Few of us can resist the temptation to upload enviable holiday snaps on social media to annoy friends and family stuck back home in the drizzle. With the advent of the selfie stick combined with the unstoppable spread of Instagram, however, the phenomena of the Insta-boast has taken on a whole new dimension. Recent studies show that millennials now book their vacation based on ‘Instagrammability’ over most other factors, even price. So with this in mind, we’ve picked the most photogenic hotels in Mallorca guaranteed to provide that perfect #poolside #holidayphoto.
One of the best known and most luxurious hotels on the island, the Belmond La Residencia also features a superlatively picturesque setting perfect for a #nofilter photo-post. Pretty lemon groves, two gorgeous outdoor pools, and private plunge pools make for superb backdrops, while art lovers can also take a selfie next to one of the numerous Joan Miró paintings scattered throughout the property.
Belmond La Residencia, Son Canals, 07179 Deia +34 971 63 90 11
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Another seriously upscale cliff-top hotel but this time overlooking the picturesque bay of Port Soller with multiple vantage points for capturing swoon-worthy scenes. Some of the best vistas are from its gorgeous infinity-edge swimming pool (so careful not to drop your phone!) plus there’s a deluxe spa with clifftop hydrotherapy pool so you can post while being pampered.
For a more urban setting for your social media snaps, the Purohotel Palma is located amongst the meandering cobbled streets of the capital’s Old Town. The styling is ethnic-bohemian meets Scandi-chic providing aesthetically pleasing backdrops from practically every angle. But it’s the swish rooftop terrace where photos really shine, especially from the Bali bed perched above the city skyline with 360-panoramas that take in the cathedral, Bay of Palma, and distant Tramuntana mountain range. You can even order up a chilled bottle of Cava for that perfect photo prop.
Purohotel Palma, Carrer de Montenegro, 12, 07012 Palma +34 971 42 54 50