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A Lovers Retreat: The Most Sought-After Honeymoon Destinations 

The world is filled with idyllic honeymoon destinations. So whether you’re eager for an island paradise or a scenic stroll around a foreign city, you’re sure to find somewhere to suit your specific set of tastes. 

To discover which places are the most popular, leading wedding venue in Cumbria, Lake District Country Hotel explored Google search data for the top 20 most visited countries in the world. Not only does ‘best honeymoon destinations’ have an average monthly search volume of 5400, but it has also seen a 23% increase in year-on-year searches. So you’re not alone in your pursuits!  

4. Italy 

If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination filled with romance, Italy is one of the best places you could go. The general public seems to agree, with searches for ‘most romantic cities in Italy’ achieving a 250% year-on-year increase. Whether you’re daydreaming of a gondola ride down the streets of Venice or a tour through the historic ruins in Rome, there’s no shortage of swoon-worthy activities to enjoy as newlyweds. 

If you’re eager to escape city life on your honeymoon, you can visit some of the more tropical destinations Italy has to offer. There has been an increasing interest in searches for ‘Sicily honeymoon packages’. And as the largest island in the Mediterranean, there are a million and one ways to make memories together that will last a lifetime. 

There has also been a big year-on-year increase for people searching for ‘Amalfi honeymoons’. One of the most scenic places on the globe, you’ll be surrounded by age-old mountains, crystal clear waters, and houses as high as the eye can see. Paradise!  

3. Mexico

Mexico sits at the heart of the Americas, so where else would be more appropriate to celebrate your life as newlyweds? There has been a 300% increase in year-on-year searches for ‘honeymoon destinations in Mexico’, showing a general rise in people wanting to spend time with their special someone here. And once you’ve seen the rich culture, relaxing sunshine, and beautiful coastlines and cities Mexico has to offer, you’ll be rushing to book your flight! 

In particular, there has been a budding interest in Cancun, a stunning location based in the northeast tip of Mexico. In fact, ‘Romantic resorts in Cancun’ has had a 200% rise in searches, both year-on-year and within the last three months. The Hyatt Zilara Cancun hotel has been rated the most popular honeymoon hotel on TripAdvisor, with an over 11,000 reviews and an average score of 4.5 stars. So you best get packing and book your slot fast! 

2. Turkey

The penultimate location on our list is Turkey, a country with breathtaking views of both the Mediterranean and Black Sea. If you’ve ever been to this part of the world, you won’t be surprised to see that it’s one of the most sought-after honeymoon locations right now. 

There are countless beautiful destinations in Turkey. One that stands out from the rest, however, is Istanbul with ‘Istanbul honeymoon hotels’ increasing by 400% this year and 150% in the last three months! And according to Trip Advisor, the one and only Romance Istanbul Hotel is the place to be for your upcoming honeymoon

To enjoy a quiet retreat in the Turkish countryside, you can also visit the unique rocky mountains of Cappadocia with help from Made in Turkey Tours. A place that is proving itself to be one of the most desirable honeymoon locations across the globe, it’s perfect for romantic walks around the sand and thrilling hot air balloon rides. With a 200% increase in searches for ‘Cappadocia honeymoons’ this year, this region is reaching new heights of popularity among honeymooners everywhere.

1. Thailand 

Here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… The most sought-after honeymoon location is Thailand! Seeing a 600% increase in searches for ‘best honeymoon Thailand’ this year plus an extra 133% rise within the last three months, Thailand has shot to become the trendiest place to vacation. Whether you’ve meticulously planned a trip for months at a time or spontaneously chose a honeymoon destination at the airport, you’re sure to have a romantic holiday with your significant other.

It’s no surprise that people are interested in visiting Thailand after tying the knot, the question is where would you choose to go? The places that seem to be on everyone’s mind, however, are the scenic islands found around Thailand. ‘Islands in Thailand for honeymoon’ have had a 350% increase in searches this year, as well as a 12% increase in the last three months.

There are multiple islands to choose from. Escape, an online travel resource, has suggested the top 10 islands to visit in Thailand, all the way from Koh Kood to Koh Samet and Kho Yao Noi. You can even visit more than one, enjoying as many of the romantic sunsets that Southeast Asia has to offer on a tour of Thailand’s island. Sounds like a dream, don’t you think?

The world is your oyster. These honeymoon destinations are ready for you to explore with your new husband or wife. So what are you waiting for?