How to Live Like a Rockstar this Summer

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The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and the birds are singing – summer is on the horizon and it’s time to celebrate! The UK’s recent winter was pretty bleak, so why not treat yourself to an epic beach holiday? After putting up with months of rain and grey skies, you totally deserve it. And we don’t mean just any old beach on the Costa del Sol, we mean the type of sandy paradises the A-list frolic on.

From stylish beach holidays in Europe to golden sands in far-flung places, if you want to holiday like a total rockstar this summer, these are the places to be…

Chateau de la Messardière, St. Tropez - France

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One of the most sought-after luxury beach holidays in Europe, you can’t get more elite than the sun-drenched celebrity haunt, St. Tropez. This tres chic seaside town has been a place for the crème de la crème to rendezvous since the glamorous 1950s. Exhilarating vistas and beautiful bays merge with super-yachts and international designer boutiques to create a high-octane glamour meets charming Provincial vibe. Hitting this coveted holiday destination will have you feeling like a rockstar in no time.

From private secluded coves to star-studded sands, St. Tropez is blessed with beaches galore that are perfect for relaxing, exploring or partying. For people watching head to the famous Pampelonne Beach or for a more laidback affair, Plage de la Bouillabaisse offers breathtaking views of the Maures Mountains and is dotted with plenty of stylish beach bars to keep you hydrated.

 

Tropezina Private Beach

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Chateau de la Messardière

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If crowded shores aren’t your style, how does a private beach sound? If you stay at exquisite 5-star Chateau de la Messardière (above) you can have access to the chateau’s exclusive beach, Tropézina. St. Tropez’s largest and grandest hotel, the 19th-century chateau spans the Bay of Saint‑Tropez, vineyards of Ramatuelle and the Med. Not only do you have access to secluded sands, but you can enjoy the Messardière’s 15-acre grounds (which also happens to be an official French Bird Protection League / Birdlife International ornithological reserve) a luxurious spa, gourmet restaurant, poolside restaurant, sophisticated bars, and an art gallery – phew!

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Image Credit: Bric’s X-Travel Medium Holdall in Olive, £165.00

This retro-inspired holdall works in harmony with the vintage glamour of St. Tropez and the Messardiere. The olive hued, satin nylon fabric and contrasting tan leather accents are the epitome of chic, whilst a detachable hanging zip pouch is handy for storing toiletries and makeup.

Villa Atlantis, Es Cubells – Ibiza

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The magical island of Ibiza has the power to make anyone feel like a rockstar. But when you stay at Villa Atlantis – once previously owned by musicians such as Noel Gallagher and Mike Oldfield, you literally are living the dream.

Tucked away in the sleepy yet stylish village of Es Cubells, this elegant getaway provides a sumptuous sanctuary far away from the loud clubs and bustling bars of rowdy San Antonio. If you want access to a livelier atmosphere, however, Ibiza Town is only 20 minutes’ drive away and is packed full of authentic tapas restaurants and laidback bars playing Balearic beats.

Jetty leading down to the private beach from Villa Atlantis

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Built into the San José cliffs, Atlantis boasts a stylish sundeck with views across the ocean. Steps lead from the terrace down to a private jetty, perfect if you’ve hired a boat, whilst a secluded beach is just seconds away. Who knew you could find such peace on the world famous party island?

Set over three floors, the villa is decked out with 7 en-suite bedrooms, a gym and an open plan living/dining area with video games for the kids making it ideal for large families. Alternatively, the Sonos sound system and chic furnishings make Atlantic the ultimate exclusive party spot for friends that want to swap the sweaty clubs for sunsets and sea views. Book now through the Luxury Hideaway website.

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Image Credit: Tumi Latitude International Slim Carry-On in Black, £595.00

The psychedelic design of Tumi’s Latitude is made for hedonistic trips to the White Isle, whilst the metallic black finish is sophisticated and modern. Guaranteed to POP amongst the whitewashed walls of Villa Atlantis.

Six Senses, Kaplankaya – Turkey

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If you’re one of those smug, ‘I went there first’ people, then best jump on a flight to the Six Senses Resort in Kaplankaya, Turkey pronto. One of the freshest luxury beach holidays on the market, the resort just opened its doors on May 1st this year.

Safely hidden away from the buzzier hotspots of the Turkish Riviera, the Six Senses lies inside a 400-hectare reserve of pine forests and ancient olive groves. Carved into giant rock formations, the resort looks out over the turquoise Aegean Sea and works in harmony with its natural surroundings. Beach lovers are spoilt for choice, with five glorious beaches to choose from, all boasting crystal clear waters and golden Turkish sands.

Marina Beach at Six Senses

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The Six Senses 141 guestrooms, which include six suites, 66 Ridge Villas and private residences, inject a mega dose of luxury into the rugged landscape of Kaplankaya. Ambient lighting, warm wooden furnishings and Turkish kilim rugs provide a sumptuously cosy environment to relax in after days spent swimming in the sea, exploring the surrounding forests and wandering through the olive groves.

If you want to feel like a true rockstar accompany your sunbathing with an indulgent spa treatment. Boasting an on-site laboratory, Bod Pod diagnostics, as well as anti-ageing programmes, a health and fitness centre and Ayurvedic medicine, the Six Senses Spa is set to become a celeb magnet in no time.

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Image Credit: Tumi’s 19 Degree Aluminium International Carry-On in Ivory Gold, £855.00

The swirling design and golden hue of Tumi’s 19 Degree Aluminium Carry On mimic the Turkish sands exquisitely. Rolling through the stylish Six Senses resort with this beauty is sure to turn heads.

Pink Sands Hotel, Harbour Island – The Bahamas

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Pastel pink sands, azure waters, psychedelic sunsets and lush tropical gardens – is it any wonder Pink Sands at Bahama’s Harbour Island is one of the most sought-after luxury beach holidays for famous jetsetters? With renowned visitors that include Keith Richards and Kate Moss, the Pink Sands Hotel is the place to be if you want to vacay like a rockstar.

Nestled amongst 20 acres of flourishing gardens, the Pink Sands Resort consists of 25 luxury, one-story cottages which are tucked away amidst sweet smelling hibiscus, frangipani, and fruit trees. Interiors are inspired by an old-school, British Colonial style, yet feature modern amenities and a first class service.

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The powdery pink sand of the magical beach is just minutes away, and yes, it really is pink. The combination of the rose-hued sand and turquoise Caribbean waters is truly out of this world. Sit and admire the view or take a dip in the tropical sea, explore coral reefs or go deep sea fishing. As the sun sets, sit back on your veranda with a cocktail in hand and sample the island’s fresh cuisine in the most magical of settings. The ultimate escape for glamourous beach bums.

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Image Credit: Rimowa’s Salsa Air Multiwheel IATA Cabin Case in Guards Red £379.00

The romantic red shade of Rimowa’s Salsa Air combined with the blush sands of this exotic getaway is a match made in heaven. Plus, the polycarbonate material is ultra-resilient to extreme temperatures, so you don’t have to worry about the humid heat of the Caribbean melting your precious case.

Gili Lankanfushi, Lankanfushi Island – Maldives

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If you like your luxury beach holidays with eco-spin, then you’ll be amazed by the Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives. An eco-paradise, this private reserve is home to the largest overwater bungalow in the world. Made from eco-friendly materials, the luxury bungalows work in harmony with the natural beauty of the island and guests are encouraged to adopt zero waste attitude and a more sustainable way of living.

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When you spend time in this tropical paradise, you can’t help but feel respect and awe for the magnificent planet we live on. Floating above the peaceful clear waters of the coral lined lagoon, the wooden bungalows are both elegant and intimate. Bliss out on the sun deck and drink in the views of the Indian Ocean or chill on a hammock whilst reading a book. For adventure types the activities are endless: take a dive and explore the rainbow reefs, learn to surf or kayak on the blue lagoon or take a trip to the winding streets of Maldives’ capital city, Malé.

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Image Credit: Briggs & Riley’s Sympatico International Four-Wheel Expandable Cabin Case in Cream, £413.10

Chic, elegant and light, Briggs & Riley’s Sympatico in cream emulates the pure white sands of the Maldives perfectly. Why not team it with a matching tote for a seamless travel style?

 Got the travel bug yet? If the lure of golden sands and warm waters is too strong to resist then what are you waiting for? Book that holiday of a lifetime and don’t forget about a stylish companion to assist you on your travels – check out our range of luxury cabin cases here.