By analysing 8,000 uses of the #honeymoon and #honeymooners hashtags, Hitched were able to create a list of the top 35 honeymoon destinations around the world – here are the top ten…
1. New York, USA
Taking the top spot is The Big Apple itself, with 6.92% of newlyweds heading to NYC for their honeymoon. There are more iconic landmarks to Instagram here than you could shake a stick at – the Empire State Building, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty to name just a few – and the food shots are seriously enviable.
2. Kuta, Indonesia
The lush beaches and blue waters of Bali were always going to feature on this list, and the Kuta district came out in second place on Hitched’s honeymoon survey. Kuta boasts some of the world’s most picturesque beaches, as well as intricate temples and monuments, nature parks and watersports.
3. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Closer to home is the gorgeous Amalfi Coast in Italy, which is ideal for honeymooners who want amazing views, food and culture just a short-haul flight away. The dramatic coastline, colourful flowers and pastel architecture make for incredible shots, and the beaches aren’t too shabby either!
4. Magoodhoo, Maldives
The only thing surprising about the Maldives being on this list is that they only achieved the fourth spot! Magoodhoo is a tiny island in Faafu Atoll, and is popular with honeymooners thanks to being further from the hustle and bustle than other Maldives locations.
5. Rome, Italy
Another win for Italy, Rome is the perfect city break for newlyweds who want a mix of delicious food, unrivalled art and architecture, and plenty of history. Our tip is to take comfy shoes, as you’ll want to walk through the winding Italian street for hours taking photos!
6. Teluknarat, Indonesia
West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia is a honeymooners’ paradise, thanks to the terrific diving, hot springs, traditional Indonesian villages and lush green jungles. This is a great location for couples looking to island hop for their first trip as a married couple!
7. Ban Bang Bao, Thailand
One for water babies, Ban Bang Bao in Ko Chang, Thailand, is famous for its marine activies; think delicious fresh seafood, boat rides around the traditional fishing village and plenty of diving. This gorgeous green location is also a great pick for couples wanting to see the ‘real’ Asia rather than tourist hotspots.
8. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Set in the ever-popular Mayan Riviera on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Playa del Carmen combines nightlife and glamorous bars with ancient Mayan history and stunning beaches, making it the perfect pick for couples who can’t decide between relaxation and activies.
9. Vaitape, French Polynesia
For a truly luxurious island experience, Bora Bora has it down. Vaitape is the largest city on the island, making it a good base for the island’s many activities, such as hiking, diving and watersports. Apparently Tahiti also has some of the best sunsets around!
10. Singapore, Republic of Singapore
It may not be the first honeymoon destination that springs to mind, but Singapore is surprisingly romantic and versatile! Combining the best of sea, city and garden, Singapore has plenty of offer in the way of attractions, nightlife and scenery. An Instagram honeymoon isn’t complete without a walk through the Botanic Gardens!
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