If you’re someone that’s got a bit of wanderlust, then something probably happens to you when you see certain movies that feature locations shoots at resorts and hotels… You may be paying attention to what’s happening with the characters, but your attention is split between what’s going on in the background. What is that hotel or resort? Is that a place that I can visit? How much will it cost? Is this even a real hotel or resort?
Well, it should come as no surprise that hotels and resorts are all too willing to open their doors to big-budget Hollywood productions. After all, can you think of a better form of advertising than millions of people seeing the rich and famous traipsing about your property?
Given all of the above, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of these resorts that have been made famous by film. Each, we think you’ll find, is an exceptional resort in its own right… Although, it certainly doesn’t hurt that if you visit one of these places, you’ll have the fun of trying to figure out where certain scenes were filmed in your favorite movies! Let’s take a look…
1. One & Only Ocean Club (Bahamas)
Located in Nassau, this resort is universally regarded as one of the best in the entire Caribbean.
2. Casino Royale
It’s no wonder then that 007 himself, Daniel Craig, paid a visit here in the film “Casino Royale”.
3. Wallilabou Anchorage Hotel (Grenadines)
Located on St. Vincent, this wonderful resort has an old-style charm to it that’s hard to ignore.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean
It’s that old-world charm, in fact, that allowed its exterior to be featured in several of the Pirates movies.
5. Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Florida)
When it comes to luxury properties in Miami, there are few other resorts that equal what this one offers.
6. The Bodyguard
Were you to book a stay in the Presidential Suite, you might find yourself recognizing it from the hit film “The Bodyguard”.
7. St. Regis Princeville (Hawaii)
When you’re looking for an incredible vacation in Hawaii, this is one of the properties that are going to be near the top of your list.
8. The Descendants
If it look at all familiar to you, that’s probably because you saw it in the Oscar-winning film “The Descendants”.
9. The Royal Hawaiian (Hawaii)
If you’re looking for a resort that offers classic Hawaiian charm in Honolulu, then you’ll want to check this place out.
10. Big Eyes
In fact, it’s one of the many Hawaiian landmarks that was featured in Tim Burton’s documentary about Margaret Keane, “Big Eyes”.
11. Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Thailand)
Those looking to have luxurious accommodations while in Thailand will frequently choose this stunning resort.
12. From The Beach To…
This resort was featured in the Leo DiCaprio movie “The Beach” and also in the sequel to the “The Hangover”.
13. Round Hill Hotel & Villas (Jamaica)
Located in Montego Bay, this resort has long been a popular one with vacationing Hollywood Celebrities.
14. How Stella Got Her Groove Back
That popularity with celebrities is probably a big reason why it’s been featured in movies like “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”.
15. Turtle Bay Resort (Hawaii)
Located in Oahu, this is another Hawaiian resort that always seems to draw celebrity clientele.
16. Two Movies
In fact, it’s possible that you’ll recognize it from two films: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”.
17. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore (California)
Located in Santa Barbara, this wonderful resort enjoys some absolutely incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.
18. “It’s Complicated”
This luxurious property was featured in the movie “It’s Complicated”, which starred Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep and Steve Martin.
19. The Carlyle Hotel (Florida)
There are few more famous hotels in Miami Beach than The Carlyle, which is why it’s no stranger to Hollywood types.
20. The Birdcage
In fact, you may remember it from the Oscar-winning film “The Birdcage”, which starred Nathan Lane and the late Robin Williams.