The World's Most Instagrammable Hotels of 2018

Courtesy Royal Mansour

A Departures-approved round-up of hotels we can't stop scrolling past this year. 

Double-tap for wanderlust.

It's 2018, and around 80 million photos are shared on Instagram each day. The social media channel is clearly fueling our travel appetite. According to research by, one in six travelers admits picking their next destination and hotel based on social media. Which makes perfect sense when you realize #vacation has over 92 million mentions. 

In turn, hotels all over the world have strived to be their most photogenic and Instagrammable selves this year (for better or worse, as The Atlantic reported).

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Some like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island are going above and beyond to cater to the Instagram crowd, with Instagram Butlers on hand (for the uninitiated those are social media savvy members of staff that will show guests exactly where the best spots on the islands are and the time of day to visit). The wanderlust-inducing hotel has also just unveiled the world's first underwater villa, The Muraka, a nearly 6,000-square-foot, three bedroom, bi-level residence that features a stunning underwater master suite which got 3.1million views on one post.

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Although we’d like to tell you it’s best to simply put down your mobile device while relaxing on vacation, we know the likelihood of that advice being taken is pretty slim. So instead, if you want to up your 'gram game, we've picked the picture-perfect hotels popping up on our feeds time and time again, from Mexico's Tulum to Hampshire in the English countryside. 

Buergenstock Resort, Switzerland

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

Heckfield Place, Hampshire 

The Jaffa, Tel Aviv

Aqua Dome, Austria 

Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden Hotels, Copenhagen

Habitas, Tulum 

Royal Mansour, Marrakech 

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada

The Siren Hotel, Detroit

Azulik Tulum

Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris 

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Italy

Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

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