Booking.com Shares an Ultimate Honeymoon Destination Guide for Every Couple
With plans halted for over a year due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions and limitations, 45% of of US travelers* feel optimistic about being able to reschedule a life event such as a honeymoon as travel restrictions around the world gradually ease. With a mission to make it easier for everyone, including every couple, to experience the world, Booking.com shares five destinations for a different couple type based on traveler endorsements** to inspire an unforgettable honeymoon no matter what type of couple you are.
Couples who enjoy similar activities and share a mutual love of wine tasting will be well suited to discovering unique wine tasting experiences in Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s world-famous wine country with award-winning malbecs and over 1,200 wineries.
Where to stay: A short distance from downtown Mendoza is Lares de Chacras, a classic country-style boutique hotel located in the picturesque village of Chacras de Coria. The hotel boasts a wine cellar guests can access to choose their favorite wine to pair with dinner and offers tours of neighboring wine regions.
Couples that adore one another but equally enjoy doing different things will be perfectly suited to a luxe all-inclusive resort honeymoon. With numerous amenities, features and activities, it’ll take the guesswork out of planning and allow you to have a memorable and romantic honeymoon.
Where to stay: With an air of romance, stay at one of the most celebrated luxury hotels in Venice, the Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel. Every inch of this iconic hideaway is guaranteed to enchant with Michelin-starred gastronomy, the only Olympic-sized swimming pool in the city, tennis courts and exclusive tours.
Couples who crave a little adrenaline and adventure alongside a romantic getaway will experience a honeymoon of a lifetime at this all-inclusive diving resort. Diving in Sharm El Sheikh is highly recommended by Booking.com travelers due to its superb wrecks, walls and reefs and will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Where to stay: With views of the Red Sea, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh offers elegant accommodation with desert excursions and world-class diving trips. Boasting two jetties and a team of experts to allow divers and snorkelers easy access to the world’s warmest sea, bursting with reef systems, coral gardens and shipwrecks.
With almost a fifth (18%) of American travelers* yearning for a relaxing trip, your honeymoon is the perfect excuse. Couples that are care-free and love nothing more than to relax together will be well suited to unwinding in one of the world’s top destinations for spas and home to Britain’s only natural thermal waters.
Where to stay: Built in 1794, in the golden age of Bath’s Georgian elegance, you’ll be sure to have a memorable stay at The Kennard. This boutique guesthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and walking distance to numerous baths, museums and some of the city’s best restaurants and shopping.
Couples that love to socialize, will have the time of their life with a honeymoon in Pa Tong town in Phuket, Thailand. With its neon-lit roads bustling with night markets, you can experience local delicacies, pick up unique handcrafted items, or simply stroll through the market and get to know the locals whilst you embrace the local entertainment.
Where to stay: The tropical Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus is located along Patong Beach, a short walk to the shopping centre and the infamous Bangla Road packed with bars and nightclubs. With spa facilities, two outdoor pools, evening dance performances and their own bars, you may never leave the resort.
For those couples searching for a honeymoon destination, Booking.com is sharing Getaway Deals for travelers to use when booking their summer 2021 getaways, as it becomes safe to do so. Discounts start at 15 percent and are valid for stays until September 30, 2021. In addition, Booking.com is bringing the great value of its Genius program to even more customers by giving all account holders access to the program’s Level 1 benefits, with no minimum number of previous bookings to qualify, including access to exclusive 10% discounts at hundreds of thousands of participating properties around the world. All travelers have to do is download the Booking.com app, log in and look for the Genius logo to identify associated benefits, discounts and perks.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who are planning to travel in the next 12 months. In total 28,042 respondents across 28 countries and territories were polled (including 1003 from Argentina, 1002 from Australia, 1000 from Brazil, 1001 from Canada, 1000 from China, 1002 from Colombia, 1001 from Croatia, 1003 from Denmark, 1002 from France, 1005 from Germany, 1004 from Hong Kong, 1000 from India, 1002 from Israel, 1000 from Italy, 1000 from Japan, 1002 from Mexico, 1000 from Netherlands, 1000 from New Zealand, 1003 from Russia, 1000 from Singapore, 1003 from South Korea, 1005 from Spain, 1001 from Sweden, 1000 from Taiwan, 1003 from Thailand, 1000 from UK, 1000 from USA and 1000 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in January 2021.
**Endorsement data from Booking.com based on the most recommended and relevant destinations by global travelers for Vineyards, Romantic Escapes, Diving, Snorkeling, Health Spas, Shopping for Antiques and Night Markets.
***Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who have traveled for leisure or business in the past 12 months, and must be planning to travel in the next 12 months (if/once travel restrictions are lifted). In total 20,934 respondents across 28 countries were polled (including from 999 USA, 496 from Canada, 497 from Mexico, 997 from Colombia, 999 from Brazil, 499 from Argentina, 995 from Australia, 499 from New Zealand, 999 from Spain, 996 from Italy, 996 from France, 999 from UK, 996 from Germany, 498 from Netherlands, 499 from Denmark, 499 from Sweden, 498 from Croatia, 1001 from Russia, 498 from Israel, 997 from India, 994 from China, 499 from Hong Kong, 497 from Thailand, 496 from Singapore, 499 from Taiwan, 997 from South Korea, 500 from Vietnam and 995 from Japan). Respondents completed an online survey in July 2020.