Two weeks ago the New York Post’s Page Six declared that St. Bart’s was “losing its exclusivity” after Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich decided not to host his annual megabucks New Year’s bash on the posh island. Many of the ritzy resort’s other wealthy regulars were also headed elsewhere, the paper and other media outlets said, pointing to a further decline in the island’s fortunes.
However, Abramovich has indeed turned up on the island, where he owns a lavish estate, along with partner Dasha Zhukova, as reported in the London Daily Mail. The pair were seen frolicking aboard a yacht looking anything but bored with their surroundings. And plenty of other celebs have made the St. Bart’s scene this season including Ryan Seacrest, who was spotted entertaining a bevy of bikini-clad babes.
Sylvester Stallone, Paul McCartney, Robert Downey, Jr., Tesla’s Elon Musk, Tamara Mellon, Director Brett Ratner and Russell and Kimora Simmons were all seen there over the holidays as well. Not a bad crowd, and that’s just for starters. Beauties like Stephanie Seymour, Victoria Silvstedt, socialite Olivia Palermo and British royal Princess Beatrice have hit the beach in the past couple weeks to the delight of paparazzi.
Victoria's Secret stunner Candice Swanepoel made jaws drop when she did a photo shoot there by the sea as well. And entertainment tycoons George Lucas and Simon Cowell were also seen soaking up the abundant St. Bart’s sunshine. We can’t say for sure, but St. Bart’s doesn’t sound too dead to us.