What to pack this April: A beach towel, sunglasses, SPF 30+, and your autograph book

What to pack this April:

A beach towel, sunglasses, SPF 30+, and your autograph book

If following celebrities gives your trips luster,

here’s where today’s hottest A-Listers are sunbathing this April



1.       Want to catch a glimpse of Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly sharing a Caribbean sunset and maybe even a smooch? Book a vacation rental home on the island of Anguilla at villa4vacation.com! When celebrities are on the run from the paparazzi, they head to the teeny speck of an island in the British West Indies. Only 35 square miles, but packed with 33 beaches, Anguilla is synonomous with celebrities like John Mayer, Sandra Bullock, and even Mariah Carey. Hey, maybe you can catch her there with her twins sometime this spring!


Rumor has it that the best beaches for sunbathing and celebrity sightseeing are Barnes

Bay and Meads Bay. These beaches surround the Viceroy Anguilla - a distinctively luxurious Caribbean resort frequented by Hollywood’s A-Listers. You don’t have to spend a pretty penny on your Anguilla trip, either. You only have to look like you did! Rent from an array of rental villa homes directly by owner at villa4vacation.com that line Barnes Bay and spend your days on the warm, powdery beaches, soaking in the amazing views from there, checking out the unusual rock formations, and hoping to catch a glimpse of Orlando Bloom!

Anguilla vacation villas are home to some of the most elite beaches in the world, and many thanks for those accolades go to Meads Bay. Meads Bay is one of the island’s most pure shores. Once you feel the white, feather-soft sand sift through your toes, you will understand why celebrities rush at the first chance they get to visit Anguilla!


2.       Next on the list of celebrity hideaways is not much of a hideaway at all New York City! Filming explodes in Manhattan during springtime so many celebrities are already in the Big Apple. On their hiatus, they take full advantage of all that New York has to offer. With the inordinate amount of passerbys, Hollywood celebrities blend right in without being spotted by paparazzi, making this the #2 hideaway rental with villa4vacation.com for spring time retreats!


Rent a New York apartment directly by owner at vill4vacation.com during the spring and you will have access to more than you will even know. Tour Yankee stadium, walk Times Square, take the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, enjoy a European-style café on the streets of Little Italy, relax in Central Park and watch the trees blossom, visit some of the finest spas in the world, or savor a cocktail on a rooftop bar, overlooking all of Manhattan. At least that is what Katy Perry, Russell Brand and Shia LaBeouf enjoy when they visit NYC.


Catch Kelly Ripa load the family into the car in Manhattan before whisking off to their Hamptons retreat or watch as Sarah Jessica Parker glides through the throngs of New Yorkers on a shopping day that very much looks like a scene from Sex in the City!


Spring break does not always mean white, sandy beaches and pina coladas. It is just a break from the ordinary and New York vacation rentals certainly are not ordinary!

3.       When the pressures of everyday life have gotten up to here for Gwyneth Paltrow , Chris Martin, and their children, it's Time 2 Cabo! Time for Los Cabos, that is! Los Cabos, located in Baja Calfonia Sur, is seeing a growing number of luxury resort properties popping up, all featuring a level of amentities and fine dining fit for Hollywood.


With about 360 days of sunshine each year, celebrities and alike, are basically guaranteed sun, sand, and surf whenever they travel to Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas vacation homes from villa4vacation.com. No wonder Los Cabos is surrounded by a majestic backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty; it is kissed by the sun almost every day of the year! And, it is a place where the striking desert landscape seamlessly flows into the celebrated waters of the Sea of Cortés.


Home to award-winning hotels and resorts, lined with villa rentals, waterfront beach rentals, championship golf courses, luxurious spas, captivating nightlife, world-class fishing and much more, it is no wonder George Clooney escapes from the paparazzi to here!


You may not catch a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio at Playa Medano because it is in the heart of everything but it is certainly not a locale to be missed. There is a bounty of bars, restaurants, and water sports at Playa Medano along with glistening waters. But, if you have your heart set on catching Jennifer Aniston and her gal-pals on holiday, then Cabo is the perfect place to be. Jennifer Aniston visits Cabo San Lucas so frequently she is considered an honorary citizen! Most are too busy trying to sneak a peek at Gisele and Tom Brady or Paul McCartney to notice the grey whales rising majestically in the ocean but they are there. Villa4vacation.com’s Los Cabo vacation rentals are where exhilaration and serenity flourish in heavenly harmony!


4.       The island of Kauai, Hawaii is beautiful in itself but when you travel to the southern part of the island called Poipu, it becomes clear how truly remarkable the island is. Just ask Ben Stiller, Pierce Bronson, Britney Spears, and the ladies of Friends – Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, and Lisa Kodrow. You may even get to see new couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez sharing a Hawaiian Shaved Ice on their break from the mainland’s paparazzi!


Poipu, Hawaii vacation home rentals are perfect for snorkeling, whale watching, and there are even free orchid gardens to visit. Start your day with a fresh cup of Kona coffee and head to Poipu Beach Park, recently named one of America's best beaches. Explore Spouting Horn (a blowhole that releases a 20 foot spout of water in the air) in the afternoon. Tour the two National Tropical Botanical Gardens afterwards, and see the world's largest collection of Hawaiian plants at McBryde Garden and witness the giant Moreton Figs made famous in the movie "Jurassic Park" at Allerton Garden. And, the next day, after touring the Kauai Coffee farm, drive through the Tree Tunnel from Poipu, to Old Koloa Town. There is a stretch of Maluhai Road lined with eucalyptus trees first planted over a 100 years ago!


Hawaii is not just about pineapples, luais and surfing, and Kauai is the perfect example of that. And, after all that sightseeing, stop by Lappert's Ice Cream for some Kaui Pie Cream. You never know, you could be behind Drew Barrymore while she orders her Pineapple-Coconut cone! If you are lucky enough to pass by Josh Holloway, do this blogger a favor and ask him, “What really happened to the people of Oceanic Flight 815?”


5.       Los Angeles, California is rated among the top five cities in the world, and received more than a hundred million visitors, so it’s not surprising that LA is also one of the hottest shopping destination attracting worldwide tourists. It's hard to find good statistics to identify shopping locations most favored by celebrities in LA, but based on overall number of celebrity visitors pulled from anywhere that can found, the most popular celebrity shopping destinations include Melrose Avenue, Rodeo Drive, and Sunset Strip, and Beverly Boulevard.


Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez are among the younger celebrities that can be seen taking in some much needed retail therapy on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Melrose Avenue is one of the trendiest shopping strips, especially the western stretch between La Cienega Blvd and Fairfax. Between La Brea Ave. and Fairfax Ave the crowd gets younger, the shops funkier and cheaper, but it's still a lot of fun, with abundant opportunities to lighten your wallet.


Considered the most famous shopping district in America, and probably the most expensive three blocks of shops in the world, the stretch of shops and boutiques on Rodeo Drive is only three blocks long. It begins at Wilshire Boulevard on the south, and runs north to Santa Monica Boulevard. The stores on Rodeo Drive give even Hollywood elite, like Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, and even Nicole Kidman a run for their money!


The cost of your Beverly Hills vacation home rental may be the same as the price tag on that vintage Dolce Gabbana t-shirt you found on the Sunset Strip, but the chance of catching a glimpse of Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan or Reese Witherspoon often browsing the racks for the latest pieces, makes it all worth it. The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood in Los Angeles. The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques not to be missed!


Want to catch Drew Barrymore and Julia Roberts out for a day of shopping? Don’t spend your day on a tour of celebrity homes. Instead, window shop along Beverly Boulevard. A quieter, more sophisticated cousin to its northern neighbor Melrose, this sleepy street features an eclectic array of stores.



Whether you travel to a Caribbean vacation rental home directly by owner or rent a New York City high rise apartment, trying to spot celebrities is easier than you think. Rule number one for spotting celebrities on your spring break is to do “stuff”. When you step out of your Spring Break vacation home this April, don’t sit outside a rumored hot spot for your favorite celeb, get out there and rollerblade in Santa Monica, parasail in St. Lucia, or walk the lava trails on the Big Island of Hawaii. And, if all else fails, go to coffee shops! For some reason, celebrities just really, really like coffee!




This blog was written by Villa4vacation staff 4/1/2011 3:48 PM

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