The five most Instagrammable hotels in Asia

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Asia has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, meaning they also have great Instagram potential. Source: Christoph Schulzs/Unsplash

GOING on vacation and snapping a shot that makes your social media followers say “Now that is where I’d like to be” is becoming an important factor in choosing where to take a break.

Whether it be the precious sapphire waters lapping at golden sands, or the fine cuisine offering tantalizing treats for the palate and the eye, a destination’s picture-worthiness is crucial.

So here are five of Asia’s most Instagrammable hotels, resorts and retreats, which are sure to get your loyal fans thinking “I wish I was there”.

Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

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This modern feat of exceptional engineering, architecture and style towers above the Singapore skyline. Famous for its three curved columns holding up the stunning 57-storey-high infinity pool overlooking the metropolis which surrounds it.

With a night’s stay at the luxury hotel setting you back an average of US$500, you might want to consider paying the small entrance fee and popping up to the viewing platform to take some snaps, though unfortunately, you won’t be able to take a refreshing dip as this privilege is reserved for hotel guests only.

Atlantis The Palm – Dubai

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Atlantis The Palm is one of the most recognizable hotels in the world and a prominent feature of the Dubai skyline. The lavish marine-themed resort has an array of unique attractions, promising to keep you and the whole family entertained and amazed from the day you arrive.

The resort has its own water park, private beach, over 20 restaurants, award-winning chefs, aquarium and perhaps most importantly it is unique in style, meaning it has all the features to make it Instagrammable.

Gaya Island Resort – Malaysia

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The luxurious resort is a short boat ride from the mainland of Malaysia and lies upon the shores of Pulau Gaya, on the edge of a natural conservation area of Mount Kinabalu.

Guests can choose from villas nestled into the rainforest-covered hillside or beachfront rooms, a stone’s throw away from the warm ocean.

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With a choice of indulgent spa treatments, jungle walks, yoga sessions, snorkeling trips and cookery classes, you will be sure to make your Insta-followers as jealous as can be.

Four Seasons Resort – Langkawi, Malaysia

If pure relaxation is your thing, Four Seasons Langkawi is your place. Set in a coastal UNESCO Geopark, the mile-long stretch of golden sand and beachfront villas offer sublime luxury.

Take a dip in the multi-tiered family pool, as well as the 55-meter adult only pool. You will be able to feel the stress leave your body as you swim and then get the perfect snap.

There is also a fitness center and kayak and windsurfing tours, so there is plenty to do if you are feeling active.

With close connections to local schools and a strong reputation for sustainability, you can relax, safe in the knowledge your trip is benefiting more than just you and your social media credit.

L’Alyana Villas Ninh vân Bay – Vietnam

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This hotel is the perfect place to escape from the demands of metropolis life and let all your stresses sink away with the stunning crimson sunsets.

The secluded location of the resort lets you admire the nature around you – the angelic birdsong, the lapping of the rolling waves and the satisfied sighs of other guests as they gaze out over the serene landscapes.

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Here the jungle meets the sea, so you can expect a splendid sea breeze to swish your hair in the most Beyoncé-esque style as you capture your perfect shot.