The Five Most Instagrammable Destinations in the World

Lucky Bay, Australia

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Lucky Bay, Australia

Lucky Bay, Australia

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The cornerstones of global travel in the 21st century – open borders and free movement – may not return in the short term, but by now everyone has itchy feet. With many people around the globe eager to pack their bags and head to their next destination, Insta-worthy shots are in high demand. Here are the most Instagram-friendly places in the world for 2021.

Capetown, South Africa

Cape Town has a cool urban vibe:  there are excellent art galleries, hip bars, world-renowned restaurants and design-led shops. After soaking up the sun, enjoying the outdoors and sampling the local food and wine, there is plenty more to discover in the city. The magic of Cape Town goes far beyond its beauty; it lies in what it has to offer visitors.

The island is populated by a colony of wild pigs who enjoy an easy life

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Monkey Beach, Thailand

The monkey beach at Phi Phi Island will never disappoint. Blue sea, tropical sun and cheeky monkeys are all waiting for you. The beaches are not easy to get to and cut off by limestone formations and jungle, but seeing the monkeys is worth the trip. They can be seen on the cliffs, chilling on the beach or swimming in the sea. The best time to visit Monkey Beach is from November to March, when humidity is at its lowest, temperatures average 28°C/82°F and fresh breezes cool you down.

Monkey beach, Thailand - Blue sea, tropical sun and cheeky monkeys are all waiting for you

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Flamingo Beach, Aruba

This beach is another beautiful summer destination. It is on a small private island owned by the Renaissance Hotel in Aruba. Access is for hotel guests only. The focal point and best asset of this tropical beauty are the pink flamingos that roam the serene beach. They love being fed and are wonderful to watch.

Pink flamingos roam the serene beach in Aruba

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Lucky Bay, Australia

Lucky Bay is quite the spot: in 2017 it received scientific proof of having the whitest sand in Australia, possibly the world. This, in combination with crystal-clear waters and breath-taking views of the Recherche Archipelago, regularly put Lucky Bay in to the top ten lists of Australia's best beaches.  But there is one unbeatable asset: you can see kangaroos lying in this summer paradise. Although wild, these kangaroos are used to human interaction and love to play with tourists. This surely must be one of the most magical beaches in the world.

Lucky Bay: You can see kangaroos lying in this summer paradise

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Akumal Bay, Mexico

Akumal, or ‘Place of Turtles’, is Mexico’s answer to paradise. Famous for its coral reefs, warm water and abundant marine life, this beach is becoming increasingly popular with tourists from all over the world. If you are looking for a single place with a beautiful, well-maintained barrier reef and seagrass beds full of green turtles and stingrays, Akumal is the perfect destination. Located on the Mayan Riviera, this is the most spectacular beach in Mexico.

Akumal Bay, Mexico

Akumal Bay, Mexico with seagrass beds full of green turtles and stingrays

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South Africa is one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world, and Cape Town is a true gem

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Helsinki, Finland

The beautiful, green capital of Finland, with its vibrant spirit and wonderful urban spaces, may not get as much rave press as Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, but it never fails to offer people pleasant surprises. The great architecture, intriguing drinking and dining venues, and ground-breaking design make Helsinki one of the best cities to live in.

The best way to get to know the city is to take a 1 boat ride, affording a completely different perspective of the city. Stunning examples of the Finnish Art Nouveau movement and innovative contemporary design can be found throughout the city. Helsinki is a wonderful place to walk around, and if you can hop on one of the beautiful trams that run regularly, the experience will be even more memorable.

Helsinki - The beautiful, green capital of Finland, with its vibrant spirit and wonderful urban spaces

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Marrakech, Morocco

Whether you spell it Marrakesh or Marrakech (either is acceptable), a visit to Morocco's Red City is a unique experience. Marrakech could almost be described as overwhelming: its dizzying array of sights, smells and tastes stimulate all your senses at once.

The first thing to remember is that cash is king in Marrakech, as only resorts, some restaurants and some shops accept credit cards. The old town of Marrakech, the magnificent Bahia Palace and the Djemaa el Fna are the three main attractions of this beautiful city.

Marrakech: Its dizzying array of sights, smells and tastes stimulate all your senses at once

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Santorini, Greece

White sandy beaches, whitewashed stone houses, ancient temples, vibrant food and bougainvillea blossom make it ideal for photo lovers –  have probably seen this island on your social media feed.

Thanks to social media, crowds flock here. To avoid them, head to Monolithos. You can can take one of the most beautiful hikes from Fira to Oia, enjoy the sun and Mediterranean on the famous beaches and get unique views of Santorini's calderas and its cliff dwellings on a sailing trip. Santorini is an expensive destination but the place really lives up to expectations.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini: With white sandy beaches, whitewashed stone houses, ancient temples, vibrant food and bougainvillea blossom make it ideal for photo lovers

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a magical blend of culture, people, cuisine and nature. It is not for nothing that it has been rated as one of the best travel destinations for many years.

If you are looking for relaxation, Canggu is the best place in Bali, while Ubud is considered the art and culture centre of the island. If you are looking for a great place to enjoy beach walks, the beach town of Sanur is a perfect choice. No matter where you stay, Bali as one of the most visited islands in the world.

Bali, Indonesia

 Bali is a magical blend of culture, people, cuisine and nature

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