This year, follow your favourite superstars and travel to their destination and experience them first-hand to understand what charmed the likes of Ronaldo and Messi. So, put aside the usual Messi vs Ronaldo debate and travel like your favourite football stars do!
Cristiano Ronaldo – Mykonos, Greece
Cristiano Ronaldo clinched the Ballon d’Or and spent some quality time with his girlfriend and Russian model Irina Shayk in Mykonos before their high profile break-up.
The beautiful Mykonos is a stunning place to celebrate your vacation. There are plenty of catamaran cruises, ancient ruins, beautiful white washed houses with blue painted windows and doors, cobbled lanes, beautiful cafes, beaches, caldera and plenty of good restaurants and nightlife joints. Hit the stunning Paradise Beach filled with young crowd and day and night beach parties. Check out Little Venice made on wooden stilts and colourful houses and learn about Greek gods and legends in the island of Delos.
Lionel Messi – Naples, Italy
Lionel Messi nursed his broken dream of leading Argentina to World Cup victory in 2014 by enjoying a holiday in Naples, Italy. Pictures splashed around by paparazzi showed Messi, his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and son Thiago having fun in the lovely Italian city.
Naples, the third largest city of Italy after Rome and Milan, is blessed with the typical Italian charm coupled with rich cultural heritages. The beautiful Amalfi Coast and the town of Capri is exquisitely beautiful. The city is also the heavyweight in Italian cuisine. See the well preserved remains of Pompeii and visit Mount Vesuvius. You must take a trip to charming towns of Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi to admire the stunning natural beauty and typical Italian delights.
Ricardo Kaka – California, USA
Kaka might not be at his glorious best these days but he still rules the heart of his loyal supporters and the Milanistas. He may have missed being a part of the 2014 World Cup, and hence, decided to beat the disappointment with a family holiday in Anaheim, California.
Kaka had a blast with his family in the Disneyland Theme Park, an all-time classic destination for family and kids. This summer, beat the heat and visit the Disneyland and check out the various theme rides, beautiful fairytale castle and meet you favourite cartoon stars like Mickey and Mini Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, etc. California also has the Universal Studios, San Diego Zoo, LegoLand, Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Boulevard to make your holidays memorable.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – New York, USA
How do you beat the disappointment of missing out on the greatest party on the planet? (Remember, 2014 World Cup)… You just bury yourself in the equally vast and charming city of New York, just like Zlatan! Zlatan beat the blues with a trip to New York, one of the world’s largest metropolis.
Visit New York and enjoy the fun and free spirit of NYC. NYC is an overwhelming destination as it’s the hub of culinary, fashion, art and culture, finance, performing arts, sports and broadcasting. Options are plenty and time is short to get the full satisfaction out of NYC! Enjoy a Big Apple helicopter tour and admire the stunning cityscape of New York. Go for the New York Dinner Cruise while the New York City Liberty Cruise also comes highly recommended.
Wayne Rooney – Las Vegas, USA
England remained mediocre and lacklustre throughout the 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil. However, the likes of Rooney and Gerrard decided to take a vacation before being immersed in the EPL bandwagon. Gerrard and Rooney – the captain and vice-captain hit Ibiza and Las Vegas within couple of days.
The versatile Vegas, bustles with energy and glamour. Entertainment, casinos, luxury hotels and resorts and the gateway to the vast expanse of Grand Canyon, Death Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Possibilities are limitless in Las Vegas, all you need is the will to make the most out of Vegas! Feel like a celebrity and hit the Bellagio Casino and Fountains and The Venetian Casino and Grand Canal. Enjoy the world class entertainment zones of Cirque du Soleil, The Neon Museum and The Mob Museum. Ride fast cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Jaguars in the World Class Driving.
Robin van Persie – Barbados
Netherlands made it to the semis of the 2014 World Cup, owing a lot to the services of their skipper and striker RVP. The Flying Dutchman also scored a superb goal, worthy of earning the sobriquet but once again, ended up with a broken heart. However, RVP quickly hit the beautiful Caribbean island country of Barbados with his family and returned as much refreshed man.
You can also visit Barbados this summer to revel in the tropical paradise filled with turquoise waters, white sand beaches, beautiful resorts with infinity pools, alfresco cafes and diners and the typical Calypso charm and feel. Barbados is an amazing tropical paradise with slow pace of life and typical Caribbean culture. Visit the Hunte’s Garden and revel in this beautiful tropical paradise. Check out the beautiful South Coast Boardwalk, Dover Beach and Bathsheba Beach.
Neymar Jr – Ibiza, Spain
The favourite son of Brazil football, Neymar broke his spine in a chilling accident in 2014 World Cup and with that, broke the dream of winning the World Cup on home soil for the Brazilians. Neymar underwent surgery, rehabilitation and a vacation in Ibiza, Spain.
This year, add Ibiza to your travel list and soak in the fun and frolic of the ultimate partying destination in the world! Haute night clubs, tapas bars, restaurants, beach parties, watersports, fashion shows and the Joie de vivre spirit is all you need to have a great time. Visit the beautiful beaches of Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, Playa Cala Salada and Playa de Ses Salines. Visit the Castle of Ibiza for sweeping views of the region and take a scenic cruise to Es Vedra.
Cesc Fabregas – Sardinia, Italy
Fabregas failed with Spain in Brazil 2014, left his boyhood club Barcelona, had to join Chelsea managed by his former nemesis Jose Mourinho but he eventually ended up in good spirits thanks to the family holiday in the beautiful Sardinia, Italy.
Sardinia is a heaven in the Mediterranean Sea and boasts of having the bluest waters and whitest sand beaches surrounded by craggy, lofty cliffs. Feisty cuisine, tradition, hospitable hosts and plethora of celebs makes it a memorable vacation with a unique fusion of Mediterranean and Italian flavours. Revel in the beauty of stunning beaches like Cala Mariolu, Cala Goloritze, Oasis Bidderosa, Cala Spinosa. Admire the stunning Grotte di Su Mannau and visit the Parco Nazionale Asinara and Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena.
Luis Suarez – Barcelona, Spain
Suarez became the controversy child of World Cup 2014 by biting Italian defender Georigio Chellini and followed it with a pocket-friendly move to Barcelona from Liverpool, much to the dismay of The Reds. However, even before settling into Nou Camp, Suarez was enjoying holidays in Barcelona, the city with inspiring art work and playground of renowned architect, Antonio Gaudi.
Barcelona is one of the most visited European cities and is a direct rival of Madrid in every social aspect. The city has beautiful parks, iconic buildings, charming farmer’s market, majestic project of Sagrada Familia, world class dining, FC Barcelona and beautiful beaches makes it a holiday seeker’s favourite. Catch a football match and support Barcelona at the Camp Nou and visit the beautiful Sagrada Familia which is still an ongoing project and is one of the most complex architecture in the world.
David Beckham – Los Angeles, USA
The celestial football couple of Becks and Posh are still the trendsetters and even the kids have been brought up in the same manner. Surprisingly, the most followed celebrity family opted for a holiday in Los Angeles, USA. LA is an amazing tourist destination and has plenty to offer without dazzling the senses out of you.
LA served as the inspiration and beacon of America’s West and you can still feel the relevance of the city. The Hollywood industry lies in the city along with high-profile celebs. However, surprisingly LA knows how to keep low profile despite having the most high-profile people on the planet. Visit the Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland to enjoy the spectacular shows and rides. Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier.