Does your honeymoon have the X Factor?

The latest X Factor judges’ houses episode has had a huge impact on holiday bookings. Find out why these celebrity choices should be top of your honeymoon list

Every year when X Factor rolls round, we wait in anticipation to see where the judges’ houses will be this series. Past years have included St Tropez, Lake Como, Beverley Hills and even Las Vegas! If only we could sing…


This year we saw Nicole Scherzinger in sunny Cape Town and kiwi.com have reported a 25% increase on searches for this South African destination since.

As Cape Town isn’t your usual honeymoon destination, it does mean more of a chance of finding an unknown, secluded spot.

Check out our honeymoon spotlight on South Africa for inspiration on what to do on your trip

Simon Cowell was joined by Cheryl in the beautiful setting of Nice and there’s been a 38% boost in interest for this French region. With a two-hour flight time from the UK, Nice is the ideal place for a lavish minimoon.

Set upon the French Riviera, the views are out of this world and it’s also home to many museums if you’re feeling cultural. If Cheryl and Simon’s escapades have got you dreaming of a trip to Europe, take a look at our guide to European minimoons.

Istanbul has an incredible skyline

Louis Walsh jetted his category out to Istanbul and kiwi.com have now reported a 50% increase in popularity for this location. This Turkish gem is steeped in history and perfect for a post-wedding city break.

You’ll have a wonderful time weaving in and out of the bustling bazaars and tucking into traditional cuisine.

San Francisco sights by starlight

But it was Sharon Osbourne who truly wowed audiences with her San Francisco residence and flight searches increased by a whopping 114% after the show aired! This Californian wonder is full of iconic sights to tick off your tourist list – including the jaw-dropping Golden Gate Bridge of course (see it by night to up the romance level) – San Fran has long been on the list of top ten honeymoon destinations

So, whether you’re booking up a quiet weekend in France for your minimoon or you’re going all out with a South African adventure, you could have an all-singing, all-dancing honeymoon to remember for a lifetime.


Find out where celebrities go on honeymoon and check out the world’s greatest honeymoon road trips.