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Short and sweet stays

Whether you’re planning a larger trip in the future or just want something that’s more low-key, minimoons are a great way to celebrate this momentous occasion. Here are our top-trending destinations for couples seeking a smaller-scale post-wedding trip* as well as median pricing per month of travel**:

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ponce, Puerto Rico

St. Augustine, Florida

Cayman Islands

Negril, Jamaica

Punta Gorda, Florida

Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Bahamas

Curaçao

San Diego, California

#1 Minimoon destination

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

167% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

Need some cute honeymoon pictures for the ‘gram? Head to Dunn’s River Falls for some spectacular waterfalls that make for a great background. If you’re trying to time the light right, know that you could get soaked on your way to the summit.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$627


July

$661


August

$658


September

$509


October

$654


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$402


July

$426


August

$376


September

$341


October

$367


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$89


July

$85


August

$71


September

$79


October

$88


#2 Minimoon destination

Ponce, Puerto Rico

154% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

Down to explore during your minimoon? Hop on a cruise to Isla Caja de Muertos, a small island that’s just under two miles long. While on this venture, you can discover local hiking trails and secluded caves and take long walks on the beach.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$405


July

$506


August

$348


September

$293


October

$306


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$166


July

$190


August

$185


September

$164


October

$169


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$86


July

$86


August

$93


September

$106


October

$103


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Get the look from the largest shared designer closet, Rent the Runway

Just a few of our favorite affordable designer options for a stylish minimoon. See all the looks.

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Hutch

Charlie Halter Jumpsuit

Lilly Pulitzer

Kay Babydoll Top

Area Stars

Santorini Dress

#3 Minimoon destination

St. Augustine, Florida

146% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

What’s a perfect date night like in St. Augustine? It looks a little like this: A leisurely stroll through the historic district on George Street, pre-dinner cocktails at Ice Plant and finishing with dinner at Caps overlooking the water.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$684


July

$734


August

$420


September

$693


October

$584


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$239


July

$248


August

$238


September

$209


October

$251


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$98


July

$114


August

$75


September

$74


October

$90


#4 Minimoon destination

Cayman Islands

107% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

Go for a nighttime kayak ride that’s pure magic at the bioluminescent bay on the North Side. As a rare natural wonder, this bay will make you feel like you’re part of a fairytale – just keep paddling to reveal a luminous trail in your wake.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$635


July

$590


August

$516


September

$508


October

$581


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$607


July

$600


August

$549


September

$459


October

$475


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$52


July

$52


August

$43


September

$39


October

$38


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Save on something borrowed.

Get 25% off one time designer rentals from Rent the Runway using RTRXKAYAK22 at checkout.*

 

Get wedding-ready

 

*Code applies 25% off first RTR Reserve rental order of $50 or more (pre-discount and pre-taxes) purchased between June 8, 2022 and August 31, 2022. Additional taxes and fees may also apply. Valid only for new customers. Cannot be applied to PRO, existing memberships, existing orders, purchases of gift cards/credits, or other items for sale, or combined with other offers. Enter code at checkout, additional terms apply. Offer subject to end without notice or on August 31, 2022 at 2:59AM EST.

#5 Minimoon destination

Negril, Jamaica

96% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

Negril is often known for cliff jumping at Rick’s Café, a lively bar and restaurant that brings the party. For a night of music, casual bites and tropical drinks, head to the café prior to sunset for a sweet moment with your S/O before dancing the night away.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$680


July

$631


August

$648


September

$741


October

$602


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$383


July

$390


August

$382


September

$339


October

$385


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$53


July

$62


August

$64


September

$52


October

$42


#6 Minimoon destination

Punta Gorda, Florida

85% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

Curious about what goes into the rum you’ve been sipping poolside? Take your bae for a tour of Alligator Bay Distillers right in town. Sample some of their handcrafted spirits and even take some home as a honeymoon souvenir.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$250


July

$220


August

$160


September

$178


October

$212


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$152


July

$147


August

$150


September

$162


October

$155


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$85


July

$89


August

$94


September

$87


October

$80


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Expert advice on what to wear

“Keep the wedding bliss going by soaking up the island sun with a mai tai in hand. Reach for tropical prints, electric brights and accessories that pack a punch for newlywed vacay fun.” – Blaire Walsh, RTR Style Director

 

See the collection

#7 Minimoon destination

Atlantic City, New Jersey

84% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

Truth is, Atlantic City is great if you’re into the casino scene, but the real romance lies in the towns further south. Cruise down the expressway to explore the posh beach towns nestled on Seven Mile Island or wander through the charming streets of Cape May.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$479


July

$640


August

$796


September

$473


October

$1,397


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$295


July

$379


August

$433


September

$292


October

$253


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$124


July

$128


August

$105


September

$107


October

$90


#8 Minimoon destination

The Bahamas

84% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

A day spent lounging on the beach calls for a lively night out. Tell your plus one to get cute, because you’re going to Skybar for coastal views and cocktails. For something later in the evening, grab a table for live music at Jazz Bar.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$622


July

$597


August

$549


September

$513


October

$567


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$556


July

$526


August

$504


September

$442


October

$467


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$87


July

$84


August

$85


September

$78


October

$76


#9 Minimoon destination

Curaçao

83% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

Spring from your hotel for some shopping and strolling in Handelskade. With adorable pastel cafés overlooking the water, Handelskade is a great neighborhood for browsing, grabbing a drink and boat-watching with your honey along the harbor.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$722


July

$765


August

$665


September

$689


October

$766


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$280


July

$307


August

$266


September

$290


October

$288


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$52


July

$49


August

$47


September

$39


October

$49


#10 Minimoon destination

San Diego, California

21% YoY increase in search share

 

Hacker tip

If you and your beloved are into craft brews (or day-drinking in general), map out a few local breweries to visit during your time in SD. From Ballast Point to Stone Liberty Station, San Diego is a great city for newlyweds who enjoy a good brewery.

Median monthly pricing

Median flight price by month

June

$504


July

$504


August

$429


September

$384


October

$392


Median nightly hotel rate by month

June

$313


July

$380


August

$324


September

$277


October

$299


Median daily rental car rate by month

June

$84


July

$93


August

$85


September

$74


October

$74


*Short and sweet stays: KAYAK considered flights searches to beach destinations in US and Caribbean for search dates from 11/15/2021-5/14/2022 for “wedding season” travel dates 5/1/2022-10/31/2022.

**Median rate pricing: Median airfare, median nightly hotel/vacation rental rates and median daily rental car rates by month for each destination are based on the above indicated search and travel dates. Airfare is round trip pricing with a US origin. Hotel and car rates are daily median rates excluding taxes and fees.