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The world’s most popular honeymoon destinations have been revealed

Although many people’s wedding plans are still in flux due to Covid-19 restrictions, that doesn’t stop couples planning for their dream honeymoon.

If Instagram is where you go to post photos whilst you’re on your honeymoon, Pinterest is where you go when you’re in planning mode. Intrigued to find out where the most lusted over honeymoon destinations are right now, luxury travel company Kuoni has turned to Pinterest data to find out.

The research, which analysed 10 000s of honeymoon boards on Pinterest, was calculated by counting the number of Pinterest boards with the title ‘[destination] honeymoon’ and similar variations.

The research revealed that the Indonesian island of Bali is the most popular honeymoon destination, followed by Italy and Hawaii in second and third place.

European destinations are most popular, with six countries in Europe on the top 20 list. Alongside Italy, the data reveals that Ireland, Greece, France, Iceland and Spain are also key wish-list destinations for honeymoons.

Casa de los Navajas, Spain, Image: Instagram

Unsurprisingly many of the top countries are exotic destinations with picture-perfect beaches and endless sunshine, so, notably, Ireland and Iceland appear on the list as well.

With their chillier weather and dramatic scenery, they provide a more alternative but no less enjoyable honeymoon.

Kuoni’s lead researcher Dean Harvey says, “Pinterest and wedding planning goes hand-in-hand so it is a really valuable resource to gain great insights on where the most dreamed about honeymoon destinations are in the world.

“At Kuoni we’re well known for offering some of the most incredible honeymoons on the market, and although Covid-19 is causing havoc with weddings at the moment we’ve been hard at work rearranging and planning honeymoons for 2021 and beyond. We hope this research can inspire couples who are looking to make a trip of a lifetime.”

Below are the 20 most ‘pinned’ honeymoon destinations

1. Bali – 998 boards

2. Italy – 997 boards

3. Hawaii – 992 boards

4. The Maldives – 981 boards

5. Ireland - 980 boards

6. Thailand – 980 boards

7. Mexico - 949 boards

8. Greece – 757 boards

9. India – 734 boards

10. Costa Rica – 729 boards

11. Japan – 717 boards

12. Jamaica – 699 boards

13. New Zealand – 601 boards

14. France – 500 boards

15. Iceland – 499 boards

16. St Lucia – 477 boards

17. Aruba – 442 boards

18. Bahamas – 417 boards

19. Spain – 415 boards

20. Fiji – 408 boards

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