La Bastide, South Of France
Overlooking the beautiful and historic village of Gordes in the south of France, La Bastide exudes total luxury. A true Provencal gem, the hotel sits atop a cliff, complete with panoramic views of the stunning scenery. Outside, dry-stone walls, century-old olive trees and beautiful gardens surround the property, while inside, the interiors are kept simple, yet chic. The bedrooms have stunning views of the hotel pool and surrounding landscape, and if you’re lucky enough to stay in the Superior Valley Bedroom, you’ll be able to see the money shot – a breath-taking view of the Luberon valley. On site, there’s an underground Sisley spa, plus several restaurants, all of which make a great spot for a romantic dinner.
A favourite among influencers and celebrities, Amangiri is one of the most stunning hotels on this list. Tucked away in the luminous canyons of Utah, the hotel makes desert-living look like a luxury affair. As part of the prestigious Aman collection, expect state-of-the-art facilities, modern, design-led interiors and an outside space that will elevate any Insta feed. The five-star resort offers a range of wellness packages and experiences where guests can enjoy yoga on monolithic rocks, experience water therapy at the spa, and discover Navajo National Park on horseback. Guests can also choose to stay in the luxury campsite or opt for a pavilion suite for total privacy.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice
Venice is a hotspot for beautiful photography, and one of the best places to capture a great picture is Belmond Hotel Cipriani. With panoramic views across the water, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to taking the all-important Instagram shot. The hotel itself has 96 rooms and suites, the only Olympic-sized swimming pool in the city, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Guests can enjoy a botanical treatment at the Casanova Wellness Centre or book an experience to explore Venice and its surrounding towns. From the interiors and the location, to the food and drink, expect are luxury touches throughout.
Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel, Ibiza
It’s no secret Ibiza is home to some of the most stylish and coveted hotels in Spain, but Atzaró Agroturismo has to be one of the most photogenic. Located in the Santa Eulalia region on the east coast, the hotel was designed for complete privacy and seclusion. There are 13 hectares of land on the estate, plus an open-air spa in true Ibizan style. Guests can relax in the 43-metre fresh-water pool, walk around the beautiful gardens, or take part in several wellness classes. Inside, the bedrooms are minimalist chic, while The Veranda restaurant has a glamorous pergola. One of the best spots in the hotel is The Orange Tree garden restaurant – the perfect place for al fresco dining.
Lily Of The Valley Hotel, St Tropez
For the ultimate wellness retreat in St Tropez, Lily Of The Valley is a seriously chic destination with beautiful architecture. Fusing the traditional with the ultra-modern, the five-star hotel is surrounded by the untouched landscape of the Cap Lardier estate, a protected area in the French Riviera. While a short walk will take you to wild, untouched beaches, the real beauty can be seen within the hotel’s grounds – think panoramic views of the ocean and green hills in the distance. The wellness centre has an impressive spa, and there’s a great selection of elegant bedrooms with stunning en-suite bathrooms. Scroll through the hotel’s Instagram page for a peek inside some of its hidden corners.
Le Sirenuse, Positano
La Sirenuse is one of the most photographed hotels in the world – a quick search on Instagram brings up thousands of images of its iconic red building and distinctive lemon trees. The bedrooms have beautiful Italian marble flooring, while the interiors have been designed with unique flair – think antique accessories, hand-painted murals and plush accent furniture. Almost all of the rooms look out over Positano and its bay where you can see colourful Italian houses high on the hill. The hotel also has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, spa, and several restaurants. At this property, there’s no need for any filter.
Canaves Oia, Santorini
When in Santorini, documenting your trip is always a good idea. Blue oceans, white architecture and beautiful sunsets make it one of the most desirable destinations in the world, and one of the best places to experience it is at Canaves Oia. The hotel is all about minimalist design and pared-back interiors, but its private pools and villas make it extra special. The Canaves Oia Epitome have some of the best rooms on site, with stunning views of the ocean where guests can enjoy private dining, Bookmark this hotel for a honeymoon or proposal.
Villa Marie, St Barth
Villa Marie in St Bart’s is one of the most beautiful boutique hotels on the island. Overlooking the famous Flamands Beach, guests can choose from family bungalows, or opt for a private villa, complete with an outdoor pool. There’s an on-site spa, beautiful tropical garden and a stylish restaurant for all-day dining, but one of our favourite parts, and best places for an Instagram snap, is their new GypSea Beach Club. Here, guests can soak up the sun with a cocktail at the bar and enjoy seafood dishes which are all cooked on a wood-fired grill, Caribbean-style.
Hotel Tierra, Patagonia
The award-winning Hotel Tierra in Patagonia is located in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Set among craggy mountains and the beautiful Lake Sarmiento, the location is an ideal spot for a remote adventure – and some great Instagram shots. The spa is the main attraction in the hotel where the state-of-the-art facilities have views of the national park. Guests can enjoy a wellness retreat or head on a guided tour of the park – horse riding, hiking and mountain biking are just a few of the activities on offer.
Hanging Gardens Of Bali
For something a little more exotic, the Hanging Gardens Of Bali offer guests a totally remote experience in the heart of Bali. Located between Ayung River and the ancient Dalem Segara Temple, the resort surrounds a stunning valley and jungle. Ideal for a romantic getaway or bucket list trip, the hotel has several villas to choose from, including rooms with panoramic views of the landscape, family pool villas and a Royal Spa Suite. The rooms are stylish and have Indonesian influences throughout, while the infinity pools were made for Instagram. It’s a hotspot for influencers too, so don’t be surprised if you’ve already spotted the Hanging Gardens on your feed already.
Babylonstoren, South Africa
Set in the renowned Franschhoek wine valley in South Africa, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in the country. As the sister hotel to The Newt in Somerset, every aspect of the hotel revolves around the location, the land, and biodiversity. The stunning eight-acre garden produces all the food on site, too, while the farm harvests wine, olive oil and tea. There’s a range of accommodation to choose from, including garden cottages and farmhouse suites, as well as a state-of-the-art space where guests can relax at the Garden Spa. Every aspect of the property is worthy of an Insta pic, but the outdoor space looks particularly beautiful at sunset.
Le Bristol, Paris
For one of the best views of Paris, Le Bristol has it all. Whether you’re after the money shot of the Eiffel Tower, or you want to capture some unique architecture, there’s plenty on offer here. The hotel has 190 recently renovated bedrooms and suites, a lush 31,000 square foot courtyard garden, an iconic rooftop swimming pool, and a world-famous Michelin-starred restaurant. The spa is a great place for a memorable picture, as is the Panoramic Suite – a room made for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Soma Byron Bay, Australia
Offering unique yoga, wellness and meditation retreats, Soma Byron Bay is the ultimate destination for yogis. The hotel, which is only a ten-minute drive from the town, has a 22-acre forest, a freshwater infinity pool, and stunning open-plan living area. The geodesic yoga dome is particularly impressive, while the communal garden and firepit is a great place to relax during down time. Soma’s bedrooms are simple yet stylish and have been created to invoke a sense of calm and relaxation. It’s a great option for solo travellers, too.