Top 4 Favourite A-Lister Destinations by:Amelia Stenson
There are a handful of dream locations, world-wide, that offer the astute and well-heeled traveller entertainment, relaxation and, critically, relative privacy. We have selected four locations preferred by the so-called A-listers amongst us and why:
The island of Barbados in the Caribbean has long been the chosen destination of the rich and richer. It is not unusual to spy celebrity couples - the Beckhams, Sting & entourage, and even aging rocker Mick Jagger and his latest conquest - enjoying the fabulous beaches of this island paradise. One of the world's most successful sportsmen, Tiger Woods, followed up his romantic proposal at a South African game reserve with a luxurious wedding at the celebrated Sandy Lane Hotel in St James, Barbados.
One of the seven Arab Emirates and arguably one of the wealthiest, Dubai has a skyline to match its unmitigated glamour and this burgeoning desert city has become the destination of the extraordinarily famous. The largest artificial islands in the world, the Palm Islands can be found off the coast of this magnificent modern city and the likes of Formula One Champion, Michael Schumacher, and former ATP giant, Roger Federer, have opted to purchase real estate on the islands. Add unrelenting sunshine, designer shopping and plenty of outsized bling and you'll see why Dubai is the ideal place for the wealthy.
Clifton, Cape Town
Clifton on the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town is another unequivocal hit with international and national A-listers. Stunning beaches and the rolling hills of the famed Table Mountain make this dream location the preferred choice of international investors. Unsurpassed beachfront property lends itself to the consummate vacation home and both Clifton and Camps Bay property is highly sought-after by the jet setters. The area is the private vacation stomping ground of the likes of Sir Elton John, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Monty Python's John Cleese, as well as a host of British royalty that includes the Duchess of York and her daughters and the mischievous Prince Harry.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, with its glorious beaches and wild and whacky carnival, is another venue for the eminent and prosperous. The famed bikini beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema have long entranced visitors visiting this heady and exciting city. British actor, Jude Law, was recently spotted with his family snorkelling off the island of Ilha Grande. Other celebs who have enjoyed the sun and surf of Rio are Madonna, Sylvester Stallone and Tom and Katie Cruise.
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Cape Waterfront Estates specializes in the sale of exclusive properties on the Cape coastline, focusing on Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Bantry Bay, Bakoven and Clifton properties in Cape Town.