Celebrity Hawaii Vacations: Aloha With the Stars

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Celebrity Hawaii Vacations – does it get any more luxe than that? Many stars come to Hawaii to unwind, connect with nature, or enjoy time in a 5-star resort. Let’s see where you can find A-listers while in the islands!

An Escape from Hollywood

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 almost any celebrity, 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 rejuvenate in paradise.

Why? For many of the same reasons most people come here: beautiful beaches, picturesque landscapes, and a laid-back lifestyle. 

For a celebrity 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.

the four seasons maui at wailea is a popular destination for Hawaii celebrity vacations

Recent Celebrity Hawaii Vacations

Who’s taken a Hawaii vacation recently? Read on and find out!

Lebron James

Way back in 2015, 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.”

This definitely looked like a fun celebrity Hawaii vacation!

Justin Bieber

Way more recently, in 2024, Justin Bieber and wife Haley Bieber were spotted on Kauai. 

They ate at the Da Fazenda food truck and spent time at the beach. Justin and Haley are always attracting the attention of paparazzi, so a quiet Kauai vacation was probably the perfect escape for the pair. 

Beyonce & Jay Z

Beyonce and Jay Z come to Hawaii every few years. One of their biggest trips here was in 2015, when the pair celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on the Big Island and posted two videos of their vacation on Instagram, as well. 

Their Hawaii vacation even included a ride in the back of a pick-up truck!

During a 2020 trip, Jay Z took a workout class on the beach, completing squats and other bodyweight exercises right on the sand

Barack Obama

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And, don’t forget President Barack Obama, who often spends the holidays with his family in Kailua on Oahu. 

Other Celebrity Hawaii Vacations

These stars are in good company! Here are other celebrities who frequently vacation in Hawaii. 

  • Paris Hilton frequently visits Maui and has been spotted on the island of Molokai as well.
  • Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller married in Maui and returned later with friend Shailene Woodley (and her boyfriend at the time Aaron Rodgers).
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson often vacations on Oahu, but he’s also visited Maui and other islands during his many trips. 
  • Jude Law, English actor, film producer, and director, was seen on Maui.
  • Jessica Simpson,rRecording artist and actress, often visits Hawaii and was spotted on Oahu.
  • Mindy Kaling often visits Hawaii, as she has a long-time friend who lives on Oahu. She’s also posted Instagram photos at the Four Seasons Resort Maui. This is a popular spot for many Hawaii celebrity vacations.
  • Oprah Winfrey spends much of her downtime at her home in Upcountry Maui. 
  • In 2023, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker stayed at 1 Hotel in Hanalei Bay on Kauai.

So, next time you’re here, keep your eyes peeled for celebrities enjoying a vacation in Hawaii—you never know who you’ll see!