A SUNSHINE break abroad is, for most of us, nothing more than a distant memory.
Even celebrities who spend half their lives on holiday haven’t had any use for sunscreen in the last eight months.
But seeing as we also aren’t hopping on a flight anytime soon, why not spend the rest of lockdown planning for your ultimate trip when things do open up.
And who better to provide some inspiration that those country-hopping stars?
We’ve rounded up some of the holiday destinations best-loved by celebrities.
Whether it’s sipping cocktails in Bodrum or watching the sunset in Santorini, these are the holidays you’ll want to recreate as soon as we can travel again.
With its flashy resorts and incredible skyline, Dubai has the perfect backdrop for celebrities, drawn to its year-round heat and great beaches.
Abbey Clancy visited with husband Peter Crouch and their children this past Christmas, and Towie favourites Amber Turner and Yazmin Oukhellou have both been spotted in the city.
In recent times, Dubai has become known as the ‘Benidorm of the Middle East’ for ex-Love Islanders, who have also flocked there in their droves.
Love Island star Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury recently stayed at the amazing Burj Al Arab, one of the most famous and luxurious hotels in the world.
Meanwhile, Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor went Instagram official with their relationship while out in Dubai together.
Dubai is a pricey holiday spot, with alcohol especially expensive, but there are some incredible hotel and flight deals right now which helps to take the edge off.
Ibiza has been a popular hot spot for partying, sunbathing and exploring its beautiful Old Town among celebrities for decades now.
The White Isle has hosted a number of TV stars, including former Love Islanders Arabella Chi, Harley Brash and Amber Gill, who flew out for a girls’ holiday.
Olivia Palermo holidayed there with her husband and Paris Hilton DJ’s in Ibiza nightclubs.
It also got the royal seal of approval by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, when they holidayed on the island in 2006, before getting married.
The pair even attended the famous Pacha nightclub.
Ibiza has also been the destination of choice for former WAG Danielle Lloyd and her family, as well as Geordie Shore alums Sophie Kasaei and Charlotte Crosby.
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The South of France
The glamour of the south of France has long drawn an A-list crowd, including Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
You can usually find the celebs in Cannes or St Tropez – where there are luxurious hotels, mega yachts, great beaches and nightlife.
Amanda Holden recently visited St Tropez with her husband and two daughters, as did Piers Morgan and the Made in Chelsea crew filmed a whole series in the south of France.
The Cote D’Azur is eye-wateringly expensive if you want to spend money in all of the A-List hangouts, but there are also plenty of deals to be had on flights, holiday homes and hotels.
Once you get there, there are plenty of great cafes, restaurants and bars that don’t cost the earth either.
Now famous for being the regular holiday spot of the TOWIE cast, Marbella is a fantastic location for a sunshine break in Spain.
The coastal resort has something for everyone, with great beaches, nightlife and culture.
A whole host of celebs from The Only Way is Essex have visited, including Gemma Collins and James Argent.
Mark Wright and wife Michelle Keegan love a holiday in Marbs, as well as Mummy Diaries star Sam Faiers and her family.
Former Love Islander Georgia Harrison has also headed to Marbs, showcasing her beach pics on Instagram.
With 12 million visitors a year (in a normal year), Disneyland Paris is the most popular attraction in Europe.
It’s also a hit with stars, who love visiting ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ as much as we do.
Famous names that have visited the home of Mickey, Minnie and all the Disney princesses include John Legend, who helped Disneyland Paris celebrate its 25th anniversary by performing his rendition of Beauty and the Beast.
Tom Hardy visited for the opening of Disneyland Paris’ #Season of the Force.
Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards has also been, as have Britain’s own Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan, who visited the park to support victims of the Manchester bombing.
The clear, turquoise waters that wash up to the golden beaches of Bodrum make it a hit with celebs and Brits alike.
In fact, Bodrum is the holiday resort most popular with British tourists, who flock there each year to relax or party in Turkey‘s glamorous beach hangout.
Supermodel Kate Moss is a big fan of Bodrum and regularly holidays there.
The model visits LifeCo resort, where she goes to maintain her amazing figure, for a detox most years.
Even her pal Naomi Campbell has been known to join.
The Maldives have long been a celebrity holiday hotspot with an impressive list of A-list guests who love jetting off to paradise.
The Beckhams, Cristiano Ronaldo, Phillip Schofield and even Prince William and Kate Middleton are just some of the celebs who’ve enjoyed a luxury break in the Indian Ocean.
It’s no surprise when you consider that the islands are famous for their picture-perfect beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxurious resorts.
Other recent visitors to the Maldives include ex Love Islander’s Molly Mae Hague and Tommy Fury and Tess Daly, who was whisked there for her birthday.
Cornwall on the south-west coast of England is a hotbed for celeb spotting.
After all the south coast, dubbed the Cornish Riviera, has lots of beautiful backdrops that are ripe for photo opps.
There are harbour villages, towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay, known for surfing.
Recent visitors have been Peter Andre, who went crabbing on Crantock beach and surfing during his break there with wife Emily and youngest children Theo and Amelia.
Gordon Ramsay, who has a holiday home in Cornwall, is also a regular.
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Mingle with the stars on the Caribbean island of Barbados – famous for its perfect white sand beaches and for being the birthplace of rum.
Simon Cowell takes a Christmas break on the island every year. The TV mogul has been seen riding a jet ski and strolling along the beach with wife Lauren Silverman and their son Eric.
Barbados is also where pop star Rihanna was born, and she still returns regularly.
Ex Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson was also recently pictured on the island.
Photogenic Santorini is a perennially popular destination for celebrities.
With its whitewashed buildings built into the cliffs and churches with blue domes, the Greek island is an Instagrammers’ paradise.
It’s also a must for the bucket list experience of photographing the sunset.
Former Made In Chelsea stars Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh choose the Greek island for their first holiday en famille with their new baby Sienna and Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock also headed there for a break with her footballer fiancé Andre Gray.
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