Beach-loving gastronomes know the only thing better than a fantastic meal is a fantastic photo of that meal — which you can share to Instagram to impress your friends and followers.
With these eye-catching spreads created by hotels in Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean, you can chow down beachside and garner a few likes for your feed.
Brunch on the Beach at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is a paradise for foodies and Instagram lovers, located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone. To bring this beachfront property's top-notch culinary offerings beyond its restaurant walls, the brilliant JW Marriott Cancun food and beverage team recently created a Beach Brunch Basket that perfectly packages all the fixings for a gourmet picnic spread.
Whether guests want to sip green juice or toast champagne, munch Mexican crudités or dig into bacon-egg burritos, the two basket varieties are filled to the brim with options suited for any taste or occasion.
Ideal for honeymooners, girls' getaways, or some family fun on the beach, the Brunch Beach Baskets can be enjoyed from the resort's private Bali daybeds, or right in the sand, just steps from the bright-blue Caribbean Sea.
Bahamian Seafood Specialties at French Leave Resort in Eleuthera, Bahamas
Situated on the tranquil Caribbean island of Eleuthera, French Leave Resort is the ideal tropical hideaway for travelers seeking a quiet escape away from life's daily hustle and bustle.
Guests can enjoy the privacy of the island while overlooking one of the most beautiful pink-sand beaches and picturesque harbors in the world, made even better with a tasty meal of freshly caught Bahamian seafood and locally grown produce.
Guests can pre-order from the resort's 1648 An Island Restaurant menu from their in-room iPads and head down to the beach in their provided golf cart, where they will be greeted by pink sands, turquoise waters, and a team member ready to serve their pre-ordered gourmet picnic basket.
From shrimp and conch ceviche to the Eleuthera grouper wrap, this is some of the island's freshest seafood best enjoyed while taking in the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean.
Take Your Picnic to Go at Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida
The perfect picnic pic is practically guaranteed with Sandpearl Resort's new Picnic in Paradise experience, enticing you to fill both your camera roll and your stomach with these delicious eats.
The chefs at Sandpearl Resort's AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf, have masterminded two innovative and tasty to-go picnic basket menus: Shorely Delicious, starring turkey and ham ciabatta sandwiches, and Island Antipasto, featuring charcuterie, cheese, fruit and nut platters.
For a daytime or sunset getaway, these baskets come complete with all the essentials and can be taken to go to many nearby spots, such as Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island or on a private boat charter. An advance notice of 24 hours is required and Picnic in Paradise can be booked through room service.
Everything's Better in a Jar at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico
With San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino's recently revamped menus and dishes, you can't help but snap away the second your food arrives at the table.
Playing with fun new presentations, the resort introduced a few dishes in glass jars, such as the Octopus Salad and Seven Floor Salad (lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, red onions, sweet peas, parmesan and lime aioli).
These creative dishes are fun to eat and fun to photograph, and may even inspire you to switch up how you prepare your meals at home. Enjoy views of arguably the best beach in San Juan, the Atlantic Ocean's waves, and maybe even catch a surfer riding by — all of which look even better with a delicious meal in the foreground.
A Beachside Fiesta at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter, Florida
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa really knows how to throw a party ideal for photo ops. Situated on a strip of golden Atlantic coastline dotted with natural dunes, this property is the area's only beachfront resort, and it offers a laid-back tropical escape where guests can relax and enjoy the easy breezy beach life.
This summer, the property launched a private beachside culinary experience for groups — a pop-up Mexican-inspired Happy Hour with made-to-order guacamole, fresh grilled fish tacos, and a DIY mason jar margarita bar.
And because no fiesta is complete without entertainment, a live musician and views of the glittering ocean make this sunset snack extra snap-worthy.
Feast Your Eyes on the Sunset and the Fish at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
On Aruba's photogenic Palm Beach, it's hard to take a bad picture — especially when you have front-row seats to the sunset and an appetizing meal at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino's pop-up restaurant on the beach, Atardi.
While you'll enjoy the carefree atmosphere of barefoot dining, live music and uninterrupted sparkling Caribbean Sea views, you be equally impressed by the cuisine at Atardi, known for its creative flavor profiles, especially in seafood dishes such as the tropical bouillabaisse and sashimi snapper.
A popular favorite is the Macadamia-crusted grouper. Its vibrant colors are the perfect complement to the sunsets.