Live like a celebrity during luxury holidays around the world
Posted on Saturday 21 April 2012
in Flights, Holidays, France, Hawai, Italy
By Sophia Choice
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Oprah and a myriad of other A-list celebrities have amazing homes around the world, including villas in Italy, France and Hawaii. Rather than wishing they could live like rock stars, visitors can take flights to Paris or Honolulu and be pampered while enjoying beautiful scenery and participating in a number of high-class activities. Whether you want to be spoiled by incredible amenities such as massages and spa treatments or simply enjoy a hideaway vacation, Kiwis have numerous possibilities to take celebrity-inspired luxury holidays.
Clooney's home away from home is in Lake Como, where travellers frequent for high-class amenities. Located near the idyllic and majestic Italian Alps, Lake Como features accommodations with sweeping views of the deep blue waters and surrounding mountains. While staying in the region, visitors will have countless opportunities to see stunning Italian architecture such as the Cattedrale di Como, which boasts an impressive dome that towers over the town. Its interior puts even Clooney's mansion to shame, with marble and gold walls as well as sky-high ceilings.
Celebrities such as Oprah who want to have a tropical getaway often flock to Hawaii, specifically the outer islands, due to their seclusion and small population. On Maui's North Shore, where the TV superstar's giant bungalow is located, Kiwis can stay at a bed and breakfast just steps away from endless white sand beaches and indulge in a paradise-themed cocktail. After enjoying passion fruit-infused butter and sweet bread, travellers will have the opportunity to take long walks along the beach and dip their toes into the warm Pacific Ocean. Locals rarely feel the need to lock their doors in these safe neighbourhoods, making visitors feel as though they're part of the community.
Newly engaged power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie share a villa in the Aix-en-Provence of France. Located at the southern border, their chateau is ideally , located close to the Saint-Jean-de-Malte Cathedral and Musee Granet, which features centuries-old paintings by Cezanne. Built in the 13th century, the chapel is a perfect example of Gothic architecture. Kiwis may not have the budget for a star-like holiday, but they still have the option of renting an apartment or villa to get a taste of A-list living.
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