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A Guide to the Most Instagram-Worthy Islands

Guest article by 27 days ago

Now that we live in the age of social media, vacation snaps have become an essential part of travelling.

As you scroll through Instagram, you'll likely come across images of breathtaking islands with inviting blue waters and heavenly white beaches. Perhaps, these images have inspired you to travel, so you can have something to post on your Instagram feed as well.

If you're wondering where to visit, here's a guide to the most Instagram-worthy islands.

1. Bali

While Bali is famous for its beaches and magical temples, the island boasts every type of natural beauty. Boasting scenic lakes, glorious mountains, lush greenery, iconic rice fields, hidden canyons, and majestic waterfalls, Bali is every bit Insta-worthy.

The Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is undoubtedly one of Bali's most Instagrammable spots. It is best visited during sunrise when the sun shines beautifully through the palm trees surrounding the area. The terraces are about 20 min drive from the popular town of Ubud. To avoid the crowd of tourists, try to visit early in the morning. Also, in Ubud, the Campuhan Ridge Walk is another popular site to take Instagram worthy shots in Bali. Stroll through its brick-paved bath to take the perfect shot! Just like in the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, the Campuhan Ridge Walk looks even more magical during sunrise.

The Bali Swing would be an ideal spot for thrill-seeking Instagrammers to take that perfect Instagram shot. There are several different swings of varying heights overlooking a beautiful palm tree valley with a river on its side. You can take advantage of the package where they take your photos as you take on the swing.

2. Turkey

Sitting on two continents, Turkey is one of those countries blessed with stunning natural beauty. Thanks to its location, it has different climatic zones and varied landscapes to boot. Istanbul alone is home to many picturesque spots guaranteed to make your Instagram feed stand out! And if you want to make your travel to Turkey as seamless as possible, consider booking one of photogenic luxury Turkey tours available for budding instagrammers.

Head to Hagia Sophia, one of Turkey's most iconic spots, and have your picture taken in front of this famous site. Explore the cathedral's interior, which features ornamented ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, and enormous windows. The Blue Mosque is another popular spot to take your photo when visiting Istanbul. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Ottoman-era historical site has a striking courtyard built with intricate blue Iznik tiles that truly stands out.

Of all the beautiful places in Turkey, Cappadocia takes the top spot for being the most Instagram-worthy. With its ethereal beauty and whimsical landscape, not to mention the colorful hot air balloons flying in its sky, it's easy to see why. Indeed, Cappadocia is a haven for Instagrammers!

Istanbul, Turkey

3. Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the most scenic and popular islands in the Balearic. Despite being relatively small, it offers plenty of Instagram-worthy attractions that will make your Instagram feed the envy of friends. From the historic town of Ibiza to the breathtaking view of Sa Talaiassa and the idyllic beaches of Cala Llenya, Ibiza is an Instagrammer's dream.

The breathtaking sunsets of Ibiza deserve a spot in your Instagram feed. Some of the most popular locations to catch the beautiful sunsets on the island are the Sunset Strip, San Antonio Bay, and Benirras beach. You'll also find several picturesque spots in Ibiza Town. Overlooking the Mediterranean, it has beautiful cobblestone streets and is surrounded by a walled fortress. The Dalt Vila, a historic area that's perched above the sea, also boasts some of the most Instagram spots on the island.

Of course, don't forget to capture some of the most beautiful beaches of Ibiza. Head to Las Salinas in Playa d'en Bossa, the most popular spot on the island and where you could be lucky enough to spot some celebrities. If you want to avoid the crowd, then explore a little bit where you'll find more secluded beaches like Cala Salada or Benirras beach.

4. Kauai

If you're looking for the most picturesque spots on the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is the perfect destination. It has more coastline than the other Hawaiian Islands and boasts some of the world's most breathtaking sceneries.

The towering cliffs of Na Pali and the stunning Waimea Canyon are two of the most photographed spots in Kauai, and the best way to admire them is through a helicopter tour where you can take photos of these otherworldly places from above. The Na Pali Coast is also worth a visit. However, the area is inaccessible by car, so you can only reach it via boating or hiking. Given its spectacular valleys, towering sea cliffs, and scenic hiking trails, the Na Pali Coast will surely make your Instagram stand out!

The Waimea Canyon, dubbed "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific", is another spot you should not miss in Kauai. With deep valleys extending to 900 metres, it's a truly spectacular place to capture! When it comes to your accommodation, stay at one of the superb Kauai island villas, which also have Instagram-worthy views.

Kauai, Hawaii

5. Majorca

Majorca is the largest of all the Balearic Islands and offers several miles of sandy beaches and breathtaking landscapes, making it one of the most Instagram-worthy places in the world. Despite more than fifty years of mass tourism, the island still holds some of the most unspoilt natural spots.

The La Seu Cathedral, a gorgeous Gothic cathedral in Majorca's capital city of Palma, is a wonderful place to visit if you want to capture Instagram-worthy shots. It sits on what used to be a citadel of the Roman city and took almost four centuries to build. The Bellver Castle is another picturesque spot in Majorca that you should not miss. It's set on a hill and features a unique circular shape that makes it stand even more.

When it comes to the most beautiful beaches in Majorca, Cala Agulla is highly recommended. Located on the island's northeast coast, it has powdery soft sands and crystal-clear waters that look even more beautiful in photos.

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