When you're one of the world's most successful supermodels, it's only right that you celebrate your 40th birthday in style, which is why Kate Moss is said to have booked Sir Richard Branson's exclusive Caribbean holiday destination Necker Island for her big day on 16 January 2014.
While Necker Island is exclusively reserved for A-list celebs and Branson’s friends and family, there are many other islands in the Caribbean that offer just the right amount of je ne sais quoi to entice a celebrity. From Simon Cowell to Beyonce and Jay Z, the Caribbean is literally swarming with the rich and famous. Frank Sinatra started the trend back in the day and even now, celebs can’t get enough of the 30 or so islands.
Of course, the Caribbean has its fair share of famous natives too. Let’s not forget Jamaica’s most famous face, Bob Marley, the revolutionary Cuban Fidel Castro and the Caribbean’s most recent export, Barbados-born songstress, Rhianna. In addition and rather more surprisingly, Gwyneth Paltrow is also of distant Barbadian descent!
If you want to spot a famous face on holiday in the Caribbean then Barbados has to be the best place to see and be seen. While not as lush as St Lucia or as laid-back as Jamaica, it is, however, the undisputed Monaco of the Caribbean. Head to St James on the island’s swanky west coast and watch the beautiful people schmooze into the sunset.
Other islands that double up as playgrounds for the rich and famous include stylish St Barts (Ashton Kutcher and Jason Statham go), beautiful Bahamas (Cindy Crawford, Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey go), quirky Anguilla (Sandra Bullock and Orlando Bloom go), genteel and traditional Bermuda (John Travolta goes) and exotic Puerto Rico (Johnny Depp and Jennifer Lopez go).