What's better than sharing, AKA showing off, where you're staying while you're away on holiday? From lush bathtubs to ocean views, where you choose to stay is one of the most important elements of an overseas trip!
TripAdvisor has made it easier to find that perfect spot by putting together a list of the most Instagrammable villas to stay in around the globe. With 815,000 TripAdvisor Holiday Rentals all over the world, there's ample opportunity to be the one shooting and sharing those bucket-list destinations, rather than scrolling through them.
You'll have to think up your own caption, though!
Check out the incredible villas below...
Recently renovated, with panoramic views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this sleek family home boasts incredible views of Sydney’s most Instagrammed spots. Whether you’re celebrating something special or crossing Sydney’s monuments off your bucket-list, this four-bedroom family home is the perfect perch for capturing colourful events like the New Years Eve fireworks show and the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race.
This serene luxury beachfront villa, situated in Maui Bay on Fiji’s famous Coral Coast is the Instgrammable gift that keeps on giving. As its name suggests, LomaniWai (Fijian for ‘on the water’) is situated right on the water’s edge, sitting on golden sand amongst swaying coconut trees. When you are not snapping away in your idyllic paradise from the deck chair, be sure to capture the thrill of the water sports on the beach or the tropical cocktails you are enjoying on one of the many verandas…The ‘Fijian dream’ is waiting for you…
Indulge in the breathtaking surroundings of Te Kahu Villa! Nestled into its environment at perfect peace within 50-acres of tussock and natural bush, the architecturally designed luxury villa paints the perfect picture to fill your newsfeed.
The timber cedar cladding inside out and blends beautifully with the outstanding natural landscape upon which it sits. If your surroundings are not enough, Te Kahu holds an interesting collection of fine New Zealand art and a mix of unique objects and furniture from the world over.
Located on the 30th floor in the Sierra Grand building in Broadbeach, these 3 bedroom penthouses offer exquisite birds-eye views out over the ocean and city – what an image to capture for everyone to see! What makes these properties so unique? Walk up onto your very own roof top area with a private spa & BBQ and enjoy breathtaking views of the Gold Coast whilst relaxing in privacy. Your Instagram feed will make your friends and family green with envy!
Only a few minutes from the legendary wave of Teahupoo, BO Villa offers panoramic views of the reef and lagoon making it the ideal place to enjoy serenity and of course take some memorable photos! The beautiful property is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation to help take you away to that special Instagrammable place!
Enjoy sweeping lake and mountain vistas from the daybed and lounges upon the large decks. With four beautifully appointed double bedrooms each with ensuite and spa baths, Matakuri Place is one of pure luxury and exclusivity. When you are not capturing special shots inside, be sure to snap away on the large courtyard with huge schist fireplace that sits alongside the mountain stream…now that is what we call heaven!
Your Instagram adventure begins from the moment you enter the Waterfront Beach House and look through the floor to ceiling glass windows. If the infinity pool isn’t enough, the house is perched right on Gordons Bay with a stunning instragammable view of the white sand and crystal clear blue sea below. Not only that, the back gate leads to the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, one of Sydney's top 2 attractions out of 274, as ranked by Tripadvisor for even more snappable moments.
According to Instagram etiquette (Insta-etiquette?), posting more than three photos in one day is taboo; book a stay in this historic Amalfi Coast villa, however, and you earn the right to bend the rules a little. Built in 1741, Villa degli Affreschi features a lush garden surrounding the property, a pool overlooking Positano and ten lavish bedrooms—plus an in-house chef and a complimentary cooking lesson. Spend a lazy morning in bed before opening the doors to your private terrace for a taste of the salty sea breeze.
If there was ever a rental optimised for Instagram envy, it’s this cliffside villa overlooking the iconic blue domes and sunsets of Santorini. Located in one of the world’s most Instagrammed destinations, the three-bedroom home features 200-degree views of the Aegean Sea from its perch atop the Santorini caldera. Keep your phone at the ready to capture those famous rooftops at the golden hour.
Between the well-manicured English gardens, the majestic façade and the sprawling terrace overlooking the sea, you’d be forgiven for thinking the most stunning photo ops on this property are outside. But while the panoramic views and pristine grounds are hard to beat, the home’s interior has a distinct warmth and charm of its own. Even if the sun is out and the weather is perfect, you might find yourself looking for an excuse to cozy up next to the wood burning stove with a good book and a cup of tea.
In this luxury chalet perched above the beautiful village of Verbier, floor-to-ceiling windows frame the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps beyond. Rustic building materials like aged wood and natural stone complement luxe Italian furniture and plush rugs, giving Alpin Roc a cozy-chic appeal. Spend the day skiing in the Four Valleys—Switzerland’s largest ski area—before kicking back in the hot tub to capture a priceless shot of the sun sinking behind the mountaintops.
If you’ve ever used #modernarchitecture and #housegoals in the same Instagram post, you’ll be swooning over every last detail in Pentagon Villa. Designed by the internationally-renowned firm SAOTA, this striking rental overlooking Cape Town offers uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean from nearly every room, from the expansive living space to the kitchen and bar. Leave early mornings and urgent meetings behind with a swim in the property’s infinity pool or meditation in the zen-like garden.
If the postcard-worthy panorama of Florence isn’t enough to convince you to book a stay in this sunny suite, then its location—on the top floor of an ancient palace—should do the trick. With three terraces, elegantly furnished rooms and a fully equipped kitchenette, the apartment is just a short walk from iconic attractions like the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio.
Located near spectacular restaurants, bars and boutiques on the Riviera of South Thailand, Villa Rak Tawan will seriously up your Instagram game. Constructed with simple statement materials like local stone and warm teak wood, the three-level home features jaw-dropping views over Surin Beach and the Andaman Sea beyond. Try your hand at private Thai cooking classes or spend the day around the 50-foot infinity pool; with unlimited WiFi, you can post those poolside selfies anytime you want.
Thanks to Instagram Stories, it’s now possible to capture all your travel adventures in real time without oversharing. That’s particularly good news if you’re staying in a property as cool as this lighthouse-turned-romantic-villa, a lovingly restored property originally built in 1882. You won’t be able to resist giving your followers a tour of the secluded home’s chic interior (not to mention the view from the front porch, which overlooks the Adriatic Sea).