When Google, the search engine that drives the world releases its annual ‘Year In Search’ data report – you take note; especially of their most searched for destinations.
Google’s data insight team mines not thousands or millions but trillions of search requests in 2017 to find out which hot spots are getting hotter and where travellers are heading this year.
From the usual beach destinations to some unconventional ones, this top 10 list of destinations indicated by Google stats is sure to give you honeymoon goals.
1. Magnificent Maldives
Hardly surprising at the top of the list, the Maldives is what your dream honeymoon is made of. Powdery beaches, crystal clear waters and private villas boasting access to lagoons, here you sit out and let an endless horizon lull you into calm. WeddingSutra Favorite Vidhyut Kenia of Happy Trails says, “Maldives is the perfect place for romance, relaxation and connecting with your special one. The destination offers access to some amazing spas and the resorts here are known for over-water villas with private pools. The cuisines available here are also incredible.” Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, One & Only Reethi Rah, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Fushifara Maldives, St. Regis Maldives and W Maldives are some of the best luxury resorts for a superb honeymoon!
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa
One & Only Reethi Rah
Taj Exotica Maldives
2. Beauteous Bali
A jewel amongst Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, Bali’s tropical rainbow of shores, towering volcanoes, lush green rice paddy fields and dense jungles combined with its rich cultural offerings, curious traditions and lively nightlife make it an exciting honeymoon destination. And as for the privacy newlyweds crave – there are plenty of little known hideaways. Escape to a secret tropical paradise when you stay at The Edge, Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay, Hanging Gardens Bali, Ayana Resort and Spa, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, Ritz Carlton and Alila Villas Uluwatu Hotel Bali. These resorts are luxurious, extremely romantic and value your privacy too. Honeymoon curators & WeddingSutra Favorite VIP PAX recommend Bali for those looking for a getaway at the finest properties in this exotic island.
Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay
Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa
Alila Villas Uluwatu
3. Viva Las Vegas
If what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas, then party rolling newlyweds will love blowing off some steam here after the wedding. Shows, nightclubs, spas, casinos, golf, outdoor attractions and diverse dining, Sin City has plenty to offer. Vidhyut Kenia of Happy Trails gives you a few tips, “Bellagio and Caesar Palace are a must visit! The MGM Grand is known for its ultimate nightlife with the world’s top DJs playing here every night. A stroll down the Las Vegas Strip is also a must.” Check into a suite with a view of the city, relax by the pool, go shopping and enjoy diverse attractions and activities with your better half. JW Marriott Las Vegas, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas, The Mirage and Tropicana Las Vegas are a few options for a luxurious stay.
4. Bella Barcelona
Barcelona’s reputation is now on par with that of London, Paris, and Rome. Cosmopolitan, sexy, intriguing – it has emerged as one of Europe’s must-see cities for honeymoon couples and other romantics. Unique in that it encompasses characteristics of a beach town, bustling metropolis and is also rich in historical significance, it’s the perfect destination for honeymooners looking for part relaxation, part sightseeing, and a whole lot of delicious food and sangria. Some of the charming hotels located in the heart of this gorgeous city include Mercer Hotel Barcelona, Majestic Hotel and Spa Barcelona and We Boutique. Luxury vacation planner and WeddingSutra Favorite Tripoetic suggests, “Explore the city’s most emblematic neighborhoods, the medieval El Born and the fishermen’s quarter of Barceloneta, and taste some of the best food this city has to offer in the tour.”
5. Aspirational Aspen
As one of the world’s most romantic honeymoon destinations, Aspen features internationally renowned skiing during the winter, amazing hiking and biking in summer, and dazzling dining and entertainment year-round. This tiny Colorado town nestled in the Rockies is also a year-round paradise for a host of other outdoor activities, including bicycling, hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, fly-fishing, and horseback riding. Luxury vacation planners Tripoetic say, “Known as the city where celebrities have their vacation homes, Aspen is a beautiful town in both summer and winter. Little Nell Hotel is a great option for a stay.” Luxury hotels and resorts such as The Gant, The St. Regis Aspen Resort and Aspen Meadows Resort are some of the most exclusive getaway options.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort
6. The Charms of Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas are renowned for their mesmerizing vistas and leisurely pace, making it a natural choice for a honeymoon destination in the Caribbean. WeddingSutra Favorite Tripoetic say, “Countless spectacular reef sites, catamaran cruises to untouched pristine islands, excellent year-round weather, easy accessibility from USA and epic beachfront resorts are just some of the reasons that make these islands a vacationer’s dream!” It is a great destination, especially if you just want to spend your days lazing on the beach, sipping rum from a coconut and enjoying time with your better half. Tranquil turquoise seas, vibrant corals and sea life, and startlingly white sand beaches are yours to enjoy and if you’re looking for some celebrity treatment with world-class services, hotels and resorts like The Palms Turks and Caicos, The Tuscany on Grace Bay and The Regent Grand are your ideal options.
The Palms Turks and Caicos
The Regent Grand
7. Mesmerising Myrtle Beach
Rich with beautiful scenery, Myrtle Beach is the perfect spot for a quiet romantic getaway. You have the option of taking advantage of the wide selection of attractions available, the ocean views, and the great weather but if you’re the kind of couple that loves peace and tranquility, you’ll find a perfect haven right here. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Towers on the Grove, St. Clements Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations South Beach Resort, and Anderson Club & Spa are some great options for a luxurious stay in this tropical paradise.
8. Sensual Punta Cana
There’s a good reason why Punta Cana made it to the list and appears on the radar of travelers with love on the brain. Newlyweds are not flying into Punta Cana for the historic sites or cultural venues — they‘re flying into this Dominican Republic destination for the sybaritic pleasures, where the cuisine is top-notch, the drinks flow freely and the palm-fringed beaches spell romance. Zoetry Agua Punta Cana and The Reserve at Paradisus at Punta Cana Resort offer some of the most luxurious suites perfect for newly-weds.
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana
The Reserve at Paradisus at Punta Cana Resort
9. Exotic Cancun
A coastal retreat from all the wedding hustle, Cancun in Mexico may have everything the doctor ordered. Great weather, incredible beaches, delectable food, rich cultural heritage and admittedly, ‘we got here first’ bragging rights in your friend circle. This honeymoon hotspot combines a traditional downtown neighborhood with tons of gorgeous resorts along the 14-mile beachfront strip known as the “Zona Hotelera” or Hotel Zone. There’s no shortage of excursions, cuisine, or nightlife to enjoy as you embark on your honeymoon. The Ritz Carlton Cancun, Le Blanc Spa Resort, Hyatt Zilara Cancun and Sun Palace assure you some of the best rooms and suites to stay with gorgeous views.
Zona Hotelera Cancun
The Ritz Carlton Cancun
10. Mysterious Bermuda
Whether your idea of romance is strolling down moonlit pink-sand beaches (yes! Pink sand!), dining to the music of waves crashing against the shore or taking a dip for two in warm turquoise waters, Bermuda offers something to suit every newlywed’s daydream. It is probably the most relaxing spot you could pick for your first vacation as Mr. and Mrs. The country’s legendary pink sands, flowery landscape and clear blue waters sit just 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Find luxurious accommodations at Rosewood Bermuda, Grotto Bay Beach Resort and Spa and Coco Reef Resort Bermuda and lose yourself in the mystery of this truly unusual destination.
Pink Sand Beach in Bermuda
Grotto Bay Beach Resort
Pack your bags and plan your 2018 holiday to one of these trending destinations here.