How to holiday like a celebrity. It sounds expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The answer is online, baby!
1. Rae’s on Wategos
Byron Bay is famous for its gently rolling waves, natural beauty and bohemian lifestyle. You might be thrilled to surf on one of Wategos long waves, but it becomes a life experience when you’re sharing that ride with a pod of dolphins. No wonder Byron attracts everyone. Being the ultimate beach babe, Elle McPherson, stays at Rae’s on Wategos in the Ocean View Penthouse. Oscar winners Baz Luhrman and Catherine Martin are regulars in the Mirabella penthouse and were the first couple to use the day spa. Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson were also guests, enjoying the delicious food in the beach front setting.
2. Semara Uluwatu, Bali
With the high Australian dollar and our proximity to Asia, Bali is a no-brainer for Aussies. Breathtaking scenery, amazing food and serious luxury are a magnet for the well heeled! Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall got married at Semara Uluwatu in front of 70 friends and family. The ceremony was held under a beautiful white marquee on a lawn that overlooked the Indian Ocean. This hotel is right next to the famous Potato Head Beach Club although the resort has three great restaurants if you don’t want to venture too far from your villa.
3. Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa – Blue Mountains
If a tree change is your scene, it doesn’t get more beautiful than the Blue Mountains, just an hours drive from Sydney. Michael Clarke and his wife, Kyly, stayed here for three nights after their secret wedding, codenamed: Operation Snow White. They indulged in spa treatments, horse riding, mountain biking and wildlife treks. Delta Goodrem is another home-grown star who has stayed at Wolgan Valley, spending time playing tennis and having candle lit dinners with Nick Jonas.
Online prices vary but it is possible to nab a luxurious holiday at an affordable price. Luxuryescapes.com has some amazing deals and with the Australian dollar so high, its a terrific time to travel internationally or enjoy our own world-class resorts. Either way, its about relaxing and enjoying life!