Jan 12, 2012

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I’m a Celebrity… Get me out for New Year!

Where did you spend New Year’s Eve? At a family party? Down the local pub linking arms with your mates singing Auld Langsyne? Or did you jet off to a luxury location to see in the New Year with some equally rich pals?

It’s unlikely to have been the latter, but we’re about to take a look at a whole bunch stars who did just that.

Barack Obama, Hawaii

Barack Obama Beach HolidayTaking what must be one of his last vacations before a gruelling campaign for re-election in 2012, the leader of the free world was spotted in Hawaii over the New Year period. The president, who was born and raised in Honolulu before being uprooted to Indonesia, regularly revisits the area and stays in the family’s oceanfront vacation compound in Kailua, Hawaii. The US’s first family were spotted on the beach tackling catches and touchdowns with their secret service bodyguards, while the president and first lady were later spotted at one of their favourite Oahu restaurants for a romantic meal.

Holiday like a president, book a holiday to Hawaii today.

Simon Cowell, Barbados

Simon Cowell Jetski BeachFrom the most powerful man in the Western world, to the most powerful mogul in the music world. The X Factor judge was spotted in Barbados over the New Year period. Cowell stayed at his usual £16,000-a-night villa in the exclusive five-star Sandy Lane resort before living it up with friends on a £625,000 yacht moored at St Bart’s. Never one to sit still Cowell is then said to have travelled on to Grenada and Antigua. Now that’s just showing off.

Judge for yourself with a holiday to Barbados.

Tamara Ecclestone, Maldives and Dubai

Tamara Ecclestone Beach HolidayBernies’s beautiful heiress took a well-earned break from her filming commitments to Channel 5 reality show “Billion $$ Girl” with trips to The Maldives and Dubai over the New Year period. After a busy year of lingerie modelling, the on-going renovation of her 55 room, £45 million home, not to mention the constant strains of topping up that now legendary £200,000 handbag collection I think we all agree Tamara probably needed a holiday, or two.

Live it up in the riches of Dubai today.

Tulisa, The Maldives

Tulisa Fazer N-Dubz Holiday BeachIt was X Factor to factor 30 for celebrity judge Tulisa Contostavios. Fresh from her winning stint on the hit show, the N-Dubz singer and her band mate boyfriend Fazer (or Richard Dawson as his mum calls him) were spotted on the Maldives island of Bodu Hithi in the North Male’ Atoll. The Coco Palm Resort offers exclusive Lagoon Villas which cost up to £1,018 per night.

Take a romantic break to the Maldives today.

Michelle Keegan and Max George, Barbados

Michelle Keegan Max George The Wanted Coronation Street Beach HolidayCoronation Street head turner Michelle Keegan swapped the cobbled streets of Weatherfield for the scorching hot sands of Barbados on a recent New Year break. Boyfriend Max George of The Wanted tagged along to apply her sun lotion. They were in the region for a private concert with Rihanna and Diddy at the Sandy Lane resort, sound familiar? Yep that’s the same swanky pad Simon Cowell was staying at, do keep up!

Escape the winter weather by booking a flight to Barbados.

Cindy Crawford, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cindy Crawford Rande Gerbertosee Beach HolidayNow here’s someone you don’t hear of so often anymore. The preferred poster pin-up of every guy through the 80s turned up in Cabo San Lucas with her nightclub owner husband Rande Gerbertosee in 2012. At 45-years old Cindy is still looking great on the beach.

Hola! Head to Mexico for your next holiday

Lucy Mecklenburgh, Caribbean

Lucy Mecklenburgh TOWIE The only way is essex Beach HolidayOn the third of a string of holidays that took in Abu Dhabi and Egypt the TOWIE star settled on The Caribbean to spend her Christmas and New Year break. How much that famous tan has been affected throughout the three trips has not been revealed.

Top up your tan on a holiday to the Caribbean.

Amy Childs, Dubai

Amy Childs Beach HolidayThe only way was Dubai for New Year for former TOWIE star Amy Childs. The reality TV star reportedly saw in the New Year with amongst others, Peter Andre and Hugh Grant at a hotel party in the United Arab Emirates’ most extravagant City.

Follow in their footsteps by booking a flight to Dubai today.

How did your New Year measure up? Give us your thoughts below…

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