You’ve got your A-level results and it’s time to book a holiday. These are the places that will seriously up your Instagram game – and you can watch the likes come rolling in…

Amalfi Coast, Italy

One of Europe’s most romantic destinations, the Amalfi Coast will give your followers instant Insta-envy. The stunning scenic coastline, dotted with towns such as Positano, offers a beautiful seafront setting for its many cafés and shops.

Bora Bora

The small island northwest of Tahiti is the ultimate tropical getaway. Think white sandy beaches and glistening turquoise lagoons. This is the place to go snorkelling or just to enjoy the tranquillity and serenity of the beach.


The picture-perfect islands of the Seychelles offer some of the world’s most idyllic beaches, with the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean and an array of colourful marine life. Visit the largest island of Mahé to get an Instagram-worthy snapshot of many of the other islands, then head to the capital, Victoria, and experience the Seychelles’ vibrant culture.

St Lucia

The island of St Lucia, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, is everything you could expect and more. Not only does it have breathtaking beaches, but you can also enjoy the world-famous Jazz & Arts festival, which takes place every year in late April and runs for 10 days. Don’t miss Anse Chastanet beach, where you can enjoy warm crystal waters and coral reefs, the perfect place for snorkelling.

Phuket, Thailand

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Soak up the sunshine on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket. You can swim in the warm shallows of the Andaman Sea, explore the Buddhist temples and Chinese shrines, or simply enjoy the street food at Phuket Weekend Market. Whichever you choose, your snaps will get your followers drooling!


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Say aloha to an island recognised for its surfing, and relax on its sandy-white beaches! With cliffs, waterfalls and abundant tropical foliage, the views will leave you speechless. When you’re not on the beach, take a trip into Honolulu, Hawaii’s biggest city, and see the Pearl Harbor Memorials.

Byron Bay, Australia

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Byron Bay, a beachside town in New South Wales, Australia, is a popular holiday destination. Catch some waves and get active in the surfing and diving sites, or head to the Captain Cook Lookout viewpoint where, between June and November, you can spot humpback whales.

Santorini, Greece

The island of Santorini, Greece, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, is famous for its whitewashed buildings clinging to the cliffs, and its iconic churches with blue domes. After relaxing by the pool or on the beach during the day, enjoy the bars and clubs in the capital, Fira. And don’t miss the spectacular sunsets, best seen from the town of Oia.


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The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean made up hundreds of islands. Here you can snorkel in the shallow blue waters of the lagoons to see tropical fish or just relax in bliss on the beach and enjoy the stunning views.

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