What’s a holiday without a few (or a few hundred) pictures to induce envy among your friends? Here is a list of the most Insta-worthy hotels and resorts around the world, according to experts at luxury travel site Lightfoot Travel.
Amanjena, Marrakesh, Morocco
Feel like an emir of old at Amanjena, a luxury resort set within an oasis of palms and olive trees at the edge of the Sahara Desert. Literally translated to ‘peace paradise’, the resort oozes Moorish charm at every corner, with rammed-earth walls echoing the style of a sultan’s palace. Position yourself at the outdoor dining areas to fully capture the resort’s graceful arches in glorious earth tones, reflected in a turquoise pool of water.
Little Kulala, Namibia
Sleep under the stars with the sky as your roof at Little Kulala, located miles away from civilisation, in the Namibian desert. Stylish and intimate, each unit blends seamlessly into the timeless landscape, with natural accents that match the formidable beauty of the sand dunes. Private plunge pools as well as indoor and outdoor showers complement a gorgeous interior that boasts neutral colours and textures inspired by its surroundings, most notably the alluring beauty of the Dead Vlei.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
A stay in an igloo surely warrants a few Instagram shots. Enter Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, famous for its glass igloo with the world’s largest smoke sauna and igloo bar. Spend a night at the luxury boutique hotel in the middle of the Finnish Lapland wilderness and be captivated by the enchanting northern lights that shimmer and sparkle in the night sky, an otherworldly spectacle not to be missed.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia, Caribbean
Serene views of the dramatic Pitons and the sparkling Caribbean Sea combine to make a stunning backdrop for guests at Jade Mountain in St Lucia. Featuring tropical wood accents and open-air bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, the hillside resort is the ultimate romantic getaway for couples and honeymooners. A dip in a private infinity pool or a snap of your back against the scenery is sure to make a captivating frame for any social media feed.
Hotel Plaza Athenée, Paris
Snap a photo of the newly refurbished Hotel Plaza Athenee’s striking facade, with its bright red window awnings and matching flowers, to instantly draw the envy of friends and family on social media. There are plenty of Insta-worthy spots within the hotel, such as the garden where one will find beautiful ivy covering the building’s exterior. For a dose of Parisian chic and sophistication, lounge in your hotel room with a romantic view of the Eiffel tower as a backdrop through the window.
COMO Uma Paro, Bhutan
The perfect base for adventurous souls, Como Uma Paro’s 29 rooms are perched proudly on the mountainside, surrounded by thick pine forests and breathtakingly beautiful views. Nine private villas and 20 luxury rooms combine the colourful accents of traditional Bhutanese craftsmanship with clean-lined, contemporary design, while tall glass windows in each room allow natural sunlight to filter in – perfect for Instagram photos!