Imagine yourself relaxing infinity pools, warehouse-style refuges, and a mind-blowing bamboo building. Now imagine no more, because you’ll be able to turn your fantasies into reality with some of the most Instagrammable hotels located in the Southeast Asian region listed below!
Let’s admit it. We always get envious when our friends post their travel photos on Instagram. Hence, when we return from overseas, we just have to upload our best photos of our vacation, including our accommodations. This is why we will be sharing with you the top hotels and resorts that are Instagram-worthy in Southeast Asia so that you can have an opportunity to show off your scenic vacation photos online too.
Hanging Gardens of Bali
Waft around in the world’s most Insta-worthy, award-winning swimming pool built above a forest. The twin-tiered pool seems to dangle right above the dense rainforest canopy. It is not only the swimming pool that attracts tourists from all over the world: this jungle oasis fringes a valley and is surrounded by verdant rainforests and the popular rice terraces of Ubud. The resort has 44 peaceful private estates embellished with modern and Balinese decor and quality facilities.
Picture yourself waking up at dawn with the picturesque lemongrass pasture, lush gardens and rice paddies in your comfy villa in the Cambodian countryside. The resort boasts 45 villas replicating the conventional Khmer wooden homes. Some villas have private terraces while others include exclusive plunge pools. Only using wood, wicker, brass and fashionable antiques, the rooms haven on stilts. Besides its rooms, the marvelous pool bar fascinates many visitors, who love to soak in the infinity outdoor pool and sip cocktails at the adjoined thatch-roofed bar.
Sekeping Retreats, Malaysia
Located at Penang and Kuala Lumpur, the group has exquisite industrial-style guest houses to cater to your needs. Although the location at Serandah is the most popular, the resort at Victoria, Penang and Sin Chew Kee is equally good an experience to stay and justifies a special mention. The resort provides a transformed warehouse–feel with few rooms located far away, natural concrete flooring, bare brick walls and pipes, and wired furniture, such as the bed frames and chairs.
Nay Palad Hideaway, Philippines
Remember the Philippine tourism campaign? It truly is more fun in the Philippines! This is a must-go resort outside of Indonesia and Thailand among the Southeast Asian vacation hotspots. On the island of Siargao, it has nine villas surrounded by palm trees and a clear, bone-white beach. With fanciful, suspended daybeds and engraved wooden headboards by local artists, you will be able to capture the most beautiful scenery.
Bangkok Tree House
This resort allows you to take a breath from the Bangkok hubbub—pack your bag for the night and check-in at any of its comfy houses in the air. We recommend you to go for the three-story Tree-Top Nests with exposed rooftops and daybeds, bamboo showers and sleeping chambers. You can opt for The View or River Nest if you are up for the challenge: taking a picture of the sky. The catch is you can either take the picture at The View with a Room or drift on your bed in your personal River Nest. A reminder though—just be careful with your camera. You don’t want to drop it just when you’re about to take an amazing Instagrammable picture!
Sharma Springs, Bali
As on the most recent extension, the stunning six-story landmark is a forest–fantasy paradise. Sharma Springs is within the valley along Ayung River and is part of Green Village, a society of 18 brilliant hand–constructed bamboo structures. Yes, it is built with bamboo and bamboo only, and it houses customized furniture, four double rooms, an exclusive pool and scenic dusk views over the Ayung river valley and Green Village.
This strange-looking hotel looks just like a Gaudi-Esque dreamy treehouse and must be on your Vietnam itinerary. It has 10 bedroom guesthouses, decorated with cave-like staircases and corridors, irregular windows and concealed crevices, giving off the dreamy vibes. Although this unusual hotel is available for a visit in the day, it definitely will not hurt for you to stay a night here. You will surely have stories to share about the architecture with your friends when you are back.
Once you have stayed here, your peers will certainly be yearning for a chance to come here too. You will find this resort right at the center of the Phranang Peninsula next to Krabi Marine National Park. It has 96 two-story domes and five lavish estates, fringed by towering limestone cliffs, coconut groves, and three gorgeous beaches. These residences have indoor rooms with splendid colors, tropical designs, and exposed rooms. That is not even the best part—the resort’s restaurant, The Grotto, is located under an old limestone cliff on Phranang Beach, which definitely lends itself to a unique dining experience. What are you waiting for?
Marina Bay Sands
Right in the center of Singapore, Marina Bay Sands is convenient for an exploration of attractions near it. Known for its infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel which saw even celebrities flocking in to experience. Sitting 57 floors on the famous structure, it will feel like you are swimming near the cliff. If you are a party–goer, the hotel also has a Skypark that house CÉ LA VI, a nightclub-slash-restaurant that mixes a fabulous variety of cocktails and music.
By now, you might be feeling enticed and itching to go for a vacation. What are you waiting for? With the above nine destinations to provide you an ample number of scenic photos to post on Instagram, you are sure to be the envy of your friends. On top of that, regardless of which resort you end up choosing for your next vacation, you will truly get to experience an enjoyable getaway from the hectic pace of life.