Star Search

Not floating in Anguilla with Beyonce’ and Jay this summer after all? Think you’ll pass on the ride to Aspen? Then, we present some of our A-lister diversions of the 10 best places to star-search worldwide year ‘round. They are everywhere and in less obvious places too, if you know where to look. Here are some glitterati-flavored locales that will have you seeing stars in no time.

By: Danielle Kaplan and Lance Avery Morgan

One & Only Palmilla   Los Cabos, Mexico

Make Jennifer Aniston’s favorite resort yours, too. Secluded and positioned in the middle of the desert on the Sea of Cortez, this lush oasis has a traditional yet chic feel. With George Clooney and his girlfriend Stacy Keibler schmoozing at the El Dorado Golf & Beach Club; Ryan and Seacrest and Juliana Hough escaping to Las Ventanas Sofia Vergara getting pampered at the spa; and Dennis Quaid and Randy Jackson relaxing at the Esperanza resort, One & Only Palmilla may top the list for the best star-sightings.

Four Seasons 
Hualalai, Hawaii

Escape to paradise at this secluded and private oasis that some call a resort and most call paradise. With a celebrity clientele included Leonardo DiCaprio and Courtney Cox, you could find yourself clinking champagne glasses and paddle-boarding with Hollywood-royalty. Known as the secret wedding spot of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, and a great hideaway for Santana, this resort may have a bigger A-list following than ever these days.

Esquire Tavern    San Antonio

Known as the quintessential downtown bar, as well as the oldest, on the Riverwalk, Esquire boasts a top-tired star mixologist. At this local hotspot, Top Chef judges turned heads when filming Bravo’s hit TV show. Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Tre Wilcox and Padma Lakshmi have joined the ranks of celebrities who have frequented this downtown institution.


Maya’s Restaurant       St. Barth

With its location right by the water’s edge and a killer view of the Gustavia Harbor, Maya’s has been the local hot spot for celebrity families. With easy access to the marina, celebs can dock their massive yachts from a day out on the sea before heading in to try a daily-changing menu and a suburb dessert list. Prepare to also see Jay-Z and Beyonce (hopefully with Blue Ivy in tow) and Ellen and Portia. Turn up the heat during the winter, when the parties are in full swing. Note: The restaurant is open only for dinner.

Runyon Canyon Park    Hollywood

Who cares about the brilliant views of the San Monica coastline when you can have views of Hollywood reality starlets like Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth? With Hollywood couples taking romantic strolls or men working out shirtless, there is always something to see while you burn off those calories from your trip to Pinkberry. Make sure you get there midday, when the rest of LA is stuck in the office, to have optimal sightings.


Sandy Lane    St. James, Barbados

With a top-tier clientele list that could compete with the Oscars, this outrageously expensive hotel is stocked full with celebrities during the holiday season. Home of Tiger Woods wedding in 2004 and Simon Cowell’s $15 million mansion, Rihanna’s hometown boasts the latest and greatest. Stroll on the stunning beaches and you may just run into the Beckham posse or Sting.