World's Most Social Media-Worthy Hotels

Add a sprinkle of spice to your social media feed with photos from the most picturesque hotels in the world
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If you feel like your social media feed is getting mundane and wish to turn things up a notch, boy are you in for a treat. Hotel experts Mr and Mrs Smith have chosen their favourite hotels and resorts that offer picturesque, postcard-perfect views. Just snap away at these amazing destinations to beautify your feed and keep your envious followers coming back for more.

ALILA JABAL AKHDAR – Al-dakhiliyah, Oman

Cradled by soaring mountains and dramatic canyons, Alila Jabal Akhdar’s heated infinity pool and stone-clad clusters of luxurious suites are scattered on the edge of a cliff top, blending seamlessly into the rugged desert beyond. If that isn’t enough to make you whip out your camera, the rooms are decorated in soft nutmeg and rich chocolate tones, with dark carved-wood furniture, stone terraces and hand-woven baskets hung on the walls. Even the bathrooms are social media-worthy – these extraordinary spaces are vast and light-filled, with surreal views of the wilderness from your majestic marble ovoid bath.

Smith extra: A free 45-minute facial at Spa Alila. Stays of two nights or more will receive the facial and a walking excursion in the mountains. Those staying three nights or more will receive the facial, 20% off spa treatments and an excursion to the Saiq Plateau.

PHUM BAITANG - Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hidden among the paddy fields in Cambodia’s cozy countryside, this serene hotel is nothing like the nearby bustling Siem Reap town. This all-villa resort has the rustic charm of the traditional Khmer wooden houses with its high stilts surrounded by luxuriant tropical gardens. That said, its handpicked antiques, freestanding oval bath tubs and private plunge pools do give it a modern breeze. The curvaceous freshwater infinity pool is clad in rough-hewn black stone and overlooks the resort’s paddy fields, a view just perfect for for jaw-dropping shots to spice up your social media feed.

Smith extra: One bottle of sparkling wine; for GoldSmith members, a dinner for two and a bottle of Zannier Wine

POST RANCH INN - Big Sur, United States

With cabins and cottages strung along a rocky-ridged slip of Californian cliff, Post Ranch Inn can only be described as a dramatic cliffhanger. Make your social media followers envious with photos of the recycled-redwood rooms that offer total seclusion and nothing but soaring condors, starry nights, breathtaking views and a wood-burning fire for company. There are three gorgeous heated infinity pools – one lined with sea-weathered jade, a stainless steel one, and a lap pool. The hotel’s restaurant, Sierra Mar, has competitive views of the surrounding mountains, cliffs and ocean, put fully on display through its wooden-beamed interiors edged with enormous windows.

Smith extra: US$50 towards lunch at Sierra Mar



Unlike the numerous resorts in Bali with beach views, Ailila Villas Uluwatu is a cool, contemporary cliff-hanging resort that delivers its dramatic design in a staggering setting. The architecturally striking pool villas, each with minimalist interiors, complement the panoramic views over the Indian Ocean. The sleek modern design embraces the outdoors, harnessing natural stone, wood, rattan and water. Moreover, the open-plan lay-outs, flat lava rock roofs and bamboo ceilings allow sea breezes to circulate naturally, making this resort innovatively eco-friendly.

Smith extra: A 60-minute spa treatment for each guest

HOTEL UNIQUE - São Paulo, Brazil

This hotel lives up to its name with its idiosyncratic design. Hotel Unique is a striking ship-shaped pleasure palace in the city. Guests can go for a joyride on the water slides – a novel way to admire the thoroughly theatrical design of the hotel – before getting a relaxing dip in the bright-red rooftop pool. Get ready to ogle the aesthetically pleasing architecture in the Paulista rooms, where the wood floor curls up to join the walls, gaining its reputation as the city’s grandest thoroughfare.

Smith extra: A 25-minute massage for two and a room upgrade, early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability

With Mr & Mrs Smith you’ll enjoy our best-price guarantee, as well as a little something extra on arrival at every hotel. To book, call toll free at 800 905 326 or visit

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