Reveals Where the Stars Vacationed This Winter

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Where did the celebrities go in their private jets for their winter vacations? reveals the beautiful locations, private yachts, and luxury resorts that hosted the rich the famous A-List this winter.

Where did the celebrities go in their private jets for their winter vacations? reveals the beautiful locations, private yachts, and luxury resorts that hosted the rich the famous A-List this winter. Be it sun or snow, these are the places to be.

The Caribbean is an ever popular place in the sun for the rich and famous and St. Barts is the most fashionable Island for celebrities. 2008 New Years was no exception. Many stars toasted the New Year aboard luxury yachts in Gustavia harbor.

Paul Allen's yacht 'Octopus' played host to Billy Joel and his wife Katie, Steven Speilburg, Kate Capshaw, Russel Simmons and girlfriend Porschla Coleman. Martha Stewart and boyfriend Charles Simonyi hosted friends on his luxury yacht and Denzel Washington partied on Ron Perelman's yacht.

Some other celebrities visiting St. Barts included Linda Evangelista, Nicolette Sheridan, Michael Bolton, Billy Zane & Kelly Brook and Billionaire George Soros. Liam Neeson and wife Natasha Nichardson also routinely take pleasure in visiting the Caribbean for Christmas. The couple relax at Anguilla's exclusive Cap Juluca Luxury Resort with their two sons.

Google founder Larry Page married Lucy Southworth on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Necker Island is a private island available for rent and is owned by Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson. The island hosts about 100 people, so the rest of the 600 plus wedding party reportedly stayed at an exclusive luxury resort on Virgin Gorda called Rosewood Resort Little Dix Bay.

The happy couple's wedding guests included no less than President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Bono from band U2, Google's Tim Armstrong and Sir Richard Branson, who acted as best man.

Earlier in the year Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie also enjoyed a well deserved Caribbean vacation. They stayed at a luxury resort called Caneel Bay Resort in the Virgin Islands. The talented couple also enjoyed a quiet family holiday in the luxury hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai in 2007.

Music mogul Simon Cowell, from American Idol, also typically jets off to the Island of Barbados each Christmas, and this time he stayed at Sandy Lane beach resort. Retail mogul Sir Phillip Green was also in Barbados with his wife Tina and two children.

Catherine Zeta-Jones, husband Michael Douglass, and their two children traditionally spend an extended family Christmas in Bermuda.

This winter, Madonna spent her vacation in the Maldives, reportedly at the luxury resort & spa Soneva Fushi with husband Guy Ritchie and family. She then flew on to India for New Years.

Hawaii has become the location of choice for some of the younger set. Both Paris Hilton & family and Adam Sandler & family enjoyed respective vacations in the surfing paradise this year.

The rise of luxury resort vacations 'Down-Under' was a new theme this year. Following a successful Police Reunion Tour, rock icon Sting treated the family to Australia for a New Year's yacht charter in Sydney. Elle 'The Body' MacPherson relaxed at home in sunny Australia, along with fellow Aussie babes Kylie and Danni Minouge.

One the Google co-founders visited the recently completed Fossil Cove on Waiheke Island, New Zealand and there are also murmurs he purchased a vineyard in the Wairarapa. In December, another tech giant, Bill Gates, also visited Northland in New Zealand. Recently, Johnny Depp holidayed at the Coromandel Peninsular, New Zealand, whilst visiting fellow 'Pirates of the Caribbean' stars Geoffrey Rush and Bill Nighy.

Many celebrities left the hot sun behind and headed for luxury ski resorts & villas in the snow this winter. Actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett embarked on Smith's annual New Year's Eve bash in Aspen, the place to be for ski-lovers. Jack Nicholson is also a regular in Aspen each year where he spends time with his children, decorating his Victorian home with lights. Meanwhile, another Aspenite actress Goldie Hawn is sometimes spotted there Christmas shopping for partner Kurt Russell and their son, Wyatt. Singer Mariah Carey also celebrates Christmas on the slopes, in Colorado.

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