posted on March 26, 2012 11:16
Action! 5 movie-set getaways
Nilou Motamed of Travel + Leisure magazine suggests some colorful travel destinations where you can combine relaxation with your love of cinema by experiencing the locations of popular films.
By Travel + Leisure staff
Movies do more than entertain; they can inspire you to travel. Travel + Leisure shows fans how to experience locations from recent movies such as "Midnight in Paris" that really captured a sense of place — and reveals hotels where celebrities stayed while filming.
'The Descendants,' Kauai, Hawaii
George Clooney scored an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Descendants," filmed on the southeast coast of Kauai.
Hanelei Bay beach features prominently in the movie, and is a fantastic place to go kayaking and take in the picture-perfect scenery.
Afterwards, you can kick back with cocktails at Tahiti Nui, another movie location. The cast stayed at the ultra-luxe St. Regis Princeville Resort,
blessed with a 5,000-square-foot infinity pool and a sheltered beach good for snorkeling.
Those without movie-star budgets will appreciate Waimea Plantation Cottages, a great affordable option on the south side of the island.