Instagram is a source of inspiration for pretty much anything. It could be clothing, recipes and even vacation destinations. Our favorite influencers make us want to change up our routine, and try something new. It’s no different when they post a photo of themselves in an exotic location. It makes us want to see more of the world, and explore unknown places. We too, want to discover influencers’ favorite locations.
Usually, there’s an idyllic landscape involved, perhaps a beach, and plenty of photo opportunities. There are clear waters, skies and an amazing diverse environment for you to explore. These locations aren’t good just for lounging around at the beach and forgetting about the outside world, they are so much more than that!
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is an influencer’s favorite location thanks to its turquoise waters and paradisiac ambiance. Rustic meets luxury with the bungalows that sit just above the water, and of course there is all the luxury accommodation that provides spectacular views and an experience like no other. The lagoon is just magnificent, and it is the main attraction when tourists flock to this beautiful destination. Bora Bora is also the perfect romantic escape – it is one of the top honeymoon spots chosen by newlyweds! The beaches are unspoiled and as there aren’t many tourists, it is one of the quietest and purest places on the planet.
Are you a daredevil? Then Bora Bora is the place for you! You can practice your water sports in one of the world’s most charming locations. Get involved in the outdoor activities here. You can take an excursion by jet-ski, paddle, boat, kitesurf or sailboat but to name a few! And if you’re a keen fisher, you can also fish in the lagoon.
It is also the home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. With such a striking location, there is always a bit of glam. You can get a pampering session at one of the spas, and stay in one of Bora Bora’s many luxury resorts. You can dine on French cuisine while watching the sun set over the blue lagoon. If you can, live that dream vacation!
One of influencers’ favorite locations is Tulum. Once a sleepy beach town, now dubbed the “new Dubai”… Tulum’s popularity has certainly increased amongst tourists. With so many photos of the beautiful town on our feeds, it’s easy to wonder if it’s worth all the hype. Well, there are no expectations vs reality here! The magic atmosphere and idyllic surroundings that you see on your favorite influencers’ photos is pretty realistic – no filters are needed here!
People love Tulum because it’s down-to-Earth. It’s definitely for tourists that are backpacking or looking to unwind. Small independent stores are dotted around the town, and the hotels are small and rustic. It really gets you into the Tulum mood. Because of this, everything is so aesthetic and Instagrammable – so get ready to level up your Instagram feed!
If you’re into your history, then Tulum has plenty to offer. The Mayan ruins are well-preserved and are a sight to behold. You can also wander around the caves and beaches of Tulum to see its biodiversity. You can see from a distance the jaguars and dangerous scorpions. Luckily there are less scary animals for you to see, such as iguanas and colorful birds!
The Maldives are part of the locations preferred by influencers and it’s easy to understand why. The lush greenery, turquoise waters and pristine beaches make it a dreamy destination. The tropical island makes great photos and great memories. You certainly won’t be left disappointed! It is well worth breaking the bank to travel to this unique location. Take a dip in the blue lagoon, lounge at the beaches, and see their amazing wildlife.
You can discover marine life for yourself by swimming in the ocean, going kayaking or snorkeling. Swim with the reef fish, as well as see dolphins, turtles, and manta rays. If you are a keen diver, then the Maldives are an ideal place to spend your vacation!
The Maldives are also known for their luxury experiences. You can really live your dream vacation here. The beach is at a short distance from the Maldives’ luxury resorts. Resort representatives can come and collect you from the airport. If money is no object, then this is definitely the way to spend your romantic getaway!
When you think of Italy, you often think of Rome, Venice, Milan, perhaps even Florence. Positano tends to be overlooked but it’s making a huge comeback, and influencers are loving it! This is one of influencers’ favorite locations thanks to its laid back atmosphere and beautiful views. Its architecture is renowned for its pink and yellow houses and Amalfi coast views. Some of the coast’s most recognizable views are from Positano, and you’ll love dining in one of the cliff top restaurants whilst looking out at the views.
Positano is known for its fresh seafood – when the water is so nearby, you can’t expect anything less! Foodies will love taking cooking classes to learn about how to make homemade pizza and pasta while using the local produce. If you want an authentic dining experience, there are several family-run restaurants providing amazing traditional cuisine. There are also more luxurious establishments with cocktail bars so you can have a cocktail to start the evening before heading into the restaurant for a delicious meal.
If you’re not one to sit still, then Positano has the best hiking trails. The nearest trail is the Path of the Gods, which is 2.5 miles long. The hike can be done in three to five hours, and is of moderate difficulty. Another hike with wonderful views is at the Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere – expect waterfalls, ruins and scenic parks. Be sure to stop and take in the scenery!
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam is loved by influencers and tourists alike for its pleasant atmosphere, beautiful architecture and its canals. Known as “Venice of the north”, the Dutch capital is known for its 165 canals spanning more than 60 miles. You can explore them by traveling by private boat or a traditional boat cruise upon your stay. Cycling is a big part of Amsterdam culture and the best way to discover this destination is by hiring a bike. You can even take a bike tour of the city to see all the important landmarks.
The city is also known for its parks and gardens – in fact, there are over 30 of them! Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, and it features over 4000 species of plants. Vondelpark is also loved for being the largest park in Amsterdam, it is spacious and it even has free concerts in the summer. It is an address loved by locals too!
The city has a rich history that you should learn more about during your trip. You can visit the Van Gogh Museum in Museum Square. It has over 200 paintings and 500 drawings from the world-renowned artist, and it’s the largest collection of his work in the world. It also has a strong contemporary art scene, the Stedelijk Museum has unique temporary exhibitions that will attract your attention.
Marrakech is a hot destination for influencers thanks to its unique architecture and exotic landscapes. It is also known as a luxurious location thanks to its luxury resorts (such as La Mamounia), famous palaces and 5* restaurants. You can enjoy the royal hammams, which are one of the reasons why Marrakech is so popular, and some of the city’s enchanting gardens. There is also more traditional accommodation to stay at, which is authentic and beautiful.
The city is also known for its cuisine. Restaurants here serve excellent Moroccan food such as tajine and couscous. There is also plenty of street food to taste, and you can also notice a French influence in all the boulangeries throughout the city. You can shop at Jamaa El Fna Market, which is the biggest market in Africa. You can find plenty of food vendors, and take a bite into their creations while watching acrobats and snake enchanters prepare for their shows.
If you want to discover Marrakech’s nightlife, you can find modern nightclubs in the area. It is known as one of Morocco’s most festive places to be, and you’ll find the locals at the clubs dancing the night away. You can find some classy lounges and clubs within the area with spectacular views across the city. You can listen to international DJs play, and as well as stopping off at a bar, you can also try your luck at the casino or see a play at one of the local theaters. The city also has several festivals that take place, including the Marrakech International Film Festival. You will always find something to do here!