Have you ever planned a trip based on the photos you want to take? Once you see the picture-perfect locations the JG Black Book Collection has to offer, you may want to start. We’ve gathered a list of some of the most camera-ready spots around the world that you’ll want to add to your travel photography bucket list. Cue the wanderlust!
To be honest, everywhere you look at Bawah Reserve is quite stunning. But for the most impressive views, guests should adventure along the Blue Hiking Trail. This gentle hike leads through the lush jungle to three amazing lookout points. At the top, you will be rewarded with commanding views of the coastline, the blue lagoon, the jetty, Coconut Beach and the surrounding islands. Get your camera or phone out because this is the kind of view that deserves to be seen!
The Stafford London
Steeped in history and delightfully quirky in character, The Stafford London offers endless amounts of photo opportunities for its guests – and we got the inside scoop on where you should strike a pose! Three favorable spots for picture-perfect opportunities are The Carriage House, The American Bar, and the Wine Cellar. Say “cheese” in front of The Carriage House, adorned in floral displays. It’s a vibrant backdrop that will make your photo pop! For a photo that displays a unique and quirky character, head inside to The American Bar. Here, you’ll find walls decorated with over 60 years of history, from signed celebrity photographs, old baseball caps, and school ties. Wine lovers, get your camera out and walk beneath the hotel to its hidden 380-year old Wine Cellar. It’s the perfect place to snap a selfie in front of over 8,000 bottles of the finest wines London has to offer.
Located between Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo in Rwanda, Volcanoes Safaris Virunga Lodge is an extraordinary location for swoon-worthy pictures. Perched on a high ridge, Virunga Lodge has a reputation for its stunning views overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes. Wake up extra early before a day of gorilla trekking and capture the most amazing African sunrise over the twin lakes. And if you’re a sucker for a sunset, ask for a volcano facing banda or take a seat on the outdoor terrace for a view of the most amazing views in Rwanda.
Every inch of Cusco is worth capturing on your camera. And thanks to Inca Rail, we’ve got the inside scoop on top spots that guarantee photographic magic. At the top of the list is any photographer’s dream, Machu Picchu! For the best vantage point, head into the Casita del Guardian. Once there, turn around, stretch out your hand and simulate touching the Huayna Picchu. For a complete shot of Machu Picchu, you’re going to have to put in some effort and climb Huayna! The ascent varies between 45 to 60 minutes, but it’s 100% worth it. When you reach the top, sit on the stone chair and you will have an unforgettable memory.
For another photo opp, visit another one of Cusco’s main attractions, the Cathedral of Cusco. This magnificent Cathedral was built on the ancient Palace of the Inca Wiracocha and today is considered the most important religious monuments of the Historic Center of Cusco. To capture every color in the rainbow, the Vinicunca Mountain, aka the Mountain of 7 Colors, has become one of the main tourist attractions. Located at 5,200 meters above sea level, its landscape is impressive, not only for the colors but because in front of it is the Nevado Ausangate, where you can also capture a wonderful memory.
If you want to capture the timeless grandeur and wild remoteness of the vast Serengeti plains, a stay at Elewana’s Serengeti Pioneer Camp is a must. Perched on a rocky outcrop in southern central Serengeti, Elewana’s Pioneer Camp offers dramatic views of the Serengeti plains that drift endlessly into the horizon. There is no better place to capture the vast and dramatic landscape that stretches out in front of you than from the camps lounge area. If you’re an early riser, you can see the first light as the sun peaks above the horizon and snap a picture of the golden hue over the plains. It’s a photo you’ll look back on and get an immediate sense of timelessness.
No matter which Azura Retreat location you’re staying at, you’re guaranteed to capture awe-inspiring images through the camera’s lens. At Azura Benguerra Island, guests should make their way to the top of the Bazaruto Dune where they’ll get unsurpassed 360° views of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The snapshot is worth all of the envy and elicits groans from family and friends who weren’t able to experience it first hand.
For those staying at Azura Quilalea Private Island, you’ll be able to snap the ultimate picture before you even land on the island. Capture this slice of paradise from high up above in your helicopter! It’s from this view that you can truly appreciate the changing colors of the Indian Ocean. Want to know the best part? There’s no drone required.
For wildlife photography, guests flock to Azura Selous Game Reserve. Just take a trip down the Ruaha River on a boating safari and get the close-ups you’ve always dreamed about. You’ll gain an entirely new perspective of the wilderness and its inhabitants as you slip silently through the water. Without the noise and smell of a Land Rover, the animals relax and will let you get a little closer for the perfect shot.
Andronis Boutique Hotel
For spectacular shots of Santorini, there is no better place than Andronis Boutique Hotel. Located in the center of Oia village, this exclusive hotel is built on cliff-side caves that afford panoramic vistas of the caldera ledge. For unparalleled views of the sparkling Aegean Sea, the reception lobby at Andronis Boutique Hotel is one of the most mesmerizing spots, not only for the hotel guests but for many people who walk along the famous caldera street. Not to mention, this view was featured as the main image for “The Best Islands in the World” award in Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.