lenny Kravitz And Mary J. Blige

This place has about ten things you didn’t know you needed from your hotel. Check into the 40th floor penthouse suite for access to a rooftop infinity pool, multiple coral Jacuzzi tubs, a Steinway piano, and most surprisingly, a recording studio. It’s not just any recording studio either. Step inside to witness a space that has recorded iconic tracks by Beyonce, Lenny Kravitz, Mary J. Blige, and more. All of these celebs have enjoyed the luxury and privacy of Setai South Beach Hotel.

It’s easy to see why this stylish space would appeal to celebrities. The décor is the height of South Beach sophistication, blending aquatic accents with chic zen-style Asian design principles. Think simple yet opulent and completely authentic.

The bricks and columns making up the hotel’s main lobby all come from Shanghai, and its courtyard features ponds of local tropical fish. It’s the perfect place to escape from the world and relax in style.

This hotel is a favorite of celebs trying to escape both paparazzi and cold weather in the winter months. Tom Brady and Gisele are known to head south to Setai when it gets cold in New England. Leonardo DiCaprio and Bono also frequent the penthouse with their own personal entourages of celebrity friends.

5 The Giri Residence, Ibiza - Jade Jagger and Kate Moss

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You know Ibiza as the hot young party capital of the world. It’s hard to name a Hollywood starlet who hasn’t been seen partying poolside at one of Ibiza’s raunchy resorts. If you’ve never experienced this side of Ibiza, well, we recommend that you check it out! But if you’re looking for more of a chilled-out vibe than what mainstream Ibiza vacation packages offer, consider booking yourself and your people into a suite at The Giri Residence.

That’s what the more reserved celebrities do when they want to soak up Spanish sun and culture without getting swamped by paps and drunk tourists. The reason for this is location, location, location. The north side of the island of Ibiza is where the party’s at. The Giri Residence is in the outskirts of San Juan—still on the island but far enough from the main tourist district that you can actually catch some sleep here. A secret bonus: San Juan isn’t too far from the island’s up-and-coming bar scene on the southern coast. So if you get hungry for some nightlife, then you can find yourself in a hip urban neighborhood that’s just a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

Famous visitors to The Giri Residence include Jade Jagger and Kate Moss. Unlike Ibiza regulars like Justin Bieber, Ruby Rose, and reality show alumni from Jersey Shore and The Hills, Jade and Kate have managed to stay pretty under the radar, thanks to this peaceful boutique hotel. It offers pure escapism in a tropical hideaway fit for any savvy traveler.

4 Belmond Villa San Michele, Italy - Kim And Kanye (And More)

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Remember when Kim and Kanye had their wedding in Florence? Remember all the paparazzi shots of their first moments as newlyweds? No? Well, that’s because they kept (briefly) out of the public eye by staying at the Belmond Villa San Michele.

The couple said their vows and then stayed at this villa, which is perched on a Cliffside overlooking the entire Florentine city. Guests have a perfect panoramic view of all the attractions that make Florence spectacular, from the Duomo cathedral to the Palazzo Vecchio. The building itself used to be a monastery from Renaissance times, and the front of the building is fabled to have been designed by Michelangelo himself.

These days, the villa hosts gallery exhibitions of modern artists and local street artists. Its spectacular view and historic artistry have drawn guests even more famous than the Kardashian-Wests. Prince Charles and wife Camilla Parker Bowles had a recent royal visit. Julia Roberts has also stayed in it, and so has rock superstar Elton John.

The Belmond Villa has just 15 rooms, all with rich history and glamorous décor. Claim your room and take in all the sites Florence has to offer from a safe distance away in your own private paradise.

3 Rock House Harbour Island, Bahamas - Robert De Niro, Colin Farrell, Cher

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Cher in flip flops. Cher. In. Flip flops. That’s the mental image you need to picture when thinking about the Rock House. Some of the world’s most famous and iconic celebrities come here to get completely laid-back. Cher herself takes off a wig or two and goes full casual on this island in the Bahamas. No paparazzi in site, just authentic local people who treat everyone the same and a great hotel staff that treats everyone like a star. Cher and her fellow celebs feel comfortable doing that because the locals really couldn’t care less about who is visiting.

“Princes and plumbers mix, and Bahamians don’t care if you’re a big star,” says Walace Tutt, a builder and frequenter of the hotel. “The island is unique because there is no paparazzi.”

Robert De Niro, Colin Ferrell, Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley, and supermodel Elle MacPherson have all enjoyed the casual seclusion of Harbour Island. It’s a sizable three miles long with suites varying in terms of remoteness. Whether you want to live it up with the locals or stay a few steps away from the party, you’ll find a room you love (alongside potential celebrity friends) at the Rock House.

2 One&Only Palmilla, Cabo - Gerard Butler, Sheryl Crow And Jennifer Aniston

Why call this resort One&Only? Well, it’s obvious. There’s just no other place that can offer the same spectacular one-in-a-lifetime experiences and elegant tropical surroundings to celebrities and simple folks alike. With a hefty price tag, it does attract more celebs than simple folks, but still! If you ever get the chance to stay at this Cabo San Lucas resort, TAKE IT.

You’ll be in good company, for sure. Former guests at the One&Only include Gerard Butler, Sheryl Crow, and Jennifer Aniston. Aniston celebrated her 41st birthday here with an exclusive set of guests like Friends alum Courteney Cox. We can totally imagine Monica hitting the beach and getting those questionable white lady cornrows here. It’s the kind of place that she and Rachel would visit on a dream girls trip for the ultimate seclusion away from Ross, Chandler, and the stresses they (fictionally) experienced in busy NYC.

Every single room in the One&Only features delightful and useful surprises! Check into a cozy bungalow and find a real telescope set up at your window for stargazing. Recline on a beachside daybed and find whale families swimming casually in your vicinity. There are so many opportunities to take fantastic pictures with friends and wildlife at the One&Only. The only pictures not allowed are the ones the paps wish they could take on this five-star luxury vacation property.

1 Sandy Lane, Barbados - Tiger Woods And Rihanna 

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Tucked away in St. James, Barbados, Sandy Lane is a luxury compound of vacation villas that are between 8,000 and 9,500 square feet each. How could something so huge stay so hidden? The properties are owned and managed by people who make privacy their top priority.

You can trust that nobody will get close enough to bother you here. Number one, no paparazzi could afford to set foot on this island. Number two, the space is frequented by none other than Beyoncé and Jay-Z, a couple so famously private that we've barely even seen proper photos of their twins yet.

Other visitors to Sandy Lane have included Rihanna, Chloe Green, and pre-scandal Tiger Woods with his then-wife, Elin Nordgren. They took advantage of the luxury property’s exclusive golf course. If you’re not into golf, think of this 18-hole greenspace as your own personal buffer against the outside world. Finally, a true escape into perfect Bahamian paradise!

References: ENews, Travel+Leisure, Harper’s Bazaar, CelebrityTravel.tv

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