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Maldives world’s most popular honeymoon destination, new study says

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With wedding season fully back in action and travel open again for many, luxury travel company Kuoni has revealed the trending honeymoon destinations around the world. From destinations adorned with luxurious beach front resorts, to cities steeped in historical architecture where newly-weds can embark on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime, there are so many different honeymoons to explore.

Top trending honeymoon destinations

The Maldives tops the list as the most popular honeymoon destination, boasting bright white sands, crystal clear waters and some of the world’s most luxurious resorts. With 3.5 million views under the hashtag #Maldiveshoneymoon showcasing private water villas, fine dining on the beach and the top rated spas on offer, the destination is revealed as the top trending honeymoon vacay for those looking to enter their married life together in style.

Trending in second place is Italy, with 3.3 million views showing off honeymoon trips across the country where newlyweds can enjoy the country’s stunning wealth of landscapes. From the breath-taking Dolomite mountains to the vibrant Amalfi coast, there’s a region to suit every couple’s taste.

Bali, Greece and Antigua and Barbuda make up the remaining top five ranking. Bali is known for its laid-back island life, so is the perfect spot for honeymooners looking to take things a little slower, whether it’s spending time in the peaceful forest or taking in sublime sunsets on the glistening emerald beaches.

Top 10 Honeymoon countries:

  • Maldives
  • Italy
  • Bali
  • Greece
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • Dubai
  • Costa Rica

Top trending USA states for honeymoons

The most popular state in America for honeymooners to celebrate their new marriage is sun-soaked Hawaii. Located in the Pacific Ocean, the state is home to eight major islands, including Maui, Kauai, O’ahu and the Island of Hawai’i. Home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes, brimming with emerald shores and glorious stretches of beaches, the Hawaiian Islands will make for the honeymoon trip of a lifetime.

Also featuring in the top three are Montana and Texas, with 19,400 and 15,300 views respectively. Both the Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone National Park are located in Montana, perfect for those looking for a honeymoon where they can reconnect with nature. Texas also has a lot to offer, from the out of this world experiences at the Space Centre to admiring the natural wonders found in Big Bend National Park.

Top 10 Honeymoon states:

  • Hawaii
  • Montana
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Florida
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Arizona

Top trending European honeymoon destinations

The iconic ‘city of love’ Paris is the top trending European destination, with a staggering 388,300 views on TikTok, , where couples share videos of the dazzling lights of the Eiffel tower amongst the city’s many other romantic charms. In second place is Santorini, with the Greek island amassing more than 127,000 views on videos, many of which document the mesmerising blue waters and beautiful restaurants overlooking the ocean at sunset.

Italy is home to three of the top five trending honeymoon destinations, with Positano, Rome and the Amalfi Coast all featuring. Actually found along the Amalfi Coast, Positano is particularly popular amongst recently married couples embarking on their new chapter together by spending time exploring the stunning Italian coastline. The country’s capital, Rome features as the fourth most trending destination, with an impressive 78,700 TikTok views of honeymooners taking in historical architecture such as the Coliseum and indulging in traditional Italian cuisine.

Top 10 Honeymoons in Europe:

  • Paris, France
  • Santorini, Italy
  • Positano, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Venice, Italy

To see the full list of trending honeymoon destinations, please visit https://www.kuoni.co.uk/inspiration/trending-honeymoon-destinations

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Unwind and Explore: Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa Invites Families to a Rejuvenating Summer Escape

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Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, an all-pool villa haven nestled amidst the breathtaking natural seascapes of the Indian Ocean, invites families to embrace the joy of relaxation and the spirit of adventure this summer with a slew of experiences designed to inspire playful discoveries and foster tranquil reconnections with the mind and body.

Fun for All Ages

Budding adventurers and creative little spirits alike can discover new adventures at Krakengiri Kids’ Club, one of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives. Led by a multilingual team of certified childcare professionals, young guests can engage in an exciting array of daily activities that combine learning and play.

Upstairs, Re:Fuel, a rooftop lounge for teens, hosts engaging milkshake-making workshops and fun family movie nights under the starry Maldivian sky.

In June, the resort offers a Holiday Camp for teens, who can personalize their wellness experiences as follows:

  • Pick up new sports such as tennis, pickleball, and badminton on the multi-purpose court with the hotel’s resident Sports Animator
  • Work out with a personal trainer at the fitness center
  • Try aerial yoga for beginners, yoga for better sleep, breathwork, and meditation with the resident yoga practitioner
  • Enjoy a restorative massage in the overwater treatment villas of Amingiri Spa.

The experience is available at USD 150++ per person for a combination of any two 30-minute sessions.

Restful Retreats

Amingiri Spa introduces Water Connect, a private in-villa pool experience guided by a certified water shiatsu specialist. The gentle movements and targeted massage techniques melt away tension and create a deeply relaxing sensation akin to being cocooned in the womb. The serene escape is available between 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at USD 150++ for 30 minutes.

Starting in June, guests can indulge in a brand-new Sleep Wellness menu designed to ease the mind and body into a state of deep and rejuvenating slumber. Guests can choose to unwind with a calming signature massage on the spa’s Skye Deck, bask in the timeless glow of an evening hammam ritual in the modern hammam room, or embrace tranquility with an in-villa session incorporating guided meditation, yoga, and breathwork.

Exclusive Offer

Guests who stay a minimum of four nights enjoy the added value of a half board meal plan and complimentary shared roundtrip speedboat transfers with Maldivian Bliss. This offer is available for stays through to December 20, 2024.

From May through to September 30, 2024, children stay and dine free: parents staying with two young children ages 11 years and below in an Overwater Suite with Pool and any of the Two-Bedroom Beach and Overwater Villas will also enjoy the half board meal plan and complimentary shared roundtrip speedboat transfers when booking Maldivian Bliss. Hilton Honors members enjoy full points for their stay. Terms and conditions apply.

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly on the hotel’s website will have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors app.

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Maldives Madridistas: Patina Maldives, Fari Islands Nets Exclusive Football Camp Partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation

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Younger guests at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands can embrace new patterns of play this summer at an exclusive, Maldives-first Real Madrid Foundation football camp. From 4 July – 12 August, a youth coach will lead a comprehensive Real Madrid Foundation programme of daily soccer sessions for ages 5-9yrs, 10-14yrs, and 15-17yrs. The coach will be joined by an elite player ambassador from UEFA’s all-time no. 1 ranked football club toward the end of the programme.

This summer’s inaugural Patina Maldives x Real Madrid CF Foundation football camp is the first edition in an ongoing partnership, with additional future football camp dates to be confirmed. Led by a licensed Real Madrid Foundation coach, sessions will focus on developing each participant both individually and as part of the group, in order to ‘Play The Real Way’ – the training methodology that combines play, as well as sports values.

Sessions will take place on a new, purpose-built 6 a side astroturf pitch located near the Fari Marina Village at Patina Maldives.

All participants will receive an official camp football camp shirt, shorts, socks, drawstring bag, sweatbands, and cap; while those completing a minimum of four days’ coaching will also be presented with a Real Madrid Foundation participation certificate.

Real Madrid Foundation football clinics at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands are priced at USD195++ per child per session for guests of the resort. Bookings are also open to guests from neighbouring resorts, from USD250++ per child per session.

Rates at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands start from USD2,054 (approx. GBP1,620) per night based on two adults sharing a One Bedroom Pool Villa including daily breakfast, complimentary Guest Benefits, tax, and service. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information and reservations, please visit https://patinahotels.com/maldives or contact reservations.maldives@patinahotels.com. For more information on Pathways, please see here.

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A blissful island Easter celebration at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

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Experience unique and enriching getaways at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, as the luxury resort unveils exciting benefits for family getaway packages launching this season. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the ethereal charm of the Maldives.

Nestled in the pristine Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives seamlessly blends eco-friendly architecture with contemporary sophistication, complemented by the untouched, rugged beauty of the Raa Atoll. Situated amidst miles of untouched marine life, Alila Kothaifaru invites guests to reconnect with nature in the most extraordinary ways. With spacious villas and private pools, guests can truly experience the essence of a getaway where luxury and adventure harmoniously coexist.

Surrounded by azure skies and the turquoise waters of the Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers an idyllic setting for a family escape during the Easter break. Here, guests can unwind in luxurious, nature-immersed surroundings, embark on exciting adventures together, and indulge in unforgettable wellness and culinary experiences.

During Easter weekend, Play Alila will delight young guests with a diverse range of festive island-inspired activities, including Easter egg decorating, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. For those seeking relaxation, Spa Alila offers enticing packages for parents and children to enjoy quality bonding time.

For the adventurous souls, do not miss the chance to join our Sparkling Underwater Egg Hunt. Hidden throughout one of our nearby dive sites, these eggs hold a special surprise. The lucky diver who discovers the egg with a unique mark will win an exclusive clutch made of Swarovski crystal valued at EUR 1,800!

Embark on an Easter journey to remember at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives. Explore all of the Easter events and activities at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives here 

Family Getaway Package

  • Booking Period: Until 30 October 2024
  • Stay Period: Until 25 December 2024

Experience a family holiday rich with memorable moments. From nature walks to energetic beach activities, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives’ offerings extend to the whole family. Indulge in a host of fun adventures together, or relax while your children participate in creative indoor and outdoor activities. Enjoy special family welcome amenities upon arrival, return seaplane transfers, daily full-board meals, and a special offer on wellness treatments. Experience the beauty of our island while creating lasting memories to be treasured!

Stay with us during the Easter period from 25-31 March 2024 and be treated to a wide range of festive island inspired activities such as Easter egg decorating, arts and crafts, egg hunting around the island and underwater, wellness offering, and many more!

For more information and reservations, please contact kothaifaru@alilahotels.com or visit alilahotels.com

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