Travelling is already one of life’s greatest pleasures. But it’s always a bonus when the location you’ve chosen is just oh so photogenic! From taking snaps to share with the family back home or to induce envy on social media, here are four of the most strikingly beautiful destinations to check out with your camera in hand.
1. Momi Bay, Fiji
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A mostly unknown and exclusive location to escape from the daily grind is Momi Bay, which sits right in between Fiji’s popular resort areas. The quiet serenity of the tropical island inspires a sense of calm that you just can’t quite get at home. Photos of endless crystal clear blue waters will make your co-worker’s want to plan their next vacation!
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For all you surfers with GoPros, we’re guessing that Momi Bay’s Cloudbreak surf area is right where we’ll find you! Known for having one of the world’s toughest waves, challenge yourself with the area’s infamously long and powerful curls. Even if surfing isn’t your thing, join in on the exhilaration by capturing surfers in action as they glide through some very impressive waves. Just be careful not to drop your camera into the water!
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Unearth your own tropical paradise with a stay in the awe-inspiring Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. Set to open on 1st April, you won’t even have to leave the resort and you’ll come back with more breath-taking shots than your last three trips combined! Whether you take a dip in the infinity pool, dine at one of the modern and sophisticated restaurants or just unwind in the spectacular lobby, your Instagram game is about to go up a few notches! The resort has not missed any detail and comes equipped with every amenity imaginable.
2. Shanghai, China
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One of the few cities in the world that can carry this much history, yet radiate modernism and evoke glamour; this is Shanghai for you! With one of the most impressive skylines in Asia, Shanghai is the place to be for a little bit of East meets West and old world allure.
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Right in the city’s core, you can quickly escape the hustle and bustle by visiting the beautiful Jing’an Temple, originally built in 247 BC. Find peace at this sacred site, which is home to the biggest jade Buddha in China and holds many historical relics, including a bronze bell made during the Ming Dynasty. In the daytime, snap some seriously awesome photos within the serene environment, and at night watch the temple come to life as its golden roof and spotlights give the site a truly magnificent glow!
Located in the heart of the city’s central business district where trendy shopping malls and customary Chinese sophistication converges is the luxurious St. Regis Shanghai Jingan. Opening this April, the hotel redefines high-end city living in downtown Shanghai and offers guests a bird’s eye view of the CBD where suits and fashionistas converge in office towers and shopping malls.
The St. Regis is the perfect hotel for holiday-goers seeking only the finest for their stay, where the polished accents, beautifully designed suites and exquisite common places will provide even more drama to your camera roll!
3. Melbourne Docklands, Australia
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For stunning waterfront views that you’ll almost want to dive into, Melbourne Docklands in Australia is the standout choice! Not only is Melbourne photogenic, it’s also the nation’s fashion capital, known for being super stylish, super classy and home to some super good eats.
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One of the best photography vantage points in Docklands is undoubtedly inside the Melbourne Star. Standing at 120m, it’s one of only four giant observation wheels in the world. A day ride gives you crystal clear views of the city and the chance to capture those sought-after, unparalleled 360-degree views of the city. Alternatively, hop in when it gets dark and watch Melbourne light up at night.
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For a stylish stay to match sleek Melbourne city, look no further than Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands. Opening in March, this hotel comes with stunning harbour views and close proximity to local markets. Relax on the outdoor deck after a day of sightseeing, enjoy the breathtaking city skyline in the outdoor pool, or simply sink in the comfort in your own room; the options are endless.
4. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
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If you’ve got rest and relaxation on your mind, Phu Quoc is the perfect place for a retreat. Home to white-sandy beaches and mystical tropical jungles, this is the ideal rejuvenation vacation spot with a backdrop you’ll have to see with your own eyes!
Ham Ninh Fishing Village is a must-visit for every tourist to Phu Quoc, especially if you’re looking to take some one-of-a-kind photos. The quaint village is surrounded by clear turquoise sea and mountainous jungles, giving camera buffs the perfect backdrop for holiday photos. The colourful fishing boats docked at the end of the pier will also give a unique twist to your camera snaps. Bonus? The village is also home to some very fresh, delicious and affordable seafood.
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Compliment your relaxing time off with a very comfortable stay at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. The newly opened resort fuses sophisticated modern design with Phu Quoc’s natural beauty, bringing its guests the ultimate experience that redefines luxury. Every little detail is designed to fit with the resort’s unique concept.
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This luxurious resort is designed by the distinguished Bangkok-based architect Bill Bensley, affectionately known as the “King of exotic resort designs”. His belief that hospitality design can be “fine art” resonates throughout the resort’s interior in its intricate and superior details. Trust us when we say, every turn here makes an Instagram-worthy photo.
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Not only will you find unparalleled architecture and modern touches in every corner, but the resort’s views will also bring your photos to life! Our favourite has to be the elegant shell-shaped pool surrounded by tall arching tropical trees and just steps away from the beach tide coming in!
If you are planning your next getaway, be daring and try one of these new locations! Whether it’s a family vacation or an epic friends trip, these places offer boundless opportunities for fun and excitement, picturesque views and unique experiences waiting for you (and your camera)!
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