We always hear about Hollywood celebrities vacationing at the most exotic destinations in the world; ever wondered where your favourite sportspeople head to for a down time? Here are 9 destinations to inspire you. By Deepali Sharma
Cristiano Ronaldo – The Bahamas
Explore the vibrant coral reefs in the exotic islands of Bahamas. CR7 seemed quite fond of the place himself and is known to have taken more than three trips to the coral islands already.
Rafael Nadal – Cozumel, Mexico
The 17-time Grand Slam Champion admits that he is a beach person. When he wants to relax, he jet-sets for Cozumel, Mexico. The white beaches with immense marine diversity and various activities like diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, and zip lines keep him busy. Here, he usually stays at the luxurious resorts Secret Aura to avoid media eye.
Serena Williams – Mauritius
The world no.1 tennis champ visits the enchanting island of Mauritius with her family when in need of a break. Here, she checks into Beachcomber Resorts for a luxurious stay.
M. S. Dhoni – Sri Lanka
The beautiful island country of Sri Lanka is the prefect getaway for former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni. If you remember, he chose Sri Lanka for his honeymoon as well.
Usain Bolt – Melbourne, Australia
The record-holding sprinter loves to holiday in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is a perfect blend of style, sophistication, art and sports. For a stay, Bolt chose the lavish Crown Towers Melbourne.
Lionel Messi – Dubai
UAE is well known for its lavish lifestyle. The millionaire footballer likes to visit Dubai often to meet his friends and enjoy the phenomenal nightlife of this Emirate.
7. Neymar – Ibiza, Spain
The Spanish Party island of Ibiza is one of the favourite destinations for the Brazilian footballer. Spectacular beaches and lively, happening nightlife attract the elite tourists. The naturally safe island is a favourite amongst many celebrities like Leonardo Di Caprio, Paris Hilton, Nadal and Novak Djokovic. If you want to spot Neymar, stay at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel.
8. Maria Sharapova – Indonesia
The Russian tennis player likes to explore different cultures. She prefers places that offer her exclusive experiences of native cultures. She considers her visit to the Volcanic Island of Indonesia with numerous ethnic groups and wide natural diversity as memorable.
9. Roger Federer – Maldives
The Swiss tennis player loves the crystal blue waters of the Maldives and if you ever spot him with a golden tan, you know where he’s been. The tropical paradise is best experienced at the elegant Anantara Kihavah Villas, the same resort where Federer holidays.