Many of us chase after the most Insta-worthy places all over the world; some of us like to keep our Instagram feed as colour-coordinated as possible, and then there’s the crowd who loves everything pink.
Regardless of which group you belong to, here’s a challenge that you’d gladly accept: visiting all the beautiful pink-themed places in the world!
From awe-inspiring works of nature to millennial pink architecture, every place on this list is worth travelling to, so remember to bookmark this page and refer to this every time you’re travelling so that you know exactly what should be on your itinerary!
1. Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel (Spain)
Dressed in pale pink shades and brightly-coloured 70s furniture, Paraiso Ibiza Art Hotel is where you want to stay in when you’re in Spain – perhaps even forever, if you could.
We know you would probably book a room here just so that you can snap photos in every corner of this beautiful hotel, but it’s not just the pink architecture that draws the crowd and good vibes here.
According to guests, you’ll fall in love with the swimming pool with a bar in the middle of the 2 pools and a DJ box that spins great music, the amazing food that includes delicious poke bowls, as well as the friendly, helpful staff who are more than happy to share about where to go for the best time in Ibiza.
Address: Es Caló, 70, 76, 07829 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Balearic Islands, Spain
2. La Muralla Roja (Spain)
La Murella Roja translates to ‘The Red Wall’ in Spanish, it is an apartment complex designed in 1973 that has since captured the hearts of many for its walls painted in varying shades of pink and red.
The pastel pink walls, coupled with patios and stairs painted in blue tones, serve as a stark contrast to the azure skies and blue seas that you can see from the top of the building.
But don’t just come here for photo ops – book an Airbnb apartment in this dreamy building and stay in this dreamy pink world for at least one night!
Address: Partida Manzanera, 3, 03710 Calp, Alicante, Spain
3. StyleNanda Pink Hotel & Pool Cafe (Korea)
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Most people would know that this is the place to go to in Seoul if you want to get your hands on all of StyleNanda’s K-fashion picks and 3CE’s full cosmetics collection, but did you also know that the Pink Hotel is a six-floor IG-worthy playground?
It’s not just the Instagrammable displays and neon signs – we’re talking about chilling on sunbeds at a hotel pool, sipping on cocktails in summer, and trying hard not to squeal at the gorgeous (pink!) desserts.
Address: 37-8 Myeongdong 8-gil, Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea | 335-21 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
4. Apeach Cafe (Korea)
Fans of the adorable pink character from Kakao Friends will be thrilled to know that there is a cafe that features everything Apeach (and of course, pink), from the interior to the food and beverages served.
Even if you haven’t heard of this character before, there’s no harm visiting this pink-themed cafe and checking it off your travel checklist, because you’ll definitely fall in love with this mischievous peach!
Address: 62 Gwangbok-ro, Gwangbokdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
5. Nhà thờ Tân Định (Vietnam)
Commonly referred to as the “Pink Church”, this 60-metre high religious building sports a lovely rose-hued exterior with elegant white motifs, typical of a Romanian architectural-style church.
It is not clear why the church was painted in painted in this rare shade of salmon pink, but travellers will agree that coming here to marvel at one of Saigon’s oldest and most important Roman Catholic institutions is definitely worth it.
Address: 289 Hai Bà Trưng, Phường 8, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
6. Pink Beach, Komodo Island (Indonesia)
There are a few naturally pink beaches in the world, but the most famous (and arguably one of the most gorgeous!) one is Pink Beach in Komodo Island.
The beach actually gets its unique colour from microscopic organisms called Foraminifera, which produce a red pigment of the coral reefs. When small pieces of the coral combine with white sand, it creates a beautiful soft pink tint.
Besides coming here to take countless photos of the beach, don’t forget to indulge in water activities such as snorkelling and diving for breathtaking views of the vibrant marine life.
Tip: Although the beach is pink all year round, you are advised not to come during summer as it is usually too windy and packed with crowds – we’re sure you don’t want a photo of the Pink Beach dotted with hordes of sunbathing people!
Address: East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
7. Lake Hillier (Australia)
After viewing Indonesia’s Pink Beach, head to Australia to marvel at the sight of a bubblegum-pink lake!
The lake is separated from the Southern Ocean by just a thin strip of sand and it’s widely believed that the water’s permanent pink colour is due to the extremely high level of water salinity. Despite the high salt content levels, Lake Hillier is safe to swim in.
Unfortunately, even if you would like to take a dip in this lake that resembles strawberry milkshake, there are very few ways to reach Lake Hillier. You can take an aeroplane scenic flight (six flights a day from Esperance Airport), or take a cruise to visit the lake and the surrounding forest area.
Address: Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia
8. Las Coloradas (Mexico)
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It’s truly astounding how nature creates some of the most stunning pink attractions, including these cotton-candy pink lakes in Mexico that are filled with salt.
Located in a tiny Mexican fishing village with a population of just 1000, it takes quite a fair bit of work to get here requiring a three-hour drive from the cities of Cancun or Playa del Carmen. In addition, entering the water has been made off-limits for tourists as well.
However, water bodies that are as pink as these are incredibly rare, so if you can endure the long journey here, you’ll be handsomely rewarded with a view that few can boast of seeing.
Address: Rio Lagartos Municipality, Yucatán, Mexico
9. Museum of Ice Cream (United States)
Most of us have seen this on Instagram more often than we can remember – you might have even put this on your travel bucket list right after you’ve seen it on your feed!
Entry tickets are rather pricey at USD$38 (SGD$51~) each, but most visitors would agree that the fun experience here justifies the price tag. Beyond extremely pretty backdrops for your photos, you also get to try out some interesting dessert-related activities – and indulge in free desserts – for the sweetest travel memories.
Address: 1 Grant Ave. San Francisco, CA 94108 | 558 Broadway, New York, NY, 10012
10. The Don CeSar (United States)
Since 1928, “The Legendary Pink Palace of St. Pete Beach” has counted the world’s elite, stars of the silver screen, renowned authors, and even U.S presidents as its guests.
Coupled with the fact that it offers a pristine beach, radiant sunsets, amazing amenities, and of course an irresistible pink architecture, it is no wonder that pink aficionados and modern travellers alike dream of staying in this grand hotel in Florida.
Even if you can’t manage to book a room here (booking is competitive during peak season and room rates are on the high side), you can still take a trip down to admire the famous pink hotel from afar.
Address: 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, United States
11. Big Pink (United States)
Diners are a common sight in Miami, but this particular one is the staple icon that keeps the crowd coming.
Big Pink can be spotted from miles away, thanks to its bright pink exterior and bustling crowds. The retro hangout is also well-loved for its huge comfort-food menu and late-night hours, which welcomes you to drive in at 3AM on Friday night to get a pizza and milkshake if you’ve got midnight hunger pangs.
Address: 157 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
12. Pietro Nolita (United States)
This casual Italian restaurant in New York made waves on social media even before it opened, and it’s all because of the all-pink exterior and furnishings. Everything — the chairs, the tables, the walls, the sign, and even the pots for all the plants — is a different shade of pink!
Here, you can expect to tuck into healthy Italian food, with a menu that changes seasonally. Of course, there are also pink food items on the menu, so if you really want to take a pink-themed IG photo, remember to come dressed in pink and order the pink cocktails & pasta.
Address: 174 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012, United States
13. Big Pink 大粉娃娃機主題館 (Taiwan)
Hidden in Ximending is a claw machine arcade that is (almost) every millennial’s dream: bright pink lights, neon signs, and of course, rows and rows of claw machines filled with adorable plushies.
You’re welcome to come and just take photos for the ‘gram, but it’s certainly more fun when you try your hand at the claw machines as well!
Address: No. 4號, Lane 27, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
14. Pink Bird Cafe (Philippines)
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There are many reasons why everyone, from locals to tourists, is flocking to Pink Bird Cafe in Manila.
For starters, the Korean restaurant and dessert cafe offers delicious (and photogenic!) Korean fare like K-BBQ and bingsu. Top it off with the delightfully pink interior and cute murals designed by local artists, and you have a winning formula for a pink-themed spot that will keep people coming back for more.
Address: 12 Scout Borromeo St, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila, Philippines
15. Takinoue Park (Japan)
Planning to see Japan covered in pink cherry blossoms during the sakura season?
Here’s an alternative: from early May to early June, head to Takinoue Park in Hokkaido to see the entire park grounds covered by a sea of pink moss in full bloom!
The flower blooms for a month in a bright pink colour, filling the entire area with its sweet scent and charming grandeur. However, just like the cherry blossoms, the optimal viewing of the pink flower sea depends on the weather, so it’s best to keep checking the weather forecast if you want to see them in full bloom!
Address: Motomachi, Takinoe, Monbetsu District, Hokkaido 099-5604, Japan
16. Santorini Paradise (Greece)
Most people associate Santorini with white and blue, but here’s a secret that not many may know of: there is a PINK cave house that you can rent on Airbnb for your own slice of pink paradise by the sea!
Address: Oia, Oía 847 02, Greece
17. Sketch Gallery (London)
If you think that restaurants in museums must be stuffy and boring, Sketch Gallery will definitely change your mind.
This restaurant has attracted lots of attention since it opened in December 2002, and it’s really not just for the playful pink furnishings. Its myriad food, drink, entertainment styles, and impeccable service has earned Sketch Gallery an impressive four-star rating from over 2,800 diners on TripAdvisor.
Address: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG, United Kingdom
18. Frank’s Cafe and Rooftop Bar (London)
The first sign of summer in London is always marked by the re-opening of the famous Peckham rooftop bar Frank’s Café.
Aside from the amazing cocktail concoctions and restaurant-quality bites, this bar is most commonly featured on Instagram for none other than its pink staircase. It was given the coat of pink paint in 2016, and has since popped up on social media again and again every summer – not that we mind!
Address: Bold Tendencies, 7th-10th Floor Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Ln, SE15 4ST, United Kingdom
19. Craigievar Castle (Scotland)
Nothing could possibly be dreamier than a pink castle, but here’s what makes this even more worthy of a trip, no matter the distance: this Scottish castle is said to have been an inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle!
Many people have come from far just to take a look at this awe-inspiring castle, and it is said that even Queen Elizabeth (whose Balmoral residence is not too far away) came down to take a look at the alluring pink castle.
Originally owned by the Forbes family, it has since been taken over by the National Trust for Scotland and reopened in 2010 to welcome visitors. Take note that Craigievar Castle is currently closed until 2 April 2020 – it will open its doors again on 3 April 2020 so that you can go and see the magical pink grounds for yourself.
Address: Craigievar, Alford AB33 8JF, United Kingdom
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