According to a recent study increasing number of travellers are turning to Instagram — not only to document their trips, but also in search of holiday inspiration, including what to do and where to stay.
Technology has a big role to play in deciding one’s travel destination, and more importantly if it’s social media. The trends for deciding a trip depends more on other people’s posts. Not to forget, the destination now is also decided based on which place will be more social media friendly. Travelling no longer depends on to rejuvenate oneself but also to give that perfect look to your instagram page. The travel photographs that are shared by many not only have an impact on the planning stage of a trip, but the trip itself.
A recent research by Booking.com reveals that 63 pc of Indian travellers admit that staying in attractive properties that they can photograph and use on social media accounts is something they think about when choosing travel accommodation. Additionally, 66 pc of travellers are looking to stay in unique statement accommodations to help them seem like a trendsetter who’s different from the crowd. Here’s a list of five Instagram worthy stays listed by Booking.com that will make your followers beyond envious. Take a look!
BaseCamp Bonn, Germany
Considered to be one of the most sought after leisure destinations among Indians, Germany is known for its historic cities and small towns, along with an abundance of forests and mountains. However, if you are looking for a complete out of the box stay and to make every single picture that you take to be Instagram worthy, then head to BaseCamp Bonn in Germany. This eccentric hostel (also dubbed as “the craziest campsite in the world”) is located inside a former storage facility and offers uniquely styled mobile homes with themes ranging from flower power to space shuttle. It also offers two vintage sleeper trains and four original American Airstreams, perfect for getting those off-the-wall shots for your social media feeds. Guests can enjoy the indoor beer garden and barbecue facilities.
Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives
Maldives is one of the ideal locations with its sparkling turquoise waters and the secluded beaches where you can hear the sound of the waves. The destination is itself picture worthy and to add to it will be a stay at Jumeirah Vittaveli, located on a private island that offers over-the-ocean suites and on-land villas with private pools, showcases gorgeous views galore, and provides luxe amenities like a stunning outdoor pool and restaurants on white-sand beaches. The traditional Maldivian architecture and elegant interiors give it a luxurious look making it a dreamy, screensaver-worthy hotel for sure.
Annandale Coastal Farm Escape & Luxury Villa Collection – Akaroa, New Zealand
The nature crafted beauty of New Zealand boasts of many overwhelming natural wonders packed into such a small area. With snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, coastal glaciers, rainforests, fjords, and fish-filled rivers New Zealand is a breeze to travel around. And if you are planning to capture all of this beauty where you stay then Annandale Coastal Farm Escape & Luxury Villa, located in Akaroa is the ideal choice. Nestled between the rolling hills of the banks peninsula and the sparkling water of the Pacific ocean, the luxurious villa is reachable by helicopter and offers four fantastic villas for a true ‘off the beaten path’ experience. Not to forget it also gives the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram story.
Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel – Ibiza, Spain
Considered to be the world’s greatest holiday destination, Spain is known for its 5000 miles coastline and some of the best beaches in the world are in this country. Even though the beaches give you the ideal location for that perfect shot, located only two kilometres from Ocean Beach Ibiza, Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel offers you the perfect stay with its eye-catching colour of “Millennial Pink” that is all over Instagram and is equally embraced by both men and women.
This stylish hotel offers a retro 70’s character and funky rooms, each equipped with a retro-style Smeg refrigerator and classic Marshall speakers. If you are looking for the perfect backdrop for your outfit-of-the-day pic, then snap a selfie in front of the outdoor pool area, where even the bar, with its pink decor and lounge chairs are all hues of this trendy colour.
Riad El Amine Fes – Fez, Morocco
The beauty of Morocco has been admired by feted artists and writers for decades and continues to enchant all who visit. The country transcends you into an exquisite culture and lifestyle that is hard to see in any other country. And if you are in this city don’t forget to stay in the luxurious Moroccan Riads that have their own unique place in the world of Instagram. With its dreamy decorations, traditional mosaic tiles and vibrant colours, these tranquil havens give a genuine Moroccan experience. Boasting a beautiful central courtyard, authentic interior design and impressive architecture, the Riad El Amine Fes is housed in a beautiful restored building at the entrance of the Medina of Fez, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.