This Summer's Celebrity Hotspots

Kelly Ripa, Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld may still have homes in the Hamptons, but many celebrities have abandoned their old summer haunts for sunny destinations farther from home.

The A-listers have been bumping into each other more frequently at these five top locations:


The island state attracts celebrities who pine for the big waves. "What Women Want" star Helen Hunt surfed off the coastline of Maui this summer with movie director Matthew Carnahan. The couple played golf, went horseback riding and took in sunsets together.

Julia Roberts vacationed in Maui in May with her husband, Danny Moder, and their children, Phinnaeus and Hazel. Roberts, visibly pregnant, strolled hand-in-hand with Moder along the island streets while looking for a spot to eat.

Actors Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammar, owners of Hawaii houses, are both frequenters of the American surf state. They were both seen at their houses this summer: Brosnan in Kauai and Grammar in Maui, taking time for themselves with their families and friends.

"Hawaii is the old standard for celebrities," US Weekly's entertainment director, Dina Sansing, told "It is close to Los Angeles but far enough that you feel like you are getting away."

High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale celebrated her 23rd birthday in Maui in July with her dancer boyfriend, Jared Murillo. Joined by Tisdale's parents, the couple was seen walking along the breezy beach, holding hands and splashing each other at the shoreline. The promise ring from Murrillo glinted in the sunlight on Tisdale's finger. The family and boyfriend rode on a catamaran on the choppy waters during one afternoon.


Fiji is great for the beach and surfing. The Nixon Watches company leads a yearly trip to the islands and totes along a lucky slew of celebrities.

"Fiji is very rustic and there's not a lot of technology," Emil Wilbekin, the editor-in-chief of Giant Magazine, told "It is all about swimming, eating great food and hanging out. There are not a lot of other activities to do there so you are forced to relax."

After a long flight, these A-list stars can lounge within a remote ecosystem, frosted with delicate coconut flowers and ancient Cycad plants. Because of its secluded location, the press has a difficult time spotting celebrities as they hide away from them, so few famous people were spotted there this summer.

Fiji's Wakaya Club, advertised as a small, eco-friendly "World Apart," is a popular celebrity vacation spot for those who want to slip away from paparazzi while indulging in the green resort life. Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Demi Moore and Oprah are just some of the stars that have escaped to this island oasis, trying exotic fruits and sunbathing on hot white sand. Full spa service offers these stars a place to get pampered.

Sansing said that celebrities have probably been going there this summer and managed to avoid the paparazzi radar.

"Celebrities love places like Fiji's Wakaya Club because they can really hide and get in and out without anyone knowing they were there," Sansing said. "I think the more famous the celebrities, the more they are interested in finding someplace away from it all. But lower-level celebrities in Las Vegas, for example, are surrounded by people and love the attention. They are more likely to vacation in more common places."


Celebrities seemed to gravitate towards Mexico this summer -- especially stars in a hurry.

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