Is Croatia Totally The Next Celeb Hotspot?
Beyonce and Jay-Z have done it, so have Mickey Rourke and U2. It seems like everyone's vacationing in Croatia these days and why shouldn't they? Celebs are finally figuring out what in-the-know tourists have experienced for years; Croatia offers everything other European countries on the Mediterranean do, like gorgeous beaches, sailing, great food and first-class restaurants, but at a cheaper price.
Last summer, the rich and famous were flocking to Croatia for some fun in the sun. U2's bassist, Adam Clayton, took a much needed vacation in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik where he ate dinner at Nautika and drove around in a Mercedes before heading back to his luxury yacht. Jay-Z and Beyonce also stayed in a yacht outside of Dubrovnik but they had a slightly less tranquil time last summer after the paparazzi got a little too close, causing an altercation with one of their bodyguards. In August, Mickey Rourke didn't seem to mind the paps snapping pics of him while he when for a swim with a mystery "friend".
Croatia is definitely the place to be, but a yacht might be slightly out of our league. Instead, we're thinking of checking out the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik. It gets awesome reviews and has spectacular views of historic Dubrovnik and the Adriatic. Rooms start at $325 a night, but keep an eye to their site for Hilton specials. It's likely that the celebs will return this summer as well, so bring your best telephoto lens too.
· Dubai is out, Croatia is in for celeb travel [CNN]
· Celebrities in Croatia [Javno]
· Celeb Travel Coverage [Jaunted]