Celebrities at Wakaya Club Luxury Resort, Fiji, South Pacific

 

Kieth Richards - Wakaya Luxury Resort

Kieth Richards - Wakaya Luxury Resort

Celebrity sightings at the luxury resort hotel include Bill Gates, Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe, Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Pfeiffer, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Richards.  This is where many big name movie stars travel to have their luxury vacation.

You will need to book well in advance as only 20 guests can stay at a time at this exclusive private island resort.  This emans the Wakaya is ideal as a getaway with friends and family.

Luxury cottages at the resort run from $1,900 a night right up to $7,600 for the “House in the Clouds”. 

The ‘house in the clouds’ is a 12,000-square foot luxury residence which belongs to the owners of the club. The house, with its own fitness center and Cliffside swimming pool, can be rented when the owners aren’t on the island.  This is where most of the big name celebrity movie stars enjoy their holiday.

Just beware of climbing the trees – the Wakaya luxury resort is where Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is rumored to have taken his fall in April 2006.

Rates are between $1,900-$7,600/night

Nicole Kidman at a Bora Bora Luxury Resort.

Nicole Kidman - Vogue July 2008

Nicole Kidman - Vogue July 2008

Celebrity Nicole Kidman is one of several celebrities who have vacationed in Bora Bora Tahiti at the St Regis Luxury resort hotel.

St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

St Regis Luxury Resort

St Regis Luxury Resort

Famous people who have visited include: Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Tony Parker, and Eva Longoria.

St Regis Resort

St Regis Resort

St Regis is a luxury resort spa situated on a South Pacific private Island.   This is complete paradise and decadence in one place.  This luxury resort has thatched huts, 100 private villas, and a 24 hour butler who provides the ultmate service.  St Regis also boats a private beach (of course) which sits with Mount Otemanu as its stunning backdrop.  Celebrity guest will also be able relax and unwind and enjoy a personal chef, and a private Jacuzzi pool and the legendary spa offerings.  I also found some other comparable high end luxury Tahiti resorts here

Sunset at The Resort

Sunset at The Resort

The resort cost: $925-$3,968 USD per night

Nicole Kidman is a famous academy award winning Australian born actress known for work such as:
BMX Bandits Judy 
Bush Christmas Helen 
Five Mile Creek Annie TV series
Skin Deep Sheena Henderson TV movie
Chase Through the Night Petra TV movie
1984 Matthew and Son Bridget Elliot TV movie
Wills & Burke Julia Matthews 
1985 Archer’s Adventure Catherine TV movie
Winners Carol Trig TV series – episode 1
1986 Windrider Jade 
1987 Watch the Shadows Dance Amy Gabriel 
The Bit Part Mary McAllister 
Room to Move Carol Trig TV miniseries
An Australian in Rome Jill TV movie
Vietnam Megan Goddard TV miniseries
1988 Emerald City Helen The Australian Film Institute nomination – Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1989 Dead Calm Rae Ingram 
Bangkok Hilton Katrina Stanton TV miniseries
1990 Days of Thunder Dr. Claire Lewicki 
1991 Flirting Nicola 
Billy Bathgate Drew Preston Golden Globe nomination – Best Supporting Actress
1992 Far and Away Shannon Christie 
1993 Malice Tracy Kennsinger 
My Life Gail Jones 
1995 To Die For Suzanne Stone Maretto BAFTA Award nomination – Best Actress, Golden Globe win – Best Musical/Comedy Actress
Batman Forever Dr. Chase Meridian 
1996 The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer 
1997 The Peacemaker Dr. Julia Kelly 
1998 Practical Magic Gillian Owens 
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Alice Harford Nude scene
2001 Moulin Rouge! Satine Academy Award nomination – Best Actress, Golden Globe win – Best Musical/Comedy Actress
The Others Grace Stewart Nominated for BAFTA Award – Best Actress
Nominated for Golden Globe – Best Drama Actress
Birthday Girl Sophia/Nadia 
2002 The Hours Virginia Woolf Won – Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award win – Best Actress, Golden Globe win – Best Drama Actress
Panic Room Steven’s Girlfriend uncredited (voice only)
2003 Dogville Grace Margaret Mulligan 
The Human Stain Faunia Farley 
Cold Mountain Ada Monroe Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
2004 The Stepford Wives Joanna Eberhart 
Birth Anna Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
2005 The Interpreter Silvia Broome 
Bewitched Isabel Bigelow/Samantha Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple
2006 Fur Diane Arbus 
Happy Feet Norma Jean voice
2007 The Invasion Carol Bennell 
Margot at the Wedding Margot 
The Golden Compass Marisa Coulter 
2008 Australia Lady Sarah Ashley Post-production
2009 Nine Claudia Begins filming September 2008
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Keith Urban is a Grammy Award winning musician who was born New Zealand and has become an Australian Grammy- and ARIA-winning country music singer. His  career in Tamworth, Australia participating in Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Tony Parker is a French professional basketball player.

Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film and television actress. Her work includes Desperate House Wives, Harsh Times as Sylvia, The Heartbreak Kid as Consuelo, Over Her Dead Body as Kate and Foodfight!

Chateau Marmont Hotel, Hollywood, California.

Chateau Marmont Hotel, Hollywood

Chateau Marmont Hotel, Hollywood

Celebrities that have visited include Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johansson, Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz Sienna Miller, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Colin Farrell, Matt Dillon, George Clooney and Heath Ledger.

More than almost any other hotel this one is Intertwined with star scandal so it’s no surprise that the hotel is ultra-discreet about its clientele. Luckily, we do know what’s inside: Incredible suites and bungalows, most equipped like entire residences with full kitchens and some with formal dining rooms.
 
The luxury hotel cost: $350-$3,500 per night

Ewan McGregor and Brooke Shields at Luxury Hotel Angeleno, LA.

Hotel Angeleno, Los Angeles

Celebrity that have visited include Ewan McGregor, Josh Duhamel, Drew Lachey, Marcia Cross, Brooke Shields, and Rene Russo.

Hotel Angeleno is one of the hottest hotels in town even though once a Holiday Inn. There are plenty of reasons to explore outside the hotel with Rodeo Drive and all of LA’s elegance as your fingertips. 

But an Italian steakhouse, WEST Restaurant & Lounge, is what draws in the celebrities and stars because it offers an incredible view of the City of Angels.

The luxury hotel cost: $189-$369/night

Oprah Winfrey at the Miraval Resort, Catalina, Ariz.

Celebrity stars who have vacationed at this resort include Oprah Winfrey.

The Miraval Resort is nestled in the southwestern landscape of Arizona. The luxury resort takes relaxation very seriously and Spa treatment is their business.

 The staff teaches how to bring your “life into balance,” which is why ‘’stressed out’ celebrities, like Oprah, cruise on in to the resort to unwind.

The resort costs: $666-$1,384 per night

Celebrity Luxury Resort Vacations Revealed

Here are some well known luxury resorts, hotels and private islands etc where famous celebrities (actors, musicians, politicians, movie directors etc) ‘hang out’ on their own private vacations.  This is where the ‘big names’ enjoy their down time.  

I have also included a link to the actual resort websites so you can have a look at the place in more detail – and book yourself a vacation, if you like!.  Most of these places are very exclusive 5 star resorts and hugely expensive (like Necker Island) and well out of reach for most of us.  But some of them are actually quite reasonable (like Canel Bay). 

Next time I’m going to post something on the luxury yachts chartered or owned by celebrities.  Also, I’m going to post news and pics on the latest celebrity vacations, as they come to hand.

 

Private Island Cayo Espanto, Belize – Tiger Woods, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Cayo Espanto is a private island just off the coast of Belize. The five villas on the island each have their own private docks and plunge pools – and of course a personal butler making it ideal as a celebrity vacation option.

After a successful British Open, Tiger Woods the world’s most famous golfer, escaped to Cayo Espanto.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart celebrity actors have also vacationed here as well.

To see the luxury Private Island in More detail visit the website: Cayo Espanto

Caneel Bay, (Rosewood Resort), St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Caneel Bay is an understated resort founded by Laurance Rockefeller in 1956. The original “eco resort,” Caneel Bay was designed to preserve the surrounding environment. The luxury resort’s rooms are adorned with native stone and hand-crafted furnishings.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Brangelina) celebrated a New Year at Caneel Bay, St. John. When on vacation, the Jolie and Pitt family resided in Rockefeller’s five-bedroom residence with the best ocean views called Cottage Seven.

For the resort website: Caneel Bay

 

 

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands – Sir Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson and Oprah Winfrey.

Necker Island is a luxury private island in the British Virgin Islands owned and developed by Sir Richard Branson.  It is available for rent as a total package. The Balinese-style guesthouses feature private whirlpools and dedicated massage rooms. 

The founder of Google got married here in front of a celebrity filled wedding party, including President Clinton and others.

Luminaries including Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson and Oprah Winfrey have enjoyed Necker.

For the resort website: Necker Island

 

 

Soneva Fushi & Six Senses Spa, the Indian Ocean, Maldives – Madonna

This private island hideaway is relaxed with a ‘no news, no shoes’ policy. Mobile phones are also a ‘no no’. The rooms are equipped with quadraphonic hi-fi systems concealed behind the simple rattan walls. When Madonna and her family were on vacation here Soneva Fushi she reportedly scribbled “five definitions of heaven” in the guestbook and she came back again.

For further info: Soneva Fushi & Six Senses Spa

 

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada – Ron Wood and Charlie Watts

The Fairmont hotel lies on the shore of Lake Louise where it is ringed by Rocky Mountain peaks.

Ron Wood and Charlie Watts stayed at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where they enjoyed singing karaoke in the Mount Temple Ballroom with friends and family.

For the resort website: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

 

The Wakaya Club, Fiji – Keith Richards

Last year, Keith Richards of Rolling Stones fame, visited the Wakaya Club a luxury island beach resort, situated on a private island in Fiji. With a staff to ratio of twelve to one, Mr. Richards’ needs were undoubtedly well attended while on his luxury vacation.

For the resort website: The Wakaya Club

 

 

Cuixmala, Mexico – Madonna and Mick Jagger

Luxury Cuixmala resort is along the Pacific Coast of Mexico on a 32,473 acre ‘Biosphere Reserve’. The hideaway is surrounded by rivers, lagoons and coconut plantations. Music celebrity guests, including Madonna and Mick Jagger (the Rolling Stones), have stayed at La Loma, the grand estate at Cuixmala resort. Where nature is foremost there is a chance visitors will spot wild boar, zebra, gazelles and sea turtles roaming around nearby.

For the resort website: Cuixmala

 

 

Goldeneye, Oracabessa, Jamaica – Johnny Depp, Truman Capote and Elizabeth Taylor

Goldeneye resort was once the winter residence of author Ian Fleming, who wrote 13 James Bond thrillers. The three-bedroom main house, where Fleming lived overlooks a private cove and still boasts his original desk. It is here that Flemming entertained Truman Capote and Elizabeth Taylor.

Goldeneye is now owned by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. Mr. Johnny Depp also recently enjoyed the resort’s laid back vibe, which is accented with hip touches like Balinese furnishings, bamboo canopy beds and white muslin drapes.

For the resort website: Goldeneye

 

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico – Ben Aflick, Elton John

A new luxury resort the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita provides 20,455 square foot five bedroom Coral Suite.  The suite has it’s own gym, media room and spa area. The resort is the perfect accommodation for the celebrity with a large entourage in tow.

Recent celebrity vacationers to the Four Seasons included Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Music great Sir Elton John also recently enjoyed the hospitality at The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, which is located 26 miles from Puerto Vallarta.

For more information: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

 

Kurumba Resort, The Maldives – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Every suite is luxurious in the Kurumba Resort except the Royal Kurumba Residence, a suite with two swimming pools, enormous sitting room and beachfront verandah is the big Kahuna. The Maldives has world-class scuba diving, and is known for its thriving population of Hawksbill turtles, Bluefin tuna and Angelfish.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes visited the private island resort of Kurumba in the Maldives for their special honeymoon.

For the resort website: Kurumba Resort

 

The Setai, South Beach, Miami – Jay-Z, Beyonce, Bono and Leonardo DeCaprio

At the Setai the beauty is in the luxury resort’s details.  It boasts teak floors, terrazzo soaking tubs, Bose music sound systems, Lavazza espresso coffeemakers, Acqua di Parma bath products, rainforest showers, pure Irish linens – because they best adjust to your body temperature – and Dux beds imported from Sweden. The luxury hotel will also provide you with your hometown paper while on vacation here.

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Bono and Leonardo DeCaprio are all fans of this chic South Beach hotel.

For the resort website: The Setai

 

The Saxon Hotel and the Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa

The luxury Saxon hotel is where wine racks replace mini-bars and spectacular African art adorns the rooms. “Celebrities often choose The Westcliff because it is a very private and secure estate. The unique design of the hotel, which is not dissimilar to a Mediterranean-style village,” is also coveted.

As for celebrities – when in Johannesburg, Oprah Winfrey stays at the Saxon and the Westcliff hotels. The famous politician Nelson Mandela edited his memoirs at the Saxon after he was released from prison. President Clinton and Beyonce have also visited the 24-room resort.

For more info: The Saxon Hotel and The Westcliff