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Escape and Rejuvenate: Instagram’s Most Relaxing Destinations

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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 Instagrammable tranquil locations are around the world. 

Most Instagrammable Relaxing Countries:

RANKED Most Relaxing LocationsHow Many Times Hashtagged
1Phuket, Thailand 9.7M
2The Maldives 8.3M
3Tulum, Mexico 5.9M
4Ubud, Bali 4.8M
5Mykonos, Greece 4.3M
6Siem Reap, Cambodia 2.2M
7Langkawi, Malaysia2M
8Sedona, Arizona 1.7M
9Bora Bora, French Polynesia 1.6M
10Nha Trang, Vietnam 1.4M

First: Phuket, Thailand

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

10th:  Nha Trang, Vietnam

Coming in at number 10 with 1.4 million instgram hashtags is Nha Trang in Vietnam with its hidden charms, and captivating destinations such as Hội An and Ho Chi Minh City. Grab your beach bag and fly on over to this unexpected relaxation destination. 

Least Instagrammable: Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Over 421 thousand times less instagrammed that Phuket in Thailand, Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park in California comes in last. Suppose nature hikes aren’t everyone’s idea of a form of stress relief! 

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 hashtags22 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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