Get Outta Town!
Who: European royals, Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley
Sleep: Badrutt's Palace Hotel for up to $3,600 a night.
Eat: Snack après-ski on caviar and toast for $64 at Hanselmann's restaurant, then head to Chesa Veglia, chic—after 9 p.m., please—for wood-oven pizzas.
Dance: Till dawn over a bottle of $357 Cristal at the superelite Dracula Club.
Who: From Jack Nicholson to Vin Diesel. "Aspen is perfect for people with 20-year-old energy and 40-year-old checkbooks," says one local.
Sleep: Many rent or own lavish homes. Will Smith hosted family at the Hotel Jerome ($1,200 a night). Ivana Trump stays at the Little Nell (up to $4,400).
Eat: Smith did sushi at Matsuhisa. Emilio Estevez did dinner and the salsa at Jimmy's. Members such as Ivanka Trump sip Bou Bous (champagne, vodka and pomegranate juice) at the Caribou Club.
Who: Mick Jagger in St. Bart's; Halle Berry, Eminem, Steven Seagal in the Bahamas.
Sleep: In St. Bart's, mostly in private villas that rent for up to $25,000 a week; yachts can go for $300,000 a week. Nicolas Cage hunkers down on his own 50-acre island in the Bahamas. Queen Latifah pays up to $2,380 a night to stay at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island.
Eat: Anything French on the island of St. Bart's, where diners eat haute at Eden Rock or pay about $100 a head for a private chef.
Dance: On the tabletops at le Ti-St. Barth and sip a "tit punch"—white rum in a shot glass—at Nikki Beach. Another celeb hot spot: the beach. "They come here to be quiet," says a local.
Who: Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and American Idol's acerbic Simon Cowell rate this lazy Indian Ocean isle a winner.
Sleep: Kerzner International's One & Only Le Touessrok resort (up to $3,086 a night).
Eat: Beachside at Barlen's—or hop a boat to Le Touessrok's private island, Ile aux Cerfs, for a barbecue.
Dance: To rocker Bryan Ferry, who treated fellow guests to a holiday concert. Or listen in on Joseph Fiennes serenading gal pal Fiona Jolly on Christmas Eve. Otherwise, nightlife in this low-key oasis means a bit of gambling—and rubbing aloe on your sunburn before bed.
On the slopes, celebs have their ups and downs
There are moguls and there are moguls. And apparently some celebs are better at handling the Hollywood sort than those snowy bumps on ski slopes. According to former Czech Olympic team skier Ivana Trump, "A few are pretty good, but not many." Hugh Grant "is a gutsy but moderate skier," says an observer in St. Moritz. Jack Nicholson, too, is "pretty good," says one Aspen pro. But Michael Douglas is better at buying diamonds for his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones than skiing them (a green circle signals the easiest run, a double diamond the hardest); likewise, says another pro, Kevin Costner is "not considered to be particularly good." The fact is, who needs another hunky hot dog? Antonio Banderas sticks to intermediate slopes when he's not with his kids on Aspen's easiest Buttermilk area, says one local—"But he's a terrifically nice man."