If the Grand Pavilion residence in Hawaii is good enough for President Obama and his wife Michelle, it's good enough for us. Hawaii has always been a popular celeb getaway, but thanks to the spotlight on Obama's heritage (he was born in Honolulu), it's enjoying a renaissance.
Obama stayed with his family at this palatial 16,000 sq ft mansion just before his inauguration and we can see why it proved a hit. Overlooking Kailua Bay on the island of Oahu, it's just the place for a party with an exotic island twist. You and your guests can sip cocktails in the outdoor lounge area, followed by a dinner cooked by your personal chef. Afterwards, a Hawaiian-esque pool party is in order, and you may even spot Justin Timberlake or Harrison Ford strolling along the beach- both have rented properties here.
After slumbering in one of 10 lavish bedrooms, you'll awake to a mouth-watering breakfast. Then your guests can while away the hours relaxing in the jacuzzi before preparing to say aloha to another evening of pure Hawaiian decadence.
Best Bedroom: The Master Suite, which is exceptionally private (perfect for VIPs) and has direct views of the ocean.
Cost: From Dhs25,000 a night, which includes daily housekeeping and a personal chef for preparing dinner.
Book IT: Hawaii Hideaways, +1 808 878 8559, hawaiihideaways.com