Proposals are one of the most exciting, nerve wracking and memorable things to plan and you experience a world of emotions when deciding to ask your other half to marry you. To make it an even more unforgettable experience, have you thought about an international proposal?
If you can picture yourself down on one knee on white sands in front of turquoise waters or at a moonlit dinner for two, then we’ve got some stunning destinations for you to choose from, with the perfect romantic hotel recommendations.
Croatia’s breathtaking coastal scenery and charming villages make for a fantastic destination for a romantic couples holiday. You and your other half can stroll hand in hand through cobbled streets whilst taking in plenty of historic architecture and untouched buildings.
Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with stone buildings and terracotta roofs, many of which date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. It is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and has so many restaurants, bars and cafes tucked away for the perfect private experience. Planning a proposal here is perfect for history lovers, and finding the perfect spot will be easy thanks to the abundance of breathtaking views.
Rab Island is also a fantastic destination for couples, and is aptly named the ‘Island of Love’. The walled city is filled with artists painting in the streets, medieval squares and majestic palaces. When looking for the perfect proposal destinations in Croatia, the Island of Love is sure to serve up a dreamy location, ideal for getting down on one knee.
Croatia is also home to some stunning vineyards that roll for miles. Picture yourself with a glass of Croatian speciality in one hand and a ring box in the other, surrounded by fields of luscious green vines.
TUI BLUE Adriatic Beach
TUI BLUE Adriatic Beach is an adults only hotel with fabulous sea views, perfect for a proposal! To ensure your stay is extra special, you can upgrade to a swim-up room or junior suite.
There’s an on-site spa, perfect for a relaxing afternoon where you can treat yourself and your other half to a full body massage from a professional. There’s even an infinity edge pool lined by comfy sun loungers with a poolside bar close by.
There’s a buffet eatery on site, as well as an A La Carte restaurant. If you’re after something a little more special, you can opt for a private dining experience, serving up the perfect location to pop the question.
Italy is one of the most romantic cities in the world, and is often home to lots of destination weddings and proposals. Each city offers something different yet equally enticing to the other and with so many coastal towns flowing down cliff sides and swanky marinas, the views are simply stunning.
There’s no denying Italian food is to die for, so you can practice your “‘til death do us part” while slurping up spaghetti or munching on a margarita. There are so many iconic landmarks in Italy, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Colosseum in Rome and The Trevi Fountain, all of which have delicious eateries right on their doorstep so you can dine in style.
Thanks to these breathtaking landmarks, you won’t be short of picture perfect backdrops for your proposal, in fact, everywhere you turn will provide you with the best scenery and architecture. Head to Venice to pop the question while floating along the canals on a gondola, the Amalfi Coast for some amazing coastal views or Sorrento to get down on one knee in front of romantic architecture.
TUI BLUE Nastro Azzuro
Perched above Sorrento, the luxurious TUI BLUE Nastro Azzuro has stunning views across the Bay of Naples. The adults only hotel doesn’t hold back when it comes to the facilities and boasts two pools, a rooftop bar, an international restaurant plus A La Carte dining.
For an extra touch of luxury, you can upgrade your room to a superior room, and can choose from partial or sea views. The local village of Colli di Fontanalle is just 1.5km away, perfect for an evening stroll back to the hotel after sampling the local cuisine.
If you want to spend all your time in this fabulous resort (we wouldn’t blame you!), then you will be happy to know you can enjoy the hotel’s spa and wellness facilities. You will find a sauna, a large indoor hot-tub and a fitness studio, as well as treatment rooms perfect for couples.
Legend has it that Cyprus is the home country of The Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. If you’re looking for a romantic proposal destination, then this idyllic island is a great choice. During your visit, visiting Aphrodite’s Rock is a must – located on the southwest coast of Paphos, the geological formation of rocks is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite.
Cape Greco, Ayia Napa, is home to what has been dubbed as ‘Love Bridge’. This natural bridge is found right at the headland and is part of a nature trail called Sea Caves. In the centre of the bridge is a perfect place to get down on one knee, and make sure you have someone to capture the moment!
Thanks to the miles and miles of coastline, you will find plenty of spots along the beach to watch the sunset in Cyprus. Whether you choose to stay on Larnaca’s more lively side, or on Paphos’ slower pace sands, you will have a wealth of Blue Flag beaches to pick from.
TUI BLUE Atlantica Sea Breeze
TUI BLUE Atlantica Sea Breeze is the perfect adults only retreat in Cyprus’ quaint town of Protaras. There’s an abundance of shops and restaurants closeby for the days when you feel ready to peel yourself off a sunlounger.
The main restaurant is a buffet style eatery, with two themed evenings a week. There’s also an A La Carte restaurant, with themed evenings that revolve around the likes of seafood, sunsets and local specialities.
The puddle shaped pool is lined with plenty of loungers, daybeds and parasols by the water and there’s even a swim-up bar for that extra touch of luxury! Speaking of luxury, you can upgrade your room here to enjoy a jacuzzi on your private terrace, perfect for a dip with your new fiance.
If you’re planning a winter proposal, but can picture it on a sandy beach, then you will be spoilt for choice in Cape Verde. Cape Verde’s islands boast year round glorious weather and there’s so many enticing reasons why your proposal here will be unforgettable.
Is your other half a wildlife lover? Did you know, between August and December, you can spot turtles laying their eggs on the beach and the eggs hatching? Imagine getting down on one knee amidst little loggerhead turtles running to the sea – so cute.
The two most popular islands in Cape Verde are Sal and Boa Vista, but you can explore other islands in your surroundings with ease. For the adventurers among us, these sunny isles are jam-packed with watersports and activities to enjoy, and they have the makings for an epic proposal! Take your other half out to sea on a jet ski and pop the question while bobbing on the waters, but maybe use a dummy ring, just in case!
TUI BLUE Cabo Verde
TUI BLUE Cabo Verde has an amazing beachfront location and is an adults only hotel, making your proposal break extra special and geared towards 1-1 time with your other half. The hotel has two pools with accompanying sun loungers, and a poolside bar serving drinks and snacks throughout the day.
The dining options here include a buffet restaurant, as well as three A La Cartes. You can take your pick between the Culinarium restaurant or the Asian with Teppanyaki tables. You can also eat at an authentic Italian eatery over at the neighbouring Melia Llana.
If you fancy upgrading your room, then swim-up rooms and oceanfront rooms with a jacuzzi are available, offering the perfect spot for an intimate and memorable proposal.
If your dream proposal involves getting down on one knee in front of stunning sunsets and endless turquoise waters, then Santorini should be at the top of your list. Towns here like Oia have perfect views across the ocean and quaint white buildings with blue roofs spilling down the cliffside.
Santorini quickly gained itself a reputation as the island of love, thanks to its extensive list of luxury hotels and resorts, many of which offering amazing add ons like private pool rooms and swim up suites.
As well as being a beautiful proposal destination, Santorini is also an ideal place for a honeymoon, meaning once you’ve tied the knot with your other half, you can both return to the island as newly weds. This will be a lovely way to remember the special proposal, and you can even return to the exact spot you chose to pop the question.
TUI BLUE Meltemi
Looking for a hotel that oozes luxury everywhere you look? Then TUI BLUE Meltemi is the place for you. With an al fresco yoga spot, a gourmet eatery and a trio of classy bars, this hotel sets the bar high.
TUI BLUE Meltemi boasts three outdoor pools and two snack bars closeby so you can relax all day by the pool knowing everything you need is only a stone’s throw away. In the evening, the lobby bar and terrace bar are the go-to spots for an evening tipple.
The buffet restaurant is this hotel’s main eatery, with an A La Carte spot on the menu too. You will need to book your spot in the A La Carte, and you can dine here once a week during your stay – perfect for a celebratory evening after popping the question.
For a truly unforgettable proposal, a long haul destination like Thailand is sure to capture the attention of your other half. Thailand’s scenery ranges from exotic beaches to luscious jungles both of which are brimming with exciting locations for a proposal.
In Thailand, the hospitality is second to none, and resorts are more than happy to accommodate special requests, where possible. Picture a rose petal scattered room with a chilled bottle of fizz and a floating breakfast in your private pool! Make sure to call the hotel in advance if you’d like to arrange something special.
Thanks to the jaw-dropping views across Thailand, there are so many special spots you can find that are perfect for a memorable proposal. Day trips can take you around waterfalls and to private beaches, so pop the ring in your pocket and pick your perfect spot!
TUI BLUE Khao Lak Resort
TUI BLUE Khao Lak Resort can be found in a prime spot along Khao Lak Beach and has four pools and two restaurants. When designing the hotel, couples have been at the forefront of plans, with king-size beds and matching fluffy bathrobes in all rooms.
For something extra special, couples can upgrade to swim-up rooms so you can roll out of bed and dip straight into the inviting waters. There are also beachfront treatment huts, big enough for two, perfect for a relaxing Thai massage after asking that all important question.
Gourmet dishes are served in the A La Carte eatery, and you can sample local fare in the beachfront restaurant, which has a terrace overlooking the beach – perfect proposal backdrop? Check! When you want a change of scenery, Khao Lak’s town centre is a 15 minute stroll away, where you’ll find everything from traditional Thai to burger and steak joints.
Is Love In The Air?
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