Not unlike the movies of Hollywood, the real world is bursting with romantic settings that range from over-the-top lavish to discreetly intimate. As such, there is no shortage of destinations that offer someone the opportunity to pop the question in a very special way. From a proposal concierge to a customized romance package, opulent hotels and resorts are ensuring that this special day is one that couples will always cherish. Here are the world’s most romantic places to propose.
Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland
As one of the world’s most romantic hotels and the setting of over 100 proposals every year, Adare Manor has officially launched a brand new ‘Beyond Everything’ Proposal Menu. The Adare Manor team works their magic to create the dreamiest of proposals, with all menu selections available to experience straight from castle grounds. Included are a Grandeur Guestroom Proposal complete with an opulent floral and candle lit display in one of Adare Manor’s striking suites, a private cinema viewing complete with your favorite romantic film, a unique Bathroom Proposal with romantic rose petal bath or a horse drawn carriage with the perfect picturesque proposal spot. Adare Manor has a Proposal Concierge dedicated to ensuring the most romantic proposal straight out of a fairy tale.
Hotel MetropoleMonte-Carlo, Monaco
Home to alluring historic streets of the old town to the glitz and glamour, the principality of Monaco provides a movie scene backdrop for a couple’s most unforgettable milestone. Making the proposal process a completely seamless one, Hotel MetropoleMonte-Carlooffers a dedicated Million Euro Proposal package that begins with a private jet ride to Monaco, a couples massage at Spa Metropole by Givenchy and a luxury shopping spree in Monaco complete with a personal shopper. The Suite Carre d’Or penthouse is decorated with rose petals and 1,000 candles on the terrace. After a private dinner at one of the hotel’s fine dining concepts, a plane with a “will you marry me” banner flies overhead, timed to the proposal.
ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Few places inspire as much romance as the islands of Hawaii, the perfect backdrop for the ultimate proposal. He or she can propose at the rooftop infinity pool of ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki, an ultra-luxury boutique hotel, where dazzling views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu skyline will accompany the ultimate question. Couples can reserve the elegant rooftop space for romantic evenings complete with white-glove butler service and private chef from the hotel’s Japanese-French tasting concept, Mugen, whichwill even select a rare champagne from the restaurant’s $5 million wine cellar for a toast to the newly engaged couple. A Romance Package includes two free spa treatments, luxury SUV or sedan rental, daily in-suite breakfast, and a bottle of Caymus Cabernet.
Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, Morocco
Located on the Northern coast of Morocco just steps away from Tetouan, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is a luxury all-pool villa resort that blends romance with exotic Moroccan charm and provides complete relaxation with its understated Mediterranean vibe. Couples can look forward to a myriad of romantic activities in and around Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, all of which are ideal for popping the big question. These include engaging cooking workshops, romantic bike rides through the hills and forests around Smir Lake and a romantic dinner enhanced by soft candlelight and torches while private staff discreetly serve a refined four-course meal beneath a crystal-clear blanket of stars.
Mount Pahia, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
What better place in the world to propose than the dream location of Bora Bora? While the destination is known for its pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, one hidden gem is that it provides excellent hiking trails. For adventurous couples, start the day with a hike and surprise your partner with a romantic proposal atop an iconic summit in The Islands of Tahiti, Mount Pahia, surrounded by coral reefs and hibiscus blossoms and the sound of cascading waterfalls in the background. A truly unforgettable experience for couples who are ready to embark on a new chapter.