You’re ready to ask for your partner’s hand, and you want the moment to be blow-your-mind romantic. We might be partial, but we think a tropical destination is the dreamiest setting imaginable.
To that end, here are seven spots that specialize in memorable proposals, courtesy of mood-setting backdrops and resort staffs that ensure a seamless sequence of events. From a private sandbar to a bioluminescent bay, these proposal ideas practically guarantee a yes.
You could write, “Will you marry me?” in the sand. You could wait at the end of a path strewn with rose petals. You could plan a scavenger hunt. Or maybe you want to brainstorm something even more original. Regardless, Sandals Royal Bahamian’s engagement concierge is standing by to help you pop the question in grand style. Once your partner has said yes, relax on the resort’s private island, dotted with cabanas, hammocks and fire pits. Then cozy up in an all-new River Pool Swim-up Suite, debuted March 2018.
Marriage proposals on the Caribbean’s sunniest island are full of drama. Drop to one knee on top of the striking Casibari rock formation, by the brilliantly white California Lighthouse, or among historic gold mill ruins. If you need a hand planning, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino’s romance concierge, Rosy Nuboer, is happy to assist. After it’s official, reward your efforts with a sunset cocktail cruise and a torch-lit Pampered in Paradise dinner.
Offer the ring while treating yourselves at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza’s Rock Spa. The Rockmantic package comes with a 50-minute couples massage, plus fresh fruit and a bottle of bubbly cava for toasting your engagement. Afterward, dream about beach wedding plans while immersing yourselves in the Water Circuit. For an occasion like this, an upgraded room is worth the splurge: The Rock Star Suite is equipped with romantic amenities like spa tubs (yes, plural), a round bed, and an outdoor terrace with beach views for days.
Personalized proposals are Baros Maldives’ forte; now the only decision is where to stage one. Should you kneel on the beach, under the sea, on a traditional dhoni boat, or on a private sandbank decked out with the world’s sexiest picnic? No need to stress; you really can’t go wrong. Now that you’re affianced, congratulate yourselves with an overwater meal at the Lighthouse Restaurant. Then steal away to your pool villa to celebrate à deux.
Want to take your marriage proposal totally over the top? Rent out a private island for the day. At the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, couples can board a boat for the short ride to Naviavia Island for a chef-prepared picnic and chilled champagne. Back in your bure, clink glasses, nibble canapes, and practice saying “my fiancé” as the sun sets over Savusavu Bay. The resort’s Romantic Escape package makes it easy with a resort credit of $230 and two free nights.
At Couples Sans Souci, leave proposal planning to the pros. The resort’s romance concierge might suggest a private beach bonfire; a guest room transformed with candles and flower petals; or a twilight trip to Jamaica’s Luminous Lagoon, where glowing microorganisms light up the water after dark. Soak in the resort’s natural mineral grotto for good mojo (the waters are believed to enhance the potency of love), and take advantage of next-level inclusions like a sunset sail and an excursion to Dunn’s River Falls.
Los Cabos, Mexico
No request is off the table at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort. The property’s Department of Romance has heard it all, from a private candlelit dinner to a skywriting proposal over the shore. Surprise your partner by working with a chef to prepare a gourmet meal, and add some ambience with a classical guitarist or a horse-drawn carriage ride. There’s plenty of time for total privacy in your villa’s hot tub later.