Star Studded Holiday Resorts

By: Roger Munns

As mundane human beings with mundane jobs, everyone needs a holiday from time to time. Prime holiday season is approaching, and some are looking for the best places to holiday and maybe catch a glimpse of a few celebrities. Some major hotspots for celebrities on holiday are Majorca, Menorca, Lake Como and the Canary Islands.

Lake Como, Italy is one of the most romantic holiday spots in the world. The lake itself is of glacial origin and the third largest lake in Italy. Its 400 meter depths makes it one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Lake Como is very well known for the attractive, historic villas that line its shores.

Designer Donatella Versace owns a home on Lake Como near the burial place of her late brother Gianni. Actor George Clooney is also among the stars who have purchased homes in Lake Como in recent years. Singer Avril Lavigne and husband Deryck Whimbey honeymooned in Lake Como a few years ago.

The Canary Islands are also a major celebrity holiday destination. The islands have played host to several celebrities on holiday, including Jade Goody, Coleen McLoughlin, and Michelle and Andy Scot-Lee. Dancing on Ice's Suzanne Shaw also frequently vacations in Gran Canaria. Lanzarote's Club La Santa, a well known sports and leisure complex, is where you're more likely to find sporting greats like Colin Jackson, Dwain Chambers, Jonathan Edwards and Jenson Button.

Each year Lanzarote also hosts a very large classical music festival, which draws stars from near and far. The festival is generally held from January to March with concerts in Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and the Balearic Islands.

The Balearic Islands of Majorca and Menorca are often frequented by celebrities. Although Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones own a home in neighbouring Majorca, they often visit Menorca for some time away from home. Spain's Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia have enjoyed family holiday time in Menorca.

In fact, many celebrities have homes on Majorca. English-born actress Patsy Kensit loves Majorca and said, 'Every summer I take my children to Majorca, one of the most beautiful places that I've been to.'

One of Hollywood's favourite couples, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones own an estimated $8 million property on the west coast of Majorca. Douglas has also served as a Tourist Ambassador for the island.

Cynthia Charles, former wife of Beatle John Lennon and mother of Julian Lennon, visits Majorca quite often. Other celebrities who enjoy their holiday time in Majorca are Spice Girl Mel B, Michael Schumaker, Claudia Schiffer, Annie Lennox, Suzy Quattro and Boris Becker just to name a few. Most recently, Harrison Ford and girlfriend Calista Flockhart have been spending holiday time there.

Celebrities aren't the only famous people you may see in Majorca. Royalty from around the globe also enjoy the occasional holiday to the lovely Spanish island.

The late Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier spent their honeymoon on Majorca. The king, queen, princess and prince of Austria recently visited Majorca with Princess Letizia's baby Leonor. The queen joined the princess for some shopping in Palma de Majorca's busiest commercial area. The late Princess Diana of Wales also made frequent trips to Majorca. Former President Bill Clinton made an official visit to Majorca during his tenure in office.

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