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It’s summer, which means one thing for the schoolyard set: holiday time. At these hot spots, celebrities vacation with their broods – and still find time for some adults-only action.
Where: Kauai, Hawaii
Star power: Oscar-winning pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon often hit these tropical shores for joint family vacations.
The scoop: Celeb families love to say aloha to Hawaii because of its activities for all ages. Take a page out of Jennifer Garner’s handbook and go for private surf lessons, while the kids learn how make award-worthy sandcastles on the shores of Kahali Beach at Kilauea Bay.
Go VIP: St. Regis Princeville Resort
Where: St. Barth’s
Star power: Jessica Alba and Rachel Zoe are among the yummy mummies who bring their offspring to this Caribbean resort.
The scoop: Fashionable moms play with their tots on Baie de St. Jean, a beach for the rich and famous, while also indulging in some haute couture retail therapy at Calypso in Gustavia. Nice reward system, wouldn’t you say?
Go VIP: Eden Rock
Where: The Hamptons
Star power: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick arrive every summer to sun and shop with the whole family.
The sccop: It’s business, baby. The glittery Manhattan elite flocks here to wheel and deal while appeasing their kiddies with beach days, street fairs, and trips to the Long Island Aquarium.
Go VIP: Crow's Nest Inn & Restaurant
Where: The Bahamas
Star power: Alicia Keys takes a break from the studio and frolics in the surf here with son Egypt.
The scoop: At Atlantis Kids Adventures, children are entertained all day (and night), with everything from swimming with dolphins to grooving at Crush, a nightclub for teens. This leaves loads of free time for the adults to enjoy Cain, an adults-only pool bar, and to play the slots at the tony Royal Towers casino. Jackpot.
Go VIP: Atlantis Paradise Island
Where: Orlando, Florida
Star power: Immediately after his split from Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise decided to take daughter Suri to the happiest place on Earth.
The scoop: Yes, kids are in their element, thanks to Orlando’s masses of theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal. But, adults can also let loose, and indulge in the (alcoholic) beverage bacchanalia that is Epcot.
Go VIP: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge