With travel officially back on, we’re already dreaming of the destinations we want to visit next - once they make the green list, that is.
While we wait for our favourite far-flung locales to be given the thumbs up, there’s no harm in scrolling through some seriously pretty hotels.
Thankfully, to ignite our wanderlust, Tripadvisor has just revealed the hotels that have been named the most photogenic in the world at its annual Traveller’s Choice Awards.
From aurora-spotting cabins in Finland, to cave pools in Santorini and beachfront beauties in Mexico, here’s the places to bookmark when booking that long-awaited trip.
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Italy
Set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Basilicata region of Italy, this hotel is built into rocky caves which are now the foundation of each of its 18 rooms. Simply furnished and lit by candlelight, you’ll truly feel as if you have stepped back in time here.
La Fortuna at Atitlan, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
With bungalows, swim-up floating docks, bamboo-furnishings and a backdrop of Lake Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes, this hotel in the middle of a lush Guatemalan jungle is as picture perfect as they come.
Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
A bucket list spot, Cavas Wine Lodge is set amid the Andes Mountains, among lush, sprawling vineyards. A visit here is all about wine, food, nature and luxury spa treatments. A perfect holiday, we think.
You and Me by Cocoon Maldives, Raa Atoll, Maldives
Want to dine with the fishes? You can quite literally do so at You and Me by Cocoon Maldives. Its underwater restaurant is made for Instagram and the resort’s culinary journey extends to its teppanyaki restaurant, Italian trattoria and champagne house too.
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Nestled on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, the Hard Rock in Los Cabos sits next to a postcard-perfect white sand beach - and there’s five pools to dip into if you don’t fancy taking a dip in the sea.
W Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand
A luxury retreat on Thailand’s prettiest island, W Koh Samui has 74 villas, each with its own private plunge pool. The pristine beach which sits at the front of the property is primed for watching the sunset, and the on-site WOOBAR is the best spot for a floating cocktail.
Wilderness Hotel Inari, Inari, Finland
If you’ve ever wanted to see the northern lights, there’s no better vantage point than from the comfort of a cloud-like bed. Book into one of the Arctic Domes at Wilderness Hotel Inari where you can watch the famed lights dance above you before you sleep.
Dana Villas & Infinity Suites, Santorini, Greece
Santorini is known for its incredible views, but it doesn’t get much better than at Dana Villas & Infinity Suites. Here, you’ll find private pools carved into whitewashed traditional cave spaces that boast incredible views over the caldera (best experienced when the sunset turns the sky pink).
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
One of the more prominent features of Singapore’s skyline, Marina Bay Sands is known for its sky-high infinity pool. Featured in the movie, Crazy Rich Asians, the hotel has 2,560 rooms, floating crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum and is home to the Sands Sky Park.
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