This engagement season create the most unforgettable proposal from the destinations of a lifetime. We have rounded up some of the most beautiful and romantic spots to get engaged from hotels across the globe.
Le Sereno is an icon of understated luxury, sitting on the Grand Cul De Sac of St. Barth’s. An intimate, beachfront hotel, this hotel becomes a beacon for modern romance. Le Sereno prides itself on its commitment to privacy and luxury, making it the perfect destination to plan your romantic surprise.
Perfect proposal spots include:
- Le Grand Cul de Sac: Plan a proposal on the Grand Cul-de Sac, on the white-sand beaches while the sun sets. To celebrate, head to the Plage to pop champagne. Sit under the shade of the coconut trees and dine with your feet in the sand while enjoying the beachfront view.
- On the deck of a private villa: Each one of the hotel’s three villas offers a furnished poolside deck and heated private pools overlooking the magnificent views over the Grand Cul-de Sac
Hotel Cala di Volpe (A Luxury Collection Hotel) – Sardinia, Italy
Stretching out over the bay like a timeless village and seemingly sculpted by the wind, the Hotel Cala di Volpe embodies a glamorous elegance immersed between the colors and scents of the sea. A masterpiece of elegance opened in the 1960’sand designed by Jacques Couëlle, has been marvelously reinterpreted by 4BI & Associés through 71 contemporary rooms and suites, an enhanced lobby and bar, and an uplifted arrival experience. Hotel Cala di Volpe is a world apart, a five-star legend widely recognized as the lifestyle authority of the Mediterranean.
Plan an unforgettable proposal at Matsuhisa Beach, a restaurant situated by the pristine beach of Hotel Cala di Volpe that brings the exotic flavors of world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa by the beach of the Hotel. With magnificent views over the Li Itriceddi beach and majestic sunsets, it is one of the most elegant and panoramic places in Costa Smeralda.
Canoe Place Inn & Cottages – Hampton Bays, New York
Canoe Place Inn & Cottages, the Long Island landmark situated in the waterfront hamlet of Hampton Bays, New York, is a lush, canal-front enclave featuring luxury accommodations, regionally inspired restaurants, and a beautifully renovated grand ballroom and pavilion. The site of America’s oldest inn, Canoe Place has hosted travelers and gatherings for hundreds of years. Canoe Place blends the comforts and intimacy of a family home with the amenities of a boutique seaside resort, all meticulously designed as a gathering place for visitors and local residents. On site amenities include a heated pool, fitness center, private boat slips, and exclusive beach shuttle. Good Ground Tavern, helmed by Relais & Château Chef Ülfet Ralph, is a Mediterranean inspired indoor and outdoor restaurant centered around open fire cooking, house-made pastas and pizzas, and a focus on local seafood and ingredients, perfect for an intimate celebratory dinner with a loved one.
Hammetts Hotel – Newport, Rhode Island
A new kind of hotel on the Newport waterfront where guests can feel the footprint of the city’s historic past, carefully blended with the aesthetic of a modern yacht club. With a subtle nod to the city’s turn of the century mercantile wharfs in its design and decor, the hotel conveys quality while being engineered for simplicity and easy use. Guests will feel a sense of belonging with no air of pretension or exclusivity. Also, on site is Giusto – a freestyle Italian restaurant located on the waterfront. Pop the champagne while taking in breathtaking sunset views of Newport’s marina to celebrate a milestone moment.
Casa de Campo is a stunning 7,000-acre resort and private gated community in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This tropical playground features a unique array of amenities, including an expansive marina, tennis and polo facilities, a world-class shooting center, three championship golf courses and so much more. With breathtaking sea views and home to the one-of-a-kind 16th century replica Mediterranean village, Altos de Chavón Casa de Campo is a paradise for couples to get away, explore, and experience pure seclusion for any romantic gesture.
Conceived as a pillar of Manhattan’s renowned Floral District, the 250-key hotel offers expansive living spaces filled with bespoke furnishings and artwork alongside breathtaking views across the city’s most iconic sights. The hotel boasts legendary restaurants and bars by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés, including Zaytinya, The Bazaar, a new iteration of the high-end avant-garde dining destination opening later in 2022, and Nubeluz, a rooftop bar where guests can drink 500 feet in the air. For events and gatherings, the hotel offers over 10,000 square feet of event space spanning two floors, including a private outdoor terrace. The hotel also houses the signature 6,800 sq ft Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Center, featuring eight treatment rooms, sauna & steam rooms, and exclusive treatment offerings in partnership with Augustinus Bader.
Located 8 miles north of Tulum in a secluded bay, the hotel is designed to give guests a deep connection with Tulum’s distinctive landscape and to honor its cultural traditions. Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya boasts diverse dining options including five restaurants as well as six bars and lounges featuring globally inspired cuisine, and the Conrad Spa Tulum, a wellness refuge nestled within lush mangroves where guests can enjoy a wide range of services inspired by the legends of the Mayan gods and traditional Mexican herbalism.
Set directly on the shores of the Pacific with spectacular beachfront views over Bahia de Banderas and the tropical forests of the Sierra Madre Mountains, the resort offers an ideal romantic getaway. Surrounded by natural beauty and rich culture, each of Hilton Vallarta’s 444 rooms and suites features a private balcony that overlooks the spectacular oceanfront views. For couples seeking romance, the hotel not only offers an unparallel setting and amenities but boasts an adult’s only wing with its own pool, complete with a Martini bar making this the ideal destination for couples to gather and relax. During the day relax and have a spa day full of rejuvenation and relaxation in the resort's spa complete with a steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pools, Jacuzzis and temperature-controlled showers or take advantage of your surroundings and chill by one of the pools or go into town and enjoy a wide variety of shops, galleries, contemporary sculptures, and unique restaurants.
The Four Diamond luxury hotels surrounds guests with the romance, grace and charm of a grand hacienda. The bridge that connects Omni La Mansión del Rio and Mokara Hotel and spa sets the scene for the most charming proposal in all of San Antonio right above the famed San Antonio Riverwalk. Celebrate the engagement afterwards by booking a room at Mokara Hotel & Spa’s Spa Room with Private Balcony and explore the following romantic packages perfect for you and your fiancé:
- Romance package: Experience love and luxury at Omni Hotels & Resorts. Enjoy a bottle of Sparkling wine paired with artisanal chocolates, late check-out and more, all specially arranged by our concierge to ensure your stay is the perfect romantic getaway.
- Mokara Simple Spa package: Indulgence and pampering are just steps away from your room at the award winning, 17,000 square-foot Mokara Spa featuring 18 private spa treatment rooms, separate men's and women's sanctuary lounges and facilities. Each registered guest will enjoy a $100 spa credit to apply on any combination of spa services. Mokara Spa Menu.
The Ultimate Elopement with Thanda Island
Gather closest friends and family and escape to Thanda Island for a paradisiacal private island wedding. Situated 30km from mainland Tanzania, the heart-shaped island is a picture-perfect setting to say ‘I do’ atop soft white sand, with 5.5 hectares of beach and lush jungle available exclusively for the celebrations. The island’s luxurious villa and traditional Tanzanian Bandas can host the happy couple and 16 of their nearest and dearest, with a warm and welcoming team available to make guests’ wildest dreams a reality, whether it’s a decadent reception in the style of a Swahili feast, making an impactful entrance by traditional Arab dhow boat or planting a commemorative coral that will support marine life for years to come. Exclusive use of Thanda Island costs from USD 33,000 per night (approx. £27,000; minimum stay five nights). To book and for further information visit: thandaisland.com.
An Intimate Affair with Riad Elegancia
For a magical ceremony to remember, venture to one of the world’s most enchanting destinations with Riad Elegancia. Set in the heart of Marrakech, the 11-key riad is available to rent for private hire providing a vibrant back-drop for an intimate celebration with nearest and dearest. Toast to married life on the riad’s expansive rooftop terrace, which boasts 360-degree views of the ancient medina and bustling souks beneath. Complete with a tranquil pool, the terrace is a destination in its own right and can be transformed from ceremony to reception, where guests are inviting to sip on freshly shaken cocktails as the sun sets over the Red City. A stone’s throw away from sister property La Maison Arabe, bridal parties will also have access to the boutique hotel’s spa, with traditional and contemporary treatments on offer to prepare couples for the special day. Price upon request, to book and for further information visit: https://www.cenizaro.com/lamaisonarabe/riadelegancia
Beachside Bliss with The Residence Zanzibar
Those looking to venture further afield to say tie the knot can head for an African Adventure with The Residence Zanzibar. The secluded hideaway is set on a palm-fringed kilometre of sugar-white coastline in the island’s southwest. The lush, forested estate is complete with 66 luxurious villas, each with its own swimming pool and terrace, which make the perfect accommodation for guests to unwind before the special day. The resort’s crown jewel, ceremonies can take place between the glass-walled infinity pool and Indian ocean, to the soundtrack of lapping waves. Personalised to perfection, ceremonies here are overseen by dedicated wedding and event planners who bring every last detail together to create wonderful memories, be it a pre-wedding pamper in the expansive spa or a post-ceremony seafood BBQ on the castaway island of Pungwe. Villas start from £461 per night on a bed & breakfast basis, to book and for further information visit: https://www.cenizaro.com/theresidence/zanzibar
A Mediterranean Celebration with Aiyanna Ibiza
Aiyanna Ibiza is the island’s most in demand coastal wedding destination with its uninterrupted views over the sparkling Mediterranean, making it the perfect place to say ‘I do’. Available for exclusive hire up to 140 guests, the decor is the epitome of Ibiza’s laid-back luxe style and is completely at one with its beautiful natural surroundings providing the perfect setting for any special event. And with a bold, fresh Mediterranean menu featuring organic produce grown in Aiyanna’s own garden, the dining options can be designed to suit your tastes combined with expertly made cocktails and specially selected wines. Price upon request, to book and for further information visit: https://www.aiyannaibiza.com/
An Opulent Occasion with Velaa Private Island
A drop of splendour within the heart of the Indian Ocean, Velaa Private Island is an idyllic romantic backdrop for couples to exchange their vows. Marrying style, beauty and unparalleled service, this exclusive resort offers couples wonderful wedding packages, surpassing their wildest dreams for a truly magical and memorable day. Each package offers a range of traditional wedding inclusions, as well as a tailored array of luxury island experiences to suit every couple. From spa treatments at the brand new Velaa Spa and champagne from Velaa’s world-class wine cellar to romantic gourmet experiences at any of Velaa’s signature dining establishments, newlyweds can ensure they can fully enjoy their momentous day without a worry in the world. Catering for weddings of any size, the accommodation at Velaa Private Island is second to none. Price available upon request, to book and for further information, visit: https://www.velaaprivateisland.com/
A Sun-Filled Ceremony with Gennadi Grand Resort & Lindos Village Resort & Spa, Rhodes
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, idyllic beaches, rich cultural experiences and the historic charm of Lindos Village, Rhodes is an ideal place for a destination wedding. From intimate chapel ceremonies at Lindos Village Resort & Spa to family-friendly beachfront rituals at Gennadi Grand Resort. Rhodes is a place like no other to tie the knot, a destination famous for its serene sunsets and breath-taking beauty. Couples can ease their nerves before their big day at the spa with a couple’s spa treatment, a selection of unique facials or tailored massages, as well use of the sauna and hot tub facilities. For more information, please contact email@example.com
And for an extra special touch…
Avoid arduous delays and cancellations by making like the A-list and chartering a private jet for the ultimate luxury wedding experience. With access to over 50,000 aircraft, no request is too great for global aircraft provider Air Charter Service. The team can perfectly match brides and grooms with a jet to suit their bespoke needs, with 130 aircraft types to choose from, and VIP access across the globe. For more information, visit https://www.aircharter.co.uk/