The Maldives islands, an archipelago of coral islands nestled in the Indian Ocean, are just as serene IRL as on Instagram—journalist Olivia Liveng verified this on a recent jaunt. Between its powdery beaches and palm trees sashaying again backdrops of azure hues, the country epitomizes escape. Below are five especially Instagrammable hotels:
Kuda Villingili encapsulates timeless elegance while conveying a sense of togetherness. Boasting design-led villas, an idyllic oceanfront spa, and a trio of kitchens inspired by Singaporean street food markets, this resort provides the ultimate setting for breathtaking Instagram posts.
Emerald Resort’s IG-worthiness is fossilized by Trip Advisor’s Picture Perfect Hotel accolade. This Insta-perfect resort has stylish beach and overwater villas with a sleek design combining Italian and Singaporean flairs, unique to the Maldives. Villas blend harmoniously with the backdrop of this serene island.
The adults-only Hurawalhi Resort is not only an island oasis prime for seclusion. It is also known for 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, dazzling diners with a multi-course tasting menu and extraordinary design, about 19 feet underwater. Here you’ll satiate both your appetite and IG feed with aspirational pics.
Lux* North Male, whose off-white contemporary overwater villas refreshingly contrast the surrounding ocean blues, may initially conjure comparisons to Greece. But the innovative architecture of these two-story penthouse villas is unique— each has a private rooftop optimal for catching otherworldly (and prime IG worthy!) sunsets.
Copious resorts attempt to create immersive experiences for guests, but Hakuraa Huraa is the most creative and Instagrammable. Each expertly designed overwater villa at this boutique resort boasts a glass-bottom floor so guests can peek into the sea at all hours. For ultimate IG cool, capture a shot swimming under the glass floor.
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