Instagram has been filled with photos from food paparazzi for years, but we think there’s always something new and unique to discover when it comes to drinking, dining and delivering to your social feed.
When you combine awe-inspiring vistas with picture-perfect plates, you’ve got a winning recipe for a delicious-looking timeline. From bountiful brunches to beach views, these luxury hotels offer up some spectacular shots, with flavors to match.
The Villas at Ayana Resort Bali
Each of the 78 villas at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort-within-a-resort is nestled on a clifftop surrounded by tropical gardens, but it’s in the accommodations’ private plunge pools that the real Instagram magic happens.
Here, you can indulge in a floating champagne brunch fit for Balinese royalty. That’s right: a luxe, three-course meal and a bottle of bubbly served on a floating tray with the ocean as a backdrop.
For the best pictures, head to this eclectic eatery for its Friday brunch (noon to 4 p.m.). Dig into a colorful collection of plates that range from curries and robata skewers to coconut-pandan cake, alongside plenty of cocktails in stylish glasses and live-action cooking stations, all accompanied by the tunes of a resident DJ.
Then pop over to the hotel’s W Café and order a coffee or latte, which comes with eye-catching rainbow art.
The Japanese-meets-Peruvian spot has a slew of Insta-worthy dishes, especially the grilled meats served on a warm brick or a deluxe sashimi platter that comes over ice (and with a fish head). Book a table on the poolside terrace to pose with the right amount of sunlight for your mouthwatering snaps.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
You might need a map to capture all the delectable food shots at this Four-Star hotel’s iconic Sunday brunch. Located throughout the dining and common areas on the Bangkok property’s first floor, the epic spread has an Asian focus but also features lots of international fare, too.
From the Thai-themed Spice Market to the picturesque Parichart Court, the brunch buffet flows between outlets and its selections run the gastro gambit, including lobsters, oysters, grilled meats, cheeses, sushi and sashimi, Peking duck, curries and a dazzling array of intricately made desserts.
And best of all, the bounty is displayed in gorgeous, vibrant arrangements that beg to be photographed.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Three cheers for in-room margaritas — especially when they come with a bartender and an on-demand drink cart.
Every day from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Four-Star Austin hotel, you can order an en-suite happy hour where you can savor a bespoke beverage made with one of several high-end tequilas and freshly made mixers.
From your room’s balcony, frame the finished cocktails with the city as the backdrop.
The Ivy Hotel
Baltimore’s elegant brownstone is full of history and photo opportunities, but we’re partial to the Mansion Bar, a slick, vintage-looking credenza flanked by vibrant wall tiles and topped with an ensemble of wine glasses, tumblers and cocktail-making must-haves like shakers and picks.
Loaded with top-shelf spirits, wines and mixers, the self-serve bar also offers a handy recipe book, allowing you to craft your perfect tipple.
It’s a lovely, arty little vignette — snap a couple shots before mixing yourself something savory (or sweet) and relaxing in the nearby conservatory, tea room or library.