Nowadays, it simply isn’t enough to get down on one knee at your favourite restaurant, after getting the waitress to hide a ring in a champagne glass. Today’s singletons expect their marriage proposals to be as spectacular as they are romantic, featuring breathtaking locations, fireworks (literally and metaphorically) and all the trimmings. As such, it’s probably worth approaching your proposal with some real thought if you want to ensure a positive result.
If you’re looking for something truly out-of-this-world for your marriage proposal (or are just looking for a romantic holiday for two), why not consider one of these luxurious, exclusive and exotic couple’s getaways for when you pop the question? This way, you can enjoy a beautiful, romantic and unforgettable holiday together, and you’ll also have the chance to present your ring in one of the most stunning places on earth. After all, it’s one of the most important questions you’ll ever ask – you might as well go the extra mile!
The Viceroy Riviera, Mexico
The Mexicans know how to build up the right kind of atmosphere for passion and romance. This stunning hotel regularly tops lists of most romantic getaways in the world, and it isn’t difficult to see why: outdoor waterfall showers, hand-woven hammocks for gently rocking snuggling, several kilos of rose petals and incense are all included as standard. Furthermore, it features a world-class restaurant specialising in cervich and top quality tequila always seems to get people in the mood for love, if all else fails.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia
When it comes to spectacularly romantic views, this St Lucia hotel has it all. Sparkling blue seas, the majestic twin Piton mountains rising from the waters, and a thickly forested coastline which tumbles down to a white sand beach… it’s impossible not to be swept off your feet by the beauty of it all. The hotel features everything a couple needs to truly get away from the outside world, with private infinity pools, amazing spa facilities and a top class restaurant ensuring you’ll never want to leave.
Little Palm Island, Florida Keys
The Florida Keys absolutely deserve their reputation for being both a wonderfully luxurious, glamorous place to be, as well as being one of the most romantic spots on the east coast of the USA. This six acre private island really pushes the boat out and ups the ante when it comes to romance. Arriving by seaplane will make you feel like a member of vintage Hollywood royalty, and the helicopter tours over the Key’s 1500+ islands are apparently a favourite for those seeking a moment to pop the question.
Likuliku Lagoon, Fiji
For some people, true romance is all about cutting yourself off from the stresses and hubbub of the outside world, and luxuriating in natural beauty. It’s difficult to disagree, and few resorts do better at making the most of mother nature’s wonders than this one in Fiji. Here, you can feel like a (very pampered) castaway, and a marriage proposal on the stunning white sands or among the palms is very, very unlikely to receive a negative reply!