NewsJanuary 16, 2022

Soneva Jani Rated Second Among ‘The 10 Most Beautiful Luxury Hotels’ According to Instagram Data

If there’s one thing Instagram has gifted us throughout the pandemic, it’s the gift of escapism.

Through isolations, quarantines, and lockdowns, Instagram has reminded us that there is indeed a big, beautiful world out there waiting for us to explore. Odds are, in the last two years, you found yourself exercising your swiping thumb, scrolling through an endless array of stunning images, dreaming up your next escape.


“By analyzing Instagram hashtag data, has revealed which five-star hotels around the world appear on Instagram the most, making them the most beautiful to look at,” a spokesperson for the website shared with Travel + Leisure.

“With so many five-star hotels offering stunning architecture and world-class service, was curious to discover the most beautiful accommodation around the globe that future travelers can start looking forward to staying in,” the website spokesperson shared as to why they felt compelled to pull the data. “The research involved analyzing over 10 million Instagram hashtags associated with the world’s five-star hotels; the ones with the most Instagram hashtags were then ranked from highest to lowest to create a list of the most picturesque in the world.”

Soneva Jani, the Instagram-ready private island paradise in the Maldives came in second with 415,461 hashtags, followed by Las Vegas’s Bellagio in third place with 161,088 Instagram hashtags.

The remaining top 10 include The Plaza Hotel in New York City, Dorchester Collection’s The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Halekulani Hotel on Oahu, Hawaii, Claridge’s in London, The Ritz, Paris, W Barcelona, and Niyama Maldives.

Source: Travel + Leisure Homepage (