If you’re desperately craving some time away, your Instagram feed could be more resourceful than you’d think in helping you find the perfection location for your next trip, regardless of whether you’re looking for romance, adventure, or quality time with friends. In fact, more and more travelers admit to picking destinations and hotels based on what they’ve seen on social media. So, we rounded up eight of the most Instagrammed hotels worth the trip. These dreamy destinations give an entirely new meaning to the phrase “pics or it didn’t happen.”
Famous for its herd of resident giraffes who poke their heads into the windows of the property, this luxe boutique hotel sits on 12 acres in Nairobi, Kenya, and features sprawling courtyards, gardens, and elegant interiors.
The expansive desert scenery that surrounds this Utah property is pure Instagram bait, and the stunning rooms (some even come with their own private pool) are enough to make even the most cynical follower double-tap. In fact, everyone from the Kardashians to Victoria Beckham have booked a room while seeking solitude in the chic desert location.
While Dubai is home to a slew of Instagram-worthy hotels and picturesque backdrops, fashion and luxury truly intersect at this stylish haven. The opulent property is exactly what you would expect, complete with Roman-inspired mosaics and Versace bedding and china.
From the sandy beaches to little boutiques and street-side cafes, practically everything in Tulum looks like it was made to be Instagrammed — but nothing tops this boho beach dream destination. The mansion-turned-boutique-hotel was once owned by Pablo Escobar, but now his former hideaway is open to guests, who will especially love the original artwork (part of owner Lio Malca’s personal collection) on display throughout the property.
No expense was spared when designing this property, which is fit for a king — quite literally. In fact, it was dreamed up by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, and he often houses his personal guests at the luxury oasis. From the gardens and spa to the lobby and the private riads, the location oozes sumptuous glamour and makes for exquisite photo ops.
Luxury Travel Advisor tallied up 121,000 votes and came out with a clear winner: Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. From an underwater restaurant to overwater bungalows — that all come equipped with their very own over-water hammock — it’s no surprise this remote resort in the Indian Ocean topped the list.
This cliffside destination in Santorini’s most picturesque town features 27 cave-like suites that all feature breathtaking views of the Agegean. Also nice? Many come with their very own private plunge pools.
With mesmerizing views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea, you don’t even have to leave your room to capture an Insta-worthy shot, thanks to the private in-room infinity pools and unique design of each sanctuary (or suite) at this luxury St. Lucia location.