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Top Holidays

The most Instagrammable hotels in the world

  • Travel 101
  • By Lisa Nightingale
  • Published 01 March 2023
  • Revised 09 March 2023
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The rise of social media has undoubtedly changed the way we travel, opening our eyes to a new world of five-star hotel destinations favoured by celebrities and influencers alike—who allow us to get up close and personal with their luxurious jet-setting lifestyles. 

Holidaying now is about finding the most beautiful hotels and posting the perfect shot, whether it is a cocktail by the pool, a striking sunset from your balcony, or even a cheeky bathroom picture if you have a particularly sumptuous loo.

Dive into our list below of some of our favourite Insta-worthy hotels from around the world, and perhaps you will find the ultimate luxury holiday destination for your next trip, and for your next compilation of envy-inducing Reels.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The most breath-taking sight in the Singapore skyline, Marina Bay Sands hotel is a modern marvel.

It is as incredible to look at from afar as it is from the lofty heights of its spectacular rooftop infinity pool that perches 57 storeys high, which just so happens to be the world’s largest and longest infinity pool at an impressive 150m—the perfect spot to take a panoramic picture for your followers!

Marina Bay Sands is an all-encompassing resort experience. Its shopping mall features more than 170 luxury and premium brands, dining at more than 45 restaurants that offer an eclectic array of international cuisines, 22 bars and nightclubs, as well as a fantastic range of attractions including musicals, shows and singers, and the extraordinary ArtScience Museum.

Strike a pose… 

  • Head up to the SkyPark Observation Deck and take in the sensational panoramic views of the Gardens of the Bay and Marina Bay area, and a bird’s eye view of the Singapore Strait
  • Capture the magnificent Spectra – A Light & Water Show, a-15 minutes mesmerising display each night at the Event Plaza in front of the hotel

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

Bellagio, Las Vegas, USA

Everywhere you look in Las Vegas affords a picture-perfect moment for Instagram, awash with colour and light, it’s loud and unashamedly extravagant.

Every major hotel along the strip is worth taking a thousand pictures but it is the legendary Fountains of Bellagio that really stand out.

More than 1,000 fountains sway and soar in front of the hotel every 15-30 minutes (depending on the time of day) showcasing a free light and sound performance that seems to get more fascinating with every viewing. 

A visit to Bellagio surely warrants a bombardment of exquisite pool pictures to your feed too, relax on a sun lounger and gaze across the shimmering water with a cocktail in the forefront to really show off. 

Strike a pose… 

  • Dine by the Fountains for a truly one-of-a-kind photo opportunity in one of several gorgeous outdoor dining venues at the hotel
  • For night-times there are dazzling shows like the Cirque Du Soleil or the splendid Botanical Gardens, which vary with the seasons and include a special display for the Lunar New Year

Bellagio

Bellagio
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Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Luxury holiday packages don’t get much wilder than a stay at the exclusive Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, a boutique hotel well established as one of the most Instagrammed hotels in the world.

Set on 12 acres of private land amidst 140 acres of indigenous Kenyan forest, this exceptional historical manor house dates back to the 1930s when safari travel in East Africa was really taking off, making it a truly privileged, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Perhaps its biggest claim to fame is the herd of elegant Rothschild’s giraffes who drop by each morning and evening, sticking their heads through the windows in the with the goal of receiving a treat.

But there is much more to the resort to discover with a wealth of fascinating photo-worthy experiences such as several thrilling helicopter tours over forests, gorges and lakes, photographic safaris in a 4x4, and even elephant sanctuary excursions.

Strike a pose… 

  • There aren’t many other places in the world where you can take a selfie with a giraffe while eating your breakfast
  • Take a scenic sunset helicopter tour following the majestic Ewaso Nyiro River and the vast Samburu plains

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Il San Pietro di Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

One of Italy’s most popular luxury hotels that is perched in the cliffs of the insanely attractive Amalfi Coast, Il San Pietro di Positano was built in the 1960s and has been a prominent fixture of this striking, world-famous coastline for decades.

Each of its rooms and suites are uniquely designed with intricate, Mediterranean-inspired details like handmade terracotta tiles and sleek Italian marble—and most rooms feature to-die-for views over the shimmering sea below.

The iconic Terrace Bar offers picturesque views over Positano, the coastal town of Praiano and out towards the Li Galli islands. Set under a canopy of beautiful bougainvillea vines, it’s the perfect setting for an enchanting photo with a Bellini in hand and the sun setting over the mountains behind you.

Strike a pose… 

  • If you’re a regular gym-goer and gym-poster on social media then take advantage of a quick rosy-cheeked picture in the outside half of the hotel’s gym, which sits under a pretty lemon orchard
  • As the only hotel in Positano with a private beach, it’s the perfect spot for a classic ‘Hotdog or Legs’ picture on a sunbed by the ocean

Il San Pietro di Positano

Il San Pietro di Positano

Katikies, Santorini, Greece

As one of the Leading Hotels of the World, Katikies— loosely meaning ‘houses’ or ‘properties’ in Greek—is perched within the remarkable village of Oia in Greece’s ever-popular luxury island of Santorini.

Its blue-domed churches and white-washed buildings are one of the most recognisable images and synonymous with the Greek islands, providing a perfect backdrop for a stunning holiday photo, or ten.

The hotel’s beautifully simple rooms and suites are designed in an elegant and classic Aegean style but with modern touches.

If you’re lucky enough to book a Master Suite with Plunge Pool, then make the most of the amazing open-air veranda and pool overlooking the striking Caldera crater and sparkling sea below because the photo opportunities are out of this world.

Strike a pose… 

  • Top off a series of awe-inspiring posts with a shot of you sipping a glass of bubbly at the Champagne Bar by Fleur de Miraval, with its privileged views across the Caldera and the glittering Aegean below
  • Pop to the Katikies Spa Suite and luxuriate in its hidden cave with a private steam bath and jetted tub

Katikies

Katikies

Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

One of Dubai’s most iconic resort hotels, Atlantis, the Palm is the ultimate holiday experience. It’s positioned at the apex of world-renowned manmade island, The Palm, and enjoys a spectacular location nestled between the sparkling Arabian Gulf and the glossy skyline of the city.

The building itself is a Goliath with a nod to classical Arabian architecture over its 23 storeys, plus two central towers—East and West—that are connected by the Royal Bridge Suite.

Sprawled over more than 110,000 acres with 1,539 rooms and no fewer than 23 restaurants, there’s quite a lot here to photograph and post to the ‘Gram.

The astounding Underwater Suite is a once-in-a-lifetime setting, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and uninterrupted views deep into the aquarium, which features more than 65,000 marine animals. Where else will you get a picture of a shark floating right past your bed?

Strike a pose… 

  • Pack your waterproof phone case because you’ll absolutely want to take some action shots at the world’s largest water park, Atlantis Aquaventure, which also features Dubai’s favourite aquarium and the Watersports Beach Hut for ocean-based thrills
  • A five-star hotel experience isn’t complete without a picture of a Michelin-starred dinner. Pay a visit to Hakkasan Dubai and sample its phenomenal Chinese fine dining accompanied by a colourful award-winning cocktail

Atlantis the Palm

Atlantis the Palm

Whether you’re planning a five-star holiday for yourself or for your followers, you can be sure to find the most popular luxury hotels in the world with Winged Boots.

The fantastic team of luxury travel experts will help you plan your dream trip—and they may even know the best spots for those ‘golden hour’ shots. Give them a call today on 0203 816 0985 or enquire online for more information on the world’s most Instagrammable hotels, and much more.

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