Being the most important meal of the day, breakfast couldn’t get any blissful with this current trend. In case you are not familiar with floating breakfasts, these are your usual posh meals served in a resort pool or hotel tub. Being popular particularly in Asia and the Pacific, these meals are typically served on big trays or flashy baskets and decorated with colorful tropical flowers for the ‘Gram’.

The popularity has started in Bali, Indonesia; tropical private villa resorts in Thailand, Fiji, and Maldives followed. These breakfasts have become more in-demand in the current pandemic as guests are avoiding joint dining rooms and buffets as a safety measure. “Across the course of the past year, in-suite dining has become extremely popular, especially for those seeking solace in the safety and comfort of their suite,” said Jann Hess, general manager at Amanjiwo in Bali. Travelers taking advantage of affordable staycations have also seized the trend amid the pandemic. Timo Kuenzli, general manager of Koh Samui’s Cape Fahn Hotel, says that almost all of their guests over the previous year have ordered one. “We can definitely see that the Asian market is way more into having Instagrammable moments to capture than other markets,” Kuenzli said.

Besides it being picturesque and ‘gram-worthy’, floating breakfasts have also helped hotel/private resort businesses. How about you? Do you think these breakfasts are just made to be flaunted online, or do people genuinely enjoy munching them? What are your thoughts?