With the rise of social media came the need to know what celebrities are doing at all times. In some ways, they are exactly like us. Celebs get coffee in the morning, they go grocery shopping, their kids throw fits in public, and they even have wardrobe malfunctions. We get to see their day-to-day lives so often that it’s easy to forget that they actually lead completely different lives than the average person.
Celebs can hire someone to do just about anything. They have assistants to grab their coffee and organize their schedule. They have nannies to get up with their baby in the middle of the night and take their kids to school. Celebs have drivers to get them where they need to go and housekeepers to make sure they never have to clean. Celebrities live a life of luxury that the average person will never get to see. One of those luxuries is going on vacations that the average person couldn’t even dream of.
According to Fox Business, the average US household income is about $50,000. This puts pretty much every celebrity vacation out of reach. While most celebrity vacations are unattainable, some celebs don’t know what over the top means. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend spent the average household income on one vacation!
Here are 25 celebs vacationing in luxury that we’ll never be able to afford.
25 Rihanna Cruises French Riviera On Yacht
Rihanna was seen partying aboard a 172-ft yacht cruising around the French Riviera with friend and supermodel Cara Delevingne. The impressive yacht features five decks with top of the line entertainment systems, massage rooms, and costs about $300,000 a week.
While the group looked to have a good time on the boat, they were also seen riding jet skis and tubing. Rihanna and Cara closed out their week by spending a couple days in Barbados which took their vacation to a total of about $500,000.
24 Kanye West's 40th Birthday In The Bahamas
Kim Kardashian West decided to celebrate her hubby’s 40th birthday in the Bahamas. The Kardashian-West family along with a few of their friends stayed at the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club.
While their stay came with a hefty price tag of $175,000, Kim also chartered private jets for all of her guests which took the total price of Kanye’s birthday bash to about $440,000.
But don’t go planning your trip just yet — you must be a member or be invited by a guest to stay at the Baker’s Bay.
23 Jennifer Lopez & A-Rod Explore France
Jennifer Lopez and Aaron Rodriguez were seen vacationing around France in style. The couple didn't seem to be in a hurry as they stopped by some traditional tourist attractions such as the Louvre and even enjoyed delicious ice cream. But no vacation would be complete without some fun in the sun. Lopez and A-Rod spent a day snuggling on a yacht off the coast of Antibes.
They spared no expense on their lavish vacation with their private jet, a day on the yacht, and the presidential apartment at Paris’ Le Meurice Hotel spending over $200,000.
22 Chrissy Teigen & John Legend's Wellness Retreat In Bali
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend got away to focus on their health and wellness at the Como Shambhala Estate. Guests can take a swim in their personal pool, participate in a private yoga swing class, and enjoy meals from their famous wellness menu. If you prefer an agenda, they even have a resident nutritionist and Ayurvedic doctor to help you build a meal and activities plan.
When you combine their stay at the Como Shambhala along with first-class flights, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend spent over $75,000 on their wellness retreat.
21 Julianne Hough Honeymoons In Seychelles
If there is one excuse to go all out, it’s your honeymoon. Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich spent part of their honeymoon in Seychelles, which seems to be a popular honeymooning destination. George and Amal Clooney and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also had the same idea. Along with the private villas, the country also has strict paparazzi laws which allow celebrities to vacation in peace.
Julianne and Brooks spent their second week at the Maasai Mara animal reserve in Kenya. Between a private helicopter, boat rides, and hot air balloons, the couple reportedly spent about $475,000 on their honeymoon of a lifetime.
20 Kourtney Kardashian Celebrates Her 38th In Mexico
Kourtney Kardashian celebrated her 38th birthday in Punta Mita, Mexico and posted the pictures to prove it. Kourtney was joined on Mexico’s Pacific coast by friends and family at the Casa Aramara.
The rates at this private estate range from $13,000 - $35,000 per night. While the price is steep, it comes with full-time staff, heated pools, private DJs, and a menu made by 5-star chefs. Each room also comes equipped with a button that guests can use to get anything they want, at any time of the night!
19 Chris Hemsworth Adventures To Orpheus Island
Celebrities like to go all out for their birthdays, and Chris Hemsworth is no different. Chris documented his 34th birthday adventure to Queensland's Orpheus Island lodge on Instagram and it looked like fun! He was joined by his wife, Elsa Pataky, and their friends.
Rooms at the Great Barrier Reef resort start at $3,000 per night. Guests can have their choice of adventure including snorkeling, paddle boarding, and diving. Orpheus Island is a great choice for celebrities wanting to get away from the paparazzi because the island is only accessible by helicopter.
18 Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade Explore Europe
And the award for throwing your child the best birthday party goes to Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade! For his 10th birthday, the couple took their son Zion on a European tour. They made sure to post some envy-inducing pictures on social media with their very own hashtag, #WadeWorldTour.
This world tour included stops at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Tuscany, and the Eiffel Tower. Gabby and D-Wade ended out their trip by attending Paris Fashion Week Menswear. This extravagant birthday trip cost a whopping $100,000.
17 Madonna Travels In Style While In Havana
What better place is there to spend your 58th birthday than in Havana, Cuba? Madonna gathered her family and friends and set off to Havana for three days of celebrating. From the private jet to the vintage cars, Madonna spared no expense.
Vintage ‘50s cars picked up the crew from the airport so they could travel in style. She brought her full glam squad and was even joined by comedian Rosie O’Donnell. The group enjoyed dinner in Cuba’s historic district and was later seen dancing the night away.
16 Kelsea Ballerini's Cozy Vacation In The Great Smoky Mountains
Kelsea Ballerini posted pictures of her cozy winter Tennessee trip that made every heart warm. Kelsea shared this romantic adventure with her boyfriend, Morgan Evans. They posted adorable pictures all bundled up at the famous Blackberry Farm in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Depending on the room, rates will run you at least $2,000 a night. Guests can partake in a variety of activities including horseback riding, hiking, cycling, wellness activities, and carriage rides. And if Kelsea’s pictures are anything to go by, it’s also gorgeous!
15 Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Look Fabulous In Lake Como
This hot new couple was seen hanging out in style around Lake Como, Italy. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were in Lake Como to attend the fabulous engagement party for Isha Ambani. Issa is the daughter of India’s richest man, so of course, Priyanka would be in attendance.
The party was a three-day event with the best Bollywood stars, and Nick and Priyanka looked their very best in traditional outfits. Don’t worry, the couple also left time for a little relaxing by the water!
14 Lupita Nyong'o Relaxes In Bali
If Lupita Nyong’o wanted to give everyone a series case of vacation envy, consider it mission accomplished. On her recent trip to Bali, Lupita made sure to keep everyone updated by posting endless pictures of her luxurious vacation with her best friend.
They stayed at the Hotel Mulia Bali, and if Lupita’s pictures are anything to go by, it’s beautiful. This luxury resort features beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, secluded gardens, and six pools. Lupita made sure this vacation was all about relaxation and lounging by the pool.
13 Kylie Jenner Celebrates In Turks And Caicos
The Kardashian-Jenner clan aren’t exactly known for their subtlety, but Kylie definitely went all out for her birthday. She was accompanied in Turks and Caicos by Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin. The crew stayed at the Lidija House on the Pearls of Long Bay Estate.
The rental came with 10 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and two private pools. And they didn’t even have to lift a finger all week since they also had a personal chef and butler. While their vacation looks like a dream, it comes with a hefty price tag of $20,000 per night.
12 Kurt Russel & Goldie Hawn's Annual Vacation In Aspen
Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn are frequently seen each winter on the streets of Aspen, Colorado as they enjoy their annual vacation. However, since they lived there while their children, Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, and Wyatt Russell, were growing up, it’s really less of a vacation and more of a homecoming.
The couple owns a 2-story log cabin in Snowmass Village, Colorado which sits on 70 acres. The pair is often pictured having fun whether it be shopping around Christmas time or doing a little hiking.
11 Beyonce & Jay-Z Give Us Vacation Envy On Their European Tour
During the European leg of her Formation World Tour, Beyonce took a little time to explore with her husband, Jay-Z, and daughter, Blue Ivy. The family posted pictures from typical tourist spots all around Europe.
But unlike most Eiffel Tower pictures, Beyonce’s pics took place on an amazing rooftop with the Eiffel Tower in the close background, while having a fun photo shoot with her daughter, Blue Ivy. Similar rentals listed with rooftop access go for about $10,000 a night. Talk about vacation envy!
10 David & Victoria Beckham Float Around France
David and Victoria Beckham took a summer off to travel the world and ended their vacation in the French Riviera. Earlier in the summer, the couple visited Croatia, Bali, and Montenegro. While they were seen adventuring in Bali, from the look of the pictures David and Victoria posted, this trip was all about relaxation.
They were seen floating off the coast of France alongside Elton John and his husband, David Furnish. The luxury yacht belongs to Elton John, who is the Godfather to Brooklyn, the Beckham’s eldest son.
9 Jennifer Aniston Relaxes In Tahiti
If you’re looking for a hot celebrity vacation spot, look no further than The Brando in Tahiti. The private island attracts celebrities of all sorts including Barack and Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and Pippa Middleton. Jennifer Anniston was also seen heading to Tahiti with fellow celebrity friends.
So, what’s so special about this private island? Besides being away from the paparazzi, most celebs who visited described it as tranquil and peaceful. IT comes with 35 villas, delicious restaurants, and private pools so celebs can relax from their normal life in the public eye.
8 Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi Enjoy St. Barts
St. Barts seems to be a favorite of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi as they’ve continued to visit for several years. While they do appreciate time away from cameras, the couple didn’t seem to mind the commotion when they did a little shopping and strolled around town.
Ellen and Portia were in their own little world relaxing on the beach and holding hands. They were also taken on a speedboat out to a luxurious superyacht where they spent a lot of their time.
7 Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Have A Perfect Family Vacation In Thailand
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited Thailand along with their six children. The family stayed at the Amanpuri Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand in a beautiful two-story, 10-bedroom villa. This luxurious space features a private pool, personal gym, and a staff of eight to assist in any way.
While this is certainly vacation goals, it comes with a steep price tag of $18,000 per night. The couple was also seen exploring caves in a small canoe, playing mini golf, and jet skiing. Seems like the perfect vacation for a large family!
6 Ludacris Vacations On Private Island In Fiji
Laucala is the most exclusive resort on Fiji. This luxury resort attracts the world’s richest people including Oprah Winfrey, Elle McPherson, and Ludacris. This island is owned by Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder of the Red Bull energy drink company.
The resort features luxury villas, infinity pools, 18-hole golf course, and amazing private beaches. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a submarine ride with the manta rays and sharks! But you’ll definitely pay for that luxury. Sitting on the hills of Laucala Island is the most incredible villa which goes for $62,000 per night.
5 Gwyneth Paltrow Soaks Up The Sun In Mexico
While it seems celebrities live a completely different life, sometimes they do the same things we would — like renting a house from Airbnb. Gwyneth Paltrow rented a gorgeous villa in Punta Mita, Mexico and posted a picture with the caption, “Airbnb, who knew?”. Although the price is a whopping $8,045 per night, so maybe they aren’t exactly like us.
Gwyneth looked relaxed while posting the obligatory sunset photos at her luxury villa. The rental comes complete with two infinity pool, a home theater, and a yoga room.
4 Britney Spears' Weekend Away In Malibu
You don’t have to go far away to have a luxurious vacation. But just because you’re traveling close by, also doesn’t mean it’s going to be cheap. Britney Spears rented a $30 million Malibu mansion and her pictures are giving us serious vacation envy.
Brittney and her sons, Sean and Jayden, enjoyed this four-bedroom, six-bathroom Airbnb rental close to home. It has views of the ocean throughout the house, a home theater, hot tub, and a gorgeous infinity pool. Sounds like the perfect weekend getaway!
3 Elton John's Family Vacation In Sardinia
Elton John posted pictures of his family vacation in Sardinia and they are absolutely adorable. Elton John, along with his husband and sons, played in the sand and soaked up the sun on their relaxing vacation. While the pictures are cute, the price tag certainly wasn’t.
The family took a private jet to the Italian island and stayed at the beachfront Hotel Cala Di Volpe for $2,400 a night. This five-star resort is absolutely breathtaking and was designed to resemble a fishing village. Other celebs who have visited are Denzel Washington and Lenny Kravitz.
2 Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Outdoor Adventure In Vancouver
While some vacations are for relaxing and finding peace, other vacations are meant for fun and adventure. Kelly Rippa and Mark Consuelos opted for the latter in their recent family vacation to Vancouver. What better way is there to bond with your family than to hike your way through the Canadian Wilderness?
After you count their lodge, private seaplane, and first-class flights, the trip cost over $30,000. While it’s certainly not as expensive as some other celebrity vacations, it’s still more than most of us can spend on a wilderness adventure.
1 Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Busy Weekend In Jamaica
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson certainly squeezed a lot of activities into their weekend stay in Kingston, Jamaica. The duo started off their weekend adventure by zip-lining at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios and even shared a fun photo of them with their harnesses and helmets. They also visited Olympian runner Usain Bolt’s restaurant, Tracks and Record, for some classic Jamaican cuisine.
They even left some time to party at the Fiction Fantasy nightclub and joined the afterparty for the Youth View Awards and took pictures with fans.