New York City and Kuta, Indonesia, are the most-Instagrammed honeymoon destinations, according to a new analysis by UK-based wedding planning website hitched.co.uk. Released in honor of engagement season, the website compiled a list of most popular honeymoon destinations on Instagram via an analysis of over 8,000 uses of the #Honeymoon and #Honeymooners hashtags on the social media network.
The top 10 are:
1. New York, USA
2. Kuta, Indonesia
3. Amalfi Coast, Italy
4. Magoodhoo, Maldives
4. Rome, Italy
4. Teluknarat, Indonesia
5. Ban Bang Bao, Thailand
6. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
7. Vaitape, French Polynesia
8. Singapore, Republic of Singapore
9. Mahibadhoo, Maldives
10. Faanui, French Polynesia
Here are some other highlights from the report:
New York, New York: The Big Apple is at the top of many people’s bucket lists. It is home to a number of world-famous attractions and entices millions of tourist every year who flock to Instagram to document their time spent in romantic NYC. The city that never sleeps lands the top spot as the most popular honeymoon destination of all time as a considerable 6.92 percent of people head here to celebrate their first trip as fresh-faced newlyweds.
Countries that appear numerous times: According to the data, there are four favorite countries for honeymooners. These countries are French Polynesia, Indonesia, Italy and the Maldives; they all appear twice in the top 10 list (due to countries sharing positions).
Located in Asia and surrounded by equally beautiful countries Papua New Guinea and backpacker favorite Thailand, Indonesia is a cultural wonderland. Kuta takes the second spot in the most popular honeymoon stakes, with activities such as surfing in the Indian Ocean winning newlyweds over.
Italy is also one of the places to be for soon-to-be honeymooners. The popular Mediterranean country appears at both the third and fourth positions on the top 10 most popular honeymoon destinations list. The country combines rich history with glamour and is favored for its breathtaking beaches, delicious cuisine and world famous wines; the Instagrammable picturesque seaside towns make Italy the perfect place to wind down after the big day.
Most popular continent: Over one-third of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world are located in North America. These 18 locations include Las Vegas, Malibu, Washington and Cancun. Four of the 18 North American locations can be found in Hawaii. Moiliili, Kaanapali, Hanalei and Lahaina rank at 11th, 24th, 32nd and 35th respectively.
The next most popular continent is Europe, where 14 of the honeymoon destinations on the list can be found and includes Greece, Italy, Malta and Iceland. Asia follows closely behind with 13 newlywed favorite spots, such as Thailand and Bali, in this continent.
The most popular area/country: It seems that Mexico wins the hearts of honeymooners everywhere as a whopping 7 of the world’s top 35 honeymoon destinations can be found here. From Playa del Carmen to Tulum, Mexico is the firm favorite.