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The Ultimate Places to Pop the Question

When it comes to proposing, planning is key. After all, if the timing and setting is right, you’ll be retelling the story for years to come. From famous landmarks to scenic backdrops, we’ve done the hard work for you and listed the ultimate places to get down on one knee, followed by the most inventive settings and romantic hotels to celebrate in.

Santorini

Why?

Santorini is not only Greece’s most romantic destination, but it’s also one of the world’s. Crowned with whitewashed buildings and blue domes edged into the cliffside, this picturesque island brings those postcard views to life.

Where?

This Greek gem is full of idyllic spots, but one place that stands out is Agios Nikolaos Chapel on the Megalochori caldera. The views from here are unbeatable, not to mention the rock of the caldera with its heart-shaped carving in it – a real romantic touch.

For another magical setting, there are plenty of dining spots which offer views over Santorini’s breath-taking landscape. Now pair this with one of the most beautiful sunsets on the earth and you’ve got proposal perfection.

Where to stay

Majestic Hotel is the full package, yes it comes with views over the caldera, but that’s only a segment of what it has to offer. This 4* A La Carte property also has three pools and an outdoor terrace ideal for celebratory drinks.

Majestic Hotel

Thira, Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

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Venice

Why?

While it may seem a little cliche, Venice glows with romance. Made up of stunning bridges, gothic architecture and an ornate square, there’s not a bad view here. But there’s one thing that makes this city unique, and that’s the fact it has an impressive 170 canals.

Where?

You can’t go to Venice without taking a gondola ride, so we suggest you use this as an opportunity to get down on one knee. Make it extra special and time it so you ask the big question under the Bridge of Sighs. Those who kiss under here are said to stay together forever – surely this stands for a proposal too?

Nothing is more beautiful than Venetian nights, so if a gondola ride isn’t your style, you can always head to St. Mark’s Square after dark for a less-crowded experience. Plus, its orchestras and lighting will help create an idyllic ambiance.

Where to stay

Almar Jesolo Resort and Spa is a fantastic place to stay if you’re looking for all-out luxury. Although it’s positioned in Lido di Jesolo, it’s close enough to visit Venice. A stand-out pool area, slick interiors and private beach give this hotel the edge. And if you want more time in Venice, you can always book an overnight stay.

Almar Jesolo Resort and Spa

Lido di Jesolo, Venetian Riviera, Italy

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Walt Disney World Florida

Why?

There are so many ways to say ‘I love you’, but nothing seems to come close to the magic of Walt Disney World. Home to Cinderella’s castle and known for its happily-ever-afters, this is the ultimate fairy-tale location.

Where?

The obvious choice would be in front of Cinderella’s iconic castle. This is likely to be crowded, so don’t be surprised if you have people in the background of your photographs. Alternatively, there are also quieter spots around the castle like Cinderella’s Wishing Well for example.

For something a little different you could always propose on a ride, a tame one if you’re travelling as a couple though. Or, if you’re holidaying as a group use the ride photos to ask the question, and by that we mean holding up small paper signs.

Where to stay

Disney Animal Kingdom has ‘special stay’ written all over it. Forget Florida, this hotel will feel like you’ve landed in Africa with its safari balcony views. Here, you’ll look out over zebras and giraffes, as well as enjoying perks like a bus to Disney and pool complete with a waterslide.

Disney Animal Kingdom

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Morocco

Why?

From the aromas, sounds and sights, Morocco’s intriguing city Marrakech will certainly wow your partner. Lose yourself in Jemaa el-Fna and stumble across storytellers and musicians or seek out the city’s natural side with a trip to the stunning Atlas Mountains and Jardin Majorell, the most recognised gardens in Marrakech.

Where?

Enjoy a sunset or sunrise viewing with a difference and take a hot air balloon ride above the stunning Atlas Mountains and Moroccan desert. You can also organise a private flight if you want it to be more intimate, but whatever you do, don’t forget to bring the champagne to toast your proposal.

Cascades d’Ouzoud is another great proposal spot. As the highest waterfalls in Morocco this stunning natural attraction is a bit of a distance from Marrakech, but trust us the journey will be worth it! We suggest taking the path down to the bottom for the best views.

Where to stay

Medina Gardens is a great pick for Marrakech holidays. As an adult-only property it’s ideal for couples, not to mention it comes with in-room hot tubs – the ultimate upgrade for a romantic trip.

Medina Gardens

Marrakech, Morocco

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Cuba

Why?

Cuba and romance go together like a horse and a carriage, whether it’s the delights of Varadero and its fine stretches of delicate sand, or Havana’s outgoing seafront – this Caribbean hotspot should be high on your list of places to propose.

Where?

Opt for a retro proposal in Havana and take a tour of the city from the back seat of a vintage convertible, beats a fancy restaurant any day, right?

If you prefer something less urban, there are always the luxurious resorts of Varadero, most with their own slice of beautiful sand. If you want a sense of seclusion go for a lengthy evening stroll along the beach, this will give you plenty of time to pluck up the courage.

Where to stay

Royalton Hicacos is a great base for Cuba holidays with its five restaurants, beachfront setting and stand-out pool scene, plus it’s reserved for adults. What’s more, this hotel comes as part of Thomson’s twin centre package, so you can pair it with a stay in Havana too.

Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa

Varadero, Caribbean, Cuba

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Croatia

Why?

Love is always in the air in Dubrovnik, and there’s no wonder with its romantic restaurants and sweeping backdrops. Throw in Adriatic Sea views and marble coated streets and you’ve got one of the most beautiful settings in Europe.

Where?

As I’m sure you’re aware much of Dubrovnik’s shimmering landscape was used for the hit TV series Game of Thrones. So if you and your partner are a fan of the show, you can seal the deal at the real King’s Landing locations dotted across the city. These include the walls and the Jesuit Steps.

Prefer something a little more secluded? The island of Lokrum at sunset is just the place. Floating just across from the Old Town, this tranquil natural reserve is an out-of-the-way spot with bags of charm. Now, pack a picnic, find the perfect piece of rock, and you’re good to go. But whatever you do, don’t forget the ring!

Where to stay

More Hotel may be a taxi ride from the centre, but it’s well worth it. Take advantage of a sea-facing gourmet restaurant wedged into the cliffside and an impressive pool area complete with plenty of sunloungers. But the biggest highlight has to be the natural cave bar – enjoy a cold drink inside the hotel’s very own grotto.

More Hotel

Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik and Islands, Croatia

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Lapland

Why?

Lapland certainly has the wow-factor when it comes to couples getaways. Snuggle into your partner beside a cosy log fire, gaze at the Northern Lights or take things up a notch and drive a snowmobile together – you can’t beat a festive proposal.

Where?

Who needs fireworks when you have the Northern Lights? As one of nature’s most spellbinding displays, this has to be the greatest proposal idea there is. And if that wasn’t special enough, go all out and write ‘will you marry me in the snow’.

Another idea is a private husky safari. This off-the-beaten path adventure will see you ride past snow-topped forests and icy lakes, and the best part is it’s all planned for you. Just make sure you don’t lose the ring when the speed picks up.

Where to stay

Winter Wonderland Hotel and Log Cabins are cosy from head-to-toe. Set among mounds of snow and forest, this cabin-style hotel comes with all your main amenities from a buffet restaurant to festive activities and marshmallow-toasting. For some over-the-top luxury, book a deluxe cabin complete with your own private hot tub.

Winter Wonderland Hotel and Log Cabins

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

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Las Vegas

Why?

Las Vegas may not strike you as the most romantic place to propose, but you’d be surprised. In fact, this buzzing city is full of dreamy locations. It’s not every day you come across grand casinos, desert sunsets and swanky hotels – yes, Vegas is quite the backdrop.

Where?

As one of the most iconic landmarks in Sin City, find a spot with fewer tourists and get down on one knee in front of the Bellagio Fountains – now that’s an impressive proposal photo!

Want to take things to new heights? Take the flight of a lifetime and enjoy views of Vegas’ illuminated strip from the window of a helicopter. This trip for two lasts around 30 minutes, giving you plenty of time to pick the right moment.

Where to stay

Westgate Las Vegas is spot on when it comes to Las Vegas holidays. Close to the strip and fairly priced, this stylish hotel has everything you’ll need during your time in Sin City. In true Vegas fashion, you’ll have an on-site casino, tribute act shows and a buffet-style restaurant.

Westgate Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Sri Lanka

Why?

Secluded beaches, ancient ruins and elephant a sanctuaries, Sri Lanka has mass appeal. This place comes with an exotic feel given its position in the world, but don’t worry, the locals will make you feel right at home. That said – proposals don’t get much more unique than Sri Lanka.

Where?

Head for the 200-metre-high Sigiriya Rock at sunset or sunrise and avoid the tourists. This way, you’ll get to enjoy a more intimate experience, and even if there are a few people, you’re bound to feel like the only ones.

If that doesn’t take your fancy, experience the wilder side of the country and visit an elephant sanctuary. Not only will you get up close and personal with them, but you’ll also be able to say you popped the question next to one of nature’s most majestic creatures.

Where to stay

Suriya is ideal for a post-proposal stay. You only have to look at its setting to see that this hotel is in an enviable spot. Situated on the beach with river bungalows, this is the ultimate escape. You can even share a double over-water cabana with your partner for a deluxe sunbathing experience.

Suriya

Waikkal, Sri Lanka

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Now, all you have to do is decide on your wedding location.

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