The Trendiest (and Most Unexpected) Honeymoon Destinations of 2019

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by Sophie Ross

Pending your budget and vacation days, your honeymoon options run the gamut. There’s a destination for every travel personality—so how in the world (no pun intended) are you supposed to decide?

Thankfully, luxury travel network Virtuoso released a 2019 travel trends report that helps narrow it down for us. If there's any way to predict where honeymooners and tourists will be heading around the world in 2019, this is it.

Virtuoso discovered—above all else—that travelers will desire a deeper level of personalization with their travel experiences. That includes a move toward far-flung destinations and one-of-a-kind experiences above all else. 

Whether it's a prearranged activity, a precise preference in hotel or an exact table (and bottle of wine) at a hot restaurant—travelers and couples will be personalizing every detail of their itineraries more than ever, and leaving nothing to chance. 

After surveying more than 1,000 travel advisors around the world, they've aggregated a list of the top emerging destinations in 2019. Basically, these are the hot new places adventurous travelers are going to explore—aka the backdrops you might be seeing all over your social media feeds next year, or maybe even the spot you decide to visit on your own honeymoon. 

Top Emerging Destinations of 2019:

  1. Japan
  2. Croatia
  3. Iceland
  4. Portugal
  5. Egypt

On the other hand, you might be more of a traditionalist with your travel bucket list, hoping to simply experience a relaxing and romantic getaway with your new spouse. Either way, Virtuoso predicted the top honeymoon destinations of 2019 too—the idealistic, couple-friendly destinations we already know and love but should expect to see even more of in 2019. 

Top Honeymoon Destinations of 2019:

  1. Italy
  2. Maldives
  3. French Polynesia
  4. Maui, Hawaii
  5. France

So whether you're planning a honeymoon full of hiking in rugged Iceland or a relaxing beach vacation in Maui, the main theme here is to choose your own adventure, if you will, and simply make your trip yours.  

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