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-Carlo offers 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, which will 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. 

Iconic Santorini, Imerovigli, Greece

An opulent cave boutique hotel (reopening in April), Iconic Santorini is an idyllic venue for romance. Each enchanting residence captures the spirit of the caldera, where traditional cave accommodations combine the finest in contemporary amenities and Greek styling. Situated on a spectacular hillside setting literally carved from the historic caldera wall, this haven of tranquility offers peace and breathtaking views of the sea. The lovely Iconic Suite is the perfect choice for lovers. This sublime residence features a separate bedroom and lounge area, full bathroom with shower, charming indoor jetted plunge pool, private pergola terrace with table seating, dedicated sun loungers, as well as an outdoor jetted plunge pool overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean.

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.

HarbourView Inn, Charleston, South Carolina

Regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Charleston’s intimate cobblestone allies and secluded gardens make for an enchanting getaway for those looking for a romantic proposal. HarbourView Inn offers couples an intimate approach to a bed and breakfast with the features of a luxurious boutique hotel complete with a private rooftop flanked by views of the harbor and famed Pineapple Fountain. Couples can experience charming amenities inspired by one of Charleston’s favorite love stories, The Notebook. Embark on a fairy-tale getaway with Allie & Noah’s Timeless Romance Experience, where love birds can relive the movie scene-by-scene in actual filming locations with one-of-a-kind experiences at Charleston’s most whimsical landmarks

The Mark Hotel, New York City

The scene of countless romantic movies, Central Park offers love-struck men and women the perfect venue to pop the question. Ideally situated on a tree-lined street near the park, The Mark Hotel offers guests a lavish experience the moment they step through the doors. World renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his staff will personalize a Central Park picnic lunch for couples, which can result in a proposal of marriage.

Twin Farms, Vermont

Romance is always in the air Twin Farms, an adults only retreat nestled in one of Vermont’s most pristine settings. Couples can opt to cozy up indoors and take a soak in the Aviary cottage’s in-bedroom natural stone tub situated beside a field stone fireplace; stargaze from the Chalet cottage (telescope included); piece together the world’s most expensive puzzles, Stave Puzzles; request an in-room multi-course dining experience for two courtesy of Executive Chef Nathan Rich and his team; or wind down with with a private couples massage in-room. With six private slopes on-property, couples can have the trails all to themselves and take their pick of snowshoeing, downhill skiing or cross-country skiing. Head out to Copper Pond for a quiet day of ice skating, or warm up with a slopeside picnic and hot chocolate in the new Adirondack lean-to.

The Resort at Paws Up , Greenough, Montana

The luxury wilderness retreat and home of glamping boast 37,000 acres of spectacular scenery, gourmet cuisine, rustic Wilderness Estates, adventure galore, and a cozy ranch atmosphere that together creates the ultimate charming setting for a proposal. Propose during a private hot air balloon or helicopter ride with champagne mimosa toasts and cozy blankets overlooking Glacier National Park’s snowy mountains, one of the most undiscovered and untouched of America’s national parks.

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.

published 2022-06-15 13:59:11