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Escape and rejuvenate: Instagram’s most relaxing locations


The most Instagrammable relaxing location is Phuket, Thailand with whopping 9.7 million hashtags.

After a long stressful six months of a global pandemic, it’s fair to say we’ve all earned a recharging break. Somewhere to sit back, unwind, relax, and rejuvenate. That’s why the experts at looked into where the most Instagramable tranquil locations are around the world.

Most Instagrammable Relaxing Countries:

First: Phuket, Thailand
With guaranteed weather and picturesque beaches, it’s no wonder why Phuket in Thailand is the world’s most Instagrammable relaxing location. With a massive 9.7 million people using the hashtag ‘Phuket’ worldwide. Who doesn’t want to hear the swishing of the waves, the smell of sun cream, and the sound of meditation music after a restricted six months at home?

Second: The Maldives
Wallets at the ready – as this one may set you back a far few pay cheques! The Maldives in South East Asia is one of the most private and peaceful getaways you could ask for. With 8.3 million hashtags used this is one of the most Instagrammable locations in the world to unwind!

Third: Tulum, Mexico
Attracting history and water lovers alike it’s no surprise why Tulum in Mexico has more than 5.9 million hashtags. From lounging on the beach to swimming in secluded cenotes in Tulum’s underwater caves we couldn’t think of anywhere greater to unwind.

Fourth: Ubud, Bali
Known as one of the most tranquil and calming places on earth Ubud in Bali, Indonesia came in with a staggering 4.8 million hashtags. It’s the perfect location for yogi lovers and sun worshippers.

Fifth: Mykonos, Greece
The Greek tradition of smashing plates may be loud but one of the many Greek islands Mykonos is far from that. Offering beautiful beaches and camera-capturing sunsets we’re not surprised it has 4.3 million hashtags.

Most Instagrammable Relaxing Continents:

First: Asia 32.6 million
At the top of the leader board is the blue sea guarantee and sun promising continent Asia. With a colossal 32.6 million hashtags used across: Phuket, Thailand (9.7 million); The Maldives, South East Asia (8.3 million); Ubud, Bali (4.8 million); Siem Reap Cambodia (2.2 million) and Langkawi in Malaysia (2 million).

Second: North America 11.3 million
North America ranks second with 11.3 million hashtags across the most relaxing locations: Tulum, Mexico (5.9 million); Sedona, Arizona (1.7 million); Banff National Park Alberta, Canada (960K); Lake Louise, Canada (918K); and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado (574K).

Third: Europe 5.4 million
With 5.4 million hashtags Europe comes in at number three. The most relaxing locations across the continent include: Mykonos, Greece (4.3 million); Lake Bled, Slovenia (290 thousand); Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom (149 thousand); Provence, France (145 thousand); and Seljalandsfoss in Iceland (137 thousand).

Fourth: Oceania 1.9 million
Incudes: Bora Bora, French Polynesia (1.6 million); Whitehaven Beach, Australia (191 thousand); Bay of Islands, New Zealand (156 thousand hashtags); Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Australia (25.7 thousand hashtags); and Glenorchy in New Zealand (8.8 thousand hashtags).

Fifth: Africa 1.4 million
Following in fifth place is Africa with 1.4 million hashtags used across some of the most picturesque relaxing locations such as: The Seychelles (1.4 million hashtags); Kosi Bay, South Africa (5.6 thousand hashtags) and Saruni Samburu Safari Camp, Kenya (910 hashtags).

Sixth: South America 146,000
Heading out of the millions is South America, specifically Mendoza in Argentina (the only relaxing location included) with 146,000 hashtags – 22 times lower than the leading continent Asia.

Last: Antarctica
With its frightfully cold weather it is no wonder that Antarctica wasn’t a contender for the world’s most relaxing continents despite it being on our bucket lists.

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.