Justin Bieber reportedly proposed to wife Hailey there, and Reese Witherspoon and Justin Timberlake are said to own homes among its sprawling mansions. There’s a spa, a golf course, three restaurants and six miles of private beach. There are, however, no pesky photographers or gawking tourists: only members and their escorted guests are allowed in.
Baker’s Bay is part of a collection of posh resorts from Discovery Land Company, including one in Los Cabos, Aniston’s winter destination of choice. Among the latest is CostaTerra, a Portuguese outpost near fashionable Comporta where Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank now spend part of the year and where he works for the company.
Other celebrities prefer a different destination with royal connections. Mustique, once Princess Margaret’s island of choice, remains a perennial favourite. “Privacy and discretion are respected there,” says Sarah-Leigh Shenton of luxury travel company Red Savannah. “Private villas range in size from boutique to spectacularly vast, with residents equally comfortable hosting parties at ‘home’ or letting their hair down at the weekly Jump Up at Basil’s Bar”.