Need a holiday? Look no further than these top celeb travel destinations

While bears hibernate during the winter, celebrities chase summer around the globe. Holiday time means packing bikinis and summer dresses only and leaves no room for boots and blankets. Okay, unless it's a skiing holiday...

And whether your fave is a local or international star, you probably like to live vicariously through their social media posts whenever they take some time off at an exotic location.

So here are a few of the most star-studded holiday destinations you can add to your travel bucket list, so that you no longer have to imagine what it's like to be where they are.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is known to be the hottest city in South America and the likes of Will Smith, the Obamas and Madonna have all enjoyed its pleasant weather. Travel Insider Magazine notes that these stars have even all stayed at the same luxury hotel, Copacabana Palace.

And one of our favourite local TV and radio personalities, Thando Thabethe, also took some time out in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year on what looked like a very cute and carefree baecation.

???????? yesterday...I think I'll just do this again today ??????....good morning ?????? #ThabootyTakesBrazil #Baecation

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Serengeti, Tanzania

Celebrities love this destination for the privacy and quiet while on safari thanks to private game reserves such as the Singita Grumeti Game Reserve. This is where Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel spent their honeymoon. Oprah Winfrey also lived her best life here (as usual) while on vacay in 2013.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

An East African gem where you can eat, sleep, swim, booze it up and repeat. 

Boity Thulo was on a workcation in Zanzibar late last year, Thembi Seete enjoyed a baecation with her fiance here, and our fashion and beauty editor, Marisa Crous, was on a squadcation in this gorgeous archipelago not too long ago.

Read all about her experience here.

My absolute fave bikini! ?????????? #LaGemma #JamboZanzibar #Workcation #NoFilterJustGod #OwnYourThrone??

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#Karibu #Tanzania #zanzibar #uroabeach #Pajebeach ???????????? awesome time we had ??

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Just three broads hanging around for a hot meal. ??????

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The Hamptons, New York

This is the ultimate summer escape for wealthy New Yorkers and Hollywood household names.

If you watch E! often, you'll know that the Kardashian-Jenner klan absolutely loves going on holiday in The Hamptons.

The likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen Pompeo and P. Diddy, who all own property there, are also major fans of the East End.

This is no cheap holiday destination (obvs), so if you want to go some time in 2020, you should have probably started saving yesterday already.

French Riviera (aka Cannes Film Festival vacay)

This is a major celebrity attraction and a jackpot for any paparazzo hoping to capture some sneaky moments. 

All your favourite supermodels, big and small screen stars make this their playground during one of the entertainment industry's most glamorous weeks - the Cannes Film Festival. 

Couple ladies on a boat ??????

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Read more: 25 Instagrams from Cannes 2017 you have to see


Celebrities and fashion industry peeps looove Italy.

South African stylists Kwena Baloyi and Trevor Stuurman showed off some amazing African style in both Florence and Milan last month, while Beyonce has enjoyed many a gelato in Florence before.

Our favourite love birds, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, also spent some quality time together in Naples in 2015. Jealous much?

A tribute to movement and versatility. Framed by @davidnyanzi #pittiuomo #beyondnative

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??pizza in Naples #bucketlist

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This one's for the keen party-goer, as places like Cancun and Puerto Vallarta are well-known for their electrifying nightlife. This probably explains why Cancun was such a Geordie Shore favourite at some point.

But beyond the party culture, A-listers like Mexico for its high-end resorts and IG-ready beaches. 

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Ryan Seacrest all like to take a break from their celebrity duties in Cabo San Lucas, which is just a two hour flight away from Los Angeles.

And shared bikini snaps of Barbadian star Rihanna in Puerto Vallarta when she took her team on a vacay early this year, calling it a "RihTreat."

I don't even want to imagine how lit the partying must have been.

RihMotions-#rihtreat #fentycorp She's the best Bo$$ ?? #chrianna #baeinMexico ??

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