You’ve decided the time is right to pop the question so your next decision is where to carry out this momentous event? With a whole world full of jaw-dropping beauty and both man-made and natural wonders – you’ll be spoiled for choice. Here are ten of some of the most stunningly romantic places in the world for asking that all-important ‘Will you marry me?’
#1 Verona, Italy
Where better to make a proposal than the world’s most famous balcony? Juliet’s balcony, from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, can be found at the Casa di Giulietta in Verona. The house has become a place of pilgrimage for young star-crossed lovers from all over the world who want to recreate the iconic balcony scene and make their own piece of romantic history. Verona is a beautiful, ancient city and the perfect proposal destination.
#2 Hamilton Island, Australia
If you’re looking for a location away from the bustle of humanity, then book a break at the luxurious resort at the Barrier Reef in Oz. The sheer awesome beauty of the island offers the ideal opportunity to relax and romance. Take your evening meals under the sunset, get close in the private plunge pools and visit one of the most attractive beaches on earth at Whitehaven. If you still need some structure to your proposal, the resort can help with a tailored cruise at sunset, complete with picnic and champagne!
#3 Puerto Mosquito, Puerto Rico
Don’t be put off by the name, it’s a fairy-tale spot for a marriage proposal. What makes this bay so impressive is that it’s home to the brightest bioluminescent shore in the world. As the water lights up at night, under a starry sky, get down on one knee and pop the question! Check the time of year that has the best display and note that this bay can only be visited at weekends.
#4 The Northern Lights, Lapland
This should be on everyone’s bucket list so why not combine a once-in-a-lifetime trip with your big question. What could be more romantic than snuggling together in the Ice Hotel? Take a reindeer sled ride into the sparkling white wonderland where a guide will set up a campfire, tent and get the champagne out, ready for nature’s best light show to begin.
#5 Havasu Falls, Arizona
For a romantic destination closer to home, you’ll discover these falls in a remote corner of the Grand Canyon. This little-known waterfall is one of the most picturesque anywhere on earth and considered sacred by the Havasupai Indian tribe. Go on a trek that culminates into a dip into the crystal waters, followed by a picnic on the soft sand beach surrounded by trees for your privacy while you make the proposal.
#6 Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Looking for some big skies? If you’re both outdoor-types then this national park offers stunning scenery, impressive peaks, diverse wildlife and a chance to escape it all in a beautiful landscape. Climb one of the easier peaks to reveal incredible views and the ideal backdrop for getting down on one knee! If you don’t fancy all that exercise then stay at the nearby historic Stanley Hotel which has plenty of romantic proposal spots too.
#7 Isle of Skye, Scotland
Simply astounding, the landscape here is the stuff of fantasy with towering mountains and rugged coastline. The most romantic spot has to be the Fairy Pools, a network of flowing water that cascades into the River Brittle. Across the bridge to the mainland, you’ll also find some ancient castles if you prefer to pop the question like you’re a Laird and Lady!
#8 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
For the ultimate in natural beauty, a proposal in Bora Bora ticks all the boxes. It offers everything you need – stunning scenery, clear turquoise waters, private bungalows over the ocean, huge starry skies and five-star luxury hospitality. This destination provides the perfect paradise proposal.
#9 Paris, France
Known for being the most romantic city in the world, if you feel it’s been a little over-done then think about alternative proposal sites in the area. There is a lot more to this city than the Eiffel Tower so think about the views from the top of the Sacre Coeur, under the Arc de Triomphe or on a boat ride along the Seine.
#10 Top Of The World Restaurant, Las Vegas
So in love you feel on top of the world? Then prove it by taking your beloved to the Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere Casino in Vegas. This is the wedding capital of the world, so where better to start your journey together? The views are staggering on the 106th floor, more than 850 feet above the bustling city. Toast your engagement in style and then try your luck down in the casino or get hitched at a chapel across the street!