Waking up has never been among my favorite things to do and definitely not when you know it is cold and dark outside and you have to go to work. I used to have an office job and live in Netherlands where in winter I drove to work when it was dark and came home in the darkness. If that is what you are facing this winter than this inspiring post with colorful breakfast images and ideas from breakfast foods around the world should help you get back into the holiday mood.
Hotel breakfast around the world
If you have been following my social media channels for a little while then you know that I like to post a delicious breakfast with a view on my Instagram account Traveltomtom. My main task while staying in the most amazing hotels around the world is to create new and inspiring content to make you want to book a holiday. Over the years I took a lot of these kind of pictures and therefore I thought it was time to get all these hotel breakfast shots together in one blog post and tell you a little more about the best breakfast in the world and where to book your own breakfast with a view.
Thailand - Buffet breakfast images
The Place, Koh Tao
This was my first hotel collaboration ever and the kickstart of my life as a full time blogger. I was granted one of their private villas up in the hills of Koh Tao just 10 minutes away from the beach. Rated as the most romantic hotel in the world there is no need to tell you that bringing your beloved one to The Place Koh Tao is always a winner.
Book your breakfast here: The Place Koh Tao Luxury Boutique Villas.
Sofitel So Bangkok
Unintentionally this hotel breakfast with a view was were the idea was born to create this best breakfast in the world series. The Sofitel So has undoubtedly the best view over Bangkok with the Lumprini Park on its doorstep and the skyline in the distance. The hotel is not only renown for its amazing breakfast views but also host the best pool party in Bangkok. Read more about is in my Sofitel So Bangkok review.
Book the best hotel breakfast in Bangkok.
Glow Elixir Koh Yao Yai
On my first time exploring the islands around Phuket I landed in Koh Yao Yai and what was that a blessing. Just half an hour boatride away from the hustle and bustle in Phuket I found paradise on an untouched island where you can still find the authentic Thai lifestyle. There is nothing better than having breakfast on the water when you wake up. Glow Elixir is a 4 star resort on a prime location. The private pool villa and outdoor shower were incredible. Read more about this picture perfect beach resort in Koh Yao Yai.
Book this breakfast view: Glow Elixir Koh Yao Yai.
Breakfast on the beach in Koh Lanta? Layana Resorts & Spa is considered to be the best adult only resort in Thailand and enjoying my breakfast on the water in such serenity I found out why. This 5 star beach resort exceeded all my expectations and fulfilled all my needs. A 5 star Thailand hotel breakfast buffet is considered to be the best breakfast in the world and in such a luxury resort you can expect only the best of the best.
Book the best breakfast in Thailand: Layana Resort & Spa Koh Lanta.
This is most probably one of the most shared breakfast around the world with features on almost all travel related Instagram accounts like beautifuldestinations, travelchannel, etc. Samsara Phuket is an exclusive private villa complex rated as the most luxury villa in Thailand. This 5-bedroom hotspot comes with a driver, two swimming pools, and two chefs. I checked in just after Rihanna! :)
Book this breakfast on the water: Samsara Phuket.
Indonesia - Breakfast with a view over the jungle
Tugu Hotels Lombok
I have worked closely with Tugu Hotels over the last years and visited their artistic hotels numerous times. The one in Lombok is my favorite as it is such a serene resort on the most beautiful beach of Lombok. The private villas come with outdoor bathrooms and private pools and a breakfast view like on this perfect beach is to die for.
Book your private villa with all day breakfast: Tugu Lombok Hotel.
Tugu Hotels Bali
If you are looking where to stay in Bali I would always recommend you to go to the hippest place on the island: Canggu. Tugu Hotels Bali happens to be the only 5 star resort right in the heart of Bali’s newest hotspot. The owner of the Tugu hotels is the biggest art collector in Indonesia and his hotels are like a walk-in museum. The private pool villas are a honeymoons favorite and the all-day a la carte breakfast on the beach is probably the best hotel breakfast in Bali.
Where to stay in Canggu Bali: Tugu Bali Hotels.
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
The moment you turn on to the drive lane and pass the security gate you already feel this is going to be an awesome holiday. The tall palm trees lined up along the road that leads to reception will get you in the holiday mood. The private pool villas all overlook the tick jungle and the rice fields. The buffet offers breakfast foods from around the world in a serene jungle setting. Looking for serenity than take a look at Maya Ubud.
Book your jungle breakfast view: Maya Ubud Resort & Spa.
A resort right in the heart of the most popular area in Bali. In and between Kuta and Seminyak you can find Padma Legian, a green oasis right on the beach. You can get beach views for breakfast but I chose to share this mouthwatering healthy breakfast picture.
Book this breakfast bowl: Padma Resort Legian.
Padma Resort Ubud
One of the best breakfast views around the world and definitely one of my favorite pictures. I just started to get to know my first DSLR and this was the outcome. I wish I had bought one earlier. Padma Ubud is one the best places to go in Ubud with the biggest heated pool in Bali. Take an evening dip under 5 million stars! The in-room breakfast lets you have exceptional views over the jungle and the picture perfect Mt. Agung on your left. Padma Ubud is one of my favorite places to go in Bali.
Book this jungle breakfast view: Padma Resort Ubud.
Blue Karma Ubud
A small boutique private villa resort with a very personal touch. With only 10 villas everyone in the resort will know your name and will try to make you feel special. Their extremely homey villas with jungle views make you never want to leave. Their a la carte breakfast foods from around the world is delicious and location independent. Read more about my food journey in my Blue Karma Resort review.
Book this breakfast on the water: Blue Karma Ubud.
The Samata Sanur
This private villa complex has a couple multiple bedroom villas for luxury getaways for groups. The Samata in Sanur is one of those dream villas where you can organize your private party with a bunch of friends. A delicious a la carte hotel breakfast is of course included.
Book your stay at: The Samata Sanur.
Bulgari Resorts is one of the most exclusive hotels in Bali. Perched on the high cliffs in Uluwatu ocean views are guaranteed in this place. Either you choose to have your breakfast in you room, at the pool or in the restaurant it will most certainty feel like the best breakfast in the world. Get yourself a massage at this place as well, the hot stone massage is the best thing I ever experienced. Experiencing the Bulgari Resort was part of my Honeymoon Tour in Bali.
Book your breakfast on the water in Bali: Bulgari Resorts Bali.
This year I was back in Tugu Lombok again, simply because it is one of my favorite places to stay and I needed a couple days of complete serenity after I had been climbing Mount Rinjani. The all-day breakfast is such a joyful feature as it means there is no need to set an alarm and enjoy your breakfast view whenever you wake up.
Book the best place in Lombok: Tugu Lombok Hotel.
Chedi Club Ubud
Looking for a centrally located resort in Ubud away from the hustle and bustle in the city center then check out my Chedi Club Tanah Gajah review. This exclusive resort only houses a handful private pool villas in the middle of the rice fields. The only thing you will hear in the morning are chirping birds. All the rice fields around belong to the resort and a more peaceful setting for a hotel breakfast is hard to find in Ubud.
Book your break fast on the rice fields in Ubud: Chedi Club Tanah Gajah.
Sri Lanka - Breakfast with a view like on an African safari
Hotel Pinnalanda Pinnawala
For sure not the best breakfast in the world but hell yeah what an amazing breakfast view. This probably comes the closest to having breakfast with a view watching wildlife in Africa. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage lets their herd bath in the river every morning and let that just be across from your balcony in Hotel Pinnalanda. When you book this hotel which costs less than $50 you also save $10 entrance fee for the bathing ritual.
Book this African wildlife style breakfast view in Sri Lanka: Hotel Pinnalanda.
Cocoon Resort & Villas
One of the few luxury private pool villas in Bentota. The garden setting is peaceful, the resort is nice and the private pool villas give you all the privacy you need. The in-room breakfast will let you wake up step by step.
Book your private villa breakfast in Bentota: Cocoon Resort & Villas.
India – Royal breakfast images
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Who does not want to have a champagne breakfast at worlds best hotel 2016? Staying in the biggest palace in India is already something unique and being granted the royal suite sleeping in the same bed where many celebrities cuddled up was one of the best hotel experiences ever. A champagne breakfast feels like a royal and that was my overall feeling staying at Umaid Bhawan Palace, click on the link to see the video.
Book your champagne breakfast like a royal: Umaid Bhawan Palace by Taj Hotels.
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Another exclusive Taj Hotels property that makes you feel like a royal. Staying in the former summer palace of the royal family on a floating island on the majestic Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The fairytale suites of this exclusive white marble hotel is a dream for many honeymooners. The exclusive buffet breakfast in a palace with views over the city of Udaipur should definitely be listed as best breakfast in the world. Champagne included of course. See more breakfast images of this amazing place in my full Taj Lake Palace Udaipur review.
Book this exclusive palace: Taj Lake Palace.
ITC Grand Maratha
Rated as one of the culinary hotspots in Mumbai, the ITC Maratha houses 5 restaurants on the ground floor of its hotel included the best restaurant in Mumbai Peshawri, where a 5 star dining experience is guaranteed and eating with your hands is completely normal. As India is one of the best countries for food I am sure you will find the best breakfast foods around the world in this place. The majestic breakfast hall will make you gasp.
Book this culinary experience and delicious hotel breakfast in Mumbai: ITC Maratha.
Trident Nariman point Mumbai
Ok this is not a breakfast image but my suite at the hotel with the best view in Mumbai was well worth adding it to the list. The in-room breakfast let me eat from my dining table with this view over the most iconic place in the city: Marina Drive. Check out my 270 degrees view from my suite in the link.
Get your in-room breakfast with the best view over Bombay: Trident Nariman Point Mumbai.
Philippines – Breakfast on the water in paradise
Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort
If you are looking for a private resort island in Philippines Sumilon Bluewater is the place to go and one of the best hotels in Cebu. The incredible clear waters around the island are perfect for snorkeling and the island is even big enough to hike around and enjoy the beautiful nature. The breakfast will be served in the restaurant on top of the cliff. It was not the best breakfast in the world, but the views were tremendous. The wind in my hair, the first rays of sun on my face and fresh fruit juices to cool me off. Getting up could not get any better!
Check out this private island resort in Cebu: Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort.
Singapore - Luxury hotel breakfast
St. Regis Singapore
For sure this is one of my favorite breakfast images and the ultra luxurious setting of the St. Regis Singapore added up to this as well. Setting up this breakfast with the help of the executive chef was good fun and knowing that the omelet is filled with lobster and garnished with caviar makes it even more special. The St. Regis Singapore is a peaceful oasis on a prima location in this fast paced city. See also my St. Regis Singapore review.
Book this 5 star breakfast: St. Regis Singapore.
Turkey – Breakfast with a view over the Bosporus
Shangri La Istanbul
It took me a little while to get the boat in the picture, which is actually blocking my breakfast view of the Bosphorus. Shangri La breakfasts are always top-notch but this location next to the ferry terminal of people crossing from Europe to Asia over the Bosphorus made it extra special. The location of the Shangri La Istanbul right in the heart of the very modern and vibrant Besiktas. The area has some great places to stay and Shangri la is one of the best luxury hotels in Besiktas. Here you combine ultimate luxury with a slice of local life.
Book this breakfast with a view of Asia: Shangri La Bosphorus Hotel.
Australia – Breakfast on the water in Sydney
Shangri La Sydney
If you want to see all the highlights of this iconic city and have a breakfast with a view then then the Shangri La is definitely the hotel with the best view in Sydney. Both the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House can be caught in one breakfast picture, which makes the life of a lazy tourist a lot easier. Because of the unique breakfast view this has been rated as best breakfast in the world in the past. Needless to say that the views from the room are equally incredible and going to bed seeing the Opera House lit up is a dream coming true.
Book this unique breakfast view: Shangri La Sydney.
Four Seasons Sydney
Comparable to the breakfast view of the Shangri La but the in-room dining experience in my massive suite overlooking the Sydney Harbour felt like I was having breakfast on the water in Sydney. The Four Seasons brand never disappoints and with such a view from my bed I could not wake up any better. Needless to say that the location of this city hotel is superb.
Get your suite with an in-room breakfast view over Sydney harbor: Four Season Hotel Sydney.
Vietnam – breakfast with a view over bustling Ho Chi Minh City
Myst Don Khoi HCMC
Staying in one of the coolest boutique hotels in Dong Khoi was part of my job visiting ITE HCMC. Vietnam is known for their culinary journey and I expected to have a Vietnamese breaky but instead I got breakfast foods from around the world and with a breakfast view like this it was a great way to start my day in this bustling city. The Myst Dong Khoi is an iconic building in an amazing location close to all the action in Ho Chi Minh City. A big plus about this boutique hotel is that every room has a Jacuzzi on the balcony!
Book this breakfast view: The Myst Dong Khoi Ho Chi Minh City.
Maldives – I saved the best breakfast around the world images for last
Shangri La Maldives
My first big resort collaboration in the South of Maldives 1,5 hour flight away from Male International Airport but an outstanding partnership with another Shangri La property. This was actually just a lucky shot for my Snapchat channel ‘traveltomtom’. The ultimate luxurious Shangri La brand in this Maldivian setting is the perfect paradise combination and a blessing to have worked with, see my Shangri La Villinglii blog.
Get away from it all and enjoy paradise: book the Shangri La Villingili.
Not your standard luxurious 5 star resort in Maldives. This 4 star resort is more famous for its perfect surf break than for being a luxury resort close to Male Airport. People come here to have an uncomplicated stay on a gorgeous Maldivian island. Of course there are also some luxurious over water villas available and a breakfast view like this is undeniable, right? I was hosted on this island during the World Travel Writers' Conference.
Check out these affordable rates for this Maldives island: Adaaran Hudhuuranfushi.
The big lush green island is what attract a lot of visitors to this 4 star resort with a 5 star feel. The whole island is part of the Kuramathi Resort and walking around will take more than an hour, for sure when you include then long sand bank at the West side of the resort. Get your coffee and set up your breakfast on the water to start your day looking at baby sharks just below you.
Book a breakfast with a view of baby sharks and stingrays at Kuramathi Island Resort.
Lux Resorts Maldives
Last but not least my favorite resort in Maldives: Lux South Ari Atoll. Is this the best breakfast in the world? At least it is an amazing breakfast on the water and isn’t that how we all want to start our day? Staying at Lux Maldives was such an amazing experience that I am 100% sure recommending this to anyone who is looking for the perfect Maldives paradise getaway.
Book your paradise here: Lux South Ari Atoll Maldives.
What do they eat for breakfast foods around the world?
A luxury hotel breakfast mostly gives you plenty of choice. I like to eat healthy so I mostly opt for a lot of fruits with some yoghurt, nuts, two eggs sunny side up, fresh cut vegetables, like peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots and preferably fish like tuna or salmon. I am definitely not vegetarian but don’t really eat meat in the morning. I love to drink every type of juice they offer or smoothies as long as they dont add suger. I also like to try different types of cheese. There are so many things I would like to eat in the morning. What do you eat for breakfast?
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