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

Image gallery

Image gallery

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.  

instagram-most-popular-places-to-honeymoon-in-2018-2

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

Click here for more honeymoon inspiration

Related content

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

bride

Everything for your wedding

Wedding Photo of the Week: Cat Stephens Photography

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

"I wish I'd known" – 12 brides share their post-wedding thoughts

Twelve brides share what they wish they'd known before their wedding days Image:...

Peter Posh launches Appleton tweed suit for grooms

The green tweed suit from Peter Posh will be available to grooms in both the brand's hire...

Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning: What to do and when

Use this handy guide to plan your wedding to perfection, while ensuring nothing goes...

9 decades to inspire your wedding theme

Be inspired by a bygone era with these ideas for a wedding theme based on these iconic de...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.