Instagram's most popular places to honeymoon in 2018

11 Apr 2018

Analysis of honeymoon posts on Instagram has revealed the most popular destinations for newlyweds in 2018

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Recent research by Hillier Jewellers in Middlesbrough has unearthed the honeymoon hotspots this year, with Thailand in pole position. 

Analysing thousands of Instagram hashtags, researchers explored more than 10,000 photos containing the hashtag #honeymoon and cross-referenced the featured cities and locations to create the ultimate list of honeymoon destinations. 

The study found that couples continue to seek far-flung locations offering balmy temperatures and picture perfect beaches, as demonstrated by Thailand, the Maldives and the Caribbean which occupy the top three. Interestingly, however, Mauritius has fallen down the ranks, demoted to 19th place, and Paris - the city of love - has fallen even further, coming in at number 20.  

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The rise in popularity of places such as Mexico, New Zealand, Iceland and Japan signals the emergence of a new kind of honeymooner. It appears that more couples than ever are opting for adventure and seeking a location that allows them to be at one with nature. 

Alan Matkin, managing director of Hilliers Jewellers, said: "Honeymooning is one of the most long-standing traditions tied with marriage. Not only does a honeymoon celebrate the marriage of two people, but it signifies the start of married life as a couple. While everyone is different, there are always going to be some certain places which just have that romantic allure, that are perfect post tying the knot – Thailand, Caribbean, Italy and Maldives – these are classics for a reason."

The top 20 honeymoon destinations on Instagram can be found below: 

  1. Thailand
  2. Maldives
  3. Caribbean
  4. Mexico
  5. New Zealand
  6. Italy
  7. Bali
  8. Sri Lanka
  9. Iceland
  10. Florida
  11. Philippines
  12. Japan
  13. Australia
  14. Bora Bora
  15. South Africa
  16. Greece
  17. Dubai
  18. Seychelles
  19. Mauritius 
  20. Paris

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