Ever wondered whether there are celebrity resorts you can stay in too? Luxury vacations always make you feel like a VIP, but what if you could actually stay in a place where actors, rock stars, and entrepreneurs have been before you? Look no further - there are a handful of celebrities who have decided to open up their vacation homes to the public, so you can spend the night in a home previously owned by David Bowie or Eric Clapton on your next big trip!
These are some of the best celebrity resorts you can stay in on your very next vacation in order to feel like a celebrity yourself.
David Bowie's Mandalay, Mustique
Located on the gorgeous Caribbean island of Mustique, David Bowie's stunning Indonesian-inspired vacation home was built to his specifications and still contains the original furniture, decor, and fixtures handpicked by Bowie himself. Mandalay's luxe features include a koi pond, an infinity pool, waterfalls, five bedrooms with their own verandas, and a staff of 10 that includes a personal chef. The home even includes a pavilion called the Studio, where Bowie did any recording that he wanted to complete while on vacation.
Mick Jagger's Stargroves, Mustique
Mandalay isn't your only option when it comes to celebrity resorts you can stay in for a Mustique vacation. Stargroves, the vacation home of Mick Jagger, has six bedrooms divided among several separate Japanese-inspired pavilions. These pavilions are connected by a series of elevated walkways ad bridges that pass over tranquil garden streams to give you the feel of your own private estate. The villa has a Japanese-inspired look and features indoor and outdoor dining pavilions, an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a tennis court.
Eric Clapton's Standfast Point, Antigua
Set on 45,000 acres of rugged hillside, Eric Clapton's Antigua mansion overlooks the beach and has gorgeous views of nearby Montserrat and Guadalupe. The 10,000-square-foot complex has four separate buildings connected by terraces, along with two pools, covered outdoor dining areas, a panoramic view of the ocean, and a billiard room. The house also comes with children's rooms and a playroom if you want to bring your kids along for a VIP vacation.
Richard Branson's Necker Island, Virgin Islands
When you think of celebrity resorts you can stay in, is a private villa not quite enough? Try a private island! Necker Island is the private island of Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Records. The beautiful 74-acre Caribbean island has the coral reefs, white sand beaches, and clear blue waters you'd expect of a tropical escape. With 17 bedrooms, four swimming pools (including one with a swim-up bar), tennis courts, and all the equipment you need for water sports like windsurfing and kayaking, Necker Island is quite possibly the most luxe celebrity escape available. If a private island is outside your price range, you can rent one of the four houses on the estate separately.
David Copperfield's Musha Cay, Bahamas
Another private-island Caribbean retreat, Musha Cay has an unmatchable natural beauty. Its unspoiled tropical landscape, swaying palms, breathtaking flowers, and seven white sand beaches will make you feel like you're in a different world. The island has five separate luxurious guest houses, from a 10,000-square-foot manor house to a comparatively cozy five-bedroom villa. The island features a private staff of 30 people, including a world-class chef, and its posh amenities include swimming pools, a steam room, and boats. With boating opportunities ranging from sailboats to speedboats to catamarans, the island has plenty of opportunities for beach lovers.
Donna Karan's Sanctuary, Turks and Caicos
If you want to spot other celebrities on your VIP retreat, The Sanctuary is the villa for you. The three-house villa has everything you'd expect of a celebrity resort, with infinity pools, beachfront property, a guest pavilion, panoramic windows, and breathtaking views of the beach from every room, along with an eclectic art collection from Karan's global travels. However, The Sanctuary has an added bonus: it's located in Parrot Cay, a known celebrity hotspot. Bruce Willis, Keith Richards, and Christie Brinkley all have beach houses there; Justin Bieber and Sofia Vergara have enjoyed visits to the island; and the Jolie-Pitt family has stayed in The Sanctuary itself.
Prince's Villa, Spain
Looking to buy rather than rent? Prince's six-bedroom, six-bathroom villa just west of Marbella, Spain, is in need of a new owner. The salmon-colored villa has a chandeliered entrance, marble floors, and palatial rooms. Its terrace overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, and the living and dining room have panoramic views of the sea as well. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, tennis courts, and a landscaped garden. Prince claimed that the home and surrounding area were the inspiration for many of his songs, although there's no sign that there has ever been purple rain over the villa.
Sting and Trudie Styler's Villa il Palagio, Italy
Villa il Pilagio is unusual in that it wasn't built specifically for Sting; it's a 16th-century villa that Sting and Trudie fell in love with. Fully updated and transformed into a vacation home, winery, and olive garden, the 10-bedroom villa has frescoed ceilings, a fireplace, and a spectacular playhouse for children that looks like something out of a fairy tale. However, it's the grounds of the villa that truly shine with their beautifully manicured gardens, a stone fountain, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a breathtaking view of the Tuscan foothills and the Appenines. If you hope to stay at Il Pilagio, don't plan your vacation for August; that's when Sting and Trudie use it every year.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Dinah Shore Estate, Palm Springs
If a modernist Southern California escape is more to your liking than a Caribbean island or refurbished Italian villa, Leonardo DiCaprio has the perfect house for you. Located on 13 acres of secluded desert and designed by modernist Donald Wexler, the 7,000-square-foot-home, which is called the Dinah Shore estate because it was built for the famous actress, has six bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a spa, and a heated pool.