In Photos: The Ultimate Recap Of The Celebrity Holy Week Vacations
It's a given that life as a showbiz personality can be too hectic. So whenever these celebrities get some free time, they make sure to maximize it by traveling, to give themselves a little much-needed break. The Holy Week break is always a perfect time to do so, allowing one to reflect and meditate while discovering new things and places.
Here, we've gathered some of our favorite stars' travel diaries. See where they went and get ideas for your own vacations.
1. Anne Curtis in California
Anne and husband Erwan traveled to California—first in San Francisco then in Half Moon Bay, and finally in Napa. Among the places they visited were Sam's Chowder House restaurant, Yosemite National Park (including Yosemite Falls and the El Capitan vertical rock formation), Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Mirror Lake, and Napa Valley (where they checked out well-known winery Bond Estates).
2. Kim Chiu in Balesin
Kim celebrated Easter and her birthday last April 19 in the private and fabulous island of Balesin. Her summery OOTDs were all about neon swimwear, vibrant prints, and denim cut-offs. Other than relaxing in the picturesque venue, this adventure-loving actress also enjoyed her time riding a horse. Before this trip, she and boyfriend Xian Lim had a vacation in Taiwan.
3. Iza Calzado in Portugal
The Mystified star spent a lovely Holy Week break in Portugal with husband Ben Wintle. One of the highlights of her trip was seeing Quinta da Conceição, Azeitão, a 40-hectare baroque estate from 1715. "[It has] 7 bedrooms that have been lovingly restored in the last 7 years," shares Iza.
4. Isabelle Daza in Italy
From a family trip in France, Isabelle, along with husband Adrien Semblat and baby Baltie, moved to Puglia in Italy. As she always does even on vacation, Isabelle made sure to squeeze in some time to exercise, running around the Masseria Cervarolo hotel. They later explored Lecce, known as “Florence of the South” for its baroque architecture. And as her sister Ava Daza's matron of honor, it seems this trip was to help out the bride-to-be look for a venue or settle some things for her upcoming wedding to Luch Zanirato. Also part of their itinerary was a trip to Matera, a city on a rocky outcrop in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy.
5. Liza Soberano in California
This Kapamilya star revealed that she specifically went to Coachella to watch all-girl K-Pop group BLACKPINK perform. Her concert buddy? Enrique Gil, of course! This trip was specially unforgettable as she looked back on the place where she was born and raised in. Another highlight of this vacation was definitely their time spent at the famous Sequoia National Park.
Belated Happy Easter everyone!!! Took a break from social media to be present with family and friends. It’s so refreshing. For easter we went up to Sequoia National Park. I grew up in Visalia but never really got the chance to explore my surroundings. Grateful for this experience and to witness such beauty lent to us by the Lord. ????
6. Angel Locsin in Bukidnon, Philippines
The General's Daughter star stayed in the country with boyfriend Neil Arce, and was one of the boys in a reunion with her so-called "Bukidnon’s finest cowboys." Among their activities were a fun zipline adventure at Dahilayan Adventure Park, trekking at Panimahawa Ridge, horseback riding at Impasug-ong communal ranch, a refreshing trip to Gantungan Falls, and an extreme white water rafting experience.
7. Kylie Verzosa in Bali
This beauty queen-turned-actress jetted off to Bali, one of the top destinations to get some serious tropical vibes. She basked in the sun with partner Jake Cuenca, flaunting her envy-worthy figure in trendy bikinis. How we wish we could relax by the beautiful Uluwatu beach soon just as this couple did!
8. Megan Young in Belgium
Megan Young and her long-time beau Mikael Daez have been traveling a lot. From Japan, they went to South Korea then in Brussels. A coffee lover, Megan checked out MOK Specialty Coffee Roastery & Bar in Belgium. Currently, these two are in Iceland, and we can't wait for more photos from this trip!
It's our last day in Brussels ?? what I enjoyed the most was our mode of transportation. There were so many electric scooters across the city. It's kind of like Uber or Grab but you just need to find the closest scooter to you. When you're done, you just park it anywhere on the side walk, as long as you're not blocking the path. #GlobeRoaming came in real handy because you need data to search for the scooters and "log-in" your unit. What would've taken us a 20min walk, only took a couple of minutes with the scooters. ????????
9. Maja Salvador in California
Maja attended Coachella in California with her boyfriend Rambo Nuñez. Their itinerary included leisurely strolls at Melrose Avenue (a shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Los Angeles) and brunch at Commissary (a restaurant set in a greenhouse that offers Pan-Asian fare). Apart from LA, other cities they visited were San Diego and Indio.
10. Lovi Poe in California
Another celebrity which had California as her destination of choice was Lovi. This Instagram-savvy celebrity made sure to document her travel—from her food and drink experiences at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Italian restaurant Cecconi's, restaurant/bar/cafe/events space Conservatory, cocktail bar Employees Only, Californian resto Napa Valley Grille, and Mastro's Steakhouse to her gym workouts (yes, she exercises while on vacay!) and first time watching a hockey game at Staples Center.
11. Karylle in Japan
What better time to visit Tokyo than during the cherry blossoms season, right? Karylle and husband Yael Yuzon obviously had a great time exploring the vibrant city of Tokyo. The couple went to Tokyo DisneySea, chased the cherry blossoms at Mt. Fuji, marveled at the scenic Showa Kinen park, and explored Harajuku.
12. Pia Wurtzbach in Dubai
Miss Universe 2015 and Pia's Postcards host Pia Wurtzbach had a wonderful time in this city in the United Arab Emirates. Of course, a trip here isn't complete without seeing the Burj Khalifa skyscraper which left the beauty queen in awe. This isn't Pia's first time in Dubai as she previously did an episode there for her Metro Channel show.
13. Sue Ramirez in Bacolod, Philippines
Sun, sky, sea, and sand pretty much summarize Sue's Bacolod trip. She swam at the Sipalay beach and visited The Ruins.
14. Jessy Mendiola in Japan
Jessy, who just dyed her hair platinum blonde, spent quality time with boyfriend Luis Manzano in this Asian country. From Okinawa (where they explored Sunabe Seawall, tried out Blue Seal ice cream, and chilled at the Transit Cafe), the couple moved to Tokyo (where Jessy had her first Disneyland and DisneySea experience).
Where dreams come true ?? Thank you @klooktravel_ph for making my first Disneyland experience so easy by preparing our tickets beforehand. If you don’t want to fall in line and wait too long, use @klooktravel_ph ?? I would like to give credit to my photographer @luckymanzano who followed me all day from Disneyland to Disneysea ?? I love you! ??
15. Sarah Lahbati in Hawaii
The mommy of two flew to Hawaii to attend a wedding at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa with partner Richard Gutierrez and son Zion. A beach-loving family, the three didn't pass up on the opportunity to see and experience the beaches in Maui.
16. Coleen Garcia in Bali
Coleen and Billy, who recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, spent their holiday in the well-loved island of Bali in Indonesia. They kicked off their trip with a fun motorcycle ride around the town of Ubud. They dined at vegan restaurant Kynd Community, Mexican restaurant Motel Mexicola, cafe/bar/gallery Lazy Cats Cafe, bar Potato Head Beach Club, Indonesian restaurant Bale Udang, and coffee shop Revolver Espresso. They stayed at upscale resort Alam Puisi Villa. Now, the couple is in Nasugbu, Batangas for another round of us-time.
Happy first anniv to the love of my life! I thank God for you everyday. ?? You’ve taught me so much in the past year, and I love learning with you everyday. I love how hard we work to be better for each other. There is no other soul in this world that gets me like you do, and there is no other puzzle piece that can fit in my life the way you do! And even on our worst days, I’m still glad and blessed that it’s you ?? Thank you for being patient with me and for understanding me; for guiding me and protecting me, while still giving me room to grow in my own way. Our best days and years are still ahead of us, and living this fun, colorful life with you is the most exciting adventure I could ever ask for ????????
17. Elisse Joson in Boracay, Philippines
When it comes to beach destinations in the Philippines, Boracay will always be top of mind. Elisse opted to appreciate the beauty this side of the world has to offer for the Holy Week break, serving her followers OOTD inspiration of swimwear in both trendy neons and classic neutrals. She stayed in Crimson Resort & Spa.
18. Yassi Pressman in Japan
It appeared like Yassi went to Japan for work because she was seen with Ang Probinsyano co-star Coco Martin. Still, she made sure to maximize this trip by squeezing some fun adventures with sister Issa and friends John Prats & Isabel Oli at the Asakusa district, open air museum Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba, and Tokyo Disneyland.
I always try to keep the lightness in my heart and the kindness that was passed on to me. I think i'm a color yellow, and i think i could also be the ocean, the air and the sunshine in my own dreams. & There's nothing wrong about dreaming, anyway. ?? "The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere." - T.M.
See more photos of these celebrity holiday vacations in the gallery below: