Summer has officially kicked off this week—which means it's time to pack your bags and take a much-needed getaway to somewhere with sand, sun, and plenty of cocktails. Need some inspiration? If anyone knows the best place for a vacation, whether it's a quick weekend jaunt or an extended escape, it's our Housewives. Here, our stars share their favorite places for the ultimate vacation.
My husband and I like to take our kids to the mountains for vacation. A lot of people we know like to go to the sun and lay on the beach but we really love skiing. My husband is a big skier and it’s important to all of us that all the girls ski. My husband is an avid skier, so we try to at least go twice a year so we can keep our skiing in there.
Hands down, my and my husband David's favorite holiday spot is Kona, Hawaii. I think it has such a connection for us because that was where one of my first holidays with David, however many years ago. We’ve been going there for probably the last ten years. We go every year. We now take our children. It’s such a healing energy and I think when we go there, you decompress, and the ocean, it just kind of washes away all the toxicity, and we come back kind of renewed. I love it.
the South of France
I lived there for seven years so that’s like going home. I think Saint-Tropez is a lot fun, having lunch on the beach and walking down to the water. Monte Carlo is fabulous. I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve lived in many places.
I live on the east coast so I go to Miami because it’s not that far, just a one hour flight. I find peace there at the ocean. But there are lots of places that I like to go to, but I happen to go there more than anywhere else every year; only because it’s so close to me and I find peace at the sea.
Cabo San Lucas
It's my favorite place! I usually stay at the El Dorado, which is a very fancy privately owned resort where running into George Clooney at dinner is kind of the norm. I would rather do beach than snow any day because I hate being cold.
Anguilla, St. Maarten and St. Barths. And also we get to Jamaica a lot. We love Round Hill, which is a great resort. It's very exclusive, and it's really traditional and cool. They have great service and it's not super trendy—it's old school. I do like a cocktail when we're on vacation, and my daughter and Peter are into water sports. I'm more the girl on the beach, just watching everyone.
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