Following our favourite celebs online can be a great source of inspiration when it comes to where to shop, where to eat and where to work out. But can the same be said when it comes to where to holiday? And more to the point, where to holiday as a couple? We delved into social media and discovered the answer is a resounding yes, providing you’ve got a head for heights, a sense of adventure and a taste for the exotic, say our destination specialists. Here are the top destinations for Celebrity Couples’ Holidays 2018.
Rio Ferdinand & Kate Wright, ABU DHABI
We’re super impressed with where former Man United and England defender Rio Ferdinand chose for his proposal to fiancé Kate Wright. The helipad on the roof of St. Regis Abu Dhabi takes some beating for atmosphere. The romance reached new heights when Rio got down on one knee during the couple’s candlelit rooftop dinner. Perhaps the love birds opted for the St. Regis for their Abu Dhabi holiday because they knew that all room categories at this superb hotel come with a personal butler. So no matter what level of accommodation they booked, they’d be guaranteed that extra touch of romance.
Personally we’ve never made it up to the roof (255 metres above the Abu Dhabi streets) to check out the helipad, but we hear the destination dining service up there is just breath-taking. What we can confirm is that the overall quality of rooms, hospitality and food at St. Regis Abu Dhabi all add up to an unbeatably luxurious experience. Highly recommended.
Dani Dyer & Jack Fincham, CHINA
Jack and Dani stole our hearts as king and queen of ITV2’s Love Island 2018. Now it seems they’re stealing our travel plans. When it comes to Celebrity Couples’ Holidays, you’d be forgiven for ranking Malibu, Miami or Mauritius above China. But when Dani Dyer jetted off to Guangzhou in China this month, we were reminded what a fantastic holiday destination this is. Sure, our favourite loved-up islander was visiting in a professional capacity (to oversee production of her new clothing range with fashion brand In The Style), but with a camera crew in tow to capture scenes for an upcoming reality show, we’re hoping she found time to experience some of this captivating country’s many holiday charms.
From the white beaches of the Sanya region to the futuristic wonder of Shanghai, China’s eclectic topography offers something for everyone. Our Asia experts are big fans of The Ritz Carlton Sanya right now, prizing its sandy beach, traditional architecture, authentic restaurants and kids clubs as some of the best in the Asian Pacific.
David & Victoria Beckham, BALI
As former residents of LA, the ultimate celeb couple are known for their jet setting. These days David’s Miami football franchise and Victoria’s fashion empire are the commitments adding air miles to their travel schedule. So when the Beckham’s whisked kids Harper, Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn on a holiday to Bali this August, there was a certain degree of travel experience behind their choice of destination.
If Victoria’s social media pics were anything to go by, it was the first word of the famous ‘eat, prey, love’ mantra that featured most in their trip when Harper lent a hand during a traditional cooking lesson. Meanwhile, Romeo sampled some of the local culture on a temple visit before sharing snaps of him and dad David chilling out in their infinity pool. Inspired to live out your own couples’ or family holiday in Bali? Let Kenwood be your guide to this Indonesian paradise… For its broad beachfront setting in Nusa Dua, homely Balinese design, luxurious spa and all-inclusive value, Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali is our top pick.
Rochelle & Marvin Humes, IBIZA
The popstars turned presenters made us want to jump on the next flight when they arrived in Ibiza via private jet in September. Talk about a classic destination for Celebrity Couples’ Holidays. They descended on the White Isle for a pal’s wedding, promptly posting a string of photos that left social media green with envy. For mum-of-two and recent children’s author Rochelle, it was time for some well-earned R&R as she enjoyed beach time, boat trips and cocktail hour.
Sound good? For the best places to stay, dine and let your hair down on this beautiful Balearic island, check out our hand-picked selection of Ibiza hotels. Or how about another island destination on the continent? Rochelle and Marvin’s romantic couples’ holiday in Ibiza was the latest in a summer itinerary that took in other European enclaves such as the stunning Greek island of Mykonos. But don’t worry you haven’t missed the boat; our island hopping experts can get you a great price your luxury holiday to Greece too.