What do you do when you need a break from the paparazzi? Or just wrapped up your latest movie? Take a Hawaii vacation, of course!
For many celebrities, a Hawaii vacation is the best way to unplug and relax—away from the watchful eye of the media. In fact, Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation destinations for celebrities looking to rejuvinate in paradise.
Why? For many of the same reasons most people come here: beautiful beaches, picturesque landscapes, and a laid-back lifestyle. For celebrities in Hawaii, though, a vacation here offers something even more important, a chance to unplug from the paparazzi. Aside from curious locals, most people in Hawaii are respectful of celebrities’ private time, something many celebrities want and need on vacation.
Who’s taken a Hawaii vacation recently? Read on and find out!
Just last week, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star, “King James” (that’s LeBron James to those who don’t follow the NBA circuit) brought his entire family to Kona, Hawaii and recorded much of his vacation on Instagram.
James posted two short videos and two photos on his Instagram page, capturing footage of himself and his family at a waterfall in north Kohala. In one of his Instagram posts, he wrote, “One of the best experiences in my life thus far. This was found in the middle of nowhere many years ago in Kona Hawaii.”
In another video, James is seen speaking to the camera, saying, “Funnest thing I’ve ever done, or at least top five. It was crazy.” He also wrote, “How I felt at the time and still do! Kona Hawaii. Fresh Spring Waterfall.”
Back in April, Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on the Big Island and posted two videos of their vacation on Instangram, as well. Their Hawaii vacation even included a ride in the back of a pick-up truck!
And, don’t forget President Barack Obama, who spent the holidays with his family in Kailua on Oahu. After signing the fiscal cliff bill remotely, he flew ten hours to rejoin his family here.
The president was in good company over the holidays in Hawaii. A litany of celebrities escaped the cold(ish) L.A. winter and flocked to Hawaii over Christmas and New Years:
So, next time you’re in Hawaii, keep your eyes peeled for celebrities in Hawaii—you never know who you’ll see!