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9 Hotels for Picture-Perfect Memories

By: Arushi Mehra

The summer may be over, but don't let that ruin your 'gram game. Check out our favorite insta-worthy beauties that have endless photo-ops and are perfect for stunning stories ... because if you don't post your vacation on Instagram, did you even go? 


Sabi Sand, South Africa
An incredible basecamp for seeing Africa's Big Five, Singita's Ebony Lodge takes safari-lodging to a new level. Every little detail is 'grammable—walls made of canvas and glass have unobstructed views, there's mahogany furniture so polished it shines, exquisite hand-woven crafts and incredible local artwork. Also, guests can rent professional camera equipment to capture the wildlife—because it's not every day that you find yourself on safari.


Big Sur, California
As breezy and effortlessly beautiful as its location, Ventana Big Sur is a 160-acres of adults-only bliss in Big Sur. The rustic-chic aesthetic shows off rich, hand-crafted leather and wood detailing, private patios with hammocks, and panoramic views that make every place you stand the perfect place to pose. It checks all the boxes.


Canyon Point, Utah
Rival your favorite celebrity's Instagram with a stay at Amangiri. The remote architectural gem gorgeously blends into the vast, rugged landscape. Lounge by the #instaworthy pool or if you're looking to go all out, check-into the Amangiri Suite. There's limitless photoshoot potential between the private lap pool, the giant sun deck and the sky terrace—all of which look out at the mesmerizing Utah desert.


Phuket, Thailand
The most stylish and exclusive address in Phuket, Iniala is the brainchild of philanthropist Mark Weingard. The 5-acre stunner was designed by a curated team of globetrotting architects, so we wouldn't be surprised if you captured a record-breaking 'gram here.


Udaipur, India
You'll be treated like royalty at this floating grande-dame. Built in 1746 as the royal family's winter palace, the decadent digs at Taj Lake Palace have panoramic views of Udaipur city, original fountains and fretwork and lavish living quarters. For an ultra-royal photo-op, opt for a private romantic dinner aboard the Gangaur, a 150-year old boat originally used by the royal family.


St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour
Every corner of this Caribbean gem is camera-ready. Park Hyatt St. Kitts mixes bliss with bold. Case in point: the dramatic stone arches that soar over the huge adults-only pool (don't worry, there's also a fam-friendly pool). Between the suites' private plunge pools and the expansive spa's panoramic view of Mount Nevis, the Caribbean's first Park Hyatt will have your 'gram game soarig high. 


Parque Torres del Paine, Chile
It's true: any photo you post from Patagonia will beat your current record for "most-likes", but a stay at Tierra Patagonia will give #vacationgoals a whole new meaning. Every corner of the hotel is perfectly set—driftwood accents, sheepskin rugs, and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the swoon-worthy view of Patagonia's rugged, natural beauty.


Paris, France
A staple for the elite and fashionable, Rosewood's Hôtel de Crillon is a timeless Parisian landmark and a celebration of the French art de vivre. Head to Les Ambassadeurs for a glamorous 'gram: the hotel's iconic bar is dressed to impress with dazzling chandeliers, locals perched on the leather armchairs, marble walls and a menu with over 100 champagne choices.


Tulum, Mexico
Formerly the home of an Italian duchess, this ultra-stylish boutique will have your Instagram looking like a glossy design magazine. The perfectly manicured white walls, towering palm trees, and curated art collection (Picasso, Le Corbusier, Serge Mouille—just to name a few) will have you posing all over the property.