David Abolafia

Where Celebrities Go to Soak Up the Sun


Vacationing like a Hollywood A-lister starts by seeking out the locations favored by the glitterati. Many of the most popular sites where celebs choose to chillax have the three S’s in common: sun, sand and scenery. Here are some hot spots where stars can be spotted:

  • Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – You don’t have to be tall, tan, young and lovely to get a taste of the exotic in this tropical paradise. The Travel Channel has called Ipanema the “sexiest beach in the world,” and it’s not too hard to see why, as it is frequented by the likes of Madonna, Gerard Butler, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Much of the year, the water is a crystal-clear light blue; however, after a heavy rain, the water can turn a murky green. This may help explain the origin of its name, as “Ipanema” comes from two Tupi words meaning “stinky lake.”
  • St. Jean Beach, St. Barts – A volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, St. Barts is a popular destination for the rich and famous, especially during the winter. The island is known for its beaches, gourmet dining and high-end designers. Most of the food is imported by plane or boat from the United States or France. The white sand and glimmering turquoise water are magnets for superstars like Jessica Alba, Beyonce and Jay-Z.
  • St. Tropez, France – Widely known for its nude and clothing-optional beaches, St. Tropez has been a favorite getaway for the glamorous since it was featured in the 1956 film “And God Created Woman,” starring Brigitte Bardot. Located along the coast in the Baie de Pampelonne, the Tropezian beaches have been known to attract the likes of Cindy Crawford, Tom Cruise, Rihanna, P. Diddy, Jack Nicholson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  • Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia – One of the most visited sites in Australia and a mecca for surfing enthusiasts, Bondi Beach is also a nature lover’s dream destination. Pods of whales and dolphins can be sighted in the bay during migration season, and fairy penguins are sometimes seen swimming close to shore. Celebrities who come for the surfing, sailing and sun include Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles, it’s no wonder this resort city and its beaches have become a go-to getaway for such megawatt stars as Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston.
  • Anguilla, Lesser Antilles – A flat, low-lying island of coral and limestone in the Caribbean Sea, Anguilla is noted for its spectacular and ecologically important coral reefs and beaches. With its cerulean waters, it is at the top of the list for A-listers like Uma Thurman, Paul McCartney, Michael Jordan, Michael J. Fox and Liam Neeson when they need a sunny place to unwind.

Actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and tabloid princesses alike enjoy slipping away for the sun and fun of the world’s beautiful beaches. And with a properly planned vacation, you can join them on the shore. To book your stargazing trip, give us a call at (888) 269-0182.

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Mexico, Cabo San Lucas: 8 days / 7 nights Wyndham Cabo San Lucas Resort

Cabo San Lucas Wyndham

Mexico, Cabo San Lucas: 8 days / 7 nights Wyndham Cabo San Lucas Resort

Cabo San Lucas Wyndham

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is practically synonymous with sun and leisure. Experience the charm and excitement of this favorite destination, from whale-watching and water sports to snorkeling and shopping!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The Wyndham Cabo San Lucas is located on the marina, within walking distance of the area’s most popular restaurants, shops and nightlife entertainment. This friendly resort is known for its hospitality, and offers a variety of services and amenities — perfect for your getaway, whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or that special someone. This resort offers shuttles to the beach and the airport, a pool and children’s pool, and a kids’ program. The well-appointed rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar, and wireless Internet service is available.

Sample the cuisine at one of the two onsite restaurants, or kick back with a tropical cocktail at one of two stylish bars. Need to unwind after a day of shopping or fun in the sun? The resort is also home to the Aura Spa, a full-service spa offering massage, facials, manicures and much more.Cabo San Lucas Wyndham

Once you’ve explored your immediate surroundings, venture out and discover all that Cabo San Lucas has to offer. Check out the Old Lighthouse or “Faro Viejo.” Built in 1865, this lighthouse once protected the ships in the area with its guiding beacon. Take in the view, or simply stroll the beautiful grounds. Another must-see along the shoreline is Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas’s most popular beach. With its miles of white sand and crystal blue waters, this is the perfect place to lie out in the sun or go for a swim.

Of course, no trip to Cabo San Lucas would be complete without a visit to “El Arco!” Sometimes known as “Land’s End,” this natural rock arch draws awed visitors from around the world. It’s the perfect place to spot sea lions and watch a dramatic sunset. Water taxis are the way to go to see this popular attraction up close and personal. Nearby Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor) is another favorite — this cove is accessible only by sea and has a spectacular view of El Arco. Pack a picnic lunch and stretch out on the sand, but don’t think about diving in: the rocky outcroppings that give this beach its natural beauty also make the water here too rough for swimming.Cabo San Lucas

There’s plenty more to do and see here. You can go whale-watching, rent a boat or jet ski down at the Marina de Cabo San Lucas, or go shopping at the Plaza Bonita or Puerto Paraiso Shopping Mall. Whether you’re after handmade artisan crafts or the trendiest styles, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. There are scores of restaurants and shops to enjoy, and every year the Marina hosts several fishing tournaments. Check out the billfish tournament in October! For the adventurous, Cabo offers dolphin swims, diving, and even submarining.

There are always new things happening in Cabo, from laid-back lunches by the sea to thrilling water sports, bustling markets and rare wildlife sightings. The question is — will you be there to enjoy them?


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Mexico: 8 Days / 7 Nights Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

Mexico: 8 Days / 7 Nights Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

Get away from it all and spend an unforgettable week at the beautiful Club Cascadas de Baja, in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsular the Club Cascadas de Baja offers guests a spectacular beachfront resort. The amenities include a restaurant/bar, a coffee lounge with Internet access, beauty spa and salon, two swimming pools, two whirlpool spas, a tennis court, clubhouse with big screen television/VCR, and a beautiful swimming beach. The area offers a variety of activities including all water sports, tours to local sights, and shopping in the town stores and open-air markets.

On-site: air conditioning (in units), cooking facilities (in units),
babysitting referral, bar/cocktail lounge, beach, clubhouse, day spa,
exercise room, equipped, grocery/convenience store, laundry facilities, restaurant, sauna or steam room, swimming pool, outdoors, tennis, whirlpool spa or hot tub

Nearby facilities include the following outdoor activities: boat marina/launching, car rentals, live entertainment, fishing,
golf, horseback riding, scuba diving

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: 8 days / 7 nights Villa del Palmar


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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: 8 days / 7 nights Villa del Palmar

Whale breachingTreat yourself to a grand escape to Villa del Palmar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With its European Health Spa, white sand beaches, onsite restaurants and activities, and great location, this full-featured beachside resort has everything you’ll need for the vacation experience of a lifetime.

Cafe in Cabo

Located right on the beach, Villa del Palmar is perfectly positioned, with Cabo San Lucas to the west and miles of unbroken beach to the east. There are many ways to relax here: the resort’s European Health Spa offers a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy and massage treatments, among many other options. Dine at the beachside restaurant or enjoy drinks and snacks from the poolside bar. Villa del Palmar features an arcade, theme nights, lighted tennis courts, water sports and many resort activities — even horseback riding on the beach.

Other amenities include a nine-hole miniature golf course, beauty salon, coffee shop with internet café, onsite grocery and shops, currency exchange, kids’ programs, laundry service, childcare services, photo services and more.

Should you decide to venture outside the resort, you’ll find thriving nightlife and fine restaurants in town. Other nearby activities include snorkeling, diving, fishing charters, sunset cruises and whale-watching.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Jewels of the Baja Peninsula

Hideaway for the rich and famous, favorite of honeymooners, family-friendly for kids and Party Central for singles, Cabo San Lucas is a red-hot vacation spot. Plan on sun-splashed days and sizzling nightlife, and be sure to pack a party attitude! If quiet relaxation is more your speed, you’ll relish the sparkling shoreline, architectural treasures and wondrous wildlife. Cabo is also famous for championship golf and its bounty of mighty Marlin and other spirited game fish. Cabo San Lucas is Mexico’s most elite resort destination.

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