We’ve done the research and handpicked the world’s most Instagrammable tropical hotels.
Visit these hotels and your Instagram feed will never be the same again.
How did we determine rankings?
We analyzed hashtag usage and unique Instagrammable features at each hotel. Now for the exciting part…
Here are the results!
1. Soneva Jani
It’s hard to know where to begin with Soneva Jani, as there are Instagrammable moments everywhere you look.
First, this five-star luxury resort in the Maldives’ Noona Atoll has both overwater bungalows and island villas. The overwater bungalows feature private pools, retractable roofs in the master bedroom for stargazing, and some even have slides directly into the lagoon’s turquoise waters.
Soneva Jani also offers an overwater cinema, an observatory for astronomy enthusiasts, and private beach dining. It truly is one of the most Instagrammable tropical hotels.
2. Laucala Island
Located in Fiji, Laucala Island is a private island and one of the world’s most exclusive resorts. Backdropped by a lush rainforest landscape, this tropical hideaway features deserted beaches, volcanic mountains, and coral reefs.
Guests can choose from 25 Fijian-style villas set across the island: on the beach, over the water, or on the hillside. Each thatched-roof villa includes a private garden, and an infinity-edge pool lit by Tiki torches in the evening. So whether you’re above or below the water, Laucala Island is photogenic from every angle.
3. Bawah Reserve
Only accessible by seaplane, Bawah Reserve knows how to make an entrance. The five-star resort is located in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago.
Guests can choose from overwater bungalows, or beach and garden suites. To make things just that little bit more Instagrammable, half of the overwater bungalows face east, while the others face west. So from your private deck, you can either capture the perfect sunrise or sunset.
Whether you want to relax on pristine beaches, kayak and snorkel in turquoise lagoons, or go hiking through the tropical rainforest, Bawah Reserve has got you covered.
4. Four Seasons Bora Bora
Bora Bora is synonymous with Instagrammable tropical hotels, but none can surpass Four Seasons Resort. It features bungalows over the most beautiful lagoon you’ve ever seen, as well as a private beach with scenic mountain views.
Capture photos from your private plunge pool, a poolside cabana, or from your lagoon-front indoor bath. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora really is picture-perfect.
5. The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi
Sitting on the edge of the Andaman Sea, the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi is surrounded by a 10 million-year-old rainforest. Pick your poison, as there are rainforest, beach and oceanfront villas available. Although the villas are equipped with private pools, the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi also has an additional three pools and an overwater spa.
You can choose whether your Instagram feed will be awash with greenery from rainforest hikes to scenic waterfalls, or a sea of blue as you alternate between the pool and the infamous Pantai Cenang Beach.
6. Jumeirah Vittaveli
Jumeirah Vittaveli looks incredible from above (as you can see in the above IG post). Every villa at this award-winning resort in the Maldives has a private pool, as well as direct beach or lagoon access.
Other photogenic features include overwater fine-dining at Fenesse, a floating breakfast to enjoy in your exclusive pool, and overwater hammocks.
Oh, and did we mention Jumeirah Vittaveli is the only Maldives resort with an ice skating rink? Now that’s a photo you wouldn’t expect from one of the most Instagrammable tropical hotels.
7. Bambu Indah Resort
Bambu Indah Resort is a tropical hotel with a difference. Located in the lush mountain town of Ubud in Bali, instead of an outlook of sandy shores and turquoise water, the jungle retreat overlooks a river and rainforest. Some of the unique accommodation options include The Tents, which are open-air floating platforms that sit in mahogany trees and overlook the Ayung River valley.
Meanwhile, Copper House is another treehouse where you can sit in your copper bathtub (covered in flower petals, of course) and have an uninterrupted view of the valley.
Bambu Indah Resort is the perfect place to live out your Tarzan and Jane fantasies.
8. Ayana Resort and Spa
Perched above Jimbaran Bay is the cliff-top Ayana Resort and Spa.
As Bali’s only integrated resort with Rimba Jimbaran, its guests have exclusive access to…
- 12 swimming pools
- 19 different dining options
- A private sandy beach
But what brings all of the Instagrammers to Ayana Resort and Spa is its iconic Rock Bar. Sitting on top of Jimbaran’s dramatic rocky coastline, it’s known as one of the world’s best sunset spots and cocktail bars. Take in the sweeping ocean views while listening to internationally-renowned DJs, who operate out of a DJ booth carved directly into the cliff face.
9. Azulik Resort
Azulik Resort is for people who truly want to disconnect in the tropics. The private and adults-only beach resort has a selection of unique and spacious treehouses. But with an emphasis on rest and reconnection, the villas do not include air-conditioning, TVs, Wi-Fi or electric lights.
Instead, guests can spend their time taking Instagrammable photos from their mosaic bathtubs, private decks with either jungle or ocean views, or at the resort’s secluded beach. Ready, set, relax at Azulik Resort.
10. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki is one of Hawaii’s most iconic properties. Sitting directly on the beautiful white sand shores of Waikiki Beach, the hotel has many photogenic qualities, including the huge and colorful mosaic panel on the exterior of its Rainbow Tower.
There’s also the salt-water Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, where you can lounge on a beach chair, swim out to the central island (complete with mini waterfalls), and even attempt stand-up paddleboard yoga.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki is definitely one of Hawaii’s most Instagrammable hotels.
11. The Edge
The Edge lives up to its name, as it sits on the edge of a 532-ft cliff in Uluwatu, Bali.
The luxurious resort features only eight villas, which all include 24-hour butler service, sweeping Indian Ocean views, and private pools. Oneeighty° is its clifftop day club, with a glass-bottom pool extending 20 feet over the edge.
Now that’s what we call an Instagram moment. Just don’t forget to take a butler selfie before leaving the exclusive Edge resort.
The only question is, which one of these Instagrammable tropical hotels will you pick?
From overwater bungalows in Bora Bora to private island resorts in Fiji, the choice is yours.